Well this week has been one for nostalgia! I began the week getting back to my roots doing a little lithic illustration for Dene Wright at the University of Glasgow, there’s something quite therapeutic and calming about using a pencil again. Then later in the week I began rendering out some scenes from the Bodiam animation I was working on during my masters last year for Graeme Earl and Matthew Johnson.
It’s been a great little exercise in reminding myself how to use 3ds Max again, it’s been a while. It also reminded me how frustrating 3d lighting can be sometimes, I spent most of yesterday trying to make candle flames with no luck, natural light it is then! Coming back to old project it’s always tempting to completely change everything, especially given that when I produced this reconstruction I was still very much learning the software. There’s so much I’d still like to add, characters being one of them, but I just don’t have the time right now….one day!
For some current work on Bodiam Castle check out good friend Catriona Cooper’s brilliant research blog.