Author coleman

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  • black mountain

    Sweeping vistas, marching woodlands, tumbling streams and incredible clifftops unfold as you wind your way along 400 miles of mountain roads.
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  • Makapu’u hike

    Just about every time I visit Honolulu, I take a drive over to the southeastern tip of the island of Oahu to enjoy the Makapu’u hike. To get there, if you’re driving from Honolulu read more

  • Storm chase mission 3

    My throat was tight. My breath shallow. My eyes stung from staring hard at the horizon. We were told to look for shadows in the water or for a fin, read more

  • X-Surfers World Tour

    Orange County’s most talented young surfers will take to the waves in Huntington Beach on August 2nd. In addition to gaining high-profile surfing experience, these young athletes look to gain valuable points read more

  • Conair Hair Clip Animation

    I recently created a hair clip animation for the Conair corporation. I rarely do hair animation and the hair tools in 3D Studio Max are pretty complex and kind of crappy. So I used poser to create the hair and body. The hair is actuality textured geometry that I manipulated using FFD’s.

    hair clip 01

    The hair clip was a fairly simple model but the rig was a little tricky to create. I built a bones rig for the clip and applied stretchy bones to the mid section. This would give the mid section a rubber band effect so the hair clip would stretch around the hair. Animating the clip to the hair was a little tricky, but I got to work. Pretty happy with the overall results.

  • 365

    There are four major types of waves. Rolling waves are the most familiar waves, and the type most surfers prefer because they break in a stable pattern. Dumping waves are more unpredictable read more

  • Backjoy Posture Sleep Pillow Animation

    I just finished this animation for a client called Backjoy . It was a little complex to create. I had to build a pillow with several layers and that would conform to a head as it moved about the pillow. I created the blue body in poser and rigged the body to a max rig. I also attached a 3d spine, artery’s, and veins to the rig. I then had to hand animate the head and then pillow with a FFD mod. I used After Effects for all the post production.

  • Varilite Animation Production

    Back in December of 2012 I created this animation production for Varilite cushions. This took about three months to produce. It was a huge project to complete and a great learning experience. I shot all the video using my HD Canon camera. All the 3D animation was created in 3D Studio Max 2012. Post production was done with After Effects.

  • Samsung GS3 and Note II Animation/NO SOUND

    This animation set was for a nationwide T-Mobile Spring campaign. We purchased the phones at Turbosquid and I setup and animated the devices using 3D Studio Max 2012. I created the screen animation in After Effects, then animated the pen over the top of the display. WDCW did all the post production effects.

  • Google Nexus Animation/NO SOUND

    This animation was for a nationwide T-Mobile Spring campaign. We purchased the phone at Turbosquid and I setup and animated the device. WDCW did all the post production.

  • T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy Zone Animation/NO SOUND

    This animation was for a nationwide T-Mobile Spring campaign. I worked on all the 3D for the animation. We purchased the phones at Turbosquid and I setup and animated the devices. I also built and animated the dandelion and the feathers. WDCW did all the 2D animation and post production.

  • Camping, S’mores & Hot Chocolate

    Are you a camper? Growing up, camping was something we looked forward to every summer. One of my favorite things about camping is making s’mores. read more

  • 3D Cubes for Holiday T-Mobile Store Campaign

    In November of 2012 I was offered the opportunity to create the art for the t-mobile holiday campaign. They wanted me to create a landscape of silver cubes. Pretty simple idea but it took a month to create. It was exciting to work on and see in person at the t-mobile store.

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  • Galaxy S III Ani for T-Mobile/No Sound

    Back in June 2012 I created this piece for T-Mobile of the Galaxy S III. They provided the model of the Galaxy S III for the animation. I was tasked with texturing, rigging, and animation of the device. WDCW worked on the post production of the piece.

  • The Storm

    The storm was upon us. The sail got pinned against the mast and the yard and boom bent back around at angles I’d never seen before. I thought they were about to break, but we headed up into the wind and dropped the main. read more

  • T-Mobile 2012 Spring Secondary and Center Island/No Sound

    I spent about a month producing this piece for T-Mobile. I modeled the phone, speakers, and did all the animation. Rendered using Mental Ray. The textures on the phone are actually pictures taken of the prototype. I seamed them all the together in max. Wong Doody did all the post production. It was a lot of fun creating the animation. This will be broadcast nation wide at all the T-Mobile stores.

    T-Mobile 2012 Spring Secondary/No Sound from coleman smith on Vimeo.

    T-Mobile Spring 2012-Center Island/No Sound from coleman smith on Vimeo.

  • Carly and Ducati Model

    Here some images I created for the T-Mobile Carly/Ducati campaign. The Ducati was purchased on Turbosquid. I created the Carly model in Poser 7 then imported it into max 2012. I then unwrapped and textured the models. I used the new iRay rendering engine in max for rendering. Works great with the new CUDA cards from NVIDIA. I just installed a new NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580 card in my BOXX workstation. It’s bad ass.

  • T-Mobile-2012-Spring Primary/No Sound

    For this project I had the opportunity to create a 3D version of Carly and the Ducati motorcycle. I used the 3D model for storyboards and the video below. All the 3D was created in 3D Studio Max 2012. Wong Doody did the post production work for the piece.

    T-Mobile-2012-Spring Primary/No Sound from coleman smith on Vimeo.

  • Mavericks

    When I go to describe something as remarkable as what I saw that day, I could only say it was a place of dreams. The water is crystalline clear, a mixture of opalescent colors and frosted with white tips. read more

  • Chasing Waves

    You are going to fall in the water. Your head will go under. Depending on how big a wave you fall on, it’ll be like falling into a cross between a cement mixer and a fast flowing river. read more

  • High Divide

    Check out my newest short film High Divide. Run-time: 11 min

  • T-Mobile Fall Primary

    I created all the 3d for this piece. No Audio. For nationwide in store display.

  • T-Mobile Fall Secondary

    I created all the 3d for this piece. No Audio. For nationwide in store display.

  • T-Mobile Winter Primary

    I created all the 3d for this piece. No Audio. For nationwide in store display.

  • T-Mobile Winter Secondary

    I created all the 3d for this piece. No Audio. For nationwide in store display.

  • Primo Animation V2

    Animation I created for the Primo Flavorstation 100. No Audio

  • Primo Animation V1

    Animation I created for the Primo Flavorstation 100. No Audio

  • Elos Animation

    This is a animation I created for the Elos hair removal system.