NEWS

Check out my first Cinema 4D to MAYA 2017 Tutorial Series

I am delighted to say that Autodesk have released the first of three tutorial series which I have created to show Cinema 4D users the benefits of switching to MAYA 2017. The first tutorial series shows the basics of MAYA and concentrates on showing how using the MASH motion graphics system along with the Hardware Viewport 2.0 renderer can create motion graphics very quickly with great feedback and minimal render time.

SO SOHIATSU PHOTGRAPHY

Recently I was commissioned by Irene Elliot of So-Shiatsu to document one of her excellent Shiatsu classes. Mrs Creativebloke was the willing volunteer/model, and a great morning was had by all. To capture the essence of Irene's caring philosophy, the shoot was done with very minimal artificial lighting (a small LED panel to ping the eyes) and the rest we used the natural light within Irene's treatment room. This was the first professional job for the A7r2 in stills capacity and it shone as I am finding it usually does with most things that get thrown at it.

CHECK OUT MY FIRST AUTODESK MAYA AND REDSHIFT TUTORIAL IN THE LATEST 3D World

Yep you read that right, I am delighted to announce that I have had my first Autodesk Maya tutorial in the latest issue of 3D World magazine (Warcraft cover). In the tutorial I give both written and video tutorials on how to gain a basic understanding of how to use the amazing Biaised GPU render engine Redshift, while also trying to help if you are new to MAYA, which to be fair I still am. I even managed to get a bit of Substance Painter into the Tutorial as well.

I am loving the advances that MAYA 2016 EXT 2 is bringing to the mix...hallo MASH. Also in this issue find out what I think about the latest release of MODO 10.0 in the reviews section.

IF you want to know any more please do not hesitate to get in touch

Learn how to make this scene using MAYA and Reshift in the latest issue of 3D World

Learn how to make this scene using MAYA and Reshift in the latest issue of 3D World

MIKE GRIGGS SHOWREEL 2015

Hi Everyone, its November which is new showreel time........apparently. I am currently taking on projects into the new year, so if you want to know how I can help with your CGI needs, please get in touch!

Creativebloke joins Grammatik

Great news, Creativebloke is now officially working with Grammatik as their CGI consultant. Grammatik are a cutting edge marketing and PR agency working with some of the most exciting clients in tech and CGI so after informally working with them on work for Frankie, Ftrack  and AMD when they asked if Creativebloke could supply CGI consultancy and content creation in an official capacity............well I will let Tina answer for me :D

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Creativebloke carries on as normal, but working with Ian and the team at Grammatik opens creative opportunities which will benefit my existing client base as well, as this game is all about learning and meeting. 

The team from Grammatik will be at Siggraph, so look out for them and say that CreativeBloke sentcha!



See my MODO Environment tutorial in this months 3D world magazine

Hi everyone, just to let you know that in this month's 3D world Magazine (Assassins Creed cover, that I have a QA tutorial which deals with Environment setups in MODO. As usual theres a ton of other things in there, with a real focus on 3D printing, with some amazing examples of whats capable in 'the real world!', also make sure to claim your free copy of iClone 5.

See my Foundry training and X-Particles 3 Review in 3D World magazines

So I have been a bit remiss at letting you know where you can find my training, well in the past couple of 3D World Magazines, there has been work published. In issue #195 (Natalie Dormer cover) you can see my training on creating curved mattes in NUKE using alembic geometry.

 

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In the latest July Issue (Hulk is on the cover) #196. I give a quick example of how to setup a simple mograph scene in MODO, smething that has been bolstered by the recent release of MODO 901

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In the same issue there is also my review of X-Particles 3, which if you are a Cinema 4D owner you need to check out!.

Hope you like the articles and if you have any questions let me know!

RGBHQ - New site for Digital creatives with great Launch Competition

So, one of the reason's that this site has been so quiet recently, is that my spare time has been occupied with getting RGBHQ.com off the ground. This is a new site aimed at the digital creative setup by myself and the wonderful Rob Redman of Pariah Studios. To help get things started with a bang, we have a great launch competition featuring a range of prizes including a HP 27" Dreamcolour monitor, and licenses of Maxwell, Lightwave and the Substance suite.

So if you haven't already pop by and check out RGBHQ!

Creativebloke at NAB

Hi Everyone, sorry for the quietness, but have been busy both at work and setting up my new site with Rob Redman - RGBHQ.com, which will have some big announcements over the coming weeks...including prizes

In the meantime though, I am about to go and get on a Jet Plane and head to Vegas for NAB 2015, where I will be on the AMD booth showing how cool The Foundry's products run when powered by AMD Firepro's.

The AMD booth is at #SL9324 (south hall lower level) so pop by and say hi:).

New Work : Vertu Windows at Selfridges For ICON-WORLD

Hi everyone, I was lucky enough to be asked by Icon World to provide animated backdrops for Vertu at the world famous Selfridges store on London’s Oxford St. Created from stills provided by Icon and animated in After Effects, the backrops were placed on the 6mm pitch LED screens to help add some movement to the windows and let the Vertu Phones standout in the front of the display. The windows are on either side of the main entrance and are on until 21st Jan, so if you get the chance pop by. Thanks to Chloe at Icon World for two of the closeup pictures.

Generic Formula One Model now available to buy on Turbosquid at promotional price

Hi everyone, have decided to start making some old models available, starting with my trusty F1 Car, which is now available for $35 on Turbosquid for the first month when it will go up to $50, its available in its native MODO format, but I have also translated it into a native C4D format as well, which the other formats are converted form.

It is a handy to model to have, I always have a need for a Generic racing car and now you can too :D