1. Hexeosiversary 9 - SeaPunk Version

    High Quality Version Here: http://imgur.com/gallery/ujrNf

    This is the second camera angle in the set for the SeaPunk post processing version of the design I created to celebrate hexeosis posting wonderful GIFs to the internets for a whole year already.

    This GIF is one in a set named “Hexeosiversary”, a tribute to one of the GIF world’s heroes, Hexeosis.

     

  2. Hexeosiversary 8 - SeaPunk Version

    High Quality Version Here: http://imgur.com/gallery/ujrNf

    This is a post processing variation of this design, which I created to celebrate the 1 year anniversary of designer hexeosis starting to post GIFs to the internets.

    Boy oh boy do I love post-processing! I recently changed my workflow so that Blender now outputs its renders with each render pass saved into its own channel in an OpenEXR Multi-Layer file.

    Pro: Now I have like 36 new channels to play with for each rendered frame, and a zillion more options in the post processing step of my creation process.

    Con: Nothing but Blender’s compositing system reads these files with the Multi-Layer information, Including the Blender Animation Preview window. Wtf. So I need to build a whole post-processing scene just to get an animated preview of something that may have just taken hours to render already.

    To me, It’s an inconvenience that’s well worth the effort trade off. No idea what I’m talking about? Prepare your brain splatter guard, and watch this EXCELLENT VIDEO TUTORIAL about how to use each of the render passes that Blender’s Cycles render engine can output.

    What do render passes have to do with the SeaPunk variation of this design? Well, I had already completed the render for the previous GIFs and had these Multi-Layer EXRs laying around. I wondered what playing with some of those new passes would yield, and by just throwing the Mist pass, the Emit pass, the Ambient Occlusion pass, and one cup of Butter together in a pot, I produced most of what you’re seeing here in about two minutes.

    What is SeaPunk? You’ve probably never even heard of it. I don’t understand it. I guess it’s like Punk + Emo + Hipster, so it would sound like “Soft, Obscure, Misunderstood, Rage”? I don’t even. Google’s Image Search seems to think it has colors similar to this image.

    This GIF is one in a set named “Hexeosiversary”, a tribute to one of the GIF world’s heroes, Hexeosis.

     

  3. Hexeosiversary 9

    High Quality Version Here: http://imgur.com/gallery/riJAw

    This is another camera angle in the scene I built to help celebrate Hexeosis’s 1 year anniversary of making awesome GIFs. Sooo pretty.

    This GIF is one in a set named “Hexeosiversary”, a tribute to one of the GIF world’s heroes, Hexeosis.

     

  4. Happy Tumblrversary, Hexeosis!

    High Quality Version Here: http://imgur.com/gallery/riJAw

    Last week, I read that Hexeosis is celebrating a one year Tumblrversary this month! I’ve been inspired by Hexeosis so many times, I decided that I should help celebrate that milestone myself - so I whipped up some fresh new designs, and I’m really pleased with this work!

    Congrats Hexeosis, every one of your works has inspired countless other designers and hexagon appreciators everywhere, so this is for you! I can’t wait to see what kinds of designs you create in this coming year!

    This GIF is one in a set named “Hexeosiversary”, a tribute to one of the GIF world’s heroes, Hexeosis.

     

  5. Reflecto-Dome 3

    High Quality Version Here: http://imgur.com/gallery/RRckN

    Turns out that this series works really well with EDM background music.

    This GIF is one in a set named “Reflecto-Dome

     

  6. Reflecto-Dome 5

    High Quality Version Here: http://imgur.com/gallery/RRckN

    Turns out that this series works really well with EDM background music.

    This GIF is one in a set named “Reflecto-Dome

     

  7. Reflecto-Dome 4

    High Quality Version Here: http://imgur.com/gallery/RRckN

    Turns out that this series works really well with EDM background music.

    This GIF is one in a set named “Reflecto-Dome

     

  8. The Green Nebula’s eye

    Higher quality version here: http://imgur.com/gallery/lpCtYGT

    Yeah, I’m still not done with the space overlay theme. I feel like this idea had a little more potential, but I didn’t know how to get it there from where it is now. For the moment, I have to post it so I can move on. Perhaps I will revisit it later.

    This design actually came from the same blend file and shared most of its compositing setup with a GIF I posted earlier today named "You’ve Got Stars in Your Eyes".

     

  9. You’ve Got Stars in Your Eyes

    High quality version here: http://imgur.com/gallery/62RrBza

    Now that I get to posting this one, I realize that you can look at this design in a few different ways:

    1. Those are the eyes of a wicked awesome space creature, and they emit light that looks like space.
    2. Those are the holes in a mask(don’t ask why it’s blinking)- they are letting light in through them, and you’re looking through them on the backside.
    3. Stop over-analyzing things.
    4. Okay.

    Just for fun, here are a few of my other “space masking” designs in case you missed any of them. I’m totally re-using the same space image that I made for the first one over and over again, and I’m perfectly okay with that - it looks great in so many use cases.

     

  10. Warm Colors Knot

    High quality version here: http://imgur.com/gallery/bTDJ6HG

    Remember when I created the Zipper Knot?) Well, this is what I had been shooting for. Though, now that it’s made, it’s not as awesome as I thought it would be, but I did learn a few things about working with Blender’s bezier curves objects and their oddly non-uniform UV coordinate distrobution along the way. More in the ‘Knot’ series to come.

    This piece was inspired by the beauty that is the album artwork for Above and Beyond’s album titled “Group Therapy”.

    This GIF is one in a set named “Knot