Thursday, July 28, 2016

2016 Film Reel

Jay Machado Hard Surface Modeling/Texture Painting Reel 2016 from Jay Machado on Vimeo.

I'm doing an Alumni Panel at Gnomon next week so I cut together this reel of my film work since I've been at ILM.

I would like to note that the Millennium Falcon was a collaboration of artists.  Dave Fogler supervised and did the blocking and proportions, Landis Fields blocked in the cockpit, Masa Narita (a fellow Gnomonite!) modeled the ramp, landing gear, saucer trench greeblies, docking ring greeblies and 4 of the access pits' greeblies.  I was responsible for the armor plating, the dish, the quad cannons, the hull and mandible greeblies and the other 9 access pits' greeblies.  I was really fortunate to take this asset to the finish line but unfortunately part of the reason I was able to work so much on it was Harrison Ford's injury which slowed production down.  The early initial blocking of the X-wing was also done by Landis but most of that asset is my work.  Textures on both the Falcon and X-Wing were done by Aaron Wilson.  The trench was an awesome collaboration between me and a few members of the generalist department here including Mike Wood, Joshua Ong and Votch Levi.  And finally the oscillator walls wouldn't have made it on screen without the help and guidance of environment artist extraordinaire Carlos Munoz.

One thing I didn't have time to include was my work from Noah on the Genesis sequence:

I modeled the creatures from the single cell to the last reptile.  The mammals were done by another artist.  Since this is a very long shot and creature work isn't really my forte I decided to leave it out of the reel, but here it is for posterity.

Thanks for watching!