I have finally completed my first shiny new reel since 2009! Go Check it out and tell your friends! Jonathan Beals Demo Reel 2013 from Jonathan Beals on Vimeo.
Here’s a fun little project I got to head up doing look dev and lighting work. I’m sure there will be breakdowns and behind the scenes at some point after the full spot gets released later so stay tuned! Here … Continue reading
I have been having the need to convert an ior to it’s schlick’s approximation lately. I started getting really annoyed with having to pull out the calculator every time, so instead, I just created a network of utility nodes in … Continue reading
Presenting along with my company Hinge Digital and The Foundry tomorrow night at 6 pm at The Art Institute of Portland. Further Details here: http://www.vfxpdx.com/ #ImExcited!
Below is an image rendered in Mental Ray in Maya 2013. What is the difference between the football on the left and the one on the right? 8 hours of Render time. The only thing different between … Continue reading
As I’ve talked with many friends about aliasing/sampling issues, I’ve found that not everyone is on the same page (including my self), and unless you are an advanced user of Mental Ray, you’re not quite too sure where to begin … Continue reading
This used to be in my tutorials section, but there are so many tutorials out there, I didn’t see the need to write one up again. So instead, here is a wireframe script for maya and Mental Ray. It creates … Continue reading
It has been well over a year since I have posted anything, and as anyone in the industry knows, it is hard to find time to do anything outside of work. I planned on just nuking my site and blog … Continue reading