View Full Version : Anyone around Sydney or ACT/Canberra?

04 April 2008, 09:36 AM
Ey??? I doubt it, but no harm in asking! If you are, drop me a line, I'd love to meet or chat with any artists in the area!
Though my luck probably isn't good haha...

05 May 2008, 05:35 AM
I'm in Ballarat, Victoria - so not very close. :)

Just signed up as a paid member and was hoping to see some active discussion boards over here.

05 May 2008, 10:13 AM
Heh, I just signed up too, these 'members only' boards are a bit of a let down

05 May 2008, 01:41 PM
I was hoping to see some sort of get-together in Melbourne, as I'm only about an hour or so from there.

The last post I see mentioned Melbourne is June 2006. :(

How does one initiate a get-together or a one-day event in Melbourne? I'd love to go to either.

05 May 2008, 02:29 PM
Melbourne gets everything :(

I'm too far away I'm afraid. But if there were enough people into a melbourne meet up I'd definitely fly down.

05 May 2008, 09:35 PM
Hi Aith.. :wavey: Melbourne gets everything... except the Sydney Sunshine

What are you into atm?

05 May 2008, 09:11 AM
What are you into atm?

Your portfolio! What a king. Are you pro or what.

05 May 2008, 11:23 AM
Your portfolio! What a king. Are you pro or what.

:blush: Aww Shucks... I'm just a big kid playing with his fave toys

When I have to play grownups though I freelance and lecture

No really... Aside from making people smile... What do you do Aith?

05 May 2008, 11:34 AM
I'm a programming co-ordinator at channel ten... Though right at this moment I'm trying to bump up my portfolio, which is really hard when you work 48 hours a week!

Where do you lecture? I've really wanted to start a kind of information lecture thing about digital painting, it's so in the dark.

05 May 2008, 12:05 PM
Saw your deviations:eek: Absolutely enchanting paints

I lecture in Zbrush at Enmore every coupla months and teach 3d/ multimedia in the city 3 days/ week to feed the fam.

I agree, digital painting training pretty much only exists online atm... I have the D'Artiste books from ballistic, they're gold but don't know of any other places in Syd that are strong into it. There's definitely a market for it... I'd sign up

So what does a programming co-ordinator do?

05 May 2008, 12:42 PM
Thanks so much!

Yeah, they are great! Though I think the best thing for dig painting right now is imagineFX from the UK. I got into the december edition which was quite exciting!

They don't do anything interesting... Insert graphics, control certifications, pick music fillers and time out each day. You're lucky to be living the art- though your stuff is absolutely fine! I've always wanted to look into Zbrush... and unfortunately that is true about digital painting... Art teachers at uni's are extremely critical about it. I think maybe it's the perception that it's click and reap art, or that it's cheap photomanipulation + filters or something...

05 May 2008, 08:20 PM
Me searches ImagineFX and me wants...

Aaah the power!.. Your job sounds cool to me

I've always been a bit lucky with my work, luck is something I really hold to and I give back a whole lot to keep it coming... Your work is certainly, as I said, enchanting... I would be happy to help if you pick up Zbrush

lol @ the perception of what digi artists do... 'Doesn't the computer program just do it for you?.. ' Clinging desperately to what they know and refusing to embrace the inevitable.

Did you check the anim I'm working on in my sig? I'm having some real fun (and a little torment) there

If I have to grow up I wanna produce music vids... What about you? What does Aith see in her future?

05 May 2008, 10:26 AM
I really want to be a concept artist in film or games... Character design or anything I can get into.

Yeah I did! Your animations are quite good. The most I've ever done is the 3ds max still life animation tutorial- which I do everytime I decide I'm going to pick up 3d again and then inevitably quit haha

Yeah some kind of digital painting lecture/workshop would be awesome

05 May 2008, 10:12 PM
Wow!.. Concept artists are the unsung heroes of the industry... Sounds like a great gig to me. Got any heroes or concept artists whose style you like?

I'm about to create a modelling reel this winter and will be needing solid concepts. Could be an opportunity for joint exposure

05 May 2008, 12:01 PM
What a great idea! That would be absolutely fantastic!

I really like bobby chiu and tobias kwan ( )

How about you?

05 May 2008, 06:33 PM
lol.. Mr Boberts portfolio was literally my first stop when I was looking for concepts and tobias work is slick too. There are many artists that I aspire to and look up to for various reasons

I'm a fan of feng zhu
and may contact him regarding the use of one of his cyber mechanical concepts

Also Matt Ellis
has agreed to the joint promotion idea and I'll work closely with him once we agree on a concept

here's a few from my protfolio network


My first idea for a concept is of a little girl with a broken teddy (may be a recurring theme) standing in front of an almighty exaggerated beast of some sort, either as her pet, or, standing up to it while it tries to intimidate her... does that fire any synapses up? I'm open to suggestions...

05 May 2008, 05:08 AM
My first idea for a concept is of a little girl with a broken teddy (may be a recurring theme) standing in front of an almighty exaggerated beast of some sort, either as her pet, or, standing up to it while it tries to intimidate her... does that fire any synapses up? I'm open to suggestions...

So I'm thinking it's kind of got a comical feel to it? From your style maybe a bit cartoony?

(Not maybe kind of dark?)

05 May 2008, 07:08 AM
yup, dark and cartoony, innocent but bent is how I sees it... but open to whatever

05 May 2008, 12:29 PM
yup, dark and cartoony, innocent but bent is how I sees it... but open to whatever

Hm, I'll draw some sketches and see what you think...

Thanks, this is a fine idea :)

05 May 2008, 06:07 PM
humblest thanks Aith:beer:

06 June 2008, 01:20 PM
Sorry to take so long! Work has been eating up all my time because of us getting our new HD channels so everything is damn hectic :(

I have a couple of rough sketches done in my spare time at work though and I'll send them through on the weekend!

How goes things?

06 June 2008, 08:50 PM
great to hear from you Aith, all is well here, I actually just won a competition with the outgunned image I was working on so I'm all ego'd up and ready to roll

06 June 2008, 09:51 AM
Ohh hey congratulations! Fantastic news :)

Here's the first sketch, I have to upload it with my phone because my home internet is bust :\ there are a couple more to come, I was thinking either this redhead-ish theme, or maybe a little asian girl.
For the pose I was thinking of profile view of both with the brown purple yellow-green theme, with little rays of light coming from behind the girl and swiping at a butterfly or something flying into the creature's mouth... Although, it's really up to you so I can change the creature, or the girl, or whatever!
(I did have a big cat bell on him but I took it off, and the leash used to look like a kite string but I decided that didn't make sense haha)

Congrats again!

06 June 2008, 07:11 PM
Thanks Aith, winning put some pep in my step...

I really dig the darkness of the monster you've got growing here and I sense the direction you're heading with the girl... I'd say for the monster, his strength at the moment is that he is not just gnarly but also a bit gross... He looks as if he partially doesn't want to be alive... as if he's in pain. It's great and definitely something worth enhancing further in the character. If anything I'd like to see more grossness about him and maybe a bit more detail. I really dig his tiny eye

Our little 'sweetheart' has great facial proportions and I dig her hair too. Her right arm looks a little forced in its pose and her overall pose kinda just looks like she's pasted in... It doesn't read totally clearly. I'd say she should be clearly doing something. It looks like she'll have a pair of headkicker boots on which would be great contrast for her. The classic red raincoat is working for me too.

For my reel, my main buzzwords are unique, stylised, contrasting and memorable. Hopefully that helps a little with understanding my end of this

Overall this is a surprising interpretation for me and I am defintely curious to see where it's heading. I've got a bit of a backlog here of marking and work so there's no hurry to finalise anything on my end but your piece is definitely looking like something I'd like to interpret in 3d Aith:beer:

Here's a lookin at another great artists piece I'm working with (

06 June 2008, 03:47 AM
Hey guys,

Also from the Sydney area here. Working on a short myself (Maya) and having a bit of a time with it... a little different from the older 1 - 3 versions of maya I used to use. Everything can be used for everything else now.

Will be great to see you guys progress on your joint venture as well, sound idea so far. :)

It's good to know there's a few locals that use the CGS forums!

06 June 2008, 03:54 AM
Hiya Mitchell, how goes? I have to agree that Maya has evolved into a thing of beauty... I used it since 2.0 as well but have been Maxxing for the last 2 years... Thanks for the well wishing:) What are you doing for your short?

06 June 2008, 06:04 AM
I have two going, one is definitely in the idea stage only. One is a short of a car transformation of an older car from nissan through to GT driving through alternate scenes and the other is coming up with a submission for tropfest... where I can try to push any ideas I come up with which should be fun. :)

06 June 2008, 08:08 AM
hmm... I've been looking for a tropfest buddy for a while:curious:

The car idea sounds cool

09 September 2008, 02:27 AM
Finally have my Tropfest idea. It's kind of based on the grand space opera themes of yesteryear with a twist at the end. I'll have to come up with a way of getting the 'spring' in there somehow too. Won't be too hard with the theme though.

Another issue is the additional licences of Maya I'm going to need to get. The Node-Locked vs floating seems to be an issue too. In the network a floating licence would seem the way to go but from what I understand, it can only page one process at a time. The Node-Locked licence would be able to use all processes on the one machine and I could then just purchase additional mental ray stand alone licences and load up some 8+ core machines.

What do you guys reckon would be the best way to go? Let me know if I've got some of the details wrong as well.

09 September 2008, 02:38 AM
oh yeah, how are you guys going with your idea? is that one still a happening thing?

DaddyMack: let me know if you want to lend a hand (small or large) on the Tropfest idea. The more help the better in my eyes! :)

10 October 2008, 11:39 PM
How did I miss this?

I'm in Canberra! Haha.


03 March 2009, 04:38 AM
yes I am from Canberra :)

03 March 2009, 04:40 AM
I am in Canberra....I become a citizen next week!!!

04 April 2009, 03:54 AM
There are hundreds of 3d Artists in Canberra it seems.
I studied 3d Max at the AIE.


06 June 2009, 03:32 AM
I am in Sydney, although TBH I am more of a sound designer & musician.

10 October 2009, 06:39 AM
yeah Hi I live in Sydney. I do animations. I Rig, interest is in virtual sets as well as facial animation. Currentl;y working on tropfest video whihc involves composting osama bin ladens face onto an actors.

mr Bob
10 October 2009, 03:39 PM
Ex pat Aussie ....wishing he was back in Sydney


11 November 2009, 04:24 AM
hi there,
yep i live in sydney, im a make up fx guy now using zbrush .
really enjoying virtual sculpting..

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