About Me

I am a 3d Modeller and Compositor. I live and work by what I describe as the three P's. They stand for Passion, Professionalism, and Problem Solving. In all things, I try to stay by these guidelines.

You Tube Channel

My You Tube Channel can be viewed here

Newest Demo Reel.

August 2011; The new Demo Reel

Roland Baron Demo Reel 2011

My Current Demo Reel

Demo Reel 2010

My Previous Demo Reel.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Finally Done!

I've finally finished my Wrath of Khan VFX recreation. All the models (the whole whopping two) are mine.

It was made using 3DS Max and Adobe After Effects.



For a larger view, Click on the YouTube symbol in the corner of the vid.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

More Khan

Two more shots done...



Monday, June 14, 2010

Wrath of Khan VFX reproduction Part 1 and 2

Something I've been meaning to do for awhile, replace and recreate the VFX from Wrath of Khan.

Well, here are the first two bits.



And Kirks reply...

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Next project to play with

Now that I finished the TMP recreation scene, I thought I'd tackle another Iconic scene from the Movie series, the Wrath of Khan.

For this one, I'm going to approach it a bit differently. Instead of trying to replicate, I thought I'd take the same camera shots and then update the scenes a little with sharper colours and tweaked VFX.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Star Trek Recreation.

After several years of contemplating tackling this project, I finally felt inspired (thanks to Will Jaspers fine work on the same subject). But I finally did it and feel pretty good about the result. While not a perfect re-do, the camera angles and moves, the lighting "feel", and the timing is what I was after. Beyond that, the materials and specific lighting and some other parts are not 100% to the film, but they are my take on them.

Of course, having worked on this, I realized there are parts of my model of the "Enterprise" that will have to be redone as there are some things "off".

Anyway, here is the piece.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Here is my final show reel.



Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Part 1 of show reel

here is part 1 of my show reel. Excuse the crappy quality of YouTube.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

First scene, mostly

This is the first scene for my show reel. Naturally, there is always something missed until the thing has been rendered, but oh well.
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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Rigged Character





Got the girl all rigged out now, so here are some poses.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Texture time.




Hi all. Finally got around to sitting down and add some textures to the "girl." Off hand, I am pretty happy with them. The skin is using a fast skin sub surface scatter material. Once you get past the intimidating control panel, it is pretty easy to use.


Comments always welcome.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Building the enviorment






Have spent the the last week or so building the environment for the ship to "exist" in. The challenge here has been to keep the poly count as low as possible. Haven't done a count yet, but everything here is as low as could be (except the ship, of course)

Monday, January 18, 2010

Time to accessorize





Spent the weekend, or parts thereof, making her utility belt.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

More Sculpting



I've been working some more on her and I think I'm about done with the sculpt. The hair is a lower peice that will be supplemented by hair cards.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

The Resculpt





As I said, I was going to rescuplt the Ali character. So here she is. I must say, I am much, much happier with her now.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

First Character, ever




Here she is, my first completed character.

I realize that there needs to be some work on the textures still. Hell, Time permitting, ideally I'd like to redo almost everything from the base mesh (which I AM happy with) back up. This means re-sculpting her, sculpting her clothes separate, and tweaking the textures.

Anyway, her is what I have so far.