Mr Absent Minded WhatsApp Sticker

Whatsapp sticker pack for Mr Absent Minded is released for free download now.

People might often think pigs are stupid but they are actually pretty smart. Please download the WhatsApp stickers of Mr. Absent Minded and go have fun with him.

小豬先生WhatsApp貼圖已經上架了,快下載小豬先生WhatsApp貼圖,讓小豬先生融入你/妳的生活中。聽說豬很聰明,我覺得豬不只聰明還蠻可愛的。

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.alexworkshop.samplestickerapp

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Special thanks to my best friend Andrew Hazelden who help me to make and release this sticker app. I don’t think I would have done this without your support and guidance.

My Artwork – 2

How do I stop over thinking at night?
Anxiety can be so tough to deal with, your mind can’t stop thinking because you have too much stress to deal with. Sleeping pills are an instant and often effective answer to insomnia, but I find doing sketches is good because I can stop overthinking at night by focusing on it.

寧靜的夜深,睡不著,思潮起伏,回憶總是教人波瀾蕩漾。

sleepless_03I’m super tired but I can’t sleep….. OMG
(Feb 2017)

sleepless_01Sleeping is so hard when you can’t stop thinking…..
睡不著… 就好好享受寧靜。
(Jan 2016)

sleepless_04I just want to sleep and sleep and sleep and sleep……
睡覺可不是一件容易的事。
(Aug 2016)

sleepless_05I think I need sleeping pills….
我想我真的需要睡一睡。
(Sep 2016)

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UV Editor – Maya

Lemon_UV

The UV Editor lets you view and interactively edit the UV texture coordinates for polygon, NURBS, and subdivision surfaces within a 2D view. You can access it from either Windows > UV Editor or the UV > UV Editor menu in the Modeling menu set.

You can select, move, scale, and generally modify the UV topology for a surface very much like you work with other modeling tools within Maya. You can also view the image associated with the assigned texture map as a backdrop within the UV Editor and modify the UV layout to match as required.

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All major UV tasks are accessible either via the UV Editor‘s toolbar and menus, or from the Modeling menu set’s UV menu.

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The above image is the UV Editor View of Mr. Absent Minded’s coffee cup.

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UV texture coordinates for the Lemon in the UV Editor’s 2D view.

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Mr. Absent Minded coffee cup rendered by Mental Ray for Maya 2016.

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Messy Messi lemon tea cup rendered by Mental Ray for Maya 2016.

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Arnold Renderer

Arnold was bundled for free in the Autodesk Maya since version 2017. It will no longer include licenses for NVIDIA’s Mental Ray with Maya. Arnold has supported plug-ins available for Maya, Houdini, Cinema 4D, 3ds Max, Katana and Softimage.

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Absent_Table

I had done some testings with Arnold Renderer. Arnold gives me outstanding image quality. It is about being able to have a high degree of control over how the image is created and every attribute. The render time of Arnold Render is longer as it is a unidirectional path tracer that uses a “brute force” method that is slower but more precise than mental ray approaches like final gathering which can look a bit blurry on indoor scenes.

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Arnold is used by many visual effects and animations studios to produce stunning imagery for films and TV, like Pacific Rim and Gravity.

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Mr. Absent Minded

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Mr. Absent Minded was created on December 2015. I was suffered from depression and I started to do sketches.  This cool character is my best friend now. Art can heal your soul and set you free from distress. That’s what I experienced in the past two years.

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Turns 2D Drawing into 3D Character

I have started using Maya from version 4.5 of Alias Wavefront. Maya is a 3D computer graphics software that runs on Windows, macOS and Linux, originally developed by Alias Systems Corporation (formerly Alias|Wavefront) and currently owned and developed by Autodesk, Inc.

AbsentMinded_Sketch

It was a nice experience for making Mr. Absent Minded from a 2D drawing to be turned into a 3D character by using Maya.

Pig views

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