Monday, September 29, 2008

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Teasing Is Fun

Playing and teasing is more fun when you are higher on the food chain.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Second Childhood

The background photo is the poison ivy picture that tsduff took for Terry's Timeout Blog.

For Ariel, if you can't understand the spoken words, here is what was said:
"Hi! Do you like my dragon costume?"
"I am Tom. Welcome to the real world! The Matrix got me!"
"They say when you get old, you go through a second childhood. Well, even my voice has changed back!"

The character here is a girl (Aiko 3) but believe me, I was not a girl when I was a child. I don't know how to morph her into a boy unless I buy Hiro which makes Aiko 3 an anime male character.

Friday, September 5, 2008

A Virtual Studio

This is a series of pictures that show how we took Ariel's photo and put it on a backdrop. Then we placed the model, which is like a virtual Barbie doll, on it and moved the camera around. We have to also adjust the lights just like in a real studio. Then we have to dress the model, color the eyes, lips, wig etc. and pose her. Then we have to place props, like the grass and rocks, in the scene to hide the distortion from the bending of the photo. The program is free from They make money from selling models, clothes, props, scenery and more advanced programs. They also have a club where people can upload and show their photos, which they call renderings. You can click on each picture to see it in more detail.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Girl Beside The Road

I guess any of us would get restless waiting for a ride. What do you do when you have to wait?