Mini miniature golf, holes 13 + 18

•Friday, February 19, 2010 • Leave a Comment

The winter vacation is nearly over and Lee-Kuo managed to finish another 2 holes in this beautiful mini golf series. These are his models and I created the scene for this rendering. He has begun another hole which we will post when finished, until the next hole, good putting.

Pyramid maze

•Sunday, February 14, 2010 • Leave a Comment

If you look at the my older posts you will find a cube maze which Lee-Kuo designed. This is his winter vacation project, a pyramid maze using the same grid system of 20 mm per cube. We wanted to use the same proportion as the real pyramids and so we used the magical golden ratio. Lee-Kuo designed the maze on paper and I made this 3d model. The model is then used to make the drawings for the paper model. I have nearly finished making the paper model and it looks great. Until the next post, good rendering.

Lego 4939 – Truck

•Tuesday, January 26, 2010 • Leave a Comment

This is the last of the Lego models in the 4939 kit. Once again Lee-Kuo my son, built it in Cinema and I did the final rendering. He learnt many things about 3d with this project and I have begun a stop animation of putting together the Lego racing car.

School competition

•Tuesday, January 26, 2010 • 2 Comments

Lee-Kuo wanted me to put his picture on this blog and I thought it was so good I would have anyway. He created it for a school competition. The school uses microsoft windows so Lee-Kuo had no idea how to create with such an outdated tool, the school gave him permission to use my Macbook which has all the latest creative programs. The competition was to create a picture from the last scene of a movie and this is what he created. He used Cinema 4d for the scenery and Photoshop for the effects. He got a certificate for 5th place out of many schools and students, well done Lee-Kuo, we are proud of you.

Popsicle stick house

•Monday, January 11, 2010 • 3 Comments

After making lots of these houses with my students I have decided to create an animation showing how to make this lovely wooden doll’s house. I have just begun the animation so it will take a few months before it’s on my YouTube channel. To look at photographs of the real thing please visit my DIY blog at diyfamilyWatch the instructions on my youtube channel

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Miniature mini golf, hole 9

•Wednesday, November 18, 2009 • Leave a Comment

This is hole 9 in the series of miniature golf my son made during the summer vacation. This hole is very difficult to play, you must hit the ball exactly in the center of the tube. Many people have played with these beautiful wooden crafts and they have had lots of fun. Until the next hole, good putting.

Brio, petrol station

•Sunday, November 15, 2009 • Leave a Comment

It has been a few months since the last Brio model was posted here. I have been guiding my son Lee-Kuo in modeling and lighting in Cinema 4d with his lovely Lego models. Anyway, here is another great wooden toy which is no longer available. I find it such a pity these old classic toys are disappearing from the toy shops. Until the next Brio, have fun with the wooden railway.

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