Tie Fighter Flyby

Tie Fighter Flyby animation. Everything was animated in Cinema 4D R18, and the Adobe Creative Suite was used to bring it all together. Almost 240 hours were needed to render the separate passes for compositing. Enjoy! Credits: 3D Models: Imperial Star Destroyer – Imperator Ansel Hsiao (Fractalsponge) (Author), Sci-Fi3D.com Tie Fighter SE James Bassett (Original […]

Finished project - upgraded boat dolly

Upgrading the boat dolly

This an update to the boat mover dolly I created in 2014: http://www.justinchristie.ca/2014/10/01/building-a-boat-dolly/ After some repeated use I discovered that the bicycle tires I free-cycled were not coping well with the combined weight of the dolly and boat. The tires were starting to buckle, and one of them had a slow rim leak. The threaded 1/2″ […]

Worm hole in After Effects

Inspired by the worm hole in the film Interstellar, …I decided to make my own version in After Effects CC 2014. It’s surprisingly easy to do – it’s just a multitude of layers using the lens and bulge effects. This is how the gravitational lensing is achieved – although it’s not scientifically accurate. The working […]

Building a boat dolly

With the purchase of a Dolphin American 12 Jon boat, I needed a way to transport it to the the river. The solution? Build a boat dolly on wheels. I managed to find a free set of bicycle wheels that someone was parting with – I freshened them up with a coat of paint. I began with […]