Thursday, April 7, 2011


i made this little guy last semester, but recently re - rigged him because I wanted to learn how to do a facial rig. all the facial articulation is bone - driven, there are no blend shapes on him right now.

Untitled from Jared Merrill on Vimeo.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

train parts

Untitled from Jared Merrill on Vimeo.

the wheel rotation on this automated piston system is accurate to a user defined speed in MPH. all motion is derivative of the middle wheel's rotation. modeled in maya, rigged in houdini, with driving expressions done in python.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

a painting

this was a painting i did recently just for fun, based on a sketch i did during my english class.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

homeless mutt

i modeled and rigged this dog for a student film. it is the pet of a vagrant - hence the sorry, starved build.

Untitled from Jared Merrill on Vimeo.

Untitled from Jared Merrill on Vimeo.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

pen n ink

i've been doing some gesture drawing lately with a sweet leaky pen and a 50% grey prismacolor marker, and it's been a lot of fun.

Friday, January 7, 2011

tool belt

This was for my shading class. The assignment was to build, texture, light, render and composit an object into a photograph. Hopefully its not too obvious...