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Social Dashboard 3DLogotype

Had to create a 3D look in Maya on a shoestring budget but managed to get the polished chrome to reflect a custom HDRI map to get this result…

Social Dashboard 3D logo

Studio

This is a Flash animation that was a shortcut to a number of spots on my old website. SOME of the images embedded within are currently dead, but I’m working on updating the links to posts on this new blog version of PXLFORGE.

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The Mansion

This is a rendering of a 3D mansion created in Maya. It was created for an explorable game level built using the Unreal engine. The original design called for some smuttier imagery but I wanted a rendered version with a more classic illustration.

3D mansion modeled and raytraced in Maya

Textures and models designed by PXLFORGE. The illustration used for the stained glass window was hand drawn, inked, scanned and colorized in photoshop.

Atlas Pallet Inc

I modeled, textured and rendered these 3D stacks of pallets in Maya because the client was unable to provide photos of their product that were suitable quality for a main homepage splash image. Check out the full site HERE (note, site has been taken down since, so this version is hosted at pxlforge.com).

Atlas Pallet Inc. homepage image

3D spokesgorilla for Angry Monkey

I developed this fella originally as a 3D spokesgorilla for the Angry Monkey website. Like a lot of the projects we had in the fire, it wasn’t finished when the company imploded.

3D spokesgorilla for Angry Monkey

X-Files PALz Series 2 from Palisades Toys

Here is a group shot of the 3D character designs that I created for Palisades Toys second series of PALz “block figures” based on The X-Files.

X-Files Series 2

Series 1 (from left to right): X, Gethsemane Alien, Marita Covarrubias, Alex Krycek, FBI jacket Dana Scully, Assistant FBI Director Walter Skinner, Men in Black Mulder, FBI jacket Fox Mulder, Cigarette Smoking Man, Eugene Victor Tooms, an Attack Alien and George Peacock

Buffy The Vampire Slayer: Halloween Boxed Set

Here is a series of 3D turnarounds and facial textures for 3D character designs that I created for Palisades Toys a boxed set of PALz “block figures” based on the 2nd season Halloween episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. All 3D models and textures used for the final figures that Palisades Toys had manufactured in China were created by myself, as were all their accessories.

3D Turnaround for Palisades Buffy the Vampire Slayer PALZ Halloween Boxed Set: Wilow Rosenberg as a sexy ghost
3D Turnaround for Palisades Buffy the Vampire Slayer PALZ Halloween Boxed Set: Buffy Summers as a noble/princess
Facial texture for Palisades Buffy the Vampire Slayer PALZ Halloween Boxed Set: Willow Rosenberg Facial texture for Palisades Buffy the Vampire Slayer PALZ Halloween Boxed Set: Willow Rosenberg (with her sexy ghost make-up) Facial texture for Palisades Buffy the Vampire Slayer PALZ Halloween Boxed Set: Buffy Summers (as princess) Facial texture for Palisades Buffy the Vampire Slayer PALZ Halloween Boxed Set: Cordelia Chase as a slutty cat
3D Turnaround for Palisades Buffy the Vampire Slayer PALZ Halloween Boxed Set: Xander Harris (as soldier)
3D Turnaround for Palisades Buffy the Vampire Slayer PALZ Halloween Boxed Set: Cordelia Chase as a slutty cat

3D concept for wall-mountable Statler & Waldorf Balcony

I’ve became active on the Palisades Toys forum shortly after I fell in love with their amazing line of adorable Muppets action figures. The amazingly detailed playsets they have released have prompted a number of fans to make requests. Tow of the most common are the Electric Mayhem bus, and my personal favorite… a wall-mountable balcony sized to fit Statler, Waldorf and their chair accessories.

Ken was impressed enough with my work to offer me the PALz gig, but thought the balcony project wasn’t financially feasible. I’d still love one so drop me a comment if you are a sculptor and wanna make one for me.

Buffy TVS PALz Season 2 from Palisades Toys

Here is a group shot of the 3D character designs that I created for Palisades Toys Second line of PALz “block figures” based on Buffy The Vampire Slayer. The lineups for this series was chosen to represent season two of the series. 3 series were designed, but only 2 were actually produced.

Series Two (from left to right): Cheerleader Cordelia Chase, Drusilla, Spike, The Judge (only available by assembling the pieces that ship with each figure), Werewolf Oz, Daniel “Oz” Osborne and Jenny Calendar.

3D Turnaround for Palisades Buffy the Vampire Slayer PALZ Series 2: The Judge
3D Turnaround for Palisades Buffy the Vampire Slayer PALZ Series 2: Werewolf Oz
Facial texture for Palisades Buffy the Vampire Slayer PALZ Series 2: Oz Facial texture for Palisades Buffy the Vampire Slayer PALZ Series 2: Oz (mid-transformation) face texture for Palisades Buffy the Vampire Slayer PALZ Series 2: Facial texture for the Judge Palisades Buffy the Vampire Slayer PALZ Series 2: Screaming Cordelia Chase
3D Turnaround for Palisades Buffy the Vampire Slayer PALZ Series 2: Oz (repaint)
3D Turnaround for Palisades Buffy the Vampire Slayer PALZ Series 2: Kendra the Vampire Slayer

X-Files PALz Series 1 from Palisades Toys

Here is a group shot of the 3D character designs that I created for Palisades Toys new line of “block figures” called PALz based on The X-Files. 3 series were designed, but only 2 were produced.

X-Files Series 1

Series One (from left to right): Donnie Pfaster (demon form), The Conundrum, Deep Throat, Special Agent Fox Mulder, The Grey Alien, Special Agent Dana Scully, Victim Dana Scully, Donnie Pfaster, Flukeman and Melvin Frohike.

Buffy TVS PALz Season 1 from Palisades Toys

Here is a group shot of the 3D character designs that I created for Palisades Toys first line of “block figures” called PALz based on Buffy The Vampire Slayer. The lineups for each series were chosen to represent the seasons of the series. 3 series were designed, but only 2 were produced.

Series One (from left to right): The Master (dead version) Rupert Giles, Angel (shirtless variant), Willow Rosenberg, Darla, Xander Harris, The Anointed One, and of course, Buffy the Vampire Slayer herself.

here are a few turnarounds and texture files that were used to create the final figures.

3D Turnaround for Palisades Buffy the Vampire Slayer PALZ Series 1: Angel (shirtless varient)
3D Turnaround for Palisades Buffy the Vampire Slayer PALZ Series 1: Vampire Buffy
front torso of Palisades Buffy the Vampire Slayer PALZ Series 1: Angel (shirtless varient) back torso texture of Palisades Buffy the Vampire Slayer PALZ Series 1: Angel (shirtless varient) face texture for Palisades Buffy the Vampire Slayer PALZ Series 1: Facial texture for Rupert Giles Palisades Buffy the Vampire Slayer PALZ Series 1: Facial texture for Vampire Buffy
3D Turnaround for Palisades Buffy the Vampire Slayer PALZ Series 1: The Master
3D Turnaround for Palisades Buffy the Vampire Slayer PALZ Series 1: The Master's bones
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SEAN PXLFORGE BRENNAN

CONTACT: Sean@PXLFORGE.com

Landing back in San Francisco in 1994, graphic designer Sean Brennan, immediately went native and started his own design studio: PXLFORGE. As a graphic artist with years of experience designing for media platforms ranging from print and the www to DVD interface and 3D product design, Sean and PXLFORGE handle projects large and small.

Recently Sean's work has been seen all over bus stops and bulletin boards in San Francisco's Castro in the form of ads, posters and logo designs for TRIGGER, Comedy in the Castro, Buddies with Benefits, Forward March, ACTIVATE! AsiaSF, the New BOC - Bar on Church and Lord Martine Global.

Sean was the designer of PALz - a line of block-figure toys from the now defunct Palisades Toys based on popular Fox properties Buffy the Vampire Slayer and the X-Files. He also worked as a production artist on the 900+ screens of the deluxe Lord of the Rings trilogy DVD collection.