The Michael Smith Computer Animation Website has updated to a frames format. If you do not see buttons to my Animations, 3D images, VW Transformer video, and other art work at the top and side of this page, click here.
Thanks for visiting -Mike Smith, Computer Artist
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October 22, 2005
Well it look like someone posted a clip from the 2002 film "Returner" online. It's the cool part at the end with the big transforming 747 jet. I'm not sure how this works with copyright laws and stuff, but it's so cool I thought I'd add it to my list of live transformers done by other people. You can check it out right here.
October 9, 2005
Check out the high polygon Lara Croft I helped model. You can see her here. Just click on one of the flags and it opens new window with her climbing on a cliff in front of a waterfall.
Now the model was tweaked, textured and rigged and posed by other artists. I didn't model the hair or boots, and I didn't really touch her face as the in-game model is already pretty high poly. When I get some spare time I'll post my "unfiltered" Lara model on the website here.
September 17, 2005
Added a couple new videos to my list of live transformers done by other people. A Bumblebee animation done by Richard Valenzuela and a Starscream animation done by Michael Raphaelovich. You can check it out on the VW transformer webpage right here.
July 20, 2005
Okay, this is one of the coolest things I've ever seen. They just had the San Diego Comic Con (Convention) and Dreamworks marketing had a big red big rig with a tarp over for the new live action movie. You can see it here. That alone was so cool I almost made the drive down to see it. Oh how I wish I had, because they also showed a promo video for the new film that had Spielberg on it talking about the film and some pre visualizations and concept art of the new film. It also included my transforming volkswagon!!! AMAZING! If only I had known, I totally would've gone. It would've been cool to see it on the big screen. You can watch a crappy camcorder WMV here. Keep an eye out for the VW, it makes an appearance towards the end.
Transformers Movie Promotional Trailer ~7.8 Megs (you may have to right click the link and save it to you computer)
Do you think Steven Spielberg has actually seen my work?....so freaking cool.
June 30, 2005
Added a new video to my list of live transformers done by other people. Another dancing transformer in a parking lot, this time done by Adrian Ortiz. All these transformers are getting me revved up to do a new one too. You can check it out on the VW transformer webpage right here.
June 10, 2005
Happy 3 year anniversary!!!
Did some freelance for "FX Upfronts 2005" with Autonomy for the FX channel. I was responsible for the CG which included the stack of television sets, explosion, logo and the room they're in. Once it cuts to video of the shows I did nothing. You can check it out right here.
Been doing work for Tomb Raider: Legend and another Eidos game at Crystal D lately. If you haven't seen the new Lara Croft you should check her out, she's looking really good in her new game.
Wow can't believe the website is 3 years old already. How time flies.
April 29, 2005
April 11, 2005
Not sure what happened, but apparently the link to the VW transformer stopped working and Comcast has no clue why. So I had to move the video and change the link to the VW and some of my animations, I think they're all working now.
IT'S 2005!!!! A very important year in the minds of Transformers fans. It's the year Optimus Prime died in Transformers: The Movie. I start getting choked up just thinking about it. Anyways as a way to celebrate Prime's death I thought I'd post links to all the transformers that have "been born" in the past couple years. You can check them out on the VW transformer webpage right here.
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