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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November 29, 2007

 

One of the last things I did at Super 78 before I left was work on Grey Matter for the live action movie...

Ben 10: Race Against Time on Cartoon Network

 

If you don't know what Ben 10 is, shame on you!  Watch more cartoons!  (it's about a boy who fights bad guys by becoming one of 10 different aliens by injecting himself with their DNA which is stored in his wristband (the Omnitrix).  Grey Matter is one of the aliens he turns into.)

 

Now, I'm not exactly unbiased, but I think Grey Matter steals the show (no offense to Lee Majors, he's great too, I sure don't want the Bionic Man to come after me).  Of course I recommend watching the whole film in high resolution on Cartoon Network, but if you can no longer catch a rebroadcast, you can check out my work on YouTube thanks to a Ben 10 fan.

 

I modeled Grey Matter and was responsible for his animation in the whole sequence with the exception of the morph scene at the very beginning.  Check it out...

 

Ben 10: Race Against Time, Grey Matter scene on YouTube

 

 

 

 

 

May 19, 2007

 

YAY...Finally an update.  Heck, I've got a whole new webpage!  Still need to fix the navigation bars so there's a link to it, but in the meantime click the picture below to go to the new TransZ webpage!  Have fun and enjoy.

 

The All New TransZ 

Transformer Webpage!

 

 

 

 

 

May 2, 2007

 

Well, this is a bonus.  Only at the new job a couple weeks and I get to share what I'm working on with you.  They just had a big launch showing the media the game.  You can check it out and watch the trailer here: www.FractureGame.com

 

As much as they show in the trailer, just wait....you haven't seen anything yet.

 

 

 

 

April 16, 2007

 

Just finished moving the family from Los Angeles all the way to Maryland, just outside of Baltimore...Whew!  Glad that I'm on the other side of that, anyhow...I'm starting work at Day 1 Studios working on their new game for Lucas Arts.  I'm really excited and can't wait to get going, it should be fun.

 

 

 

 

 

March 23, 2007

 

Did a quick little sequel to our first little Wii parody animation for Super 78 in before I left there to go to my new job.  Tried to give the little WiiMote and Nunchuck more personality in this one. 

 

You can view it on the Animations page.

 

 

 

 

 

February 9, 2007

 

Just finished a little Wii parody animation for Super 78 during some down time. It's my first V-Ray render ever and that cable turned into a pain (running simulations), but I think it's cute. I thought I'd post it here for some critique. 

 

You can view it on the Animations page.

 

 

 

 

 

 

February 3, 2007

 

Well found a bunch of my Tomb Raider animation work online thanks to TombRaiderChronicles and YouTube.  It's good 'cause I didn't save any of my animation work from my Lara Croft days and I don't have the game.  Now if only some fan would post the cinematics from the game Project: Snowblind on YouTube I could show you that work too(hint, hint).  ;)

Check out my Tomb Raider work here.

 

 

 

 

...2006

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