Monday, October 7, 2013


I've started studying at a new college, following the path of traditional animation... Excited to find out where it will take me. Lots of guitar playing as well in my spare time. Kinda struggling to learn music as well as doing art stuff. I hope I can find a good way to balance the two.

During the summer I had a job at a 3D printing company, basicly my job was to take 3D printed models from the machine and clean them up. It was hard work but fun to see the process and all the different objects that were ordered. For example I've worked on a new crazy 3d-printed dress for Lady Gaga, and very expensive BMW parts, little figurines, lamp shades, ... but most objects weren't all that exciting :).

I also got the opportunity to work on a short animated film, having to make 2 main characters in 3D and also rig them for animation. This is still going on so we'll see how it goes.

Anyway, I can now post some of the work I did during my internship. Still can't show the best project (in my opinion). Just waaaaiit fooor iiiiiiit...

Saturday, June 29, 2013

A new chapter

Hello I'm back! 
My 4 months as an intern at Hoaxland are over. I've learned a bunch and had a great time there. Still have to wait a bit until I can show some of the work I've done but I will post it later on.
Also, I am now a graduate in Digital Arts and Entertainment, hoorah! This means the start of a whole new chapter. Let's see how it goes!

Sunday, January 27, 2013


Here's the trailer for our graduation game at DAE.
Made by team Crazywhale:
- Joachim Coppens
- Pieter Glorie
- Pauwel Nomes
- Christophe Swolfs

We will also enter the Imagine Cup once again!
Check it out:

Sunday, January 20, 2013

A Christmas Carol

I am now allowed to show one of the spots I've worked on during my summer job at Nobel Biocare.
This is the christmas spot we've made that was sent to clients around the world with the holidays. Enjoy!

Saturday, January 19, 2013

The promise

As promised I have spent some time making a tutorial. It's a 3 part demonstration of Maya 2013's interface and I cover a little bit of workflow and shortcuts. It's the first video tutorial I ever did and it was quite hard to do, I had to make quite some retakes. It's especially hard to keep thinking of things to say and at the same time maintain some structure in what I do. I learned a lot from doing this.
I've shared this with my co-students and they seem to like it a lot so I'll try to make some more specific ones in the future.

 Anyway here's part 1:

Also, I came across this great blog called Frame by Frame where you can see some sequences of animation movies frame by frame and in .gif. Very interesting to take a look at and see how great animators tackled some of their shots.

Go check it out here:

Tuesday, January 15, 2013


Hi! Here's a little progression reel I made with some of my animations I made the last few weeks.

Also, since I'm trying to make this place a little more interesting, I want to try making some tutorials of sort about stuff I learn/discover regarding animation and other things. Now let's see, what do I know.. :p

Sunday, January 6, 2013

A new year

Happy newyear first of all :)
I've been buzy lately, but I'll quickly give you an update.

The quest for an internship has come to a good end. Next month I will be joining the team at Hoaxland for a while. Pretty exciting, but I'm sure it will be fun and learnful.

I've bought two books on animation in maya (How to cheat in Maya 2013, about general animation techniques and Stop Staring, about facial animation), as well as Jason Schleifer's AFR series. So I know what to do.

I returned to gaming a little bit, blame Gabe Newell and his sweet steam sales.
Recently finished Portal 2 and man, what a game :). Also 'Thirty Flights of Stairs', a very short storydriven indie game with no real gameplay whatsoever, you have to find out what the story is through the environment and the characters. I like that kind of mechanic. It really pulls you in and lets you explore and imagine.
Nice music as well :).

Also, my final exams are right around the corner, so I've got a bunch of work to do. See y'all around :)