Welcome to Nick Wo's 3D Universe

Frequently I will be posting images of my artwork. Feel free to leave me comments. Also remember to become a follower!

Here's my demo reel!

Rigging Long Reel (2:23) - version 2 from Nick Wolensky on Vimeo.

This is my long reel that I developed at the Savannah College of Art and Design. The contents include my character setup work for characters that were used in various senior projects. I set up the facial controls for the troll character for someones senior project and the dragon and knight characters were used for my own senior project. I also include some mel scripting that I have done for the beginnings of a leg auto rig I am developing.

Monday, July 25, 2011

A Stay-at-Home (R)evolution

Hello All!
Over the summer of 2010, I embarked on a journey working my first official freelance job. I was told by a friend of mine that their mother was writing a book and was looking for a "graphics" artist to help them with their project. That's when I met (well at least through email) Toni Carpenter, writer of the just released book, Domestic Commando: A Stay at Home (R)evolution. Domestic Commando is a funny, vibrant, and incredibly beneficial handbook for anyone that is looking to take charge with their stay-at-home parenting decision and "wear the badge with honor (Carpenter, back cover)." Including a lot of great parenting tips, advice, and meal recipes this is a must have for your own book collection and will help you throughout the early years children. ....then gift this book to them when they have kids ;)

I was enlisted with the job of creating the books mascot, "Just Ducky." He is the friendly looking duck on the cover of the book as well as the website. He is not just any ordinary duck but along with a friendly exterior, he is sporting a fashionable combat helmet and "duck" tags. As you embark on the incredible journey of stay-at-home parenting and parenting in general, realize one thing. "One of the fundamental principles of being a Domestic Commando is that, in a time when a salaried career is the standard of success, you have elected to take the time to raise your child yourself and to strive to do an exceptional job (Carpenter, ix)."

Here's a picture of "Just Ducky":

I worked on all of the modeling, texturing, lighting, and rendering.

You can find more information about "Domestic Commando: A stay-at-home (R)evolution at the books website: domesticcommando.com

Here is a quote from the acknowledgement in Toni's book:

"...I am delighted to have had the opportunity to work with artist Nick Wolensky. He took the sad little sketch I emailed him (I truly cannot draw) and combined it with some basic suggestions and information and created 'Just Ducky,' my mascot-logo. It was just what I was looking for, and Nick definitely has a spot in the 'Call First' section of my card file."

If you would like me to work on a project for you, please feel free to email me @ nicholas.wolensky@gmail.com

I also wanted to thank Toni for giving me this opportunity! I had a blast working on this project.

Nick Wolensky

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Lime Marketing Demo Reel 2011

Hello everyone,
I wanted to show everyone what Lime Marketing has been up to for the past year or so. Following is the 2011 Demo Reel that was just creating by our outstanding videography team at Lime. You can see the wide range of talents and services that we offer! Check it out:

You can visit Lime's website and see our demo reel at getlimed.com!

Thanks a lot everyone!

Also, in recent news, I have acquired somewhat of a 3d modeling bug. So stay tuned for some posts regarding some of my new modeling projects. Hopefully, within the next month or so I will be providing that content with you! :)

Best Regards,
Nick (aka Mammoth)

ps. Mammoth is a work nickname, and so I may refer to myself as that from time to time :)

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Raffle tickets for charity! Trip to Hawaii!


Support the Utah Meth Cops Project. You can win a trip to Hawaii or an autographed Real Salt Lake soccer ball! Raffle tickets cost $5.

- Nick

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Project Intern

These are the first episodes of Project Intern! Created in house at Lime Marketing, watch as interns compete for $1,000, an iPad, and a chance to intern at Lime!

Stay tuned for episode 3!


Monday, April 25, 2011

Lime Marketing

Hello All,

So it's been a little while since I've last posted and I decided to update my blog to include a new job! About a month and a half ago, I applied for a job in Provo, Utah and got a response back within the day. A week later, I had a job. That job of course is Lime Marketing. getlimed.com LIME is a full-service, innovative marketing operation. They specialize in branding a company setting them apart from the competition. I was hired as a cg artist, being able to work on a lot of diverse and interesting projects. Currently, I am working on a few iPad apps that will be used for medical purposes. So far, I've worked on rigging, lighting, rendering, modeling, and texturing for some of these projects as well as getting my feet wet in 2D animation using flash. I am so happy to be working here. The view is beautiful. I hope to have pictures very soon of where I am staying and some of the scenery around town. Next post I will discuss a bit more. If anyone wants to reach me, you can email me at nicholas.wolensky@gmail.com. Stay in touch!


Wednesday, February 2, 2011

nwTrnsfrAnim.mel script now on my scripting page!

You can now access a script that I developed on my scripting page of my professional website! This is a script that is used to transfer animation from one rig to another. This is version one of the script and is still in beta testing so there may be a few bugs that still need to be ironed out. If you download the script and you find bugs, please let me know via email at nicholas.wolensky@gmail.com. To see the script for yourself, visit my website at http://www.nickwoanimation.com/index.php?page=scripting. You can also visit my profile at creative crash (http://www.creativecrash.com/maya/downloads/scripts-plugins/character/c/nwtrnsfranim-mel). Through creative crash, you can also view screen shots and tutorials on how to use the script. If you have any questions, just let me know!

-Nick Wolensky