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04-29-2008, 11:20 PM
I put some proper time into my web site today. The old one was feeling a bit sloppy and old to me.
Feedback is appreciated of course.
04-30-2008, 12:09 AM
It looks really clean to me.
Thats a pretty large body of work you have. I'm not sure if that works for you or against you, but I'd be willing to bet an art director wouldnt take the time to open ALL of your images.
I'm also not a fan of the flash picutre opening window that everyone seems to be using these days, but thats more a personal preference. I just feel like its slower than a new page with the picture on it, or a link to the jpg.
Looks really good overall though.
04-30-2008, 01:36 AM
the green and white looks a little too neon on my screen.
04-30-2008, 07:21 AM
FINISH THAT BEAR!!!!
Looks good. I like the neonyness.
04-30-2008, 08:39 AM
Ya, I'd save this off, and then copy it to a new version, where you reduce the total number of pieces by about half. I also tend to agree that the flash window thing is annoying.
Looks great though.
04-30-2008, 02:49 PM
Alright I split the portfolio into 3 pages. So it should be a bit less like a restaurant menu with too many choices. Less intimidating now I hope. I also added some subtle bits that should help finish it.
04-30-2008, 02:55 PM
nice portfolio! i'd split it in personal and proffessional though, and maybe not include all of it.
and definately add a tutorial section with a very good tutorial on painting textures ;) lol.
I think you have great content but presentation really kills it honestly. Especially the pixelated rounded corners, and that green.
Also, don't hesitate and push the saturation of your normalmapped pieces in the thumbnails. That type of CG shown on a white background often looks washed out.
04-30-2008, 03:12 PM
Change the speed of LightBox resizing. I have no idea why the default is so slow :/
04-30-2008, 03:13 PM
i like the site but thought you would go for a darker theme that relates more to your work, with pics such as the chick dead in the bath tub
EDIT: heh thanks for that name drop keen, here it is for anyone else who may want it: http://www.dynamicdrive.com/dynamicindex4/lightbox2/index.htm
04-30-2008, 03:38 PM
My problem with Lightbox is definitely the speed. Whenever I see it, I just middle click images in Firefox to get around it. It makes for a nice looking presentation but its functionality is a little slow (much like Flash). It may only be a second or two, but when you want to look at a lot of images quickly it gets in the way.
04-30-2008, 03:58 PM
A google video is your friend???
And I would personally throw some Prototype stuff on the first page, not hide on the second. Its one of the bigger titles you've worked on (I think?) and just impressed me alot when I saw it in your portfolio.
I dno, just think it might be good to have that on your front page, too, somewhere, somehow.
04-30-2008, 05:32 PM
I adjusted the top banner a bit. The shapes inside should be identifiable now. I stuck with the green though ...I like it's summery and happy - opposite of my company site.
Japhir: I think I have enough room to write "tutorial" at the top there still :) I'll have to write one first though.
poir: Ack pixelated corners. I'll have to jpeg them instead I guess. Nice new site you have there too.
commander_keen: HOW? I would love it. I haven't found anything about speeding up lightbox except other knock offs which I'm not as fond of.
Steady: 2.04 is out apparently - http://www.lokeshdhakar.com/projects/lightbox2/
Slightly Bored: A google video is my friend yes. I hope that the stuff I make in the following weeks and months will be better than what I did on Prototype. Maybe I'll put the cover I did for Proto on the front page at least.
04-30-2008, 05:57 PM
search for resizeSpeed in lightbox.js and set it to 10. if you want it to go even faster you would have to remove the > 10 check and possibly do some other things. it looks like a value of 11 would cause an instant resize.
04-30-2008, 06:25 PM
love your stuff, but the layout seemed very weird to me :( page one has a some 3d, some it not finished, a blank spot in the middle then another 3d image linking to the darkside swine. :D then paintings.....
Page 2 and 3 look all like 3d.. I'd probably suggest putting it into catagories possibly. This IMHO and others mileage may vary, I'd put all your commercial work together as a showcase, then your personal 3d, and then your paintings, etc. I think your commercial stuff like the bully stuff is top notch but it's hidden back on page 3..
just my opinions of someone that can't find a job in the 3d industry. :)
I would use larger thumbnails to present the artwork. Maybe the ones on my own portfolio site is a bit too large, but they mostly give you a clear idea of what to expect when clicking them. There's a chance people don't have time for guesswork when viewing your portfolio.
I recommend giving pieces like the Brad Pitt one a page of his own, where you place all the pictures related to them there so people can get a quick overview, especially with the slightly annoying lightbox in use.
You have some really good stuff there, but you probably need to present it a bit better.
05-01-2008, 07:13 PM
Alright I took all the feedback from polycount and some friends aaand...
I think everyone except folks on dialup will be happy with it now.
-The icons are larger.
-Created separate personal and professional sections.
-The different games/characters have their own pages now so no more lightbox click click click clicking.
-Sped lightbox up ...just for some less significant items and some paintings.
-Removed all the poor aliasing on the icon corners.
and a handful of other details.
Much better, well done :) A lot easier to get a good overview of your artwork now.
05-05-2008, 05:06 AM
great improvement, much easier to read. good stuff!
05-05-2008, 07:28 PM
Hey, just read through the thread - although I can't see what is USED to look like, it seems cool now. I see what people are saying about the green.
I would prefer to see your pro section appear as your default home instead of personal - it just seemed like more interesting work to me.
BTW Nice work!
05-17-2008, 02:16 PM
Third time's the charm?
Qubism (http://dergraph.com) disliked my site enough to contact me and was so inspired by it all that he just remade it for me! I think he did a fine job. Thanks Tom!! I'll be passing your site to anyone looking for design work for certain.
For anyone interested you can still view the old one here: tylersart.com/green (http://www.tylersart.com/green/)
05-17-2008, 02:31 PM
The top navigation buttons up top are practically unnoticeable. When I first opened up the site, I thought all you were showing were some of your professional work. I had to look around before I noticed you had other pages.
05-17-2008, 03:43 PM
i agree with brody... just making them bold would help them stand out... as they would be the only bold blue items
also something like:
Professional | Personal | About | Resume | Friends
would help set them apart from one another as they kinda blend together right now
i think the banner pictures of the professional stuff arent really well balanced - the bully&scarface banners are too empty and the back of hulk isnt so interessting either. overall its way better than the old one :)
Nice work. How did it feel to model and texture Santa as a bum? :poly104:
05-17-2008, 08:06 PM
I'll see what I can do about the menu links.
I was also unsure of the pro icons balance. I'll see what I can do with that.
Santa bum was great! :) There's actually a guy around town here I've named Track Suit Santa who is a bum. I always wanted to model him ...in a track suit with the giant white hair he has.
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