Wednesday, January 02, 2013


I was recently chastised for not posting as much as I should. This post is not to say that I will do better to post and blah blah new year blah blah reliable yakkity shmakkity. I have good reasons to not be updating. Mainly, I got a job at Bioware in Austin working on SW:TOR. Awesome group of people here. For realsies they are. All of what I do is under NDA's until it shows up in game and then I can show what I worked on, but by then I am usually tired and need to take a bubble bath or something similarly manly. That keeps me pretty busy most of the time. The work, not the bubble baths.

Also, I am working on a side project called "The Price". Both of my followers should go check it out right now. The entire animatic was just posted online for a limited time. It gives me chills every time I watch it. I am doing a lot of technical character stuff for it. Materials. Lighting. Skin. Fur.  Here is a wallpaper for you so I can at least have an image on this post.

Also, I have started up a Flickr account. Check it out. And if you have a Flickr account, add me as a contact and favorite all my photos, because that's what friends do......they do stuff I want them to do.

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Zibler Pinup

I have a bad habit of not posting stuff for a while. I will most likely never break that bad habit. But here is something to show that I at least think about still doing art work on my own time. It is inspired by a drawing from the great Mr. Denis Zibler.

Here's the thread on Zbrush Central just in case any of you want to go there to check it out too.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Demo Reel

Well, it took me a while, but I finally got my act together and made a demo reel.

Michael Hoopes Demo Reel from Moops on Vimeo.

Click on the link below the video to watch it in 720p resolution.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Julia Bax

So, I found this funny 'lil concept by Julia Bax. I about laughed so hard I fell out of my seat.

Concept by Julia Bax:

My rendition:

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

I went to the San Diego Comic Con a few months ago and met Brett Bean. I looked at his sketchbook and fell in love with this drawing.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Folding @ Home

Sorry, no art to post today. We are in crunch mode something serious right now.

For those of you who don't know what Folding@Home is, read up on it.

I have been doing this for the last few weeks and it's pretty cool. I have it running on two computers and my PS3.

On my own, I have rising through the protein folding nerd ranks to be #45809 of 1526169 people who are doing protein folding. I started my own team, but I am the only one on my team. So right now, my team rank is #12115 of 196297 teams. Impressive for one guy, yeah?

If anyone else out there would like to join my team, download and install their client. If you are unsure which version to install, feel free to post a reply here or send me an email. My team number is: 201373

If you have questions, comments, concerns, or ridicule, you may take it up with this guy.

The End.

Saturday, January 01, 2011