Saturday, October 22, 2016

Art Station

I finally have an Art Station. It has work both professional and personal.  You can check it out here : Mike Kime's Art Station

Most of the work is posted from over the past 2 to 3 years.  The rest can be seen on my main site.

Saturday, December 20, 2014

New PC Build - 5960X

I built a new computer shortly after the release of the new Intel X99 platform. I had not built a new machine in 4 years and have been doing a lot of Mental Ray / V-Ray rendering.  The machine is as followed.

3dsMax 2014 : V-Ray 3

New Machine

Asus X99 Deluxe.
Intel 5960X 3.0 x 8 core
G.Skill Ripjaws 4 Series 4 x 8gb (32gb) DDR4 2400
Samsung 840 Evo 500gb SSD
Corsair RM1000 1000wPSU
Corsair H100i
Corsair C70 Military Green. Painted parts in my garage.
Nvidia 780GTX

Render Time : 16m 23s @ 4.3ghz OC w/ render temp of 43c according to DIP5

Render Time : 19m 54s @ 3.0ghz stock w/ render temp of 38c according to DIP5

Old Machine

Asus P6X58D
Intel i7 Bloomfield 950 3ghz x 4 Core
G.Skill Tripple Channel DDR3 1600
Kingston SSDNow 240GB
Thermaltake Blackwidow 850w
Cooler Master HAF 939

Render Time : 48m 16s

I rendered the same V-Ray 3dsMax 2014 scene on each machine for comparison.
The render uses 15gb of ram during rendering.

The image rendered was a raw render of the following with out all the post and photoshop work:

I overclocked the New Machine using ASUS software. It runs through clock speeds until blue screen. It got to 4.5 ghz before crashing and then set itself to 4.3.  The machine was not stable Overclocked!  It would freeze now and then. I have since set it back to default (3ghz) and the machine has been quite stable since.  Perhaps some day in the future I will try to squeeze 3.5 out of it.

It is a beast regardless of overclocking or not. Some how my performance, especially in 3dsMax viewport performance, throws my work machine under the bus!  I am very happy with it. My Work Machine is an expensive Xeon 32gb machine with a 760 card.

Zbrush Performance difference between Old Machine and New Machine

Old Machine
Zbrush: Single 3.188 Multi Tread .682
467% performance

New Machine
4.3ghz OC  Zbursh: Single 3.9,  Multi Thread .637

615% performance

Misc build pictures:

Friday, March 28, 2014

Black Moth resin kit available for Pre-Order

I was involved in sculpting for a resin kit at Industria Mechanika!  Everything is complete and ready for Pre-Orders.  The concept was done by my friend Adrian Majkrzak.

Saturday, May 11, 2013

I worked on the UE4 GDC Demo titled "Infiltrator" this year. Here is some of the work I did on that demo. It was an awesome team working tightly together. Jay Hawkins had the concept nailed and I started from his base model that he provided for the character.  I did some renders with skin/face for pre-vis fun.  

Here is some of the work I did for Gears of War : Judgement. Lots of collaboration as well as inventing and concepting.  Young Doms knife was a lot of fun to come up with and create.

Saturday, January 5, 2013


I'm deciding to call this done (at least for now).  I got inspired to do this character and just started pulling things around in Zbrush. It was rendered in Mental Ray and touched up in Photoshop.
::Click here for the site full o' images::

Friday, January 4, 2013


Super Meat Boy - HTPC/LanBox/Emu/NetRender etc...

I built an mATX PC using recycled parts from an older machine to use as a mutli-use HTPC/Game box for my theater room. The link to pictures and information is here :

Currently it is a XQPack-2, Quad2Core 3.0Ghz, 16GB DDR2-800, Zotac GT640, Corsair H60, machine with pink/white LED's and lots of custom SMB stuff.

Monday, July 16, 2012


Chun-Li is finished.  The final image can be seen here:

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

RAAM's Shadow DLC posted on Zbrush Central

RAAM's Shadow DLC is posted up at Zbrush Central.

I did the Marauder, Jace (Young), Classic Clayton Helmet, and boy....

Sunday, March 18, 2012

I started this character in 2007 and just recently "finished" him. He's part of this world called Buhm Town. There is a long wacky back story about him that I may put up some time.

Images are here : 0.0.0 on Pseudo-pod