Day86 ImagineFX

Read through the First Snow article by Marc Brunet in my ImagineFX mag. It shows good tips in terms of adjusting not just colours, but all manner of details and larger elements as the piece evolves.…


Day85 Max

Worked some more on the simple max file for the display systems. Max certainly has a unique way of making some things harder than they should be. I am finding my way around none the less.…


Day84 display model

Started a quick model of the potential look for the display panel in 3DSmax. Max is still far from smooth for me even for the simplest of tasks. That said this first effort is showing enough to…


Day83 display kit and Hero

Hero was a blast today - the save the cheerleader episode. I like the way the threads are all cut together and how the various characters all have their tiny piece to play in ticking the plot along.…


Day82 CS3 and analytics

CS3Well CS3 is alive - I dont have it of course - but a look around the Adobe site shows off the appeal. The new Photoshop CS3 extended features:…


Day81 WoW

Just a little play with WoW. I really admire Blizzards ability to create a world that is so stylistically beautiful while remaining simple (in the same way as Manga I guess). EQ2 had a lush realism…


Day80 Bryce

BryceSince I have been using DAZstudio a little, seems obvious that I would look at Bryce next in terms of the Landscape software. It seems to do the landscape generation, and trees and organics. At…


Day79 DAZphotoshop piece

Well I postworked another Aiko3 pose in photoshop after posing in DAZ Studio. This time a simple girl pose, getting the hands right took a little longer, but the tools help to an extent. Most of the…


Day78 Vue6

Vue6Continuing to look at landscapy software - this time Vue6.A quick look at their site shows an app with astonishing power - I have to try this.Here are some images of what this baby can do:…


Day77 Xfrog

XfrogTheir website doesnt inspire, but if you check out the animations on http://www.xfrogdownloads.com/greenwebNew/products/productStart.htm - ones like Growing Trees then you will be amazed. Xfrog…


Day76 Rhino & natFX

Rhino4About time Rhino came out and just looking a their website http://www.rhino3d.com/4/newfeatures.htm it certainly has some nice additions.It will be interesting to see if the rapid prototyping…


Day75 Blender

Some discussion over Bioshock today. Sebs and I reminisced over Fallout (is it the same folk or just honouring this great little adventure game from the past). I was tricked at first and thought the…


Day74 ColourDAZ

Well I did a first run through colouring the DAZ image. It didnt turn out anything like what I intended - but this is enough for today, maybe it will grow on me :-) --- I accepted my offer into…


Day73 Bioshock and more

BioshockWell it looks like it will be just as moody and scary to play as doom4 with a few twists that bring it out as something special. The open ended feel and the AI changes should make for quite…


Day72 Mags and Million Masterpiece

Grabbed some new mags - some inital comments before more thoughts later.ImagineFX Feb2007 - some amazing stuff, Marko Djudjevic and Skan Srisuwan particularly shine.3Dworld 87 - coverage of Vue and…


Day 71 Million Masterpiece and more

Started looking at the Million Masterpiece Project so I can add my part to the big ball.http://www.millionmasterpiece.com/ Only put in a background so far - should be fun to create more. The way you…


Day70 Spore, presentations and Ep1

Checked out Spore "From the mind of Will Wright, the creator of The Sims, comes SPORE™, an epic journey that takes you from the origin and evolution of life through the development of…


Day69 RT physics fun

Looked at some intersting vids on the Autodesk site pointed out by Russell. When I first looked at the new Maya it didnt seem to be this nifty - perhaps it is just getting this…


Day68 Hammer

Worked through Russell's HL2deathmatch intro tute. Simple yet effective as a starting point. I am still getting some strange video things when I run the map through hammer... [journeytime = 1 hour]


Day67 Precision

Had a look at the kind of box Dell can provide in the precision desktop workstation range for new labs at work. My precision laptop is great and the specs possible on the desktops are jaw-dropping…