Day148 RoboRedCentre and tech discussions

Red Centre Modelling in RoboBlitz (Unreal3)Russ has been carrying the flag here with getting geometry into the Unreal3 engine via Roboblitz. A graduate has been working on a Max model of the foyer of…


Day147 Digital Presentations and Falling Water

Digital PresentationsSpent time in several ways today looking at what the future of a digital design presentation (includings crits and juries) might take. What interfaces are…


Day146 Digital Urban, Kaufmann House & MotionBuilder

Digital Urban BlogThis blog (http://www.digitalurban.blogspot.com/) explores a range of design and visualisation ideas - many of which are realtime and taking on the same realms as we are. To quote…


Day145 Collisions

Experimenting with collisions in the new UnrealEd that comes with Roboblitz using imported static meshes from 3DSmax. Well, I found out several ways to handle the collisions by generating collision…


Day144 Form.Z

Form.Z If you check out the promo paragraph on the Form.Z site (http://www.formz.com/products/formz.html) it is a software package geared right at what FBE is all about and ideas that I am…


Day143 ZBrush 3

ZBrush 3 arrives I had a little peek at what was coming in the preview section of the Pixologic site (http://www.pixologic.com/home.php) for Zbrush3 a few weeks ago. Well now it has arrived and…


Day142 Spiderman3

Spiderman 3About time I tackled this blockbuster, after seeing it last night, hearing from one of its creators earlier in the week and reading the feature in 3D World 92 - here is my take on…


Day141 Blink3D

Blink3D and 3D worldsThe article by George Lippert on Renderosity (http://www.renderosity.com/news.php?viewStory=13604) talks about the space in which Blink3D operates and some of the initiatives in…


Day140 GMod LUA start

GMod adds some serious LUA scripting capabilities to HL2 and the GMod site (http://www.garrysmod.com/wiki/?title=Lua) has some kick-off info for using it.This should all be fun to play with (just…


Day139 GMod Extras

GMod ExtrasI dove onto the Garry's mod site again today and decided to give all these babies a whirl. They all relate to the changes we are thinking about for Architectural type design and…


Day138 Crysis

CrysisCrysis (http://www.electronicarts.co.uk/games/8456/) is EA's next super FPS based around the Far Cry engine - well in this case CryENGINE 2. The zero-G combat sounds interesting and brings the…


Day137 Autodesk Event and "Phillip"

Autodesk Event - Lustre and MayaLights, Camera, Action, and More here in Sydney was the start of Autodesk's digital film event tour. We got to see two main presentations, the first by Tracey Williams…


Day136 Starcraft2 & RoboBlitz

Starcraft2Yes Blizzard has a sequal coming for the might that was starcraft - enter Starcraft2 (http://www.starcraft2.com/). One of the excellent things that the original Starcraft gave us was the…


Day135 SimCity

SimCity4Spent my time as a virtual Mayor in Sim City (http://simcity.ea.com/) today - such a clever little game and not a hint of slaughter to be seen. I have experimented with several city styles…


Day134 GMod Inflator

Gmod InflatorA new update for GMod, this one brings us (amongst other things) the Inflator Tool (http://www.garrysmod.com/?dont_buff_my_pylon=47) which is another piece in the puzzle to have editable…


Day133 MacFUSE & Google Analytics

MacFUSEAnother inspired piece of software from the mids of those clever Google folk. MacFUSE (http://code.google.com/p/macfuse/) allows the Mac to see all manner of data as if it were part of the…


Day132 Concept Cars

Concept CarsAs part of a branding exercise here are some of the 'concept cars' that I found to illustrate an image. This are is full of some very inspired design and thinking looking forward for us…


Day131 3Dyoutubing & GModding

Doll FaceA super little 3D video by Andrew Hu (http://youtube.com/watch?v=zl6hNj1uOkY). It shows a great handling of 3D, integration of video footage and a deep and meaningful message all packaged in…


Day130 GMod and Machinima

Gmod ScriptingWell, Gmod brings LUA scripting to the table, the same scripting as WoW actually which will bring some comonality to our purpose. I am not sure where all the good info is on how to get…


Day129 Lord of the Rings Online & MorphVOX

LOTROLord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar is here and taking on the saturated MMORPG market. Will there be enough in this baby to lure gamers into a new world - famous as that world might be?A…