Day208 COFA and the Panel

For The BirdsWhen I was grabbing Luxo Jr. I couldnt help grabbing "For the Birds" as well. I got it from iTunes as well, but there is also info over on the Pixar site (http://www.pixar.com). I had…


Day207 Maya, Animation and Big Screens

Maya TutesWhen I first heard that modelling in things like Maya could all be done starting with a simple primative like a cube I was pretty inspired. The helmet tutorial walks us through a nice…


Day206 More Priciples and Maya

Principles of Traditional Animation applied to 3D AnimationThis paper by Pixar's John Lasseter [From ACM Computer Graphics, Volume 21, No. 4, July 1987] walks us through the Disney created 12…


Day205 12 Disney and Robots

Disney's 12 Principles of AnimationRead through a lovely piece on the Disney animation principles, which date from the outset of animation of this type, but still have significant relevance today.…


Day204 Big Screens and Mayaing

Big Screen LoanerWe had our loan/demo 46" Touch enabled LCD panel up and running today. I setup my M90 to run it for the week and plan to work off the MBPro for that time. The 1920x1080 HD res is…


Day203 Gaming and SC

Gaming DiscussionFollowing the start of the game design group sessions we had some interesting discussions over lunch and on the list. --- Screen CultureLecture 1 of the course today. The reader is…


Day202 Game Design and SC

Game Design GroupWe had our first gathering of the little game design bunch. Due to some timetabling conflicts we only had 5 to get us started - but that was fine. We all came with some nice…


Day201 my MDM begins

MDM kickoffFirst classes in my Masters of Digital Media today. First up was an intro tute for Screen Culture followed by our first assault on Maya. We only scratched the surface of Maya in the class…


Day200 Elephants Dream

DAY200 Yippee and my MDM kicks off with my first class tomorrow which seems appropriate. --- Elephants DreamThe fully open source movie with Blender at its heart has sparked all manner of interest…


Day199 Id's Tech 5, TED SPORE and Civ4 expands

Id's Tech 5Id (http://www.idsoftware.com/) (those mighty folk who brought us Quake, Doom and the like arent sitting still while other heavies bring forth ever more amazing game engines. Id's John…


Day198 Transformers Alex Jaeger

Transformers Art Director Alex Jaegercontinuing my look at the CG giant that is Transformers I checked out the article on Alex Jaeger over at CGSociety…


Day197 Iron Man look

Iron Man PreviewILM are hard at work on another huge movie coming our way - Iron Man (http://www.ironmanmovie.com/). Tony Stark is none other than Robert Downey Jr and the supporting cast has some…


Day196 Transformers in 3DWorld and more

3D World Transformers feature articleGot Issue 94 of 3DWold and it sports a good article on the work ILM did for Transformers. The images on show are those we get charging around the web, but they…


Day195 COFA Welcome and Bags

COFA Welcome Had my first real taste of COFA (http://www.cofa.unsw.edu.au) for my upcoming Masters of Digital Media studies. It was good to meet some fellow students and get around the Padington…


Day194 E3 and QTVRs

E3 2007Here are some E3 vids that deserve watching: Unreal 3http://www.unrealtournament3.com/http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XJdF_O0Xk5EThe engine on display here is simply 'unreal' and though the…


Day193 E3 Vids

E3 2007 Trailers and VideosPrompted by some of the snippets I am hearing from E3 (http://www.e3expo.com/) I thought I would just dive into some of the eye-candy that is on offer from this big event.…


Day192 Maya and Pirates

Maya Tutesbegan working through the tutorials that come with Maya today and they are slow going for some reason. Part of it comes when I have to work out what is gong on when things dont go exactly…


Day191 FSM sketching

FSM (Flying Spaghetti Monster) sketches Did a bit of work on ideas for some FSM jewelry (necklace probably). For those not in the know the FSM is the Flying Spaghetti Monster - see these links for…


Day190 Order of the Phoenix

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Dived in and saw the latest installment to become a movie (very nice site: http://www.harrypotterorderofthephoenix.com/) of the awesome series that is Harry…


Day189 Maya beginnings

I started my journey into Maya today - well I got as far as installing and watching some intro video help. I am greatly looking forward to diving into this baby over the coming months.