Day329 WoW and the Western

WoWI have been pottering away with Ogroin again today, it is actually quite enjoyable moving onto a new quest and seeing how Blizzard have modelled up a new set of challenges for me. They really do a…


Day328 Unreal 3 Arrives

Unreal 3The other heavyweight FPS modding dream is here - Unreal Tournament 3. I have my (rather fat) collectors edition tin case with the book and those juicy modding tutorials. First step = find…


Day327 Noesis & WoW Movies

NoesisI forgot about those clever folk at Noesis for the training DVD idea. They are all about modding and gaming of course, but could give us another great set of tutes to cover some specific areas…


Day326 Training Documentaries

Training MethodsI continued to look at some training options for the staff and students. The 3DBuzz samples I went through were interesting in that they had the voices of an instructor and someone…


Day325 Gnomon Bundles & Gaming

Gnomon Workshop & Other Training DVD FolkI have been looking at the long standing powerhouse of DVD training, the Gnomon Workshop for their bundles that might give us here at work a huge resource…


Day324 Pirates3

Pirates FinaleI have only just got around to watching the final in the trilogy that is the Pirates of the Caribbean - at Worlds End. I have been enjoying the soundtrack for a few months now and it…


Day323 XPS and Elections

XPS1730I had a little play with Kate's new XPS1730 with its SLI graphics and grunt to burn. Boy it is a big beasty though, even compared to my M90. The transformer is GIGANTIC. I look forward to…


Day322 Unreal 3 Approacheth & Crysis Editing

Unreal 3 in NovemberThe other big gun (both figuratively and litterally) coming our way in the 3D enginewars is of course Unreal 3. Originally it looked like it would hit our machines before Crysis,…


Day321 Big Crysis, Bonus Stuff & Notebookcheck

Crysis : BIG and BeautifulIn the office I connected my Dell M90 to the Mitsubishi 46" LCD and then dived into Crysis where I bravely set the res to 1920x1080 and all the graphics options to HIGH.…


Day320 Crysising

Crysis PlayIt was back into combat with the enemy in Crysis - surrounded by environmental beauty as always. I was onto tank combat at the end of today - it makes a change of pace. Here are a couple…


Day319 SL Windlight & Morning Run Amok

Second Life WindlightWith all the fun things happening about the place I havent been back to Second Life for what seems like ages now. The world still has great appeal as a huge immersive sanbox and…


Day318 Edge of Remorse, the ARCH & DU's London SL

Edge of RemorseFollowing the leads from both my Machinima for Dummies book and the plugs from the Return's site I found myself at Riot Films the makers of Edge of Remorse which won 2 Machinima Film…


Day317 Crysis & The Return

Crysis ContinuesAs the combat continues - the reliance on stealth-mode is quite high. It is kinda cool that I can hide by a tree in stealth as more and more of the bad-guys come looking for me and a…


Day316 WoWing Machinima and more Crysis

WoW MachinimaI am bout half way through my Machinima for Dummies book (having a ball reading it btw - Hugh and Johnnie make for a fun ride). Chapter 11 is all about making Machinima inside World of…


Day315 Crysis

Crysis TimeYes, after much anticipation the journey (both in game and creatively through the editors and coming sdk) has begun. EditorThe first thing I wanted to do was see the editor in action. At…


Day314 AEAF Day3

Australian Effects and Animation Festival - ThuLucky last day, again completely dominated by MacbookPros by the presenters, this time round we had 4 of the Macs and 2 used DVDs - no Windows to be…


Day313 AEAF Day2

Australian Effects and Animation Festival - WedAnother great day at the event. This time the Mac/PC split of the presenters was more even, 3 MacbookPros, 1 Dell, 1 IBM and one desktop PC (which…


Day312 AEAF Day1

Australian Effects and Animation Festival - TueOn my way to the event in the morning I was reading my Machinima for Dummies book, which I felt was quite appriopriate given some of the sessions that…


Day311 AEAF Preview and back with Lara

Australian Effects and Animation FestivalI am off to the AEAF as part of the Digital Media Festival starting tomorrow. Though I was disappointed that Scott Benza from ILM and Transformers wont be…


Day310 Machinima and more HLing

MachinimaAfter seeing a review for Machinima for Dummies on the Renderosity site by Ricky Grove, I grabbed a copy from the Konokuniya bookshop at the Hilton in the City. They still have 20% off…