Oscar Shootout on VFX

This year has another suite of heavyweights duking it out for the VFX Oscar. CGSociety have a nice article covering the 'race' by Barbara Robertson. With the winner of the little golden statue to…


Marvel Zombies & Arthur Suydam

Marvel ZombiesContinuing the Comic feel of the last few days, there was obviously lots of fun to be had startng back in 2005 when the concept of Marvel Zombies first reared its half rotting head.…


Jae Lee and The Dark Tower

Since I am enjoying the ride Stephen King is giving me in The Dark Tower, when I hear that Marvel is making a comic prequel - that really warrants a closer look. Then when I see that the artwork is…


Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer (DVD)

As I failed to catch this at the Cinema when it came out, it about time I grabbed the DVD and saw what this second instalment has to offer. The first Fantastic 4 movie I really enjoyed, it wasnt just…


Spirit - Stallion of the Cimarron (DVD)

This Dreamwork's animated film - almost a classic now, (watched it on DVD today - havent watched for quite a while). Spirit is really a masterful piece of 3D and 2D integration. Articles like this…


draft blogger and gadgets

Yes, if you log into draft.blogger.com to edit your blog you get access to the test bits and bobs the mighty Googlefolk are working on. One of which is the ability to add an iGoogle Gadget to your…


Sketching and Fan4

Did a few more sketches while watching Fantastic 4. Not only are the original creations by Marvel very cool, I really like the way it came together in the film. The CG work is very nice, binding…


Blakes7 and some more Watchmen

No digital stuff today of note, though I did start on the Blakes 7 DVDs, Terry Nation of Dr Who fame weaves an interesting enough tale to get us in and despite the very old feel to it all, it is…


Leopard, iLife08 and Adium

I was very much dragging the chain there for a bit, but I now find myself sitting in front of both the OS upgrade to Leopard and the update of iLife to 08. I have Time Machine chugging away on my…


NEW Blog Name & Look

This blog now has a neater URL and name. Now just OINKFROG.blogspot.com without the 3D, this better reflects the more diverse nature of things covered here including design, illustration, gaming and…


CGSphere Idea

Looking back over the last handful of days things have become decidedly illustrative (2D) - so thought I would check back on CG Sphere to see how things were going. I think the site is such a clever…


Jo Chen - Buffy Cover

I was instantly attracted to the great work that Jo Chen pulled out on the Dark Horse Buffy Season 8 #1 Comic Cover.[Cover of Buffy S8.1 by Jo Chen from CoverBrowser] We can see more of her and her…


The Watchmen (Graphic Novel and soon Movie)

Hearing that Zack Snyder (of 300 fame) was tackling the classic work of the Watchmen inspires a closer look long before we get to see it in 2009. The movie adaptation already has its website all…


Aeon Flux & Peter Chung

Watching another handful of the Aeon Flux cartoons is a real revelation. Most of the time I finish an episode and I just feel completely confused about what it could all mean. That said they are…


Day365 Sketches and Watching Stuff

Sketches while watching thingsI had fun doing a series of sketches on various topics wile veging out watching things like: Tombstone (I love a good western and this is chockers full of telent);…


Day364 Crysis End and TRA

Crysis EndYep, just before my hols I saved my progress in Crysis faced with a huge battle on the deck of the aircraft carrier. Little did I know that that was essentially the end of the game. I…


Day363 iCinema, OQO, Pedro and more

iCinema VisitMy second visit to the iCinema facility here at UNSW. The kids loved it, though it was only 30mins and covered just their T_Visionarium app. --- OQOSince seeing the ultra-thinness of the…


Day362 Check out Andrew Jones

Andrew JonesThere is a very neato article by Renee Dunlop on CGSociety about Andrew Jones the creative director of Massive Black. He is a great example of what a digital artist can be, delivering not…


Day362 Macworld 2008

Apple's Macworld 2008Steve Jobs and the Apple team always seem to be able to launch things and make them feel special, new and surprising. How they keep a lid on their developments is quite amazing…


Day361 Aardman Tute and Aard Wars

Ardman Professor Tutorial from 3DW1003DWorld 100 has a neat little Maya tutorial by Steve Roberts, who is a character modeller and rigging artist at Aardman Animations. I started on the tute - boy do…