WoWing again with TeamSpeex

Back into group gaming (World of Warcraft) again - great fun. We all rolled up new Shammy Trolls on Khaz'Goroth with names starting with Mojo - should prove fun to develop the concept. I like how…


Alicia Drawings

A post with a difference today, some awesome little pics by Alicia (7). She did these drawing from her head just having fun at morning care over the last 2 days. I was sure she must have used some…


Collaboration Tools - well a Wiki

With my upcoming involvement in the Collaboration Studio we need to get our heads around tools like Wikis. Rather than spin one up, we are looking at online ones that will not only be good for the…


3 SCREENS

We have had the 3 screens setup in the office for a little bit now and they have their first official event as a trio tomorrow morning. We have tested a range of game engines and other things to get…


CG Oscars

Golden Compass took out the Visual Effects statue - ekelent.Pixar did it again with Ratatouille grabbing the Animated Feature Award.Animated Short went to Peter and the Wolf... --- hard luck Cate!


WoWing da Mac

Today I finished downloading (ouch) and isntalling World of Warcraft on my Mac (native). This is something that I have been looking forward to - seeing the Mac Platform run games of note.[WoW…


AEC Magazine, news on Opera House & GC

The site for AEC Magazine has all manner of news in the CG Architecture front. The topline article at the moment is Greg Corke's piece on the Remodelling of an Icon (Our Sydney Opera House no less).…


Kuwait's Khabary Future City

After looking at some of the Architectural wonders coming to life in Dubai and Beijing lately I was intrigued to come across this huge development in Kuwait. The Khabary City is a vast complex of new…


Russ' Art in Newcastle

The installation artwork by Russell Lowe, Adrian McGregor and Richard Goodwin was a great success at the recent Back to the City art event n Newcastle. Their work consisted of a shipping container…


Aiko4

I still havent had a good go of Poser and Daz Studio, but the ads I get each week show off the impressive array of content created for them, like Aiko. I have looked at Aiko 3 (it was a freebie with…


MDM second session

After a fair amount of indecision and changes at the COFA end I am now lined up with my 2 courses for S1.2008. While I should really be doing Digital Theory and Aesthetics with Anna Munster again, I…


VRay vs Mental Ray

VRay is the darling of Architectural rendering with a real dominance of the 3ds Max visualisation in this area. That said 3ds Max ships with Mental Ray and soon enough we will have MR in Revit as…


Rappelz Art and More

I came across Rappelz, a free fantasy MMORPG, via an ad featuring the lovely Concept art. The game actually looks pretty good considering the cost involved in playing others. Check out the video…


Star Wars: The Clone Wars

The continuing telling of the Star Wars story is about to take its next step with an animated feature film and ongoing TV series. While we've had several series of the 2D animated Clone Wars this new…


VES Awards

It is awards season and the VES Awards (Visual Effects Society) is another of them which showcases the great work in visual effects. CGSociety's Rene Dunlop covers the event on the site and it…


Stage6 and Onimusha

Youtube is without any doubt the king of online video, but there are scores of others, many of which have features that make them appealing for various reasons. In looking around at…


Annie Awards

The annual animation awards called the Annies was held in LA on the 10th of February and it was definitively Pixar's Ratatouille that scampered away with things. The winners in all the categories…


Autodesk 2009

After a meeting with Autodesk M&E today there was obviously lots of news and change in the wings for the software juggernaut. We had organised the meeting to get a feel from them on the products…


Macs and Gelaskins

The number of people I run into with Apple hardware these days (esp at uni) seems far higher of late. I can be in a meeting where multiple people will whip there MacbookPro's out onto the desk -…


Terminator TV

Ep 1 of Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles today. The kickoff was right on the mark for delivering the feel of the films - right down to the dream. Things keep going from there with plenty of…