11 Screens for Good Game

The crew from ABC2's Good Game were in at FBE on the 27th to interview Russell Lowe about his use of gaming technology in the education of Architecture here at FBE (and a few of his other research…


XPSs and a foam train

When our Dell XPS420 lab machines and XPS1330 staff laptops all arrived in one hit the other day there were an awful lot of boxes to deal with. Apart from admiring the new kit I had fun creating a…


inhabitat

future - forward design for the world you inhabitThe inhabitat blog is a slick looking publication that does a great job of finding all manner of nifty projects and ideas relating to product,…


Orange Sites and this little Blog

With the colour of this blog firmly entrenched in orange - I thought it might be neat to throw some other orange sites here. Perhaps they will inspire some more work on my part to jazz up the blog…


Iron Man creeps closer

The Iron Man film is due to hit us (Oz) on May 1st, here is a Superbowl bit that should peek some more interest for those not itching for it already. RDJ looks excellent and the CGwork top notch -…


Sins of a Solar Empire - Peek

Following the review in my PCPowerPlay150, Sins of a Solar Empire looks like it could make a nifty lure for the RTS genre. Despite the 2Dness of the universe, it looks expansive. I would like to see…


WoW

I have been havng fun back in WoW lately, it is a finely crafted game that delivers on so many levels. It may not be lighting up my brain with new thoughts as Portal, Crysis and Sims2 did only a few…


SOFTIMAGE XSI Showreel

I love showreels in general, though they tend not to tell a story in the same way as a trailer, they still use the principle of packing all the coolest bits on hand into the shortest time and (if…


Watchmen Costumes

The Watchmen movie is one I have blogged about a few times including here about the idea and the comic and here regarding the translation to film. Well there are images around now of the costume…


THE EYE image

Just a quick example of the neato work that comes forth when creative folk attack movie posters. This image for The Eye is a great example - clever and disturbing, just the right message. [The Eye…


Horton Hears a Who!

The delightful 20th Century Fox 3D fun of Horton Hears a Who, brings to life the wacky worlds from the imagination of Dr Seuss. The creatures are so lovingly reproduced it feels remarkable that we…


Unreal3 Dam Theatre

Team A has chosen to run with a Fabrication of the Dam Theatre by Zack Cooley and Jeffrey Huber for the Collaboration Studio. I am looking forward to seeing the group bring this unbuilt-beauty to…


iPhone for me - maybe one day

The more I see folk with an Aussie iPhone the more gadget envy I seem to have. It is simply a gorgeous piece of kit and is becoming more nifty as time goes by and the apps keep coming. When Apple…


ATI & NVIDIA

GPUland has been going gangbusters of late - how many billion rendered poly's a second can we demand and they keep steppingup to the plate. ATI have their brand spanking new Radeon HD 3870x2 beast of…


COFA online

I have been enjoying my two online COFA courses so far (though I have to say that they blur into each other still). COFA (and their Omnium setup) are very big on templates and standards - what this…


Akama Studios - CG Kit Kat Ad

The French "Ultimate Break" Kit Kat ad created by the Akama Studio has a Pixarish feel to it in terms of quality and character. The feature article on CGSociety by Paul Hellard takes us a little…


Vector Art - Illustrator goes to town

This article by Basang Panaginip, on her blog, showcases some truly amazing pieces of digital art. Titled the World's Most Photorealistic Vector Art, we see examples of peoples skills with tools like…


Crystal Palace (old, new and cg)

Way back in 1851 Joseph Paxton designed the amazing Crystal Palace to house the Great Exhibition. Though it was built I have been reflecting on it as an interesting piece of Architecture to model up…


SPORE coming in 2008 - to the Mac even

Last night, as I charged around merrily in WoW with my Troll listening to all the chatter in teamspeak, it was pretty apparent that I was very happy in my Mac OS for gaming as well - provided the…


Luciano Neves' CG Work

There is plenty of talent out there in the world of CG, to highlight this - check out the amazing work of Luciano Neves (this is a profile of his work by Lisa Thurston). He can wield apps (like 3ds…