iTunes now sports TV for OZ

The Aussie iTunes store now has TV shows for us which is a step in the right direction. I liked that the World of Warcraft South Park episode is the top episode on the site - neat. It is just so…


TMNT on DVD

Watched the TMNT DVD a couple of times after getting it yesterday. It is a craftily created 3D CG film that brings to life these characters while retaining the cartoon styling and visual quality. The…


Liam Kemp's CG wizardry

Liam Kemp brings technical prowess and excruciating detail to the creation of digital people. His digital women have been prominent in things like Maxim's Cyberbabe feature and articles in 3DWorld…


Autodesk having more fun with a big screen

Found another vid from Autodesk showing off their super multitouch screen, it would be so awesome to have one of these.


iPhone wondering

With the possibility of an iPhone creping closer I thought it sane to check out what this baby cant do (there is alot of course despite all the neato things it can). Video: I thought the lack of…


GIS online mapping

Having a lok at how we might overlay a range of extra information on our view of the world. In a very Augmented Reality kinda way with iPhones and GPS I can see us moving through real spaces seeing…


RP with the kids

I have been thinking about a look at a Roleplaying game with the kids - engage them at their fluid dynamic gaming rather than the structured style that computer gaming and many board games push.This…


Big Buck Bunny

After seeing Big Buck Bunny a short time ago I was then waiting for the current issue of 3D World to hit my mailbox. Issue 106 is all about Open Source, including Blender based projects like Big Buck…


3D House Vid

This is an interesting little video showing off a 3D model of a regulation large house, but it is the presentation which is quite engaging here. Though real-time vis is more attractive all the time,…


Collab Studio Imagery

With the final presentations for the Collaboration Studio groups coming up on Wed, here are some preview screenshots of the work. This was the project done in groups for ARCH1392 which saw them…


Mobiles, Data and Augmented Reality

In looking at the potential of the iPhone I am most excited by the idea of mixing digital versions of the world with that of the physical world. There is a neat article by Jonathan Fildes on BBC…


Gaming

Had a great time in WoW again - it really is a clever game for getting people together and allowing so many different play styles to intersect. Plus I may have spent some time getting to grips with…


SPORE - Creature Creator

With SPORE crawling closer by the minute, we can now play with a version of the Creature Editor that will be a part of the full deal. Just download the Win or OSX version and off you go - creating…


Apple Store Opens here in Sydney

Yep, it's alive - should head into the city and check the George St Sydney Apple Store out on the weekend maybe. This store will have two big days really, one today as the doors first open and…


New RoboCup Bots (and Big Dog)

The RoboCup is changing this year from the long standing Sony Aibo doggies to the new Aldebaran NAO biped robots. We have marvelled at the RoboCup for years now, and UNSW's mighty Computer Science…


The Musee Des Confluences

One piece of architecture that I came across doing my COFA Digital Arch course was Coop Himmelb(l)au's Musee Des Confluences. The architecture is dynamic, overflowing with digital interpretations of…


Dam Theatre on UT3

Had a preview from the Group A of where their UT3 model is up to. The environment is looking great and the actual Dam Theatre has elements that are working, with more to come. Final presentations for…


UT3 in Architectural Practice

An example of real-time engines finding their way into current architectural practice - and at the small domestic end even can be found at Lara Caldera Architects. Andrew Wallace is a final year UNSW…


Night at the Museum

Saw Night at the Museum today on DVD, though I didnt really get into the film that much, there is plenty of effects work on display, either compositing of full CG as with the skeletal T-Rex. It is…


Wii Games

I have only had a few brief goes of the Wii, but it is a very clever advance in interface for gaming in general which Nintendo are great at. Have a look at this video for Alone in the Dark (I still…