Gmod Class and more

We had our first set of tutorials for the new BENV2423 Design & Realtime Interactivity today where the students were exploring Garry's Mod. It was great to see the different approaches that…


Steampunk Keyboard

Came across this awesome construction project to create a steampunk computer keyboard. I am not sure what the 'touch' is like - but it is awesome anyhow - such style. [Images of the constructed…


Sound and Concept art begin

My MDM session 2 courses have kicked off this week with a bang. Sound Construction 1This field is completely new to me and our first play with Pro Tools was fascinating. All the things that I…


FBE Blogs

With the growing popularity of blogging to support learning outcomes and staff/student interaction in courses here in FBE, there is now a blog to help group them together here on blogspot:…


De Blob

[de Blob Screenshot from the official THQ site] The WII is a remarkable addition to console-land and brings a host of new gaming styles and personalities to the fore. One new game about to hit the…


OinkSketchFrogUp

Just a little playing around in sketchup for fun:


SporeTube

With the creative and fun filled times of Spore getting ever closer (Sept 7th) it is fun to see that it has again inspired at E3 and has a channel bursting with activity on Youtube as well. The SPORE…


FallingWater Viz

We used the Kasperg Falling water HL2 engine model of Frank Lloyd Wright's Falling water as our exemplar real-time Architectural visualisation in last sessions Collaboration Studio. Digital Urban…


Joe Mad and Darksiders

I have always really loved the comic styling of Joe Mad (Joe Madureira) and have fond memories of Battle Chasers in particular. JoeMadFan is the best place to start exploring his dynamic work…


Wii Remote on Displays

Johnny Lee has created some really clever adaptations (hacks) using the Wii remote to create an interactive whiteboard and a VR style head tracking display. His TED talk is quite special where he…


The Time Machine

Watched The Time Machine on DVD today from 2002 - though it seems longer ago (maybe that is because of bits of the original playing in my head). I like the steampunk look to the tech and there are…


Crysis Creation Mod and Alienware firepower.

One thing I am hoping to find some serious time for in the next few months is Crysis Modding. I am even thinking of going insane and getting an Alienware laptop as part of that endeavour.Anyhow, have…


Poser Artists

I continue to be mighty impressed with what people can create using Poser (and even DAZ). When I get my junk mail from the Renderosity store etc there is a steady stream of products and rendering.…


Gaming Laptops and the new HP Touch Screen

I am just doing a little exploring on the 15" gaming laptop front to see if it may warrant a second laptop in that arena for me to support the Macbook Pro. This might enable a range of…


Crysis Natural Mod

I may have looked at this briefly when it appeared - but it is worthy of another look - showing just how amazing cryengine2 can be - here is the vid from the Crysis Natural Mod: Natural Mod 2.0 for…


Crysis Vids

Noting that the next expansion to Crysis is scheduled for later in the year I thought I would see what people have been doing with the engine lately on youtube - here is what I found - awesome fun:…


Check out Alex Stratulat

After seeing his great work yesterday on his 3D model of Angelina Jolie - lets take a closer look. His site, AlexStratulat.com has extra images of his work which show how it generated in a fashion:…


Game Stats

We were looking at game data today and it is interesting to see some of the numbers and trends in gaming over the years. We started by just seeing the amazing numbers that SPORE is generating when it…


CGgirls Comp

The 3DM3 site has now had 3 competitions voting on some amazing pieces of CG work with a 'girl' theme. There is a mixture of styles in the mix - but they all represent artists with awesome talent and…


Trailers trailers trailers

I have been looking at creating a trailer (maybe showreel is a better term) or two of the student digital work from FBE. I should dive in and create some, but I thought I would look into what…