Warhammer Online 1 : Cinematics

The might of Mythic and EA are being brought to bear in an MMORPG take on the GamesWorkshop world of Warhammer. Yes Warhammer Online : Age or Reckoning is going to be big. There is no shortage of…


Jumper

Watches Jumper for the first time on DVD, a really interesting concept nicely portrayed, but poorly finished off.The idea of having the jumpers and the Paladin's hunting them is solid, however the…


Clone Wars

[Count Duku unleashing hte dark side of the force in Star Wars Clone Wars - from the official site] Got to see Star Wars - Clone Wars with the kids last night. It is a very cartoony approach to the…


Chain Lace Fence

Found this great idea for a chain link fence on the Lost at E Minor blog (via my concept art course). This is a great idea to bring some thought, design and even artistry to a utility product that…


Vexille

This Japanese animated film is a glorious blend of the the anime look and styling with the wonders of 3D CG. I really like this approach, it is like a 3D comic and seeing the character of…


Unity Engine

I was reading a little about the Unity Engine which allows for some very nice real-time 3D across any platform really. This means that from PCs to consoles to browsers to iPhones, the engine helps…


Image Metrics new vid from SIGGRAPH 2008

Those guys at Image Metrics have a new video, more of a blend of animation, rotoscoping and performance capture I guess. There is a good article by Jonathan Richards for Times Online which has the…


Spykee Meccano Bots

Another little robot that would be great fun to have a play with is the Erector Spykee. For a little toy to come with so many features is great, if it were autonomous then it would be astounding :-)…


THE DARK KNIGHT

Circumstances had conspired to prevent me from getting to a big screen to see the masterpiece that is THE DARK KNIGHT. Given that, I headed into IMAX, if I was going to see the latest Batman…


The Murder of Crows

I heard about the sound installation by Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller via my Sound Construction course. Forming part of the Sydney 2008 Biennale this work was something new to me : The Murder…


G Engine 5

For our first submission in Sound Construction 1 we have to create a short piece using a set of sound bites in ProTools. I created an audio piece that builds engine-like to a crescendo and warp-like…


Apple Kung Fu Character Concept

As part of my latest task for my COFA Concept Art course I generated these ideas for a fruit and veges vs junk food computer game for a platform like the Wii. I then rendered up the Apple version…


Green Autodesk

Here at FBE we have a growing usage of a wider set of the Autodesk toolsets. It was interesting to hear that Autodesk had acquired the Ecototect software which we also use and we look forward to see…


COFA Courses

Had fun at the Sound Construction class again as we learnt some more of the dark arts of Pro Tools while we continued our walk through the history of sound (electronic music related) which concluded…


Shawn Alan Peters Vanity Unfair

I was admiring the work of Shawn Alan Peters via his website which features some inspirational digital works. There are some great examples of sketch through to final piece image sequences which over…


Dermot Power Concept Art

One of the artists we have discussed a little in the Concept Art course was Dermot Power. He has done work for a range of projects including several Harry Potter films, Star Wars EpII and others. His…


Apple Watch Colour

I dived in and using the sketches from the other day brought the gold, silver and glowing watch face to life amongst a complex field of leaves, texture and apple-like colour. I had a ball doing this…


I Am Legend

Got to see I am Legend for the first time on DVD today. The film is engaging and has some great suspenseful moments in a plot that leaves alot of thinking for the mind to do. The standout for me was…


Apple Concepts

For Concept Art I am working through some ideas for watches/jewellery and find myself in sketch mode so far. Bringing these to life digitally is the next step, which I am looking forward to. Here is…


Audio Construction

I have been playing with Pro Tools and I find myself a fair way behind in what I wand and what I can do. It is a fun process though. I find myself making a semi-rhythmic piece that builds something…