FarCry2 Map Creation Vid

This vid on Gametrailers shows the ultra-sped-up creation of a level for FarCry2 showing how Crytek are continuing to deliver the ability to create wonderful environments with greater levels of…


Some Crysis Inspiration

I am keen to get in and do some real dev work in CryEngine2 once I get my session 2 courses done. Here are a few vids that show why - remembering this is all real-time is all the inspiration required…


Dawn of War II Cinematic Breakdown

There is a great little breakdown of the work done to create the Dawn of War II cinematic trailer by Chris Vandenheuvel in a CGSociety feature. Plastic Wax deployed a 3ds Max centric production by…


ImagineFX

I really enjoy diving into each new issue of ImagineFX when it arrives in my mailbox. We have been talking about it, and the tutorials they have online in my Concept Art course as well.For those with…


Motherland and Cryengine2 PreVis

Seems pretty obvious actually, that film makers would turn to the capability of modern game engines for PreVis. The flexibility of dealing with the world in an increasingly cinematic way in real-time…


Alienware Kit and Crysis Warhead

Talking to Alienware today and hearing about the coming improvements on their laptop range and indeed the interesting customers that buy into the Alienware experience (from defence and intelligence…


Wall-E

Went off to see Wall-E with the family on the weekend. Just as the trailer's show us, it is a beautiful and enoyable ride into a world where emotions and intentions are presented through gestures and…


Autodesk 2008 Student Design Challenge

Autodesk have a series of pages on their website for the results of this years student challenge. The Architecture (and grand prize) winner was from Canberra which is neat and below are the little…


Butterfly Architecture Concept Final

After a chunk of hours last night I had a little cluster of jewell-like Butterfly buildings dangling high above the valley floor. I ended up with several versions at differing levels of colour…


Astro Graphics Tardigrade

I had a look around at the mighty little Tardigrade. These tiny creatures are so hardy they can survive for some time in space, died out to 1% of normal and even heated to over 150 degrees. Anyhow, I…


Seb4D Matte Painting

A really nifty site showcasing the work of Sebastien Gaucher, Seb4D has a host of imagery and tutorials to inspire. The tip to check out the work came via my concept art course as a reference for his…


Butterfly Architecture WIP

Did a little bit of work on the Butterfly Architecture image - playing with the creation of a 'mother of pearl' luminescence for the first structure. The basics are there - will need to push the…


Butterfly Architecture Sketches

For the next piece of concept art exploring our Butterfly/Moth conflict valley - I am looking at some of the hanging splendour of the Butterfly culture. There has been a subtext amongst much of the…


Cellular Automatons and Life

[Gospers glider gun animation from the Wikipedia entry on Conway's Game of Life] I am investigating a new premise for my last Sound Construction project for the session. Taking the rule based…


Digital Architecture at FBE - Go Russ

A new video on the UNSW Youtube Channel shows off Russ' digital architecture bent. The large screens and our game engines really look the part. I think we need to create more of this sort of thing to…


SPORE - plus generative music

SPORE is here and after a week of sneaking in short bursts of enjoying its wonders myself and of seeing the kids explore the scope I am still impressed with the majesty of the whole. It may be that…


Paul Gerrard Art

One of the artistic references I used in the creation of the Moth Staff was the work of Paul Gerrard. He has created a dynamic suite of imagery that is full of complexity that I love. Here are a…


Moth Spiritualist Luna Staff Concept - Digital

After a few hours I have a fully rendered version of the Moth Civilisation's Spiritualist Luna Staff Concept. I used several background texture images to build a complex space for the staff to live…


Urban Circus Canberra Model

Looking through the Digital Urban blog (as one does) I noted are great little video of the Urban Circus guys showing off their real-time visualisation software with their model of Canberra. Check out…


Moth Staff Concept Sketches

The next part of the Concept Art course is another piece for our Lepid Valley Butterfly vs Moth world. This time an object/artefact, a shamanistic staff used by the mystics of the Moth civilisation…