Trend Land

[The Trend Land site] I think I first came upon this site follow links on fashion design sketches - The Trend Land site is very blog-like running heaps of short articles covering all manner of trends…


Iron Man Special Features and the HUD

I really enjoyed the special features set on the second blu-ray disk for Iron Man.Seeing how much energy from so many people is required to create something of this quality and refinement. I would…


Quantum of Solace

We went off to see the new James Bond film at the cinema last night, Quantum of Solace. There was some very nicely integrated visual effects integrated with dramatically cut and shot action…


Peter Callesen Paper

This artwork isnt the slightest bit digital, but it is very cool. Peter Callesen has created a suite of sculptural pieces from single pieces of paper. There is some link to this blog in his words…


The Resort - Crysis map by SKM

After having a browse around at various UT3 map creations yesterday, I thought I may as well allow a reply of sorts from Crysis, so I followed first link and came to The Resort by SKM. This guy has…


UT3 Maps via Map-Factory

After the assessment yesterday I had a browse around at some of the maps available online for UT3. The online maps are far more static than the student's work, which was drawing on a different type…


UT3 marking and mods

Spent some time today finalising the marks for the Real-Time Interactive Environments course submissions for Experiment 3. This final submission saw them creating environments inspired by a game and…


Iron Man Blu-Ray - Take3

Sat down to watch the full movie through in all its glory this time. The Blu-Ray resolution and clarity is great for seeing the intricacies of his suit coming together - love those sequences. Plus we…


A little more on Gaming Laptops

Just a few more links to various gaming laptop pages showing a range of machines from the likes of Asus and Metabox. The recent Gameplayer look at a suite of laptops in various form factors is titled…


Gentle Giant Models

[Gentle Giant biker scout figure from the website] One of the cool things I am yet to play with for myself is taking digital models and printing them out in 3D. With the FBE's new 3D printers (and…


SIGGRAPH Asia 2008

At one point I was entertaining the idea of heading over to Singapore to attend this mighty inaugural event that is SIGGRAPH Asia 2008. Alas it is all a little extravagant, so I will try and enjoy…


little look at Sager Laptops

Not that I can get these in any sensible way here in Australia - but it s good to keep up with how the more competitive markets are going with gaming laptops. In the US, one of the smaller companies…


Iron Man Blu-Ray - Take2

YAY - the update over the net for the player worked - took ages though.Well - at least it looks and sounds AWESOME :-) I am looking forward to watching the full set of docos on the second disk as…


Iron Man Blu-Ray - Take1

Grabbed a copy of the 2 disk Blu-Ray edition of Iron Man (thanks Richard and family for the lucky money). But it didnt like playing on my Samsung Blu-Ray player - D'oh.So I connected the player up to…


Sketchup 7

[image from the Google Setchup site] Google have unveiled and released the new version of Sketchup for us all. The release gives us a few improvements, not an overhaul by any means, but some nice…


COFA SCREENING

Last night was the first screening of the COFA graduation projects at the Chauvel Cinema. It was great to see and hear the projects in this setting - it really showed them off. There werent any…


Fibre Optic Wallpaper

The combination of technology, design and the more historic 'wallpaper' by Camilla Diedrich is very cool indeed. I like the complex patterns that our home lamps create on the walls and I can see this…


New REDs

One of the big players there for all to see at the DMF/AEAF last week was RED. The funny thing was that the timing meant that we saw nothing of their brand new kit that was released the day after,…


FerroFluids

One of the cool tangential things to come from being at the DMF/AEAF was finding out about Ferro Fluids, which inspired the Sony Cybershot TVC from theLaB here in Sydney. These special liquids with…


DMF AEAF LINKFEST

As I was doing quick bloggy bits between sessions of the Digital Media Festival incorporating the Australian Effects and Animation Festival - I didnt get to include a heap of links, images and videos…