CGSociety Year in Review

A fun way to close off is the CG Society CG Retrospective for 2008.The countdown of some of the coolest pieces of CG news and creations is lotsa fun. [Kung Fu Panda is one of the elements and this…


Holidaying and Games Workshop

Well - it will be a little quiet here on the Oinkfrog Blog for the next week as I enter more remote locations - Armidale. I thought it worth mentioning that I have been assembling and painting…


Star Wars at the Powerhouse

The Powerhouse Museum is playing host to the Star Wars Imagination exhibition at the moment and I took the kids yesterday to see the fun. To be honest I was a fair bit more excited than they were as…


Arty Flasks

For some presents this year I quickly created some unique thermos flasks. The first is a rendered tracing of my hand holding on. It was feeling a little grim, but some of the dots are little smilies…


Lotsa films, even a Clash of Titans

As it is kinda holiday season I have been watching plenty of little bits and pieces, from my very few Blu-Ray films to a plethora of others on DVD from Tomb Raider to Spy Kids... Plus there have been…


Monsterpocalypse

I was pottering around in The Tin Soldier today, as one does, and saw some guys setting up a new collectable 3D tabletop game from Privateer Press by the name of MONSTERPOCALYPSE. This has been a…


Dell XPS Studio 13

It seems like only a few days ago I was hassling our Dell rep about the XPS line-up, that models like the 13 hadnt been keeping up with developments in tech. Well, I see today that Engadget has a…


Placebo Effects

There is a little article in my 3DWorld 112 showing some architectural visualisation by Placebo Effects - a Norwegian vis house that has some fun stuff to look at. Their site has a simple but elegant…


Gisele's water dress

Following on from looking at the Mattoni water dress commercial, here is a quick look at supermodel Gisele and her graphic ads for her sandals. Her flash website for the eco sandles is a pretty…


Mattoni CG Water Dress

[images from the Mattoni water dress ad captured from the Motionographer vid] I saw in my 3D World 112 some images from an ad for Mattoni mineral water by Velvet and Black Mountain Studios featuring…


Brittany Bell Design

[Brittany Bell Image from her blog] For a graduating NZ Interior Architecture student, the gorgeous and refined work of Brittany Bell is something to admire. Russell Lowe was explaining how he taught…


Airport Webtrack

Seeing the growing number of ways we can see our world unfold around us is great fun. Things like Google's Earth, Maps and Streetview show us our world in a very accessible way. Enter the Australian…


Bolt is coming and coming fast

The upcoming new CG animated feature from Disney titled Bolt is looking absolutely stunning. With legend John Lasseter at the helm we are set for a treat in terms of endearing characters with…


City of Heroes - Issue13

The latest update to City of Heroes is live now, not that I have played for a looong time now, but it is still fun to see the additions and changes come. Issue 13 delivers a bunch of new…


CGSociety Stempunk Challenges

The crowd at CGSociety seem to have the steampunk look on the mind, with one challenge just completed and another starting based in the style. I love the look of steampunk, how it brings a hand-made…


Comics

Went off the the sale at Kings Comics today. Came away with only a few pieces - though I could have come away with HEAPS more. I would love to have some of the figurines around my desk for some 3D…


External Graphics

Well, it was over a year ago that I was looking at external graphics adapters for laptops. Fujitsu, as part of their new AMILO Notebook 3650 has released an external GraphicsBooster. The little box…


Old Advert

The might of photoshop is brought to bear on a whole heap of things these days. It was interesting seeing the work they were doing in BEES on body image and beauty by manipulating photos at the UNSW…


Darth Toaster

When Mal first mentioned this baby, I thought it was such a great idea. Not just in the cool patterns like this that toasters should be able to make, but also the vast array of Star Wars references…


Colors on the iPhone

My newest little app for the iPhone is Colors (yep, the American spelling). This little app delivers a painting style interface into your hand. It feels very much like the MillionMasterpiece web…