Back to Oinkfrogging

Well, I did a good stint in front of Maya, I can feel my body suggesting it is time to stop, so I will. I managed to get a heap done and am really enjoying getting back into it again. The more I do,…


Back Scans

Here are 2 quick images of scans of my back, I think these were CTs rather than MRIs. They show what went on in my back to fix things up, and all through a hole in the front of my neck. I am really…


Windows Laptop Ordered

I do love my Mac, but a Windows machine at home will be good for gaming, 3D dev work and many other things. The pricing available through the uni is so good, I am going with the HP 8730W mobile…


Elementals - more

When resting from the computer I try to get in a spot more thinking on the elementals. Here are another couple of sketches showing the fun I am having. - One cool source of all things elemental in…


Valkyria beauty

Not being much of a console person, I need to keep a closer eye on some of the stunning visual expressions that game developers bring to the offerings on platforms like the PS3. [Images from the…


Cities XL

I loved Sim City right from the first version and enjoyed the various iterations since then. Well Cities XL is looking like a great little addition to the genre. [Screenshots of CitiesXL via the…


Augmented Virtual Reality into Reality

Another little AR video via the Digital Urban blog, showing a very clever multilayered concept for Augmented Reality. Here we have the 'reality' in a virtual world (Second Life) - very clever.…


ARhrrrr Augmentented Reality Shooter

I found this nice demo of an Augmented Reality (AR) game on the Digital Urban site which shows off some interesting NVidia hardware and good integration with the AR concepts. The Augmented…


Elementals Concept Sketches

I have been exploring a concept for a game that builds on the idea of creating elementals of all manner of types. In a burst of concept pieces I created the following over the last few days while…


MArch Crysis Video

The Architectural Computing students did some nice work with the Crysis engine, but there is a group of final year Masters of Architecture students working with it as well. Evan Freeman's blog…


Ratatouille and Buttons

Watched a few more cool things this weekend as I continue to rest my back. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button on Blu-Ray, Ratatouille on TV, both supremely awesome. How cool does Brad look even…


Iain McCaig's concept art

[Padme dress concept art by Iain McCaig via The Padowan's Guide site] It was this single image I came across doing an image search for something - cant even remember what now - something Star Warsie…


Collab Studio Final Fabrications

Today we had the final presentations of the 3rd year Architectural Computing students work for the Digital Collaboration Studio. I really enjoyed tutoring in the course, still have a suite of marking…


Back Back and FFVII

Well, I am recovering pretty nicely after back operation and I will post one of the shots from my CT scan showing the bionic back I now posses once I find a neat way to capture them. I havent been on…


E3 Trailers

There is always lots of exciting stuff revealed at E3, that Old Republic trailer is always worth another look. Here are a few more trailers of things that catch the eye - not all are better in HD!!…


Augmented Reality Fun

Invizimals [Sony's Invizimals pic via Vizworld] Came across another bash at integrating augmented reality type ideas into games: Invizimals.Thanks to the Vizworld tweets, we can see that Sony have…


Star Wars the Old Republic

Well, E3 is on and there is much goodness to behold as always. First up, an awesome trailer for Star Wars the Old Republic - this is a grand expression of the Star Wars world and the art of the…


Class style and Presentations

I felt kinda bad not being able to do the presentations with the rest of my class over the last two days. I really enjoyed the journey with them would have much preferred finishing it with them as…