AR Sony EyePet

Augmented Reality and games like Sony's EyePet seem to go together very well - check out this video showing the early stages. I like the mixture of recognition of the specific cards along with hand…


Aion

One of the hot new games on the horizon is NCSoft's Aion. While it may be running in the same MMO formula, it does show off some nice visuals. I am tiring of the idea that battles are a mob standing…


iBonsai

I dont seem to be able to stop myself picking up iPhone apps here and there. Following from Computation Studio and the generative software like ConceptFreeArt - there is iBonsai. This nice little app…


Context Free Art

We used Context Free Art in Computation Studio to explore a little bit of the world of scripting/programming and its ability to generate great complexity and variation through very simple rules. Here…


Soul Calibur 4 Art

Browsing through the artwork collected at CreativeUncut is lotsa fun, seeing the energy and style brought to the characters and the artistic skills on display. Maybe the leadup to SMASH has me more…


Visualhouse Procedural Facades

With Computation Studio about to dive into the use of Processing and shape generation I thought the article in the current 3D World mag was all the more appropriate. Visualhouse studio worked with…


CGsphere

Today we had an interesting discussion around the value of having constraints in a creative task. All media have their constraints and projects introduce more again. There are lots of examples where…


VisualComplexity

A suite of folk have been generating beautiful visualisations of some complex data sets with an eye to revealing patterns, displaying the information succinctly and definitely with visual flair. The…


Video Production Class begins

Week 1 of my Video Production class at COFA saw me as the only 3D/animation student there, everyone else were film/video stream folk. That said I was keeping up just fine as we had an enthusiastic…


AugmentedID - Facial AR

I just had to follow a few more Augmented Reality story links/tweets and now post on the nifty work being done at The Astonishing Tribe. Their ReadWriteWeb cover the AR facial recognition app…


ARtisan

OneZeroThrice have been making progress with their Augmented Reality app for Flash tagged ARtisan. All these AR technologies are still rather clunky, but considering they are just piggy-backing on…


Crescendo Designs in Second Life

Virtual Worlds seem like a sane place for parts of the architecture and design professions to be found. Crescendo Designs are in Second Life and are using the interface to show off designs to clients…


Randy Green

I think it might have been Randy Green's Ultraviolet drawing that led me to his gallery on DeviantArt. He is a pretty neato penciller that has a nice clarity and style to his work. [Randy Green…


WE LANDED ON THE MOON

Yes, as the story goes I was sat on my mums knee 40 years ago as a bub watching perhaps the most momentus event in the entire history of civilisation. Life from Earth set foot on our moon! The image…


Evolo Skyscrapers

Was shown this inspirational site today (ta Tam) - the Evolo Magazine site which hosts their annual skyscraper competition. Here we have students from around the world contributing fascinating and…


DnD and Magic Booties

The Dungeons and Dragons site has a neato little competition running in cahoots with RYZ shoes. They are looking for people to design the sneakers using D&D as the theme. The shoes look pretty…


Canaan art

While searching for some reference material I came across a lovely piece of anime art for Canaan. [Promo art for Canaan via the MiniTokyo site] I havent seen any of the series, though the…


Intro Vid

For the upcoming Computation Studio, the students will need to create a little intro of themselves in the form of a short video. I have been playing with the idea a little as well and came up with…


Transformers 2 - DD

CGSociety have a neato feature article on Digital Domain's CG work on Transformers Revenge of the Fallen. Though the heavy lifting was done by ILM, DD did bring a series of very cool shots and…


IFX Saejin Colour

As always I love getting my IFX issue each month as there is always plenty to inspire. One that caught my eye this time through was a tiny little Q&A article on blank backgrounds by Saejin…