Digital Sheep

At first this video might not seem very 'digital' but in a way they are being used her as pixels on a screen, we even get Pong! You just have to watch to be amazed. I am not sure how much editing…


Avril Sketch

Here is another little Avril the Yawnosaur sketch. I will need to do some final images of her and her dino friends soon as well. We have our pitch on Thursday - should be fun to present the idea and…


UBER Graphics visualisation grants

Vizworld has reported on two very big grants in the US to create simply enormous rendering hardware facilities. The $7mil TACC project and the $10mil RDAV centre both have hardware specs that just…


CryEngine 3

I am still seriously in love with the Crysis Engine (CryEngine 2), so I am one of many looking forward to CryEngine 3. Crytech dont have much in the way of official stuff for it yet, but videos like…


Yawnosaur sketches

Here are a few more Yawnosaur sketches of little Avril yawning away. This is the sort of thing that will grace the walls of the short film. I will play with colour when time permits. Just looking at…


Warren Louw Art

[Warren Louw image via his DeviantArt Site] Gracing the cover of my latest copy of ImagineFX (049) was this gorgeous piece of art by Warren Louw. This art style resonates with me a great deal and if…


Aion Live

Yes, the next big thing in MMOland is Aion and with much fanfare it is now live. The trailers are full of game content and yet still have a rich cinematic feel. While the world is differentiated to…


Avril the Yawnosaur Script v4

I've been working on the Avril the Yawnosaur script following the walkthrough with the group and our principle actor. It was clearly too long because of the amount of narrative, so I took to the…


FFXIV Trailer and Concept Art

[concept from FFXIV via neoseeker] The hype around any and all the Final Fantasy titles is always impressive. Square Enix arent pulling any punches with the newest incarnation to be live and online…


Video Class

The video lectures (and tutes) for my Video Construction course have been fun and I love seeing the countless examples of quality in film-making we are exposed to. Clearly we are meant to be watching…


COFA Video Project progress

Our team is gearing up for our pitch for Avril the Yawnosaur, apart from a new edit of the script last night (much much better when it is cut down I have to say) I quickly made a little logo for GOKY…


Civ on the iPhone

Now there is an app full of all the addictive qualities of the original might that is Civilization, on the oh so accessible iPhone platform and battery life is all that will save us.The Civilization…


Paper City in Second Life

The next two projects in Digital Computation Studio will take place in Second Life, on UNSW Atoll actually which has been transformed into a metaphoric paper cityscape. This is a little preview…


iPhone 3D

I grabbed a few more iPhone apps to get a better feel for its 3D capability - good excuse anyhow.I am really impressed with what this little machine can do - it really is so much more than a phone or…


Avril the Yawnosaur dives into Celtx

Following from class where we were introduced to all manner of script and character breakdown techniques. We were shown Celtx, a piece of open source software that can manage the scripting process.…


WOW Trees

Wandering around in SL there are always new and interesting things to see. This shot is from the WOW Fashion Mall and is interesting particularly because of the trees. The fountain does add some…


Unis in SL

There are lots of universities and educational bodies with Second Life presences of various types and to varying degrees. With us using the UNSW Atoll for Computation Studio, it is fun to join in,…


Yawnosaur - colour bedroom concept

Here is another very quick mock-up of how colour might work in terms of the sketches coming alive on the walls for the Yawnosaur short film.


The Girl Wearing Glasses

[The Girl Wearing Glasses, image from Henohwa Choe's website] This is a fascinating image I came across in my latest copy of 3DWorld (121). The Girl Wearing Glasses by Henohwa Choe, may not have been…


Back into Second Life

I am back into SL again as part of Digital Computation Studio, our first task is to populate the UNSW Atoll with something reminiscent of a cityscape for the class to create their 'places' within.…