MyCryEngine

With CryEngine 3 approaching, there is a new site, MyCryEngine. The site proudly covers gaming, simulation, education and visualisation which is great to see. I would have liked to see them add…


NZ Book Council TVC

Here is a stunning piece of stop-motion advertising by Andersen M Studio for the NZ Book Council. Not only is the physical work something to admire in its detail and class, but the moody effect of…


Lego Matrix

The phenomenon of creating images and film sequences from Lego has many great proponents. There are of course the lego computer games taking things the other way. Now here is one cool iteration of…


Aion Art

Having looked at several art collections around games and such of late, thought I would throw Aion into the mix. Here are a few examples on MMOsite covering concept art, fan art, comic art, promo art…


Trailers, Sound, Genres and some Recuts

I have been thinking about the logic of a long-form trailer for my project next year. The trailer is a fascinating storytelling format, it is a tale that hints at a much larger narrative while…


Big Computing

We took delivery of our $7K gaming rig and the Alienware m17x today at work, both designed to run our real-time CryEngine models with glee. More news, pics and benchmarks to come on them and other…


WoW Art

Since we are looking at art, Fan Art even, it is always great to see how the artists in a community come out to play and make a game like World of Warcraft be so much more. The Fan Art area of the…


Reaper78

Following on from the work of Hyun-Tae Park on Blade and Soul, other artists clearly are inspired by the work. Han Park aka Reaper78 has a great little gallery of game art imagery on his DeviantArt…


Gamey Lappies

Well, with CryEngine3 approaching and the idea of doing a Machinima piece, I cant help but drool over the more gamey hardware out there, esp laptops. The ex-Alienware guys have their OriginPC site up…


Blade and Soul Art, Game and Vid

Fuelled by the appetite of the Korean MMO market, comes Blade and Soul. NCSoft have brought the artistic talents of Hyung Tae Kim, who we know from the artwork of Magna Carta, to the title and thus…


CryEngine 3 for Education

Yes, the masters at Crytek look to be giving us in education the upcoming might of CryEngine 3 for free. There doesn't seem to be too much on their site apart from the NEWS ITEM itself, but it only…


DW4 Crysis Character

Looking at a Crysis, well CryEngine, character - one place to start is the awesome Dominance War competition. I am keen to see if machinima using something like the CryEngine can deliver something of…


CryEngine 2 imagery

I know CryEngine 3 is coming, but there is plenty beauty in the CryEngine 2 visuals to keep us happy. Apart from all the images I have referenced before, the engine that fuels Crysis can do things…


Lotsa Machinima

Since I am still looking at a machinima option for my project for next year, here are a few spectacular/loopy/emotive/interesting examples that I dont think I have covered before:


Millions and millions of babies

I had lotsa fun looking at the roller skating babies in the Evian advert back in September. Well, the news (via vizworld) is showing this little ad has been viewed over 45 million times online, this…


Transformers2 - Digital Copy

The Blu-Ray copy of Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen comes with a DVD armed with a 'digital copy' of the film which loads into my iTunes, I hope this is a trend that will continue. You can see how…


Crysis Design Visualisations

These are the three blogs for the students in final year architecture who used the Crysis engine to visualise their grad projects. As always the use of the tech brings out a suite of questions, but…


Gaming Kit

With several gaming rigs coming our way from Alienware, HP and homebrew, it is always fun to see where these machines are headed, pushing envelopes wherever they go. If we let Engadget's search for…


Grad Studio Crysis Juries

There were 3 Architecture grad juries today featuring full presentation schemes rendered up in Crysis and used in real-time for their presentations. media to come (I hope). The Crysis engine handled…


Couple-a-vids

I love finding fun things on Machinima.com, of various sorts and here are two that caught my eye today. First another Dragon Age vid, with the creators talking about the combat they have created…