Lego Universe - WOW

I havent been this excited by a trailer/concept for quite a while now. Lego Universe is an upcoming MMO using the lego concept in a wonderful way, the trailer encapsulating the idea with style that…


Unity 3D Vids

Looking around there are vids of a range of other interesting looking Unity3D projects. Note they seem a little light on characters, though that need not be a limitation of the engine so much as the…


Avert Fate in Unity3D

Looking at Game Engines, esp with their possible use for my grad project (and Collab Studio as well). Here is a short game using the Unity3D engine called Avert Fate. The Unity3D engine may not have…


Alien

One of the things I couldnt resist at the 20% off sale at JB HiFi on the weekend was a box with all the Alien and Predator films together. Watched the original Alien tonight from way back in 1979.…


Virtual World Value

There is an interesting article on the Guardian site by Tom Chatfield called Why playing in the virtual world has an awful lot to teach children. The article starts off with some groundwork around…


TMNT Sculpt

Here is a 3D model of Michelangelo from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - looking straight out of the comic (fond memories there). This is Nikita Volobuev's take on the classic tutles on…


Nausicaa DVD

The slow extension of my Ghibli collection added the wonderful Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind. I hadnt seen this for many years and the 1984 classic is still beautiful and inspirational today. I…


Avatar vid

There is a nice little vid narrated by Sigourney Weaver on the Apple trailers site. The video is like a short documentary covering the moon of Pandora and its ecology. It uses footage for the film -…


Ponyo

Watched Miyazaki's Ponyo for the first time yesterday and it is delightful. It is such a happy little tale in fact that it only has glimpses of the quirkiness that he films bring forth for me. Even…


Nick Carver concept work

I came across Nick Carver's Doodledump Blog and like what I found. I really enjoy the creative work of a talented concept artist and Nick has a great skill in not only presenting an idea, but imbuing…


Autodesk Reels

Autodesk owns 3D at the production end and here are some reels to add the exclamation point:


2009 Review

Here are some 2009 year in review type vids for us: First up - GameTrailers game of the year award winner: There is Dead Pixel's quirky take on things. ----- For me, here is my…