Civ5 Cometh

Yes, the master of the 'just one more turn' addiction will have another instalment later this year. I do love a game of Civ (if only there was more time in the day/week/year). Civilization 5 looks to…


Speak Visual Site

Having come across the NVIDIA Speak Visual site - there is an awful lot to like. I love the way the theme is carried through, the 2D and 3D interact and all the video fits together. It does show how…


Unity dressing room

I have been admiring the demo file available via the Unity site for the dressing room. This little app loads straight into the Unity web plugin and I really like the way the little avatars check out…


Sketching Bot

I have been doing some more concept sketches for the various ideas zipping around in my head for my final COFA project later in the year. I really feel I need to condense the ideas down now. More on…


WoW Figure Prints

I was mighty impressed when I came across this new service from those clever Blizzard guys. World of Warcraft is big business, but it is great to see them spending the millions on cool services like…


Star Wars fan vids and Unity Game

There are some really fun videos over on the Star Wars fan video area. It is fun seeing the antics of Pink Five (several episodes), Saber and such. I would love to make one actually - another thing…


Unite 09 vids

There are a suite of videos from the Unite09 conference from the end of last year on the Unity site. They are a pretty good way to get a feel for the capabilities of the Unity3D engine and get a…


More Optical Illusions

Yes here are a few more from Akiyoshi's Illusions page - I love our brains!--- Circular snakes appear to rotate 'spontaneously' --- --- The floor appears to bulge out, though this image consists of…


Coool Optical Illusion

I love a good optical illusion, so should everyone. Apart from the sheer joy of having our minds warped and being able to sit unbelieving, there is something nice about thinking through graphics and…


CryEngine Images

When a search took me through the inCrysis forums again and then seeing some of the remarkable galleries of what the CryEngines can achieve - I am still blown away. Here are a few, but check out…


Oinkfrog Reel end2009

oinkfrog reel end2009 Content in order:Character Model & Rig__Oinkfrog 3D model turntable | clip | Maya__WIP Oinkfrog 3D model with design sketches | still | Maya__Oinkfrog 3D rig showing mouth…


864 thousand teapots

When I got in this morning Max and the computer seem to have caught up a little with my 864,000 teapot instances. So I could actually move around (sort of) in the viewport (with no settings changed…


Lotsa Teapots

While setting up one of our new rigs here FBE I decided to just do a quick test in 3ds Max with teapots. The rig is an HP z800 workstation with Dual Liquid Cooled Intel-XQC-W5590-3.33GHz, 12GB RAM,…


CryEngine 3D and more

Andrew Wallace is always good for diving into a 3D engine and seeing what it can do for Architectural Visualisation. Checking out Andrew's Youtube videos has plenty to see including: CryEngine spaces…


Fusion Fall

Looking at the various implementations of the Unity3D engine, perhaps the biggest of them is Cartoon Network's Fusion Fall. It is rather cool what a big budget can do with the engine in creating a…