Aurora Images

[Aurora images via the Abduzeebo post - all via Flickr] These images arent digital, despite their similarity to Outland. Yes, our remarkable little world can show us things far beyond the normal…


9 dvd

Growing from Adam Acker's short film of the same name, 9 is a lovingly created world where humanity is gone and the wasteland rules. The characters are full of charm, each bringing enough quirkiness…


Steampunk Imagery

After just watching 9 I was inspired to show a few images from a collection of Steampunk Wallpapers on HowToGeek. The images show off how cool the genre can be at various scales, with vast airships…


Mari - texture projection painting system cometh

There is a nice article on CGSociety covering the wizardry of a software toolset called Mari. A small army of texture artists on Avatar used this power to create the characters and landscape elements…


CryEngine Mods and a Delorean

As I have been powering along with my Unity creation for Cartographer, I like coming across people doing cool things with other 3D engines, esp the CryEngine. Here is a clever little mod bringing the…


Photoshop Little Planets

Here is a great and intriguingly simple little effect powered by the polar coordinates function in Photoshop. The Creative Nerds have a short and sweet video tutorial on how to make these little…


Cartographer Unity more progress

More progress on the Unity environment for my Cartographer real-time concept-art trailer. Finished version is due next Monday, I intend to present in real-time for the class at that point.Over the…


CS5 install

[me running CS5 Bridge] Well I now have the giant that is Adobe CS5 Master Collection installed and running on the Mac. I am a little frustrated that it has left all the CS4MC files and shortcuts all…


Sketchup through Photoshop Archi Viz

The Architectural Illustration ‘Digital Watercolor’ Technique by Scott Baumberger is beautifully presented on Ronen Bekerman's blog. The slide players show the steps taken to bring the sketchup…


MadMaximus83 Cryengine Level

I am still very interested in the idea of using Cryengine for my my grad project. While I am heading down a Unity road at the moment, the beauty the CryEngine can deliver is very tempting indeed. By…


Cowboys and Aliens

With John Favreau's Iron Man 2 all the rage at the moment, when I saw his next project was something called Cowboys and Aliens, I was immediately excited. As it turns out Cowboys and Aliens is a…


Audio Feedback

Had a feedback session last night for Sound Construction 2 and my Cartographer sessions in both ProTools and Unity3D. First up it is clear I need to listen to my audio in more environments, the base…


OS OpenGL Performance

This OpenGL test at Phoronix on Mac, Linux and Win7 may not be exhaustive, but for Mac and Linux to get beat here is something of an indictment. Hell, Microsoft shows its graphical superiority in…


Constructed Illusion

It is late after a stint in ProTools creating audio themes and environmental pieces for Cartographer. So it is always fun coming across things like this via Twitter. I love a good illusion -…


Unity Vids

While exploring the new DAZ to Unity3D kit. I came across these videos which show off other great experiments using the engine and are proving to be most inspirational for my current and future…


DAZ Models into Unity

Here are 2 vids following on from the last post - showing models, clothes and animations brought in from DAZ (V4 model) to Unity.


Digimi Game Developer Kit

I have only had short looks at the DAZ editor in the past. The Digimi Game Developer Kit looks like an interesting development for me though. This set of tools is designed to bring DAZ models through…


Cartographer Audio

Sound Construction 2 is heading into a second round of audio consultations now and I have been working principally on the audio elements of my real-time environment. I find the composition part…


Nicholas Ferrand Concept Art

I am always finding new inspiration on the ConceptArtWorld site and today it is some spacey/watery work by Nicholas Ferrand. Sometimes the line between finished works and more conceptual pieces as…


Daz n Poser Characters

[Working Girl by Erynn via her Renderosity Gallery] I am often impressed with the imagery that spawns from the strange little world of Poser and Daz armed with the plethora of morphs, additions and…