Autocad to return to the Mac

Autodesk looks set to release a new version of Autocad native to the Mac. This is winding back the clock a long way, though Autodesk have purchased things that live in Macland as well, like Maya.This…


Wowzers Eorzea in Crysis

Ulysses182 (aka Ante Rendulic) from Crymod has been treating us with his WIP for his Eorzea project for a while now. The work was stunning right from the get-go, sometime later we are treated to some…


Moth Concept

Here is another Moth warrior concept sketch and colour treatment. Here I am working on how the Moth character of gear and texture separates them from their Butterfly cousins. We get the wood, thorns,…


Lego meets Crysis meets Star Wars

Egykettoharo has created a range of Star Wars Lego models and brought them into CryEngine for us to admire. Here are a few of the pics (and vid) from the thread on Crymod: [Star Wars Lego models in…


Squaresoft Town

From the pages of Polycount, here is a beautiful CryEngine piece by Cycloverid, aka Justin Kenneally. Check the Polycount thread or Justin's blog for more info. Essentially he took inspiration from a…


Crysis Rick Roll

Following the CryEngine theme a little longer, here is a piece of machinima by Veli showing off the character and animation capabilities. Pretty fun little video that shows a stunning degree of…


Crysis 2 Art

The might of Crysis 2 is inching closer and closer. There is some more artwork from the design/dev team released which keeps me enthused (see there for the high res pics). I like how the web allows…


MvsB Weapon sketch and thoughts

One more sketch for MOTHS vs BUTTERFLIES for today showing how the different character for the two races translates into their gear. --- Here are some thoughts on how the MvsB world pieces together…


Moths vs Butterflies Concepts 2

Here is that sketch of the Moth for MOTHS vs BUTTERFLIES with some colour added. These arent dead-on yet, but they are solid.


Game Engine Power and 4A

Checking on the performance of the ever improving array of graphics cards from ATI and NVIDIA is often done by seeing how they cope with various games or game engines. Games push these cards to the…


AR Gameboard

The link between our mobile tech, gaming and more traditional board games has loads of potential I think. Here is another example presented (at the Uplinq 2010 Conference) by Unity CEO, David…


Architectural Projection Mapping

The idea of using grand building facades as projection surfaces is a pretty neat idea and the logic of that screen creates all kinds of interesting ideas. When in France recently we didnt have time…


Mirrored Clouds and Mirror Cubes

Inhabitat does a good job of bringing design news to me with the environmental bent. Here are 2 recent Architectural designs with their fair share of cool. --- First the MirrorCube treehouse hotel…


Pixels

Have a look at this stunning animation/effects short by Patrick Jean and OneMoreProduction. Pixels cleverly brings together an array of very clever 8-bit computer game visuals and city film work. I…


Moths vs Butterflies Concepts

Today I set about exploring some more concepts for Moths vs Butterflies. Here is one of the sketches with a quick colouring done for a Blade-Maiden Butterfly. I was working on enhancing the…


Unearthly Challenge 2009 3D

There are many competitions running on the web for digital artists, many running out of the main hubs for these communities. The Unearthly Challenge spans these sites in one big comp with 3D and 2D…


More Raining Fire

Sebastian has posted some more screenshots from the Raining Fire project which sets out to use the CryEngine to create a movie at high quality. The thread on CryMod has been going for a while, with…


DA2 and DCU Trailers

Continuing the trailers theme for a little more, here is the new trailer for Dragon Age 2 and the one for DC Universe Online. Both have the advantage of characters and stories to be told. Both pieces…


Showreels

There has been quite a bit of discussion here at FBE around creating showreels for our courses to show off the student work done. I am interested in the idea of creating showreels for all manner of…


CryEngine Visualisation

I am still contemplating the completion of my Cartographer environment using the new CryEngine when I get my hands on it, though Unity 3 will be fun as well. Anyhow here is another visualisation of a…