Firefall

Firefall is another ambitious attempt to bring the FPS game type to the massive scale of the MMO. Planetside was the only real success in this endeavour previously and Red 5 Studios look to be making…


NIDA Exhibition

The DanceSpot concerts are on at the Parade Theatre at NIDA again this year. The foyer has an interesting exhibition of work by NIDA students in things like the design of costumes, sets and…


COFA Annual

Spent a nice morning at CarriageWorks where the COFA Graduation Exhibition (Annual) is in full flight. It was wonderful to see all the various programs exhibiting together and intermingled, digital…


Unity Uberstrike

This game doesnt appeal to me, but it does look like a pretty exciting development running on Unity3D across a whole range of platforms including Facebook, Mac, Windows and more. Uberstrike is an FPS…


Prince of Persia - The Sands of Time dvd

I had been looking forward to seeing this movie adaptation of the game, the production values and the team behind the The Prince of Persia - Sands of Time gave me high hopes. Well, after two viewings…


Toy Story 3

I already mentioned some of the nifty Special Features on the Toy Story 3 BluRay, now for a quick look at the film. John Lassiter and the gods of animation at Pixar deliver us another wonderful tale…


Net Geo Photo Comp

A great photo can deliver great punch, such majesty and drama. I wont spoil the great joy you will get looking at the National Geographic's Photography Contest 2010 by showing more than one. The set…


Toy Story 3 : Setting a Story in Motion

The Toy Story 3 special features includes a wonderful little piece, Beginnings: Setting a Story in Motion where Michael Arndt, the screenwriter, walks us through what he has learnt in his time at…


Unity3D Asset Store

Picking up the logic from the Google Warehouse, here we have Unity3D givign us the Asset Store. For quick design visualisation, this sort of thing is key, being able to rapidly flesh out ideas with…


LA Auto Show Concept Car Comp

Concept cars are very cool, they bring a fluid forward-thinking style to bear on a ubiquitous piece of machinery. The LA Auto Show has a competition, the Design Challenge, which sees top-flight car…


Cowboys & Aliens Teaser

Well, the joy that is Cowboys & Aliens gets a step closer with the release of the teaser trailer. Lots to like here in the Favreau style, bringing the old west movie logic to bear on an alien…


Cool AR Hardware

We seem to have been waiting for Vuzix to release their latest AR/VR glasses, but the iWear Wrap 310XLs are finally ready. We have barely scratched the surface with FBE's current glasses, but with…


Forest Jungle Reference

As I work slowly away on Moths vs Butterflies, here are some reference images from a series of Google Image searches using the colour filters (which are rather clever).While the logic is that the…


Blue Mars

I had a bit of a look around in Blue Mars. The idea of a Second-Life-like world in pieces with the mighty CryEngine technology holding it together is very appealing. So far it is all very…


Trailer Time

Time to look at a suite of cool trailers for films that have just arrived or are imminent (as always these have a CG or animated flavour to them, incredible seeing how seamlessly the technology sits…


Hologram models

Who doesnt like a good hologram, well Zebra Imaging have created a commercial process for printing large architectural holograms from software like Revit. The idea is to create alternatives to…


Blue Mars OTOY Cloud Rendering

One of the constraints around using great 3D engines like the CryEngine is the desktop grunt that we need to make it all work at the quality we desire. Enter OTOY and its ability to render things up…


Artist: Kenichiro Tomiyasu

The incredible depth, volume and spacial spendour created by the concept work of Kenichiro Tomiyasu is truly inspirational. While I might be thinking of the Moths vs Butterfly forest world, it is…


Augmented Overload

Here is a cool video by Masters of Architecture student Keiichi Matsuda from London. He takes emerging Augmented Reality notions and extends them to the future, showing how the merger of physical and…


District 9

Another film I hadnt seen before was the much talked about District 9. I had heard great things about this South Aftrican film and was looking forward to it. The film is a great surprise in many…