Sandbox2 jungle vids

Here are some videos of other people exploring Sandbox2 with a focus on forests, jungles and trees in general. With the setting for the Moths vs Butterflies world so critical to the entire exercise,…


Sandbox2 and MvB test TODO

Bit more exploration of Sandbox2 today included plying with clouds, fog, more insects, light beams and various other misc particle effects. Sometimes my screen is full of bugs fluttering all over the…


Groovy Videos

This post is a little collection of some neato videos that are seriously postworthy. Carmageddon 2 Some simple tweaking of the GTA engine and then some beautiful video production and we have the…


CGSociety 2010 CG Retrospective

CGSociety is one of my favourite sites for this industry and so it is always fun to see them pull together a years worth of advancement and class projects for us. Check out the 2010 CG Retrospective,…


More Sandboxfun

Continuing my exploration I redid all the vegetation using much more control of what went where. It took me a while to work out that it has set the minimum height on things to sea level and a few…


Sandboxfun

I decided it was time to get back into the Sandbox2 editor so I can start fleshing out the world for Moths vs Butterflies in a 3D environment sense. So picking up my little test map I was plying with…


Future Planes

There has been a sequence of posts on Inhabitat with aircraft design and sustainability themes. Some of the plane designs from NASA, Boeing, MIT, Honda and more are bursting with technology and some…


MvB Coloured Concept

I did a quick colour treatment of one of the recent Moths vs Butterflies sketches and here it is. With colour, the impact of the jewellery and the vibrance of the Butterfly culture is more apparent.


3rd Person Cam

I like this video, a PhD student from UTSI has rigged up a camera so he can navigate around the place as if he were playing in 3rd person (article on PP). It isnt as flexible as many 3rd Person…


Some Machinima

I like a good piece of Machinima, the creative use of the game worlds, characters and stories is often fun to see. The Trashmaster is perhaps the longest piece of Machinima I have ever come across at…


More Sonic Chilli Sketches

Been working on and off on the Sonic Chilli idea with Alicia, here are some more sketches from my sketchbook for the main four band members as they slowly evolve. I am not completely happy with how…


Logo Inspiration

Here is a cool post on Abduzeedo all about lion themed logo inspiration. He has posted a few other logo compilations and this one is drawn from a range of sites and shows off a suite of cool logos…


Beautiful Bots

I came across this set of imagery on Fun Guerilla in a piece titled "The Most Beautiful Robots Anyone Would Like to Date". The image sets arent well attributed unfortunately, but there are some very…


MvB Concept Sketch Compilation - refined

Depending on which monitor I look at the scanned sketches in I am more or less happy with the digital translation. Here are the last 5 Moths vs Butterflies concept sketch images, with the Auto Curve…


MvB Concept Sketch Compilation 3

A few more concept pieces for MvB, just to bring the blog up to speed.


Project Galileo

I have looked at the various Autodesk Labs projects before and there is some fun stuff there which expands the functionality of their existing software in some interesting way, or is out of the blue…


CryEngine

Here is another very cool video showing off the capabilities of the CryEngine, from Sketchup Import to dynamic weather effects this is one droolworthy piece of tech. RealTime Immersive have other…


Sonic Chilli Sketches

I have been working on a little tale with Alicia called Sonic Chilli. It is the story of a school pop band where the four members get sonic-based powers following a freak equipment failure. The…


BIM for Masdar

The impressively green building works occurring in Abu Dhabi will be awesome to see come to fruition. One such building is the Masdar Headquarters in the new Masdar City which will be the first…


MvB Concept Sketch Compilation 2

Here is another set of concept sketches for Moths vs Butterflies. Again these are pencil on paper (trusty A5 sketchbook that I keep on hand). These are just scanned and compiled together a little. I…