Inkling

The new product from WACOM is the Inkling pen that captures your sketching as vectors for direct importing into the computer. Since it is actually a real pen you can do 'pen things' with it as well…


Daz Studio 4

Not completely sure why, but I decided I would take a little detour with my 3D tools and give the DAZ Studio a try with the new version just out. DAZ Studio 4 has a bunch of new stuff, perhaps the…


Lumion

I like real-time visualisation tools, so when a new one comes along it is always fun. I am looking forward to playing with Lumion soon, but I will let Steve dive in there first while I look at other…


DMTB and Greeble

I was looking at some of the early submissions for the Design Modelling - Time-Based course where they are exploring 3ds Max and video by submitting a whole pile of short experiments. The students…


Chesterfield Invasion gets stormy

Tutorial was looking at weather etc, clouds were a failure so far but adding the gloomy sky, rain, lightning and altered ocean was fun. (Note that the Ocean fog is in 2 places for some crazy reason -…


Chesterfield Invasion Worsens

I am enjoying working through the CryENGINE 3 tutorials, in the cookbook at the moment rather than the online ones (at least for now). Various bits of my island have played host to little experiments…


Invasion of the Chesterfields

More fun working through my CryENGINE 3 Cookbook - well almost following along anyhow. Here I have used the nice red chesterfield armchair as vegetation :-)


CryENGINE 3 Mod SDK test

Since I wasnt so happy with the free CryENGINE 3 SDK v1.0 I grabbed the CryENGINE Mod SDK v1.1 to see the difference with all the Crysis 2 goodies in there as well. Well here are 4 screenshots…


CryENGINE 3 Cookbooking

Working my way the tutorials/recipes in the CryENGINE 3 Cookbook one this is apparent straight up - the SDK that Crytek releases keeps changing and seems to have all manner of small (yet frustrating)…


CryENGINE 3 SDK

With the release of the full CryENGINE 3 SDK from Crytek everyone can get their hands on the Sandbox editor without the complex contracts. There is a bit more info on the licensing models, though the…


Wildstar Online

Trailer for Carbine's Wildstar Online for NCsoft is a beautiful thing. We get some polished rendering emotive of gaming rather than just cinematics with enough characterisation to make it extra fun…


MvB glimmering sketch

Ultra quick colouring of the sketch set of Butterfly structures showing the kind of glittering nature of the architecture a little better. Little bit on process for reference: Scans of sketchbook…


MvB Concept Sketch Compilation 9

First up some sketches showing more of the difference (primarily cultural) between the Moths and Butterflies. Note that the Butterfly jewellery is now much more geometric rather than swirly which…


Andrea Joseph pen art

I came across the wonderful pen sketches of Andrea Joseph via her little review set on PenAddict. She is a prolific artist using common pens of all types to create a vast array of images from…


Shuttle, Bikes, Storage, Raytracing and 120Hz

Just a quick grab-bag blog post here of some cool stuff I have sitting in my open tabs. Storage There is something very cool about these budget red Backblaze babies that sport 134TB in 4U. Storage…


Screenwriting Intro Keys

Here is a short but focused little video talking about 5 Keys to Irresistible Openings on ScreenwritingU. Advice on getting the most out of those first 1-3 pages to get engagement from a reader or…


JW SSO SOH

Last night Alicia and I were at the Sydney Opera House (first time inside for me believe it or not). The Concert Hall is not only an architectural icon from the outside but I loved being in there as…


DC New 52

The huge reboot of the DC universe is getting close now (start of Sept), the 52 #1 titles will see all the core DC heroes exploring their worlds anew. With the digital versions available at the same…


Cryart

First a little tribute to the artwork of Council using the CryEngine. I love seeing amazing worlds created in 3D, and am all the more impressed when they are delivered in a real-time environment! So…


Artists Haven

[Johan Gustavsson's Artists Haven via the RonenBeckerman blog] Just admiring this piece by Johan Gustavsson on RonenBeckerman because only the architecture is 3D and rest is a lovely piece of 2D…