StarForge

Continuing on the Game Engine fun, a quick peek at StarForge which is built on the Unity engine and introduces a heap of interesting technical elements (and some interesting gameplay ideas). The…


BeamNG and Nexuiz

CryEngine is still the engine of choice here in Built Environment, UNSW for a host of real-time applications from students learning design to visualisation and research simulation. So it is fun to…


Dance-ish Sketches

Here is another compilation from my sketchbook from the last few months of things that found their way in there with some relation to some dance ideas. I was thinking the idea of heroes being dancers…


Real-time Grunt

With the arrival of the Nvidia GTX 680, more things opened up for us on our journey to have real-time graphics that are astoundingly believable and impressively immersive. The Nvidia's Kepler GTX…


Folded Paper Art Structures

This post isnt so much about the sumptuous art of origami, but rather the more mathematical paper folding into more structural/architectural structures. This post just presents a few that I ran into…


Trek Sketches

Since I have been enjoying Star Trek online over the last little while, now and again my sketchbook grows a new Trek related pic. Here is a quick compilation of some of the sketches, sorry they are…


123D Catch

Autodesk's new 123D Catch software allows us to take an array of simple photos of a space or object and then it does all the hard work of building up a 3D model for us. This tech isnt perfect yet by…


Towers and Generators

Two parts to this post, first looking at some of the amazing high-rise towers going up in Korea and then some cool software to generate design optimisation. Yongsan International Business District…


CeBIT 2012

Sydney's Darling Harbour is a nice setting for CeBIT and the 2012 version is pretty neat. I havent been to a CeBIT for a few years now, but I was glad to see that we have some of the bigger hardware…


Rapoza Turtles

As soon as I saw Dave Rapoza's rendition of Raphael in ImagineFX 83 I knew I had to post here. Then when you find Dave's Deviant Art Gallery filled with the rest of the TMNT crew and rogues gallery…


Crayon Dragon

Lovely little short by Toniko Pantoja from Calarts (California Institute of the Arts). Having students create work of this calibre when they are doing a suite of courses, no doubt working and…


Love Them Computer Games

I thought it might be fun to articulate some of the computer games I have loved over the years (now many many years). I have predominantly played on PC, though there have been Mac, iPhone/iPad, xbox…


Iron Sky

When I first found out about this little film (not that long ago) it had the feel of an internet piece - armed with a cool premise that they ran with to extremes and some gorgeous special effects,…


Mutation Chairs

Here are some fun chairs - empowered by our advances with foam, Maarten De Ceulaer has created his Mutation series of nice blobby furniture. I just thought they had a nice almost alive feeling as…


Shellrazer Dev Blog

One of the cool spots I came across the other day, I think via twitter (thanks to whoever that was) is the Dev Blog for SLICK and their current game in the works: Shellrazer. The blog with superb…


LEGO Supers and Cuusoo

Lego, what is not to love about all those wonderful little bricks hailing from far off Denmark since the 1940s. Apart from existing franchise sets like those for Harry Potter, Pirates and Star Wars…


3 bits of Architecture

I like exploring sites like Dezeen which have articles with lots of photos, visualisations and plans of fascinating architectural and design projects. So I thought it would be nice to pick out 3 bits…