Butterfly Concepts

Here are some sketches from the sketchbook of more Butterfly characters. I took a touch more time with the larger face in the image trying to work from many very light touches with the pencil. I like…


Day Z

Day Z, the new Mod (in alpha still actually) for Arma 2 brings to life 225 sq km of zombie infested Russia in chilling realism. The game engine allows for a quite rich sandbox-like environment where…


Youtube Drawing

One of the marvellous things about the wealth of video we can now access with the click of a mouse is that we can now see in video form great artists drawing and sketching. We get video of…


MVB Sketches and more

Here are some of the more recent concept sketches and doodles for Moths vs Butterflies. Most of them are just pencil on paper (rougher paper which makes scanning tricky) but I also has a play with a…


City of Ruins

The City of Ruins project to create a 'digital stereoscopic reconstruction of Warsaw destroyed during World War II' for an exhibition starting in August at the Warsaw Rising Museum was a huge piece…


Pirouette Wasteland Sketches

Pirouette Wasteland was a working title I used when playing with a suite of concept sketches some of which are below. The idea was a post-apocalyptic world under siege by mutations and monstrosities…


Brave Pixar

With Pixar's Brave almost upon us I found myself looking at a few community created Pixar Montage pieces. What is clever about montages is the process of piecing together from an often vast scope of…


Megabloks WoW

One of the cool things We got to see at Supanova the other day was the all the preview sets of the Megabloks World of Warcraft toys. While I may be a Lego person at heart, Megabloks have a similar…


Unity3D interactive archvis

One of the notions that we like about real-time 3D engines for architectural visualisation, isnt just that designers, stakeholders and clients can get a much better feel for the spaces, lighting,…


The Eagleman Stag

Here is a short film masterpiece by Mikey Please (cool name) and his little crew that won the 2011 BAFTA for best short animation and a slew of other awards - it really is that good. The…


Supanova Sydney 2012 & Nicola Scott Originals

Another Sydney Supanova is done and dusted and was a complete blast once again. Though I failed to dress up (apart from some cool t-shirts) there were heaps of people who did which continues to add…


More Mayeur Environs

After looking at Vincent Mayeur's new castle using the CryEngine, why not check out the other pieces in his portfolio (perhaps the body of work that landed him his role at Crytek UK). I think these…


CE3 Fortress

3D environment artist Vincent Mayeur has created a full medieval fortress and valley complete with cascading waterfalls in CryEngine 3. The splendour possible with CE3 is well known, but it still…


Grasshopper Goodies

I thought it was about time I at least had a look at Grasshopper, the generative plugin for Rhino which is used in a whole raft of arenas. One driver is that I may use the toolset to generate the…


Apple Notebook Design

With another years WWDC releases out from behind the secretive veil of Apple marketing we can see what they have been busily working on. There is always something fun, even if it comes with all the…


Situation Engine

The Situation Engine research project at the Faculty of the Built Environment here at UNSW brings the real-time simulation capabilities of the CryEngine3 to the problem of teaching construction…


FPS Simulator

I only just had this build by the UK Gadget Show pointed out and it is a great example of bringing together a bunch of tech. Here the gang look to lift the immersion level of an FPS with Battlefield…


Peleng Art

Sergey Kolesov (aka Peleng) is a photoshop powered artist who I just wanted to highlight quickly because of this image 'Nils and Morten' which was his entry for the Next-Gen Magic challenge on…


Sim gaming, education and a new Sim City

There has been some healthy discussion of late in BE on what gaming can bring to education in all these professional disciplines. One of the threads of discussion as always centres around simulations…


Unreal Engine 4

The joy of E3 now reveals to us some of the wonders of Unreal Engine 4. First up the cinematic video that shows off the grunt of the engine to drive this many pixels/polys overflowing with texture,…