Insect SEM

After posting some superb Butterfly and Moth Scanning Electron Microscope images from the amazing Science Photo Library I couldnt resist and here are another bunch of insect SEM images. I am keen to…


CS6 Roadshow and Speed

Last week at the Adobe CS6 Roadshow, we had a suite of Adobe evangelists (their term, but apt) showing off the goodies across the suite in this latest release. I went to the video tracks to see what…


The Dark Knight Rises

After spending the day at the Adobe CS6 Roadshow on July 26th at Darling Harbour I took the opportunity to head in and see the conclusion to Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy. I hope there…


SEM SPL

I decided to do a search for some groovy Scanning Electron Microscope imagery of Moths and Butterflies and quickly cam upon the marvellous resource that is the SCIENCEphotoLIBRARY. Here…


SIGGRAPH 2012 promo

More trailers and goodies are out for this years SIGGRAPH, we have trailers for the Computer Animation Festival as well as some of the real-time tech. I like the idea of morphing characters on…


Exquisite Forest

This new website, This Exquisite Forest, allows people across the net to add to each others animations using the in-browser drawing toolset. The interface allows us to browse the tree of each…


Giant paintings

Inspired by the giant Dark Knight Rises painting/mural on the side of a New York building, here is a post with a few more impressive works. These first images show off the vast poster recreation as…


PianoGuys Fun

I couldn't resist posting on the creative cool that is The Piano Guys. They are a bunch of guys who wield pianos and other musical instruments in inspirational ways. They have gone to some…


VFX Breakdowns

With all the CG wizardry up there on the big screen these days and the complexity in layering up shots with digital characters, sets, extensions, masks, lighting and more it can be extra cool to see…


Batmobiles

Batman is a remarkable creation and the various TV and film adaptations all have their qualities that add to the phenomenon. One of the interesting design elements, which draws on all that sweet…


BF Sketches

A couple more Butterfly Maiden concept sketches from the other day - again just pencil in a regular A5 sketchbook. After watching Snow White and the Huntsman I felt like putting a little more thought…


Caprica CG

Just finished watching Caprica and it was a classy continuation of the Battlestar franchise. The characters, plots and production values were very high and it really drew us into the world of…


p3d.in

I came across this tech via the pointpusher blog where they had loaded up this pretty sweet looking demon 3D model into the in-browser model viewer. The p3d.in viewer lets you not just move around a…


Lyon and Paris

I quite like getting the spammy emails from Renderosity as they point to nice things now and again. Danae recently released two new morphs and maps for Victoria 4.2 that are beautifully executed and…


BRAVE

The kids and I watched the latest little gem from the wizards at Pixar today on the big screen (2D), Brave. The tale of Merida with her simply wonderful mass of red hair is a simple little tale of a…


The Passenger

One of the Short films we discussed during the mocap training last week was Chris Jones' The Passenger. Chris didnt detail the creation of the piece as he went along, but did give us a nice…


Butterfly Col

Here is a quick colouring of one of my recent Butterfly armoured maiden sketches. The basic sketch was pencil on paper which I scanned in then used photoshop to layer things up. I used some photos of…


More mocap

Here area a few more pics from us doing more mocap with the new Vicon gear. The flash on the camera really makes the markers light up (extra cool) and you can see some of the Blade software running…


Male & Female Animation

One of the more entertaining moments during yesterday's mocap training was a short capture session where we were playing with walk capture. With all the animators present the discussion around male…


Shikhei Insects

I always liked macro and electron photography, the way they reveal a level of detail and complexity that we just don't perceive normally. Here we have some superb photos by Shikhei Goh that…