Sketching away on the Note 8

I have had my Galaxy Note 8 for a few weeks now I think (time flies) and one of the apps I use most is the Galaxy Note version of Sketchbook. The joy of having this light, portable and functional…


First Year Architecture and CryEngine

Here at Built Environment UNSW, thanks largely to Russell Lowe's innovative approach to the first session first year Architectural Design Course, we have a rich source of real-time explorations…


Live Workshop

I love a video tutorial, my hours engrossed in my Digital Tutors subscription testify to that, but seeing talented people actually going about their craft is a wonderful new window into the…


VR AR and colouring in

The Virtual Reality (VR) of the Oculus Rift is stellar (first look yesterday) as are advances in surgery with VR (New 3D Surgeon Helmet Turns Complex Surgery Into Virtual Reality-Like Experience) but…


Oculus Rift

Today I took a moment to install and try out the game changing Oculus Rift. With education in the Built Environment disciplines spending much of its endeavour in the practice of designing potential…


UV Monster dives into CryEngine

I set out today to UV unwrap the base mk3 Monsterpiece shape and bring that into CryEngine with a texture. It turns out I had a fair bit to brush up on, learn or look up again to complete all those…


Game Design Thinking

The ability to craft a gaming experience for a set of players that is fun in all the various facets of 'fun' is highly challenging. There is a reason we put a board game designers name front and…


Digital Sketchpad Testing

Time for a new set of experiments. Sketching is a great outlet, not only is it a nice way to explore visual ideas, but it an elegant way to keep the creative juices flowing without gearing up with a…