The Lost Childrens Place

It was a relief to get all the work done for our little group's final design project, the design for the Lost Children's Place - a park of healing and well-being for the adult survivors of child…


Lost Children's Place Wk8

Update on the Masters project as we gear up for the week 8 presentations starting tonight. It has been great working in our little group on our evolving concept for the design of a park for the adult…


Design Studio Week 4

Yes, somehow 4 weeks of the course have raced by already. After the class initially trended towards most people doing solo projects (including myself) to a few weeks later where almost everyone is in…


COFA Annual 2013

While the COFA website is light-on for content on their big annual show so far, their revitalised campus makes for an impressive stage for all the student work to be displayed. I also didn't run…


Project Menu

I am the first to admit that my Masters of Digital Media hasn't just stalled, it is a cobweb-laden rusty heap on the side of the road. But that doesn't mean it isn't still much loved and with a…


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…


Butterfly Dragon

This is some lovely 2D animation work from COFA student Sushan Yue back in 2010 for her BDM. She won the 2010 Wacom Award for best 2D work in that years Annual grad exhibition and for good reason.……


Candy for the Soul

Here is Candy for the Soul on UNSWtv, the winner of the Best Animation Award at COFA in 2011. The creative students were David Yau, Johnni Kha, Pearl Lai and Jay Fei and Audrey Houssard and they…


COFA Annual

Spent a nice morning at CarriageWorks where the COFA Graduation Exhibition (Annual) is in full flight. It was wonderful to see all the various programs exhibiting together and intermingled, digital…


Audio Feedback

Had a feedback session last night for Sound Construction 2 and my Cartographer sessions in both ProTools and Unity3D. First up it is clear I need to listen to my audio in more environments, the base…


Cartographer Video Trailer Draft online

I have uploaded the Video format trailer for the Cartographer project. While the final trailer will be a real-time audio-visual experience of the Cartographer concept art and world - this is a…


Cartographer Video Trailer Draft

I captured a video from the Cartographer environment in Unity complete with the audio as it stands. Bringing this into After Effects to combine it with the intro and tidy up the beginning, end and…


Cartographer Unity Progress

You cant see here the fun I had in After Effects creating a short text-centric intro that is intended to kick things off, giving a little exposition regarding the world, the maps and the journey.…


Cartographer Unity Landscape 3

With my decision to attempt to create a real-time audio landscape where the audio pieces created in Pro Tools come together within the Unity environment - plenty of work to be done. I havent done…


Cartographer Unity Landscape 2

I have done a bit more work on the Unity 3D landscape for my Cartographer audio piece. This is a critical element upon which the audio sits and presents the above and below map themes. It also serves…


Cartographer AV concept video

Here is a video proof of concept for some of the ideas for my audio piece for this session. I created a quick landscape in Unity3D, added the lush grass as per the concept sketches. After adding the…


Cartographer Unity Landscape

I dived into the free version of Unity and have created a little sample map that explores some of the ideas of the Cartographer landscape. The 'rolling' hills of lush grass with the 'sea' of maps.…


Cartographer Heroine tonal

Well here is my first attempt at the Cartographer heroine using a process more like that used by Jason Chan in his videos. Well it isnt completely hopeless and I can see myself getting better at this…


Cartographer Heroine

Here is one of the concept sketches for the heroine of The Cartographer with a quick colour job. This doesnt really flesh out too much more of the character, but does start to make the idea seem more…


The Cartographer Sketches

Well, here are a suite of concept sketches for the new piece I am working through. They are in a few categories here, we have some Characters first up, then some on the Place then some on the…