Udacity Unity VR

I hadnt done much in Unity for quite a while and the GoogleVR tools are getting better all the time. So I dived in and worked through the Udacity VR intro course - to get more exposure to both their…


Uper Unity and Unreal Updates

Yes, shiny updates for both the Unity and the Unreal real-time engines recently. Just look at all the new additions and the wonderful demos created to show them off. Having done a little with both I…


Unreal Engine - Free, Kites and GDC

Plenty of changes of late in the Unreal Engine department. First the engine is now free for everyone (no more subscription fee) with royalties only coming in after you make some $$$ from a project.…


UE4 First Look

With the cool new licensing model, top shelf graphics and editor tools and a vast community the latest Unreal Engine (UE4) from Epic Games is something I have been keen to take a look at. With a…


Cryengine Showcase and Visualisation

We do love the CryEngine, with the freeSDK we have access to a remarkable amount of software grunt, armed with some nice hardware we can be immersed in some amazing worlds and experiences. I would…


Ryse and other CryEngine Projects

I have to admit I havent been playing with the engine lately and there is an update I havent even done anything with yet. That doesnt mean there arent more dedicated folk out there using the engine…


Sprite Animation - Slick and Rayman

I was intrigued after seeing the Slick Dev Blog Post looking at their tech for doing Sprite animation. While they are using a custom solution for it there are packages available and maybe Unity even…


Game Engine Update

Game engines are now able to deliver some truly cinematic quality and draw us into the worlds they create. We will doubtless look back at these games and think the worlds looked completely lame, 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…


Polycount Escape

When good community sites run competitions (esp the bigger ones) it is always impressive to see both individuals and teams pour such energy into the creative and production processes. Polycount…


Loch Dreagan CG plus PhysX Fluids and Fracturing

While I am still fluctuating on exactly which elements of the Loch Dreagan game will end up digitally crafted apart from aspects of the cards and the 3D models to generate the playing pieces - there…


Celeryland Realtime Environment

A complete real-time environment is a vast amount of work taking in a whole range of artistic disciplines and some real technical craftsmanship.The threads by Jason Stokes on CryDev and…


Snow falls on CryEngine

We have a new version of the CryEngine SDK now 3.4.4 which has as one of its key new features a new weather sim system for snow. The Sandbox has a new Singleplayer demo level now, Forest_Winter which…


Stunning CryEngine3 and Crysis 3

One thing that the Crytek engine is famous for is the visual fidelity that it can muster is gorgeous real-time. While mortals may struggle to develop assets of the quality on display in the new tech…


Unity 4 and Serious Games

Yep, Unity 4 has arrived and comes armed with "a new animation system, graphics, special effects and performance optimizations" plus more. See the full list of New Features for all and sundry which…


Unity, Butterflies and Moths

The shiny new Unity 4 engine is poised to be released and we have the first demo of the new capabilities in the form of The Butterfly Effect short film. Passion Pictures have teamed up with Unity to…


CryE Vegetation & Video

Here are a handful of recent community additions to CryEngine3 that give us more capability and beauty over and above all the joy we get from the base SDK. I will give all of these a try in the next…


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…


Arma 3 Engine

With all the attention that Day Z is getting, since the creator is spending his real energies as developer on Arma III it makes sense to see what they have cooking.http://www.arma3.com. Arma is…


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,…