September 26, 2007

Flash vs Silverlight

Is this new kid on the block a contender to the established heavyweight? 3D and streaming video look like M$ way in to the market... Could it be some healthy competition to Adobe's dominance?

Read the report from Seb Lee Delisle's visit to Microsoft's Mix07 conference, here and here.

August 31, 2007

Depth of Field with Papervision 3D

mrdoob has been playing with Papervision 3D in his lab and the results are very nice indeed. Stunning in fact.

Mrdoob

Papervision3D is an open source 3D engine for the Flash platform, written and maintained by a small core team, and contributed to by a growing community.

A real world example of the engine in action is Paper Critters, an online application for creating and sharing 3D paper toys. Its a polished piece of work that uses Papervision 3D to display content created in 3DS Max.

Coincidently the guy behind mrdoob, Ricardo Cabello has just been hired by the agency Hi-ReS! A longtime fan of their work I see they recently did the movie site to Darren Aronofsky's time traveling tale, The Fountain. Which kind of makes sencse as they did the movie site for his earlier film, Requiem for a Dream. Quality Flash work.

August 14, 2007

Echochrome

Screenshot005This game looks very cool indeed. It's based around that kind of impossible-object drawing that you'd see on the front of maths books in school but requires you to rotate & move the objects to allow a little man  to reach his goal.

I love the way it completely messes with your sense of space and yet it has a very definite internal logic of it's own. I'd imagine it's one of those games  which if played too much would cause you to see objects slightly weirdly for a while afterwards.

May 11, 2007

3D Flex Demo

Screenshot This Flex demo shows off the way standard components can be shown within a 3D environment and yet still be usable. Pretty cool.

(via theflashblog)

January 30, 2007

limbo

i think ive always wanted for there to be a game made like this.
im a big believer that if a concept is solid enough it can be represented
by the most restricted colour palette and still pull it off.

Limbo01 limbo

January 22, 2007

Ambient Data

Nabaztag You might have seen Nabaztag (it's available from Firebox and other reputable establishments). It's a plastic rabbit ornament  which connects to the internet using WiFi and can then sing and dance in a kind of informative way based on the data it finds there.

You can program it via their website (a nice way to keep the set up simple) and get it to read voicemails, or tell you the weather, or flash when you've got a new email and a bunch of other stuff.

It reminds me  of the Availibot, the Ambient Orb and things like WiFi digital picture frames which have started popping up.  They're a bit like desktop widgets, but for your real desktop not your metaphorical one!

At the moment I guess there's a certain "early adopter" target market for most of these things, but if you could create something slightly cheaper, and with less set up options (e.g. checking an email account we already know you have) so people could just plug them into a power socket and they'd just work, I think people would love them. Also in terms of the physical form they take, and the way they get your attention, the possibilities are endless.

Seems like a nice fun way for people to get something a bit more tangible out of their wireless router.

November 27, 2006

CG shpere

Oh this tickles me!

Film has Cannes and Plam d'or, TV has the Baftas...and what does 3D have???

The CGsphere of course

Geeky though it is...it does illustrate how creative you really have to be to turn something as standard
as the 3D spehere into something that demands attention!

Cgsphere CG sphere

November 16, 2006

cute norweigan anims

found some really cute anims by a norweigan agency.
check out the ones for "Jippo Beef".

nice to see some ultra happy - cute stuff for a change

T_rema1000 Qvisten Animation

October 09, 2006

Rust Boy

RustboyAll this rust talk reminded me to re-visit www.rustboy.com, it's a lovely website which I've been following for what must be a least 5 years.
Rustboy is a short film project that started out as a hobby but has evolved into a more ambitious movie and several side projects. It's even more impressive when you find out it's all being produced by only one person, Brian Taylor.
The aim of the website is to document the making of the film as it progresses from concept art to storyboards, 3D tests, sound etc.
http://www.rustboy.com

October 04, 2006

3D interactive room (almost)

Key and I are going to begin work on some 3D product demos, but also want to make something more interactive and useful. We're thinking of creating a homely 3D space like Vintage55 have done (see below) with Orange products placed here and there. Hopefully our users will be able to relate to this more than static images on product pages. The limitations of the Vintage55 site are that you can't interact with the 3D space, but our thing is going all the way. Contact me or Paul if you want to get involved. Cheers

vintage55.com

Vintage55_1

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