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.

Meet Diane

Diane_3 I've been reading up on Second Life  and Linden Lab  recently to see what all the fuss is about and wondering whether I should get me an avatar and enter the "Metaverse".

Nah! I prefer my RL thanks.

Anyway, I found Orange.fr using an avatar called Diane. She's there to provide a bit of help with your internet woes. A nicely executed guide I thought.

February 05, 2007

6 drummers one house

no words required here...just EARS

Music0 6 drummers

December 19, 2006

Big Video Event in London

Videoforum Massive event over 3 days with loads of things to look at if you are in to producing moving images for any platform - there is a theatre dedicated to mobile/streaming/IPTV etc. Look beyond the sales stalls, it isn't just for production people with huge amounts of cash to spend; the seminar programme is even bigger than last year's event - I can report that it was well worth it, so should be again this year.

VideoForum

November 24, 2006

What the F**K Is Parkour? takes gold

The Smalls  announce their winners after taking it to the Apple Store.

November 02, 2006

Line Rider

Line_rider_ Line Rider is a pretty cool, if seemingly unremarkable Flash "game" based on a little guy riding what looks like a sled over a landscape of lines which you can draw yourself. It's quite addictive once you start getting the hang of how it works.

What's interesting though is the way that various people have used it to create hugely complex landscapes for their rider to go through; video'd the ensuing ride and put in on YouTube!

line rider tumbling
the death of a line rider
line rider is smooth with a triple flip
line rider die at the slopes (this one's the best)

I love things like this that seem so simple and yet leave enough room for people to go creatively  crazy with them.

Which reminds me of this article I read a while ago about MySpace which amongst other things contends that one of the reason for it's huge success is that combination of simplicity and flexibility.

September 28, 2006

Films for wee people...

Thesmalls

Actually, The Smalls is a showcase of small films for small screens.

It’s a celebration of the enormous creative possibilities offered by the latest generation of MP3 players and mobile phones.

Running for just two days (27th & 28th) at Thomas Neal’s Centre Earlham Street,  Covent Garden WC2

September 13, 2006

Downloading things for free? Legally? Never!

Picture_3

The Creative Archive Licence Group is a body that allows free access to film archive footage from various entities, chiefly BBC, Channel 4, the British Film Institute, etc.

If you sign up, you can download archive clips to do whatever you want with (so long as it's non-commercial). All sorts of stuff is available; news clips (international and local), Open University lectures, wildlife footage, time-lapsed photography, etc etc, and you can alter it however you want.

Given the quality of the source material, hopefully this will encourage some inventive, funny, thought provoking pieces cropping up on YouTube, rather than the usual morass of teenagers arsing around pretending to be whacky.

September 07, 2006

pixelbox lives on

...should you wish to relive all the amazing pixelbox posts

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