Category 3D / VFX

Stereo VFX with 360° video

In earlier posts I’ve talked about my first VR experience and how it really resonated with me. One of the elements that really contributed to the impact the experience had on me was that it was CG. CG characters and worlds can be so fantastic; pulling imagery from our nightmares, creating environments and landscapes that amaze us, presenting […]

Shooting for 360° video

I believe that VR is here to stay – it’s the new medium from which we’ll consume movies, shows, music videos, brand experiences – we’ll visit historic landmarks that have been brought back to life through graphics and animation – we’ll go to far off locations and sample hotels before booking them. VR will offer us […]

Content is King: VR is pretty but looks ain’t everything

2016 will be the year of VR. There’s little doubt about that, whether you view VR with dead-eyed cynicism or happen to be chomping at the bit to get a headset. If you happen to be one of those people looking forward to your first VR headset purchase, there’s not much longer to wait; HTC’s […]

3D: Update on first sculpt in Mudbox

I just wanted to share a quick update with you on the progress of my first sculpt in Mudbox. I’m working on it in between a bunch of other stuff otherwise I’m sure it’d be closer to being finished by now! I added some rickety teeth and made the mouth a bit asymmetrical, now I’m […]

3D: My first sculpt in mudbox

Digital scultpting has been something I’ve wanted to get into for a long time. I guess that my MA project has given me a great  reason to get started as I want to use a sculpting package to create a creature of some kind – being able to sculpt, for me at least, means opening […]

Mike Bell: The Story of Simon, his cat and an internet success.

Producer and animator Mike Bell spoke at the Duncairn Centre for Culture and Arts yesterday as part of the Ulster Festival of Art & Design. Mike is one of the driving forces behind the phenomenon that is Simon’s Cat, which for those (seemingly few) who don’t know is a low-fi black and white cartoon about the misadventures of […]

3D: Global Game Jam 2015 @ Farset Labs, Belfast

Last Friday (23 January) I turned up armed with my laptop and various other CG weaponry to take part in the Global Game Jam 2015. This was my first one and I didn’t know what to expect. I had no team and no idea how the weekend would turn out. How it turned out was […]