Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Released. HDR Light Studio for Lightwave.

I was fortunate enough to be involved in the Beta testing of HDR Light Studio for Lightwave. This is a terrific integration into Lightwave's Layout, a really seamless melding into the UI and workflow.
Today is the official release date so it available right now. It really is a fresh approach to lighting things in a 3D environment, giving you the ability to create HDR image maps live, you can even re-work other image based light maps to tailor them towards a specific lighting design.

If lighting is something you really want to control, or you want art directed reflections on your subject for a specific look, you'd want to invest in this almost magic plugin. I created a couple of tutorials to demonstrate how it works.

Saturday, 22 February 2014

It's coming. Anime Studio 10

This is all I know at the moment.

Victor Paredes is involved in the development and describes it as a significant upgrade.

Pixelstick - digital light painting

Light painting with pixelstick from Bitbanger on Vimeo.

Developed through crowd funding, the official site here.

Monday, 17 February 2014

Penn & Jenison - A new type of film making.

I'm really looking forward to seeing Tim's Vermeer. This interview is fascinating for the insight it provides, plus it's entertaining to just watch intelligent people talk.

Having not seen the finished result I'm left wondering if this might be one of those films such as "The Blair Witch Project" or Greengrass's "United 93" that incorporates the technology of film making into an event, taking it along for the ride.

Tuesday, 4 February 2014

The Plasticine world of Allison Schulik. Or, can your computer do this?

These stop motion works by artist and dancer Allison Schulik defy imagination. A painterly quality comes out in her use of the materials, and an organic truthfulness in the living breathing quality of the animation is something that must come from her dance background. In any case, no words can describe adequately what is being done here.

Mound by Allison Schulnik from garaco taco on Vimeo.

EAGER by Allison Schulnik from garaco taco on Vimeo.

Hobo Clown from Guernica Magazine on Vimeo.

FOREST - Allison Schulnik from FIBRA on Vimeo.

Read an interview with the artist here on the Dragonframe blog.

GO PRO Felix Baumgartner jump footage comes to light.

Take a few minutes to watch this at full screen. We live in amazing times.

Found it here.