Creation of complex form

This is an animation showing the creation of complex form derived from nParticles in Maya. The small lines indicate the location and velocity of the individual particles. For more information please refer to the section “Modelling with Dynamic Particles” in the paper “Digitising the Complex Form“. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w0Um5A69Ozw] Note that I …

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Creative Tech

I spent Friday & Saturday last week at Creative tech, an Apple-centric conference held @ AUT here in Auckland. I’d been asked to be part of a panel of apple users to talk about how we use apples in our professions as an event to wrap up the conference. First …

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I Won!!!!

So stoked!!! Last week I did a picture for a comp on Cornucopia, the home of Vue content and users (not sure how they are affiliated to e-on software but they are in someway). The theme was “Beach and Seaside”, I seldom enter these comps, but was up for the …

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Complex Form

Lately I’ve been very occupied with my research project on digitising the complex form. You can read my paper which was written with some help from Brett Orams (section on procedural modelling in Max) and Nikolay Popov (on cellular automata) Download PDF here. Note that this paper is still in development …

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FilmCAD 2010

I teach a paper at Unitec officially called “LAND 7230 CAD Studio” however it’s more affectionately  known as Film CAD. I’ve been teaching this paper for over 10 years now! Students have 3 major hand-ins; a story board, draft video, and the final video. While doing the paper, students get …

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Autodesk 2010 Blockbuster Tour

Wow! Just came back from the Autodesk 2010 Blockbuster Tour which had Mohen Leo from ILM talking about Iron man 2, plus Nolan Murtha from Lightstorm Entertainment, and Shawn Dunn from Weta Digital who both worked on Avatar. Mohen Leo showed breakdowns of some shots from Ironman 2. What was esp. interesting …

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