Thomas Heatherwick: Building the Seed Cathedral

As I mentioned in my last post about AppleTV, last night my wife and I spent a few hours watching TED videos. One of these was a presentation by Thomas Hetherwick, a London based Architect/Designer (http://www.heatherwick.com/). I was already familiar with his work however it was nice to see what …

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Steve Jobs presents new Apple campus

Just found this. Its Steve Jobs presenting a second Apple campus they intend to build to the Cupertino City Council. It’s a round low rise building with massive curved glass windows that will hold approx 12,000 employees while incorporating a huge 135 acres of lanscaped grounds. The design dramatically minimizes …

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Vue 9.5 (pre-release)

I got my hands on a pre-release version of Vue 9.5 and it’s got some cool new features, including: Advanced Cloud Control, Interactive Texture Placement, Localized Cloud Layers, Fast Hybrid Depth of Field, and even a Velocity Pass (great for post processed motion blur). After playing with it a bit …

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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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360 degree Video

Check this out, it’s a 360 degree panorama (like Google street view) that uses Video instead of still images. It’s made by a dutch company called YellowBird who also has the longest web address I’ve ever come accross www.yellowbirdsdonthavewingsbuttheyflyto makeyouexperiencea3dreality.com If you want to have a look at the show reel …

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FilmCAD Blog

Just started a blog for my FilmCAD Class. If your an old student by all means pop on over for a look. http://filmcad.wordpress.com. Eventually there’ll be info about e-onsoftwares Vue (a software package we use for doing all our 3d Visualisations). Links to Student work, examples of work out there in …

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