Friday, July 30, 2010

Saturday, May 29, 2010

iDon'tEither

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Help Yourself Realize Your Insignificance



The Known Universe takes viewers from the Himalayas through our atmosphere and the inky black of space to the afterglow of the Big Bang. Every star, planet, and quasar seen in the film is possible because of the world's most complete four-dimensional map of the universe, the Digital Universe Atlas that is maintained and updated by astrophysicists at the American Museum of Natural History. The new film, created by the Museum, is part of an exhibition, Visions of the Cosmos: From the Milky Ocean to an Evolving Universe, at the Rubin Museum of Art in Manhattan through May 2010.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Google IO 10

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So I've been following the live Google IO 2010 stream over YouTube the last 2 days. It just ended and, well, wow.. I'm so impressed with all the new tech and the abilities that were shown off especially the remarkable capabilities of HTML5. We're going to see some amazing things in the coming months and years from software developers.

I'm going to take some time to show off and explain some of the awesome applications and programs featured at the conference these past 2 days. Check back soon.

Andy

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Alan Wake

release date: 5.18.10
platform: 360

The psychological thriller Alan Wake by Remedy Entertainment hit store shelves today. It's a particularly exciting day for me because I was fortunate enough to have done some work on the game!

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As a bestselling crime fiction author, Alan Wake has had writers block for 2 years now and hasn't managed to produce any new material. Expecting a scenery change and some relaxation will help with his writing problem, Alan's wife Alice encourages him to go on a vacation to the small, mountainous town of Bright Falls. After Alice goes missing, Wake begins finding excerpts from a manuscript of his that he doesn't remember writing.

Things turn weirder when the nice, friendly folks of Bright Falls become possessed by a dark presence and begin to target Wake under the cover of darkness. Taking control of Wake's primary weapon, a flashlight, and numerous other light sources and conventional weapons, our protagonist attempts to find his lost wife and put an end to his real life nightmare.

Playing through, you immediately notice the sheer beauty of the incredibly detailed environment around you. Realistic lighting and weather effects are exceptionally convincing and really set the mood for the eerie adventure at hand. It's worth noting that a simple game mechanic such as slow motion bullet dodging incorporated into Alan Wake makes the overall game experience very engaging and fun.

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Our studio, CaptiveMotion does high fidelity facial animation for developers in entertainment industries. Over the course of 7 weeks we generated about 52 minutes of facial animation in 445 unique sequences for the game.

Embody is the in-house proprietary motion capture software that we used to capture the facial performances of the face actors. The software allows us to track up to 1600 individual motion capture markers per actor. The data captured was then applied to 21 character models.

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I had a blast with my CaptiveMotion colleagues, the Remedy team, and our European partner metricminds on this project. Thanks for the experience you guys!

IGN Video Review:


It's not a lake, it's an ocean

Monday, May 17, 2010

Conde Duque




The Augmented Sculpture project by Pablo Valbuena mixes a "volumetric base that serves as support for a second level, a virtual projected layer that allows controlling the transformation and sequentiality of space-time."

Friday, May 14, 2010

Eyjafjallajökull Time Lapse

This is my page. It's been a month since I posted on it, what have I been thinking?
I've got a few things to talk about this weekend so I'll post some things in the coming days.
Meanwhile, I came across this stunning time-lapse piece of the Iceland volcanic eruption by photographer Sean Stiegemeier.
Watch in full screen HD if you know what's good for ya.


Iceland, Eyjafjallajökull - May 1st and 2nd, 2010 from Sean Stiegemeier on Vimeo.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

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Some artwork of a great designer by the name of Erik Jones.

An Exceptionally Simple Theory of Everything

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The E8 root system, with each root assigned to an elementary particle field. In my opinion, one of the most beautiful images ever created.