Archive for the ‘tech’ Category

crynetsystems Nanosuit 2

September 13, 2009

i like the scifi look of the nanosuit that crytec is using for promoting the new crysis 2 game. On the crytec homepage it says that they won the red dot design award…  even if I wasn’t able to find any information on the red dot page about the nanosuit as a winner for 2009…

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Here are some pics from the videos they have produced for the nanosuit 2.

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Normality for Adobe After Effects

September 12, 2009

Stefan Minning developed a Plugin for After effects that allows the relighting of CG objects within AE.

Download it @

http://www.minning.de/software/normality#software/normality

myFontbook: a web-based Font Viewer

September 12, 2009

I like the idea of bowser based applications and here we have a font viewer that allows browsing my fonts within my web browser.

myFontBook

The features at the moment are:

  • Font Viewer
  • Tags & Favorites
  • List & Swatch Views
  • Glyphs
  • Body Text
  • Sample Text
  • Metrics
  • Nothing to Install
  • Fast Font Rendering

Test it for yourself @ http://www.myfontbook.com/

in House Render Manager

September 12, 2009

There is a blog post in the molecule vfx blog. Very interesting for the end user is the graphical user interface that is node based and written in Flash AS3.

RenderManagerbyTheMoleculeVFX

Read more @ http://themoleculevfx.blogspot.com/2009/08/farming-intelligence.html

High Data Compression for Polygon Meshes

September 12, 2009

Even if I and my teammades  don’t have a problem with storing and handling huge polygon data sets for our visualizatio tasks, it is nice to see, that there are improvements in data compression in the field of polygon data structures.

Stanford Bunny Compression Result

Stanford Bunny Compression Result

More Information @ http://openctm.sourceforge.net/

Formula One Promotion Video by Kotoc

March 27, 2009

The guys from Kotoc did a great formula one promotion teaser for the Spanish TV station lasexta. They put the formula one into a future far, far away from now. Formula one cars fly like pod racer from Star Wars. They fly, they fight, they shoot… But they still have the look of actual formula one cars … just without tires and pimped with turbines.

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And here we have it again the pollinate chain reaction that Michel Gondry described with the words:

You see one object
which makes you
think of another
the two together is an idea

For my personal taste the campaign would have been also great without the shooting….

I’ve embedded all the available videos from the campaign within this post. Have fun watching it …. (more…)

Evo by Andrey E. Skryabin

March 25, 2009

Sometimes I just have to link to a great rendering. This time I recommend some artwork done by Andrey E. Skryabin aka. Gerion. Just click at the picture to see the CGTalk thread.

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He created a great study of a human like robot that seems to be some part of the evolution… The robot itself seems in my eyes been inspired by the robots from I, Robot (if u take a look at the face), Terminator (the cables and hoses) and also a little bit of the Machineflesh Runner-Up created by Bernardo Delgado in the year 2004. Anyway it is a great picture, and you should take a look for yourself at the high-res Version. Some weeks ago I posted about the Terminator Salvation Day: Tomorrow and Today … well maybe you can find a coherency by yourself…

Photon by Pedro Fernandes Santos

March 6, 2009

I just saw this nice design of a futuristic concept bike by Pedro Fernandes Santos. The overall look of his creation reminds me of the future concept style from Cosmic Motors by Daniel Simon. Take a look and judge for yourself at CGTalk.

There are some facts that I don’t like on this creation, like the seat, tires, the used reflection style… but lets face it: the overall look is nice!

Terminator Salvation: Tomorrow and Today

March 5, 2009

Some days ago I  saw the second trailer for Terminator Salvation, and I must say I can’t wait to see the movie at my local cinema. For all those that haven’t seen the trailer yet, here you go. Terminator Salvation Trailer II

And just today the guys from  the Boston Globe released in their Big Picture blog a set of photographs of todays robots technology.

“If you are listening to this.. you are the resistance…”