Tuesday, 15 May 2007

Day131 3Dyoutubing & GModding

Doll Face
A super little 3D video by Andrew Hu (http://youtube.com/watch?v=zl6hNj1uOkY). It shows a great handling of 3D, integration of video footage and a deep and meaningful message all packaged in an approachable way. The way the technology feels advanced, yet also fallible and clunky is great, this is reflected again in how the images are just almost random scratchy snippets on the TV itself.

Hallucii
A cute little vid by Goo-Shun Wang (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hhfhgbmZe9s&NR=1). The idea of using Escher's clever stairs with the goofy drinker is clever and the ideas cascade from there in a few directions. The animation is clever and considering it is actually really 3D, dealing with the optical illusion is nifty.

Animusic
A real set of classics for me, there are lots of these now but these are just wonderful to watch and hear. Pipe Dreams 1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0a8DF5U2Nh4&NR=1). Pipe Dreams 2 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mfu5VkfrhYc). The others are more just nice animated music machines, these 2 take the idea that step further and have the cascading balls doing the work which is just dreamy.

Kiwi
Read about this baby in 3DWorld, and finally got to see this cute little piece (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sdUUx5FdySs). Not only to see how well Dony Permedi animated the little guy, but also to see the beautiful little story unfold. And as a student this inspires me looking forward to my MDM. It is nice to see an idea unfold so nicely and then to leave you thinking about it afterwards!

Well there are zillions more of course, but these are a nice little sample of where this whole area can lead.

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GMod
The gmod site (http://www.garrysmod.org/) has plenty of fun to behold. A quick look at the mod downloads reveals things like the align tool (http://www.garrysmod.org/downloads/?a=view&id=3686). The Forums there will be a great resource if we get going on some of the projects that are being talked about. Cant wait to dive in deeper.

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