Saturday, 22 June 2013

Lost & Taken

This is a great site for free textures, Lost & Taken is the work of a single artist who is continually compiling a library of photo textures. It is also a blog and gallery.

What's really nice about this site is that it is obvious the man really cares about textures and how they are used by artists, so his collection is neatly cataloged, hi-res and photographed to avoid shadows. It's worth a good many minutes or an hour looking through the library there if textures are a part of your tool set.

Sunday, 16 June 2013

DJWaterman Car Modeling

I'm not often posting my own content but here's another one. It's a pictorial history of the modeling of the Alfa Romeo Sprint I did last year. I used Lightwave for both modeling and rendering on this.

That's all, the music is Sahara 72 by the Bobby Hughes Experience.

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Sydney VIVID 2013 - The Last Hour

Well we tried to get to the VIVID festivus for the rest of us, but traffic was a three hour crawl around the city and all I saw was cars and people, and the people seemed to be all shoulder to shoulder like sardines. However on the very last night on the last hour before they shut everything down, we went in and traffic and parking was easy, so here is a short compilation of what we saw.

This is the first thing I've ever edited on Premier, I found that I could more or less guess my way through using it and now I really want to get into shooting and editing stuff. It's so quick and immediate compared to animation.

Sunday, 9 June 2013

Bonobo – ‘Cirrus’ music video

Only because everything by Cyriak belongs in the World Museum of Motion graphics, and it's this years offering so far.

He uses After Effects and probably has his three or four different techniques that he uses but I have largely given up trying to reverse engineer his work, it sort of surpasses the technology anyway, it's just very very special.

Thursday, 6 June 2013

ADAM SHARP - Animator - Filmmaker

I just love this, the character designs are completely lovable and the whole piece has an authentic 50's Sci-Fi vibe.

More about the creator here.
I should probably mention that his latest short has made it into the Melbourne International Animation Festival.
"...the biggest problem with making shorts on your own is the time it takes before anyone gets to see them. My "latest" short has taken about 4 years, then it has to do the festivals before I can put it online. So its old work by the time anyone see's it. Think my next one will be a lot shorter." Adam Sharp

Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Sydney Vivid Festival 2013

I'll be going in tomorrow to have a look myself at all the installations for Sydney's Vivid Festival 2013, people say it's better this year. This is certainly the best light projection of the Opera House I've seen, they've really explored the shape of the sails.

It's a shame to think that all this work gets junked, never to be seen again after having it's run.

Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Connect Layers Script from Motion Boutique

This looks like a very cool little script to get that Plexus look on the sly. It's a free script from the makers of Newton, the After Effects physics engine plug-in. It was designed to work with Newton but as the video demonstrates, you can find other uses for it.

Visit Motion Boutique to find more useful stuff.