Thursday 23 December 2010

Season's Greetings!

In case anyone stumbles across this site, I just wanted to wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!


Tuesday 14 December 2010

Another year older...

It's my 42nd birthday today - The answer to the ultimate question of Life, The Universe and Everything :)

As a huge fan of the Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy this birthday holds special significance. I listened to some of the original radio series during my drive to work this morning, and it was still as entertaining as it was the first time I heard it - I can't wait for the drive home where I can listen to some more!

Monday 13 December 2010

It's getting cold again...

Had to scrape the ice from the car windows this morning - and just to top it all off nicely my office is a little too chilly! The weather forecast says we might get some more snow towards the end of the week - hopefully not as much as we had a couple of weeks ago though as that was a real pain. On the upside, I'm hoping this year we'll get a White Christmas, which is something that's not happened where I live since I was a kid...

Friday 10 December 2010

Week 2 of the new job is almost complete!

I can't believe that it's almost the end of week 2 in my new job! Where has all the time gone? At least my second week wasn't impacted by the weather, just the usual traffic chaos at times - which can be mitigated by travelling during "less social" hours :)

Monday 6 December 2010

New job!

Week 1 of my new job has passed, and what a crazy week due to the "adverse weather"...

7+ hour journey home on day 2 then unable to get there on day 4 and 5 due to the snow!

Week 2 seems to have started off better - so far :)

Sunday 29 August 2010

Cinema 4D using splines to dictate camera path

Yesterday I was seeing how you can get the camera in Cinema 4D to follow a spline path. I've uploaded an  animation to YouTube to show how this looks.

Monday 23 August 2010

Sunday 22 August 2010

Cinema 4D experiments

I'm quickly getting quite a lot of Cinema 4D scenes/video's as I get to grips with the software. I'm probably going to start putting some of the video's up on YouTube - partly so you all can see how I'm progressing, but mostly so that I don't have to keep the video files on my HDD (they quickly take up a lot of space).

3D rendering

Spent quite a lot of time so far playing with Cinema 4D, and some great plugins for it... Mostly it's just been test renders to see how things work, but I did do a simple intro video for my Son's YouTube page. You can see it here.

Monday 16 August 2010

2 weeks of fun and relaxation ahead!

I now have a couple of weeks off work, some of which I'm planning to spend tinkering with the 3D city that I've been creating in Cinema 4D. Hopefully I'll get it to a point that my son's happy to use it as an intro to his Call of Duty montage video's that he publishes on YouTube.

Thursday 12 August 2010

Unity 3D

Some months ago I downloaded Unity 3D. I only spent a couple of days playing with it but it looks to be extremely powerful, and pretty quick to build 3D worlds/games etc. I hope to find some time to experiment more with it at some point.

Monday 9 August 2010

Free 3D modelling resources

I've been experimenting with Cinema 4D recently, mostly due to my son wanting me to make some cool intro video's for the video-game montage's he's creating from his gaming sessions. I just found a neat source of free 3D models:


Over the last few years I've started, and subsequently failed to maintain, a couple of blogs. The main reason  for my failure has been my inability to make time to post useful content. This time around, I'm aiming to provide posts pointing to useful information/websites that I find on my travels around cyberspace. These are likely to cover an extremely wide range of subjects, as my interests are widely varied.

Anyway, welcome -- and I hope you find something of use in my blog as it grows over time.