Monday, December 30, 2013


Saturday, December 21, 2013

Happy Family On-Line

On this warm first day of winter and shortly before Christmas, it heartwarming to see the ideal of a happy family life featured in an ad on the Verizon Fios website. Who would not want to spent those cold winter evenings immersed in streaming media?

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Old News: my Film and Video Reel

I posted my Film and Video reel on YouTube:

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Strong Communication

Enjoyed drawing a bit on my night off. Created this in myPaint.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Blob Fail

Just to show that I am still working on the animation, here is an exploded Blob. You may wonder how violent my animation is going to be, but I can assure you this was unintentional. Wait, have I not stated somewhere that exploiting lucky accidents is part of my process?

[geek alert] So what happened? I added some joints to his trunk, detached the skin and re-skinned him. It turns out that you first need to normalize your skin weights to do this. New feature in Maya 2014? I have not experienced these kind of explosions before.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Original WobbleTV Leader

I recently enjoyed a reunion with the people involved in a High School play we wrote and performed way back when. Which made me look through some old video tapes. I came across the first broadcast of Wobble TV, the videotape that did not get me in to Filmschool that year. I did get in a year later.


Friday, May 3, 2013

Moving Atoms

Coma across this today, and at first thought it was a spoof, some clever marketing ploy. An animation created by moving individual atoms around? Who is crazy enough to try that?

On the IBM website there is more info to be found. Those dots are really atoms.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Twodimensional Eye Virus version 0.0


Dug up the old javascript files used to create the first of the Multidimensional Eye Virus animations and adapted one for HTML5 canvas. Most of the work was done on the train in and out of the City to teach at PRATT. On a netbook.

Sit back and enjoy!

Sunday, April 14, 2013


I looked around and saw some promising HTML 5 stuff on the interwebs, so I had to try it myself



If staring at it is not enough, you can try playing "Catch The Line"

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Seeing Green

My animation Seeing Red has just been invited to the Sisak eco film festival in Croatia. Always great to have my work shown!

Meanwhile teaching an extra class at PRATT has stalled my animation project a bit, but I hope to return to it shortly.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Slowing Down Mental Ray

First, here is the obligatory line: sorry for not posting recently, have been busy.

Yesterday I pestered Mental Ray a bit, using many things known to slow it down: Global Illumination, Caustics, light radius....

With just a single object on a floor plane and one spotlight, this took over ten minutes to render. And you know what? I and seriously considering adding real depth of field. Oh, and then maybe animate it and add motion blur. While I'm at it, I should then also up the resolution from 720p to 1080p. Still, that will probably not half as bad as the radiosity render a fellow student of mine at ACCAD had running for a couple of weeks before it finally produced a very grainy image.

Why am I messing with GI? I took over a course at PRATT this semester: 3D lighting and rendering.