Wednesday, 17 June 2009

SIGGRAPH `09 preview

this is video of Siggraph 2009 preview with new technical papers that will be presented using some sexy demonstrations...

Sunday, 14 June 2009

Welcome to MPC, Roman!



I wanted to give my congratulations to my friend Roman Vrbovsky who will start working in MPC commercials, London, as lighting TD from monday. With his talent and dedication there`s no doubt he deserves this job! :)

This is one of his latest art works inspired by a simple 2d graphic he converted to full 3d render (model, textures, lights). What`s interesting, he didn`t use any final gather or GI, but fairly simple lighting techniques:
http://xsiuser.com/xe/files/attach/images/56/986/036/4960_1237562507_large.jpg

Tuesday, 9 June 2009

Partly Cloudy - Pixar short



full version of new Pixart short is here.
it is quite simple story that says all creatures have right to live, even those who bite or look dangerous. But it doesn`t say much about why the stork decides to come back to his heavy duty, if it`s because he can see the bigger picture or he`s just too nice or is very loyal to the Dark Cloud, not sure. And that`s important turning point to understand what the stork really thinks. So it could be told little bit better but it`s still quite emotional and that`s most important for me. Also the cloud characters look ace. First time I`ve seen a volumetric cartoony character done so well from design to animation and render.

Saturday, 6 June 2009

tetris on google

Google is celebrating 25 years of Tetris computer game, and their logo changed in this very good graphic image