November 5, 2015

UNREAL FLOW

About to give RealFlow the boot. Welcome Xparticles. Liquid Simulation for mere mortals right within Cinema 4D. Here's a screenshot from Ben, our CGI animation and simulation artist doing the sim thing in the Raygun R&D warehouse and ammo depo...

August 13, 2015

OUR NEW YOUTUBE MOTION CHANNEL


A little Mograph experiment and part of our new YouTube channel we created just for CGI motion work.


Titled Tag Cloud or "What's on Your Mind?"

We'll be posting final works, works in progress and experiments with physics simulations, Keyshot animations or just stuff we think is cool, not everyday of course... so check it out and subscribe.

June 3, 2015

MAGIC PEYOTE DESERT

I love the desert as much as the next German expatriate, although I still don't know what it is about the desert that draws us in. Could it all be Carlos Castaneda's fault? Anyways, this piece done entirely in CG really strikes a chord with me, but I am sure even those who would never stop and step out of their cars between Barstow and Las Vegas or ever eat anything Don Juan has to offer, will find this amazing and beautiful:



January 11, 2015

A FRENCHMAN NAMED BENOIT, KAI'S POWERTOOLS AND THE SECRET TO LIFE (INCLUDING BETTER iPHONE ANTENNAS)

If you've been around graphics as long as I have, you'll remember the desktop publishing revolution of the Eighties and Kai's PowerTools of the Nineties with the cool fractal stuff and Kai's lifelike interfaces that eventually made their way into OS X. What I didn't realize until now is that Mandelbrot was the name of a French mathematician named Benoit who came from France to IBM in America in the 70s and no one really knew about Fractals or understood them at the time. For some reason I always assumed fractals were DaVinci type math and it's amazing that the Mandelbrot Set was a creation of the 80s, a child of the computer revolution really. And even though fractal images have trended out just like Kai's PowerTools... the fractal designs and Kai's ideas are used everywhere now... including both the OS and the antenna of your latest iPhone. Talk about the intersection of Art and Math... and Life itself! But watch for yourself: