Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Overwerk and a stereoscopic skull

I would very much like to collaborate with Overwerk on some sort of art/music project. A lot of the time I am listening to his stuff while I paint. What do ya say Ed?

Below is a little test I did with diffusion. I made this mo fo 3D, read on for instructions.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

DIY VR-goggles

Last weekend I had a couple days to commit to a project. I chose to make some VR goggles based on the Google cardboard design. The folded cardboard design seemed very smart and was a very cool way to show how accessible VR is becoming. All you need is some cheap lenses and a pizza box, as they say.

The build.
I wanted something more sturdy than a pizza box, something adjustable. Instead of corrugated cardboard I decided to use 5mm foam core, in sleek matte black finish of course. I also bought some 5mm rubber foam for the rim of the goggles to give it that nice snug fit, flush against the forehead and nose. Keeping out any sneaky light.
The lenses were from Amazon, sold as a part of the Dive kit, they are plastic but work fine for only 7 bucks. 
Perhaps if I get more serious I can buy some glass lenses.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Lumix GH3

A few weeks ago I got myself a brand spanking new GH3, which I've wanted since the GH2 was released.
Get ready for the family vacation slide show!

Although I am now an Illustrator/concept artist/game artist, my career actually began in film. Concept art was more like a hobby at that point, I used to draw and illustrate all the story boards and art for the films I wanted to make. Those images were seen by a games company in Melbourne and they offered me my first real concept art gig. Since my films were not paying the bills I followed the path of least resistance and ended up where I am today. It's been an awesome ride with lots of unexpected life changing events.
But now I feel it is time to get back in to my first love. And so I obtained a GH3 to familiarize myself with my old friend, film.