Codex, my fan made Radiohead video, has been selected for this year’s Ars Electronica festival in Linz, Austria.  The theme this year is Artificial Intelligence.

In 2009 I won a Prix Ars Award of Distinction for my Peter Gabriel video, The Nest that Sailed the Sky.

Nice to have my work featured there once again, brings back fond memories of walking around Linz, absorbing both classic and modern culture, of which I’ve somehow managed to contribute a tiny bit.

 

 

RIP Roberto.

 

X-Particles and Arnold

March 29, 2017

Sometimes you need to get back to basics.  I think I’m done with code art and algorithms.  I’ve been getting to grips with X-Particles and the Arnold renderer in C4D, and I made these this morning without breaking a sweat and getting dizzy and light headed at the amount of fun I was having.  The way it should be.  I spent too much time in the wilderness of experimentation.  But in the time I’ve been away – 3D software has become what I’ve always wanted it to be.

X-Particles is deeply complex and infinite in creative possibilities, and plugs seamlessly into XPresso.  Arnold offers instant interactive rendering feedback, at amazing speeds, has a powerful shader network based on XPresso, not to mention the best rendering, lighting and material system I’ve ever seen anywhere.  I’m done with code.

 

My 360 VR film ‘Another World’ is now available on Vimeo 360 – As usual it works with every browser except Safari.  Come on Apple!

The landscapes in the film were all procedurally generated from algorithms, using OpenGL GLSL shaders – all computed on the graphics card GPU.

 

 

A tribute concert by Tangerine Dream for founding member Edgar Froese, performed at the Philharmony Szczecin, Poland in 2016.
They performed perfectly to my ‘Temples’ film and particle animations ‘Particle Man’ and ‘Star Girl’.
It’s a compilation from rushes and excerpts from one camera, so there are some gaps and incomplete parts.

What a thrill and an honour 🙂

Footage courtesy of grantwakefield.com

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