My entry for the latest Five Second Project for GSG – candy hearts. Cinema 4D and After Effects. Audio from Audio Network.
When boxoffrogs turned one, I promised free stuff to celebrate. Progress is pretty slow so I thought I show you a little glimpse of what to expect.
This is a preview of the free model you will get. Now when this is finished this will be no ordinary cupcake I promise you.
Think horror, think fifties, think CUPCAKE OF DOOM!
One of the things I like about Cinema 4D is, that every new version brings some functions I am really going to use in my everyday work. Unlike Photoshop, where 90 percent of the time I use tools that are there since version 4 (the first I used), new functions almost always have immediate use scenarios. So I was very hyped when I learned about the new camera calibration tag. Of course you could map stuff onto a Image before, but it’s so much easier now. The above picture is one of the better URBEX-photos I’ve taken and I thought I give it a spin with the piano. The matching in C4D took maybe 10 to 15 minutes with basic lighting . Then I did some additional touch up in Photoshop and voila, the result is pretty good I think.
I also started making little birthday animations for my loved ones. So when my big sisters birthday came up I added a little bit of animation. Super easy and super fun.
If you want to try it for yourself, as always there’s a very helpful tutorial on greyscalegorilla.
So as you might have noticed there were very few posts as of late. That’s because I made Ms. boxoffrogs an honorable woman … by marrying her of course. What you see up there is our favorite wedding-picture but heavy pixelated and polarized. Stay tuned for more regular posts in the near future. Take care!
Well, I was not really satisfied with the way I could present photos on this blog, plus I want to keep motion design and photography separate. boxoffrogs for everything motion and pic-cell for photography. I like those fancy fullscreen photo sites so check it out, I put a direct link in the navi.
If you are into indie music at all, this is the real deal. I got this on loop and can’t stop. Do yourself a favor and buy this record.
Update: After hearing this album several times in the last days, I can only say MASTERPIECE!!!
Soooo … by now you surely have guessed that apart from being a designer I’m also a gamer. In fact I consider gaming the highest state of escapism. Don’t get me wrong, nothing on this planet beats being outside in the world and experience something firsthand. Also there are few things that can match a good book or a good movie as far as entertainment is concerned BUT if I want to really just drop out, video games are king.
There is an ongoing discussion whether or not gaming is an art form in itself. I believe that wholly depends on your definition of art. For a good game you need good artists for concept art, you need good designers, good writers etc. This is not much different from a movie – movies are generally seen as an art form so in my book it’s the same thing. Of course there are a lot of bad games hardly anyone would describe as being art. But there are also these other games that really have an impact on you, that are so well written and well designed that you have to call them art.
Which brings us to the three games that took a big share of my gaming time in recent years. Mass Effect 1-3. I was aware of Mass Effect since its debut on the XBOX 360 but was not that hyped about it because of some mixed reviews and because at the time I was not that much into RPGs. Eventually it came out for PC and one of the download services here in germany sold it for a good price so I bought it and fell in love.
Mass Effect has become such a massive success that there are a lot of people out there that seem to hate these games just because they are successful and are being published by EA which apparently is the most evil corporation on this planet. Of course all of this is bullshit and in the next part I will tell you why I think the Mass Effect games are a pinnacle in recent gaming history.
Hi everyone. Since I had not a lot of time to post lately I thought I give you another goodie. YAY! This time it’s the beloved weighted companion cube of portal fame.
The wallpaper comes in two flavours – with and without text – and two sizes. 2560×1440 and 1920×1200 as always. Hope you like it. Have fun!
(For science, you monster)
UPDATE: I changed the texture slightly to make it look less plasticy.