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3D-printed building façade

3D-printed building façade

Studio RAP has completed the ceramic house in Amsterdam which features a rippling, 3D-printed façade. Opens some very interesting possibilities for building decoration.

They also are experimenting with other 3D printed interiors and exteriors. Worth checking out on their website.

Recreating famous scenes with CGI

Recreating famous scenes with CGI

Blender Guru walks us through how a modern CGI workflow would work for a scene everyone knows – the elevator scene in the Shining.

He breaks down all the tools and rendering tricks he uses as well as points out 3 key elements that most VFX artists get wrong and makes CGI workflows look bad: grain, focus, and levels.

He shows why CGI has gained so much traction. The cost for the practical effect version of the elevator scene would likely now run around $50,000-$100,000. The CGI version? $14,000-$20,000.

He needed about 6 days to re-build the CGI version of the scene and 4 days of rendering. He does a fantastic job showing off how modern workflows work.

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Motion capture artist

Motion capture artist

曦曦鱼SAKANA shows off some of amazing skills one needs to have if you’re a motion capture artist working for a video game. She seems to have mastered both male and female (and zombie!) walks along with lots of interesting and really unique kinds of swagger and variations.

Programmable Music Box

Programmable Music Box

Most music boxes can only play one song, but why not make a music box that is fully programmable? The Muro Box can play any song by using computer-controlled wheels to pluck the metal forks. You can program it using a mobile app or a MIDI device. It has a 40-note chromatic scale, and more than 50,000 songs in a downloadable library.

It’s going for an eye watering $995 pledge on Kickstarter. I think it’s ridiculously steep for a few dozen stepper motors and an app, but they do offer a smaller $299 version.

Beware

Beware

Beware is an in-development demo by Ondrej_Svadlena. At a glance, it’s an open-world driving game that first appeared in May 2018. In it, you are a driver in what appears to be a rainy, foggy eastern block country in the 70’s. What makes this thing stand out is the atmosphere of tension, disorientation, and paranoia it creates. It’s really fantastic. The player is dropped into anonymous, listless locations, hampered by dense fog and rain-slick backroads. The player encounters various solitary landmarks—as well as mysterious and menacing events.

It’s definitely worth checking out. His Patreon page has the latest information about development and supporters get access to extensive additional content. It seems he is up to version 13 and it appears to maybe even support VR now.

Download here: https://www.indiedb.com/games/beware/downloads

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