Archive for November, 2010

The Ascent

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

Playing around some more with the rocky mountain fractal node working with scale and lighting.

All done in vue 9 Infinite with only postwork being the frame.

Had rather fun creating this image which originally started as an island scene, try and figure that one out 😀

Lone Tree Mountain

Monday, November 29th, 2010

Playing with Vue 9 rocky mountain fractal and lighting.

Created in Vue 9 Infinite only postwork was frame.

Abstract Mountians

Thursday, November 11th, 2010

Playing around with Light and Fractal Terrains in Vue 9, and created a rather abstract in my mind image.

Not the most realistic image ever made, but I like some of its characteristics, so I shall present it.

Terrain 3

Wednesday, November 10th, 2010

Absolutely Loving playing with vue 9 today…

Material Mnemonics

Wednesday, November 10th, 2010

Today, through my postbox came a book. But not just any book, for this book is the first book cover I have featured on.

The book is called material mnemonics and is an archaeological theory book

And heres my picture, which was created over a year ago, on the back cover

How did the ancient Europeans materialise memory? Material Mnemonics: Everyday Memory in Prehistoric Europe provides a fresh approach to the archaeological study of memory. Drawing on case studies from the British Isles, Scandinavia, central Europe, Greece, Italy and the Iberian Peninsula that date from the Neolithic through to the Iron Age, the authors explore the implications of our understanding of the past when memory and mnemonic practices are placed in the centre of cultural analyses. They discuss monument building, personal adornment, relic-making, mortuary rituals, the burning of bodies and houses and the maintainence of domestic spaces and structures over long periods of time. Material Mnemonics engages with contemporary debates on the intersection of memory, identity, embodiement, and power and challenges archaeologists to consider how materiality both provokes and constrains the mnemonic processes in everyday life

The book is available from Amazon

Terrain 2

Wednesday, November 10th, 2010

Another Terrain created in Vue 9 Infinite.

Really enjoying working with Vue 9, It seems extremely stable on my system so far, had a single crash, and that was becuase I was rushing the program becuase I missed the loading bar at the bottom.

The Trek and Quadspinner Tutorials

Tuesday, November 9th, 2010

Bought myself some Quadspinner tutorials from cornucopia and have been playing around in Vue 9 Infinite

Dax Pandhis (Quadspinners) Tutorials are absolutely excellent and extremely informative. He very clearly knows exactly what hes doing and is excellent at getting accross what he is doing, he also has a fantastic speaking voice.

Created in Vue 9 Infinite, with the little fellows created in Lightwave 9.6

Vue 9 First impressions.

Friday, November 5th, 2010

Just got my hands on the new version of Vue 9 Infinite and have been playing round with it for a short while, thought it would be good to share my first impressions.

Firstly, and most obviously, the interface has been overhauled, and it looks just lovely. Nice round boxes, good colour scheme, and bigger more colourful buttons.