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The February 09 class of MDS's Graduate Diploma of Advanced 3D Productions complete a modelling (Maya Unlimited), sculpturing (ZBrush) and rendering (mental ray) exercise as one of their first major projects.
With a furious final flourish in process the September 08 class of MDS's Advanced 3D Productions are tantalisingly close to finishing their major team project - The Ice Fish.
Demonstrating abilities to apply lighting in CG as it would work in real life, and precision in digital sculpting (ZBrush) and rendering (Mental Ray) - a 3D still life project takes shape.
Ever heard of the waggle? It's the Indian head wobble, and one of our students is dead set on bringing it to New Zealand. We think it's a fairly strange thing to do in your own time, but couldn't resist trying out the waggle for ourselves.
- Filed under: Creative Advertising
Microsoft showed off its new controller named "Project Natal" at E3 earlier this month. But there is a catch. There is no controller, or better, you are the controller.
- Filed under: Game Dev
It helps to see the big picture when studying, so we took our Graphic Design students on a wee field trip, to see how their designs end up in print form.
There has been more stop-motion animation madness recently from students studying the MDS Diploma of 3D Computer Animation. The April 09 class's clay-mation stories had a distinctly surreal buzz about them.
NZ indie mag Threaded have recently published their seventh issue with a cover and gatefold designed by Kiwi 3D and VFX luminaires, Oktobor.
- Filed under: Graphics
The always excellent New Zealand International Film Festival 2009 kicks off in Auckland from the 9th to 26th of July, and as per usual, the animation programme is full of some treats.