Monday, October 15, 2018

My first successful Augmented Reality test with Unity and Vuforia

After following the tutorial from Playful Technology, I finally was able to get my first success in AR with the Unity game engine, along with the Vuforia software.


Still have a long way to go.


Saturday, October 13, 2018

Inktober 2018 Part One - Bear & Dragon

I'm off to a late start, but here's to Inktober!

Insert your own dialogue for your enjoyment, see what you come up with.

 I'll try to do more.

Friday, October 05, 2018

Animation loses Claymation king Will Vinton

I have to admit, I wasn't a huge Will Vinton fan, but I was struck by some of his work. "Closed Mondays" was the first Vinton film I ever saw that didn't revolve around singing raisins, or other commercial characters.
 There were some various TV specials, and the series I remember was the "PJ's" created by Eddie Murphy. Vinton was listed as Executive Producer on a few episodes.

 (original copyright Touchstone Television)

(Street Poster I found years ago in L.A. Haven't seen anything else like it.)

I was saddened to learn later that his studio was bought out by Phil Knight of Nike shoes, and Vinton was forced out. Vinton Studios eventually became Laika.

Sunday, September 16, 2018

SIGGRAPH 2018 Computer Animation Festival Electronic Theater

Slamdance DIG - A Showcase of Interactive Art

Hello Blog, health and finance issues kept me away for awhile. But I was able to make it downtown Friday for the Slamdance Digital Interactive Game seminar at the L.A. Artist collective in St. Vincent Court. The subject of the discussion was about how information and storytelling are coming together into a new art form. Guest speakers included Chadwick Turner from Tailspin, Bryan Davis, founder of Lost Spirits distillery, Ray Mosco "VR Evangelist and Artist/Animator Sasha Samochina from NASA's "The Studio" at JPL. The host was Dekker Dreyer.

Forgot to mention how Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality will become more and more commonplace. Will update this article asap.

Sunday, July 01, 2018

AT&T Time Warner merger

Ma Bell now owns Batman, Bugs Bunny and half of Hollywood???
Enjoy your stay.
(From Porky Pig's Feat, directed by Frank Tashlin. Original copyright Warner Bros.)
Will research and update asap.

Saturday, June 23, 2018

E3 Electronic Entertainment Expo 2018 - Digital Village 90.7 KPFK

 Ric and Doran discuss high tech topics on their radio show, Digital Village. They also have Britney from Game Talk Live give a review of the E3 Electronic Entertainment Expo 2018.

Topics include:
The end of Net Neutrality
AT&T/TimeWarner Merger
Uber pedestrian fatality
More female players, animators and game characters

With apologies, you have to search for Digital Village's latest show on KPFK's audio archive page.

Fortnite is reported to be the big game right now from Epic Games.