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Website updates!

Just a quick post to say that some changes have been happening with the website, most of them "behind the scenes", so if anything looks amiss please perform a hard refresh (try holding ctrl and clicking the refresh button), and hopefully everything should look as

Ard Digital Is One Today!

Today is a special day for me, as a year ago I moved from employee to freelancing and starting up Ard Digital! Taking the leap to freelancing has been one of those big moments in life for me. I wouldn't say I was un-prepared because I

Using photographic references is the key in CG!

It's no great secret that the key to creating beautiful images and animations lies with using great reference material. References come in all forms; drawings, sketches, videos, but the one area which is always very important is photography. We all need direction, and it's often little

Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year!

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Here is a little image I knocked up which is printed onto the Christmas cards. I wanted to produce something a little geeky, but also something that represents Christmas, so I ended up with a 3D pixelated Rudolph! I'm not

Ard Digital has moved!

So after weeks of solicitors, estate agents and of course DIY, I have finally now moved office / home!! No longer am I in a pokey attic room, struggling for headroom, but instead I'm now in a "cosy" box room! It's all very nice, and

Crazy times = no blogging :-(

Crazy times at the Punchard household has meant I have neglected my blog over the past few months. I would like to admit that the Shimmer two it Amazon best dosage of viagra another

Viewport to Vray Physical Camera

OK just a quick post, along with a new script. This script automatically generates a Vray Physical Camera inside 3Ds Max, in much the same way as you create a standard camera. Earlier today Mark Hunter (@Hunter_1st) challenged me to create a script which converts the

Augmented Reality Testing & Development

During non-project time, I like to get stuck into some to something further my skills, improve my portfolio,  or sometimes to do something different. Recently I have been pondering the use of augmented reality applications. I have always had an interest in real-time applications, mainly architectural walk-throughs or

Effect ID Changer Script for Vray

Hello again! I have been working on a new script for some time now, and it's finally ready to be shared! The script is called Effect ID Changer, and like my other scripts, it does exactly what it says on the tin! First, you'll need to download the

Olympic Park Images in 3D Artist Magazine

Just a quick blog post to point out, to my surprise actually, that the images I created for Uniform are in this months 3D Artist Magazine(issue 43, page 36), to accompany an educational section, with a few words for Uniforms own Mark Lee. Check out the Static