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Interactive Configurator Launched

Over the past few months, I have been working with a web development team to create a new interactive application, which utilises the flexibility of CGI with some web programming magic. We wanted to create an application to allow users to interactively configure anything, then

3D Interactive Furniture Demo 02

In-between projects I continue to tinker and play with new tech, software, and areas of interest. Usually these side-projects are different from the typical 9-5 projects, but allow myself to look, play and develop new technology and ideas. Anyway, following on from 3D interactive test 01,

3D Interactive Furniture Demo 01

Recently Unity3D (a fantastic piece of software to create interactive projects and games) became free, along with features such as real-time lighting, and fancy materials. I've wanted to have a play with Unity3D for a while, so during a bit of downtime I opened it up

Digital Room Sets Will Never Be Built

"Digital room sets will never be built." This is a realisation I had whilst working on a current digital room set project, and it's not something I've ever thought about before. With architectural visualisations and product CGIs, the purpose of a 3D visualisation is to preview

3D Printer Arrives at Ard Digital

After recent success with 3D printing using several external 3D printing companies, I decided to take the plunge and invest in a 3D printer, and here it is, a FlashForge Creator! Image: Printer hiding away. One of the key reasons for purchasing a printer, rather that using

Apline Lodge CGI Breakdown – From 3D polygons to print

In this blog post, I'm going to give a very brief overview and breakdown of how an image goes from 3D polygons to an image ready for print. Image: From polygons to print Recently I completed the Alpine Lodge CGIs. This project is typical of the way

3D Printed Custom Duplo Blocks

Carrying on from previous posts and test, I decided to experiment further with 3D printing by creating custom Duplo blocks. Currently my 3 year old son is fanatical about Duplo and Lego, so for his birthday I though it would be nice to make some

3D Printed Custom Pen Holder

Following on from the 3D printed chair model blog post where I printed a chair model I created for a client, this post focuses on a 3D printed pen holder which was designed by myself and printed by 3D Print UK. The main purpose behind

2D Photo to 3D Virtual Model to 3D Physical Print

3D model libraries exist to allow digital artists to quickly populate their scenes with appropriate content. Using libraries for 3D models can be a time saver, and as such saves money and costs. But what happens when a specific model cannot be found in any

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