My personal project of creating a series of nodes useful for terrain generation in Softimage ICE is going well. Here’s a terrain made with two of the compounds, and is based on a pyroclastic noise with slope suppression followed by 24 iterations of a compound implementing a fast hydraulic erosion scheme I’m playing with. There is some tendency of the erosion to create bands where edges flow in an even grid due to my use of Von Neumann sampling in the erosion routine, which is fast but I may have to add an option to take a speed hit and sample more thoroughly. After this I will implement a more thorough and more traditional hydraulic erosion scheme and compare the two.
This is an FYI for you iPhone and iPad2 users – vimeo now has a free app supporting their site, which allows very basic video editing, submission, and account management.
(If you aren’t a vimeo user, what is it you ask? Vimeo is a bit like youtube, it’s a free video sharing site, but it’s more targeted towards creatives and professionals. Most of the videos on my site are hosted at vimeo.)
The down side: if your device has no camera, you can’t use the app. Meaning original iPad owners are left out. This is pretty dumb. Just because the device doesn’t have a camera doesn’t mean you don’t have footage on it.
Case in point – a vimeo member takes their iPad, a camera and the camera connection kit (in a day pack, perhaps) to some photogenic place. User shoots some gorgeous footage (with something a lot nicer than a craptastic phone camera) which they want to upload… maybe to be reviewed while they are still on location, or for a family member to see, whatever. So they use the camera connection kit to load it to their pad, select the shots they want to share and then pointedly don’t edit and load the results to vimeo… they can’t…
But still, it’s nice that there’s an app for the iPhone. Cheers.
I haven’t posted for a while, I’ve been doing a lot of projects and my attention has been elsewhere. And annoyingly, most of the things I’ve been working on aren’t in the public eye yet, so I can’t show much. To make up for it, here are some simple iphone image from one of the studios I’ve been contracting at, Janimation. Nice folks, and they have a beautiful studio.