Thursday, 28 October 2010

Technics update 28/10

A few render updates:

 A big thanks to Ross O'Leary for rendering these for me.

Comments and crits please...

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Technics update 20

Another hours work over lunch today.

I've just been playing around with setting up the whole set-up now I've got the mixer modeled.

I WILL go back and address the the issues previously mentioned, I just got into a rut with the turntable and needed a break. For I've scrapped the record and am playing with different slipmat designs.

Also I will need to tweak my lighting as the scene is now much bigger.

Comments and crits please...

Monday, 18 October 2010

Kineo release Totara LMS

Kineo has formed a joint venture company with two leading e-learning and open source companies to develop and distribute a version of the Moodle Learning Management System for the corporate sector. The product, called Totara, is set to revolutionise the corporate LMS space as the first open source learning management solution designed specifically for the corporate sector.

The new joint venture company to be known as Totara has been formed by three partner companies.

For more info (Click here).

Thursday, 14 October 2010

Technics update 14/10_b

Quick render over lunch to test the normal map for the record. As you can see it's there, it just needs tweaking a fair it...

Anyway here's the latest render (with 3rd light added at front) and normal map for the record + normal .jpg.

Comments and crits always welcome...

Technics update 14/10

Here's a couple of renders from overnight. Still need some tweaks to the light to brighten it up.

Hopefully will rectify this over lunch today.

Wednesday, 13 October 2010


Sorry we are having issues with the link for the free Articulate player. The issue has been raised with tech and the link will be activated again asap.

Apologies again.

Please check check in a few days it should be fixed by then.

Technics update 13/10

Havn't had much time to work on this over lunch today as was in a meeting.

Anyway, here's a quick render (I say quick, it took nearly an hour :-().

Been working on the lights, and am getting results that I'm much happier with. Still need to tweak lights more, and sort out a normal map and texture for the record.

As always comments and crits welcome.


Free custom Articulate player

Last week I built a custom player skin for use with Articulate. And I'm pleased to announce that it is now available for free download via my company website.

Click here.


Tuesday, 12 October 2010

UFI e-learning - Alpha build

After a hectic week of work, I've managed to get the alpha build of the UFI course out on time. whoooo!

This is an e-learning course designed at teaching adults lessons for keeping kids safe while browsing online.

It's all flash driven, with a holding file that calls all the other files in. It has been designed this way to keep individual file size to a minimum, as we have a low final bandwidth to work with.

Thanks too, to Chris and Dan @TiltMedia, Brighton, for their collaboration on the video and gfx.

Anyway here's a few screen grabs from the alpha build...

Technics update 12/10

A few overnight renders. Still not at all happy with my lights. Another session over lunch today me thinks.

Thursday, 7 October 2010

Kineo takes bronze in Articulate Guru Awards

Title says it all!

Click here

Technics update 06/10

Some more material updates...

Still not happy with the materials, the brushed metal needs some tweaking still to lighten it up. Starting to get a more true to life material for the top of the decks which I'm more happy with.

Going yo have a play around with my light set up over lunch today (if I get time).
Stay tuned for updates, as ever, your comments and crits are welcome.


Wednesday, 6 October 2010

Timberland e-learning

While I'm waiting on final video files for another project, I've started work on another custom Flash build for 'Timberland'

At the moment I'm just fleshing out the .xml with all the content. I'm using Cranberry for this project which is our in-house .xml driven Flash dev tool.

Here's a couple of initial shots...

B&HCC Articulate build

One of the projects that I've been working on recently is an e-learning course for Brighton & Hove City Council. The course was an Articulate build, on Change in the Workplace.

We released the final SCORM version to B&HCC last Friday, and got very positive feedback from them.

“Can I just say thank you for all yours and your team’s help in getting to this stage so efficiently and within timescales. We’re really impressed and it’s been a pleasure working with you all! “ Tracy Hughes, Learning & Development Manager (ICT & e-Learning)

Here's a couple of screen grabs from the course.


Amazing action photos

Some really cool action photos. Link courtesy of Inxa, MaxForums.
Enjoy... (Click here)

Monday, 4 October 2010

Technics update 04/10

Another hours work over lunch today, playing around with materials:

Not at all happy with the material for the casing, it still needs ALOT of work.

Comments and crits welcome...

Friday, 1 October 2010

Technics update 01/10

Me again... with another update. For now a few more modeling updates, as well as slight tweak to the lights.

I'm going to start from scratch with my materials over lunch, I wasn't happy with the black plastic mats from before, so going to fine tune those.