I was recently asked to bring some still images to life with a bit of a 3D effect (strictly speaking, 2.5D). Here’s an example of a still image I’ve brought to life with the magic of 3D. Although there are innumerable tutorials out there on how to do this kind of thing, I might post some tricks on how to make it easier to set things up, if anyone’s interested. Continue reading 3D Photo Animation→
I created this little Augmented Reality app for a satirical photo contest in the US – a parody of the Pokémon Go fad and a certain US presidential candidate.
User’s need to find the various US democratic and republican party logos to point their camera at, then a Sphinx-headed Trump thing appears and users can take a photo and post it online for the chance to win a prize. I’ll probably post a tutorial later about how to set this kind of thing up – using Unity and Vuforia, since there are a couple of pitfalls not usually mentioned elsewhere.
Currently only available in the US, if you have an Android phone you can try out an early version here.
I recently stumbled upon an old bit of code which demonstrates a technique I created for an efficient scrolling data grid for the YouView TV platform. I call it ‘Blit Scrolling’. Below is a demo of the concept (click on the window and use the arrow keys to scroll around): Continue reading Optimal scrolling for 2D games or UIs→
I was recently asked to recreate the Star Trek transporter effect, in order to make this guy disappear in-shot (the effect from the new Star Trek films, not the older films). A bit of rotoscoping and some particles with loads of motion blur and we’re done! Continue reading Star Trek transporter effect→