Category Archives: Animation

3D reverse logo explode effect

I created this little video in After Effects. You can get this video using your logo or image right here.


 


 

Stars – music video

I worked with Imotion Media to create this animated music video.

They wanted some kind of rotoscope painting effect. So, after doing a few tests, we settled on a style and I started treating the footage. The first step was to chroma key all the shots, since I was planning to composite some together, then add particle effects in front and behind the various layers.

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Once everyone was happy with the edit, I dropped it to 10 frames per second to get a stop-motion look and processed each frame with a proprietary image processing algorithm, to get the painted effect (After Effects plugins weren’t quite doing it for me). The result is rather pretty I think.

Unity – Animation Blend Trees

How to create infinitely varied animation with your Unity characters.

A very powerful feature in the Unity Editor is the Blend Tree. This is an extension to an Animation Controller, which allows you to ‘blend’ the joint movements of multiple animations and control the ratio of blending with one or more parameters.

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Getting started with UnitySteer




UPDATE: The last 2 major releases of Unity adversely affected how UnitySteer steering behaviours play with non-kinematic RigidBody components. If you’re having trouble combining your physics with steering forces, see this workaround I added, which may or may not become a pull request at some point (although I think the UnitySteer project is not actively maintained any more).

There are several AI steering libraries available for Unity, but I settled on UnitySteer due its similarity to OpenSteer for C++. Continue reading Getting started with UnitySteer

David Beckham Academy Games

Awarded: FWA winner, Adobe Site of the Day winner and IAB Creative Showcase runner-up.

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YouView – Smart TV UI

YouView is a Smart TV service in the UK, a spin-off of a BBC RnD project which runs on Set Top Boxes and certain Smart TVs. I worked on the core UI for years and thought I’d share some insights into best practices when building applications for such resource constrained devices.

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Lurpak Breakfast – Behind the screens

Winning two DMA awards back in 2009, I thought I’d give a quick insight into how the animation effects in this piece were achieved. Continue reading Lurpak Breakfast – Behind the screens

A History of the World

Explore 2 million years of human history in a completely new way.

I just finished a new project, called A History of the World in 100 Objects. It’s a joint venture between BBC Radio 4 and the British Museum, to chart human history in a new way. Continue reading A History of the World