Photoshop portrait practice… oh, and happy new year6 January, 2020
Great, it's 2020. You know what I learned over Christmas? That I need to do some actual illustration so the other 364 days of the year don't feel quite so miserable.
Our Final Day in Tomsk – Krupskaya 2018 Siberia Tour, Day Twelve16 December, 2019
Our time in Tomsk draws to a close as we enjoy one final day of relaxation.
Hyperreality Target Practice – Building hyperreality games, Part One21 November, 2019
It's time to take our awesome new motion capture stage and create something that could actually resemble a game. I emphasise my use of the term 'could'.
T-Rex follow-up – Laser Scanning v Close Range Photogrammetry11 November, 2019
I recently compared laser scanning with photogrammetry for creating game assets, to see which would be the superior approach. Turns out, combining both might actually be the preferable solution.
T-Rex Skull – Laser Scanning v Close Range Photogrammetry4 November, 2019
Laser scanning and close range photogrammetry go head to head. Which will transpire to be the superior solution for getting my lovely, replica Tyrannosaurus Rex skull into a game engine?
Today marks the first of three without a show. Such days can be expensive, but they also mean we get to experience more of a place than usual. Which is good.
A great white shark named Spud21 October, 2019
Spud was a great white shark I worked with briefly in Gansbaai, South Africa. What made this shark was special, was that we technically met some ten months before.
Laser scanning my face into Unreal Engine 4 (and id Tech 4)16 September, 2019
Can you imagine a bigger waste of time for a game engine? Except for Alien: Colonial Marines, Lawbreakers and anything Peter Molyneux released post Lionhead Studios.
The British Ceramics Biennial is open9 September, 2019
An incredible range of physical and digital art installations unified by British Ceramics, is now open to the public. Come see our stuff!
Great white sharks hunting in kelp – more footage and info4 September, 2019
Monterey Bay Aquarium released a short film, comprising footage of the white shark we tracked swimming through kelp in South Africa, 2017. It's boss.
Building hyperreality games – Introduction2 September, 2019
Our motion capture stage at Staffordshire University was recently the subject of a massive upgrade. One of the benefits of which is live streaming into game engines such as our beloved UE4.
Mega chuffed to have been involved with this project, which raises awareness of the causes and consequences of genocide within Jewish cemeteries.
Externalising the Archive – British Ceramics Biennial21 August, 2019
Opening September 6th at The Spode Museum Trust Heritage Centre, this event invites guests to engage with the site's incredible and historically valuable collection of moulds.
Tomskward, to Glory! – Day Ten, Krupskaya 2018 Siberia Tour17 August, 2019
Today we travel to Tomsk. Not to be confused with Omsk. We've already been to Omsk. Now we're going to Tomsk. Different place, mate.
Our show in Novosibirsk is cancelled and so, a day of relatively relaxed driving between cities awaits us.
Krupskaya tour and new album16 July, 2019
Krupskaya's first album in fifteen years releases next week, as does the start of our tour across Czech Republic, Indonesia, Malaysia, Dubai and Lebanon.
Dépayser is ready for pre-order!19 May, 2019
Dépayser, the second full length album from Black Metal band Nyss, is available now for pre-order on Avantgarde music.
Our first full day in Siberia takes us on a journey to Omsk, the fabled city of idiots.
Happy birthday children – Raising Great Horned Owls4 April, 2019
Will and Sassy turn one year old this week. They've come a long way since flying across my living room and spraying us with napalm shit along the way. Shitpalm, if you will.
Did you know great white sharks swim through kelp?3 April, 2019
Yeah well, they do. It's a fact. Great white sharks swim through kelp. We proved it, incase you were unsure.