WritingWriting:EverythingFeaturesCase StudiesWildlifeTopics Latest EntryIrkutsk, city of Angels – Krupskaya 2018 Siberia Tour, Day Fifteen Posted 17 February, 2020They say, this is the city! The city of Angels! All I see are dead wings! The Distillers did some good shit. Read more All writingThe wonderful city of Krasnoyarsk – Krupskaya 2018 Siberia Tour, Day Fourteen Posted 8 February, 2020We're given brief respite from the endless expanse of Siberia, thanks to the colourful, vibrant and slightly mad city of Krasnoyarsk. Some place between Tomsk and Krasnoyarsk – Krupskaya 2018 Siberia Tour, Day Thirteen Posted 28 January, 2020As we bid goodbye to Tomsk, we set forth for a day's travel across Siberia toward Krasnoyarsk. Interview on BBC Radio… Stoke Posted 17 January, 2020Just because it has 'Stoke' in the title doesn't mean it's a lesser version. I mean, strictly speaking it probably does, but just put that to one side for the benefit of my ego. Photoshop portrait practice… oh, and happy new year Posted 6 January, 2020Great, 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. Robyn Gallow has launched Posted 18 December, 2019That almost sounds like I've sent someone into space. Just to clarify, I haven't. I made them a website. Subtle difference. Our Final Day in Tomsk – Krupskaya 2018 Siberia Tour, Day Twelve Posted 16 December, 2019Our time in Tomsk draws to a close as we enjoy one final day of relaxation. Features See all Hyperreality Target Practice – Building hyperreality games, Part One Posted 21 November, 2019It'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 Photogrammetry Posted 11 November, 2019I 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 Photogrammetry Posted 4 November, 2019Laser 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? Tomsk and challenging my fear of heights – Day Eleven, Krupskaya 2018 Siberia Tour Posted 25 October, 2019Today 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 Spud Posted 21 October, 2019Spud 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) Posted 16 September, 2019Can 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. Business Cinematics Great white sharks Illustration Research South Africa Travel Wildlife The British Ceramics Biennial is open Posted 9 September, 2019An 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 info Posted 4 September, 2019Monterey 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 – Introduction Posted 2 September, 2019Our 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. Recording Cultural Genocide and Killing Sites in Jewish Cemeteries has launched Posted 26 August, 2019Mega 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 Biennial Posted 21 August, 2019Opening 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 Tour Posted 17 August, 2019Today 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.