Back in May I saw that the company Wicked Lasers were taking payments for a new laser pen that was soon to be released. They said it was the worlds most powerful consumer laser. Usually for a laser pen of equivalent power would cost around $1000 mark. They were selling these for a mere $197! I couldn’t resist. £130 for a laser pen I hear you say.. well you have to understand that I’ve been obsessed and fascinated by lasers since I got a little red one on January the 1st 2000! I’ve had many different types included a couple of Green ones since. I got a 100mw green laser about 3 years ago (that was capable of burning certain things) and loved it. So when I found out that I could get the most powerful laser available (and its blue!) for a relatively low cost I ordered straight away :p.
So there’s been slow and steady progress with the bear I’ve been modelling for waste studio. Any spare time I get on the train I will spend fiddling with the vertexes.. He might not look all that different from the renders in the last post but trust me a lot of tweaking had gone on to make him as smooth as he is.. Continue Reading
I almost forgot about this one, with every thing going on at tribe I haven’t really had much time to post any blog content!
About three weeks ago I decided to go all out and upgrade my desktop pc. My previous pc was pushing three years old and was starting to show it. One option was to upgrade the core components but I thought it would be best to do a complete upgrade. That way I could take my old computer into tribe so I could work on something with a bit more kick over my laptop.
I’m currently In a pretty sweet spot at the moment… Tribe the company I’ve been doing freelance work for the past couple of months offered me a 6 month contract. It goes with out saying that I was very happy to accept this kind offer. I started the full time job last week. Because I’m still living at home (Quorn) I’m Having to commute in to Notts everyday which takes around 40 min.. not ideal but its not so bad. I’m currently working on about 5 projects that vary in size. The standard of work here at tribe is very high which is really good for me because it pushes me to perform at my best. I hope I can post up some of the projects I’ve been working on because I’m pretty proud of the results.
A month or so ago I went up to a place called Cannock Chase with a couple of mates to do some downhill and cross country riding. It was a perfect opportunity to do more experiments with with Go Pro HD. Check out this little edit I put together. I’m still working out all the possibilities this camera has to offer..
Most of the shots were from my friend Nils helmet. These guys do a lot of downhill riding and are pretty damn good! I’m the one riding on the blue and white Kona.. I managed to keep up.. just.
Music: Loud Pipes – Ratatat
I recently got my self one of these small digital video cameras.
They are made by a American company called GoPro and this is the HD model. I picked it up for £270 from this small online shop. The camera shoots in various modes including 720p @ 60 Fps(for some nice slow mo action), 960p @ 30Fps and 1080p @ 30Fps. It also has a Time lapse feature that takes photos in intervals of 2,5,10,30 and 60 seconds. It takes a SD card up to 32Gb and can record for about 2.5 hours on a single charge.
So now that Uni is well and truly over I was left thinking what do I do now! My Friend Alex is now working with a guy called Norm (aka Wasteyourself) They have set up their own little graphic design studio in Nottingham. Norm had sculpted this interesting character a few years ago and asked me whether I could create a 3D model of it.