Author: Peter Morse

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VMI Blog IX: Weather & Penguins!

A quick demo on work-in-progress on VMI, demonstrating progress on weather simulations and few other features. I’m using the fantastic UDS rather than the inbuilt UE volumetrics and particle systems, as this provides an off-the-shelf weather solution with a ton of customizable features via blueprints. This is working in conjunction...

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VMI Blog V: A Metahuman Experiment

Part of the brief we developed for our Virtual Macquarie Island project involves the deployment of in-world avatars of the scientists we interviewed. We’ve been very fortunate to interview nine specialists with many decades of on-island experience between them, covering a wide range of disciplines. What is striking about the...

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Phillip Law Interview (2004/2013)

Philip Law Interview – The Antarctic Landscape – 2004 from Peter Morse on Vimeo. This is part of an interview – the rest is to be restored to stereoscopic 3D. I had the great privilege of talking to Philip Law – one of the pioneers of Antarctic Science – in...

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The Super 8 Epics (1977/2013)

In the late 1970’s, when I was still a kid, I really got into making Super 8 movies – and learning all about stop-motion animation and special-effects (well, in-camera ones!) My Dad borrowed various cameras for me from Mount Lawley Teachers College (now Edith Cowan University), where he was Head...

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Dawn Walk, Hinsby Beach

It was a kind of sulphurous dawn, with bush fires on the peninsular. Remarkable.  

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Shipping Container Architecture inspired by Antarctic Bases

One of my great passions, having been involved in building a base in Antarctica – at Cape Dension, Commonwealth Bay – is sustainable environmentally-friendly architecture. The great lesson I learnt in this process is that it could be relatively inexpensive to construct interesting, aesthetic modular buildings using industrial and recycled...

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Dark Matter Aesthetics

Support materials for an Australia Council application ‘Dark Matter Aesthetics.’ Regrettably, it didn’t ‘get up’ – but it’s beautiful anyway. Music  Lux Aeterna by Gyorgy Ligeti.

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Ice-Free Antarctica: Visualization (2012)

A 3-minute visualisation of the ice-free regions of Antarctica commissioned by the Australian Antarctic Division for the Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting XXXV. These regions are home to the terrestrial biodiversity of the Antarctic continent, but cover only 0.41% of the continental territory – the rest is ice. Of the 50850km2...

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Jangurna Story: Indigenous Astronomy – Fulldome

A 4 minute preview of the 20 minute ‘Jangurna Story’ – a fulldome movie exploring indigenous stories of the night sky around the Gascoyne region of Western Australia. This story – concerning ‘Jangurna’ (The Emu) has been told by community elder Stella Tittums to the historian Mary Ann Jebb –...