Category: Art

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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 VIII: Voices in the Digital Twin

A night-time flight around Macquarie Island, reflecting both technical progress, technical issues, and a composite narrative of scientists who have worked there – an initial experiment in Digital Twin story-telling.Plus: demonstration of 3rd-person VR actor and satellite-derived inflow of vegetation mapping.

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VMI Blog VII: Animals and Environment

We’re making good progress on environmental visualization and placing animals in our VMI simulation. Gina Moore and I have been working closely together and have moved a huge amount of our workflow into Houdini and Houdini Engine, as this offers so many advantages over using inbuilt UE tools – especially...

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VMI Blog VI: Metahumans Lighting Preview

One of the challenges of creating ‘beliveable’ Metahumans for VMI has been striking a fine balance between creating CG surrogates for our scientists – that they are more-or-less happy with – and avoiding stereotypes and cliches. It is not immediately apparent that the Metahuman interface sets out to avoid this,...

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No New Messages

An old iPhone recording (2016) of a scam telephone call, using a synthesized voice, recorded on an old answering machine (2000) that uses an even older synthetic voice, meets NVIDIA’s Audio2Face (2021) – ‘an AI-powered application that generates expressive facial animation from just an audio source.’ A conjunction both sinister...

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Ghosts of Antarctica

Ghosts of Antarctica 2021UHD 4k , Stereo. Duration: 8:10 Synopsis Ghosts of Antarctica is a reflective short film that brings new life and emotion to the faces of Australian Antarctic scientists and explorers of the Heroic Era in the early Twentieth century. An homage to the remarkable work of pioneering...

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Of Ancient Design

An undiscovered island. An ancient wreck. It is July 1810. The brig Perseverance is upon the high seas, the wild Southern Ocean. Ship’s Captain Frederick Hasselborough is searching for new sealing grounds, with a crew of 25 men. On this gloomy, squally day, Hasselborough is certain he is the first...

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Deep Ruin: Climate Disasters in Imaginary Lands

Australia Council practice-based research + creative development support material. The themes I explore in this creative development + practice-led research proposal develop long-term artistic preoccupations I have with landscape, romanticism and data-driven art. In several interesting and important ways these themes merge in the fields of artificial intelligence and human-machine...