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VMI Blog IV

A brief 9-minute overview of work-in-progress on Virtual Macquarie Island for the VMI Project. The movie covers the development of the environment and terrain model, ocean workflow and initial development tests in endemic fauna visualization – the Southern Elephant Seal and Wandering Albatross. Lots more in the pipeline! November 2021...

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VMI Blog III

A bit of progress on VMI visualization using the latest version of Cesium for Unreal. Mainly working on lookdev and accurate geolocation of assets. These are unmodified renders straight from Unreal, running in real time – so quite impressive. Still – there are glitches and issues to be sorted out,...

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VMI Blog II

As mentioned in the previous blog post, I’m exploring the excellent WaterLine water system, which is enabling me to ~finally~ get some decent results with shorelines – something that is clearly a subject of active development in computer graphics, as the physics are so complicated and hard to simulate from...

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VMI Blog

As I am now producing dozens and dozens of test renders I thought it would be instructive to post a few in this blog in order to keep track of progress and make some technical observations. These are ~not~ finished renders – simply work-in-progress. The first (silent) video here is...

Visions of Australia: VMI

Synopsis Virtual Macquarie Island (VMI 1.0), is a prototype digital exhibit created in collaboration with TMAG and the Australian Antarctic Program. It is currently on exhibit at TMAG’s Islands to Ice Antarctica gallery. VMI 2.0 will develop a digital touring exhibition, including collaboration with Australian scientific organisations and South Australian,...

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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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Exploratory volumetric deep Earth visualization by 2.5D interactive compositing

Abstract:In this contribution we consider the visualization of global, deep Earth volume datasets for display and researcher interaction. While the algorithms and data analysis techniques that produce such volumetric results have become more sophisticated, the manner of visualizing these findings can be improved. We address the challenge of making an...

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Virtual Macquarie Island

UPDATE: VMI has been awarded Commonwealth development funding through the Visions of Australia program. The Minister’s media release is here. Project details can be found here: https://www.petermorse.com.au/2021/06/visions-of-australia-vmi/ This is brief preview (v0.1) of a project I’ve been working on in my spare time, on and off – a high-resolution simulation...

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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...