How to use the pixel processor in substance designer

This is my introduction to the pixel processor in substance designer. It shows the creation of a vector displacement tool and guides you through the functions needed.

Amazing shorts: the approximate present

At the #oxfordindies lunch today we discussed how good low polygon design draws upon old artistic traditions of abstraction and simplification.
This is a beautiful example by Filippo Baracani

#oxfordindie richard whitelockIn development of his game Into This Wylde Abyss has contributed to a few articles on low poly art

http://killscreendaily.com/articles/poly-generational/
http://killscreendaily.com/articles/poly-generational-2/
http://killscreendaily.com/articles/low-poly-3/

Watermarks and copyright

Morel vs AFP copyright verdict.

Just read an interesting article on copyright of photos http://www.pdnonline.com/news/Morel-v-AFP-Copyrig-9598.shtml

Essentially the key point is that although images uploaded to Twitter are freely available for re-distribution by other Twitter users under their terms of service. This does not make the image public domain and freely distributable.  So Getty were break the Law by selling the images to other people outside of Twitter.

Whilst this relates to American Law I’d be interested to see if a similar case can be made in England.

Additionally reading through the comment thread. Alfonso Bresciani makes a good point.

You don’t have to put a watermark But if you do: Section 1202 of the U.S. Copyright Act makes it illegal for someone to remove the watermark from your photo so that it can disguise the infringement when used. The fines start at $2500 and go to $25,000 in addition to attorneys’ fees and any damages for the infringement.

You can read the copyright act yourself here: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/17/1202

Watermark images to make copyright clear.

In this day and age publishing our work online is essential. If someone steals an image then we may have a fight on our hands to prove the image wasn’t public domain. However by watermarking each image the copyright becomes clear and it’s illegal for someone to remove it.

 

Processing

The open source community never ceases to amaze me.

Openprocessing is an open source programming language and environment for people who want to program images, animation, and interactions.

New VFX Showreel

I’ve finally found the time to cut a new reel 🙂

Music by: Dan Warren

This is a brief collection of my work over the last few years. Including:-

The Fades (bbc) at Lexhag
South Riding (bbc) at Lexhag
Bert and Dickie (bbc) at Lexhag
Sniper Elite (MC2)
Wardog (rebellion)
Pete ‘the Temp’ (Cockpit Theatre, London)
SOS New York (EA)
Avp 3 (sega)

I’ll add some detailed descriptions of my contribution to these shows soon.

Many thanks to all 🙂