Thursday, October 31, 2019


As seen on Twitter and BlenderArtists. Maybe I should just let the Twitter feed run here in place of the blog to save repeating myself, since it's doing the same job. Any objections?

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Head Mixing in Blender

Face rig is half assembled, and now equipped with shape mixing capabilities.  More here.

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Another New Button

I've finally been coaxed against my better judgement onto Twitter, where I'll be attempting to make more incremental updates (along with the ones I've been making here).  Hence, I've added a new button, up there on the right.  I'm not sure exactly what it does, but it's blue and Twittery-looking, and that's good enough for me.

I'll continue to reserve this blog for more significant updates (such as new buttons). 

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Back to the Drawing Board

I'm rebooting my human project in Blender, so I've started a new WIP for anyone interested in seeing how I fumble about with that while relearning how to do 3D at the same time.

Monday, December 17, 2018

4 Years Later

For anyone that's still alive to remember or care, I have some news concerning the soundtrack for that head video I made back in 2014, which was attracting a lot of requests for an extended version. Well, I'm afraid to say things didn't quite work out as expected.

No, instead I went well beyond that and made an entire music-visualisation-extended-sountrack-video out of it! It now has its own title (String Theory), and it can be viewed/heard below. The track is available on Bandcamp (in various formats incl. 24 bit lossless), CD Baby, iTunes, Amazon, Spotify and most other places (not Google Play though unfortunately, as that would cause a conflict with the video).

Note: since YouTube seems to have trouble with thin lines and subtle gradients, I scaled the video up to 4K to reduce compression artefacts. So even though its native resolution is 1080p, it looks better at higher resolutions. If you're using Edge or Firefox and can't access 1440p or 2160p, try the following:

Edge: Type about:flags in the address bar and change "Enable VP9 video format" to "Always On"

Firefox: Type about:config in the address bar and find "media.mediasource.webm.enabled". Double-click on it to change it to "True".

Friday, September 9, 2016

The Passenger is 10

A decade ago today The Passenger premiered at the Arclight in Hollywood, and while it might have been nice to mark the occasion with a 10th anniversary special edition stereoscopic UHD HDR HFR re-release, I decided to save myself the trouble and just lop $10* off the DVD for an indeterminate time instead.

That way I get to fritter away even more time trying to finish off this other... thing... that has devoured the better part of the last two years, rendering my website dormant in the process.

*This sale has now ended, but I've reduced the normal price by $5 (for another indeterminate time).

Friday, September 26, 2014

Mr Head

Now in 4D.  Featuring special guest appearance from Mr Hand.

Friday, May 9, 2014

Forging a Head

Now that his eye is back in place after its little outing, I've been subjecting Mr Head to some panel beating and a coat of paint.  As you can see, he is most pleased with his new appearance.

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Eye Piece

The latest in my ever increasing assortment of body parts.

Thanks to Brendan for supplying some extra render power.

Monday, February 3, 2014

Krita Test

The next 3D render has left me with a lot of down time, so I thought I'd finish off a sketch that emerged while I was evaluating Krita mid-last year.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013


Unfortunately YouTube has not done this one much justice... enable HD to improve the picture quality a bit.

Friday, September 6, 2013

Face WIP

After a succession of interruptions I've finally managed to make some more progress on this guy.  As before, it's just a proof of concept, so there's a myriad of temporary, incomplete or just plain missing bits.  I saw fit to add some music this time, for whatever reason.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Website Mk IV

Now Powered by Blogger, or so the footer says.  It's not quite as pretty as it was when it was powered by Wordpress, but it is faster, free-er, Google-er, and surrounded by a virtually impenetrable hacker-deflecting fortress (this should not be taken as an invitation to try hacking it, by the way).