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[23 May 2015 | 3 Comments | 5,799 views]
Three years later…

I can’t quite believe that three years have passed since I last posted here. Lots of things have happened (mostly good, but a few bad!) and I thought it would be appropriate to summarise them before I move on to posting other articles.

3D, Featured, ICE, XSI »

[27 Feb 2012 | 5 Comments | 18,788 views]
Getting Started In ICE

Here’s a video I put together for anyone who’s looking for a fast overview of ICE. The video demonstrates some basic techniques with particles, and mostly uses the menus to keep things simple.

Featured, JScript, XSI »

[5 Jan 2012 | 2 Comments | 75,403 views]
Building A Car Rig

This tutorial was written for the November 2008 of 3D World magazine (issue 109). It shows how to create a rig for a 4 wheeled vehicle that uses spring dynamics to simulate suspension movement.

3D, Featured, Houdini »

[28 Aug 2011 | 18 Comments | 107,525 views]
Houdini Cheat Sheet

A cheat sheet for Houdini showing the most commonly used SOP operators, expressions, and variables.

Featured, Photography, Video »

[7 Aug 2011 | 14 Comments | 53,775 views]
CineStyle for Canon EOS DSLRs

All about Cinestyle. Technicolor’s new picture style for the Canon 5D MkII.

Featured, ICE, XSI »

[19 Mar 2011 | No Comment | 12,754 views]
AT&T Spring

A question and answer session discussing the techniques used for the AT&T Spring commercial. This was a job I jointly led in our Mill New York office earlier this year.

Written for 132nd edition of Digital Media World Magazine.

Featured, Video »

[1 Jan 2011 | 10 Comments | 33,875 views]
Shooting on the GoPro Hero HD

If you’re thinking of shooting video for any sort of extreme sport, then the GoPro Hero HD camera is a great choice. I used one for filming a windsurfing holiday in Egypt last year and got some great footage.

Here’s 10 practical tips for shooting on the GoPro Hero HD camera.

3D, Download, Featured, ICE, XSI »

[17 Oct 2010 | 3 Comments | 14,697 views]
Replace ICE String

The Replace ICE String tool lets you effortlessly change attribute names in your ICE trees.

Featured, Python, XSI »

[13 Jul 2010 | 3 Comments | 14,564 views]
Solutions for Python in XSI (Part 2)

This is the second article of two that show solutions to common problems faced when using Python in XSI.

It discusses a useful way of importing your own Python modules into your plugins.

Featured, Python, XSI »

[8 Jul 2010 | 2 Comments | 12,396 views]
Solutions for Python in XSI (Part 1)

This article is the first of two that will show you solutions to a couple of common problems you’ll face when using Python in XSI.

Here we look at passing functions to PPGs to be used as PPG logic. Something simple in other scripting languages, but harder in Python.