Creating CGI with Autodesk 3ds Max 2012

If you ever wondered how games, films and animaters create their stunning computer generated imagery (CGI) models, take a look at Autodesk 3ds Max.

Autodesk 3ds Max 2012 is a advanced 3D modelling programme to create and render 3D images. Autodesk 3ds Max is a professional programme that is mostly being used by game developers and the movie industry. Architects and product designers are using it to for visualizing their concepts and designs. What makes the Autodesk software so interesting is that it’s able to transfer all Autodesk 3ds Max documents to all other specific Autodesk software such as: AutoCAD, AutoCAD Architecture, Revit, Inventor en AutoCAD Civil 3D. Continue reading “Creating CGI with Autodesk 3ds Max 2012”

Windows 8: A look ahead

Exactly two years ago Windows 7 was released. What has Microsoft been doing lately? What about Windows 8?

Microsoft’s CEO Steve Ballmer has suggested this week at Japan’s Microsoft Development Forum that Windows 8 could have a 2012 release for PC’s and Tablets next year. The enthusiastic  head of Microsoft Corporation wasn’t very specific about it but said: “the next generation of Windows-systems will come out next year” and that we will hear a lot about Windows 8 in 2012.  No new features or further details about Windows 8 were discussed during the Microsoft Tokio forum. Continue reading “Windows 8: A look ahead”

Crysis 2 and the beauty of the CryENGINE 3

Crytek has been busy the last years and not only with the developement of their new game engine: CryENGINE 3. Crysis 2 is coming. This march 25 Crysis 2 will hit stores worldwide. But what’s this game about?

The original Crysis made a huge impact on the PC back in 2007 with its high end graphics and stunning action based gameplay.  Those high end graphics also were the cause that you almost needed a super computer to play the game smoothly on high settings. This year game developer Crytek wants to impress us again but now also with a release on the consoles. Continue reading “Crysis 2 and the beauty of the CryENGINE 3”

Gesture-based computer interfaces

Ever since Minority Report the idea of gesture-based computer interfaces has captured the imagination of techo junkies and sci-fi fansAcademic and industry labs have created a host of prototype gesture interfaces, ranging from room-sized systems with multiple cameras to detectors built into laptops screens.

MIT researchers have developed a system that could make gestural interfaces much more practical. Aside from a standard webcam, like those found in many new computers, the system uses only a single piece of hardware: a multicolored Lycra glove that could be manufactured for about a dollar. With the use of multipe colors on the glove it is able to read which part of the hand is being moved. Continue reading “Gesture-based computer interfaces”