Monday, October 1, 2018

Manta Raider

For awhile now I've been tinkering with this prototype idea of a VR
experience that fuses my love of sea life, Rez Infinite, Wipeout XL, and
the Nausicaa glider into an exploratory racing game of sorts. This is
my first attempt of what that could look like, time/space folding whale
and all.

Big thanks to Glen Southern, Henri Schoots and Gomesh Karnchanapayap for inspiring me to want to try my hand at Gravity Sketch with the Manta Rider. If you notice in the turnaround vid, you can see the avatar character a wee bit better.

Other tools used include the Realistic Effects Pack Vol.4 for Unity and Tilt Brush for Space Whale and avatar

Friday, August 31, 2018

Breath with Ellie

This goes out to those folks who experience anxiety, which seems to
be most everyone these days. Ellie is here to do some breathing
exercises with you. At the 13 second mark, you can sync your breathing
to the aligning planets. Try it for a minute, see how you feel.

It's no mistake I chose Imogen Heap's "Hide and Seek" either, as her
concert experience is playing in WaveVR today. Another opportunity to
quiet the mind and dance.

“Smile, breathe, and go slowly.” ~Thich Nhat Hanh

Made with: #tvori #oculusmedium

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Project Koko & a Happy VRversary to me!

One year ago this week, I picked up an Oculus Rift and a laptop on sale from my local brick and mortar with very little knowledge of what I was jumping into beyond having seen a few amazing viral online clips. Fast forward one very eventful year later and here I am with Koko the Gorilla signing “love” in a very early tease an experience that not only pays tribute to the memory of an amazing creature, but to the possibility of transcending boundaries.

In that spirit, the hearts beating loud are also very much meant for you all as a community. Many of you have inspired me to get up every day and continue to improve, learn, push myself artistically in ways I never thought I would. It's comforting to know that I'm not the only one putting so much time and effort into this paradigm shifting journey. So thank you for all that you do and I will do my best to always give back.

Tilt Brush work

Tilt Brush got a brand spanking new refresh this past month and the work that is streaming out of the scene is astounding as ever. Here were some of my recent forays back into the fold.

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Dark Phoenix

Now in Spring, Summer, and Fall looks!
I've been having shared sculpting sessions in VR in a program called MasterpieceVR. There's a certain synergy and magic that happens when you're chatting and creating at the same time with like minded folks. In this case, we were long distance sculpting from San Francisco to Seattle to Glasgow. I can't recall a time in history that this was possible. Naturally, this strange bird came out of my noggin and I gave him different treatments in post.

Molly's got Moxie I tell ya!

Why should cows have all the fun? When Molly first witnessed a jump over the moon, she enrolled in all the STEM courses she could, entered hackathons, and binge watched TED Talks to get her project off the ground. Behold, the Moxie-700 Jetpack, friendly to organisms with low metabolisms.

Molly was my entry for the Sketchfab/Medium Claymation Challenge. Check out the winning entries and take Molly for a spin below!

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Conchella: Feather to Fire (HD)

Feather to fire,

fire to blood,

blood to bone,

bone to marrow,

marrow to ashes,

ashes to snow.

–Gregory Colbert, creator of Ashes & Snow