There are a just a handful of movies that truly influenced me in life and are simply part of my DNA. Tron is one of those movies. The visual impact of Tron and its computer-generated worlds drove me to take computer graphic classes, and ultimately end up working in the fields of comic books, video … Continue reading The Legacy of Tron and Syd
I just returned from Comic Con (my 15th year), where I was showing people our iPhone Augmented Reality demo (ogmento.com). I am happy to report that there is fantastic buzz on our application with lots of interest from the entertainment, gaming and publishing sectors. It's clear many are ready now to take the AR plunge! … Continue reading Augmented Reality Comic Con
Not another Michael Jackson story, but rather a post to honor today being the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, and Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin's historic first steps on the moon. Here is a nice recap: NASA has just released brand new restored videos showing the historic moments. Here is a little … Continue reading Moon Walking
I just finished watching the Michael Jackson memorial on television, and I decided as soon as it was over that I wanted to write about the day I met Michael Jackson. I have told this story to many friends and family members, but I never actually wrote it down. I might as well do it … Continue reading The day I met Michael Jackson
We just launch of our public beta for Instafilms.com. This is "machinima for the masses." Instafilms allows video game fans to make their own CG animated short films (or shows) with a simple tool set that includes text-to-speech, drag and drop cameras, and choices of sets and characters. Shows get rendered within minutes, and you … Continue reading Instafilms.com is live!
An interesting Mobile Crunch article on using your mobile phone as a payment system. Mobile commerce is big in Korea and Japan, and it is only a matter of time before those in the U.S. are leaving their wallets at home and simply paying for things through their mobile device. With that, I thought I … Continue reading Mobile Wallet Poll
One of the video game properties we will be featuring on Instafilms.com is Heavenly Sword. Here is a quick test movie I did with the assets. We've added in tons of sword-fighting animations, so I will have to make another soon to show that off.