Mari0 lets you think with portals in the Mushroom Kingdom

There are few games that have been as sensational or revolutionary as Super Mario Bros. and Portal. Well, an intrepid game design studio by the name of Stabyourself has set about to combine these two games in the best way possible. That’s right, players will be able to play through the entirety of Super Mario Bros. with the help of the Aperture Science Handheld Portal Device. The game will also feature 4-player co-op and a new, Portal-inspired puzzle-based campaign for more portal-y goodness. But wait, there’s more! Players will be able to design their own levels and submit them online, wherein other players will be able to download the custom map packs for themselves. You can even have custom sprite sheets for your level pack to change how the game looks.

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Mari0 lets you think with portals in the Mushroom Kingdom

3D-Printed Companion Cube Dice

Yes, you read the title correctly. 3D-printed companion cube dice! They measure 2cm x 2cm x 2cm and the 1’s are hearts. I haven’t painted them yet, but I am considering it. I may also try printing them in full-color instead. But, for now, they remain white. Either way, I am very pleased with how they turned out. I had them printed by Shapeways in their WSF material and the detail level is really great. I suggest you check out their website and look at all of the awesome things you can do. Or you can browse my Shapeways shop here.

3D-Printed Companion Cube Dice

Rendering Synthetic Objects into Legacy Photographs

Here’s an awesome look at the future of graphics technology. As shown in the video below, this software has the capability to insert 3d CG objects into images with minimal input from the user. All you need to to is tell the program basic things like the layout of walls and the location of lights, and it will do all of the lighting/shading work for you. It even has the capability to detect the edges of objects based on rough outlines and the location of light shafts by analyzing the shadows in a predefined region. The program can even set boundaries so you can insert dynamic objects that bounce off walls and obstacles as seen in the photo. It’s a really cool video and definitely worth a look.

Rendering Synthetic Objects into Legacy Photographs

New logo!

What started as a random attempt at creating a stylized self-portrait has ended up with me deciding that I need my own logo. Well, I don’t need one, but I kind of want one. And I figure the best simplified representation of myself is a simplified representation of myself. You know, until I decide I need another graphical overhaul and change everything. Which, knowing myself, will probably be soon. But that will have to wait for now.

New logo!

Welcome!

Hello and welcome to my new blog! Here I will post artworks, ramblings, cool findings, and whatever else I deem awesome enough to share with the world. I will try to post as consistently as possible, so check back often for updates.

And, yes, there will be pictures. Lots of pictures. This post doesn’t have any pictures, but don’t let that worry you. Other posts will. I promise.

Welcome!