Deep cuts insight
Development concepts, dispatches and creative ideas.
Better looking, faster loading images with AVIF
AVIF is a highly efficient image format that offers significant file size reduction without compromising image quality, and it's ready to replace aging formats.
Linear workflows with DWAA lossy compression
Hitting a few walls in return for files at a fraction of their lossless size.
Legendary aviators - Takeaways from the official history of the Red Arrows
A new book from the Red Arrows offers outstanding insight into the history, the losses, the aircraft and the entire team process.
Updating USDZ command line tools for Apple Silicon
Building the USD project to run natively on M1 Macs and avoid Python 3.7.
AR Quick Look updates coming to iOS 16
Models rendered with AR Quick Look see lighting improvements in iOS beta.
Top five takeaways from the BBC's Back in the Skies
A perfect time capsule of Heathrow Airport as it attempts to recover from the recent global pandemic.
An early look at Stage Manager for iPadOS 16
Apple announces a new Stage Manager productivity tool coming soon to iPad.
Rendering USDZ models in Octane 2022.1
Experimenting with OctaneRender beta for creating USDZ thumbnails and turntables.
NanoVDB clouds in Unreal 5
Rendering realistic volumetric data in a realtime environment can be challenging. A plugin developed by Eidos-Montréal aims to make it easier with UE5.
An initial look at MetaHumans
This is Vivian, she is a H145 pilot, and a MetaHuman.
Unreal Engine 5: First look
With UE5 it is now faster and cheaper than ever to create high quality, cutting edge training resources.
Runway lighting environment testing
Ensuring an approach lighting setup works correctly by adding it to relevant scenery.
CAT III runway approach lighting 💡
Working on a physically plausible PAPI light animation.
Creating runway textures with Houdini
I'll be needing a lot of runway textures this year, so I built a small HDA in Houdini to help with the numbering.
Helicopter silhouette 🚨
3D content creation is endlessly fun.
The Cloud Book: How to Understand the Skies
Picked up this handy paperback packed with plenty of stunning cloud information and insight.
A quick look-dev shot created with EmberGen and Octane
A real-time simulation of smoke and flames exiting a helicopter engine.
Working on a new iOS app
A whole new immersive learning experience is coming soon.