Monday, 14 June 2010

Softimage ICE Planet Weather Simulator

Experiment to create a time-lapse weather system simulation effect in Softimage ICE. Initially I just wanted to get the classic swirling formation of weather systems, without any input objects or forces specifying what happens. This worked well, and the only input object is the planet sphere (icosahedron). This first rendered version includes the landmass object as well, which effects the formation of the weather systems, ie they're more likely to form over land, than the sea. What's interesting to see is the way the various systems form, move around the planet, merge and dissipate, simply by running the simulation.


Thursday, 22 April 2010

Road trip from Volda, Norway To Cardiff, UK

Pictures from my recent return trip from
Volda in Norway, to Cardiff in the UK
as a result of the Volcanic Ash disruption
to flights over Northern Europe.

Folkestad Ferry from Volda

The Coach

Half way from Volda to Oslo

Oslo Central Station

Ferry to Copenhagen

View of Oslo from the Ferry

Leaving Oslo, view of Nobel building

View from Ferry

Nearing Copenhagen

Approaching Copenhagen

Walking through Copenhagen

Leaving Copenhagen by car

Nearing Amsterdam

Schiphol Plaza 5am

Waiting in Schipol for train to Brussels

Train to Brussels

Arriving in London

Finally after 66 hours of traveling, I arrived home in Cardiff