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PropertyNews, Autumn 2018

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Constructive Media’s latest newsletter featuring just some of the property development projects that we have created 3D visuals, 3D animations, and virtual reality experiences for is now online for viewing! Please visit this link to read it online!

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Innovation Festival at Scitech

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The fun and unique three-day Innovation Festival will be held at Scitech from Wednesday 15 March to Friday 17 March 2017 at Scitech, and is aimed at connecting secondary students and teachers with STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and maths) – this year with a particular focus on augmented and virtual reality! Constructive Media will… Read more »

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[Position available] 3DS Max/VRay specialists!

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There are positions available for full-time 3DS Max/VRay specialists to join us here at Constructive Media! We’re on the hunt for an extremely talented person who has a true passion for creating 3D animations and visuals for either the property sector and/or the oil & gas market. (As such, there are multiple positions available!)

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SIGGRAPH 2012

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After an exhausting couple of flights, a few of the staff from Constructive Media made the journey to Los Angeles to attend SIGGRAPH 2012 for a feast of information, releases, updates and news on all things related to the world of computer graphics!

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JD Rail – SmartTrack

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When the lads at JD Rail have an idea they don’t muck about! Sick and tired of seeing the same problems repeated over and over again with conventional ballast rail systems, they thought – “There must be a better way!”

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Meet Oscar

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Our latest 3D character has just been given a name – Oscar! At the moment Oscar is living in the R&D labs of Constructive Media, where he will learn how to walk, talk, and much more!

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Tech Update: V-Ray RT!

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Constructive Media has recently implemented the use of V-Ray RT to their workflow – this is probably all gobbledygook to you unless you’re nerds like us, but basically it means we can preview results quicker than ever before – almost in realtime!

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HD Video Shoot/Editing

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Armed with a Canon 5D and a set of lenses (including a very nice Canon 24-105 IS F2.4L lens!) Constructive Media was able to record high-definition video for incorporation into a presentation that will be released on DVD and on the web for one of its clients.

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VRay Update

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The brilliant folk at Chaos Group have announced the release of the latest version of VRay – 1.5SP4. VRay is the rendering engine that we use to produce the stunning 3D visuals that you see in our work.

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Argyle Pink/Solid Gold Jewellers TVC

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Constructive Media has just put the finishing touches on a project for Solid Gold Jewellers, promoting Argyle Pink diamonds. Working with Fremantle-based Ignite, Constructive Media was able to replicate visuals of the rare Argyle Pink diamonds in a set of three 15-second television commercials that are currently airing on Channel 7 Perth.

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3D Studio Max 2010 SP1 released

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Always at the cutting edge, Constructive Media is praising the latest release of 3D Studio Max 2010 – Service Pack 1. This seems to have fixed up the bitmap pager issue and now all our renderfarm nodes are back up and running at full speed.

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Up we go!

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Perched 16m up in the air is a wonderful way to see the world from a different perspective, so when duty calls (note, I did not say "Call of Duty") Constructive Media take to the skies — albeit tethered safely to the crane!

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Man drops sandwich

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The mystery that surrounds “Man Drops Sandwich” is one that will be etched in the history books. A seemingly innocent attempt at using VRay Depth of Field has been taken way out of context by the staff at Constructive Media.

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Autodesk acquires Softimage

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Autodesk has acquired all substantially all the assets of Softimage, a Canadian subsidiary of Avid Technology. Both Softimage and Autodesk Media & Entertainment are headquartered in Montreal, Canada. Softimage has been developing state-of-the-art 3D technology for more than 20 years.

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3ds Max 2009 Upgrade in Progress

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Constructive Media is in the process of upgrading its standard operating environment (SOE) to 3ds Max 2009, we’ve been testing this out for quite a few weeks and thus expect there to me minimal problems/delays, but with all technology upgrades there may be a few unforeseen bugs!

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Countdown to SIGGRAPH 2008

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SIGGRAPH 2008, the 35th International Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques, represents the "holy grail" of conferences for us in the 3D industry. This year, one lucky staff member from Constructive Media is about to fly over to the Los Angeles Convention Center

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V-Ray 1.5 Final

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THE CHAOS GROUP are the wonderful makers of the V-Ray plug-in, and version 1.5 (final) has been released! We have ordered our hardware protection keys in, and are extremely keen to see what this latest upgrade to our rendering software will bring!

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MoCap Madness

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AS WE CONTINUE TO BUILD UP OUR SKILLS, we have started implementing the use of Motion Capture data into our animations – basically it’s a way of translating real life motion data to our pixellated characters! So far it’s bringing up all sorts of weird and wonderful results – but it is neat to be… Read more »

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Looking at the Bigger Picture!

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BIGGER (THIS TIME AT LEAST) IS BETTER – one of our clients required some very high resolution images for signage, and we turned to technology developed by noneother than Industrial Light & Magic! A combination of Vray’s built-in frame buffer and ILM’s OpenEXR format was used to generate and manipulate very high resolution files –… Read more »

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Grass – how do you want it?

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While we wait in anticipation for our dual-core cows (processors) to arrive, we are busy preparing their feed. It may be a sad state of affairs to find yourself watching grass grow, so we’re watching grass generate instead.

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Spot the Difference!

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Say you could predict the future. Most people might think of entering the lottery or buying certain shares, but not us – we think of what the inside of the Telethon Home will look like. Yes, our weird thought patterns are about as random as they get, but have a look at the following, and… Read more »

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The beauty of V-Ray

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After investing countless dollars in new software, and in particular the Vray rendering engine, the release of the new Nine Inch Nails video clip "Only" is 95% computer-generated, and done in Vray. Directed by David Fincher of Fight Club fame, it has got some of the most stunning computer-generated scenes that we’ve … umm.. seen!

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Custom 3D Objects

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We have harped on about Ozkä Design before, but here for your viewing pleasure is just a sample of the objects that are being developed and actively used in our interior visuals!

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Multi-Visionary

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QUICKTIME VR PANORAMA technology has been out for a while, and the only caveat of this wonderful file format has been making the user download Apple’s QuickTime software in order to playback the file correctly.

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Digital Painting!

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… and by the term "Digital Painting" we’re not referring to finger painting! With a little know-how, resident Architectural Illustrator Paul Ison has created these images without the aid of paints or canvas – instead he has used computer-generated images to simulate watercolour effects.

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Heads up in the clouds

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What better way to spend a Sunday afternoon than to be 27m up in the air over Hay Street, held up by a cherry picker! Constructive Media was asked to provide high-resolution panoramic photography for an eight storey property development for Aria Land, so we called in long time friend and professional photographer Jon Davison,… Read more »

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New Rendering Engine in the works

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Hot on the heels of the recent purchase of Maya 6 software, Constructive Media has now added the VRay Advanced rendering engine to its lineup. Created by the Chaos Group, VRay is used to produce high-quality computer-generated images faster than ever before. VRay technology has been used in television commercials for Toyota, Optus, and FOX… Read more »

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Upgraded software allows for new Cubic VR Panoramas

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Constructive Media is proud to announce recent upgrades to its software has resulted in the ability to produce interactive computer-generated cubic VR panoramas in addition to the regular VR panoramas. The new cubic panoramas are also produced in a higher-quality format using more advanced lighting solutions resulting in more realistic visuals.

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