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!
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 »
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!)
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!
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!”
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!
The official release of V-Ray 2 has seen Constructive Media embrace the new features that include both realtime and realtime GPU acceleration, new shaders, updated lighting, new render elements, lens effects and plenty of optimisations!
It may be somewhat of a surprise to know that Constructive Media has also done work for the medical industry but it just goes to show how versatile 3D visuals and animations are! Recently a 3D animation was created to demonstrate the surgical installation procedure of a new medical device and also to display clearly… Read more »
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!
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.
Constructive Media has taken delivery of the latest 3DATS “3ds Max 2010 Architectural Visualization – Advanced to Expert” book, and it has arrived complete with signature and inspirational message from Tom Hudson, inventor of "CAD-3D 1.0" back in 1986!
We have replaced some of the older Core 2 renderfarm nodes with new Core i7 machines, bringing with it a welcome 40 extra processing cores and 60GB of RAM. Yes folks, we are nerds but nerds are well and truly in fashion!
A new gallery of images has been added to our website – together with a redesign of our portfolio page we now present the uber-cool "growth slider" that will no doubt be taken way out of context.
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.
The Honourable John Day MLA, Minister for Planning, Culture and the Arts formally announced that the winner of the Situate international sculpture competition for Perth’s Forrest Place is James Angus.
A special visit to the motion capture studio “Beyond Motion” resulted in the Managing Director being kitted out in a black lycra and velcro suit (not his usual attire so don’t get any ideas)
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.
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.
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!
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.
As an example of some of the interior visual representations that we are capable of, we have re-created a photo in 3D, and displayed it from a more architectural point of view.
AutoDesk has released its Characted Animation Toolkit (CAT) software to its subscription customers for free! This software is designed to take out the tedious steps out of 3D character animation.
Looking to showcase your furniture? Maybe you’ve invented a great new grommit or component to an important drill bit – whatever it is that you can think of, we can show to your audience.
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.
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!
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
DID YOU KNOW THAT WE CAN DO MORE THAN JUST 3D? We’ve been creating brochures and web sites to support the property marketing industry for the past four years, but did you also know that we can look after hand-drawn sketches too?
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!
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 »
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 »
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.
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 »
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!
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!
If you think we don’t do much in the office, you’re probably right.
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.
… 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.
You can have any choice of colour in the world … so long as it is white.
Kept loosely under wraps, the secret is out that Constructive Media now plans to launch a sub-division called Ozkä Design.
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 »
As part of ArtRage 2004, Constructive Media produced images for Fringe Architects at the 4 under 3 over exhibition at the Breadbox Art Gallery. These images baffled visitors who thought that the computer-generated images were photos of a real physical model!
In association with Fringe Architects, Constructive Media has produced a series of architectural visuals for use in the “4 under 3 over” Exhibition showing at the Breadbox Art Gallery, 233-239 James St Northbridge.
Resulting from recent updates to the software renderers at Constructive Media, the team is proud to announce the release of their newest visual product, the Cardboard Model of a Model!
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 »
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.