3dcognition Tutorials

Essentials of chapter 5 of Game Dev Essentials

January 25, 2015

I teach a class called Programming for Artists, and we use the book Unity 3.x Game Development Essentials. I sometimes have students who get confused by all the things happening in Chapter 5 so I am going to break it down a […]

Unity Collisions

unity collision destroy example

January 21, 2015

Unity collisions allow us to capture the moment and position of any two game objects colliding, the classic example is when a bullet or other projectile collides with a target. Let’s take the case where the gameobject we want to track is […]

Unity Triggers

January 20, 2015

Unity Triggers are initiated when the player (or some other game object) enters the collision area of another game object which has the collider set to “Is Trigger”. Unity Triggers example 1: Start with a standard terrain or you can even use […]

CGI Short – Avabot

January 19, 2015

The cgi short Avabot by Jamie Surgener weighs in at 10:30 and features some pretty high quality effects for a senior year project as well as a meaningful storyline on andriods and what it means to be truly human. The CGI itself […]

An Experiment in Game-Based Learning at Karlstad University

usability game graphic 3dcognition

January 18, 2015

An Experiment in Game-Based Learning at Karlstad University – this post includes the abstract as well as a link to the complete article. After many years of creating and testing learning games on friends, family, and students, I finally ran some controlled […]

Unity Terrain, Skyboxes, Wind, Trees and Water

unity terrain skybox tutorial

January 12, 2015

This Unity Terrain, Skyboxes, Wind, Trees and Water tutorial shows you how to enable, modify, and texture terrain, as well as adding skyboxes, wind, trees, wind in the trees, and basic water to your game environment. Here are some points that might […]

CGI short Man vs Woman

January 11, 2015

This 14-minute cgi short includes two of my favorite character types – reptiles and robots. Juan C. Vargas did this one with a very small crew and did the vast majority of the cgi himself. Worth the watch! Tweet

CGI movie short Atropa

January 11, 2015

Nice gritty sci-fi film from Eli Sasich. “An Off-World Detective investigates the missing research vessel Atropa, and is met with a much larger mystery than he ever expected.” Good acting and pacing imho, and pretty high quality CGI. I found the things […]

Movie Shorts the Sphere and Reign of Death

January 11, 2015

More inspiring CGI examples Movie shorts The Sphere and Reign of Death deliver more CGI niceness to ponder. The Sphere Here’s a great 15-minute sci-fi thriller from director Nicholas Militello. Here’s a link to The Sphere’s website (opens in new window). Reign […]

Movie Shorts Rha and Oktapodi

January 11, 2015

Inspiring CGI Short Films The movie shorts Rha and Oktapodi are innovative and inspiring in their use of cgi. Check them out! R’ha A new take on aliens and robots – in this surreal CGI short, an alien race is attacked by […]