Golden History Museum: 1949 Simplex Film Projector

This is an old film projector that was in use at the Golden’s Gem Theatre back in the 1940’s. The location of the theater is now occupied by a coffee shop, restaurants and small businesses.

Badge Pirates are real

It’s just like that old saying “what is old is new and what is new is old and someone used my rotary mobile phone”. Last year a buddy of mine passed along an old 3D project to a bunch of hacker code crackers who make fancy badges for their cyber security conventions. They contacted me to ask if they could repurpose my rotary mobile design that indecently was published in 3D Total a decade ago for a badge. How can you say “No” to hackers? They’re modern day wizards that can take all your bitcoin in a blink of an eye! (haha jokes on them I don’t have any)

Anyways this was the end result with active electronics that were used for a scavenger hunt.
They did a great job!

Now can a hacker hack this wallet by filling it with bitcoin?!

Shining Gaussian Splat post on Linkedin

Wrote a post on Linkedin about converting a shot from The Shining into a gaussian splat.
check it out here

The Double Volt Gaussian Post

Here are a couple of Gaussian Splat captures of my 2015 Chevy Volt. The greatest electric/gas combo vehicle to ever roll down a road. Above is captured on Zion Mt in Golden Colorado on the road to Lookout Mt. It’s a little hard to tell but we are above the clouds here. We get a few days a year when there is a thick carpet of fog that hugs the towns and cities on the Front Range and you can drive up a mountain to see blue skies. Below is outside the American Legion post 21 on a cold Saturday morning also in Golden.

Camp George West in Golden, Colorado

Revisited Camp George West in Golden Colorado. You might recognize this building in some of my other posts here on this site.
I most recently used it in this test Unreal Engine video.

Unreal Engine test animation using photogrammetry assets scanned at Camp George West in Golden Colorado. I also added some environmental sounds.

The Mill Girl of Manchester NH 2017 vs 2024

This is what “The Mill Girl” looks like as of Jan 4th 2024 and below is what or how it was presented back in 2017. Documenting it’s different positions was an unintended use for this technology from me. I do find it interesting seeing the difference. Personally I think the statue is more effective not on a pedestal.

You can see other (old) photogrammetry models and more here on my sketchfab page. 

Gaussian Splat Test: Around Salem, MA

12 April 2024 Edit: The following info about Gaussian Splats is inaccurate. It’s my first raw assessment capturing Splats and using the Kiri engine. I’m leaving it up for provenance and possibly well deserved ridicule. For instance: as with photogrammetry the more quality data or captured content you have the better. Quality being the key word here. If  your images are all over the place with the camera settings you will get poor results. I had my camera on auto at this time. That’s what gave the bad results with the F-stop and light metering changing with the extra orbits. Always lock your camera settings when capturing an area.

I have been exploring the use of Gaussian Splats over the holiday and have become addicted to capturing whatever I can with some interesting first results. Notice the reflection of the binocular stand in the puddle, this would be impossible to capture with photogrammetry & LiDAR. Read more

Unreal Engine Camp George West Test Video

Unreal Engine test animation using photogrammetry assets scanned at Camp George West in Golden Colorado. I also added some environmental sounds.

Here’s one of the photogrammetry scans I took about 6 years ago with zero poly cleanup. I did clean and optimized the models for the above  Unreal Engine animation. You can see the other photogrammetry models and more here on my sketchfab page. 

Cesium plugin for Unreal Engine post on Linkedin

My post on Linkedin about the Cesium plugin using Google Maps API for Unreal Engine.
check it out here

Hey I graduated from the Unreal for Filmmakers Connectors Cohort 17

Here is a link to the Blockchain proof 

Great class great instructors. Check them out if you are looking for instruction. They are the only authorized training centers in the USA.

What have I been up to?

Taking a class on Unreal World Building, Filming and Virtual Production Development @ https://www.becomecgpro.com

Film Noir with Midjourney

Wanted to see what Midjourney AI art generation could do with text prompts with the intent to create a Film Noir look. Took a little coaxing about an hour or so but in the end I got some results that I think are pretty impressive.