Posted on April 6, 2008

  • Sorry it’s been so long since I’ve posted here. Jessie and I just returned late Friday from 5 wonderful days (without kids) on the Mexican Rivera. This was the first time since Ian was born in 2003 that we’ve been able to get away together and it couldn’t have come at a better time. I’ve really had a pretty rotten winter (still recovering from my surgery in November believe it or not) and I really needed a recharge.

    We had a great time in Mexico. We visited the Mayan ruins at Chichen Itza (wow!) and tried scuba diving (WOW!!). I’ll try to post a picture or two later on. We ended up missing the kids greatly and are glad to be back home now.

    I had started a project before we left and I’ve spent the weekend putting the finishing touches on it. It’s called “Starbirth (2008)” and is now up for your review. This is one that probably would have been a lot simpler to make if I was using 2D techniques, but was very complicated using 3D. Still, it was a nice test of my newly upgraded machine (see post from 3/19). It took around 2 hours to render at 2560 x 1600.

    I hope you enjoy it. Look for multi-screen versions in the days ahead.