VR: Singularity

VR artifact inspired by the Transhumanism theories.
Mind-Machine interface at the neural level visualized with audio-reactive brushes in Google's Tiltbrush.
Download the
TiltBrush file, pump up the music and watch neurons firing up!



Video for album "Transhuman" by Zayaz




Screenshots from the Tiltbrush application in VR:
http://machinesofadventure.tumblr.com/post/158740182888/singularity

Neural part on Sketchfab.com:










VR tribute: SYD MEAD

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Syd Mead (born July 18, 1933), is a "visual futurist" and a neofuturistic concept artist. He is best known for his designs for science-fiction films such as Blade Runner, Aliens and Tron. Of his work, Mead was once moved to comment: "I've called science fiction 'reality ahead of schedule.'" (End of citation, source: Wikipedia).
With no doubts, Syd has definitely motivated the whole generation of designers and his influence is far from fading away even today. Along the Star Wars, his work was the reason for most of the designers of my age to dream about an art career. We all wanted to draw spaceships and robots.

I’ve met Syd in Montreal, during the ADAPT 2007 conference, where he held an amazing speech about his career, about his process and where he also signed an event catalogue for me. Yes, I came late to his booth to purchase a book. They were all sold out meanwhile. However, meeting my hero changed totally my life. Syd was not a myth anymore, he was a friendly living person I could talk to. Suddenly, his inspiration went from “dream” to “goal”. By the way, I’ve also attended Ian Mc Caig’s class that week and it was exactly the same experience. And while their skills could remain out of my reach forever, they both are holding the flag for me and illuminate my path.
Although there is undoubtable and visible Syd’s influence on my work, I’ve never attempted to copy or mimic his style. So when the article at Core77 (
http://www.core77.com/posts/20127/flotspotting-michael-jelineks-mead-esque-transportation-designs-20127), I was horrified. Did they just accused me from plagiarism? Well, I must admit that it took me a while to realize that it was the best compliment I could ever earn. Just see for yourselves. Yes, I am still flattered.

Brushes, gouache, pens and markers ... these are Syd’s weapons, and as they may appear too traditional or old school, his style is definitely current and futuristic. On the other side, my tools are digital and experimental. So here comes my desperate attempt to say thank you Syd, steal bit of your style and draw it my way. In virtual reality.
Bellow are few thumbnails and moving gif’s from the process, and at the bottom you will find full 3d sketch hosted at Sketchfab, which you can view with your VR headset and experience the space. Enjoy and leave me a note!



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Animated GIF’s from the process, posted on Tumblr:




http://machinesofadventure.tumblr.com/post/156205211403/syd-mead-tribute-made-in-tiltbrush-in-vr




3d sketch on Sketchfab.com:











VR tribute: Kamil Lhotak

In this episode of my VR Tributes, I would love to introduce you Kamil Lhotak, (25 July 1912 Prague – 22 October 1990, Prague), the Czech painter, graphic artist, and illustrator. He was one of the members of Group 42. He was especially fond of the works of Jules Verne, Edouard Riou, and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, and his early artworks were also influenced by modern technical inventions; he often created drawings of cars, motorcycles, and bicycles.

It was the collaboration with writer
Adolf Branald which had made a big impression on me when I was as a kid. Together they created a book Dědeček automobile (Grandfather Automobile). Lhoták later considered his illustrations for this book as his best works. A year later, in 1955, they cooperated on the production of the film Dědeček automobile. (Wikipedia)

I loved (And still do) the mood of his artwork. Airplanes, cars, and motorcycles peacefully rest at green grass of airports, creating an incredible feel of a quietness and solitude. All those machines were adored and loved, and that much appealed to that little boy, who I still feel to be Winking



Screenshots from the Tiltbrush application in VR:


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Animated GIF’s from the process, posted on Tumblr:

http://machinesofadventure.tumblr.com/post/156800712228/vr-tribute-to-kamil-lhotak-work-in-progress





3d sketch on Sketchfab.com:





360 panorama hosted on Facebook:






Cyber Haiku

Adventures of Android Samurai drawn in Virtual Reality using Google’s Tiltbrush app.
Although it serves rather as a art-technique research project, it is also my tribute to my art heroes: Moebius and Miyazaki.


Chapter one:
Flashbacks
Dragon Tower, Red Bridge, Charging Station,
Gone Fishing, Arzach’s Hat, The Dragon you’ve dueled

Chapter two:
Quest for the dragon’s egg
The Ferry To The Fairy, Hollow Moons

Movies and media
Link



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VR tribute: TRON

With Syd Mead on board, TRON movie could not go wrong. Revealed on 1982, it not only proved that computer could be used for storytelling, it also secured its position among the traditional media. John Lasseter, head of Pixar and Disney's animation group, described how the film helped him see the potential of computer-generated imagery in the production of animated films stating "without Tron there would be no Toy Story."

The blue/white vector graphics, design of the vehicles, the architecture ... freed from mechanical engineering, freed from the constrains of the real world ... shown us that is all possible what we dream.

TRON Legacy, the sequel, continued to amaze, and with designers such David Levy and Daniel Simon brought the original visual style to another level. The modern look did not harm the heritage and only proven the how well it ages. I can watch both movies over and over.

Last but not least, it is that subtle reference to Virtual Reality that secured TRON’s position in my VR tributes series.





Screenshots from the Tiltbrush application in VR:



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Animated GIF’s from the process, posted on Tumblr:

http://machinesofadventure.tumblr.com/post/156848964198/work-in-progress-vr-tributes-part-3-guess-what




3d sketch on Sketchfab.com:





360 panorama hosted on Facebook: