Master digital painter Bert Monroy is famous for the level of detail in his hyperrealistic works. He based his new Amsterdam Mist on a photo he took in person, but it lacked sufficient resolution for him to really replicate various structures & elements. In this video (part of a series illustrated by the new painting) he talks about how he used Street View in Google Maps to cruise around the neighborhood, zooming in on key details.
[Via James Fritz]
You can play with this pair of renderers right inside your (modern) browser:
- Evan Wallace has created a neat fluid simulation using WebGL (WetGL? ba-dum, tssh!). Make sure to click the water & drag around the sphere.
[Via Steven Johnson & Ivan Neulander]
Fragment lets you interactively add kaleidoscopic & other replicative effects to your images:
Meanwhile Light App does what I imagine being a mind-blowing Russell Brown Photoshop demo from 1994—turning your daylight image to nighttime & adding synthetic lights:
File under “You know you’re living in a late culture when…”
So, can this $60 doohickus be mounted on a toddler?
Nifty monsters & more from chaps across the pond:
I’m an endless sucker for this kind of visual storytelling. Besides the reel below, check out a ton of high-res screenshots on Territory Studio’s site. See also some good links to similar content from Khoi Vinh.
Normal people suck at efficiently capturing video (recording just the salient moments), so providing ways to summarize long video is great. As a guy who listens to podcasts on 1.5x speed, I’m looking forward to playing with this feature (available now on iPhone, soon on Android):
*Do* taze me, bro: “Photographer Patrick Hall films people’s reactions as they get tased with a handheld stun gun.”
Behind the scenes:
[[YouTube 1 & 2] [Via Scott Valentine]
Man, I want to have, like, 10,000 of Project Twins‘ posters’ babies. Make sure to see the whole set, but here are a few of my faves:
Recumbentibus: A knockout punch, either verbal or physical.
Ostentiferous: Bringing omens or unnatural or supernatural manifestations.
Yonderly: Mentally or emotionally distant; absent-minded.
[Via Bruce Bullis]