Archive: August 2015 - Spinland Studios, LLC

“Dammit, Jim! I’m an animator, not a marketer!”

  • August 26, 2015

From the very first day I created and textured some 3D objects in graduate school (my major was computer science but I was interested in taking some of the computer graphics electives available back in the day) using Designer's Workbench on a Silicone Graphics computer, I realized that's what I wanted to do when I grew up. As the years rolled by, and the hardware/software barriers to entry to a serious 3D computer graphics career became ever easier to overcome, I began spending the disposable income available to me (first as a USAF officer and then as a software engineer for a major defense contractor)...

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Sample Stills from Civil Engineering Video I’m Working On

  • August 21, 2015

My current gig is creating a 2-minute explainer video for a civil engineering company to present at trade shows and to potential customers. The current situation in road construction results in intersections being torn up to get at the underlying infrastructure (water pipes, sewer lines, and so on) followed by an often-poor patch job that markedly degrades the drivability of the road surface. Over time things get progressively worse. My client's product is designed to replace current construction methods in a way that eliminates that problem. I'll give them a shout out and a link to the product...

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