Artists Recreate Animation Frame-by-Frame with 3D Printing Technology

Have you ever wondered how beautiful an animation can be? Well, now you can view it at its best, frame-by-frame, in the real world. The MOVE ON…! exhibition in Netherlands is apparently hosting a CGI animation which has been converted into a real-life frame-by-frame illustration of it using 3D printing technology.

The video below shows the progression of the character as he moves around the room, including the objects he interacts with.

“The whole animation is made in CGI, and we used a 3D printer to print each frame. The result is a weird string of characters in different poses. This explains the principles of animation beautifully, without a single bit actually moving. It is a static installation: a frozen movement. If you look closely, you can figure out what happened on that table.”

More pictures of the animation can be viewed below:

Thank you Gizmodo for providing us with this information

Textureless GTA V Screenshots Look Beautiful

Digital artist Kim Laughton has turned screenshots of Grand Theft Auto V into moody noir cityscapes. By stripping away textures and apply a grayscale filter, Laughton has created a set of beautiful landscapes with a cel-shaded feel.

The works are on display at Monadigital.net’s Flanetrie exhibition, at the China Academy of Art in Hangzhou. The theme of the exhibition is ‘Flânerie’, the concept of being in and seeing the world, but feeling detached from it, as posited by French poet Baudelaire.

Source: Rock, Paper, Shotgun

PAX: Australia 2015 Tickets Set for Early Release!

With PAX Australia wrapping up merely weeks ago, the rumors have already started flying as to 2015’s ticket offering. It’s already been reported that PAX will continue it’s support of the Victorian market by operating for the next five years within the walls of the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Center (aka “Jeff’s Shed” to the locals) even before the commencement of their first installment in this particular venue, kicking off on October the 31st 2014.

The rumors were quenched in recent days, with PAX officials announcing that tickets will be going on sale for PAX Australia 2015 coming as soon as the first week of December 2014. This was confirmed by many excited Enforcers on my social media platforms singing PAX’s praise – that of positive experiences in pop culture, cosplay, gaming releases and technology.

PAX 2014 was a massive success for Australia, seeing the festival move from the relatively small Melbourne Showgrounds to the much larger MCEC venue and saw them sell out of the 3-day passes months before the commencement date. PAX has successfully provided Australians with something to do with our time and spare dollars, besides the commercialized EB Games Expo alternative.

Given this information, you’re extremely likely to see these 3-day passes sell completely within a few weeks – but it’s a little unfortunate given no companies have made or announced proper plans for exhibiting in 2015. Are you willing to grab a ticket without knowing a single sliver of information about the contents of this show? Or are you confident that PAX will put on a good show, no matter what the issues may be?

At eTeknix we’ve been told some insider info from exhibiting companies that they may not be interested in attending PAX Australia 2015. It’s an amazing branding opportunity, as they have stated, but it’s a rather expensive ordeal without an easily traceable return on investment calculation.

Image courtesy of Kotaku

Android News Casters Hitting the Scene in Japan

Japan recently facilitated the ‘Andriod: What is Human?’ exhibition which brought to the table some exciting new advancements in lifelike technology.

In the future, it is quite possible we’ll be read the news by Android robots closely resembling those pictured above. Not only do these ‘robots’ provide a pretty face, they can interact with humans, read news headlines, tell jokes and read out Tweets – basically anything a regular news presenter is tasked to do.

The two Androids shown on Tuesday are called Kodomoroid and Otonaroid, they’re designed to mimic gestures and movements of humans whilst upkeeping a lifelike appearance.

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To show off the full capabilities of their creations, the scientists interacted with the androids and displayed their news reading functionality. Kodomoroid was heard making fun of Hiroshi Ishiguro stating “You’re starting to look like a robot!” after she had delivered her news piece to the audience as seen in the video above. Otonariod unfortunately caught stage fright, and after a quick reboot said “I’m a little bit nervous” – which is understandable in such a large crowd of stunned journalists.

These Androids will be held at Tokyo’s National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation in a bid to interact with visitors and help Ishiguro collect research information on human reactions to his creations.

Ishiguro also proudly stated:

“You can take my androids on planes. The torso in the suitcase and the head in carry-on” Breitbart

Will we see these more in the future? The answer is likely yes. Should we be worried about losing all of our jobs to ‘the machine’? That is for you to decide!

Image courtesy of Breitbart

Computex 2013 Live Gallery

Keep your eyes peeled on this page as we update you with constant photos of our coverage from Computex 2013. All Computex based content articles about upcoming products and news will be found here.

This page will be split into pages for each manufacturer that we cover, and at the bottom of the page will be a handy navigation bar so that you can check out pictures of exactly what you want to see and yes of course that will include a page devoted to booth babes.

Stay tuned at we prepare for day 1 of Computex 2013 in the hot, humid climate of Taipei, Taiwan.