Jonesing for a Treadmill
August 24, 2016
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Visual artists never fail to inspire, but we went all the way to Antwerp to talk to
Midge Sinnaeve. Fine… technically we Skyped Midge. Though we’d love to go there! Especially after talking to him. We talk VR, books, 3D scanning, cycling in tunnels, scifi and SyFy. Part one of our conversation is here.
Midge share’s his projects and work on his site,
TheMantissa.net. He likes to call this open source artwork. Our guest told us his open source artwork was inspired by an
open source demo reel he saw once. Midge says many architecture visualization artists are using
Unreal Engine to create building renders. Everyone agrees that augmented reality is far superior to virtual reality. Chris recently
wrote about that. They briefly talk Ingress & Pokémon Go by
Niantic Labs. Speaking of VR, Midge has used the
Oculus and the HTC Vive. Why can’t VR gear look as comfortable as
. Johnny Mnemonic Chris recommends
to Midge. Ready Player One In turn, Midge suggests the
book series, which the television show is based on. The Expanse Midge has been doing some photogrammetry and of course sharing the results on
his site. Midge mentions
Jeffrey Ian Wilson, Paul Debevec as he tells us about photogrammetry. You can sculpt 3D objects in
Zbrush and then get some textures for your 3D model at not the sponsor, episcura.com. Chris offers to send Midge his yet-to-be-used,
ardrino for his photogrammetry rig. There’s a very big DIY community in photogrammetry. He mentions the
3D Scanning Users Group at Facebook. We learn about Antwerp and the
St. Anna Tunnel for pedestrians and cyclists. What’s Midge watching?
Chris and Midge talk about the animated
Tron series, . Tron: Uprising Midge loves
Tron: Legacy because it is eye candy. Chris’ eye candy choice is . Speed Racer We pour out our drinks in honor of
. Battlestar Galactica Midge wants to know what happens in season 3
, but we’ll never know. SGU Stargate Universe An artificial intelligence that designs websites?
Find Midge’s projects at
TheMantissa.net or Instagram. Hire him at Daze.tv or chat with him on Twitter. Thanks for listening. Please find us on Facebook or Twitter and talk to us, we’re starved for attention. Thanks for listening.
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