High Skies – Voyage en Argent
3D CGI by James Blinn, NASA, 1981. Voyager flyby of Saturn.
Anyone familiar with computer graphics will be familiar with James Blinn, he was a pioneer in the early days and has the technique of Blinn Shading named after him. A technique for describing how light reflects off a surface.
High Skies – Sounds of Earth is now available in Flac format for the first time from our new shop…
We’ve just completed videos for all the tracks on the ‘High Skies – Sounds of Earth’ release and will be posting a new video every week.
High Skies – Au Début du Voyage.
Using actual moon flyover footage created by JAXA (used by kind permission)
We’ve just completed videos for all the tracks on the ‘High Skies – Sounds of Earth’ release and will be posting a new video every Monday.
1 Au Début du Voyage
2 The Shape of Things to Come (coming next Monday)
It has been rewritten and now runs on iPad, iPhone and iPod as a universal app.
SOme of the new features are; retina, save images, mix colours depending on drawing velocity, rotational symmetry, undo and spirals, and all the goodness from the website…
Eight minutes of ballerina-like pure analogue synths, gentle soundwaves lapping over the tape echo. Equipment used: Roland Space Echo, Roland Jupiter 6, ARP Odyssey and the Akai S612 vintage sampler. No MIDI.
It’s based on our iPad app of the same name, but has been updated and is available for your browser. It’s still in beta and uses experimental HTML5 code so it won’t work on all browsers, but I can confirm it does work on Chrome and Safari 6, possibly Firefox. Other browsers such as IE and Mobile Safari (ipad) may be missing features such as music.
A mini video of a super-massive coronal mass ejection, travelling at 900 miles per second. The Earth would be about the same size as the smallest feature you can see on the Sun’s surface, or about 1/100th the diameter of the Sun.
Images were captured by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory, August 2012.