LIFE @ animationstudies 2.0! :)

Submitted by eagle on Wed, 06/28/2017 - 20:42

Here's a new piece describing the origins of the LIFE videos:
Life: The Universe and Everything

While drawing on some traditional techniques for connecting geometry throughout frames, I gave my characters more of a say in their movements. On the basis of my creative impulse, they played with each other and taught me what looks good and what works well. I modelled what I could on the basis of fundamental physics, using standard animation techniques when time or hardware or other constraints prevailed. I treated each episode as an experiment. Generally, I used relatively simple geometry with naturalistic forces, instead of complex models with hand-picked motions. However, some of the models became extremely complex, with some scenes using over a million independently interacting components. I crafted a lot of materials from scratch, from synthesiser instruments and software cameras and lights to physical dynamics. For me a highlight was creating stars and planets and an entire galaxy and watching as they naturally developed some photorealistic effects.

Please read, enjoy, and share! :)
Rock & Roll!!!!!!! :)

LifeFLOW v2.0!!!!!!!!! :)

Submitted by eagle on Mon, 06/12/2017 - 23:58

Yay! :) Major new release of LifeFLOW:

Happy to announce the big new LifeFLOW 2.0!!! :)

Play today:

http://life.worldsowisdom.com/flow/

This version is much more stable, full of featurez 'n' creaturez, and FUN! :)

Try creating and interacting with all kindz of new living evolving beingz, and let us know what you find over at the LifeBANK:

http://life.worldsowisdom.com/bank/

Then tell us what you want on the road to 3.0...

Rock & Roll!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

LifeFLOW v1.5!!! :)

Submitted by eagle on Wed, 06/07/2017 - 00:58

Check out the new developments!!! :)

In this developer release, we introduce some cool new creatures and their maneuvers. They now evolve a bit more freely, and can even eat other creatures!!! :)

Note that this version contains special creatures (Creature-51 in the browser) who are somewhat unstable, so go ahead and play with it but if you stumble into any issue, just reload the page! :)

Also introducing improvements to inter-browser compatibility.

http://life.worldsowisdom.com/flow/

Also be sure to check out examples of the new creatures at LifeBANK! :)
EvoPath 1 | EvoPath 2

By the way, now the inmates are overrunning the asylum!!! :)

New videos:

Rock & Roll!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

LifePathEvo 2!!! :)

Submitted by eagle on Wed, 06/07/2017 - 00:55

Second of a couple of variants of the LifePathEvo. This creature type evolves with various subcomponenets. Also able to eat other creatures. Uses energy from consumption, digesting only minimally.

First seen in LifeFLOW v1.5.

YouTube videos:

LifePathEvo 1!!! :)

Submitted by eagle on Wed, 06/07/2017 - 00:54

First of a couple of variants of the LifePathEvo. This creature type evolves with various subcomponenets. Also able to eat other creatures. Uses energy from consumption, digesting only minimally.

First seen in LifeFLOW v1.5.

YouTube videos:

LifeFLOW v1.2: Cleaner user interface! :)

Submitted by eagle on Sat, 06/03/2017 - 01:52

Proud to announce the next version of LifeFLOW. In this release you can focus more easily on the game itself.

LifeFLOW 1.2 brings a cleaner user experience, as per requests from players. We will continue to make improvements to this and other aspects of gameplay! :)

You can play with LifeFLOW yourself at the official website:

http://life.woldsowisdom.com/flow/

Rock & Roll!!!! :)