Research and Development Diary

Archive 2007-02-24 - 2008-09-15

2008-09-15

Back in Muenster, Germany.

2008-09-02

Forgot my SIMcard in Muenster. New UK Mobile Number: +44 7847725036

2008-08-14

rdg at asiggraph

Jeff Wagner kindly accepted me as a "support act" for his Oldschool Blog Live at Siggraph. I presented my pythonSOP cellular automaton external link implementation.
I'm now back in Glasgow.

2008-08-08

Just arrived in LA to attend this year's Siggraph.
Until Wednesday I'll switch to my DE mobile numer: +49 1795268405
I'm staying at Andrew Lowell's place - he's the author of the first Houdini CHOP book external link ever.

2008-07-27

selected dashed sprite

A Shader Each Day: A dashed version of the "selected sprite" shader. Using the boxVOP instead of filterSteps procudes far more stable outlines.

static cellurar automaton

RDGautomaton - a pythonSOP: first steps in implementing a automon suite for Houdini.

2008-07-25

selected sprite

A Shader Each Day: Finally a new shader: This one is tries to create constant width outlines to sprites ... well it tries.

2008-06-02

Still in Glasgow – Shading/Comp TD (Houdini) for Axis Animation.
UK Mobile: +44 7847725020

2008-05-17

chimera

A Shader Each Day: this texture bombing variation was inspired by a processing sketch from "Processing: A Programming Handbook" c.

2008-05-13

I'll be a Houdini Pipeline TD at Axis Animation, Glasgow external link for this month.
Email is still the best way to contact me. In case of phone calls please use my mobile number: +49 179 5268405

2008-05-08

I've been at the FMX this week, with Janet, Leyla and Jeff from SideEffects Software — it's been a great time.
I also may now call me "certified Houdini Instructor" - I did the "exams" this spring - and now it looks like it's official. If you are interested in offering Houdini workshops or lectures at your facility or faculty please don't hesitate to contact SESI external link or me for details.

2008-04-30

letter cluster

A Shader Each Day: this shader layers random parts of a texture. In this case the texture is an array of letters.

letter cluster rainbow

A variation of the letter printing celluar automaton. [prints availiable]

2008-04-29

silkscreen eyes Give-aways for my FMX external link visit: parts of "undifferentiated" and the count-as-one owl as 35mm buttons.

2008-04-25

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This cellular automaton prints letters. Click for a new set of randomized parameter.

2008-04-24

silkscreen eyes

silkscreen stars
a Shader each Day: This mantra shader simulates silkscreen artwork. The input image is converted from RGB to CMYK and seperated into four passes.

2008-04-23

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A New Kind of Science: Inspired by the Stephen Wolfram's book external link I created this applet in Processing external link.
Each pixel is calulated by the values of it's neighbours in the line above.
Click to restart with a new set of randomised parameters. [source]

cmyk
a Shader each Day: This mantra shader allows you to specify the colors in CMYK – whysoever.

2008-03-13

preset.de's creates the official video for ProCon's external link "Networks or Die"
Be sure to visit their myspace page external link as well.
HD version availiable on Vimeo external link
Also on YouTube external link

preset.de escapes.

The Muenster (NRW) based Effect Boutique preset.de is offering design and development of high-end visual effects. In November 2007 I've been switching my pipeline to Houdini Escape and it's procedural node-based workflow. [reel summer 2007]

The Industrial Parametrisation of the World

2008-04-22

gyro
something emitting particles

width
a Shader each Day: Mantra Version of Mach Kobayashi's "Constant Width Line" for Renderman

2008-03-27

Moebiusband

2008-03-18

instanced

elefants

Instances

2008-03-17

Ancient 3D Studio MAX Animations external link.
Digging on my backup HDD I found this animation made by optoyz external link and me back in 1997.
That's the pre-genericPreset dynasty.

2008-03-14

kranzer

Something completely different: My beloved Wibke external link and me designed the website for our friend Steffen Lehmann's band: Kranzer external linkshakespeare goethe schiller unplugged.

2008-03-12

final toffee remix

2008-03-09

procedurale joined with DACHoudini User Group external link

2008-03-04

grid kitgrid kit

2008-03-03

I started procedurale - Houdini User Group Germany external link. Eine Informationsseite für Houdini Nutzer im deutschsprachigen Raum. Wer aktiv/passiv mitmachen möchte, kann mir einfach eine Mail schreiben.

2008-02-29

takeColorrdg::takeColor — generate harmonic color palettes from arbitrary images. Houdini Digital Asset.

2008-02-28

displaced

2008-02-27

displaced

displaced

displaced

rdg displaced - odforce challenge entry external link

2008-02-26

kuler RSS - accessing a webservice from a HDA

2008-02-25

Controlled Discrete Streams - The Abstraction of Particle Emission

2008-02-19

Documentation: Poor Man's Circle Packing — Generating Procedural Geometry in Houdini.

2008-02-16


pmcp::ontfm from rdg on Vimeo.

2008-02-14

poor man's circle packing

2008-02-13

poor man's circle packing

poor man's circle packing poor man's circle packing

2007-12-17

3d world magHungry and Supine is a H9 example in the current issue #99 of 3D World external link (p. 89)

2007-12-12

Universität des Saarlandes comissioned two slides of "Rainbow of Letters" for their Transcultura external link and Transcultural Media Studies Project external link sites.

2007-12-07

buchstaben regenbogenLetter Rainbow: slideshow external link

2007-12-04

vray pyhsical caleidoscope
Lost on backup harddisk: rdg::physicalKaleidoskope slideshow external link and video external link.
A vray research project in November 2006.

2007-12-02

hatched
I am currently working on procedural hatching external link and dashing techniques.
Thanks to Chip Collier external link aka photex I now got a DrQueue external link based mantra remote rendering running.


Georg Duemlein – Houdini Artist

I am a freelance technical director (Houdini and 3D Studio MAX) – wrangling vertices since 1994.
Currently I am in a university teaching position at the RFH Cologne external link - lecturing Maya for future art directors.
In 2007 I founded count-as-oneSchool for applied Proceduralism, located in Muenster, where I teach ways in which the practices of proceduralism can be integrated into the work of digital artists.
[more about me]

 

2007-11-06

I made the switch.

switched


After spending the last months coding in max to get near the workflow I felt so comfortable with.
After realizing in my university teaching position that maya is not exactly brilliant neither.
A bastard cultivated by designers and scientists – never to be accepted as one of their breed.

The keys to my escape arrived yesterday and now I am organizing my new pipeline.
I'd like to position myself as a effect boutique delivering high-end visual effects.

Those who know my work already know you might not expect much dust - smoke - liquids.
In the future I am going to spend my time with cubes, growth and color.
Exploring the twilight of science and arts.

If you know of a open university teaching position with strong bias towards "research of proceduralism in arts and design" - I'd highly appreciate to get noticed.

effect boutique - boy I love this term - need to get a huge neon sign ...

2007-11-05

mathe symposium
Universität des Saarlandes comissioned the 3dsmax version of "undifferentiated" for their upcomming conference Mathematics and Cultures external link. (Banner and Poster).

2007-11-02

Some recent images rendered with 3dsmax.

ts

ts 02

2007-10-15

I moved to my new office.
count-as-one is now listed in the official SideEffects School Directory external link.

count-as-one logo

2007-10-02

count-as-one :: school for applied proceduralism external link is starting to take form.
I am offering the first private lessons in Houdini in German language. Courses for 3dsmax TDs and procedural maxscript techniques are also availiable.

2007-09-28

I was cut off the internet for almost one month.

lego
Since 2007-09-10 I am in a university lecturer position at the RFH Cologne external link.
I am teaching "3D-Design and Animationmethods (Maya)". It's a basic course for future art directors.

up againThe thing somehow managed to get back up. A erroneous still.

2007-08-31

undifferenziertundifferentiated: quicktime (mp4)

hungry and supine Hungry and supine - a Quicktime Movie.

2007-08-29

flight plagiariatNo Dust - No Smoke - No Liquids: Quicktime Movie of a Flipbook.
A Particle WIP inspired by Flight404 external link.

2007-08-27

arbitrary starArbitrary Star : particles at all costs

2007-08-24

rippleGeneric Ripple: Creating a VEX operator (Houdini Tutorial)

2007-08-23

no smo no dust no liquidNo Dust - No Smoke - No Liquids: 'Emitting Stars that Look like Worms' – Quicktime Movie

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