SimVenture – The Business Simulation Game

July 20th, 2009

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This is a screengrab from SimVenture, the award-winning business simulation game which teaches business skills to budding entrepreneurs. I was asked to create the 3d environment for the game’s interface where each of the main items in the room links to a particular area of the player’s hypothetical business.

My first attempts were described by the client as ‘not messy enough,’ so I tried to make it look more like a home-based start-up, complete with clutter.

It’s a static environment at the moment, but as it was designed in 3d, the next stage of the game would build in an animated interface.

For a free demo visit Simventure’s business game website.

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Edinburgh 3d Animation

March 9th, 2009

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This is an excerpt from LA Media’s excellent corporate presentation for the Edinburgh International Conference Centre. At one point in the script there was a need to show the centre’s close proximity to all Edinburgh’s main landmarks and most thriving tourist spots, so I was asked to create this whirlwind tour of the city. In terms of geography, it’s actually reasonably accurate!

To close the presentation I created the fairly simple but effective animation of the EICC logo with it’s square-set forms and letters.

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Lifestyle Animation

February 28th, 2009

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This 3d animation formed the backdrop to a corporate awards ceremony held in Lisbon. The client was looking for a lifestyle piece that would provide an overall theme for the event and give a chilled out tone to the proceedings. I used these 2d illustrations and placed them in a 3d environment, adding some specifically 3d design tricks such as pool reflections and mirrorball lighting.

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Flying Through The Standard Life Building

February 10th, 2009

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Standard Life’s headquarters in Edinburgh was to undergo some interior design changes and this animation, showing a part of the building’s first floor, would help to visualise them. To ensure accuracy, I was given the architect’s plans for the building as reference. Even the carpet was ‘sampled’ from a photograph of the original.

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Edinburgh International Conference Centre

January 30th, 2009

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The EICC is a regular Scottish venue for events such as this one. This was a case where the client needed to see how the space would look with all the branding elements in place. They also wanted to contruct a false wall at the entrance of the main foyer area, which had cost and lighting implications. These are things best visualised with 3d design before spending a lot of money.

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