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Here's the jist of it, when I was doing the Illusion bonus tutorial that Alan gave us I can across a problem. When I was laying out the textures they seem to be influencing each other.
Here are some screen shots.



How can I fix this?

I need help on after effects

Portal 2

If anyones never played Portal, shame on you. It was amazing, and very original. Portal 2 E3 footage is out. Looks stunning.

Worth looking at even if you aren't a video game player. Some of the physics and particles etc are very impressive.

Left Hard Drive

For the second time in 3 years i Have left my Hard Drive attacked to one of the computers in the base room. This time I didnt realise uptill I got home so I cant just turn around and get it right now. It is grey with my name on the back. I someone finds it can they put it in the office for me to collect please.
Thank you.

Finding out your third year grade.

A couple of people have asked how to figure out your final grade, so I thought I'd publish a quick guide:

Third Year -75%
Second Year - 25%

On registry online it tells you what marks you have and how many credits each one is worth.
You add the Minor Grade, Dissertation, Major Grade, and Major Grade again (because its 60 credits) together, and divide by 4.

So for example, this is what you would do if these were your grades:

Dissertation: 65. Minor: 60. Major: 68.
65 + 60 +68 +68 = 261.
261 / 4 = 65.25

So Third year would be 65.25%.

Second year, do the same, add all the units together, counting the 2 30 credit units twice. Then divide by 8.

Lets say for the example that came to 60.

Third Year - 65.25
Second Year - 60.

Figure out the difference (Subtract the lower from the higher, so 65-60 = 5)

Take the difference, and divide it by 4 (because its worth 25%). This gives you how much to add or take away from your third year grade.
So in this case it would be 1.25.

If the second year grade is higher, ad…

Need Help: Xbox 360 Related (RroD)

Hello Bloggers.

Not to sure if anyone will even look at this, let alone be able to help, you wonderful people. It is the first few weeks of summer after all.
In short, my 360 has just got the three flashing lights. Does ANYONE know of a place I can take it to get repaired? Theres no way I'm going to send it to M$ for half the price of the console and wait for 6 weeks for it return... broken.
I need to finish Alan Wake and Red Dead...

As I didnt get to comment...

I just wanted to congradulate all those going to ND. Congrats! Rock peoples socks off man! Show them what our course is made of.

As for me, this snag in the road, it will only make me more determined and hard working (sniggers, i doubt that, i work hard enough) to end up where i want to or maybe even lead me somewhere else...

The show, I thought it was a the beginning of July? Hmm, maybe i was thinking of ND. Well, see everyone there at least and have a last shizzle, or would it be shozzle? :D

Good luck guys!

This have nothing to do with uni but, i need help in finding an indian dvd store

I am going home on Friday to see my family and I am getting them gifts. I got my brother and sister some games they might like to play, but I haven't got anything for my mum. So I thought of getting her some Indian films for her to watch but I don't know where they are sold at, if no one knows them I am going to get my mum a teddy bear or two. So if anyone knows where I can buy Indian DVDs please tell me.

New Designers......war stories?

Good Morning 3rd Years, I thought I would put a post up regarding both my thoughts and experiences in relation to New Designers and the run up to the exhibition.

The most significant difference to when we attended ND and this years show is that we took the whole year group, was this the right decision? Hand on heart (and with the benefit of hindsight) I do not believe it was, the feedback that also came back from the organising team also appears to bear this out. Of course the fact that criteria for selection has had to be put into place by your tutors is going to result in disappointment for those not selected. However ND is NOT the culmination of your degree experience and therefore it should in no way be seen as a way to justify your participation for the past 3 years.

I can understand the guidelines for admission that Phil and Alan have put into place, and if you talk to students on courses like Applied Arts, Design, Branding and Marketing etc. in particular those that have bee…

New Designers Participants Announced!

New Designers Participants Announced;Jon Stewart (Kiiro Blade/Medusa)Heather Young (Burt)James Garner (Sound of Thunder)David Keefe (Timothy Winters)Pol Winandy (Kiiro Blade) For those who haven’t been selected for New Designers 2010 there will be obvious disappointment, but it’s important to remember that selection for ND doesn’t correspond to the aggregate percentage of your degree award (i.e. second year marks + dissertation + minor + major).New Designers is a graduate show – not a degree show. The UCA degree show – at which all student work will be exhibited – is on from 21st – 24th June, with the private view on the evening of the 24th. Selected students need to provide a comprehensive collection of ‘pipeline’ images – (original sketches, concept paintings, storyboards) – at 300dpi.Images are for screen-printing, so they should be greyscale, cleaned-up, with an emphasis on graphical boldness, expressiveness of mark-making and good use of negative space.All images are to be scree…

Want to be a Runner on a feature film?

A feature film shooting on Dover on Monday 7th of June 2010 would be delighted to welcome a couple of trainee runners onto their locations/AD department for the day from 18.30 - 00.00.

There is no pay, but you would be able to take meals with the crew.

If you are interested, please send us your CV asap to