My name is JOsH Lindsay, I'd like to tell you about crazyreds.com, which is a video-platform, and "3D content creation tool".
We are leveraging a 3D game engine to enable gamers, to make Pixar quality 3D films, from the comfort of their home with their xbox, or pc. The video is then published to crazyreds, where the gamer can monetize their content, with ads, or pay-per-view subscriptions.
Unlike youtube or vimeo, we are building tools to make fantastic 3D content that can be shared with friends and family. If you want to upload personal videos, we can do that too =)~
Finally, because we are working in 3D we have been experimenting with 3D printing. Allowing gamers to make custom 3D objects from their xbox or pc, and then printing it locally, or remotely which we will Fedex to the gamers home at a premium
We are using video-game engines to automate 3D animated content, with motion capture technology(Kinect) and virtual reality(Oculus rift) so people can act out their content, which will then annimate their stories for the purpose of making fantastic or fantisful stories.
My name is JOsH Lindsay I am the primary founder(Artist & Engineer). I'm currently working with several long time friends/colleagues as the founding team. Brandon Blizard (3D artist), and Micheal Lam (Engineer), I know each of them from previous work experience.
I've had a life long obsession with Art, and Film. Subsequently, I found myself working professionally in gaming, internet, and Industrial Design. I feel the tools to create 3D are either to complicated, or not accessible to aspiring artist, and therefore should be automated and made accessible to enrich our culture, enjoy life, and make money.
JOsH Lindsay, is an accomplished Artist, & Engineer, I've worked in games, technology for the past 10 years. But its my charcoal illustrations I'm most impressed, http://crazyreds.com/w/JpdANd a close second would be the work I did for The Godfather video game at EA, http://crazyreds.com/w/AimoEU , and more recently code-monkeys http://crazyreds.com/w/LZv6nq . ~/JOsH
I have two projects at the moment. First, crazyreds.com which is a video-platform for content-creators to monazite their content with ads, or pay-per-view, or subscription-fees. Second is "code-monkey(s)" which is a animated series about current events as it relates to technology from the perspective of an actual code-monkey("me").
At the moment, the really exciting part of these two projects is how they fit together. I'm using the Microsoft Kinect motion-capture ability to animate the code-monkeys, then using the oculus-rift to render the content from the perspective of each avatar.
You can see crazyreds.com today; Please keep in mind this is still in development, and I haven't allowed any users onto it yet, other then friends and family.
Below are 3D experiments to automate the production of 3D films.