Bears on Stairs? Having Fun on Your Journey to Success


Bears on Stairs?

Having fun linked to success…

I admit, I was looking for an amazing 3D video created by school children that I glimpsed on a feed and thought I could easily come back to it. Well, I never found it again. So, here are a few other items that caught my eye.

This bear climbing bears watching (sorry), so I add a link here for anyone who may have missed it, even though it went viral.

The creative team can be found at the London-based DBLG. Stop motion was mixed with 3D printing, around 50 tiny sculptures were printed and then shot for two-seconds. This in-house project was created to experiment with new ideas and, “have fun”. I keep reading or hearing that having fun seems to be the main ingredient for people becoming successful at what they do. This is good news!


Here is a short video about the climbing bears:

and here is the one that went viral:
DBLG is a design-led creative studio, which also runs a Bespoke 3D printing service. Among their clients are Apple, Animal Planet, BBC one and the Tate, DMax and Wired.


AMD Mantle

Those interested in gaming and the power behind the games, are already familiar with AMD. But what exactly is Mantle?

On Wikipedia I find, “This is a graphics application programme interface (API) developed by AMD as an alternative to Direct3D and OpenGL, primarily for use on the PC platform”. In short AMD Mantle allows developers to improve graphics performance by reducing the load on the CPU.


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For a lot more about AMD Mantle Performance and Thief and Battlefield go to TECHSPOT by Steven Walton (25 March 2014).

For some of the technical good and bad about AMD Mantle watch the video from Tech of Tomorrow.

Warning …

If you want to know more what AMD says about Mantle go here.

Oculus Rift headset


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Just saw a headline on the BBC feed about the Norwegian army testing the Oculus headset to help soldiers drive tanks. Cameras on the outside of the tank feed a 360 image to the driver’s headset.

For more about this go here.

To quote from the Oculus Web site, “The Oculus Rift is a new virtual reality headset that lets players step inside their favorite games and virtual worlds”.

Palmer Luckey, a virtual reality enthusiast, is the brain behind the headset, if you want to ‘join the revolution and help change gaming,” you can watch the 8 minute video here: And it looks like they are hiring.

And, if you were away on holiday and missed the news, Facebook just bought Oculus Rift for $2 billion.

Gravity Sketch

The Gravity Sketch design team


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Joseph Flaherty writes, “There is an Oculus Rift Hack that allows you to draw in 3D”. And, “A group of Royal College of Art students–Guillaume Couche, Daniela Paredes Fuentes, Pierre Paslier, and Oluwaseyi Sosanya–has developed a tool called GravitySketch that starts tracing an outline of how these systems could work as creative tools.”

You can find more about the Gravity Sketch project here:

Its early days yet, but we will follow the progress of this innovation and its possible future application for character generation.

-Val Cameron/Dreamlight

PS: If you want to create your own 3D models, and earn extra income, then head over HERE

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