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My Great Grandfather was turn of the twentieth century Scottish Master painter Charles Dolton Robertson who's father was the borough surveyor for Ayrshire, My grandfather after WWI was close friends with the famous tramp who wrote the book explaining the markings the homeless ex-servicemen used on walls of homes in Scotland to inform the next visitor the welcome they would receive i.e. will provide shelter, a meal, beware of the dog, don’t abuse hospitality of kind family.

Charles D Robertson sketchbook 1909, Saltcoats Scotland, Digitally re-imagined

History of Art: Modern Art

The first Horror film was made in 1920 The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, the truly disturbed created a fantasy ignoring the harsh realities of life and used that illusion of reality on others, Adolf Hitler started out as an unaccomplished artist in the biscuit tin style, first he went for what he saw as undesirables undocumented the Gypsy's ethnically Indian decent, the Gay's and when no one complained the Jews the rest is history.

Royal British Legion: Remembrance poppy

Honor of Work showcased at IJL International Jewellery London next to the Royal British Legion, Poppies commemorating 100 year since the beginning of the Battle of the Somme in WWI. made from shells from the Somme produced by ex colleagues.

Described as a Digital Guru in the creative industry.

Using render engines since the first ray tracing plug-in for 3D studio, use Maxwell render, V-Ray and Radiance HDR. today know the creators of real-time raytracing software.

Shortly after the NURBS core engine in Rhino.2 was acquired by Autodesk Maya for its NURBS modelling Engine. I met the lead animator of the fantasy film Lord of the Rings at his Autodesk MAYA training event in a Cinema in China Town, with Pedro Arroyo, at the time the biggest budget film in history.

Coincidently the co-owner of Western Beamor the jewellery company where i worked was J.R.R. Tulkins godson and produced commemorative rings documented on the BBC east midlands a short distance from the inspiration for the books.

And I was present during production, to MSF Médecins Sans Frontières, Doctors Without Borders anti landmine campaign screened before the Lord of the Rings in Cinemas Globally.

Reforming offenders through animation.

Was technical assisted to Animator, who's work in the Prison system reforming offenders through animation, a creative outlet and a way to communicate their ideas and stories through the arts.

NFT Non Fungible Tokens Decentralized web 3.0

Stages of 3D printing Heart model, NFT Showroom Decentralized web 3.0 Uphold Verified Artist Creator link

Decentralized web 3.0 NFT's Creative Artists, Writers, Poets, Film makers and Music artists own the full rights to their content and not internet Corporation Social Media companies including Meta, Google inc which make large amounts of revenue from creative content posted on their platforms, Digital art use NFT non fungible tokens unique cryptographic tokens that exist on a blockchain, assigned unique identification codes and metadata that distinguish them from other tokens. NFT Showroom Decentralized web 3.0 link HIVE Crypto earned while browsing the internet on web 3.0 internet Browser Brave, Uphold verified Artist creator. the value of Crypto can go and down this is not financial advice.

Blended Education and Commercial

3D printed the presentation model of the founder of UTT Professor Kenneth S. Julien. for 2021 launch of the University of Trinidad and Tobago (UTT) TTAP Factory (Tamana Technology & Animation Production Factory), The most advanced blended education and commercial facility in animation in the Caribbean and Central American region.

Watch Wendy Fitzwilliams present the Official Launch of TTAP Factory, I Received Special Thanks in the Credits for supporting the Launch.

Developed by Camille Abrahams and the Ministry of Education for UTT Bachelors of Fine Art in Digital Media Arts in partnership with Anime Caribe which is celebrating it's 22nd Anniversary in 2023, a platform to showcase internationally the creative talents in the Caribbean, with the ‘Big Thinkers’ UK Focus on Caribbean Ideas at AC23.

An outsourcing centre for audio-visual, and digital services for the entertainment and ICT sectors, Providing employment to graduates of BFA in Digital Media Arts and promoting economic growth for SME businesses, with support from the Inter-American Development Bank.

FormLabs Form3 SLA 3D Printed Model of Professor Kenneth S. Julien founder of the University of Trinidad and Tobago (UTT), CAD model by Kayden James (UTT) TTAP

Digital imaging innovation in the Arts

Was at a screening of Square pictures 2001 computer-animated science fiction film directed by Hironobu Sakaguchi, Final Fantasy the Spirit within, when it was released at the South Bank, Afterwards walked past Scottish Actor Brian Cox while discussed the future of 3D scanning of Actors likeness and human emotions and its possible future role TV and Film, since we have seen the development of DeepFake technology, its illegal use using the likeness of celebrities to sell porn, and development of digital tools to identify it. see Cyber security Online Safety Bill.

WebGL VR 3D ID

Met the UK Passport identity expert in 2015 and discussed geometry ratio studies of the face from Photo ID and 3d printing, created optimised high detail Virtual Reality model for use with mobile devices, annotations include medical observations i.e. Eye veins and Dilation, small scares, skin conditions, colour accuracy High Dynamic Range HDR Image and lighting

Hollywood Film stars are now stating in their contract clauses that the technology is not used as it highlights where they have undergone cosmetic surgery.

In the past Symmetric Multiprocessing (SMP) code was used in CAD software to utilise multiple processors, using multi threading cycles, today complex graphics processor hungry tasks including image recognition photogrammetry utilise multi core CPU and GPU cores in modern graphics processors, this example uses Nvidia CUDA cores to increase the thread count the calculations carried out at once greatly reducing processing time.

Graphics processor CUDA, Raytracing or Tensor cores are used for AI image processing.

Technical colour advice to film industry FX artist, Head of 3D Scanning at Pinewood Studios work includes James Bond and Star Wars films to name a few.

Gentle Giant Studios 3D Systems, Canon UK 15 x 5ds cameras and 4 x Rotolights.  Based at Pinewood Studios

Who owns the legal rights to your digital twin, alive or dead, Deep faking is being used to create images and video from only a few images while digital tools develop to identity them.

Fine detail Digital Twin online Interactive VR 3D scan with thanks to Cannon UK, and 3D Systems Gentle Giant Studios

3D printing specialist

3D printing specialist for LGS part of the London Graphic Centre, specialist for the creative industry in London, the Digital Colour management, workflow, and print specialists, Clients included the major Architectural, Automobile, Product and Packaging design studio's and Creative Design and Branding agencies. Held creative industry Lunch and Learn events, talks and was a spokesperson to the media, including the Wall Street Journal, GQ, The Gadget Show and Print industry journalists.

Self portrait 2012 Time of flight 3D Scan for 3D print, the Inspiration for the iMakr MiniYou figurines project

Photogrammetry 3D Scanner

In partnership with iMakr Ltd consumer retail store, 3D printing Bureau service and production of MiniYou Figurines, models of people and objects that where 3D scanned at luxury department stores John Lewis, Harvey Nickles, Selfridges. 3D printed models included the high profile television presenters in UK, Europe and the most popular to presenter in Latin America.

Making the perfect husband the Guardian

Photogrametry has now become the industry standard in film and Games industry character and object creation.

Media coverage including Jon Richardson (left) 8 Out of 10 Cats is a British comedy panel show broadcast on Channel 4, CJP ColorJet Printing

Digital Colour Management

Trained in digital colour management by the top creative industry experts at LGS London Graphic Systems, (Part of the London Graphic Centre croup in Covent Garden) top DAM Digital Asset Management solution provider to creative industry, work flow. Used by many household names in food and drink packaging design.

Proofing for sign off and digital imaging e.g. Camera's, Monitors, and Printers, Calibration and ICC profiling in the digital workflow, Rip servers, for FOGRA and other sub straights, spot colours and metallics, accurately reproducing colours and brightness values across digital imaging devices, large format printers, digital watermarking, independent of manufactures. Digital colour CIE colour space and daylight brightness values.

Lego Car and colour swatch, and before and after 3D print

Creative industries

Provided Professional 3D Printing technology and tech support to Architects, Engineering companies the film industry Prop makers, design prototypes and awards makers, who design household brands and props which have featured in Hollywood blockbusters.

Met the team who used The Viper Si2 and Clear ACCURA resin to create the orange BAFTA Award  The international popular public voted rising star award 2010 Kristen Stewart, star of Adventureland and Twilight. and 2011 Awarded to Tom Hardy for inception link respectively. The award, was created in honour of the late Mary Selway, highly respected casting director.

Fulcrum model makers Client: Orange link care tips: keep away from UV sunlight and high humidity.

image Credit BAFTA The British Academy of Film and Television Arts,  Orange Wednesdays Rising Star Award  (The British Academy Award is based on a design by Mitzi Cunliffe)

The BAFTA’s are widely considered as the U.K. equivalent of the Oscars.

Met US television executive who explained they will fund anything from the Caribbean as long as it doesn’t contain Gun violence or Drugs, a sanitized version of reality.

Royal mail Stamp

Working closely with the Head of Design and Editorial at the Royal Mail, produced a prototype to the Worlds first 3D printed Stamps from the original photograph of the plaster cast produced by Arnold Machin in 1966 of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II for the British definitive stamps, to Commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Machin design.

3D Printed Stamp

Concept Art 3D printed stamp for the Royal Mail CJP ColorJet Printing.

illustrations for industry production, publications and web design, worked closely with Disney style sheet (Original reference Artwork) artist / illustrator Max Calò converting brush and ink artwork of Mini Mouse etc into the digital version for industry reproduction for Disney Paris office.

Mini Mouse Style sheet artwork for Disney

Planning rigging, inverse kinetics, boning parents and children 

Style sheet Prints, Panton Colour Profiling Digital file, Quality Paper, and printing device really brings out the beauty in colours.

Winnie the Poo murral painted on wall of Emirates Airline emerging technologies managers wall in the UAE

As Art and Culture connector, advised on the artwork for the official mascots of the Asian Cup held in the UAE in 2019. Image of Manshour the Official Mascot, checked that in no way Cultural appropriation or insulting as it shows the under side of the shoe, deemed OK as it was an action pose, after hurried calls to the UAE at the early concept stage.

Artwork by Max Calo 2018

The 2019 AFC Asian Cup was the 17th edition of the men's AFC Asian Cup, the quadrennial international football championship of Asia organised by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC). and held in the United Arab Emirates from 5 January to 1 February 2019.

The last big international sporting tournament shortly before the Pandemic, The defending champions Australia were eliminated by the hosts UAE in the quarter-finals, Qatar gained there first title becoming champions beating Japan in the final. post pandemic Qatar won the 2024 AFC Asia Cup betting Jordan 3 - 1. On 10 Feb 2024.

AFC Asian Cup UAE UNITED ARAB EMIRATES legal tender 1 Dirham - Khalifa AFC

Author of White paper on Computer Aided Design CAD for the GOLDSMITHS' COMPANY, inspectors of the work of the Royal Mint, and background Early and Late starter literacy support.

I have never followed football not getting involved in the team rivalries, my grandmother was a cook in a large Orphanage on the West Coast of Scotland, for the children of Glasgow for various reasons, cannot be cared for by their biological families, and to engage with the Boys she learned the teams and players, never attended a match but kept that interest for life. so encourage you to think of the less fortunate.

Fractal optical illusions

Fractal image compression was used 30 years ago to compress extremely large digital images and convert them into a fractal and send them over the early internet with 56k telephone modem connections, any image can be converted into its fractal pattern. So yes everything you see can be reduced to its mathematical fractal pattern.

It may appear odd to strangers, We where trained to look beyond what we see, which is how Pointillism the revolutionary painting technique pioneered by Georges Seurat and Paul Signac developed in Paris in the mid-1880s and understand how our passive mind passives light and colour, shapes and form from our eyes, the same principles of pixels on a digital screen which are RGB Red Green and Blue and produce millions of colours.

I knew the software programmer for Stereogram image plugin for Adobe coding the 3D model that revealed itself by focusing beyond the image on the page. He didn't know a early version was being used by Bootleggers selling posters outside London underground stations to Stoners. we had a saying who needs drugs when you have good art.

3Ders.org interview

3Ders.org global news organization dedicated to providing the latest news, trends and analysis in the 3D printing industry.

Robertson has managed to balance exhibitions and creative projects whilst somehow working in every corner of the technical 3D printing world—a rare feat in a field that sometimes appears split between the techies and the creatives.

Artist in residence for HEAVEN

The promotor of the Drum club held on a Wednesday night in the World famous LGBT+ Night Club Heaven invited me to be artist in residence for the anniversary bus tour of Aldous Huxley’s book the doors of perception starting in New York.

The Hollywood film telling the story of Jim Morrison’s life and the American Rock band “the Doors” which depicts the use of psychedelic drugs was named after the book, and the film “Slacker” under 30’s unambitious, enthusiastically eccentric and dangerously apathetic, bohemians doing nothing in there lives, where released around the same time.

A tour closely associated with psychedelic drug use, and LGBT+ lifestyle.

i declined the offer; part of being an expert is knowing when to say no.

As a person of faith, the LGBT+ community’s ill treatment towards me in work and socially, if honestly mentioned in regards to there political attack on the church I was described as homophobic and attempt to damage my career.

3Ders.org interview

3Ders.org global news organization dedicated to providing the latest news, trends and analysis in the 3D printing industry.

Robertson has managed to balance exhibitions and creative projects whilst somehow working in every corner of the technical 3D printing world—a rare feat in a field that sometimes appears split between the techies and the creatives.