Claus Helfenschneider

Freelance 3D Artist
Direction, Design, Animation, Programming

Archive for May, 2010

Websites Roundup


Here’s a collection of websites I did between 2004 (my first personal website) and 2009. I don’t do websites anymore, and the reasons are clear: Neither am I a good web-designer, nor am I interested enough in web technologies. Nevertheless, the internet is a big, big, brain-like structure a big, big, forgetful cloud, and to avoid those websites to be completely lost in its vanishing memory, some screenshots of those websites shall be kept here.

Unfortunately, my next to last personal website disappeared somewhere in the ether… Hopefully I’m going to find it again some day.

Die Schönste Handschrift (Calligraphy)


Cleaning up some old stuff I came across something funny: Way back, when I was still in primary school, I created an 8-page How-To (I called it a »book«) on calligraphy, entitled »Die Schönste Handschrift« (»Most Beautiful Handwriting«).

Funnily enough, the front page was done on the computer, using these awkward squiggly fonts. The handwriting was done with a self-made bamboo-pen (and ink, of course). It deals with different types of fonts and font-stlyes, ornaments and decorations, a number of hints for a nicer writing and features two »Extras« on how to get a crisp line although the pen is blunt, and on bamboo-pen-drawing techniques. Take a look: relaunch


I’m happy to announce another version of Now what’s been changed? Design and site structure were redone and I switched from typo3 to WordPress for various reasons. WordPress is just a lot more convenient for small sites like this one, it’s not as bulky and over the top as typo3, it offers more elaborate blogging features and it feels a lot more 2010. Well, it’s just easier to get your head around WP if you’re not a full-time-web-guy. And I am glad I’m not! Hope you like the new site. Thanks go to WordPress and all the plugin developers!

FMX 2010


Just got back from the FMX 2010 and the ITFS in Stuttgart. Had a great time, great talks and masterclasses, nice parties, and met some colleagues from Berlin as well. Looking forward to FMX 2011.

Mesmerized by the Magnum Gold TV ad I was forced to try this magical brand new alchemy-type ice cream creation. It really tastes like gold.