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Alice: Through the Looking Glass 2016

Art for art’s sake is definitely the reason to see this movie. Any of the clips or special effects by itself is a magnificent example of computer graphic work, blending actors and effects as one. But, if you ever intend

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CG’s Uncanny Valley of Despair

Are you scared? You should be. When you spend weeks, months and sadly yes, perhaps years developing an animation character the last thing you want is for your viewers to dislike your work. It looks really good and moves well,

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How to Lip Sync

For this project we started by using a basic face mask mesh available on Blender Swap created by M.Talholodhi under the Creative Commons. The basic mesh has locks on location, rotation and scale.  Hitting “N” to pull up the properties region

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Nick Butler ~ Cameo

On our last meeting, January 17th 2015, we were delighted to have Nick Butler join us on-line. What follows are a brief interview and samples of his work. Good job Nick, keep’em coming! First off we have an overview by

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Jen’s Book Review for Villar’s “Learning Blender”

At first glance, I wondered how well Villar’s book and companion videos would be over other Blender books and video tutorials. His materials proved to be much more effective. The two other Blender books I’m familiar with cover all of

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The January Epiphany meeting 1-17-2015

Well if you missed it, you missed it, as January was certainly a meeting of new beginnings.  Here’s who didn’t miss it: PHYSICAL ATTENDANCE (13):  Jevelyan; Alex Fontana; James Gable; Gene Wyatt; Paul Coones; Rhett Jackson; Jason Clarke; Michael Vincerra; Cary Hull;

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Blender Book Review

Learning Blender: A Hands-On Guide to Creating 3D Animated Characters by Oliver Villar My rating: 4 of 5 stars To get your copy click … HERE or to get it directly from Pearson click … HERE This book is well organized

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About the Nov. GIF Header

This November 2014’s website header was created by Alex Fontana taking a background scene and loading it into GIMP. Then cutting out (cropping) over a dozen silhouettes of crows in various positions, removing each of the crows’ immediate backgrounds with

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Meeting Minutes 10-18-2014

Recently Vancover BC hosted the Siggraph. Here is a taste of what went down. Siggraph 2014 Technology   Attendees: Jevelyan – Modeling, Paul – Python Programming, Briefed on LeapMotion, which is a two camera system, one of which is infrared.

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Meeting Minutes 9-20-2014

Agenda 020 Minutes Attendees Jevelyan (a.k.a. Jenuvyel) William Shaver Paul Coones Dan Webb David Bragi Rhett Jackson   G+Hangout Hookups? Alex Fontana and Robert Yodlowski linked in for about the first half Blender-CG News: Mentioned in previous meetings was the

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