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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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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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