Agenda 020 Minutes
Jevelyan (a.k.a. Jenuvyel)
As noted in Wired Magazine, LAIKA’s BoxTrolls used 3d modelings and 3d printing to create the hundreds of expressions on their characters. While still using the claymation process for scene creation, this opens up a whole floor of need for graphic artists/ cg modelers and cg compositing and 3d printing needs.
To learn more click on Wired Magazine.
Release notes on v2.72 (http://wiki.blender.org/
Jenuvyel shared his tutorial pick of the month, Blender Cycles Realistic rock Tutorial (https://www.youtube.com/
The new Guru tut on making clouds in Cycles is out! (http://www.blenderguru.com/
Now that v2.72 Release Candidate is out, maybe it’s time to mention BlenderCookie’s v2.71 overview of new features series (http://cgcookie.com/blender/
David [a new attendee this month] shared several of his works, including: A holographic rotating showcase for jewelry; & a rather humorous animated add for wi-fi hotspots.
Dan [another new attendee] shared his intentions to Blenderize Edger Allen Poe’s “City by the Sea” poem.
Rhett demonstrated an alternative technique to creating the Victorian decorations by shrink-wrapping a curve-modified half-cylinder to your shaped surfaces.
BUG-Storming CG Solutions
The group made suggestions for David’s challenge on making clothes for a human model (a police man on a futuristic Segue-like hover platform for crowd control). Suggestions touched on retopo, shrink wrap, various techniques and a search for various tutorials, such as Sardi Pax’s shown here.
William Shaver, returning from his long hiatus for schooling, suggested polygon exercises similar to those that one of his professors conducted in classes. From that it was further suggested that the group could work on improving the mesh and geometry of any given object. Jenuvyel’s far-from-perfect mesh for the Victorian stove was suggested as an example target for this kind of group exercised.