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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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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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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 6-21-14

As June turned into summer we turned the heat up once more with some CG flame effects. Attendees this meeting: Jenuvyel Jevelyen, Alex Fontana, (Special guest Stirling Goetz from LA Blender), Curtis Randolph, Joseph Boquiren, Dane Vandewiele, Rhett Jackson, Cary Hull, Chris Kerchum,

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The Evolution of Grout

When first I met Grout, I was looking for characters to help with an animatic for a post-apocalyptic animation. While most grout looks like this –> The Grout I’m referring to though was initially a 3D golem character created by

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Jen’s Top Ten + Blender Clicks

At every meeting Jen has brought us train loads of tips and tricks from his Blender research. Keeping us on track to enhance our modeling skills. Here is links to his last month’s meeting / best findings:  **********WEBSITE ADDRESSES**********  

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