Motion capture data BVH tools and files
For everybody who is interest in using motion capture data, here is a list of services which could be useful to you. Most of them are free or are very affordable. Free Motion Capture Data Files: Over 2500 files at CG Speed:
Kiel Figgins - Animator
Rig Set 9 Rig by Steven Kalinowski, Facial setup by Dan Neufeldt model by CGNetworks (Maya 5-6, 2.5mb) WinRar Required Updated: 8/29/06 - Finger and Toe Controls hooked up. Thanks Stev
Max/Msp to Kinect Via OSC for Offical Microsoft SDK
Today I finished the very first stages of my 4th year research project which was finding a way to take data from the Xbox Kinect and send it to Max/Msp. By using the Ventuz OSC C# wrapper i was able to pack all the X, Y, Z data for all the skeletal points into an OSC bundle and send that to Max where it was unpacked in the patch. The data sent from the Kinect is the unchanged co-ordinate system of values in metres rangeing from -1 to 1. That being said the data sent from Kinect to Max can be used by any device that is capable of reading OSC packets .The format of the OSC message is
6 Stop Motion Beginner Mistakes (and how to avoid them)
Don't be a n00b! Apply these techniques and your animated films will be better, get more likes, and amaze your audience. Animation Flicker A lot of stop motion films suffer from flicker issues.
OpenNI to Max/MSP via OSC – tohm judson
OpenNI is a “natural interaction” software that uses the Kinect for XBox 360. Using this, connected to a Mac, we can control various software via OSC. Here, I will show you how to get the data into Max.
How to Make Holograms
"Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler” - Albert Einstein We attempt to follow this dictum so you can make holograms easily. The procedures we propose herein are as simple as it is physically possible. In the process, we make holography not only as simple as possible, but safer, less expensive, and more accessible to young people. Most of the essential items described in this article can be found in Integraf's holography kits or are available separately. The kits provide materials for you to make many kinds of holograms, including reflection holograms and transmission holograms.
How to Make a Hologram
Edit Article Edited by Alecander, Ben Rubenstein, Nicole Willson, Krystle and 44 others It's easier to make a 3D hologram than you think.
12 Top Quality Photoshop Light Effect Tutorials
Below are a few Photoshop light effect tutorials that have caught my eye while looking over the tutorial sites, for me these produce the best results while using brushes, blurs and other media such as textures to create a top quality effect. Create Awesome Abstract Nebula Circle Shape in Photoshop Covers using filters with textures such as the twirl filter and warp filter with a Nebula star texture making for impressive results.
Graphic Artist / Designer Wages, Hourly Wage Rate
Graphic artists/designers are employed in many different industries in which the need for visually stimulating designs is necessary. They may work at advertising companies or may work in web design, entertainment, and many other fields. Graphic artists/designers are fortunate in that they are free to work with their own creativity and ingenuity in coming up with new ideas and producing visually appealing products.
Teach Yourself Graphic Design: A Self-Study Course Outline
Fortunately, it isn’t required to go to design school in order to be a graphic designer. A good foundation in graphic design history, theory, and practical application will help you hit the ground running. There are plenty of resources available in which you can learn graphic design on your own. Don’t set your expectations to high at first, as it will take enthusiastic study for years to become great. You can do it though!