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Animata is an open source real-time animation software, designed to create animations, interactive background projections for concerts, theatre and dance performances. The peculiarity of the software is that the animation - the movement of the puppets, the changes of the background - is generated in real-time, making continuous interaction possible. This ability also permits that physical sensors, cameras or other environmental variables can be attached to the animation of characters, creating a cartoon reacting to its environment. For example, it is quite simple to create a virtual puppet band reacting to live audio input, or set up a scene of drawn characters controlled by the movement of dancers. In contrast with the traditional 3D animation programs, creating characters in Animata is quite simple and takes only a few minutes.

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10 Best Software for Visual Performance Artist 10 Best Software for Visual Performance Artist The task of selecting software for live audio-visual performances can become overwhelming, given the wide variety of solutions that are available. As is true of choosing anything, you need to understand what you need. You then take a look at what is available. OSCeleton Avec Quartz Composer Månsteri « Trying out the very awesome OSCeleton with Quartz Composer. What is OSCeleton? “As the title says, it’s just a small program takes Kinect skeleton data from the OpenNI framework and spits out the coordinates of the skeleton’s joints via OSC messages. These can can then be used on your language / framework of choice.” It works straight out of the box with Animata and many other software, but the OSC formatting is not compatible with Quartz Composer.

Maya - Making eyelid rig with driven keys and expressions Here’s simple eye region model with eyeball. Goal for this tutorial is to make few blend shapes for 4 position of eye and drive that blend shapes automatically as eye ball rotating. Also on the end of tutorial we will learn how to make expressions and rig to control rotation of eye over translation of one nurbs circle. First we need to make 4 blend shapes for all eyeball positions. For position where eye ball looking : up, down, left and right. How To Project On 3D Geometry Russian | French | Italian Note that due to the manual nature of the described approach your results will not be perfect, but can be quite good depending on your patience. Introduction All the above mentioned topics deal with the same problem: Find the pose (position, orientation) of an object or the pose and lens characteristics (field of view, shift) of a camera viewing that object. In cinematography with 3d visual effects the terms "match moving" or "camera tracking" are used to describe the problem of matching a real world scene with its virtual counterpart in order to mix them together seamlessly. For this task a list of software exists (boujou, 3d equalizer, ...) that makes the live of visual effects people easier.

MAKING OF // NIGHT OF MAY 6TH // DRAGON VILLAGE SCENE I started this project a while ago. It started as a commercial project for an animated TV show and my duty was to create a concept for a small village, focusing on its central square. One of the main spots was a café where the lead characters would gather before they headed off into new adventures in each episode. Video Mapping Software: 3d Projection Mapping I’ve been intrigued by the idea of 3d projection mapping/video mapping for the use in live shows in public outdoor spaces and in smaller venues as well. It’s generally known for big outdoor venues and live shows: some of you may have seen Amon Tobin’s show ISAM. But these guys from France, Pierre Schneider and François Wunschel, created a 2 person show called “Euphorie” on a much smaller scale than Amon Tobin’s bewildering experience. Check out this clip of fluorescent light guitars: Two different projects, both different kind of shows, but I like that they’re both designed to tour and to be shown before a live audience.

iit college of architecture Detecting Motion If you have ever had the pleasure of playing a Nintendo Wii then you know how much fun it is to use the motion sensing controller. Whether you’re slaughtering your friends in boxing or improving your bowling score, it adds an extra sense of accomplishment to perform the action in real time and have it translate to your character on screen (not to mention you get quite a workout). Well, there is another controller that goes beyond the capabilities of the Wii Mote. From the creators of Sixense Entertainment [website] comes the TrueMotion game controller [technical description].

Portrait - CGWiki Organic Modeling Tutorial - Realistic Portrait Software used for this tutorial: Blender & YafRay + Photoshop (or Gimp) Bases of the construction of the model First of all, we needs some photographs of the subject which will be used as reference for the construction of the model. Video Projection Mapping Blog by HELMUT BREINEDER ( For the recently re-opened Danish Royal Jelling National Museum realised a projection mapping installation for the institution’s mythology room (assignment and creative lead: Art+Com studios).Across several levels, outsized roots of the Yggdrasil tree – a legend in Nordic lore – served as projection surfaces for images, text and animations that bring the Viking mythology to live. Here, twelve essential tales from the realms of cosmology, magical items, crossing realms and Ragnarok are staged across three trees using a combination of illustrative character animations and abstract motion design. Switches between themes and areas are underscored by atmospheric colour changes of backlit rear panels spread across the entire room.m box fleshed out the Art+Com storylines and brought them to life with details, designs and animations.

joshua kauffman> Renforcer les bactéries présentes dans Second Life (Second Life avatar walking on Mycoplasma Pneumoniae) We’ve been fortunate to have Matt Biddulph around Amsterdam a lot recently. Describing himself as a creative technologist and freelance software developer, tonight he spoke to an intimate audience at Mediamatic about programming self-replicating bacteria in Second Life. Here are some notes. Matt introduced his talk with an overview of Bruce Sterling’s little design book ’shaping things.’ itchy animation - illustration and tutorials by Richard Yot Light: A very detailed article, in several sections. Part 1: The basics Part 2: Light direction Part 3: Natural Light Part 4: Artificial and indoor light

VPT 6.0 « Conversations with spaces VPT 7, a projection powerpack. VPT (VideoProjectionTool) is a free multipurpose realtime projection software tool for Mac and Windows created by HC Gilje. Among other things it can be used for projecting video on complex forms, adapt a projection to a particular space/surface, combine recorded and live footage, for multiscreen HD playback, for interactive installations using arduino sensors or camera tracking ++ VPT has become a popular tool for theatre and installation use, but is also used by VJs. The previous version,VPT 6, was downloaded over 20000 times. Blender 3D hi it should be easy, since blender is written in python and you can easily control the arduino with python. here is a simple example to control it with python (very simple one)