- Galaxies within eyes within galaxies: #sight – http://t.co/IOTTs3jYEx 2015-10-07
- the world's greenest office building: The Edge – #water #solar #sustainable http://t.co/zYiDbzkxGq 2015-10-07
- Persistence of vision w/ SmarterEveryDay and sensing the color differences. #eyes #sight #LED : https://t.co/jfkwH1gDOt 2015-10-05
- Slime mould networks build Tokyo: https://t.co/AY6AQUUpeT 2015-10-03
- 5 healthy video games for kids. #build #Minecraft [via Mo]: https://t.co/Zssk74FI7z 2015-10-01
- Collection of 25 painted optical illusions by Canadian Robert Gonsalves. [thx Mo] : http://t.co/mIehD74bcZ 2015-09-30
- Blind sight gives new meaning to following your heart. [thx Ryan] : http://t.co/5ofOcvfKrc 2015-09-29
- Spinning and dancing within a large metal ring. #hoop
- Extreme close-ups of the human eye. #collection : http://t.co/fahklnCMIt 2015-09-25
- I was just wondering about this kind of thing yesterday.There's a rigger here who's interested in testing this!!! https://t.co/dGMToTzQWP 2015-09-25
- Animation synced with animation. Target = Cyberwarfare : [via @Android_Jones] : https://t.co/9RpYaZEoJN 2015-09-24
- Artist Dustin Yellin walks us through his transparent boxes of art. #TEDtalk https://t.co/xdlnONKMQX 2015-09-20
- She breathes!!! R-Evolution at Burning Man. Via Marco Cochrane, also the creator of Bliss Dance. #timelapse https://t.co/zDWd1LiqZo 2015-09-18
- fdupes for finding duplicate files on Linux? Yes, and thanks for making it simple. 2015-09-17
Blender has a new version out, and the thing that first caught my eye was the image below.
The ability to smooth bone weight influences… smoothly (without using a paintbrush).
When I started learning Blender’s rigging tools, I noticed the lack of a proper workflow for smoothing skinning weights. I spent days trying to replicate a workflow that I have relied on for years in another software. DAYS. I even preparing a plan and was setting aside time to build a tool to handle this… but then… BAM! Here we go.
This is not the first time this Blender has read my mind.
*10 minutes later*
Installed and tested this on Ubuntu. Works!!!
I was so excited to see this feature added to Blender, I nearly put this as my Facebook Cover Photo. Hey! Don’t look at me like that.
Workflow is everything. Key word being “flow”. Flow is a difficult state to reach when doing something as technical as rigging and skinning is a process that most everyone hates, even riggers. I’m one of the few that enjoyed the process as was able to get to a nice zen state and just… well… flow!
I’m a big dork. Where’s my badge?
This is also not the only impressive improvement in the newest release. Checkout the list of new features here.
- Really digging this "…Getting Things Done…" infographic for artists by @gleb_alexandrov : http://t.co/SjjVhcBQI0 2015-09-14
- Project Soli takes motion capture to the next level. Smaller and extremely sensitive. https://t.co/rXdQOY1QYd 2015-09-14
- Dr Joe Dispenza's TEDx talk on making your mind via metacognition. Brain responding to pleasure or stress. https://t.co/1SZxJyubsy 2015-09-11
- Fortunately I've got the behaviour programmed in… but for those that haven't yet… https://t.co/l2TwQqqByt 2015-09-09
- Detroit graffiti, including the mural on El Asador : http://t.co/NRwpRzl86E 2015-09-05
- Mental disorders and illnesses illustrated as little monsters, by Toby Allen : http://t.co/Gus3ntJB1r 2015-09-04
- An experimental build for @unity3d on Linux is ready. http://t.co/eJYR0d3iyd 2015-09-03
- Architecture of radio visualization for the iPad. https://t.co/ejcVXERgNY 2015-09-03
- How to connect with anyone w/ Brian Miller @bmmagic . *hint* Learn to listen. https://t.co/QQ4tqu4niI 2015-08-25
- The ice man reminds us to breathe. Natural drugs to hear your body/mind : http://t.co/aAh8hnZsS2 2015-08-24
- First photograph showing light behaving as both a particle and a wave. Bonus explainer video. #quantum : http://t.co/g1KILXuoCZ 2015-08-23
- NASA's online 3D simulator of @MarsCuriosity rover, in Blend4Web. Take it for a drive in your browser. #Blender : https://t.co/nlz1K7UvEC 2015-08-22
- Rigging in Blender just got smoother and more entertaining w/ Nathan Vegdahl's "Humane Rigging" DVD. Released under Creative Commons. 2015-08-22
- Strip or Retire – putting skin in the game adds pressure via accountability [via Mike Kim] http://t.co/r6lVswmiwZ 2015-08-20
- The trippy illusions that occur when staring into a face. http://t.co/asvUJv5JsM 2015-08-20
Fully documentary is coming soon. Here’s a sample.
- Loving our limitations. "Embrace the Shake" w/ Phil Hansen #creativity #TED : https://t.co/tWnQGaVTzM 2015-08-12
- Another stunning visual effects reel created in Houdini. https://t.co/vjGjUqriJE 2015-08-10
- Time to paint! Krita's Kickstarter campaign was a success. Additions have been developed & released. #opensource : https://t.co/M6OoKUoHPx 2015-08-08
- Houdini 15 teaser shows ragdoll simulation and upgrades to their character animation workflows. Looks like a blast! https://t.co/7I7JtV1cHq 2015-08-07
- RT @DtownAnimation: Auto-offset for node editing in Blender 2.76 allows you to squeeze in new nodes for your composite. Check the video: ht… 2015-08-07
- A virtual home for lonlely Blender artists working from home. #IRC : http://t.co/q7TxJbm2mn 2015-08-07
- Learning the command line in @Linux, via @Codecademy. How did you know? Perfect timing. https://t.co/kamaJLfz7K 2015-08-06
- Blender's Cycles renderer compared to a handfull of others. http://t.co/zjBLFILgYk 2015-08-05
- Linux window tweak – Close button moved from the left side to the right in Ubuntu 15.04. 'sall bout the lil things: http://t.co/ko9Xijbaee 2015-08-05
- Haven't seen Lorne Lanning (Oddword creator) in quite awhile, but here he is talking to Bobby Chiu. https://t.co/312cXqXvTQ 2015-08-03
- Total War game engine + Warhammer fantasy battle = 10 minutes of, "This is not just a cutscene?" http://t.co/8v054Dcs6E 2015-08-03
- Tribute to Hayao Miyazaki in #3D using #blender : https://t.co/IKwBSm250k 2015-08-02
- Hundreds of posed 3D models w/ muscle anatomy textured in. Rotating life drawing reference. http://t.co/VczXxYc4pd 2015-07-31
- Photographer Kitra Cahana follows nomads into trains, bus stops, parking lots, rest stop bathrooms. #TEDTalks : https://t.co/Kn6McvWfqy 2015-07-29
- Ooooh, you sneaky little peanut butter cookies!! https://t.co/NZGg3h7fsn 2015-07-28
- Taking AXYZM's Movement Designers video for another spin. #dance : https://t.co/FO4KjTizGs 2015-07-28
- Nightclubbing: An Oral History of Detroit’s "Motor Lounge" – #music #dance http://t.co/8MvvleUFLE 2015-07-28
- Science Under Siege, Part 1 on CBC's "Ideas" #podcast [thx Alan] : http://t.co/XRlPtQT8bK 2015-07-28
- Made with Creative Commons: A book on open business models. I got $10 on this #ebook. : https://t.co/wy5X2QyKBg 2015-07-28
- Still have only read The Alchemy, which a library here in Canada had two copies of, but no other volumes. Backstory time! @davidmackkabuki in reply to davidmackkabuki 2015-07-27
- Kabuki Vol 1 has arrived. Finally get to read this gorgeous graphic novel series from the start. @davidmackkabuki http://t.co/RKRom0V1XK 2015-07-27
- Science Under Siege – CBC podcast – http://t.co/elUl0kKrx1 2015-07-26
- Animated map shows how religion spread around the world – http://t.co/xNVlddpQsf 2015-07-25
- An agreement doc template in plain English. The original "Contract Killer" – http://t.co/1bQi0P6Ymi 2015-07-24
- "If we cannot understand our rights, we have no rights." – Plain English legal docs. – http://t.co/eWU8p1704R 2015-07-24
- Not made with Google's Deep Dream code. https://t.co/f44f5hQkNy 2015-07-23
- Numpad's "dot" key became a comma? Found the culprit in dconf Editor. No idea where that xkb-options value came from. http://t.co/FU4fhL9CcW 2015-07-23
- Installed/upgraded to Ubuntu 15.04 on my Linux/Windows dual boot machine. Broke the boot loader. This repaired it. https://t.co/B3AI4KqIPA 2015-07-21
- "The opposite of addiction is connection." – Johann Hari #TED: https://t.co/njQ6vbmcwE 2015-07-17
- All about getting started and playing with ideas. Detroit represent! https://t.co/OoMiIA4wCU 2015-07-17
- Dreamscope Photo Filters via Google's tripped out neural networks deep dream code – https://t.co/wNf7xX7Wzb 2015-07-17
- Magician Shin Lim fools Penn and Teller w/ silent musical magic. Loving the smoke. https://t.co/hvRbfHy4w1 2015-07-16
- 3D animation / simulation of the human heart. Supercomputational Life Science – Japan : https://t.co/UEgpUzAS82 2015-07-16
- Time is Art – 2015 – #synchronicity https://t.co/lrs0gslvox 2015-07-16
Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses
Even as the stone of the fruit must break, that its
heart may stand in the sun, so must you know pain.
And could you keep your heart in wonder at the
daily miracles of your life, your pain would not seem
less wondrous than your joy;
And you would accept the seasons of your heart,
even as you have always accepted the seasons that
pass over your fields.
And you would watch with serenity through the
winters of your grief.
Much of your pain is self-chosen.
It is the bitter potion by which the physician within
you heals your sick self.
Therefore trust the physician, and drink his remedy
in silence and tranquillity:
For his hand, though heavy and hard, is guided by
the tender hand of the Unseen,
And the cup he brings, though it burn your lips, has
been fashioned of the clay which the Potter has
moistened with His own sacred tears.
~ Khalil Gibran
- Scott Ross AWN interview: current state of VFX industry – Digital Domain, Lucas, Disney, etc. http://t.co/YmeP3vKb4r 2015-07-08
- "Peace code in the human brain" | Robin Grille's simple #TEDx talk on #violence not being genetic, but traumatic. https://t.co/jy1FdzEerz 2015-07-08
- Abe Davis – "Subtle motion happens around us all the time, including tiny vibrations caused by sound." [via Scott] http://t.co/GqEjOtQVUt 2015-07-07
- Notebook hack from Japan to get organized w/ tags [via @lmorchard] : http://t.co/X0gWQOJ9Dt 2015-07-07
- Animal body painting. #art #yoga – http://t.co/N3DQCr4pXt 2015-07-06
- Rodney Ascher's 'The Nightmare' documentary on sleep paralysis – http://t.co/Bi8AChXAPZ 2015-07-04
- Can the grief we feel from the earth be causing mass mental dis-ease? http://t.co/29iTAPH1Fl [via @ianmack] 2015-07-03
- There is WAAAY more to this "yawning" business than just an "involentary reminder to take a deep dose of oxygen". 2015-07-02
After a while you learn the subtle difference
Between holding a hand and chaining a soul,
And you learn that love doesn’t mean leaning
And company doesn’t mean security.
And you begin to learn that kisses aren’t contracts
And presents aren’t promises,
And you begin to accept your defeats
With your head up and your eyes open
With the grace of a woman, not the grief of a child,
And you learn to build all your roads on today
Because tomorrow’s ground is too uncertain for plans and futures have a way of falling down in mid-flight.
After a while you learn…
That even sunshine burns if you get too much.
So you plant your garden and decorate your own soul,Instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers.
And you learn that you really can endure…
That you really are strong
And you really do have worth…
And you learn and learn…
With every good-bye you learn.
~ Jorge Luis Borges ~