Check out the latest Demo Reel for the Free Open Source Software Blender. For anyone that is looking for a low budget software to create high end quality animations and compositing then I highly recommend they take a look at Blender.org.
It is free to download and use and there tons of free tutorials all throughout the web. Some of my favorite tutorials can be found at blenderguru.com and CGCookie. Now go grab your free copy and make some movies! 🙂
This is so amazing, real time skin rendering that looks very realistic. Yes many artists have been able to re-create 3D Computer Generated skin, but to achieve this in realtime and photorealistic quality has been unheard of, until now. Check out the video below and tell me what you think:
Here is a great article on how to light like the pros. These techniques may be used for photography, video, painting and 3d animation. Included in this article is a FREE blender file of a proper 3 point lighting setup.
I am a huge fan of Blender 3D, a free open source software application that works on all operating systems and allows you to model, animate, composite, edit, create games, simulate liquids and Much Much More. Oh yeah and its FREE! Check out the Reel:
I added a video I recently edited for South Eastern Studios to my video portfolio.
About South Eastern Studios:
South Eastern Studios allows you to shoot in HD in front of a green screen while inserting a 3D virtual set into the background all in real-time, all camera moves, zooms and depth of field interact with the 3D background without the use of position markers on the walls. So in short, you can go in, shoot your production and walk away with a completed spot with no computer compositing work required afterwards. They also have a video switcher so you can switch between their 3 HD cameras during the shoot.
The best part is that they are located in Vero Beach, Florida so you can schedule some relaxing in the sun after the shoot instead of slaving away in front of the computer compositing your shots in post.
My good friend Bart Harrison sent me this link of Paolo Ciccone’s video tutorial: After Effects Exporter for Blender. This well produced video demonstrates on how one can export a 3D animation from Blender to Adobe After Effects you can get the exporter here, just click on download project files. Even though you can do compositing inside of Blender, there are many of us that are used to working in After Effects being that it has been an industry standard for many years, so we tend to stick with what we know best.
The theme of this study is the mechanical transformation, a change of the form. The 5 items that have arisen here, fall back in form and process of change on analogies from nature. A sphere, the simplest geometric shape that we know, serves as a starting form.
If you would like to learn more about the Blender the free open-source animation, compositing, video editing tool set visit www.blender.org