This is a great FREE tool I am using to launch software, just hit the keyboard shortcut and then start typing in the name of the application and it starts finding it instantly. MyApplauncher is a great time saver, and we all know that in this industry every second counts!
I thought this video presentation was very impressive. In this video “Johnny Lee demonstrates his cool Wii Remote hacks, which turn the $40 video game controller into a digital whiteboard, a touchscreen and a head-mounted 3-D viewer” – TED.com
The website where I found this video can be located here: Johnny Lee demos Wii Remote hacks | Video on TED.com.
Thank you Johnny Lee for this presentation, and to TED for having this yearly conference. For those whom may not know what TED.com is, I gathered this paragraph for you: “Each year, the world’s leading thinkers and doers gather in for an event many describe as the highlight of their year. Attendees have called it “The ultimate brain spa,” “Davos for optimists” and “A four-day journey into the future, in the company of those creating it.” This event is called TED.” – About TED page
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.
Some of you may have noticed that I am a big fan of the blender toolset, a few of the reasons are: that it is free by being open source, available for most computer platforms, it has a huge fan base following, over the years I have seen this product grow at an incredible speed by being open source you pretty much have the world helping develop this software, and this one tool can do 3D animation, physics, modeling, compositing, video editing, and even video game creation just to name a few, oh and did I mention that it is FREE to download !
You can also find more of Paolo’s blender tutorials here: http://library.creativecow.net/tutorials/blender.
Thank you Paolo for taking the time to create these tutorials.
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