Part 1: Saturday, November 9 – Introduction to blender: Interface Overview & Object Modeling
Part 2: Sunday, November 10 – Rendering & Animation
Time: 1:00pm – 4:30pm (both days)
Location: New Media Center, Lewis Library Building, 1st Floor
blender is a free and open-source, cross-platform (Windows/Mac/Linux), 3D computer graphics software used in art and animation, visual effects, 3D modeling, video games, and forensic reconstruction. This weekend intensive will be a hands-on opportunity to learn about this robust software. No previous animation or 3D modeling software experience is required.
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I recently found this article about using Google SketchUp (free) in conjunction with a high school history class in Vermont. Students are learning local history by building 3D models of buildings in their community using SketchUp. Since they are getting their hands dirty and interacting and creating objects, this is helping the students retain the knowledge and getting involved with the subject. Here’s the original post on the Official Google SketchUp Blog:
Below is a video on the history class using SketchUp:
Cooliris is a company that first received attention by making a Firefox plug-in that allowed for you to view images on a 3D wall that you could easily scroll through instead of clicking through pages of photos. This layout made it natural and easier to view a bulk of photos. I first used this plug-in to view my image search results on Google. Now Cooliris has unveiled Cooliris Express, a web based version of this plug-in that allows for you to add your photos and videos to a 3D wall and you can embed it into your blog, Twitter post, Facebook post, or website. This would be great for a presentation of a portfolio or for a presentation in class (thinking Art History as an example). You can also pull photos from other places (I’m thinking CC licensed photos on Flickr for a class presentation).
To learn more about Cooliris Express and to build your own 3D wall, click on the link below: