Orwellian Inspiration

Orwellian Inspiration

Another science fiction idea becoming reality. Rapid facial recognition is verging on becoming mainstream with the boost that Ticketmaster will give the technology. Ticketmaster has invested in Blink Identity which produces advanced technology for real-time digital facial recognition. Blink’s technology will allow ticket-holders to walk into a venue at a normal pace and be authorized on the go, rather than having to stand in a que to have their tickets scanned.

The implications are wide open. This will be a massive real-world deployment of a developing technology that will in turn be picked up by other enterprises, not to mention a boost to competitors working on similar.

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Parallax Animations

I think I’m going to have to dig through my old photographs, or perhaps even my wedding photos, and having a bit of parallax fun. It will involve taking a still image and making it have depth and perspective and even moving the subjects. Am definitely inspired by this. A Blender tutorial was posted here.

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The Making of Projekt Valour

Here is an in-depth look at the workflow of the spectacular Projekt Valour. The piece is a work of art produced for a Blender Cookie contest and the artist was kind enough to document the work and share it with us all. Very informative and inspiring.

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A Speed Sculpting Timelapse

Here’s a neat timelapse of demonstrating Blender‘s sculpting capabilities using the Multiresolution modifier to create a torso.

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Bulldog Timelapse

Here’s a remarkable timelapse from beginning to end of modeling the bust of a bulldog using Blender’s sculpting tools. Definitely inspiring if you want to see Blender’s sculpting and Dynamic Topology capabilities in action.

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Camanchango – A Short Created in Blender

Here’s a cute short created with Blender, with some work with Photoshop and After Effects. It was a senior thesis project but was masterfully produced. According to the description, it is “a magical tale based on the Chango myth explaining how the mist of the city of Antofagasta (known locals as the Camanchaca) came to be.”

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