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  1. Five Second Projects “Harvest” Winners 3 Comments


    The votes have been tallied and we have our winner. It was a clean sweep among our judges this time around!  Congrats to Nicola Gastaldi for submitting the winning animation, “Sow and reap and then again.”

    Of course, we had a lot of great submissions, so check out the Honorable Mentions section, as well.  Some clever takes on the word, “Harvest!”

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    Honorable Mentions


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  2. Mike The Monkey HalfRez 2015: Deconstructing Sound 14 Comments


    Mike Senften joined us at HalfRez this year to blow everybody’s mind once again. Animators, musicians, engineers, doctors, stock traders and countless other professions rely on waveforms to describe the behavior of data over time. In this presentation Mike shares a visual approach to understanding the construction and deconstruction of waveforms. It’s a short and sweet introduction to basic trigonometry as well as Fourier Synthesis and Fourier Analysis (which were first developed over 200 years ago by French mathematician Joseph Fourier). It requires little to no prior experience in mathematics, but a passion for nerdery and a glass of bourbon are always helpful.

    Deconstructing Sound

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  3. How to Loop Cloth Dynamics in Cinema 4D 14 Comments

    In this tutorial, I’m going to show you how you can create a seamless cloth simulation/dynamics loop in Cinema 4D.  First, I’ll show you how you can create your cloth ribbon using SplineWrap.  Then, I’ll show you how to apply a Cloth tag and pin parts of your geometry down so you can create undulating cloth movements using Turbulence and Wind Particle Forces.  Next, I’ll show you how to apply Camera Mapped striped textures to turn this animation into some “Op Art“.  Finally, I’ll show you my method for creating a seamless cloth dynamics loop.  If you have any questions, be sure to hit me in the comments below!  Have fun and if you make something with this technique, be sure to share it!  Enjoy!


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  4. Greyscalegorilla Podcast: A Talk With Mike Senften 5 Comments

    In this episode I talk with Mike Senften, also known as “The Monkey”, about some of the things we were interested from our past that made us who we are today. The topics jump from puzzles, theater, music, and sound waves. Later in the episode, we talk about Freelancing an how hard it would be to sell a hot dog in New York City.

    Show Notes
    Tutorials By Mike
    Dorian Orange
    Mike’s Half Rez Presentation Coming Soon

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  5. Greyscalegorilla Podcast: Interview With GMUNK 17 Comments


    In this episode, I talk to Bradley G Munkowitz about his incredible career and work. He talks about how he got started and about what drives him to continue to make such varied and detailed work. I had a really fun time talking to him and I hope you enjoy and get a lot out of this interview.

    If you are in the midwest, come watch Bradley speak at the FITC – FORM event early November. You can save $100 on your ticket with the code ‘gsg3d’.

    Show Notes
    Mandingo Immortal
    Tron Opening Titles
    Windows 10 Desktop
    The Collective Podcast Interview With GMUNK
    Tycho SEE Music Video
    FORM in Chicago

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    17 Comments Posted 1 month ago