Saturday, December 30, 2006

QuicktimeVR Atrium

The following QuicktimeVR movie was created using blender3D and makeCubic. The metallic spheres are synthetic and rendered by blender. This is in the IT atrium at RIT.

-Keith Simmons

Friday, December 29, 2006

Third week at the Planetarium

These photos were from a presentation at the planetarium demonstrating dataton watchout software. I was able to get behind the scenes afterward to help break down. This could be coupled with my spherical reflection ideas for the planetarium.

Sunday, December 24, 2006

Planetarium Job Update

I uploaded photos of our new test setup including a 6 computer cluster, 6 projectors, and a relocated projection sphere. The cropped pictures of the reflective spheres can be put directly into blender as angMap environments.

I made two demo videos to demonstrate the 3D mapping mentioned above:

Friday, December 22, 2006

Blender 3D Ibis Animation

I created a more stylized render of the Ibis I spent about 6 months modeling. This bird was created in blender 3d and demonstrates character rigging with armatures and weight painting for proper skin behavior.

Friday, December 15, 2006

Planetarium Job Begins

On December 15th, I started working on a projection system for the planetarium in Rochester, NY. I took some pictures of our test setup: a 14' diameter hemi-sphere made of canvas, a few dell, projectors, and a handful of people. Here I am trying to project onto a mirrored ball to map to the inside of the hemisphere.

Thursday, December 14, 2006 Blog Created

I've finally created my blog. Posts about working on the planetarium and my blender 3D stuff are coming soon.