What do you get when you use Python and the Blender Game Engine to teach systems to perform tasks? Fascinating videos of creatures learning to walk, stumble and get up again. I love this stuff.
Autodesk has just announced the discontinuation of Softimage after a final release in April.
David Andrade documented the downfall of Rhythm & Hues.
Inspector B is a Blender-based research project that tracks the creative process of Blender users. It is run by Vincent Akkermans from the Computational Creativity Lab of the Queen Mary University of London.
V-Ray for Blender has taken a major step with Andrey Izrantsev, developer of the V-Ray for Blender add-on, has now joined the Chaos Group team.
Blender makes two short appearances in this new video by the Creators Project – a collaboration of Intel and VICE. In it, you see designer Mary Huang from Continuum Fashion working in Blender. Interestingly enough, Mary and I worked together at Shapeways and I never knew she was a Blender user ;-)
Cícero Moraes was involved once more in a facial reconstruction project – this time the subject was kept unknown from him until after he was finished. Only then it was revealed that he had worked on the face of St. Anthony, the patron saint of his town, Sinop-MT, Brazil.
The actual face won’t be revealed until June 13 – the date St. Anthony deceased.