[dot]Blend Magz 02

blend_magz_02_fullcover_webBlender Indonesia has just released the second issue of their e-magazine, .Blend Magz! Complete with community news, artwork, tutorials, and interviews (including an interview with yours truly,) this magazine shows an impressive arsenal of work. Congratulations, Blender Indonesia Army! Check it out now!

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Interview: Shawn Kelly and Carlos Baena of AnimationMentor

I caught up with Shawn and Carlos again at this year’s SIGGRAPGH in Los Angeles. We discuss some changes and milestones at AnimationMentor as well as what it’s like to work at a big studio. I did the interview just outside the Expo, in a common area, and well, that always leads to some interesting background noise. You’ll hear Fjorge members screaming “Fjorge” as they wonder the halls.

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“U2 3D” Film Director Selected as SIGGRAPH 2008 Featured Speaker

(Chicago, IL) – ACM SIGGRAPH announced the selection of Irish Artist and Director Catherine Owens, best known for her staging and film work with the Irish rock band U2, as a featured speaker for SIGGRAPH 2008 to be held in Los Angeles this August. Owens will present “Giving Technology Emotion: From the Artist’s Mind to ‘U2 3D’,” which details her co-directing and producing experiences during production of the film “U2 3D”, the first digital 3D, multi-camera, real-time production.

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Peach Interviews: Brecht van Lommel

brecht.jpgTwo weeks ago I visited the Blender Institute in Amsterdam, where I had a chance to talk to the members of the Peach team (and a member of Apricot as well!). I taped my conversations with them and for the next week, we’ll publish one interview each day. Today the eighth and final part: Brecht van Lommel, Technical Director.

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