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Virgilio Vasconcelos

Brazilian animator who uses Blender since 2003. Professor of 3D (with Blender, of course) and Digital 2D animation at UFMG (Federal University, Minas Gerais' state), Brazil. Writer of Blender 2.5 Character Animation Cookbook, from Packt Publishing. Has a MFA degree with a research involving tools for free character deformation in 3D and is now performing a PhD research on distributed creation of media and animation.


  1. (Sry Im new to Blender)

    I dont have those Auto/Vector/Align/Free buttons in my Transform Properties windows. Is he using a new version of Blender or so? :|

  2. myselfhimself on

    yo both videos are well done
    and the ideas are very good
    thanks to the both of you Pablo and Kernon
    and to Virgilio for posting this

  3. Both are really nice tutorials. I liked the one on curves but will have to watch it a few more times as it was too quick for me to follow. The one on backgrounds was also nicely done and very useful. Thanks to both of you.

  4. I got lost during the editing of the taper object at 2:20 in the video.
    I think its a cool video, but youtube isn't really good for this.

    The second tutorial is much better, higher res.

  5. hmm I get it so the curve grows but I can't seem to get the curve to be fully disappeared when shrunk. any thoughts?

  6. The second one is worth it!

    But the first one is youtube-stuff! Buuuh!!
    (hey, a brand new technique!! Never known before!! -> I mean it ironically!)

  7. Hi,

    Very cool tutorials!!

    I noticed an animated effect whenever the viewport was changed from camera to top, or top to left view...
    Is that visual effect something new at blender? How can I do the same with my Blender

    Thanks in advance,

  8. @Guzman: nothing so new...
    just go to settings/View & Controls/Smooth View and set a value for it.

    Anyway, the "showcase tutorial" is a bit disappointing for me because it's not using an official version xD

  9. I used Blender 2.46 RC1 for the showcase tutorial. The only "new" feature used in the tutorial is the AAO. That feature is used in the Peach movie so it's pretty official.

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