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Pixar and Khan Academy’s Free Online Course for Aspiring Animators

Tue, 10/18/2016 - 15:00 -- rprice

This new series of behind-the-scenes introductory videos and online exercises introduces computer science fundamentals by taking a closer look at the tools Pixar engineers and artists use to craft some of your favorite animated movies. There are two series with a couple dozen videos each which give the animation nerds in your life, young and old, a chance to get a sense of what it’s like to work at Pixar.

pixar
battideas
stempunks
khanacademy
3d
education
free

Computational Thermoforming, the Other 3D Printing?

Tue, 08/16/2016 - 17:39 -- rprice

exture image to be printed on the plastic, thereby ensuring that once the sheet is deformed, each pixel of the texture lands in its correct location on the 3D shape. The material model and the parameters for the simulation are automatically extracted by scanning and analyzing a single calibration object made with our forming pipeline. On the hardware side, we propose an effective method to produce a gypsum mold using a 3D printer with polylactic acid (PLA) filament, and a simple way to print texture on a plastic sheet using a standard color laser printer and transfer paper.

makemagazine
battideas
Disney
research
3d_printing

Computational Thermoforming, the Other 3D Printing?

Tue, 08/16/2016 - 17:39 -- rprice

exture image to be printed on the plastic, thereby ensuring that once the sheet is deformed, each pixel of the texture lands in its correct location on the 3D shape. The material model and the parameters for the simulation are automatically extracted by scanning and analyzing a single calibration object made with our forming pipeline. On the hardware side, we propose an effective method to produce a gypsum mold using a 3D printer with polylactic acid (PLA) filament, and a simple way to print texture on a plastic sheet using a standard color laser printer and transfer paper.

makemagazine
battideas
Disney
research
3d_printing

Artist Spends a Decade Tweaking Robot That Draws Beautifully Organic Portraits

Tue, 07/26/2016 - 13:48 -- rprice

I just assumed that the act of repeatedly looking at the person was merely for show, to add some perceived personality. I was wrong! Trasset share with me the research paper in which he describes the incredible work that went into creating a robot that actually takes actions to mimic a person in order to recreate an image that it has seen.

battideas
robots
art
drawing
makemagazine

Artist Spends a Decade Tweaking Robot That Draws Beautifully Organic Portraits

Tue, 07/26/2016 - 13:48 -- rprice

I just assumed that the act of repeatedly looking at the person was merely for show, to add some perceived personality. I was wrong! Trasset share with me the research paper in which he describes the incredible work that went into creating a robot that actually takes actions to mimic a person in order to recreate an image that it has seen.

battideas
robots
art
drawing
makemagazine

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