Kraftekstudio has posted a video showing new users the workflow of Clara.io. Clara.io is a cloud-based 3D modeling, animation and rendering software tool that runs through your web browser. In this particular video, Kraftekstudio uses Vray inside of Clara.io, to setup and render various scenes; including shading, and lighting setups. To watch the video, you can head over to the Kraftekstudio Vimeo channel.
We had the pleasure to interview MOPA's Head of Studies Julien Deparis about the recent changes taking place at French animation school Supinfocom Arles, what it means for students and the future of the school. Read the interview.
The Blender Foundation announced the list of projects that are expected to be incorporated into Blender in 2015, including OpenSubdiv, Alembic, new meshing tools, improved hair dynamics, enhanced viewport, Ptex, workflow/UI changes, asset manager, etc. Most of them are being worked on with support from the Blender Foundation Development Fund or the Blender Institute. More on Blender.org.
Motion Designer Andreas Wannerstedt has created a fun Sci-Fi short that deals with one of the main human cultural expressions from the last two centuries. The short shows some influences from The Third & The Seventh. Watch it on Vimeo.
The Moscow-based company, developers of the markerless motion capture system, have released a new version of their Ipi Recorder that can use several computers to record synchronized video from multiple devices. This allows to use multiple Kinect 2 sensors in a Mocap session, as well as PCs with lower hardware requirements for recording. More on Ipi Soft's website.