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Never Despise Humble Beginnings ~ May Art Journey

Never Despise Humble Beginnings ~ May Art Journey

#tbt So this was my First Day heading out to my First Full Time Job as a 3D Artist and Animator in the USA, creating content for Video games, supporting the defense Industry. A friend who took this picture was my college mate and co-worker who [...]

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Finalist at the Kosice International Monthly Film Festival ~ Nkoza & Nankya Short Film

Finalist at the Kosice International Monthly Film Festival ~ Nkoza & Nankya Short Film

Dear friends, Never give up on your dreams!! What started as a small dream, is now growing wings and flying on an international stage. Our Nkoza and Nankya “Enjovu, The Elephant Tail” short animated film got another recognition: We received another Laurel for Finalist in [...]

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Meeting Matthew a. Cherry, Creator of Hair Love and Illustrator Vashti Harrison

Meeting Matthew a. Cherry, Creator of Hair Love and Illustrator Vashti Harrison

I was so inspired and blessed to meet Oscar-Winning Director Matthew A. Cherry and fellow Illustrator, Vashti Harrison. I homeschooled Little Nantayi and Solomon Jr, for 6 years, and during that time I had to learn how to do our daughter’s hair. The Hair Love [...]

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Nkoza & Nankya, Enjovu, The Elephant Tail, 2nd Film Festival Official Selection

Nkoza & Nankya, Enjovu, The Elephant Tail, 2nd Film Festival Official Selection

Woohoo!! Our 2nd Film Festival Official Selection!! 2020 is off to a Great Start!! Our Nkoza and Nankya Short Animated Film, “Enjovu, The Elephant Tail” has been selected by Lift-Off Global Network !! We received our festival laurels!! We are super grateful! Here is to dreaming [...]

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I am an Award Recipient ~ Ugandan Diaspora Animator/Difference Maker

I am an Award Recipient ~ Ugandan Diaspora Animator/Difference Maker

Woohooo!! I am a 2019 Ugandan Diaspora, Animator Award Recipient ~ On behalf of the entire Nkoza and Nankya team, I would like to extend our sincere gratitude to the Ugandan Diaspora Network Awards organized by Ronnie Mayanja in partnership with Dr. Maggie Kigozi. Even [...]

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Nkoza and Nankya ~ Enjovu ~ The Elephant Tail Animated Short Film

Nkoza and Nankya ~ Enjovu ~ The Elephant Tail Animated Short Film

I am excited to share with you this Short animated film, that I Wrote, Directed and Animated, from the Nkoza and Nankya Universe, entitled “Enjovu, The Elephant Tail.” Maama Nankya shares a bedtime story with Nankya. It’s based on an old folk tale and Luganda [...]

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Spider Walk Cycle, CAT Rig in 3DS Max, Octane Render

Spider Walk Cycle, CAT Rig in 3DS Max, Octane Render

This is a quick test I did in 3DS Max, using CAT to create this spider animation and rendered the scene using Octane in 3DS Max.

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Quixel Megascans in the Unreal Engine 4 + Octane Render ~ First Impressions

Quixel Megascans in the Unreal Engine 4 + Octane Render ~ First Impressions

Exciting!! This is my first impression and test with the new Free Megascans from Quixel, which is now part of the Unreal Engine and Epic Games. I used the Meadowlands Pack. I also did a test with the free plugin for UE4 that Otoy made [...]

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Using Zbrush 2019 on an iPad Pro with Apple Pencil and Duet App

Using Zbrush 2019 on an iPad Pro with Apple Pencil and Duet App

This is a quick test to show how well Zbrush 2019 is working on an iPad Pro with Duet. I am using my PC and Duet extends my monitor to the iPad Pro screen. The Sculptris Pro feature is working nicely!! I can’t wait to [...]

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OctaneRender Plugin for Unreal Engine ~ Rendering Animated Sequence

OctaneRender Plugin for Unreal Engine ~ Rendering Animated Sequence

In this video, I show you how to render an animated sequence in Unreal 4 Engine using the Free Unreal Octane Render plugin. It’s exciting to finally be able to render the Sequencer output using Octane. I will share more videos as I continue to [...]

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Octane Render 2019.2 GPU Rendering ~ Review, First Impressions

Octane Render 2019.2 GPU Rendering ~ Review, First Impressions

I tested the new Octane Render 2019.2 B2 engine with a scene from The Adventures of Nkoza and Nankya, to see if there were any speed improvements. In this video, I share my first impressions and thoughts. I will share more about my experience as [...]