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Cartoon Series and Galiwango Film Partner ~ Faceware Technologies, Inc, Powered by ImageMetrics

Cartoon Series and Galiwango Film Partner ~ Faceware Technologies, Inc, Powered by ImageMetrics

A special thank you to the team at Faceware Technologies, Inc and ImageMetrics for their kind support of the Galiwango Film and My cartoon TV Series (https://www.sowl.com/2012/12/a-seed-for-nkoza-and-nankya/ ).  I am so excited about working with their talented team to help make the Galiwango film Characters even [...]

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Amazing Element 3D Plugin, Motion Graphics Design

Amazing Element 3D Plugin, Motion Graphics Design

Element3D ~ One word ~ EPIC!! ~ Andrew Kramer has just democratized Motion graphics design and 3D asset integration, giving every aspiring artist a fighting chance at getting a job doing a commercial. I think that Artistry and creativity is what’s going to separate the [...]

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3D Environment ~ Scene Inspired by “Battleship” Movie

3D Environment ~ Scene Inspired by “Battleship” Movie

I created this 3D scene after going out on a date with my wife to watch “Battleship” ~ The visuals and FX in the film were so amazing, I couldn’t wait to get back home and jump into Vue and 3DS Max, and see if [...]

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Short 3D Character Animation

Short 3D Character Animation

Here is the Video of the Short 3D Character animation featuring a Family learning How to get Along in a Small Fictional Village called Blameville. I used Motionbuilder for the Character Rigging and animation, and 3DS Max and Mental Ray for the Rendering. Postproduction was [...]

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Autodesk Sneak Preview Release: 3DS Max 2013 Hair and Fur Improvements

Autodesk Sneak Preview Release: 3DS Max 2013 Hair and Fur Improvements

VIDEO ~ Autodesk Sneak Preview Release: In this video Solomon Jagwe shows the new 3ds Max 2013 enhancements to Hair & Fur from the customer’s perspective and how he’s been able to apply it to recent work completed for a Mountain Gorilla Conservation Film. MACHINE [...]

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An Inevitable Past, 3D Nature Composition

An Inevitable Past, 3D Nature Composition

I created this 3D Nature composition with Vue xStream using the native renderer and Photoshop for post production. The theme and atmosphere captures the challenges of survival in ever changing world, and the vulnerability of even the strongest Predators such as the indomitable T-rex. I [...]

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Autodesk Sneak Preview Release, Nitrous Accelerated Graphics Core

Autodesk Sneak Preview Release, Nitrous Accelerated Graphics Core

Autodesk Sneak Preview Release: This video shows current research related to the Nitrous accelerated graphics core. The goal is to shorten the iteration process and allow art directors and animators to crank out quick but nice looking animation previews with soft shadows, depth of field, [...]

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My African Film Making Journey ~ The Dream Lives On

My African Film Making Journey ~ The Dream Lives On

“Dare to Dream Big, Friends” ~ This is a quick update to this interesting path I have been on since I came to the United States in 1996, and my quest to using film and animation to tell stories and make movies that can make [...]

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Galiwango Film ~ Production Diary, Renders

Galiwango Film ~ Production Diary, Renders

Animated FILM: Raising awareness to the plight of the Mountain Gorillas, Rangers and Batwa Check out the Galiwango Website at: http://www.galiwango.com Join other Galiwango Fans on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/Galiwango.A.Mountain.Gorilla.Film DIARY Galiwango Film Production: October 10th Update I have spent the day working on refining the [...]

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3D Architectural, Interior Illustration

3D Architectural, Interior Illustration

This is a recent illustration I did for the Manna Production Team, interpreted from a 2D and Photographic reference supplied.  I used Vue xStream for the layout and render. The original 2D Illustration reference was created by Josh B from the production Team. I created a 30 [...]

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Galiwango Film Featured on Voice of America (VOA)

Galiwango Film Featured on Voice of America (VOA)

Check out this interview that Voice of America did on the Effort to raise awareness to the plight of the last remaining mountain Gorillas, the hardwork of the Rangers and the challenges faced in protecting the forest habitat shared by these endangered great apes and [...]