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Poll, Diaspora Fund for the Transportation of Deceased Relatives back to Uganda

Poll, Diaspora Fund for the Transportation of Deceased Relatives back to Uganda

Hi Fellow Ugandans, I am beginning to wonder if we here in the Ugandan Diaspora need a fund of some kind, that we donate to every month, like say $1 dollar or $5, which can then help transport anyone’s relative back home for burial in [...]

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Blogging for Connect 4 Climate ~ Wildlife

Blogging for Connect 4 Climate ~ Wildlife

I am grateful to the organizers of the global campaign focused on Africa which is flying under the umbrella of Connect 4 Climate. One aspect of our world that is greatly affected by the climate changes in Africa, is that of wildlife migration. Excerpt from [...]

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Lytro’s new camera: Shoot now, focus later

Lytro’s new camera: Shoot now, focus later
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Man, this is one leap forward in Photography Innovation by Lytro and the new Camera they are offering that allows photographers to shoot now and choose the areas of focus later. I think this is going to inspire giants like Canon and Nikon to come [...]

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Honored, Jury for C4C Photo Competition

Honored, Jury for C4C Photo Competition

I am humbled and honored to have been selected and added as a Jury member to the World Bank’s Global Connect 4 Climate campaign and photo competition. Connect4Climate (C4C) is a campaign, a competition, and a community that cares about climate change. The goal of C4C is [...]

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3D Submarine Project, Vue Xstream

3D Submarine Project, Vue Xstream

Working on this underwater animated 3D sequence of a submarine hunt scene. Created with Vue Xstream and rendered in Vue. Testing the fluid dynamics and caustics plus camera tracking. There will be an explosion scene when the underwater mine detonates on impact with the sub. [...]

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Cinematic Rendering Tip ~ 3DS Max

Cinematic Rendering Tip ~ 3DS Max

Here is a tip on saving time when rendering 3D scenes for animation. What I usually do is to render my scene with as few lights as possible, limiting to 1 key light and one fill light, this cuts back on the amount of raytracing [...]

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Journey to Denver, Ugandan Convention

Journey to Denver, Ugandan Convention

Sunday, September the 4th: This was by far the best day because I got to listen to Isaiah Katumwa’s saxophone artistry. He is such a talented musician, I am so glad he is a Ugandan. It was great to meet other artists like Bobi Wine, [...]

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Tamron 18-270 Lens Review, Great Addition

Tamron 18-270 Lens Review, Great Addition
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This is one lens that I highly recommend to anyone who needs a hi-breed option that shoots both wide angle and close photos. I was pleasantly surprised when I purchased the Tamron 18-270 super zoom lens. I needed something to get me close to the action at [...]

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Galiwango Film Update ~ Hair & Mocap

Galiwango Film Update ~ Hair & Mocap

Here is an update from the “Galiwango, Obulamu Bw’ekisodde” Film Production diary. I finally achieved a hair solution that looks nice on the mountain gorilla characters. Here is a scene of the jungle setting with one of the mountain gorilla characters, using Motion Capture Data [...]

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3D Nature Composition ~ Stag Beetle

3D Nature Composition ~ Stag Beetle

This is a composition I created using Vue xStream as a light and nature study. The scene was rendered in Vue and post edited in Adobe After Effects and photoshop.     Here is a wireframe of the nature scene in the 3D environment. The [...]

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Product Demonstration Video, 3D Car

Product Demonstration Video, 3D Car

Animated Car rendered in 3DS Max, using a Custom X-Ray multi material for the textures of the vehicle. This animation was rendered using the Native Scanline renderer in 3DS Max. Here are some still renders from the Animation: