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December 16, 2012  4:37 AM

Inexpensive tools to flesh out your 3D animation workflow



Posted by: Roger King
3D animation, 3D animation workflow, audio editors, image editing, sound editing, wave editing, Web development

I teach 3D animation at the University of Colorado at Boulder, and am frequently asked by students how they can get their hands on free or cheap image editors (for preparing textures), video editors (for rendering video segments from the single frames...

April 1, 2012  3:36 AM

a 3D animation website



Posted by: Roger King
3D animation, 3D modeling, Autodesk Maya

I've created a new website with my training videos on 3D animation.  I use Autodesk Maya, arguably the most popular commercially-available 3D modeling, animation, and rendering application. There are thirty or so videos on the site and they cover all phases of the animation process, including...


February 19, 2012  10:57 PM

Introductory videos on 3D animation with Maya, part 2



Posted by: Roger King
3D animation, 3D graphics, Autodesk Maya, materials and textures in Maya, NURBS modeling, polygon modeling, Web development

I teach 3D animation at the University of Colorado in Boulder (in the computer science department). I got a good response from the previous posting where I listed the first five Vimeo videos I have created on how to use Autodesk Maya to create animated projects, so I have added 7 more. They are...


October 31, 2010  12:58 AM

3D modeling: Straight or curved lines? Surfaces or solids?



Posted by: Roger King
3D animation, 3D modeling, geometry, solid modeling, surface modeling

This blog is dedicated to emerging Web and media technology.  In this posting, we're going to look at two critical distinctions between two kinds of 3D modeling. (By the way, I teach 3D animation at the University of Colorado - feel free to download my class videos at:


October 24, 2010  12:30 AM

From ideas to polished videos: 3D animation workflow for free



Posted by: Roger King
3D animation, 3D animation workflow, Audacity, Autodesk Maya, Avidemux, Blender, DIVX, GIMP, Google Sketchup, iMovie, Quicktime, VLC, Windows Movie Maker

I teach an introductory 3D animation class at the University of Colorado in Boulder.  I've been asked from time to time what applications I would suggest for people who want to learn 3D animation, but don't have lots of cash.  As it turns out, even a minimal workflow demands a handful of...


August 29, 2010  7:56 PM

Buzz’s Fall 2010 animation class videos



Posted by: Roger King
3D animation, Autodesk Maya, media management

Re: wordsbybuzz.com

This entry is just a quick note.  Since this blog is largely dedicated to advanced Web and media applications, I thought folks might be  interested in this.

I teach database systems and 3D animation at the University of Colorado in Boulder....


August 23, 2010  3:04 AM

Fast is a matter of perspective



Posted by: Roger King
3D animation, Multimedia, photorealistic renderers, Video, Web 2.0

From boxes of IBM cards to animation on websites.

It's easy, if you're my age, to be very excited about the speed of the new generation of multi-core processors and about ever-increasing Internet bandwidth.  Hey, I started out writing programs on punch machines that spat...


June 21, 2010  4:02 AM

The new web and 3D animation



Posted by: Roger King
3D animation, computer science education, Multimedia, Web 2.0, Web 3.0

I teach 3D animation in a computer science department.  I've been asked why.  After all, shouldn't fine arts people be teaching this stuff?

Here's the reason: it has a lot to do with speed.

There's a debate that has gone on in the computing world for the past few...


May 19, 2010  6:07 PM

The challenge of learning – and teaching – modern media management



Posted by: Roger King
2D models, 3D animation, 3D models, audio, images, learning multimedia applications, media retrieval, Multimedia, Video

Media applications, a key technology for today's professionals.

We've looked at modern media applications in previous postings of this blog.  They represent...


March 24, 2010  1:52 AM

Text display for folks with kaleidoscope vision, part 3.



Posted by: Roger King
3D animation, 3D modeling

People with limited vision. One of the things I teach is 3D animation (using Autodesk Maya). I also happen to have had cornea transplant surgery in both of my eyes, as a result of a degenerative disease that caused my corneas to thin gradually, thereby losing their structural...


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