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What can a bunch of creative Swiss do with a photogrammetry castle model?

Each month we have a meetup called 3D Thursday here in Lausanne. We gather and have a nice “Apéro”, followed by a presentation on a theme related to 3D or Computer graphics in general.

In March the theme was Photogrammetry using a drone. Our presenter Thierry used a DJI and Photoscan 3D to produce a very interesting .obj model + texture of the castle of Vufflens-le-Chateau (making-of here in french) .

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For April I proposed to our members to use the data (you can get it here) to create something, a render, a matte painting, an anim, a game or whatever they want and show it at our April session.

I was afraid that we would not have enough material to show or talk for an hour, but oh man was I wrong. Everyone (I love you guys) made something, that is amazing. As you can see we have many different users, backgrounds and styles !

So here are the results in no particular order.

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so now that you are inspired…. download the data here or there and also create something fun !

3D Thursdays – 3D meetups

Hello!
Today I am going to talk about a recurring event that takes place in Lausanne every 3rd Thursday of the month: the fantastic 3D Thursdays!

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At first we wanted to organize something like a Blender monthly meetup, but 3D and CGI is such a vast world, we wanted to include more subjects and more enthusiasts people!, So we are open to everything CG and more… like 2D painting, VR, game stuff etc…

It is held at the Fixme hackerspace using the meetup space from Univercité. We usually start from 19h with a traditional “Apéro”, a welcome drink and chips, chatting and getting to know each other, sharing news etc… Then at 20h we have the main event/présentation that lasts suually for an hour, followed by questions and discussion.

 

3D Thursday posterWe use the meetup plateform for organizing the com.

If you are in the area, come join us or share the link: http://www.meetup.com/fr-FR/Lausanne-3D-Thursday/

Here are some of our previous meetups themes:

  • Rigging
  • Architectural 3D renderings
  • 2D painting, discovery of Krita software
  • Materials and rendering
  • An evening of sharing tips and tricks of production

In your area?

If you are interested in organizing a similar event in your area, feel free to do it! There is no trademark! … you can get a .SVG file of the poster here : https://www.dropbox.com/s/fx53iyvq70bsabr/affiche2.svg?dl=0
Easy tip to remember: 3D Thursday is on the 3rd of the month!

Blender Meeting – SwissBUG @ Lausanne Apr 25th

Hello Blenderheads!

(Version française : http://www.kopilot.ch/blender-blog-swiss-bug-lausanne-april-2015/ )

We are pleased to announce a new gathering of Swiss Blender Users.

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Let’s meet April 25th at 14h.

The location is again in Lausanne, to be more precise in Renens in the conference room of the Ateliers de la Ville de Renens. It is at the same place than our friend Thierry from Kopilot (check www.kopilot.ch, awesome tutorials!)

Here is the schedule:

  • 14h00 – Welcome and get to know each other
  • 15h00 – Camera Tracking and 3D integration Demo
    Presented by Greg Michoud www.gregdesign.ch and Olivier Amrein www.olivieramrein.com
  • 16h30 – Questions and remarks
  • 17h30 – Show your artwork, projects and apéro time :)
  • around 20h – Food time

You can find more informations including phone number and location address here : www.7media.ch/contact

Take your laptops, mouse, wifi provided.

See you soon!

New Demoreel ! + Blender conference

Amid all the work and family, plus a new personal project (more on this mystery project later on this blog), I got some time to slightly update my demoreel.

The last weekend of october is the Blender Conference in Amsterdam. It is always a great time to blend and meet friends. Hope to see you there. If you will be there, make sure to contact me.

I will be presenting again, something fun, something secret, something easy, something difficult, something unknown, something red, something problematic… It will be all these at the same time !! Stay tuned

Blender production Challenges – Call for content (yes still a few months to go :)

Hello Blenderheads,
I’m Olivier, and I presented the Open-Stage blender Production Challenges at last year’s blender conf.
I would like to get your help for this year.
You can see my blogpost about last year here . And also the video here

Possible Improvements for this year:
Some things that will need to be improved :
– The internet connection at the conf venue (not my fault 🙂
– A way to distribute the challenge files faster.
– A better way to interact and discuss with online people (have someone in the room to check IRC and help participate)
– Have more people sending in the challenge files before the conference.

Call for challenge files
So, this post is all about the last point: I would like to get more files from you, blender users.
Usually these challenge files come out from a problem that you had (or still have) during a production or image creation. They have a broad range: Something that weirdly behaves not the way you want or expect (no bug wanted here, it could be just a rig that maybe doesnt bend correctly even with rotation locking, or maybe something that you are stuck with, like how to change the color of an instanced group randomly. Other examples: you try to render an image, but an object doesn’t render correctly.
I will not be able to show all files during the conference, and will have to do a selection of the most interesting ones. The ones that could start a debate or technique sharing. But possibly all will be shared somewhere online after the conf.

what to provide
The best format is a simple lightweight blender file, which focuses only on the problem. We do not want too many useless artefacts around. A bit like when you send a bugreport file, you squeeze it down to only the part that you are interestred in. For example if your challenge is about rigging, you do not need a complicated animated sculpted textured character.
Ideally you should provide a text file (inside blend file or outside as .txt ) with the explanation of the problem (and your solution :p). You can append images if needed. And try to rate its difficulty level ( we need hard ones, as well as easy ones) I might re-edit them a bit + beware that they will be redistributed, so be sure to provide only content that is not afraid to be copied around the world wild web.
If possible size should be reasonable.

Feel free to look at the files from last year and provide better ones 🙂

Thank you and looking forward to get your feedback and maybe files. You can send me a link to files oenvoyage AT gmail.com or by writing a comment here. I’m also on twitter @oenvoyage and sometimes on IRC

Blender Presentation + Workshop at Libre Software Meeting – Geneva 10-11 July

The Libre Software Meetings (Rencontres Mondiales du Logiciel Libre) is a worldwide gathering of enthusiastic FOSS users that usually takes place in France. But this year the organizers decided to change a bit and it will take place in Switzerland, in Geneva to be precise. Although still in a french speaking territory, most of the talks and conferences will be in English.

I will give an introductory presentation of Blender on tuesday 10th at 14h40 (offical schedule here).
This talk will be followed by a hands-on workshop on wednesday 11th at 14h (schedule)

Both are intended for beginners or graphic professionals that would like to know more about 3D creation with Blender. A bit of history, tools and scripting. Come mess around with vertices and meshes during the workshop.

I will also be in Geneva during the public weekend, when the events are more wide-public oriented. So if you happen to be there at that time, drop me a line and we can hangout.

By the way the events are free, and there will be open-source beer (not free though)

Also check out the interesting program for Media, Radio, Télévision, Professional graphics as well as the official website http://2012.rmll.info/

Blender workshop in Lausanne december 20th @Fixme Hackerspace

Last week I gave an introductory course for the GULL (Linux Usergroup of lake Léman area), and as a followup, I will hold a workshop about Blender in Lausanne.
The venue place is FIXME hackerspace, rue de Genève 79
It will be open-schedule, meaning you can come in at anytime from 19h to 22h30. There is a little fee (5 chf) for non-members, and free for FIXME members .
It is open for all levels, beginners to jedi masters !
French and English spoken 🙂
Bring your laptops and mouses and let the fun begin!



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