Truth be told, I'm a big fan of open source software, solutions, & tools, especially when they are free...and even more especially when they do cool things. Enter: Blender. The open source 3D authoring tool. Not only does it allow you to create, edit, & manipulate 3D from start-to-finish, it's a powerhouse of Swiss-Army-knife-like utilities. … Continue reading 6 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do with Blender
Freshly returned from Focus on Learning's DemoFest 2016, where I showcased my project, "NekroNomIcon: Story-Driven Mobile Game Developed with iSpring", I put down some of my thoughts on how it went, what worked, and what didn't. You can access this article on my blog, "The Technology of Learning" - http://instructional-design-specialist.blogspot.com/2016/06/lessons-learned-focus-on-learning.html.
Games, Sim, VR & More Using the video game engine, Unity3D, aNm can create custom 2D or 3D games, simulations, or other immersive environments. Examples C90 Simulation Demo showcasing interactivity inside a realistic Beechcraft C90 flight deck. Click this link to see the rudimentary interaction. NOTE: You will need to use the Unity Web Player plugin … Continue reading Game & Simulations
Creating Art in Three Dimensions Whether you need photorealistic still images of everyday object or customized and fully textured and 'rigged' human characters, aNm can create them with artistic precision. For you indie filmmakers, consider the added visual depth by adding "CGI" - machinery, aircraft, vehicles or home/office equipment, humans, creatures...we do it all.
aNm is dedicated to encouraging, supporting, and cultivating 3D talent in the local Oklahoma City metro and surrounding areas. With that in mind, aNm is happy to be one of the sponsors for the Oklahoma Electronic Game Expo and Multimedia Conference ("OEGE") - April 11, 2009, at the Oklahoma City Community College campus. Check out … Continue reading aNm Sponsors Local 3D Event
A quick look at some recent activity at the Oklahoma Film Commission, suggests there are many big things on Oklahoma's film-industry horizon. As a gentle reminder - especially to all of you about to undertake a film or production project here in Oklahoma - aNm has many artistic and technical services to offer filmmakers and … Continue reading aNm Listing at OFC Production Guide
aNm is proud to showcase some 3D art at SoonerCon 2008, "a fan run multi-genre convention held annually in Oklahoma City." The event also included a exhibit room where vendors set up various booths and tables. aNm was also proud to support this event by sponsoring the SoonerCon program book.
The Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana gives other Native American tribal entities something to 'shoot' for: creating an immersive 3D environment to increase education and awareness of Indigenous culture. The tribe worked with Red Knight Learning Systems to create a 3D simulation for their Coushatta Heritage Center. Red Knight developed 3D simulations and interactive exhibits for … Continue reading Native American Tribe Uses Video Games for Learning
aNm is proud to offer sponsorship support for the most recent Autodesk Animation UserGroup Association ("AAUGA") event at PL Studios, Inc. in Downtown Oklahoma City. This event - "An Evening of Visual Effects" - held on June 5th, 2008 was an extreme success and the attendance was somewhere in the 150+ range. The goal of … Continue reading aNm Sponsors Local 3D Event
It's been growing and gaining momentum for some time now... Native American artists and storytellers are beginning to bend new tools and technology to Our cultural needs. Throughout history we would adopt new / emerging technological advances - such as glass beads and German silver in place of natural quills and abalone shell adornments - … Continue reading Digital Natives