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Competitions & Contests, Projects, Software

C4D Modeling Contest

The Pixel Lab, from time to time enjoying us with some highly detailed 3D models for free, is now announcing a fresh C4D modeling contest. The subject is “Summer” and you have till the end of June, winners will get a free model pack. For further information please simply switch to The Pixel Lab Contest.

Lectures, Lessons, Study

Lessons shifted

Due to the probationary lectures of “Media Informatics” on Wednesday, May 29, both of my lessons get cancelled: 3D IIb was shifted to the 5th of June, 12:00 o’clock (!), high noon – our new appointment for 3D III isn’t clear yet.

Excursions, Lectures, Projects, Stereoscopy

3DCI for 3DIC: Excursion

All participants of both the CI course held by Volker Pook as well as the corresponding 3D course by me are going to visit the 3D Innovation Center at next Tuesday, April 23rd. We’ll meet in the building’s foyer, ground floor, at 9:00 a.m., sharp:

3D Innovation Center
Salzufer 6
10587 Berlin

Attention: the entrance is to be found in Otto-Dibelius-Strasse, left side standing in front of the building!

Due to this excursion both courses are held together on that day; that means, next 3D course will be on Tuesday, April 30th (not Thursday, 25th!).

Lectures, Software, Study

Announcement for Summer 2013 (update 2)

In addition to this summer’s 3D II course (which from now on will be 3D IIb) dealing with character rigging and animation, there will be another 3D II course for a general introduction in 3D animation, including first looks in MoGraph and Dynamics. This newly added course is called 3D IIa because it provides the skills and techniques you’ll need for all other 3D animation purposes, mainly character animation.

We’ll start next Tuesday, April 16th, 4:45 pm, in 3.19.

Lessons, Software, Stereoscopy, Study

Announcement for Summer 2013 (update 1)

According to temporary planning I may announce the following courses for summer 2013 (update):

3D IIb: Character Rigging and Animation

In this course we’ll rig a character and animate it using the bunch of completely new compelling character tools introduced with R13. Whether you’ll build a character on your own, or together in the group, the goal is to get a short character animation feature at the end, rendered on our very fast BTK render farm with the C4D Sketch and Toon renderer which is one of the best non photorealistic render engines on the market. – Of course, there will be a lot to learn, and a lot to do, as well, but there will also be a real LOT of fun, too!

Attention: There again is a 3D IIa course dealing with 3D animation in general in which you should take part before starting with 3D IIb …

3D III: Experiments and Experience in 3D

Abstract animation with MoGraph, physical simulation using dynamic calculations, playing around with Realflow, camera tracking even of stereoscopic footage – it’s up to you what we’ll do in this experimental course of 3D experience. For example, you may do something interactive for the TU CAVE, for the cylindric panorama projection of HHI’s TiME-Lab, or simply for our stereoscopic 3D screen, if you want. – Central issue: we will see something beautiful, astonishing, sensationalat the end!

3D CI for 3D IC

Let’s make the 3D Innovation Center logo newly created in the CI course of Prof. Volker Pook usable not only for 2D purposes and print media, but for virtual space and third dimension, as well!

Lectures, Lessons

3D I: Modelling a Gingerbread Man

To the participants of 3D I course: As we discussed in our last session before Xmas, I want you to do a little homework during holidays: try to build a sweet charming Gingerbread Man using different kinds of modelling techniques to get an idea of possible approaches in solving a certain modelling job.

Gingerbread Man ...

Gingerbread Man …

Projects, Stereoscopy, Workshop

Workshop: 3D Content Creation

To all who didn’t receive my email notification yet: Regarding our workshop 3D Content Creation for Interactive Visualisations and Immersive Surroundings we quite fast must find an appointment for a necessary preliminary discussion. – Your participation is compelling, you must sign in here!

3D-Lab, Excursions, Projects, Stereoscopy

Visiting 3D Innovation Center

On Wednesday, November 28th, we are going for an exclusive excursion to 3D Innovation Center (3DIC) which officially started just three months ago, exactly. As you may know, due to 3D-Lab the BTK is school partner of the 3DIC right from the early beginning.

Guided by Kathleen Schröter, our tour through the whole 3DIC will last about two hours. Since there is no space limitation in the 3DIC, this excursion is not only for participants of 3D III, but also for all my other 3D courses; moreover, the MA students with Prof. Dr. Stephan Günzel will join us, as well. – Anybody else interested should drop me a note!

We’ll meet on Nov. 28th, 10:30 am, sharp, at the foyer (ground floor) in:

Salzufer 6
(entrance Otto-Dibelius-Strasse)
10587 Berlin

U2: Ernst-Reuter-Platz
S5, S7: Tiergarten
Bus 245: Marchstraße

3D-Lab, Excursions, Projects, Stereoscopy

HHI / Interactive Media – Human Factors

As we discussed last week, next Wednesday, November 7th, we are going to visit our partners at Heinrich Hertz Institute, Dept. Interactive Media – Human Factors, for an exclusive and highly inspiring demonstration of their touch-less interactively operating up-to-date free view 3D display technologies.

We’ll start together from BTK at 4:35 pm and/or meet at 05:15 pm in the foyer of:

Heinrich Hertz Institut
Einsteinufer 37
10587 Berlin

Although this excursion is dedicated to the participants of 3D III, everyone else being interested in 3D visualization and 3D related topics will be very welcome to join us, but should drop me a note …

3D-Lab, Excursions, Projects, Stereoscopy, Study

Tomorrow’s immersive Media Experience

The semester high-light of all our 3D related excursions will be our visit at the Heinrich Hertz Institute / TiME-Lab. That acronym TiME means Tomorrow’s immersive Media Experience: Within the 180° 3D panoramic projection you really will experience the by far most immersive sensation you’ve ever had!

We’ll meet on Wednesday, 11.07., at 2:15 pm – sharp – in our BTK foyer and together we’ll go to:

Heinrich Hertz Institute
Einsteinufer 37
10587 Berlin

Although this excursion is dedicated to students of the 3D III Experimental Course, everyone else being interested will be very welcome but should drop me a note!