[Bf-education] Ice Breaker

r3m0 Williams r3m0 at noflesh.com
Mon Nov 28 21:27:13 CET 2011

Kia ora Tony and Blender Education list,

My name is Remo and I am also in New Zealand (Gisborne, first city to see
the sun :-)), and had the pleasure of teaching Blender as an integral part
of 3D Modeling, Animation, and Game Design & Development last year at the
local Polytechnic (Tairawhiti Polytechnic, before becoming EIT Tairawhiti
this year).

I am particularly interested in Blender's simulation capabilities (such as
those in the Tony Mullen's "Bounce, Tumble, and Splash" book), as well as
alternative ways of controlling Blender (ala pseudo-realtime CGI puppetry
via MIDI controllers).  Now that I am getting into iPad development (and
development for tablets in general), I would be especially keen to help
develop some tablet-based interfaces for a mobile Blender platform. :-)

Remo Williams
CodeShack Ltd

On Tue, Nov 29, 2011 at 9:12 AM, Anthony Bailey <ABailey at lbc.school.nz>wrote:

> Hi All
> I'm Tony teaching secondary education in New Zealand and my Year 9
> students are working on Blender right at this moment.
> I hope to introduce Blender throughout all the years. Its great
> introduction to the students into the world of 3D design and then
> animation. Best of all is using Blender to design games.
> The best thing is the students get shown something like to designing a
> catapult throwing at a wall. Then they take it on and make a cricket
> bowling arm, aiming at wickets or 10 pin bowling alley etc. etc.
> Cheers
> Tony
> Tony Bailey
> DIT Teacher
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Knapp [mailto:magick.crow at gmail.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, 29 November 2011 12:13 a.m.
> To: Blender Educators and Trainers
> Subject: [Bf-education] Ice Breaker
> Hello all!
> I see this list as being mostly dead because we have no goals other than
> to help people learn blender. I think the big question is how can this list
> help us to do that?
> So like all good parties it would be good to know who is here and what
> they would like to get out of this list.
> Who are you?
> What do you want to see here?
> What do you do with Blender?
> Douglas  E Knapp age 45. Massage and TCM doctor. I do blender as my hobby
> and I like to help new people lean how to use the program. I used to be a
> programmer and worked with young kids writing educational games. Started
> back on the C64. I now write in C, C++ but more and more only in Python. I
> also really like to use Panda3d as my game engine but have been thinking
> about switching the BGE. I post most of my stuff on Youtube under XOMAGICK.
> http://www.youtube.com/user/xomagick?feature=mhee
> I am currently working on a MMORPG in Panda3d and Blender. It works and by
> massive I am thinking 100 players. They are not as hard to make as other
> wold have you think. It is really just a lot of blender work that gets you!
> They make great class projects.
> Current dream project. Do a midsummer nights dream in Blender!!!
> (anyone want to help??) :-)
> I think this would also be a great place to come to ask questions about
> using blender. Sort of an advance teachers place to ask about how things
> work. Not how do I move an object but questions like I have right now. I
> want to a video tutorial about the new camera tracking feature. Problem is
> that I can't get that bugger to work!! It is driving me nuts. I pick a
> point in my film and it looses track of it
> 10 frames later. Stuff like that.
> In a way I see this as part of the documentation project. We teach people
> and write tutorials and answer questions on IRC. This list is a place where
> we can come together and teach each other that hard bits!
> --
> Douglas E Knapp
> Creative Commons Film Group, Helping people make open source movies with
> open source software!
> http://douglas.bespin.org/CommonsFilmGroup/phpBB3/index.php
> Massage in Gelsenkirchen-Buer:
> http://douglas.bespin.org/tcm/ztab1.htm
> Please link to me and trade links with me!
> Open Source Sci-Fi mmoRPG Game project.
> http://sf-journey-creations.wikispot.org/Front_Page
> http://code.google.com/p/perspectiveproject/
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