Blistering Blaze compilation video

This was put on the shelf for a while, but I got back to it and added a couple of things.

  1. Animated Soundbars
  2. Static fractal background
  3. Animated particle simulation background

This project also marks my further exploration of the Blender teams new beta release of Blender 2.8. To be honest, I have actually been using the viewport renderer exclusively up to this point. Eevee (Blender 2.8’s new renderer) allows for bloom to be rendered in real-time in the viewport (along with DOF and many other features). In particular though, I am fond of the active object outline that can be included in the final render (which can be set to whatever format one could want) as well as viewport samples. Most admirable about viewport render has ALWAYS been the fraction of time needed for rendering an animation (let along a single image)!Blender soundbars

 

One of the really cool take-aways from this project was my finding a video format that authentically authentically supports an alpha channel (transparent background). This allowed for some greater transitions and video overlays.

Here are a few snapshots:

 

 

 

What Are Heroes Made Of?


Music by Rynos Theme Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

There has been a mass fascination in Hollywood on the hero persona. Marvel and DC films are given virtually limitless production budgets with their box-office showings almost always assured a lucrative return. True, it seems this statement is: Heroes are larger than life. Continue reading “What Are Heroes Made Of?”

Walking a Bridge over Impossible

bridgeblogpostI recently entered a new season of life. It follows a season of great anticipation. In some ways, it represents a lifestyle I have long been looking forward to, but also represents a level of independence and individuality I have not previously had to dwell in. I have seen many seasons and experience many things – not something most in their thirties wouldn’t be able to claim. But this new season has been a dive into a mysterious new dimension of beginnings. During and after my arrival, I have receiving welcoming greetings and genuine courtesy, but my heart knows people are designed to reach beyond that. I have struggled to find a place amidst the unfamiliar populace, and yet hold no expectations for anything more than surface greetings. Continue reading “Walking a Bridge over Impossible”

Loving Neighbor as Self

Loving Neighbor As Self wordcloud

Following up on a good men’s group meeting last night, I felt compelled to commit some thoughts to writing. In response to a question by the Pharisee’s regarding the greatest commandment – Jesus responded with

“Love The Lord God with all your heart, with all your soul and with all your mind… The second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ All the Law and the prophets depend on these two commandments.” (Matthew 22:37-39)

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