Dec 06 2013

Drawing the Third Dimension Workshop

Frants Gallery Space will host Drawing the Third Dimension workshop exploring Max/MSP Jitter and OpenGL frameworks as tools for 3D video production on December 7.

Limited to 15 places this beginner’s workshop is organized by Ellen Pearlman and taught by Tommy Martinez. Ellen Pearlman is a New Media Artist, Writer, Curator, Critic, who gave a thought-provoking presentation on The New Aesthetic And The Digital Divide during CYBERFEST 2012. She is also a director and curator for the Volumetric Society, an eclectic group of innovators exploring the arts & sciences of a new world of natural user interfaces between body, brain, and spatially aware computing for the physical world. It is a platform for exchanging ideas and projects and getting exposed to the volumetric future the devices such as Kinect, Emotiv/MindWare, volumetric 3D displays, cameras and telematic interfaces.

The Volumetric Society workshops.
Images from http://www.meetup.com/volumetric/

During Drawing the Third Dimension workshop the following practices will be discussed through a series of pre-made examples and code:

  • Creating Real-Life Spatial Attributes for 3D Environments;
  • Physics/Light/Texture/Material Importing Our Own Pre-Existing Media to the World Space;
  • Sound/Video/Still Image Importing Object Models from Popular 3D Animation Software to the World Space;
  • Blender/Maya/Autocad/ Manipulating Models and Media in Realtime;
  • Spin/Move/Warp/Destroy  Methods of 3D Modeling in Blender – Sculpt/Mold/Export (OBJ/DAE);

Video Mixing and Visual Effects will also get some attention. The workshop will be heavier on the Jitter Software. You may watch this Youtube Video to get a better sense of what will be covered:

Participants should bring their own Mac laptops (OSX Snow Leopard or later) with both softwares already installed. Interested Windows users should message before signing up. It is also highly recommended that you bring a mouse with a scroll wheel.

A free 30-day trial of Max/MSP Jitter is available at http://cycling74.com/downloads/. A full version of Blender is available for free at http://blender.org/.

Join Drawing the Third Dimension workshop on Saturday, December 7, 2013, from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM. Registration is required here: http://www.meetup.com/volumetric/events/151183802/.