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Native Dancer: General Updates

Categories: In and Around CRC

 Author: Ariann Rousu – Native Dancer Digital Artist The Native Dancer Metaverse Project is making progress in various areas of development as well as taking on other endeavors that will help the project overall reach some end goals. Aside from continuing to build gaming assets (accessories) for our characters, I have begun an online gaming […]

UND CRC Joins Open Science Grid

Categories: Collaboration & Outreach

The UND CRC is now a member of the Open Science Grid (OSG) Consortium. The CRC is contributing spare compute cycles on UND’s Talon system to OSG’s Open Science Pool (OSPool). The OSPool is available for use by US-based research projects. This bolsters the economic strength of the nation. OSG provides computing capacity to researchers […]

Native Dancer: Moccasin Updates

Categories: In and Around CRC

 Author: Ariann Rousu – Native Dancer Digital Artist As mentioned in a previous blog, the Native Dancer Metaverse project is using a cloth simulation tool compatible with Marvelous Designer and the Unreal engine called uDraper. Since the making of the demo video of the grass dancer available to watch here on YouTube, there has been […]

Workshop: AI/ML with Jupyter on Talon

Categories: CRC Events

The UND CRC will present a workshop for using Jupyter for training AI/ML on the Talon supercomputer. The workshop will be Friday, January 19th, 2024, from 10:00am to noon CT. The workshop will cover the following topics. Accessing Talon using your browser and Open OnDemand Configuring your Jupyter environment with TensorFlow or PyTorch Training and […]

Native Dancer: Fancy Shawl Dancer Update

Categories: In and Around CRC

Author: Ariann Rousu – Native Dancer Digital Artist The Native Dancer Metaverse project is making progress in various areas of development. Since showing the demo video of the Grass dancer, we have been able to move forward with getting the female Fancy Shawl dancer closer to moving as well. This has involved completing her regalia, […]

Native Dancer: General Update

Categories: In and Around CRC

 Author: Ariann Rousu – Native Dancer Digital Artist This past month, the team working on the Native Dancer Metaverse project has been making progress in various areas to further the project goals. Included in September’s agenda was presenting information about Native Dancer at UTTC’s Tribal Leadership Conference. Included in the presentation was information about the […]

Native Dancer: Custom Character Hair

Categories: In and Around CRC

 Author: Ariann Rousu – Native Dancer Digital Artist While we have worked on getting the Male character equipped with the rest of his Grass dance regalia in Unreal, we have faced other issues. A problem with the current hair styles in metahuman is that they are not culturally appropriate for Regalia. It is more appropriate […]

Native Dancer: Fancy Shawl Regalia

Categories: In and Around CRC

 Author: Ariann Rousu – Native Dancer Digital Artist For the past few weeks, we have been busy with multiple tasks involving Native Dancer. Mainly working on fitting the clothing and accessories to the Male Character in Unreal. We have now moved onto getting the Female Character and Jingle dress to the same stages as the […]