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Native Dancer: Fancy Shawl Character Progress

Categories: In and Around CRC

Author: Ariann Rousu – Native Dancer Digital Artist Summary For the past month, I have been focusing on steps that will result in a complete Fancy Shawl dancing character for the Native Dancer Project. We learned a lot when rendering the earlier versions of the Grass Dancer in the game engine and moving forward are taking extra […]

Native Dancer: Asset Update

Categories: In and Around CRC

Author: Ariann Rousu – Native Dancer Digital Artist Summary Native Dancer has been taking steps toward accomplishing more authentic assets in the intended game environments. Through the Vertex school courses, I have been able to successfully complete a drum for purposes in the game. I did this using the same pipeline process previously used to create the […]

Native Dancer: UND 55th Annual Writers Conference

Categories: In and Around CRC

Author: Ariann Rousu – Native Dancer Digital Artist Summary This year the Native Dancer Project had the opportunity to present the work that has been done, at UNDs 55th Annual Writers Conference. This event featured guest authors: Marie Myung-Ok Lee, Laura Marris, Ava Chin, Terrance Hayes, and Sterling HolyWhiteMountain. Additionally, I was invited to be the featured […]

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 […]