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Native Dancer: Making Regalia Design Choices

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Author: Ariann Rousu – Native Dancer Digital Artist The overall idea behind creating these characters in regalia started with a concept, and sketches early in the character development to understand the overall goal. After creating characters and familiarizing myself with the Marvelous Designer (MD) software via the creation of street clothing I began to plan to […]

Native Dancer: General Update

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Author: Ariann Rousu – Native Dancer Digital Artist This past week I have continued to work on the Native Dancer characters’ street clothing options to maintain my learning in the marvelous designer (MD) program. I have also begun researching various subjects related to the work I am doing. This research has included looking at and […]

Native Dancer: Street Clothing So far

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Author: Ariann Rousu – Native Dancer Digital Artist This week has been all about refining what I have learned so far in marvelous designer (MD) and about Character Creator, diving into the smaller details of the clothing designs. There has been a mix of jumping between all the tools in MD as well as looking deeper into […]

Native Dancer: Moving Between Character Creator 4 and Marvelous Designer 

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Author: Ariann Rousu – Native Dancer Digital Artist This week I have made progress in both Character Creator(CC) and marvelous designer(MD). I have successfully gone back into CC and modified various body parts on the female character to make her more proportionate, been able to change the fabrics and fabric settings on clothing patterns I […]

Native Dancer: Progress in Marvelous Designer

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Author: Ariann Rousu – Native Dancer Digital Artist This week I have been learning and working more in Marvelous Designer(MD). I have made progress on a street clothing outfit for a female character, and have basic patterns for pants and a T-shirt fitted on a male character. Next, I will be adjusting the basic patterns, […]

UND AI/VR Lab – Motion Capture

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The UND AI/VR Lab has an XSENS Awinda Motion Capture system with Manus VR motion capture gloves. This system will be used to track and record the movements of the competitive powwow dancers, digitizing these movements for application onto 3D game avatars using Reallusion iCone. You can see in the background, an animated manikin moving […]

Native Dancer: Working in Marvelous Designer

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Author: Ariann Rousu – Native Dancer Digital Artist The next step after working in Character Creator | Reallusion is to familiarize myself with and learn the program Marvelous Designer(MD). Marvelous Designer is a program that designers can use to create clothing for 3D characters, design clothing, and even create patterns for the clothing. MD is unique […]

Native Dancer: Working in Character Creator 4

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Author: Ariann Rousu – Native Dancer Digital Artist Characters being made for the Native Dancer project are being developed in Character Creator 4(CC4). CC4 is a program that designers can use to fully customize avatars in various styles. Character creator 4 is unique in the way it is compatible with various other 3D programs and […]

David Apostal Becomes Certified NVIDIA DLI University Ambassador

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Sr. Research and Education Facilitator for the UND Computational Research Center, David Apostal, was recently certified as an instructor and granted University Ambassadorship status in the NVIDIA Deep Learning Institute University Ambassador Program. As a certified instructor, David is able to deliver NVIDIA-designed hands-on workshops that cover a range of topics including GPU-accelerated computing, AI, […]