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Native Dancer: Moving Between Character Creator 4 and Marvelous Designer 

Categories: In and Around CRC

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

Categories: In and Around CRC

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

Categories: In and Around CRC

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

Categories: In and Around CRC

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

Categories: In and Around CRC

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 […]

Ariann Rousu

Native Dancer Project: Meet the Artist

Categories: AI & VR Lab

Ariann Rousu

Ariann Rousu is an enrolled member of the White Earth Ojibwe Nation in Minnesota and grew up on the reservation in Callaway, MN. She works at UND’s CRC in the AI and VR Lab as an artist/designer on the Native Dancer Project. Native Dancer is a project to implement a multi-user computer environment for competitive […]