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Native Dancer: Fancy Shawl Character Progress

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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

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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

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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

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 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 […]

Native Dancer: Moccasin Updates

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 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 […]

Native Dancer: Fancy Shawl Dancer Update

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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

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 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

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 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 […]