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Native Dancer: Learning Maya

Categories: In and Around CRC

Author: Ariann Rousu – Native Dancer Digital Artist I have been learning to use a lot of different software since I began working for UND’s CRC, and learning Maya has been something I have been wanting to do for a while now. I was very excited to begin using maya, as I have gotten familiar […]

Native Dancer: Accessories Update

Categories: In and Around CRC

Author: Ariann Rousu – Native Dancer Digital Artist Each of the male and female characters come together nicely but are missing some distinguishing elements to each regalia set. Regalia accessories are important to each individual dancer, as they represent traditional values and are meant to be proudly worn and displayed when dancing. Often these items are personal […]

Native Dancer: General Update

Categories: In and Around CRC

Author: Ariann Rousu – Native Dancer Digital Artist The past few weeks have been busy for me while I have been working on several tasks involving Native Dancer. A few weeks ago, I took some time to prepare and present the work done so far at TNRG’s Data matters Conference in Belcourt ND which resides […]

Native Dancer: Male Regalia Update

Categories: In and Around CRC

Author: Ariann Rousu – Native Dancer Digital Artist There have been some major changes with the Male regalia since I last shared what it looked like. After sharing the first images of the male regalia with the advisory board, and we have discussed changes to be made. Instead of having fringe that goes all the way […]

Native Dancer: Female Character Updates

Categories: In and Around CRC

Author: Ariann Rousu – Native Dancer Digital Artist This past week, the first Female Character for Native Dancer has undergone some changes and made progress for more motion. I have added a basic moccasin to this dancer, so she is no longer bare footed or in army boots. She also is equipped with two braids […]

Native Dancer: Trying Out Metahuman

Categories: In and Around CRC

Author: Ariann Rousu – Native Dancer Digital Artist The past several days I have been exploring another character generating program by Unreal Engine called Metahuman. All the characters built so far for Native Dancer, have been made in Character Creator 4 (CC4). I thought it would be interesting to try another program to see how […]

Native Dancer: Preparing for Motion

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Author: Ariann Rousu – Native Dancer Digital Artist In the past few weeks, I have shifted focus back to mainly working on the Jingle Dress regalia. My current goal is to have the female character fully equipped with Jingle dress attire, Moccasins, and a few accessories. I am also working on attaching Jingles in Character […]

Native Dancer: Motion and Male Regalia Update

Categories: In and Around CRC

Author: Ariann Rousu – Native Dancer Digital Artist Progress with Native Dancer this past week has gone well. I have been continuing to work on moving clothing pieces and outfits from Marvelous Designer (MD) into Character Creator 4 (CC4), applying them to the characters and going through the processes needed to achieve movement. Another part […]

Native Dancer: Adding Motion

Categories: In and Around CRC

Author: Ariann Rousu – Native Dancer Digital Artist The Native Dancer Project is making progress in several areas, such as in design development with male regalia designs, and adjustments being made to the previous female Jingle dress Regalia. We have also made some exciting progress when it comes to moving clothing from Marvelous Designer(MD) back […]

Native Dancer- Regalia Update, Male Regalia

Categories: In and Around CRC

Author: Ariann Rousu – Native Dancer Digital Artist This week has involved working with a mix of tasks revolving around Native Dancer (ND) and moving forward with the project. First, discussing male Regalia designs with the ND Advisory committee and mainly working on drawing out and executing the first designs to be shared. Along with […]