Tech CamperUNH TechCamp 2015: Animation

TechCamp is over for 2015, but you can get your own copies of this year's animated films, "The Mystery of the Missing Pie" and "Nasty Little Furball". Please feel free to contact me at margoburns@gmail.com if you can't find something you think should be here.


The Mystery of the Missing Pie: An animated film made TechSplorers and TechVenturers at UNH Tech Camp, Summer 2015, using Blender. Use the share button to share it with your friends and family.

Nasty Little Furball: An animated film made by the TechVenturers at UNH TechCamp, 2015, with Blender. Use the share button to share it with your friends and family.


Contents:

  1. Blender
  2. CG Cookie Flexrig 1.2.2
  3. Rigs & Models
  4. Comic-O-Matic
  5. Bits & Pieces
  6. Audio
  7. Other Settings

Blender

To download the FREE Blender software for PC, Mac, or Linux, for your computer, please go to
http://www.blender.org/download/get-blender/

This summer (2015), we used version 2.75a - but please note that Blender is updated frequently, so it is a good idea to get the latest version. The interface and functions can change with upgrades, so always check for information about what's new about a new version.

Blender Basic Controls (PDF) Download

See below for special settings!


CG Cookie Flexrig 1.2.2

The Cookie Flex Rig was created by Nathan Vegdahl, Beorn Leonard, and Jonathan Williamson, based on an initial design by David Revoy. The rig is designed for maximum flexibility, with numerous controls for body shape, facial features and a small library of clothing and hairstyles. It's intended to provide a great resource for learning and testing character animation in Blender.

License: Attribution 3.0 Unported (CC BY 3.0)
You are free to:
Share - copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format
Adapt - remix, transform, and build upon the material for any purpose, even commercially.
Attribution - You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use.

Download the customized version of the CG Cookie FlexRig for TechCamp 2015. This one file contains all the MASTER MODELS you created (Jessica, Elizabeth, Avery, Taleb, Adam, and Megan). Please note: This file is a .zip file. You will have to open/extract the .zip file to get to the folder with the Blender file and the textures folder.

A quick reminder about how to change characters:

Source of the CG Cookie FlexRig 1.2.2: https://cgcookie.com/resource/cg-cookie-flex-rig/
You can also get download a copy of the original unmodified version here: Download

Special Settings for Blender when using the FlexRig:
You MUST make this setting so that it will run Python Scripts automatically:
Blender Settings #1


Rigs & Models

We used a variety of resources at BlendSwap.com this summer. These are just some of them. More coming soon!
NameCreatorBlendSwap LinkDownloadGet Our VersionLicenseImage
Refrigerator Max Designer 69007 Coming! CC-BY
Cat JnZ 56797 CC-BY-SA
LP Robot InfameDavid 21610 CC-0

Other files from BlendSwap and a few other sites, those used in the films are indicated with an asterisk (*):

"The Mystery of the Missing Pie"

"Nasty Little Furball"


Comic-O-Matic

We went to http://www.comicomatic.com (by Margo!) to brainstorm story ideas.


Bits and Pieces


Audio

Recordings for "The Mystery of the Missing Pie".

Music by Kevin MacLeod found for "Nasty Little Furball"
License: Creative Commons By Attribution 3.0

Other Audio files


Other Settings

If you do not have a numeric keypad on your keyboard (typically laptops do not) you should change the setting to "emulated" one, so that you can use the numbers above the letters instead.
Blender Settings #2

If you are using a Mac 3-button mouse, you may have to tweak the System Preferences to make it work right with Blender.

Step 1:
Mac Mouse #1

Step 2:
Mac Mouse #2

Step 3:
Mac Mouse #3


margoburns@gmail.com