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I just got word from my contacts at Focal Press that Tradigital Blender has received the 2011 PROSE award in the Arts Technique category. They are the American Publishers Awards for Professional and Scholarly Excellence. Link to the winners is here. Needless to say, I am geekfully happy.

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I’m completely out of time, so I’ll call it done. Below you have HD embeds of Snowmen Will Melt Your Heart on both Vimeo and youtube. Pick your favorite. I also made a 1920 x 1080 render of the coda shot for my desktop backgrounds. Gets me in the holiday spirit. Cheers! Vimeo: youtube: And […]

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And one more…

Moving ahead, I’ve added the snow to the first shot and begun to experiment with ways of doing the tree line. This method isn’t horrible, but it needs some tweaking. As a proof of concept though, I consider it a success as it gives the correct overall effect. Note that the kids in the background […]

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Falling Snow Effect

I’ve gotten this almost to where I think I completely like it. Blender particle system, using a very light-weight snowflake mesh (24 faces) as a dupli-object. I got the motion going pretty well, but the material on the snowflake makes it, I think. Of course this morning, I looked out the window after I fired […]

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