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Virgilio Vasconcelos

Virgilio Vasconcelos' keywords: Gilles Deleuze; Digital Animation; Re:Anima; Technics; Free Software; Democracy; Open Access; LUCA School of Arts; Copyleft; Paulo Freire; Digital Arts; Bernard Stiegler; OpenToonz; UFMG; Diversity; Fedora; Punk Rock; Heterotopias; Blender; Animation; Michel Foucault; Rigging; GNU/Linux; Donna Haraway; Education; Privacy; Research; Python; Remix; Krita; Gilbert Simondon; Ailton Krenak; Pierre Bourdieu; David Graeber; Perspectivism; Decolonial thinking; Art; Jacques Derrida; Cosmotechnics; Ubuntu; Debian; Noam Chomsky; Re-existence.

About

I'm an Animation Professor at LUCA School of Arts, campus C-mine in Genk, Belgium. I teach at the Re:Anima Joint Master in Animation and I'm a senior researcher at the Inter-Actions Research Unit. My research interests include philosophy of Technics, power relations inscribed in and reinforced by technical objects, and decolonial perspectives in animation. Previously, I was an Animation Professor at Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG), in Brazil. MFA and PhD by the Graduate Program in Arts at EBA/UFMG. I'm also a free software advocate, animator, rigger and I also like to code. You can see some of my works and know a bit more about me at:

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Blender Animation Book

I've written a book about Rigging and Animation in Blender for Packt Publishing. You can get the files here.

Old Blog

Yes, I had a blog. Haven't updated it since 2011. Anyway, if you need something from there I have kept backwards compatibility and you can read it below.

For a long time (back in 2006 I was asking for it on CGTalk) I wanted this kind of functionality for Blender. Now, the artist Ivo Grigull is working on a constraint that adds this "spring" motion effect - great for applying the follow through animation principle. Look and start drooling:

It's a Christmas miracle!!! hehehe ;)

And Happy Holidays for you!

(1) Comments

28/Dec/2010
kernond said:

Wow, that's very interesting! I just hope that some don't abuse it by using it as a way to avoid learning to animate. It's a great asset, though, if you already know how to do it manually and need a more efficient workflow.