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Virgilio Vasconcelos

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


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

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.