dvGarage, a company dedicated to training the next generation of visual media artists, is inviting viewers to participate in “The Morning Dailies.”
It’s a new forum that will start May 15 and is designed to provide upcoming computer artists with the feedback they need to move to the next level. The feedback, lead by former member of Industrial Light and Magic’s Rebel Unit, Alex Lindsay, will take the form of dvGarage’s existing “Attention to Detail” series.
“For me, the Morning Dailies during film production where one the most important aspects of my development,” Lindsay, one of dvGarage’s founders, said. “It wasn’t just the getting feedback on my own work but seeing what was missing in everyone’s work that really helped tune my eye. We hope that the Morning Dailies will bring a taste of that production experience to those who aren’t working on a film … yet.”
The new feature added to dvGarage’s offerings is in response to an outpouring of requests for feedback over the six weeks since the site was launched. Meanwhile, dvGarage crew member, Alex Wayne, guest stars in dvGarage’s ongoing weekly series of computer graphics tutorials. On a tangent from dvGarage’s normal subject matter, he shows how to create an animated and electric transition from scratch.
“With this method, you don’t need pre-built transition libraries,” Wayne said. “The concepts illustrated here give you endless possibilities for moving between images.”
The tutorial is dvGarage’s 10th in a weekly series. It adds to over an hour of free streaming tutorials on the site already that both observe the world from a computer artist’s point of view and try to recreate that world through easy to follow animated tutorials. Other weekly tutorials on the site include building a CG pumpkin, a hockey puck, and a super realistic chrome surface using layered rendering.