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Robot - BigDog Throws Cinder Blocks with Huge Robotic Face-Arm

Dynamic Robot Manipulation

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BigDog handles heavy objects. The goal is to use the strength of the legs and torso to help power motions of the arm. This sort of dynamic, whole-body approach is routinely used by human athletes and animals, and will enhance the performance of advanced robots. The control techniques and actuators needed for dynamic manipulation are being developed by Boston Dynamics with funding from the Army Research Laboratory's RCTA program.

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Horns Official Trailer #1 (2014) Daniel Radcliffe Movie HD

http://www.joblo.com - "Horns" Official Trailer #1 (2014) Daniel Radcliffe Movie HD In the aftermath of his girlfriend's mysterious death, a young man awakens to strange horns sprouting from...
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In the aftermath of his girlfriend's mysterious death, a young man awakens to strange horns sprouting from his temples.

Director: Alexandre Aja

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Amazon launches 3D printing store - Phys.org

Amazon launches 3D printing store - Phys.org | Machinimania | Scoop.it
Amazon announced Monday the launch of an online store for 3D printed items to allow consumers to customize and personalize items like earrings, pendants, dolls and other objects.
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"With 3D printing, a customer's wants are no longer limited to what is in stock but instead by what they can imagine."

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2014-07-amazon-3d.html#jCp

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Mad Max Fury Road - Official Movie Trailer (2014) (HD)

Mad Max Fury Road - Official Movie Trailer (2014) (HD)
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Ok, this looks actually a lot better than i thought it would. 

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Picture Book

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Picture Book is a fantastical world that expands like the universe everyday. There are obstacles, good folks and not so nice shadow players to meet along the path. Any story Ruby cares about includes conflict. Picture Book is a hero journey and explorers are given the opportunity to write their own journey stories while they visit.

 

Ann Dickerson is the builder of Picture Book in Kitely Grid which is a story telling world. Ann's avatar (typist) is called Ruby O'Degree which she describes as a fictive author and storybuilder in the tradition of characters developed for telling stories such as Sherlock Holmes, Marco Polo, and Cynthia Rawlings.


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Cool concept and very fascinating -

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Talla Adam's curator insight, July 28, 11:05 AM

I visited Picture Book and I must say I loved it but it is still a work in progress. Well worth seeing though and another example of the way in which authors, story tellers and adventure creators are turning to the low cost Opensim worlds to express their undoubted talents in the arts.

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37 Photographs of Abandoned Locations in Iceland

37 Photographs of Abandoned Locations in Iceland | Machinimania | Scoop.it

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The background and surroundings for these abandoned properties couldn’t be anymore beautiful. The Nordic country of Iceland is 40,000 square miles of gorgeous terrain.

This piece covers everything from an abandoned bulldozer to a plane from the US Navy.

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James Johnston's curator insight, July 28, 10:49 AM

Cool pictures, would love to explore these places.

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King Kong Movie 'Skull Island' Set for 2016 - Variety

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King Kong Movie 'Skull Island' Set for 2016
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Legendary Entertainment is developing a movie based on Skull Island, better known as the home of King Kong. The pic is scheduled to be released on November 4, 2016.
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The island, which gets its name from an imposing skull-shaped rock formation, first appeared in the 1933 “King Kong” and subsequent films, but also is the home of many other prehistoric creatures and a primitive society of humans.

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Learning In The Flesh: Why Disney Sends Its Animators To Life Drawing Classes

Learning In The Flesh: Why Disney Sends Its Animators To Life Drawing Classes | Machinimania | Scoop.it
As reliance on computers lures young animators away from classical drawing, Disneys master teachers are reminding them why figure drawing is still... (Why Life Drawing? Here's why...
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You can draw animation and gesture without life drawing, but life drawing skills give you proportion, structure, perspective, and a certain vitality through rhythmic gestures,” says Gnass, a former Disney TV storyboard artist.

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How 'Dragon 2' director used the cloud to create gigantic animated fight sequences - VentureBeat

How 'Dragon 2' director used the cloud to create gigantic animated fight sequences - VentureBeat | Machinimania | Scoop.it
How 'Dragon 2' director used the cloud to create gigantic animated fight sequences VentureBeat To make those sequences, the animators at DreamWorks Animation in Redwood City, Calif., and elsewhere had to come up with a real-time animation drawing...
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Quote "We had the ambition to do something that could rival the biggest battles in Lord of the Rings, to have that kind of scale on screen. In our own way, I think we did accomplish that."

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On Finding New Screenplay Structures for Independent Films

On Finding New Screenplay Structures for Independent Films | Machinimania | Scoop.it

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Very informative. Storytelling in the "Big Picture" so to say. 

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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, July 26, 12:07 AM


Jennine Lanouette:  "It often seems to me that the independent film community is not entirely comfortable talking about screenwriting" ...

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Pixite's new 3D photo editing app Matter debuts on iPhone and iPad ...

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Pixite is out today with a new photo editing app for iPhone and iPad called Matter. The app allows you to embed and manipulate 3D objects in your photography or photos from others to give your photos an impressive science ...
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Pixite is out today with a new photo editing app for iPhone and iPad called Matter. The app allows you to embed and manipulate 3D objects in your photography or photos from others to give your photos an impressive science fiction effect.

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11th Annual Squeaky Wheel Animation Fest - Buffalo Rising

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11th Annual Squeaky Wheel Animation Fest
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The line-up for the 11th Annual Squeaky Wheel Animation Fest has been announced.
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The line-up for the 11th Annual Squeaky Wheel Animation Fest has been announced. The free family-friendly outdoor screening festival is a real hoot for anyone who appreciates a wide breadth of artist creations. 

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Abbott Media Productions's curator insight, July 24, 9:14 AM

What a great event!

Abbott Media Productions's curator insight, July 24, 9:14 AM

What a great event! 

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Stratasys Helps 3D Print 2000 pound, 14 Foot Tall Giant Creature, 'Bodock' For ... - 3DPrint.com

Stratasys Helps 3D Print 2000 pound, 14 Foot Tall Giant Creature, 'Bodock' For ... - 3DPrint.com | Machinimania | Scoop.it
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Stratasys Helps 3D Print 2000 pound, 14 Foot Tall Giant Creature, 'Bodock' For ...
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Approximately 33% of the creature was 3D printed.
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From July 24-27, a giant mechanical creature will roam outside the Convention Center. Weighing in at over 2,000 pounds, standing almost 14 feet tall, with a width of 9 feet, 9 inches, the creature, named ‘Bodock’, will be a feast for the eyes.

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Animating in Realtime with iClone - Episode 1 - YouTube

Welcome to the first episode of Animating in Realtime with iClone. This 15 minute show features email questions, how to create an animated prop in Studio Max...
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He is a master in his field and he do have a great way of making tutorials. Check it out.

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This floating 3D video shows 'Star Wars' holograms are closer than ...

This floating 3D video shows 'Star Wars' holograms are closer than ... | Machinimania | Scoop.it
We take that to mean that it's more like a floating 3D movie, rather than a virtual object you can study from any angle. Since they're seeking a patent, Helson and Jackets are coy about exactly how it works, but say that there's ...
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Thanks to Princess Leia's famous Star Wars plea, true holograms rank just behind flying cars as tech we want, nay deserve to have in our lifetimes -- and Tupac-style flimflam won't cut it. Now, an exhibition from artists Chris Helson and Sarah Jackets whimsically called "Help Me Obi" projects objects as large as 30cm (12-inches) in space.

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THE HOBBIT 3 Official Trailer (2014) - YouTube

THE HOBBIT 3 : The Battle of the Five Armies Official Trailer ➨ Join us on Facebook http://facebook.com/FreshMovieTrailers ✓ Subscribe Here & NOW ➨ http://bi... (THE HOBBIT 3 Official Trailer (2014) : http://t.co/PjdytEHOlF...
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THE HOBBIT 3 Trailer 
A Movie directed by Peter Jackson
Release Date : December 17, 2014


One never get to old to enjoy that kind of storytelling :-)

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'Strange Fruit' uses the art of cartoon to share history - Howard University The District Chronicles

'Strange Fruit' uses the art of cartoon to share history - Howard University The District Chronicles | Machinimania | Scoop.it
'Strange Fruit' uses the art of cartoon to share history
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The history books you had in school almost put you to sleep. They were filled with dates, stats, dead people and towns that aren't even around anymore.
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For teens that don’t know enough about history, “Strange Fruit” will wake them up. 

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Virtual World Blog | Kitely

Virtual World Blog | Kitely | Machinimania | Scoop.it

We updated Kitely today with several improvements, including an enhanced version of OpenSim 0.8; experimental support for BulletSim; and better in-world search. We contributed some of our patches to OpenSim core so other grids will be able to benefit from them as well...


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Talla Adam's curator insight, July 28, 8:23 AM

Kitely dose a great job with frequent updates and improvements to the core Opensim code. They also contribute many fixes back to core ofr the benefit of the whole Open Simulator community across many grids.

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Net neutrality is dead – welcome to the age of digital discrimination

Net neutrality is dead – welcome to the age of digital discrimination | Machinimania | Scoop.it





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"A US appeal court ruling that undermines the principle of net neutrality could spell the end for the ideal of an open internet, writes John Naughton"

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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, July 26, 10:49 PM


"A US appeal court ruling that undermines the principle of net neutrality could spell the end for the ideal of an open internet, writes John Naughton"

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CGI 3D Animated Short HD: "Origami" - by ESMA

Check out this awesome 3D Animated Short film called "Origami" created by the talented team of Joanne Smithies, Eric De Melo Bueno, Michael Moreno, and Hugo Bailly while at ESMA! Origami is...
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Check out this awesome 3D Animated Short film called "Origami" created by the talented team of Joanne Smithies, Eric De Melo Bueno, Michael Moreno, and Hugo Bailly while at ESMA! Origami is the art of Japanese origin consisting of folding paper to get different shapes.


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'Hercules': movie review - New York Daily News

'Hercules': movie review - New York Daily News | Machinimania | Scoop.it
New York Daily News 'Hercules': movie review New York Daily News Also, Ratner's exaggerated swagger was starting to feel dated by his last movie, 2011's “Tower Heist.” And besides, Renny Harlin already gave us “The Legend of Hercules” earlier this...
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The Rock is one of those actors who’s always fully committed to his audience. No, he doesn’t try to match the British accents of the rest of the cast. And yeah, he has a little trouble selling the more serious scenes. But he never, ever forgets that we’ve paid good money to be entertained.

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Fifty Shades of Grey movie trailer released

It's the movie trailer everyone is talking about. The Fifty Shades of Grey trailer was released today and has taken the internet by storm.
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It's the movie trailer everyone is talking about. The Fifty Shades of Grey trailer was released  and has taken the internet by storm.

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5 Excellent Examples of Animation Based on Literature - BOOK RIOT

5 Excellent Examples of Animation Based on Literature - BOOK RIOT | Machinimania | Scoop.it
I know. You’re expecting a list of kid-friendly Disney adaptations of children’s books. But that’s not what you’re getting. These examples are a bit off the beaten path.
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I know. You’re expecting a list of kid-friendly Disney adaptations of children’s books. But that’s not what you’re getting. These examples are a bit off the beaten path. They do an excellent job of showcasing not only the skill of the author whose work is being featured, but also the animator who is putting his or her skills to the test.

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Animation and Video Blog: Beyond GoAnimate: Comparing CrazyTalk Animator 2

Animation and Video Blog: Beyond GoAnimate: Comparing CrazyTalk Animator 2 | Machinimania | Scoop.it
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CrazyTalk Animator 2 is worth considering if you're finding GoAnimate too limiting. It's relatively easy to learn, includes plenty of content to get you started and its multi-dimensional avatars present almost unlimited possibilities in realising your animated vision. 

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The Visual Storytelling In This Short Cartoon Is Oscar-Worthy - io9

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The Visual Storytelling In This Short Cartoon Is Oscar-Worthy
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Seriously, if you want to see how animation can be used to create innovative narratives, take a few minutes out of your day to watch Drifters. Three people wake on a train that they don't remember boarding, and we quickly get to see how they all got there.

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Cinema and second screen applications: focus on the film App and the Disney Second Screen experience

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Offering parallel narrations, scene enrichment and new leisure experiences, the film App and Disney Second Screen are revolutionising the cinema experience.

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Selena Coquil:  "Offering parallel narrations, scene enrichment and new leisure experiences, the film App and Disney Second Screen are revolutionising the cinema experience."

herr dennehy's curator insight, July 23, 5:50 AM

I really like the transmedia storytelling idea, but simultaneous transmedia? i'm not so sure...what happens to the unfiltered narration experience? i'm more for the before and after. unless films are actually written with transmedia in mind. simply transmedia-ing existing films won't work. at least not for the core story.