This week Ian and Ben are joined by friend of the show Nate to discuss simulation systems. But first Ian brings us this week’s headlines.
Mattel, Quirky Partner Up to Crowdsource New Toys for Barbie, Hot Wheels and Fisher-Price. Freeware plugins by Richard Rosenman. THE FUTURE OF MINECRAFT: OCULUS RIFT, MOTION CONTROLS, AND MORE. New Plate System Lets You 3D Print Like It’s 1989. Amazon deliveries coming to car trunks.
Ben then shares the recent article SAVE ANIMATION: HOW ‘WATCH TIME’ IS ENDANGERING YOUTUBE ANIMATORS, which ads a number of UK animators’ voices to the discussion of YouTube’s algorithm being weighted against animators. This leads to a discussion with Nate on why animators can’t just move on to another site that gives them a better deal. Ben also brings us an April Fools Day video from the Game Grumps, Minecraft is for Everyone – Toon Grumps. Arin Hanson (Egoraptor) and Ross O’Donovan (RubberNinja), hosts of Game Grumps and Steam Train respectively, and both animators, joke about canceling their Lets Plays and dedicating their shows to cartoons. They then discuss their experiences with animation and it’s current state on YouTube over top video of O’Donovan animating Starbomb’s next music video.
Ian tells us about and shows us examples of simulation/dynamics types.
WebGL Particle Physics
Rigid body dynamics
Matter.js Physics Engine Demo
Two Way Coupling
Soft body dynamics
WebGL Fluid Simulation
2D fluid dynamics
Finally, all three hunker down for a round of RPG trivia. Who will emerge victorious this week? Tune in and find out!
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