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Introduction to Motion Capture Technology

If you are in the New York City Area, and if you are interested in learning how all those cool animations are made in movies, commercials and video games, you should think about signing up for my class. I will be teaching a course showing the pipeline of capturing the data, processing the information, blending sequences of animation, and rending a final character animation this Fall (2009).  If you are interested please see the advertisement below and feel free to email me with questions.  I will not offer this as a distance course, but if there is interest (please leave a comment) I will think of doing this in the future.  The software I will cover in this course is as follows: Vicon IQ/Nexus/Blade, Autodesk Motionbuilder and Maya, and Newtek Lightwave.  If you have interest please contact the admissions office at Long Island University in Brooklyn, NY at (718) 488-1011.  More information on admissions is available here: LIU admissions.

MA678 Flyer

My intelligence has officially been offended beyond recognition

I just can not believe that something like this video has created by someone who is running for President of the United States. What are we being told here? Am I supposed to believe that Britney Spears and Paris Hilton are of the same class of people as a former student of both Columbia AND Harvard University? Do they have the insight and knowledge to become a Senior Lecturer in Law at University of Chicago Law School?

I don’t think so….

Why would I want to support offshore drilling instead of investment into the development of alternative energy?  We are told day in and day out that education is everything.  We are told that in order to succeed in this century that we will need to be able to compete in the high tech sector.  Is investing in training engineers to develop alternative energy not one of these goals?  Why would we spend money to drill off shore for a finite resource when we can spend the same money in research to develop better solar cells, wind and hydro-electric generators, cleaner nuclear facilities, and most of all more fuel efficient cars.  Even if gas is $5.00 per gallon, what would it matter if your car could efficiently utilize potential to kinetic energy transfer as well as solar in addition to hybrid engine technology?

If John McCain wants me to vote for him, he had better tell me how he is going to support our economy by developing reasonable paying jobs that train people to do something that a Chinese worker can not do for 1/10th the cost.  I do not want to exist in the previous millennium any longer.  IT IS TIME TO MOVE ON. 

Senator McCain — Please I ask you — BELIEVE in us, the American People to use the investment in our education to develop new technology, not to rely on antiquated ideas from yester-year and if you approve messages, try to at least tell us something positive that you plan to do.

Nvidia VFW driver for Vista?

Does anyone know if there is a working VFW driver for an Nvidia 7800GT with VIVO?  I have 2 of these cards and would like to use one of them as a video in on my HTCP as the video capture is pretty good on it.  I have been unable to find any indication that Nvidia supports VFW at this point.  I am hoping that someone has a hacked driver or something.  I have other video capture solutions that do work, but I would like to use one of these as well.  Please leave a message if you can help 🙂