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I was recently introduced to Carol Dweck and her research on mindset. Dweck, a professor of psychology at Stanford proposes that everyone has either a fixed mindset or a growth mindset. A fixed mindset is one in which you view your talents and abilities as like it sounds, fixed. In other words, your intelligence and talents are fixed. A growth mindset, on the other hand, is one in which you see your talents and abilities are fluid. You can build your abilities up by doing the work and putting in the time.

Here are a couple videos that explain it in more detail:

I am currently reading her book, “Mindset: A new Psychology of Success“. It’s pretty interesting so far.

Some other interesting reads:

“The Talent Code” by Daniel Coyle

“Peak: Secrets from the New Science of Expertise” by Anders Ericsson and Robert  Pool

 

Project Icarus

This was a fun little concept solely to start messing with Marvelous Designer. Granted it’s a very simple use of Marvelous. I was thinking of Raiders of the Lost Ark Pangrazio shot, a little of Hal from 2001, and Timeless show.

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I used Maya, Marvelous Designer, Arnold Renderer, and Photoshop. Here’s a quick breakdown of my process.

CGMA Winter and Spring Student works

I just finished up my Spring Semester Matte Painting class, and realized I didn’t post my Winter Semester Matte Painting class. My apologies to everyone from our Winter Semester. Here are selected works from both classes.

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Click to find out more on my Matte Painting course

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WIP Redshift and VDB volumes

Did a little exploration. I was demoing World Machine to my class and thought why not do something with it again. I wanted to test using VDB volumes in Redshift so why not combine the two. I’ll do another post detailing using VDB volumes. This is by far not finished but a fun exploration.