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The fear of aging: Boris Sverlow about Gerontophobia

Monday, July 4th, 2016 by Nadine Obst

Boris Sverlow has been creating art ever since he was able to hold a pen. Born in 1986 in Antwerp, he didn't think he would become an animator when he made his first drawings. But then, in kindergarten, he saw his first animation movie and a staring turtle named just like him, left a deeper impression on little Boris. Finally, when his father borrowed a Video Hi8 camera from a friend he started to work on his first clay animations: "The camera could be set to frame by frame recording and capture the images directly onto the tape. Because editing software didn't exist back then, everything was by nature a one take." Then much later near the end of secondary school, Boris started with simple flip-book animations and continues: "Inspired by the magic of movement I made an animation for my final exam project the following year and eventually this led me to explore animation in higher education."

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3D Artist of the Month July 2016: Dennis Brooks

Friday, July 1st, 2016 by Nadine Obst

 

We're pleased to inform you about our 3D Artist of the Month July 2016, the very talented Denis Brooks. 

You want to be our next featured 3D Artist of the Month during the upcoming month of August and win 250 Renderpoints? Then, just visit our facebook page, upload one of your self-made 3D images and send us a personal message containing your email address. We'll choose the best image and contact the winner.


 

We support MOAS with 500 post-rescue-sets

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016 by Nadine Obst

RebusFarm decided to support MOAS - Migrant Offshore Aid Station with donating 500 post-rescue-sets.

MOAS launched its third Central Mediterranean mission on the 8th of June 2016 with a fleet of two search and rescue vessels, four rescue launches, and two humanitarian drones. The operation includes access to two on-board clinics, a professional and experienced search and rescue crew, including rescue swimmers and a team of medics. 

In its first two weeks of this operation, the Migrant Offshore Aid Station rescued over 2,000 men, women and children in distress at sea bringing the total number of people saved and assisted to over 16,000. Once on board, all beneficiaries receive post-rescue assistance, medical treatment and supplies like dry clothes, rations, and water. 

RebusFarm has donated 500 post-rescue-packs including food, water, dry clothes and a blanket to MOAS´mission in the Central Mediterranean. 

MOAS' Matthias Dentler says: "MOAS is a 100% privately funded charity and relies on the support of private donations like this one to keep operations afloat. This latest donation from RebusFarm helps enormously and their ongoing support gives the team motivation. We thank them for their contribution and hope it inspires others to act."

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Mike Hermes about his YouTube channel MH Tutorials

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016 by Nadine Obst

We'd like to introduce to you Mike Hermes, creator of the very useful YouTube channel and blog MHTutorials. Whether you are looking for videos on 3D modeling, rigging, lighting, or texturing and animation, you'll find here. Mike took the time and gave us an interview on his passion of making videos. 

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Hands on our logo: Cogswell College students dive deep

Wednesday, June 8th, 2016 by Nadine Obst

You might ask yourself what this title is all about. Well, it's been a while now since we kind of secretly started this little project with a group of students from the Cogswell College course "MediaWorks". The Digital Media School is based in the heart of Silicon Valley in California. "Media Works" is a collaborative program that brings together students from the Audio and 3D Departments. The aim of the project is typical to create a short audiovisual piece for a partner organization. Students are asked to produce animated logo short movies or sequences that include sound design, original music, and animation. They must work through the entire production process, complete with real-life client meetings, creative briefing, concept generation, participation in the approval process, project and time management, deadlines and full-scale production individually, in teams and cross-teams.

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3D Artist of the Month June 2016: Carlos Marenco

Wednesday, June 1st, 2016 by Nadine Obst

 

Today we'd like to introduce to you our 3D Artist of the Month June 2016, Carlos Marenco from Nicaragua. Carlos took the time to talk about his career and the making of his winning image "The Garden" in the following interview.

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A "Creative Shrimp": Gleb Alexandrov about his blog

Friday, May 20th, 2016 by Nadine Obst

We're very excited we had the chance to talk to Gleb Alexandrov from creativeshrimp.com about his inspiring work as a 3D artist and tutorial creator. Without further ado, let's get started:

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We now support Pixar's RenderMan 20 for Maya (beta)

We're happy to inform you that as of now RebusFarm supports Pixar's RenderMan 20 for Maya (beta). We are offering a special discount rate of 50% during beta phase and will keep you informed about the progress on our RebusFarm News Site

RenderMan can be downloaded as a non-commercial version for free. This version is fully functional, without any limitation or watermark. Pixar also offers tons of video material to make your start more comfortable. 



RebusFarm supports Oxfam Deutschland

RebusFarm decided to support Oxfam Germany with their campaign "Unternehmer für Unternehmer" - "Companies for Companies". The purpose of this campaign is to support individuals in third world countries on becoming more independent. In groups, they receive education and support on their entrepreneurship which leads them to more autonomy. Oxfam International understands that many causes of poverty are linked: "The injustice of poverty demands a powerful and practical response to address both its causes and its impact on peoples' lives."

Please join us and support this great organization!

3D Artist of the Month May 2016: Meike Schneider

Monday, May 2nd, 2016 by Nadine Obst

 

We're very flattered by all the great entries this month and although it was tough this time, we had to eventually make a decision. Meike Schneider from Germany convinced us with her cute "Little Mary". Well, let's be honest: How could anybody resist those puppy eyes?

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