Play with light path node in Blender Cycles

Ok… this Is a quite advanced technique and I posted mostly as a bookmark form Myself…

You will need this to control how the light will interact with your materials in your blender – cycles scene..

I’m gonna experiment with this settings mostly to achieve the “perfect” look for my upcoming short movie “Odysseus  – Nobody” , but you could actually need even for your architectonic rendering ..

What we see in the real life are not objects themselves, but the refraction of the light on them … so, think how this can be important in a 3d rendering engine, that is nothing else than the artificial recreation of our vision…

This tutorial, from blendercookie, is about the material node “light path node” … If you ignore what is a node, I recommend you to start with some basic tutorials…

WHY “LA GRANDE BELLEZZA” WON THE OSCAR, AND YOU DIDN’T

Honestly, I have not time to translate this article right now. But you won’t loose much. Just a little funny polemyc to italian people not liking the movie, and the thing it won the prize as best foreign movie not having seeing it. I didn’t have the chance to see it myself, but still, I … Continue reading WHY “LA GRANDE BELLEZZA” WON THE OSCAR, AND YOU DIDN’T

Arts and Media, Digital art and computer, poetry and paper: an useless and redundant controversy

note: I don’t feel like translating this content manually, so you can have fun trying to understand the google translate version! A sheet of paper can be used in various ways : To write a shopping list, for example . Or to wrap the eggs. Or again, to write a poem, or make a sketch … Continue reading Arts and Media, Digital art and computer, poetry and paper: an useless and redundant controversy

Awareness campaign on the use of innovative sources of energy

Italy choose with a referendum to not use nuclear power to produce electricity. Instead, we buy it from neighbored countries, or mostly from Russia. Obviously, in this way, electricity get to be quite expensive. Recent scientific studies have shown that the subsoil of the Italian peninsula is full of gas cylinders. For this reason, the … Continue reading Awareness campaign on the use of innovative sources of energy

Russian Avant – Garde Video

Directed by Theodore Ushev.
Produced by Marc Bertrand.
Production Agency :National Film Board of Canada.

Russian avant garde is a term that aims to cover the art produced in Russia ( actually the Russian Empire, or the Soviet Union ) between 1890 and 1930 … although some place its beginning as early as 1850 and its end as late as 1960. The term covers many separate, but inextricably related, art movements that occurred at the time; namely Neo-primitivism, suprematism, constructivism, and futurism.
Even is the Ideal are quite different from those expressed in Italian Futurism, it is quite impossible not noticing visual similarities and simply not admiring these artworks.
Most of film related to this form of art were produced for Propaganda : spreading and consolidating the image of the empire in Russian Citizens.
Even if the scope of Propaganda wasn’t in-line with moderns democratic values , I believe that the art produced was simply astonishing , and have been a pioneer in modern visual communication – advertisement techniques.
The film published on this page is not actually a real propaganda product.. since is produced by the National Film Board of Canada .. but it features the graphics used during the period and entertains the views by interesting motion graphics – musical synesthesia.

Here, an actual poster from Russian Propaganda:

Russia Propaganda Poster