TL,DR: Please help vote for my #150YOD video (deadline is Thursday/Friday midnight, UTC+12)! Every vote counts!
Like, Share, and Vote (link below)
Vote for my video at the following link:
Voting Instructions (sorry, that it's a bit of a long-winded process):
1. Go to the competition website
2. Click the "Vote" button
3. Register on the site (Facebook or Email + Name + Password)
4. (If using email, check your email/spam folders, and Activate the account)
5. Back on the competition website, click the "Vote" button again.
Note: You haven't voted until the button says "Remove Vote" and your name appears on the list
I've entered the "150 Years of Discoveries (#150YOD)" video competition to create a 3 minute video describing my PhD research project. The competition is run by the Royal Society of New Zealand Early Career Researcher Forum (@RSNZECR). There will be 3 awards given for this competition: 1 will be decided by the Judging Panel, and the other 2 as "People's Choice" awards.
This is where you guys come in! Please help support a fellow Blender user and long-time Blender developer (responsible for many cool and awesome innovations and features, including Grease Pencil, Pose Sculpting/Sketching, and all the Blender 2.5+ animation system/tools) by voting (on the competition page), "Liking" and my video on Youtube, and sharing these links with everyone you know.
Video Production Info
This video was made using 100% Open Source software:
* Blender 2.79 (Master) and Grease Pencil - All Visuals and Video Edit
* Audacity 2.13 - All sound recording/editing
* Inkscape 0.91 - Additional title graphics editing
Over the course of production of this video, I fixed 5 bugs in Blender (found in the heat of production), and have identified a long list of usability improvements needed. As usual, I'll put up a post-mortem post covering all these points in the coming days.
This video is a short overview of my PhD research project. From the competition page/Youtube description:
Highlighting techniques are a diverse class of visual effects that make users aware of salient information in a timely manner. Any visual effect can potentially be used and manipulated to create highlighting effects. However, software designers currently have limited knowledge about how to control their effects, often having to resort to multiple rounds of trial and error. My research investigates how we can measure the effects of highlighting techniques to help designers make better design decisions.
And in case you haven't already, please vote for me here.