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March 19

           Muvizu Revisited

Having heard about the loss of one of our former members we saw a tribute film The Apprentice. We were then taken though the opening procedure for Muvizu to find the assets available from within the programme. Brian took us through attendance at a recent Queen concert in London and showed an animated version of Brian May singing “Love of My Life” along with the short appearance of an animated Freddie Mercury.
Following a short break it was explained that various parts of the animation had not been possible through Muvizu assets and to produce the Brian May guitar staging needed a rapid learning of Blender. Lip sync was made more realistic by resorting to Adobe Character Animator. Text of the words of the song was converted to sound so that individual words were made to lip sync. Clothing was changed by using custom textures that could be redesigned in Photoshop.