The Animated Line in VR_ Hand Drawn Animation in Oculus Quill

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Mari Jaye Blanchard is an independent animator living and working in upstate New York. After receiving her MFA in Painting, she jumped ship and traded her brushes for a drawing tablet and a VR headset.

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Along with several of her own shorts which have screened internationally including festivals in Annecy, Melbourne and Berlin, she has created animations for Sesame Workshop, MTV, Comedy Central and the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA). She is a NYFA Fellow, an avid fan of special effects makeup, and a co-founder of the NYC animation collective Family Camp.

While she continues her own independent work, mari jaye gets daily inspiration from her students and colleagues at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) where she is an Assistant Professor in the School of Film and Animation.

The Animated Line in VR: Hand Drawn Animation in Oculus Quill

This workshop will explore how to use Oculus Quill to create hand-drawn, frame by frame animation in a three-dimensional VR space. After an introduction to the basics of the Quill UI including brushes, selection tools, and layers, we will dive right in to time-based drawing. Knowledge of traditional 2D techniques is a plus, but not required as participants design and create their own short animated VR experience.