Editorial nº 22 - Things that go bump in the Night!

Fear... It's because fear, while often unpleasant, jump starts your heart, gets the blood moving and makes you feel alive.

Have you ever noticed that people like getting the "living daylights" scared out of themselves. In fact some people even go out of their way to scare themselves (i.e. scary movies, images, games, rides etc). And why you might ask, would so many people enjoy getting scared. It's not like fear is one of the fun warm fuzzy feelings. It's because fear, while often unpleasant, jump starts your heart, gets the blood moving and makes you feel alive. If you asque me, it is a darn odd way to enjoy yourself, but hey whatever makes you happy or should I say feel alive.

Although we are still months away from Halloween, as you might have guessed, we're going to try to give you a few scares. All in fun of course. In this issue we are going to explore "Things that go bump in the Night" and see if we can't get your blood pumping a little.

We have a "Cute Clown", who is anything but cute. In fact, he is downright scary enough to give you a nightmare or two. Nahuel Belich explains all the gruesome details and inspiration for his "Cute Clown" image, he even made us some videos showing how he went about certain stages.

David Skrodzki and Paulo Silva both show us how they created their creature characters, LOTR Cave Troll and Arkor. Philippe Roubal shows us how to create tracks and foot prints. This is one very creative technique that has all kinds of uses. From footprints in the sand or snow, to wet ghost prints silently appearing in a dimly lit room. And Pascal Fallert shows us how he created a great fluid simulation that looks suspiciously like blood.

So get ready to be spooked, educated and entertained. Oh, and you might want to turn all the lights on... just in case.

Have Fun!

Gaurav Nawani gaurav@blenderart.org

Sandra Gilbert sandra@blenderart.org

Nam Pham nam@blenderart.org

Gaurav, Sandra, Alex

Kevin Braun
Phillip Ryals
Bruce Westfall
Joshua Leung
Lynda Schemansky
Noah Summers
Joshua Scotton
Marque Warren
Wade Bick
Patrik O'Donnell
Brian C. Treacy
Scott Hill
Henriel Veldtmann
Daniel Hand

Philippe Roubal
Dawid Skrodzki
Leonardo Nahuel Belich
Paulo Silva (Engelik)
Pascal Fallert
Sandra Gilbert

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