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Probably time for an here. I’m an animator, currently working in video games. I love the creative aspects of animation, but I also really enjoy building tools to make the creative part easier. I’ve got two sons, two dogs, two birds, and never enough spare time for all the other things I want to do.

Took a walk today on a little path behind my son’s school. Found an area with higher than normal levels of whimsy.

#introduction I am an artist that draws mazes unlike anything you have seen before. I'm a retired programmer. Seven years ago, I suddenly and accidentally discovered that I can draw.

I combine my drawing skills with my computer skills in the language Python.

Last December, I took a maze that drew in 2016 and animated it.

Warning: this video contains close up views of a hand drawn overly large spider. Watch the video at your own risk.

youtu.be/tlaFTf9tJ4o

#animation #macro #maze

Got my tech art reel done! Hopefully I don’t need it, but it’s good to have a backup plan. vimeo.com/706794643

Little secret about Mastodon: the third party unofficial apps are really good! :blobhappy:

Because they've been around a lot longer, the third party apps have more features than the official apps.

You can see links to the third party apps listed underneath the official app links on the Mastodon website, just scroll down the page a bit:

joinmastodon.org/apps

Also, most of the unofficial apps (such as Metatext, Fedilab and Tusky) are open source so outsiders can see exactly what they do and how they work. This makes them just as safe to use as the official apps.

If you haven't tried the third party apps yet, it's well worth giving them a go.

#MastoTips #FediTips #Mastodon

Thoughts after my first week on Mastodon...

When you post something on Twitter, it feels like stepping into a spotlight.
And you are aware that it might burn you. Anxiety.

When you post something on Mastodon, it feels like wandering through the house at night, slowly beginning to see
the soft glow of a candle. Everything's a bit blurry, but you probably won't get hurt.
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People post more things that are important to them.
A lot less outrage.
So that's nice.

#Twitter #Mastodon

Probably time for an here. I’m an animator, currently working in video games. I love the creative aspects of animation, but I also really enjoy building tools to make the creative part easier. I’ve got two sons, two dogs, two birds, and never enough spare time for all the other things I want to do.

Socel: Social for the Animation Arts

Socel is a place for animation professionals, freelancers, independents, students, and fans to connect and grow together. Everyone in related fields such as comics, illustration, and video games is also very welcome. As an implementation of Mastodon, Socel connects you to almost two million users around the globe as part of the Federation; a network of independent social spaces communicating with each other.