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Animate an Iceberg Turning into a Desert Island

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In this hour long video tutorial, we will follow the complete process of animating a 3d iceberg as it transforms into a desert island. We will take an in-depth look at using the many complex features of dreamscape, in conjunction with hand painted displacement maps and animated meshes, and even go over some of the more classic principles of animation.

Blog Action Day 2009

This post is part of Blog Action Day 2009, a worldwide initiative started by Envato founders Collis and Cyan Ta'eed, now being run by Blog Action Day exists to change the conversation on the web for one day by uniting thousands of bloggers around one important issue - this year, Climate Change. It's not too late to register your blog and participate.

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Climate Change

Climate change is already happening, and represents one of the greatest environmental, social, and economic threats facing the planet today, particularly in the Arctic, where permafrost is melting, glaciers are receding, and sea ice is disappearing at an alarming rate. Because the Arctic plays a very special role in the overall global climate, these changes will not only affect local indigenous lifeforms and ecosystems, but the rest of the world as well.

For more information on how the climate has changed in the Arctic so far, what future changes are expected, and most importantly...what we can do to help, visit

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