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Animation software used by Studio Ghibli will soon be free.

Toonz Ghibli Edition used by legendary Japanese filmmakers like Hayao Miyazaki is going open-source, making it free to use by studios and novice animators alike. You may not have heard of Toonz animation software, but you’ve no doubt seen work it was used in: Studio Ghibli films like Spirited Away and Tale of the Princess Kaguya (below), or the animated series Futurama.

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Exciting things!

New in the Lab we have several Arduino kits – Talk to me if you have completed Javascript and want to have a go at microcontroller programming. Find out more about Arduino here:

There is also a chance for a collaboration project with the SHS dance classes doing projection mapping with a Kinect sensor. Have a look at these videos to see what I am talking about: