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Ashley Arrizola - My Internship at epic software group…

December 26, 2013 – I found out about epic software while doing research to do an internship for my education while attending my senior year at college to further my experience as an artist. Looking at their website, I was very intrigued with all of their past projects, as well as their wide variety of work and decided to apply there. As I began my internship I was greatly welcomed into their group and was tested for my level of detail for a variety of art techniques. I assisted in many types…

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How to Photograph A Large Group of People - The AVPG Shoot

August 23, 2013 – Group photography can be one of the simplest types of photography to shoot, but creating a great group shot can be quite challenging. Photos of groups get taken every second across the world, by amateurs and professionals alike; it’s a very popular type of photography. People love to be in group photos, and they love to see the results afterwards and share them with their friends and family However, the photographer’s job isn’t as easy as you would think…

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Capturing Realistic Human Movement

  August 19, 2013 – When animating 3D models, some actions that are required for animated characters to do can be difficult to create certain actions. When we want to give a character a more natural feel or lifelike characteristics we use real people to act out movements that records it into 3D. This technique is known as Motion Capture.Motion capture is the process of capturing realistic movements for animated characters that can be used for many types of productions such as Industrial,…

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“To Buy or To Build” - Heresy or the First Question a Software Developer Should Ask?

The Woodlands, TX - July 08, 2013 - Last month the epic software group celebrated its 23rd year in business. When I launched the company back in 1990, just about any application our clients wanted required us to design and code it from scratch - typically in C or Visual Basic.  Developing software can be time consuming, expensive, and if the project gets completed, the code must be updated and maintained.   Over the years the epic software group has evolved from a hardcore software…

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Photo Shoot In the Eagle Ford Shale Area - Boomtown in Southeast Texas

March 28, 2013 - There is a boom going on in an area of the oil patch known as the Eagle Ford Shale - comprised of 20 counties just south of San Antonio, Texas. We have seen a substantial increase in work at epic because of this boom, and earlier this week I had a chance to go and see it firsthand. I was sent on assignment to photograph a mobile water testing lab on a working drill site about 30 miles east of Cotulla, Texas. While you might think that is the middle of nowhere, you couldn't tell…

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