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Boids and Birds

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Check it out! My new video that previews my progress on using boid particles in Blender 2.5 to simulate a flock of birds!

Boids and Birds from Benjamin Bailey on Vimeo.

I am going to teach how to use boid particles in a webinar with Kurv Studios sometime in the near future. No dates have been set yet, and I still have a lot more to learn with boids, but be prepared, a class is on the way!

Cheers on the journey!

Aviation at JAARS!

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A couple days ago I was privileged to see the JAARS headquarters!

JAARS (Jungle Aviation and Radio Services) is a Christian organization established in 1948 which specializes in providing essential transportation and communication resources to missionaries traveling to the far reaches of the Earth.

So this past Friday my family and I went up to visit some missionary friends, the Wussows, and stayed the night. We checked out their trails the next morning, and headed off for the JAARS headquarters, where Bryan and Joan work.

We toured the facilities, visited museums, saw a demo presentation of a Helio airplane taking off and landing in a stunning 5-plane-lengths, and enjoyed a lovely evening eating a taco dinner before heading back to West Viriginia.

I got to try out dubbing the Jesus film into English, meet a lead team member of the WordSign project (which I hope to contribute some assets to,) ride in a 4-wheel-drive vehicle over a rough-terrain training road, and take a ride in the Helio plane.

All-in-all it was a wonderful experience, and I am seriously considering my future options, and if JAARS will play a part in that future.

After all, I really want to travel – and what better way to do that then to spread the good news to the far reaches of Terra Firma?

Adios! May your journey be eventful and bright.

P.S. I got to be the co-pilot! It was pure serenity to fly over rural North Carolina in a bush plane… simply inspirational.

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