Alex Carney: Queues, Queueing and Ciw: Superpowers for Animators!

Animating can be a very time consuming process, with animators working on feature films taking weeks to animate just a few seconds of footage. But we will see that with the right tools and just a few lines of Python we can very easily generate hours of background animation in minutes!

Blender is a free and open source 3D animation package that exposes much of its functionality through a Python API.

Ciw is a Python library that allows us to easily model and simulate networks of queues.

Lightning talks

This month we had two lightning talks. Danielle Procida spoke about PyCon UK 2016, held here in Cardiff:

and Martin Chorley introduced Hacks Hackers South Wales x South West


This month’s venue is T/0.31 in the School of Computer Science & Informatics. Enter the complex through the main gates and follow the awesome signs!