“The trial demonstrated that our vaccine stimulates broadly neutralising antibodies that will neutralise not only single sub-types of HIV, but other sub-types, which means that you can have the vaccine cover many different strains of the virus.”
The results of that trial have been published this week in the journal Retrovirology, and the researchers have announced that they’ve received regulatory approval to take the vaccine development to the next level as early as September next year.
Over the Thanksgiving break I started playing with the new Nintendo 3DS app, “Butterfly: Inchworm Animation 2,” which is the “sequel” to the fun DSi animation app I had fun with a few years ago (See here and here).
It’s pretty amazing what this new app can do, even with the limitations of the 3DS. The overall drawing/image creation tools are pretty good. You can customize brushes and save out your favorite settings.
There’s the ability to record video and now audio, and there’s a library of sound effects you can use as well.
Currently there’s only enough memory for 100 drawings, but there’s a multi-layer timeline with key commands that allow you to tweak the timing, hold images, loop a range, and repeat drawings. It kind of reminded me of how the Etch-a-Sketch Animator (the animation toy from 1986) only had 12 drawings you could make but if you were clever with the re-timing and ordering you could make it seem like it had more. I didn’t really mind the image limit… it reminded me of writing an efficient tweet. :)
Not sure if I’ll continue using this app because of the scope of the projects I have brewing in my head, but it was nice to do simple and short animation that doesn’t take a year to complete. After all, the original goal of this blog was to animate more frequently. Perhaps I’ll do a mix of animation with
renders using TV Paint, and quick “tweet” animation with the 3DS. :)
For an app costing only $5, I definitely recommend it for kids or students wanting to practice animation.
So, through out you’re going to see Alec and Malec get closer, work a little bit with Clary. He’ll maybe take something away from Clary and maybe give some things back. And he gets to spend some time with his lovely sister.
Matthew Daddario talking about Malec, Fraywood, and Lightwood siblings (minus Jace & Max of course)