'Software Containers' explainer - 2D Grease Pencil animation

How Can Software Containers Help Your Research?

This is a short introduction to the use of software containers in a science and research context - it’s meant to be accessible to a wide range of people, not just those who are already working with code.

I used Inkscape to design the visual concepts and scenes, then Grease Pencil to animate.
It’s probably not the ideal style to show off Grease Pencil, as I couldn’t use all the nice weight & thickness sculpting, interesting textures or vertex colors, as I had to fit the design within the brand guidelines of the client (Australian Research Data Commons).

But it was still a great tool to work with! I’m still pretty new to Blender, this is only the third project I’ve used it on so I’m still learning a lot, but I’m gradually improving my workflow, like I’m actually using Scenes now rather than having a huge mess of multiple .blend files, and next time I’ll be using the VSE with scene strips from the start :slight_smile:

It’s an open source animation (CC-BY), the source files are in the project repository, feel free to have a dig around.


Thanks for sharing this, and open sourcing it. It is a good introduction to containers concepts. And the project gives gives me ideas on accomplishing similar things which I have wanted to do.