Physics Foundry LLC provides the consulting, creative, and instructional services of Ron Proctor, a multimedia generalist specializing in Blender.
Ron's first national exposure came with the release of The Great Space Race (Ott Planetarium, 2006), a feature-length digital planetarium show. Ron went on to produce and collaborate on a number of Ott Planetarium productions, including First & Farthest (2013), This is Our Sky! (2012), the award-winning Expanded View (2010), and the critically acclaimed science education title, The Nature of Science (2009). Ron's planetarium work is now shown internationally.
Ron has been using Blender for 3D modeling, animation, and planetarium show production since 2006. Having developed a solution for fisheye renders and a "kinder, gentler" user interface for the software, Ron began teaching Blender-based production workshops in 2008. Ron's Blender workshops are offered annually at the Ott Planetarium and for-hire, on-location, internationally.
Ron received a Bachelor of Integrated Studies (BIS) degree in 2009, combining Physics, Communication, and Multimedia. Ron entered the scientific illustration world in 2010, providing consultation and concept art two astronomy textbooks.
Ron is currently enrolled in the Master of Education program at Weber State University, with an interest in studying the effects of visualization techniques on misconceptions about scientific topics.