Rod Burutsa is the Founder and President of Heaven's Disciples, a digital arts and multimedia entertainment company featuring bookscomicsfilmsgames, music, merchandise, and clothing.

Rod Burutsa is the Founder and President of Heaven's Disciples, a digital arts and multimedia entertainment company featuring bookscomicsfilmsgames, music, merchandise, and clothing.

Free and Open Source Software

I'm adding new free software resources on the Heaven's Disciples Media website.

Looking for free and/or open source software for your projects? Go to the HD Media's Free Resources page.

Heaven's Disciples Knowledge Base

I've created a private website for the Heaven's Disciples Knowledge Base.

I'll be using this website to log technical issues, along with the research I do and the solutions that I come up with.

OpenJDK for Software Development and Java Runtime

I'm now using OpenJDK through Zulu Community by Azul for Java software development and for Java runtime.

Heaven's Disciples Labs Patreon

I've created and launched the Heaven's Disciples Labs Patreon page.

You can find out more at Heaven's Disciples Labs.

Computer Animated 360 Video Production

YouTube Video

I'm currently experimenting with video game engines, virtual reality, and 360-degree videos at Heaven's Disciples Labs. This video is of Planet Hadea, the closest planet to the Atlantica Sun in the Atlantica System. The following video was rendered using images of one of the planets I created using Space Engine, a game engine.

Google Earth Studio Early Access

I've been invited by Google to the Google Earth Studio early access.

Google Earth Studio is a web-based animation tool for Google Earth imagery. It allows users to create and render videos using Google Earth.

I'll be using Google Earth Studio, through Heaven's Disciples Labs, to see how it can be used for world building, starting with its use in studying geography, topography, and city planning.

The image below is of downtown Cleveland, Ohio, that I captured from Google Earth Studio.

I'm going to create videos of cityscapes for inspiration in modeling 3D buildings and cities for my video game development.

LARA (Logistical And Residential Android)

I'm currently building LARA (Logistical And Residential Android) using DAZ Studio.

ALYSSA (Autonomous LaYered Systems Sentient Android)

I'm currently building ALYSSA (Autonomous LaYered Systems Sentient Android) using DAZ Studio.

Heaven's Disciples Music On Audiomack

I've created an Audiomack page for Heaven's Disciples Music.

The first track that I've published on the site is "The Light" by The King's Disciple.

Lulu

I've joined Lulu on behalf of Heaven's Disciples Publishing.

Lulu Press is an online print-on-demand, self-publishing, and distribution platform.

Through Lulu, Heaven's Disciples Publishing will print, publish, and distribute paperback and hardcover books, ebooks, photo books, and calendars.