Buzz King, Ph.D., M.Div.
I am a Professor Emeritus of Computer Science at the University of Colorado at Boulder. I teach 3D modeling and animation at the University's Alliance for Technology, Learning, and Society. My research has been supported by DARPA, the U.S. Navy, the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Army, and IBM.
I am also a chaplain at Boulder Community Hospital and I serve as the pastor of First United Methodist Church of Pierce, Colorado.
I received my B.A. in Math from Occidental College and my Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Southern California. I am also a graduate of the seminary at the Iliff School of Theology.
I grew up in Oxnard, California, and currently live in Boulder, Colorado.
My areas of expertise in technology include 3D modeling and animation with Maya, audio editing and repair, database and information system design, and multiplayer, networked game development with Unity.
As a pastor, I love to deliver historically-rooted, biblically-based, inclusive messages with lessons that are relevant to all people today..
I believe in living with empathy, forgiveness, and generosity, and with a genuine concern for the welfare of all people, regardless of their ethnic roots, personal lifestyle, or their spiritual practices.
To find the webpage (on this site) for my book on 3D modeling and animation, click on the button:
3D Animation for the Raw Beginner, Using Autodesk Maya is now in a second edition. The webpage contains a number of free video tutorials on how to use Autodesk Maya.
I have built a 3D virtual environment for small group meetings. Please see the Electric Faith website for more information:
Electric Faith Virtual Environment Alpha Release
Electric Faith is an extension ministry of the United Methodist Church -
But Electric Faith can be used for free by any nonprofit group of people that serves humanity.
Electric Faith is a multi-user, distributed environment - consisting of a church, a house, and a forest scene - built with the video game development system Unity and coded in C#.
At this point, the house and forest environments are available.
Electric Faith can be used for small group meetings. Enter as an avatar and use it as an alternative to voice-only online meetings!
It is free for use.
NOTE THAT THERE ARE OPTIMIZED VERSIONS OF THE HOUSE AND FOREST ENVIRONMENTS THAT WILL RUN FASTER.
CLICK ON THE BUTTON BELOW TO GO TO THE ELECTRIC FAITH SITE AND DOWNLOAD THE ALPHA VERSION!
If you would like to take part in the Alpha release of the Electric Faith virtual church and meeting space, please send email to me: