Blender – Rope (microdisplacement)

May 7, 2017

Source Files FabricRope001_1k.zip Rope_1.blend Rope_2.blend Rope_3.blend Fabric rope texture courtesy Poliigon

Blender – cutting holes in a mesh

May 1, 2017

Booleans will create ‘dirty’ mesh objects i.e. no tris or quads.  This will not work for game engines, but it does work just fine for exporting as STL files for 3D printing. Here are 8 techniques for cutting holes Subdivide & To sphere {Delete all objects} A A X ENTER {Top view Ortho} NUM5 NUM7 […]

Blender – Grass

May 1, 2017

Node Editor Render output   Source file Grass.blend    

Blender Keyboard Map

May 1, 2017

https://wiki.blender.org/index.php/Doc:2.4/Reference/Hotkeys/Map https://www.katsbits.com/tutorials/blender/useful-keyboard-shortcuts.php http://www.giudansky.com/design/51-blender-map

Blender – Coffee cup tutorial

May 1, 2017

Blender interface (Some non-intuitive stuff explained here – important) Coffee cup tutorial Source File Blender_coffee_cup.blend Press F12 to render.   Getting started with Blender Introduction to hard-surface modeling with Blender https://www.youtube.com/user/blendercookie/playlists

Senno ecto gammat

April 21, 2017

What Happens On The Internet Stays On The Internet.  Forever.  This is one of the perils of using social media.  But when it comes to something as simple as email there are obvious pitfalls as well. Face-to-face communication is always preferred over electronic or phone communication.  As soon as there is even only the slightest […]

Windows Gadgets

April 13, 2017

I use Windows Sidebar Gadgets (originally developed for Windows7) in Windows 8/10. You can install 8GadgetPack from the internet to do so. I like being able to use my computer as an alarm clock to show me a message after X minutes or at a specific time.  Most countdown / alarm clock timers play a […]

Duma Key

March 30, 2017

“It was RED”   “Life is more than love and pleasure, I came to dig for treasure. If you want to play, you gotta pay, You know it’s always been that way We all came digging for treasure.”   “Talent is a wonderful thing, but it won’t carry a quitter. ” “If I kept saying […]

Geodesic domes

March 25, 2017

I should really build a colorbond shed. I should really build a starpicket / polypipe shadehouse. I should really build a romantic garden gazebo. But then there is this: geodesic domes.  Oooh, shiny! I should build a model using drinking straws and pipe cleaners! Or use leftover fiberglass rods from a cheap dome tent. Pros […]

Tropical Cyclone Debbie (March 2017)

March 25, 2017

Tornadoes and twisters Tornado and twister are different names for the same type of storm—a violently rotating column of air over land associated with a severe thunderstorm. Tornadoes range in diameter from metres to hundreds of metres and generally last from a few seconds up to half an hour. They have an intense updraught near […]