Hand-painted and UV unwrapped low poly dagger

August 18, 2019

Thanks to XRG81 for providing detailed low poly texture painting and UV unwrap tutorials in Blender. Part 1 Reference image: Simply drag reference image into blender Front viewport. Hold [CTRL] while using inset [I] to extrude. Press [,] for orientation (axis) wheel menu. Press [.] for pivot wheel menu (center of rotation / scaling). Press […]

Hand-painted column

August 17, 2019

Thanks to XRG81 for providing detailed low poly texture painting and UV unwrap tutorials in Blender. The following tutorial can be completed in Blender 2.8 for the most part. To ensure your colors match the Youtube video, make sure to select [Solid] viewport shading only.  Make sure [Texture] is selected.  When texture painting in the […]

Create a texture painted low poly bridge and creek

August 17, 2019

Many thanks to Grant Abbitt for a most excellent series of Blender 2.8 low-poly tutorials ! Say thanks: http://paypal.me/grantabbitt Part 1 Download source file: creek_bridge_01.blend  

Create a low poly sea shack

August 12, 2019

Many thanks to Grant Abbitt for a most excellent series of Blender 2.8 low-poly tutorials ! Say thanks: http://paypal.me/grantabbitt Part 1   Download source file: seashack01.blend   Part 2 Download source file: seashack02.blend   Part 3   Download HDRI file (PIC image format): sunset_in_the_chalk_quarry_1k.hdr   Download source file: seashack03a.blend   Download source file: seashack_03b.blend   Download source […]

Create a low poly well

August 11, 2019

Many thanks to Grant Abbitt for a most excellent series of Blender 2.8 low-poly tutorials ! Say thanks: http://paypal.me/grantabbitt Part 1 Download source file: well01.blend   Part 2 Download source file: well02.blend   Part 3 Download source file: well03.blend Download HDRI image: 2209461984_d0d834b0b0.jpg Download HDRI image: old-city-centre.jpg (The above images are high resolution JPG textures, […]

Learn to play piano or MIDI keyboard

August 10, 2019

The easiest and most fun way to start learning to play I find is to play along using chords. Chords Practice playing Major and Minor Chords using your thumb, middle finger and little finger.  I used to bend my index finger and ring finger into the palm of my hand so they are out of […]

FAR Lone Sails

July 21, 2019

Beautiful minimalistic slow paced atmospheric game.  Stunning artwork.  Click on pictures to enlarge.

MPCNC part 6

July 19, 2019

It is now time to plot the obligatory MPCNC crown test pattern with a pen holder and pen. MPCNC Sharpie / Pen holder https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3609897 MPCNC_Sharpie_Pen_Tool_Holder.zip Crown test https://www.v1engineering.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/Test-Crown-12mms.gcode Test-Crown-12mms.gcode.txt This is the actual result of the very first time the machine was used to plot a file.  I had to restart the operation as the […]

Upholstering dining chairs

July 2, 2019

The dining table chairs came with ‘fake leather’, which is actually quite common.  Fake leather comes in one of two flavours: PU leather (polyurethane leather) and vinyl bonded leather.  Vinyl bonded leather has leather fibers glued to the back of the vinyl to allow vendors to legally claim ‘10% genuine leather’.  If you inspect the […]

Solution for when 3D printer won’t print first layer properly (under extruding)

June 25, 2019

Syptoms When I change the spool of PLA or PLA+ filament on my 3D printer or use the 3D printer after not having used it for a while, I am often having problems where the printer seems to be under extruding, where there is poor bed adhesion and where tuning the printer does not seem […]