Blender textures and materials + FBX export for Unity

May 8, 2018

Blender comes with a built in Blender Render engine and a Cycles Render engine. In this example the selected render engine is irrelevant. Blender comes with an optional Nodes material editor. Select this material as the main node in the Nodes editor. Nodes editor In this example we will not use the optional Nodes editor. […]

Unity Doodlejump

July 4, 2017

Based on the following tutorial: http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-A-2D-Infinite-Runner-with-Unity/ Click on the image below to start the game. Controls [SPACE] Jump [LEFT][RIGHT][UP][DOWN] Movement Unity source  

Unity PewPew

June 27, 2017

Click on the image below to start the game. Controls [CTRL] Fire [LEFT][RIGHT][UP][DOWN] Movement Scrolling background Parallax background Unity source Playership.blend Enemyship.blend Asteroid01.blend Asteroid02.blend Asteroid03.blend Blender Texture setup RGBA file: RGB = Diffuse  Alpha channel = Specular.  Use Adobe Photoshop to export to RGB (JPEG). Use a Mix shader to mix in overal glossiness.  Use […]

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

Here are 8 techniques for cutting holes Subdivide & To sphere {Delete all objects} A A X ENTER {Top view Ortho} NUM5 NUM7 {Add plane} SHIFT-A RIGHT ENTER S Move mouse G Move mouse {Create 4×4 square mesh using subdivide x2} TAB W ENTER W ENTER {create a hole} RMB select center vertex X ENTER […]

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

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 […]

Arduino + HC-SR04

November 4, 2016

Description The HC-SR04 ultrasonic sensor uses sonar to determine distance to an object like bats do. It offers excellent non-contact range detection with high accuracy and stable readings in an easy-to-use package. From 2cm to 400 cm or 1” to 13 feet. Its operation is not affected by sunlight or black material.   Acoustically soft […]