Motivating staff

July 4, 2017

Everyone’s rights To be treated with respect. To have decisions made in a timely manner. To produce and receive quality work to agreed standards and principles. To estimate your activities aggressive yet achievable and have your estimates respected by others. To be provided adequate resources not limited to time and money to achieve what is […]

Blender – Handpainted column

July 2, 2017

  Source file Blender handpainted column Step 1

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

Senno ecto gammat

April 21, 2017

Face-to-face communication is always preferred over electronic or phone communication.  As soon as there is even only the slightest chance of invoking an emotional response you should think twice about using email.  Knowing this, I still find myself occasionally falling short of proper email etiquette.  I sort of wonder if when it says “is a […]

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 […]