This section of the blog has all my articles related to Blender. The articles are a collection of news, tips, and tutorials.
I haven’t been working with Blender lately. RL work and sort of waiting for Project Bento to move into RC status. But, I do skim the Blender news and art. One of the interesting places to look is SketchFab.com. Where I came across this 3D picture. The Probe – Plastics (without Sensor) by MACHINƎ on Sketchfab … Continue reading
Blender has a reputation for being hard to learn. After using it for 10± years I have say hard isn’t the word, never-ending is more like it. In Second Life™ bloggers don’t take on training Blender noobies. We send them to YouTube and point them at various online tutorials. But, Blender changes fast enough that … Continue reading
This is an interesting update on the current bugs and progress on the head bones. Matrice Laville, the programmer for AvaStar speaks about several issues. One of the people working with Bento is totally frustrated. She provides us a textbook case of victimization and projection. Wow. She is having problems with the Bento Collada file … Continue reading
This is a quick 5 minute tutorial by a kinda cute young man that is easy and to the point. He doesn’t cover all the details or provide all the possible adjustments but, he shows you how to get the job done.
I came across this nice tutorial. The Bitmap2Material goes for US$99.
AvaStar, the Blender add-on for Second Life animation, has released a new update. The details are here: Avastar-2.0-alpha_3_blender-2-77. This is not a version for regular use. It requires that you use the Project Bento viewer to upload the animations made with it. You can upload to either the main or preview grids. This release has … Continue reading
Blender has some safety nets. If you have ever lost work from a crash, forgetting to save, or saving over a file you wanted to keep… then this video is for you. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A-ot0j8W2XE
I see a new site offering inexpensive materials for use in Blender. Of course there is the question of whether those materials can be used in Second Life. It looks like they can and cannot… I’ll explain. A Blender Material is very different than the materials we use in Second Life™. In SL we use … Continue reading