This section of the blog has all my articles related to Blender. The articles are a collection of news, tips, and tutorials.
If you are an AvaStar user, you paid about US$22 for the program. It was supposed to come with lifetime updates. The developer had no idea what they were promising when they set that financial model. They are finding to stay in business they are going to have to make some changes. They announced those changes … Continue reading
Machinimatrix is offering ten prizes of L$5,000 for those helping improve the documentation for AvaStar 1.6. They seem to be taking a new tack with new documentation. Read the deals of the prize offer. AvaStar 1.6 Documentation Avastar Download Page – Look in ARCHIVE for 1.6 Create a Feedback Ticket Spelling mistakes and minor corrections … Continue reading
On the 9th a new version of Blender was released: 2.76. Watch the video for an overview of changes in this version. This is only the first of a series of videos. If you watch on YouTube, you can watch the series. Or pick and choose from this page: Blender 2.76 Overview.
This is just a fun video showing what one person made in Blender. I wonder about making a comparison between Blender and Project Sansar. It is obviously more technically complicated to make a yard, house, and environment in Blender than it is in Second Life™. The learning curve in SL is high but Blender has … Continue reading
I think most Second LifeTM modelers are looking for ways to reduce polygon count and still have good deformation for animations. his tip should help.
Don’t lose your AvaStar purchase information. Gaia has announced that starting now they will not be assisting people to recover their purchase ID’s. Apparently too many people were losing their keys and using up too much time. Gaia has provided various ways to recover your purchase ID. So, one really has to spaced out not … Continue reading
When upgrading Blender there is an option to bring your settings forward from the previous install. Unfortunately, if you start using Blender and do not click the button, the next time you open Blender the button is gone. There is probably some way to get back to it, but no one seems to know how. … Continue reading
There are several programs one can use to make textures for wood floors. Blender has an addon that can be used to accomplish that task. There are some problems with the addon. So, check out Blender Nation for information on those. Look in the comments. Similar information can be found in the YouTube comments.