This section of the blog has all my articles related to Blender. The articles are a collection of news, tips, and tutorials.
AvaStar is updating. This is the last set of fixes and improvements for AvaStar targeting Blender 2.79. The next release will target Blender 2.8. This is significant because Blender is undergoing a radical change. Those of us with work-in-progress are likely to stay with 2.79 for some time. I probably won’t change over until my … Continue reading
Blender is in Beta and it seems everyone is making tutorials. Once you open Blender 2.8 you’ll know the previous tutorials are out of date to the point of useless. So, here is a nice video for total noobs. BLENDER 2.8 BEGINNER COURSE: ESSENTIALS This is a web page with written information and four short … Continue reading
This video is shorter and less rambling than the previous one. More tutorial than experiment. The Guru thinks we won’t see 2.8 release until mid-2019.
The new Blender 2.8 is out in Beta version. The user interface is drastically different. Selecting, changing modes… drastic changes. Better? Probably. It would have been nice if Blender worked this way long ago. I think it is more intuitive for the Blender nubie. Here is a long video showing the new Blender 2.8 Beta. … Continue reading
A new version of AvaStar is out. The official announcement is here, AVASTAR-2.5 IS OUT. There is a link to the download on the page. You will find the detailed release notes link on the download page. There are the ubiquitous bug fixes, of course. There are also a good number of improvements in how … Continue reading
It has been in the works awhile. Now there is a planned official release date, October 27, 2018. The announcement is here: AVASTAR 2.5 RELEASE DATE 27-OCTOBER-2018. The listed highlights are; Improved support for Male characters Improved Collada export of characters with custom Shapes Improved User interface Rig Converter stability New Weight Copy Panel Complete … Continue reading
I happen to like Slink, so I build what I can wear. For me that means using the Slink Developer Kit. Finishing some stuff up I decided it is time to update my AvaStar, Blender, and Slink Kit before moving on to new things. Also, I wanted to try out the AvaStar feature that adds … Continue reading
A Blender update is coming… soon. The Alpha version and nightly builds are available now, here: Blender Latest. But, I want to know if this is an update I need or want. So, I went looking through what people are saying. The big one for me is… the User Interface is changing. Ugh. So, here … Continue reading