Small truck, reloaded

I did a render of this old model using Wide Dynamic Rendering.

small-trcuk-filmicI used the filmic set from Troy Sobotka. No desaturation on highlights yet in this set. He is currently working on it and considering the improvement of this one, it will be certainly gorgeous.

Funny props !

I like small easter eggs hiden in animated movies and I think we don’t have enough funny props on blendswap, so here is one inspired by a real Linux washing powder :

Lessive LinuxTexture was redrawn in Inkscape.

You can download it on blendswap here !

Ping…

Well, one year without posting on this blog, busy with lot of things (family, MOOC, online classes, work…). But I am still practicing 3D, and I actually found some time to post things on G+ and not here. 3Doodle of this weekend, which is making a great wallpaper :

Feather McGrawSo it’s time to get back in the game !

Muybridge as a reference in blender in less than 5 minutes !

As an animator, you need some references for motion, and luckily the great work of Eadweard Muybridge is floating all around on the Internet (it is in Public Domain in most countries)…

So you have found this nice board showing pictures of a running cat, and you are curious to see how it feels animated, you want to study it in motion…

By using an orthographic camera, the addon “import images as planes” and the auto-key feature of blender, you can very quickly translate the plane frame by frame in camera view (click for animation) :cat_muybridge_in_blender Here is a gif made with gimp from the opengl render output of blender : camera view catAnd here you will find the blend with the texture packed !

A simple PBR shader

I have uploaded on blendswap a simple cycles shader which you’ll find helpfulI if you are using some softwares like substance painter or quixel suite : just plug the maps and you are done !

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MyPaint to teach the basics of drawing to children

Ok, here is a description of one part of my work, teaching things I am still learning ! In this case, digital drawing (or painting if you prefer, and I think you learn about it all your life).

The objective of this post is to give some ideas to people wishing to introduce school children to digital painting but who are a little scared or don’t know where to start !

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Audio Visualization in Blender

This is my new wallpaper (looks great on lightdm) :

LightdmI ended with it after following this great tutorial by Blender Cookie.

The shape is generated from a track by Mogwai (friend of the night) and the glowing rainbow colors are at the opposite of the mood of the music video.

The process is quite interesting, and it makes me working in python, so I will do some similar pictures in near future, trying to catch the spirit of the song with the shapes and the colors.

Here you can get the WQHD picture if you want.