Copy Animation Data § "We will encourage you to develop the three great virtues of a programmer: laziness, impatience, and hubris." – Larry Wall, 'Programming Perl' (1st edition) And because we learned to be intentionally lazy ... Quickly copy animation settings from one object to like objects.more
<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fUJxsdmR-Ik> Step-By-Step * *ckb New Document (@150dpi resolution) * *ckb Select default colors (press D key) (Black/White) * *ckb Add/position text to document: color = black * *ckb Choose your font (4YEOstamg from Google Fonts) * *ckbmore
Simple Bump Map Texture I ran a simple test using the same basic image on three panels, and three different techniques to apply a texture: * Texture only * Texture with a Bump Map * Texture using Multiply node (something I saw in the 1st Cycles tutorial I watched and I wanted a comparison).more
Shadow Catcher I wanted to create transparent images I could use as layers in Photoshop. The text and/or objects needed to cast shadows without visible planes. * *ckb Add your text and/or objects. * *ckb Add your "shadow plane" to Blender. *more
Darksky Weather Get the weather. Sixty calls per minute free. <https://darksky.net> Returns are in JSON. Simple Perl processing (1st '#!' for XAMPP, 2nd for real systems - edit to match your environment):
#!perl #!/usr/bin/perl -w use strict; use LWP::Simple; use JSON; ### Locality ## my $sLatLong = '42.3601,-71.0589'; ### Vars ### my $hpDecode; my $sResults; ### Darksky ### my $sDSkey = 'YourKeyGoesHere'; my $sDSurl = "https://api.darksky.net/forecast/$sDSkey/$sLatLong"; ### Work ### $…more
# Gotcha Good With improvement comes "WTF happened to my [your favorite thing goes here]?!?!?" Somewhat useful Shortcut Keys Changed in 2.8x. * User Preferences are now located under Edit -> Preferences * Space bar (search menu) is now configurable under Edit -> Preferencesmore
Tips Holy crap! The new EEVEE (Extra Easy Virtual Environment Engine) rendered view is TITS!!! Even on my el-Cheap-o $1,500 Lenovo it works SMOOTH as all get out! Just ... SWEET! Making planets - about half of this is chatter, the other half he whiz's right past the really important stuff, but after I get a chance to re-edit it, it has some useful things in it:more
Tips General *x Chromakey is possible using the Remove a Color in the Visual Effects. *x You can pan the Canvas by pressing-and-holding the Space Bar and dragging the Canvas with your mouse cursor. *x Ctrl+Home will move the playback head to the begining of the video timeline.more
SnagIt SnagIT 2019 has at least 4 new skills. You can watch Techsmith's 15 minute intoductory video to learn what's new and important, or my 4 videos, hacked from their video, totaling a little over 6 minutes. Choose wisely.
Transparent UV Shadow If you've UV-mapped a transparent image to a material, and no shadow is being cast, it's probably because the receiving object doesn't have Receive Transparent checked in the objects material (under the Shadow property)!