Tuesday, 9 February 2010

Ahh so that's what the 'd' means!

'Rot' or 'DRot' what the ??

Ahh now I know! Rot is an absolute value overiding the object's values and DRot is added to the current value! Ta da! 

Same applies to scale too. 
Stars are now converted to use Drot D??  where applicable! 

Friday, 5 February 2010

3D is now my best buddy, (this week anyway!)

I've been spending an awful lot of time learning all about IPO curves and key framing this week, which you could say is all fine and dandy. Ahhh but the real smile factor comes from looking back over the past few days and seeing how this thing is starting to shape up, how it is fuelling further art, details  and refinements to the design. Magic!!!!!

I like the mix of taking my 2D illustrations and whacking them into this unfriendly looking, techie laden ingested program called Blender which beneath the well published hard exterior houses one big bundle of cuddly lurve! I really must commend all the people who have helped create such a wonderful piece of open source, free to use software.Sorted!!

Next week I'll be introducing chilli to the mix for some extra heat!

*using Blender 2.49b

Thursday, 4 February 2010

Titter ye not for I been mostly usingTwitter !

Over the past few days I've been using Twitter. I can certainly see the appeal of quick easy straight to the point updates of information. I registered ages ago but never really got into it, until now!

Follow StooCambridge on Twitter

As you can see if you glance over the to the right of this blog I've added me last handful of Tweets which is working wonders for my web presence linkage. LOL 'Tweets!', see I'm learning the lingo too!

Over and out for now, I've got some stars to finish animating...

Tuesday, 2 February 2010

Tron desk v1.1

After the rewire and attaching of the lights to the desk, power is now back on and my desk is no longer at the mercy of the Master Control Program!

When I can source the parts my next trick is to turn the desk into a giant light box to aid my illustration work. It works to a degree at the moment but having white light underneath will give me a much better result.

Animation Time Offset is my friend!

Animating what seems like a zillion and one stars is not a desirable way to pass the day so I was so pleased to discover the magic animation time offset setting in Blender.
After animating one star I can now link to it from a duplicate, change the offset of the new one and wayhey  we have two stars animating from the same data block but at staggered times. 

Simple things please simple minds and that's cool with me as it's saving me lots and lots and lots of time! 

Ta da!!

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