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Blender 2.59 released

  I’ve been a little to focused on C++ I completely missed and forgot to mention that a new release of Blender, Blender 2.59 was release (*cough* 3 days ago *cough*). A ton of new bug fixes, include one specifically for exporting to Unity, have been addressed.  Additionally added support for 3D Mouse(s?), Custom Keymapping, […]

Compiling Blender on Windows Video Edition!

  Earlier this week I described the process of building Blender for Windows using CMake and Visual Studio.  While I was doing I actually did a series of screen captures for the more visual learners amongst us.  Problem is, my machine decided editing 1080p video was a crime against humanity, so I wasn’t able to […]

3D Studio Max, Maya and Softimage… for free????

  Well if you are a student that is, yes!  Autodesk has made an absolute ton of their programs available on a 36 month license for students.  That said, there is a very big but… and we will get to it in a moment.  First off, here are the applications they made available:   AutoCAD® […]

About design…

  This began life as a post here but it became long enough and IMHO important enough, I am going to clean up the spelling a bit and repost it here.  It was in response to a fairly new developer with a question about class design.     This is one of those things that […]

Give my apologies to the GIMP

  In my prior descriptions, I had some not too nice words for the GIMP.  For those that have never heard of it, The Gimp is a free art program, generally regarded as the closest thing to Photoshop that the OpenSource world has to offer.  In my prior use, I found the GIMP pretty much […]

Adjusting Tweak Radius in Wings 3D

  Tweak is a neat feature in Wings 3D that allows you to do radius based editing, by setting a falloff radius of effect.  There is one confusing thing with Tweak though, when setting the radius, you get the following item in the info bar:   Here’s the catch, in order for the radius adjustment […]

Out of memory problems

  As is the joy of being a PC user, you are on occasion going to encounter Gremlins.  I’ve been doing this way too long and recently encountered a problem that I simply could not solve.  When rendering some video in Blender recently, I started getting out of memory errors, then my computer would crash […]

Free tutorials available from Design3 until July 10th

  As I noticed on Gamedev.net Design3 made a series of tutorials for Blender 2.5x UI navigation available.  Considering that the user interface may perhaps be Blender’s most difficult aspect for new users, these can be incredibly handy.    However, Design3 have made available all off their tutorials available for free until July 10th.  Considering […]

Creating reference images in Wings 3D

  Often times, especially when modeling real world objects, you like to use a reference image to model against.  The following video shows how to setup a pair of reference images in Wings 3D.  The process is pretty straight forward.   Step 1:  With nothing selected, right click and select Image Plane…   Step 2: […]

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