Here is an update. At last I have decided on the sort of scene I would like to create. This is draft number……Lord knows how many bits I’ve done but my desktop is a real mess…..It is still not anything like good enough. It looks as if a drunken Muppet has been let loose on it. Nearer the truth than I am in the mood for pondering. My head hurts so in case I can’t improve. Here is my Christmas card to you all.
It is still running far too fast as I forgot which channel to pick on the Dope Sheet. Dope sheet is an aptly named description for that box of spiders. The text is skipping but next time I’ll keyframe much closer together. The lighting is crap but it is casting a shadow on my mountain. The mountain is a work of art. Most artists have RA after their names, some have Graphic in front. I’m different I have Piss Artist before my name and Crap Artist after. I will have another go but just in case I fail then please accept this as my Christmas card to you all. It says “MERRY CHRISTMAS” for those that have trouble reading fast and skippy. I can’t help those that can’t read as my attempts to introduce audio to my blog failed totally. Shouting doesn’t help.
This is my Blender window during render. The Dope sheet is on the left. I think I’m a keyframe missing for frame zero and had I clicked Channel in the bit underneath and ploughed through all the sub menus I would have found Linear which had I selected x-axis then I would have a red line to tilt and slow the job up. It is akin to living in a loony bin, lots of irrelevant, relevant but interesting things going on at the same time. The trouble I have is which to pick and how to use it once I’ve chosen.
I do look online for tutorials but the buggers doing them go too fast for me. They assume I know tens times more than I do and that I’m not daft. It is possible to make it sing and dance to ones own tune as the experts prove over and over again. I have trouble with it all, I am thick I need ‘Special Needs’ tutorials.
The mountain looks okay in 2D. It is as it’s rendered but I made it in 3D. It could do with a bit of snow on. I did try that but I couldn’t get snow on the top bit and filling the dark bits lower down. It looked like a mountain with a white hat on. Silly. Very silly, even by my standards.
Not a bad mountain. I had several that came out looking like giant breasts, some were even saggy ones. Kept me amused for a while till I learnt to deform the mesh on the Z-axis. Then they came out like Katie Price’s when she is aligned along the x-axis and viewed from the Y- axis or the zenith if you prefer. I am getting used to thinking in 3D but would be happy if I never saw Katie Price again.
Now I must go and learn to adjust textures light and all the other solutions to the problems of Blender and my imaginary world by getting a grip on the Node editing system. Node editors are…I am assured…..The solution to everything.
It is raining here but will turn to snow and gales soon. Plenty of time for a more polished job before the winter solstice.
All the very best to you all. I’ll keep Blundering on.