ABOUT ME

I live in a camper van with a couple of West Highland Terriers for company.
My passion is photography but it is a work in progress.
I am always willing to share what knowledge I have and can be contacted through the comments on this post or e-mail ADRIAN
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Tuesday, 9 February 2016

BRIGHTER. (09/02/16)

The weather is back to normal with much less rain. I didn't realise that I hadn't posted for a while, there hasn't been much to post about. The following photograph was taken the other morning but it is two images stuck together. One facing east for the sky and the other facing somewhere else.
I ought to have spent a bit more time on the selection but have been busy sorting this and that. 
Blender is still amusing me and I should really get down to it and stick a video together that tells a story. I have been trying to learn some of the basics that I have studiously ignored as they are difficult. My modelling skill needs serious practise but worse still is UV unwrapping. There will be other features that I haven't yet come across that will cause even bigger headaches but I'll see if I can stick with what I know and get a proper bit of video sorted.
I did find some alternative skins in preferences and quite like using this bright one.
Much more decorative than the default skin below.

I found a good half dozen alternatives whilst increasing the available RAM to 8GB, this means that I have almost real time animation whilst editing. I still have to keep a weather eye on the number of vertices in any scene but it is a vast improvement. The other thing I have been playing with is the ocean modifier. Very impressive it is so exciting that I think I will change my Starlings to Seagulls. I am trying to make the waves break on rocks but this is maybe a step too far.
Not a bad little shed, a shame that the texture didn't cover both sides of the doors but you can pretend they are MDF with a veneer on the outside. I don't know what happened to the roof, that is another hiccup.
Have fun with whatever you are up to. 

20 comments:

  1. That's a pretty wonderful pic up top.

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    1. John, not something I usually do but I couldn't resist.

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  2. The long winter has given you lots of time to work on you animation, that's for certain. I'm glad it's not raining, finally. We are in the middle of another storm. We have one every few days now. At least it is the second week of February. Have a great animating week.

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    1. Marie, I will try and keep going with the 3D business. There is a lot to learn.

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  3. Me gusta mucho la foto Adrian, tiene un color precioso.
    El video está muy bien :)
    Un abrazo.

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    1. Laura, la imagen es dos imágenes pegadas. El edificio no es bueno, pero al menos las puertas son lisas.

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  4. You're making some great progress in 3D animation. The first landscape shot is like a dream. Wonderful!

    Mersad
    Mersad Donko Photography

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    1. Mersad, it is a very complex business, I find it so.

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  5. A very effective Sunrise.
    Great stuff with the animation.

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    1. John, I am enjoying the 3D business but I keep finding new features. I suspect i have barely touched the surface.

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  6. Definitely improving on the animation. The top photo is soulful.

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  7. The photo really is beautiful...

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  8. I'd never had guessed the first image was two sliced together, very good job but equally cracking image looks stunning scenery

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    1. Douglas, you can tell if you look at the horizon.

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  9. Nice first image Adrian..but, you've let the cat out of the bag....now everyone knows that Scotland has TWO suns, one casts it's shadows before the other one rises!
    I see you're well on the way to designing a sun shelter (shed)...just the job to protect you from a double dose of sunburn (perhaps you should make it waterproof though, just in case!)

    Looks like you're getting the drop on this blendering malarkey?...[;o)

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    1. Trevor, one sun would be nice.
      I have got further than I thought I would with Blender.

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  10. Incredibly gorgeous light color in the first image. LOVELY.

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