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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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Friday, 28 September 2018

THE LITTLE PINK HOUSE.

This about how and why I enjoy 3D. I spend far too much time messing about in Blender, FreeCad and Photoshop. The latter are still supporting my pre-Cloud based programme and so they should it cost a thousand pounds and a bit. I don't use it for 3D as I find it a bit clunky, not as clunky as FreeCad but then FreeCad is not really competing it only does CAD. Blender will do everything after a fashion and most things perfectly adequately. This video was produced from start to finish in Blender with the exception of my voice over which was produced by some bits in my neck and modified in Audacity, then bunged back into Blender. The final file was compressed in Handbrake as it reduces the upload time by a good 60%.
If you decide to play with this stuff be aware that it is PhD level playtime. Telegraph or Times cryptic crossword stuff, not the Mail or Guardian, reading the latter will help as deciphering it's English and content is excellent training. You also have to be prepared for the fact that there is no industry standard for either navigation or selection.....If you are a bit shy or prim and proper then learn some really bad words, you will need them.
After years messing I'm still awed by some of the tutorials on YouTube, they are so slick. The following video of a simple shed took most of six hours and I don't think I'll be doing them regularly. When I say six hours I mean it took thirteen minutes lots of times.
This is a shed video. If you look bottom left you will see that I have installed ScreenCast, this tells you what I'm doing. It used to be installed in Blender.File.Preferences but now the Python script takes an hour to find and then a few attempts to copy it and install it. It too requires lots of special words.



I am not very good at this but if anyone has any problems following along then let me know and I'll help if I can.
Have fun.

8 comments:

  1. Technical, time consuming stuff there Adrian.
    I recently bought a new garden shed, the guys delivered it and assembled it in about thirty minutes....If only I'd known, I could have got you to design it for me, theennn again.....I don't think a wobbly, pink spinning shed would really look quite right in my little garden! No!...I think I'll stick with my static golden brown one!...[;o)

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    1. Trevor it is just a bit of fun. I managed to do my talking without too many UMMs. I need carrying away. This is easy stuff. Your shed spinning and wobbling would attract folk and could become an earner. It can be any colour if pink doesn't fit the bill.

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  2. hello Adrian ! this seems to be too hard for me !!
    I use "SELECTIVE TOOLS" with Photoshop ! one can do a
    lot of things with it ! and that's enough for me lol !!!
    but I'm really amazaded with your work ! very interessant

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    1. Marty it isn't too hard. It just takes time to learn.

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  3. Looks like you have had to learn a lot in getting to grips with the program. I am not a great lover or user of keyboard shortcuts. Too much to remember. Good result there. Medieval castle next?

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    1. John, I have been using it for years. I use shortcuts as it speeds the job up and to be honest I don't think all the operations are available in Blender without them.
      Funny you should mention a medieval castle. I was thinking on similar lines.

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  4. I'm glad I wasn't in that shed when it started its antics, Adrian, especially as there was no door to escape through.

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    1. Richard, I always forget something. I have an idea for a Christmas video featuring a shed. I'll pop a door in that one an opening door.

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