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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Sunday, 27 January 2019

SERIOUS MUPPETRY.

I am spending far too much time messing with the Beta version of Blender 2.8. She's like a new girlfriend. I keep pressing all the wrong buttons and wonder why she doesn't work properly or to my satisfaction.
Looking on the sunny side of life Blender bloody 2.8 Beta doesn't require expensive meals and wine. It is immense fun; having blundered about in 3D software for a few years now I sometimes but rarely have a clue what has gone amiss with my cunning plan. If it is engineering stuff I check but with Blender it is just birthday cards and such stuff, ArtyFarty things. I am having troubles but am really impressed with what I've seen of the new version. It works when it works and when it works it does so perfectly.
Here is a video of my blundering in Blender. It is often useful to animate materials or the transparency of them. It can be faked to a certain extent by scaling the object down to zero but it would be nice to scale the visibility. It's easy when you know how. 
That is it for today if anyone would like to see a tutorial  on shrinkwrap and shape keys then I'll get around to doing one.

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  1. Well this muppet, Adrian, now hasn't got a clue what you are talking about - you've left me way behind. Fun to watch though!

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    1. Richard, I like watching the shape evolve. Amazing what can be achieved on a smallish laptop these days. Be even more exciting if I knew what I was doing.

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  2. Very spectacular title sequence you are building there.

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    1. John, I think it is worth trying to work round some of the limitations of the EEVEE render engine as it only takes a second or two a frame to render. Almost two minutes a frame using Cycles. The material is just shiny white and the colour comes from two area lamps and a point light. Worth a play.

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