[Udemy Lessons] “Block” plane

The activity from Section 2 Lecture 26 of the Blender course challenges us to make a plane out of "blocks". The lessons have been focusing on extruding shapes and the example shown is essentially creating something out of wooden blocks....

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[Udemy Lessons] Making objects out of basic shapes

I'm working on the Learn 3D Modelling – The Complete Blender Creator Course to get a better grasp on Blender. So far the lessons have been a little slow for me since I've already got Blender installed and have a basic grasp...

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Ursula Necklace Master Post

Project: 3D Printed "Ursula Necklace" from The Little Mermaid Related blog posts Conceptualizing the project and the first test print: "I finally found a real use for your 3D Printer" Project update 1: Printing the real shell Proof of concept build: LED/mic check Assembly + code: Shell necklace...

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Shell necklace assembly

The instructions were pretty straightforward, the 3D printing required no adjustment but I did need to sand the opening on the back a little bit to fit the electronics inside. We did make some adjustments to the provided code,...

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LED/mic check

John finished assembling the electronics for the necklace, but the code that was included with the tutorial isn't quite working the way I wanted it to; I didn't like the "random" flashing that happened when the mic picked up...

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Printing the real shell

John bought some white filament and printed a couple of shells (it's always good to have a backup just in case something terrible happens). I'm even more stoked on this now that it's printed in white! The sandpaper I...

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“I finally found a real use for your 3D printer”

This year I decided I wanted to be Ursula from The Little Mermaid for Halloween. I spent several days trying to find a good tutorial online for her shell necklace. I initially imagined constructing something out of either craft...

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A “bigger” challenge

In the related videos for the forest assets tutorial, I saw this great timelapse of a low poly wolf, and decided to try my hand at something a little more complicated than a tree or a rock. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4rIEUv_Tiv4 Rather than...

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And then I discovered PigArt

I’ve been harassing Aaron for roughly four and a half years now: “Why haven’t you made this game yet???” “You need to make this game!” and finally, the other day he asked me, “Why don’t you just make the...

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Aaron’s Island

Back in 2012, my friend Aaron invented an awesome Myst-like puzzle game via instant messenger with one of our coworkers. We both agreed it had the potential to make an amazing video game and I offered to learn Blender to...

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