[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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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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Printer calibration issues resolved?

As it turns out, the y axis belt was not tight enough, so the belt teeth were slipping while the motor was turning. After discovering this, tightened the belt and every print has been amazing since! I'm hoping to start...

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