How to´s – Light setup, mist settings and 2DFilters Some people asked me about what technique did I use in my fly thru/walk thru of my projects in the Blender Game Engine, so that’s why this video. This is how I do my light setup in blender, settings in mist to simulate “haze” effect and 2DFilters and shaders. In this video I’m making a small and primitive level and I didn’t take care about UV’s optimization and other things because I’m focusing on demonstrating the way I use to. Some facts: Why I didn’t use “Light map UV pack” ?? Video here: If you want to use Multitexture instead of GLSL, follow this tutorial Hope you find this usable, if still having some questions feel free to comment here Get the blend file here.
Strange plants of Socotra Island Imagine waking up on the Socotra Island < > and taking a good look around you. After a yelp of disbelief, you'd be inclined to think you were transported to another planet - or traveled to another era of Earth's history. The second would be closer to the truth for this island, which is part of a group of four islands, has been geographically isolated from mainland Africa for the last 6 or 7 million years. The climate is harsh, hot, and dry, and yet - the most amazing plant life thrives there. The name Socotra is derived from a Sanskrit name, meaning "The Island of Bliss"... Was the famous Chtulhu myths creator aware of these forbidding mountains with their hauntingly weird flora (think of plant mutations from his "The Colour Out of Space")? The branches spread out into the sky and from below appear to hover over the landscape like so many flying saucers... and from above, they have a distinct mushroom look:
Modelling in Blender & Maya « annex2nothing.com Welcome to possibly one of the most useful modelling tutorials I’ll ever do! (At least from a reference point of view anyway). You want to get a thorough look at the modelling tools available in Blender (& as a consequence you’ll get a glance over all the Maya equivalents)You want to search for a tool that you are used to using in Maya and need to know the Blender equivalent. When you’re used to the practices and prose of one application (in this instance Maya) it can be very frustrating to be in another application (Blender) wanting to merge together some vertices sat in the same location and then find out the kind of merge you were looking for is actually called ‘remove doubles’. Have your tools enhance your creative flow and not compromise and halt your thoughts. Modelling in Blender & Maya – Mesh Menu Here is a list of all the modelling tools found within Maya by default and their closest Blender equivalents. Maya to Blender Modelling Equivalents - MESH
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25 must-see examples of kinetic typography | Typography Kinetic typography can come in all shapes and forms. Whether it's a homage to a famous movie speech or song or an exploration of the typography itself, these creations are a feast for the eyes. Here, we've picked our favourite kinetic typography animations including music videos, movie tributes and more... 01. From Paper to Screen This masterpiece was, unbelievably, a graudation project created by graphic designer Thibault de Fournas. 02. Ad agency YCN Studio recently collaborated with LA-based production company Buck on this powerful animation, which encourages children to talk about and report sexual abuse. The video promotes the services of UK-based, confidential, free, 24-hour counselling service for children, Childline. 03. American TV show Breaking Bad has won multiple awards since it first aired back in 2008. Graphic designer, illustrator and animator Paul Cooper decided to pay homage to the infamous scene using kinetic typography. 04. 05. 06. 07. 08. 09. 10.