Archive for the 'Art' Category

Compositing Tutorial on CG Channel

Monday, December 3rd, 2007

For those of you who don’t read the News page on, I’d like to announce that I have a new video tutorial with the HD On-Demand training hosted by cmiVFX. The really cool thing about it this time is that because of a partnership between CG Channel and cmiVFX, this 38-minute tutorial on advanced [...]

Richmond: Night Panoramas

Tuesday, November 20th, 2007

Okay, so I’m no professional photographer, but I needed some decent-quality panoramic photographs for a Blender compositing tutorial that I’m creating for CmiVFX. I don’t have a panoramic camera and my camera isn’t one of those nifty new ones that will create panoramas for me. However, this is where the open source world saves the [...]

Sketches: Fighter, Rat, and Face

Sunday, November 18th, 2007

I’ve been doing a little bit more sketching recently. Comments welcome:


Monday, November 12th, 2007

So… while I’ve been pretty good at keeping up with lying each day, I’ve been a pretty poor performer for keeping the sketch gallery updated. So, on that note, here’s a fairly substantial batch of my attempts (and failures) at drawing cute things:

Blender Conference, Day 1

Saturday, October 13th, 2007

So I’m in Amsterdam for the Blender Conference.  It’s currently the second day of the conference and this is the largest B-conf yet.  There were 150 registrants and the new venue is fantastic.  I believe that they are recording each of the presentations being made.  Hopefully the will be posted on or Blender Nation [...]

Sketcher Sketchington

Tuesday, September 25th, 2007

I got around to scanning a couple more of the sketches I got knocked out recently. They’re in the gallery now. Have a gander:

Petunia, the Little Monkey Robot

Monday, September 24th, 2007

For this year’s Blender Conference in Amsterdam, the venerable macouno is doing the video work for the Suzanne Awards. For this, he created a neat little robotic monkey named Petunia. The character itself is cool, but even better is the fact that macouno asked the community to participate by creating some animations for Petunia. The [...] Gallery Updated (at long last!)

Friday, September 21st, 2007

After four months without updates, I’ve finally gotten around to updating the gallery on I couldn’t have done it alone. I got a huge amount of help from blender user and developer, ZanQdo. We went through the submissions and ultimately selecting a total of 74 images to be added to the gallery. Because of [...]

FlowPlayer Gets a New Logo

Thursday, September 20th, 2007

Recently, we (Hand Turkey, that is) finished creating a logo for the developer of FlowPlayer. FlowPlayer really is quite sweet. It’s a Flash video player that you can embed in your website to play FLV files (and high quality h.264 files once Adobe releases a new version of their Flash player). And the best thing [...]

Fweeb in 3D World!

Wednesday, September 19th, 2007

Check it out! In the October issue of 3D World, they did a short little review on the Advanced Blender Fluids training DVD that Hand Turkey produced with CmiVFX. It got an 8 out of 10! And they spelled my name correctly. Woohoo! This deserves an exploding bathtub (seen to the left). Okay, so it’s [...]