Archive for the 'Blender' Category

2009 Travel Plans

Friday, April 24th, 2009

So travel season is coming up! Wahoo! Unfortunately I was unable to make it to NAB this year and I’m not going to be able to go to LGM, either. It’s kind of a bummer. That said, I’m already planning on a whole bunch of other adventures. If you’re around for any of these, come [...]

Two new tutorials on blenderbasics.com!

Friday, April 3rd, 2009

Well… I’ve finally posted the first two video tutorials on blenderbasics.com. The purpose of these tutorials is to supplement the Blender For Dummies book and provide you (assuming you’re interested in Blender) with some more step-by-step processes and help grow understanding of how to work in Blender. These first two tutorials can actually be treated [...]

Launching BlenderBasics.com!

Wednesday, March 4th, 2009

Well, my first book, Blender For Dummies, has been out for about a month now and I’m happy to say that the feedback I’ve gotten from it has been overwhelmingly positive. It’s a strange, but very cool feeling to get emails from people who are having those wonderful “ah-ha!” moments with Blender. Of course, there [...]

Blender For Dummies Sample Chapter

Monday, February 9th, 2009

More news on Blender For Dummies! I just got an email from the publisher containing a PDF file with the book’s table of contents as well as all of Chapter 2 as a sample. I’ve uploaded this PDF file to the Hand Turkey Studios website. Hopefully the sample will also be available on Amazon and [...]

I just found out that copies of Blender for Dummies have made their way into the hands of people who ordered them… despite an apparent release date set on the 3rd of February according to Amazon. One of the artists featured in the book’s 16-page color insert, Jean-Sébastien Guillemette, had a student bring a copy [...]

Blender For Dummies: Due in January

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2008

Wow. It’s been some kinda forever since I actually made a for-really-real post here… you know, a non-lying post. If you’re one of the 3 people checking this site to see something like that, I apologize. Of course, if you’d rather I shut up and just do the lies… pppphhhhbbbbbtttt! I have a good reason [...]

Well… it’s official.  I came to a decision on my crazy idea… so I’ve gone and registered a team for this year’s 48 Hour Film Project in Richmond… and we’ll be producing an animation.  I’m trying to assemble the team now.  We’ve got a strong core, but with how much work is going to be [...]

A crazy idea…

Friday, May 23rd, 2008

So the 48-hour Film Project is coming to Richmond this summer. In fact, registration starts next week on the 27th of May and the actual project happens in July (18th-20th). I’m seriously contemplating doing this. For those of you who don’t know (and don’t feel like clicking on the link), the 48-hour Film Project is [...]

NAB 2008 Article on Blender Nation

Thursday, May 1st, 2008

An article I wrote on my experiences at this year’s NAB Show in Las Vegas has been posted at Blender Nation. Go have a gander at all the cool stuff I got to see there (forgiving some of the blurry camera phone photos)! Of course, the funny thing is that because I tried to keep [...]

Blender Foundation Trainer Certification!

Tuesday, January 15th, 2008

Since the Blender Conference back in October, I’ve been working in earnest with Margreet Riphagen of the Blender Foundation to finally get a trainer certification program launched. Well, with a few months of hard work between us and the rest of the review board that was assembled, the Blender Foundation Trainer Certification (BFCT) program has [...]