Archive for the 'Blender' Category

Due to the high demand for the compositing tutorial I announced a few days ago, I’m releasing the .blend file that was used to create that tutorial. When the tutorial was announced here as well as the forums at and then on Blender Nation, the Blender community swamped the on-demand video player at cmiVFX. [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

SIGGRAPH ’07 Recap

Friday, August 24th, 2007

Alright, so it’s been a couple of weeks since I got back from this year’s SIGGRAPH conference and I’ve thusfar posted nothing about it. Well, get your readin’ glasses ready; here’s a massive recap of all the coolness that was had. Before starting, though, I have to say that San Diego is an awesome town. [...]

Red Hat 2007

Monday, July 16th, 2007

As you may have read on sheep-dot or the Hand Turkey Studios website, I recently taught again at Red Hat High in Raleigh, North Carolina.  An article about it that I wrote for Blender Nation has just been published.  I love the concept of this camp and I hope that I’ll be asked to continue [...]

Book Review on Blender Nation

Tuesday, June 12th, 2007

You may or may not know it, but I occasionally write articles for Blender Nation, the primary site for Blender-related news. Most of the time I write fairly small articles or make announcements. However, recently, I did a book review on Claus Höfele’s Mobile 3D Graphics: Learning 3D Graphics with the Javaâ„¢ Micro Edition.  I [...]

2 Blender Workshops in June!

Tuesday, May 29th, 2007

Just letting folks know, Hand Turkey Studios will be offering 2 Blender workshops in June: Blender Basics on the 9th and Blender Basics II on the 16th. You can register for either workshop for $50 or register for both for $90. We’ve found an awesome new venue for it by teaming up with the good [...]