Monday, 30 April 2012

An Introduction From Fishy956

Hey everyone! I'm Fishy956. I'm Vlad's good buddy and I'm helping him with his animations (but he is doing most of the work). We have some great videos that will be going up real soon so just wait! Anyways I just wanted to say hi to you all and let you know that we have some great stuff in the works! I will be posting regularly from now on also. Anyways I hope everyone has a good week chocked full of animating on Blender! Bye for now!


I've been having some issues with getting an adsense account setup with the youtube channel, so that's mainly why I haven't posted much. I really hope it'll be sorted out soon, because there's about a bunch of stuff we're working on that should be ready really soon :) Here's some previews of what's to come:

Thursday, 19 April 2012

Terrain Tutorial

People have asked me a lot for pieces of terrain, or my terrain "rig", which I don't really understand because there's nothing to it, it's just cubes. The reason they're smooth is because I just beveled out the edges, but I wouldn't recommend doing that if you're starting out because the UV mapping starts to get tricky and it can take up a lot of memory. Here's a quick tutorial on how I set up my terrain though. You should familiarize yourself with blender first, I'll mention some of the basic shortcuts and controls in the tutorial but don't rely on it. Keep in mind this tutorial was written with Blender 2.62.

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

New Blog

So here it is, the new blog. There's a few reasons why I wanted to change it but mainly because I didn't like the way tumblr worked or how it was organized. I wanted a more traditional sense of a "blog" and I think this'll suit it better. I also really didn't like how questions were spamming up the majority of the blog, so instead if you have a question just post it in the comments or email it to me (vmcomix@gmail.com). Try and keep the questions related to our videos and whatnot. If it's a general question about blender there's plenty of sites you can learn from. http://cgcookie.com/blender/http://www.blenderguru.com/http://blendernerd.com/ to name a few. YouTube has plenty of tutorials too, or if you need somebody to help you personally then try posting on a forum like http://blenderartists.org/forum/index.php.

Also as for the name change, we decided to stick with this name for now. Makes things easier. So yeah expect more things like news and behind the scenes stuff, as well as any other stuff we wanna share. Right now it'll be mostly me, but as I mentioned on tumblr I have 2 friends helping me out so they might eventually start posting too.