Look What I Found!


Look what I found in this rain-damaged cardboard box!

I’ve got some questions about the Ut video codec that I’ve been using for rendering intermediate files.

Also uploaded to Facebook. Viewable in 2D, 3D and 360° virtual reality.

Toy Bear Blender model by Oriole:
http://www.blendswap.com/blends/view/76070
Created with Blender, Sony Movie Studio Platinum 13, Reaper and FFmpeg.

The Easiest Way Isn’t Always The Easiest Way


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Anxious to try the alpha channel in the free Cineform video codec in a 3D virtual reality project, I decided to record and composite a quick and dirty 2D webcam video, and ended up struggling with the webcam! However, the alpha channel seems to be working. 🙂

“BLENDER Tutorial: Low poly forest assets!” by nabagielis: http://www.blendswap.com/blends/view/71743

Real 360° 3D CGI


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Remember, there’s always real 360° 3D CGI as an option, which is also a lot of fun!
This scene plays for 3 minutes to allow enough time to look around.

Created in a Spherical Stereo Blender project, composited and rendered with Sony Movie Studio Platinum 13, and converted to h264 mp4 with HandBrake.
“Dragster Engine” Blender model by ChrisKuhn: http://www.blendswap.com/blends/view/84608

COFFIG Configuration


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I’m liking the taste of my new COFFIG Roasted Fig Beverage, but still not sure about the best way to prepare it.
As I explain in this video, I learned a new word at Bed, Bath and Beyond: Infuser.

COFFIG© Roasted Fig Beverage: http://www.coffig.com/

“Window” Blender model by josepetri: http://www.blendswap.com/blends/view/40335

“Stucco Texture for Cycles” by WChargin: http://www.blendswap.com/blends/view/67205

A Clear Case


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I’m totally stoked about this!
I now have a brand new clear case for my *New* Nintendo 3DS XL, and it feels as soft as a baby’s butt!

Insignia™ – Case for New Nintendo 3DS XL – Clear:
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/insignia-case-for-new-nintendo-3ds-xl-clear/4801400.p?id=1219826169975

“Window” Blender model by josepetri: http://www.blendswap.com/blends/view/40335

“Stucco Texture for Cycles” by WChargin: http://www.blendswap.com/blends/view/67205

Water Temperature


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After experiencing perfect water temperature in the pool and hot tub in Palm Springs, now I’m very curious about the temperature of the hot tub here at home, and this is what I plan to do about it.

“Cycles Swimming Pool” Blender model by BlenderByte: http://www.blendswap.com/blends/view/78950