Dane gives update on his Sci-Fi series – Cosmic Embers. Unveiled his flying robot with steampunk gear style features. Also showed how he is using Blender for set design and noted that imperial measurements have issues with Blender, so recommended switching all scale projects in metric system. Word is he might be bringing in his teaser, next month!
Jen then showed us the ultra elaborate Victorian wood-burning stove for Nate’s Little Red Kap project. Going over several approaches at modeling
Rhrett demonstrated his cycles world and some of the rendering hurdles that had to be overcome. A good discussion of lighting systems were discussed. The world was accidentally destroyed/deleted in the process a couple of times, but don’t worry – Rhett had saved the world previously so nothing was lost. He also covered a few tutorials.
Jen was able to provide an extensive talk about lighting types and techniques –
Theory & desired end results of light in art:
Mastering Lighting in Blender
Mesh object lights [Cy]:
Blender Tutorial – Softening Light Edges with Cycles Rendering
Spot lights in Cycles:
Blender Tutorial – Using Spot Lights with Cycles Rendering
Blender Tutorial Sky-Domes (1) by VscorpianC
Indirect, or on-screen, Lighting:
Indirect Lighting with Blender
Negative lighting in Cycles
Painting with Lights in Cycles
Studio Lighting setups:
Advanced lighting in blender part 1 (3 Point lighting)
Implied, textured, gobo Lighting:
[Blender Internal] Intro to Textured Lighting in Blender 2.5
Advanced lighting in blender part 3 (silhouette lighting)
Reflective, or Global, Lighting:
How to Create Realistic Outdoor Lighting in Blender
[HD] How to make a Desert Mountain in Blender 2-58 (Part #3 – Materials & Textures)
Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) Lights add-on:
– IES lIGHTS in blender and Cycles
He also covered the following:
JEN’s TUTORIAL PICKS OF THE MONTH:
SUGGESTIONS FOR NEXT MEETING:
Nate and Rhett both offered topic suggestions for the next MeetUp: Nate plans show us the latest progress on the Lil’ Red Kap project. This progress report should be very entertaining, if that big kitty has anything to do with it.
And Rhett suggests (and Jen seconded) that we entertain an open discussion about what all we’d like to get out of each meeting, and how we’ll go about getting it. But, no need to keep your ideas penned up waiting for the next MeetUp date, especially if you may be unable to attend. Start the ideas rolling in any of our forums, here below, or on our Facebook event page, or on our August MeetUp page.