How to Access Your Desktop When You’re Away
We’ve all been in a situation where a client calls you in a panic and they need something right away. Only problem is, the file they need is on your desktop at work or at home or… basically somewhere you’re not. Remote access can save you from trouble and offer a level of convenience like […]
How to Create Seamless Patterns in Adobe Illustrator
In this example, let’s say you want to create a seamless pattern in Adobe Illustrator using vertical stripes. First create a 1:1 artboard at any resolution you like. If you’re creating this for use in 3D, powers of two work best (1024, 2048, 4096, etc). Next, create your first stripe with a solid rectangle, and […]
The 24 Before This was a project that started off as raw video. After several layers of After Effects work, we ended up with a final result that mimicked a genuine watercolor video. Somewhat inspired by larger projects like Loving Vincent, the initial concepts were very fluid in their design. Some of the early designs used […]
How to Clean Your Computer Without Compressed Air
So, my computer is starting to show its age a little bit after being built a few years ago. Now it’s time to clean out all the dust bunnies. The only problem is… I don’t have a can of compressed air lying around. Who wants to make a trip to the store just for that? […]
A Brand New Add-on Ecosystem for Blender 2.8?
With the highly anticipated release of Blender 2.8, there is one big question hanging in the air. What’s going to happen to the years and years worth of add-on development work put into versions 2.79 and earlier? The introduction of 2.8 is already groundbreaking in terms of shattering render times and giving artists the option […]
Tips for Better Photogrammetry Scans
With photogrammetry technology being more accessible than ever, I’m sure there are a few beginners out there that are eager to give it a try. Check out these tips to make your scans turn out better!
What is Photogrammetry?
I’m glad you asked! If you spend much time in the world of 3D modeling and animation, it won’t take you long before you come across this term. Photogrammetry is essentially the process of taking a bunch of photos of an object, and generating a 3D model of the object in the photos. Seems crazy, […]
The Benefits of Lifelong Learning
There are lots of you out there who are lifelong learners like myself, and you guys don\’t require any convincing because knowledge has always felt like the worthwhile reward for taking the time to learn something new. For those of us who frequently find that you don’t have the time to sit down and learn […]
Free Software That Could Replace Your Adobe Subscription
If you’re like me, you’ve probably second-guessed how much you’ve shelled out to companies like Microsoft, Apple, Adobe, and others…
Master Password Management With One Tool
So if you’re like me, you’ve probably reached the limit of the number of unique passwords that you can 1.) come up with on your own, while still matching all the requirements like total character length, using capitals, using lower case, using special characters, using at least one or two numbers… oh, and it can’t be a password that you’ve used in the past.