Six Tricks with the Object Info Node

Or perhaps – OBJECT INFO IS AWESOME AND HERE’S WHY…

On the last day of #Nodevember – here’s my tutorial on the wonders of the Object Info node.

All the .blend files are available here:
https://gum.co/OOlYTj

1) 00:00 Randomising Colour (you probably know this one)
2) 01:14 More Than One Random Number Per Object
3) 03:52 Randomising Texture Coordinates
4) 05:01 Using Object Colour
5) 05:45 Animating Your Materials Using Object Colour (why this works better than just animating any old value)
6) 10:01 Pixel Art With One Pixel Per Object

This tutorial was originally created for BlenderGrid.

Pixel art and Music from Creatures 1 and Creatures 2 by John and Steve Rowlands.

ODIN – the Kid on the Mountain – A Jig for a Kiss

Celebrating Odin being 5 months old today! (though it was filmed about 2 months ago)

This video features me, my son & my dad ~ Odin Futcher-Rose dancing, Micheal Futcher on graphics and Peter Darling on flute ~ and various other woolly wanders created & collected by my partner Kerry Rose – many of them part of a Hyperbolic Crochet Forrest exhibition.

Created using my addon Greenscreen Within Eevee

Oblique Projections in Blender

Oblique Projections in Blender Get the files here: https://gum.co/cCDRB

Oblique projections cannot be created simply by the pointing the orthographic camera in the right direction. If you look at the middle and right images in the thumbnail, you’ll see that one side of the cube-castle appears as a square, and yet two other sides are still visible. This tutorial explains how to render the three projections on the thumbnail.

Tutorial created for BlenderGrid

Music:

Flight of the Bumblebee by Rimsky-Korsakoff:

       Piano version : Paul Barton
       Flute version : Lianne Laurens
       Chiptune version : The Musician
       Psytrance version : O2ero Official

Material Girl by Madonna
       arranged for C64 by Sami Sepp

Oilmania Theme for C64 by Alexander Rotzsch

Perspective Tricks theme by myself.

The videos mentioned are:

Render Faster with a Still Background
Greenscreen Within Eevee
Blender Ascii Art Generator

Perspective Tricks 4: ContraZoom

Perspective Tricks 4: contra-zoom AKA the dolly zoom AKA the Vertigo Effect.

How to automate it in Blender using Drivers.

Plus a demonstration of how we measure camera angle in millimetres.

With C64-like cover versions of Bernard Herman’s theme for Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo and and Once In A Lifetime by Talking Heads. I normally search Youtube for creative cover versions on creative Commons, but no-one created good version of these.

I started this before my son Odin was born, and now he’s two and a half months old!

Maturation and Prelude Grandiose – Trailer

For a while now I have been working with artist Unus Safardiar creating CGI visualisations for giant kinetic sculptures … and, working with fellow Blender user Peter Applerock, we created what turned out to be an incredibly complex artwork to be undertaken by such a small team :

A video artwork to be displayed on a 20m x 4m screen seamlessly looping with no cuts, multiple moving parts, close integration of CGI elements with human actors, morphs between actors, and complex mechanical rigs.

While the neck and head morph was done in After Effects, the greenscreening and compositing of the helm was done in Blender, which allowed for 3D elements to appear both infront and
behind the actors, and the light of the flames to reflect on the actor’s head.

We are planning to show the final video alongside some of Unus’s giant kinetic sculptures on number of galleries in Russia, England and Germany (and perhaps more) in 2019 including
The Federation Tower, Moscow (the tallest building in Europe) and The Saatchi Gallery, London.