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

Render Faster with a Still background

Render Faster with a still background in Blender. Originally made for BlenderGrid.

fSpy with Multiple Cameras: Perspective Tricks 5

Perspective Tricks 5 : fSpy with Multiple Cameras

How to use fSpy camera matching program with multiple cameras within Blender.

Intro sequence created with Greenscreen within EEVEE.

Blender Ascii Art Generator

Generate ascii art within Blender compositing nodes.

Unzip to a folder and feed in your own images and video-clips.

Instructions can be found within the .blend file.


Downlaod

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!

Material Greenscreen



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Every so often it’s good to take a bit of greenscreen footage, place it like a cardboard cutout in a 3D scene, and do some nice smooth CG camera moves.

Now you can key out the greenscreen within material nodes!

Credits in order of appearance:
Little House by dono
Aquarius Loading theme from Super Carling the Spider by Joe Dixon
Floppy Disk Drive Write by mrauralization
Material Girl by Madonna arranged for C64 by Sami Sepp
Photo by Eugene Capon from Pexels
Peacock by Magdabed

Eevee + Alpha : Bloom

Rendering bloom with an alpha layer in Eevee is not straight forward – but it’s not that hard either. This tutorial assumes you’ve already made the smoke, and are now hunting for that elusive transparency.

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.

Eevee + Alpha : Volumetric Lighting

Creating volumetric lighting (or spotlights in the fog) in Blender with an alpha layer.

This concentrates on the creation of an alpha layer – there already tutorials on the volumetric lighting it’s self.

Eevee + Alpha : Smoke

A BUG-FIX IN BLENDER 2.8 HAS MADE THIS EASIER!!! Make sure that your version of Blender 2.8 was released on or after 3rd Jan 2019.

Rendering smoke with an alpha layer in Eevee is not straight forward – but it’s not that hard either. This tutorial assumes you’ve already made the smoke, and are now hunting for that elusive transparency.

The .blend files can be found here: https://www.blendswap.com/blends/view/93211

Note – 40% faster refers to the tutorial being 40% shorter – not counting intro and outro.

+Yvie Oddly in Eevee

Yvie Oddly in Eevee

The winner of season 11 of Ru Paul’s Drag Race, eevee – the new (yep – still new) real-time render engine from Blender.