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echinopsis
Apr 13, 2004



blender 2.8

its beta at the moment. or soemthing idk. rc1 coming out soon. took me a little while to make the jump but its good. eevee is overrated garbage. its a shame the gizmo button doesn't have a hotkey by default. but ive used software my whole life and blender, while it has its faults and there is probably some aspect where I am used to it, is also one of the best clumps of mother fuckin software I have ever used


its also free
and open source

its rodtronics to the core. ive also taken the dive and am using affinity photo rather than a pirated version of photoshop to keep rodtronics legit thru and thru. i even paid for this version of windows :smugmrgw: but still. have you thought about using blender lately


one reason to use blender: good as gently caress drop shadows. im not going to claim this banner is good.. but those drop shadows make me want to dry off my pants asap so they're comfortable enough to put on and dance in

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pram
Jun 10, 2001


how high are u right now op

Bulgakov
Mar 8, 2009


рукописи не горят



not enough

but blender is still neat

echinopsis
Apr 13, 2004



pram posted:

how high are u right now op

I look like my avatar about 22/7

SpaceAceJase
Nov 8, 2008

and you
have proved
to be...

a real shitty poster,
and a real james


More renders

Laslow
Jul 18, 2007


i didn't read a single word of anything here, but how are you gonna have a thread title like that and then have zero new renders in here? kinda hosed up, op.

echinopsis
Apr 13, 2004



Laslow posted:

i didn't read a single word of anything here, but how are you gonna have a thread title like that and then have zero new renders in here? kinda hosed up, op.

https://twitter.com/rodtronics/status/1145772039103344640
https://twitter.com/rodtronics/status/1145488498914291712

get off your rear end son

LuckySevens
Feb 16, 2004

fear not failure, fear only the limitations of our dreams



v. cool. i've never done rendering or modeling or anything beyond photoshop editing, is blender a good place to start for making weird gifs etc?

Laslow
Jul 18, 2007


this is awesome as all hell.

i would love to learn a new skill, but i have brain surgery in a week(100% serious) and iím hoping they slip up and obliterate any memories from 1998 thru 2004ish.

jony neuemonic
Nov 13, 2009




these own, op.

echinopsis
Apr 13, 2004



LuckySevens posted:

v. cool. i've never done rendering or modeling or anything beyond photoshop editing, is blender a good place to start for making weird gifs etc?

it is, if you grasp initially that any 3d software is going to be a large learning curve. some are arguably better than others for beginning with, and blender is very much a tool for people who know what they're doing

it doesn't hold your hand much but certainly lets you do whatever the gently caress you want

LuckySevens
Feb 16, 2004

fear not failure, fear only the limitations of our dreams



echinopsis posted:

it doesn't hold your hand much but certainly lets you do whatever the gently caress you want

i'd be doing science-y model stuff, using output from python scripts. learning curve is fine but tbh i'll need some incremental gratification

echinopsis
Apr 13, 2004



jony neuemonic posted:

these own, op.

https://twitter.com/rodtronics/status/868941948702171136
https://twitter.com/rodtronics/status/868773980131409920
https://twitter.com/rodtronics/status/566154044356304896
https://twitter.com/rodtronics/status/610047627342688256


LuckySevens posted:

i'd be doing science-y model stuff, using output from python scripts. learning curve is fine but tbh i'll need some incremental gratification

I've been interested for ages in using python to script poo poo but never took the dive, you'll be sweet mate.

when you get the hang of a little bit of decent lighting and using cycles as the renderer, you'll very quickly find pleasure in making things that look great.. and yes even the first bits looking good will keep you going.. obvs hit me up if you want help on the first part

CMYK BLYAT!
Nov 7, 2011



Omich poluyobok, skazhi ty narkoman? ya prosto tozhe gde to tam zhivu, mogli by vmeste uyobyvat' narkotiki


are those... balls

burning swine
May 26, 2004





florida lan posted:

are those... balls

looks like it, they're full of piss

echinopsis
Apr 13, 2004



https://twitter.com/rodtronics/status/1146844262522167296

Bulgakov
Mar 8, 2009


рукописи не горят



that's a cool look

burning swine
May 26, 2004






:vince:

mystes
May 31, 2006



Some of these renderings are pretty cool. Maybe you should put more of the weirder stuff on the tshirts? Like https://twitter.com/rodtronics/status/1145488498914291712/photo/1 or https://twitter.com/rodtronics/status/868941948702171136/photo/1 ?

Bored Online
May 25, 2009

We don't need Rome telling us what to do.


thank you echi this is really neat

echinopsis
Apr 13, 2004



mystes posted:

Some of these renderings are pretty cool. Maybe you should put more of the weirder stuff on the tshirts? Like https://twitter.com/rodtronics/status/1145488498914291712/photo/1 or https://twitter.com/rodtronics/status/868941948702171136/photo/1 ?

yeah thanks man. working on it.. idk if itís a
good look to have fuckloads of choices or not, ya see? 🤔

Scott Baio Nudes posted:

thank you echi this is really neat

blender is really neat

Bulgakov posted:

that's a cool look

everyone can enjoy using blender
itís free software

itís the ONLY good free software there is, as far as applications go (not poo poo like linux or servers or apache or whatever)


mate

Sagebrush
Feb 26, 2012

Well, actually...

prusaslicer (for 3d printing) is also best-in-class software that is free

but yeah that's about it

echinopsis
Apr 13, 2004



Sagebrush posted:

prusaslicer (for 3d printing) is also best-in-class software that is free

but yeah that's about it

but is it good? even if itís the best it can still suck

syntaxrigger
Jul 6, 2011

Actually you owe me 6! But who's countin?



blender is cool and neat. i support this thread. more renders

echinopsis
Apr 13, 2004



yeah someone post a render

lmao i wonder if there is a povray plug-in for blender so we can experience the glory of pure ray tracing

theodop
Dec 30, 2005

rock solid, heart touching


I used to gently caress around in Lightwave 3D like 15 years ago and make terrible renders. no link

echinopsis
Apr 13, 2004



same but my amiga when i was 10 and now look at me 😒

unpacked robinhood
Feb 18, 2013

by Fluffdaddy


Learning a few keyboard shortcuts makes using Blender very pleasurable even for the pointless lame poo poo I manage to put together sometimes.
Love those renders op.

psiox
Oct 15, 2001

Babylon 5 Street Team

keyboard shortcuts make computering in general more pleasurable

unfortunately i don't have time to go back for an associate's degree in emacs so i'm stuck with baby-levels of complexity in vim

this thread is making me want to dig into blender, thanks for the renderspiration rodtronics

akadajet
Sep 14, 2003



blenders are great for making smoothies

creationist believer
Feb 16, 2007



College Slice

will it blender? donít breath this haha

echinopsis
Apr 13, 2004



unpacked robinhood posted:

Learning a few keyboard shortcuts makes using Blender very pleasurable even for the pointless lame poo poo I manage to put together sometimes.
Love those renders op.

itís absolutely designed to be used effectively by people that know what theyíre doing, itís very much ďdeep end of the poolĒ software, as 3d poo poo should be, and keyboard short cuts are very much the bees knees





https://rodtronics.tumblr.com/post/174552123829/httpsmeganzknqxmlabxby3jmvub9ttf1mz0iygf9yp

Glorgnole
Oct 23, 2012



you can do video editing and stuff in blender too, it's p neat

echinopsis
Apr 13, 2004



https://twitter.com/rodtronics/status/1147651404619603968?s=21

echinopsis
Apr 13, 2004








SO DEMANDING
Dec 27, 2003



yo what are some good starting points or decent tutorials? this poo poo is neat and i really need some sort of creative hobby

SpaceAceJase
Nov 8, 2008

and you
have proved
to be...

a real shitty poster,
and a real james


Where's the rodtronics udemy course?

Laslow
Jul 18, 2007


i want rodtronics to get in the video card manufacturing business just for the box art.

even better if itís only geforce gt 710ís priced like a 1160, because the box is so loving shiny, it must be better.

even better if you customize the pcb to fit 9GB of the cheapest gddr3, so itís got a bigger number on the box than those rtx 2070ís. so at $200 of course itís a loving steal, just look at that holographic liquid metal dragon on the box!

echinopsis
Apr 13, 2004



SO DEMANDING posted:

yo what are some good starting points or decent tutorials? this poo poo is neat and i really need some sort of creative hobby

thereís gently caress loads of tutorials around, iíve never watched many, but the ones by andrew price are pretty good... without trying to make it sound like itís an elite vocation, there are a lot of aspects to this..

Iím going to put together a blender file with some things to gently caress around with, to instantly get some things that look kinda neat anyway, a yospos file. for me at least getting some instant gratification spurs me to do more

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Bored Online
May 25, 2009

We don't need Rome telling us what to do.


SpaceAceJase posted:

Where's the rodtronics udemy course?

9.99 for the next 48 hours!!

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