In Response to Tea Cups


Today, I saw an interesting animation that involved tea cups. I thought it would be fun to make my own set and test out the i5 I was working on. Here they are. As always, any questions or comments are welcome.

Multi colored tea cups rendered with cyclse

Ps. The i5 is so much better than my AMD Turion. Maybe someday…


Snow Flakes

Due to the lack of real snow here, I thought I would make a few snowflakes to get into the winter spirit. Usually, I would make paper ones, but this year I thought I would use Blender instead. Here is the finished render:

Snow Flakes renderHappy Holidays!



Tip: Cameras and Terminals

While I was playing with Blender today, I found two new features!

Look! I'm a camera!First, I found out that you can make any object a camera. All you need to do I select theĀ  object you want to use and press ctl-numpad[0]. This shortcut has been used to select the active camera for a long time. However, this is the first time I’ve seen it used to make any object the active camera. It’s nice, but I don’t see it as being too useful since you cannot access any of the camera settings (focal length, depth of field etc.) since cubes don’t need those settings. My advice, parent a camera to the object and do it that way.

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