Thursday, September 22, 2011

Blender 2.5 and up lip sync tutorial

I just did another video tutorial for blender 3D 2.5 and greater.  It show a quick and easy way to add to add simple lip syncing to your characters.  You can have a character talking or singing in minutes!

Blender lip syncing tutorial

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Find Fast Answers Virus

I some how got infected with a virus that redirected my browser to a website called "Find Fast Answers".  It was really frustrating because every time I did a search using either google or yahoo I would end up at that stupid website.  What I did to fix the problem was upgrade my browser to the latest version of firefox.  That seemed to work but Im still having the same problem.  Im also going to get an antivirus program McAfee AntiVirus Plus 2011 3-User
for good measure.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Colorful Fluid Music

This is a playful 3d music visualization done using the free blender 3d 2.58 and audacity software.  Blender was used for the preview and final render.  Audacity was used to separate the audio into different frequencies using the equalizer filter.  The preview was done using blender's build in OpenGL preview with the rendered only option set.  If you are an user of Blender 3d then you may want to check out my multiple fluid domain video tutorial on YouTube.  There is a link to it on this website.

The title of the piece that is performed is "Ludwig van Beethoven - symphony no. 4 in b flat major, op. 60 - iv. allegro ma non troppo" and is preformed by the Skidmore College Orchestra.  If you would like to buy a mp3 of this song.  Here is a link.

The version in the link is by a different performer and does have the coughing or "skip" in the background.  Please note, I would earn a commission for the purchase.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Cool Classical Visualization

This is not one of my videos but I thought that it was cool.  Check it out. I plan to do some music visualizations myself.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

I Love you Lord - Gospel Dance

I posted a very simple video of the very simple song I made on my YouTube Channel.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Cycles Blender Icon

I currently use 3 different version of blender.  I still use 2.49 usually for baking fluid simulation data.  I find it's fluid simulation to be less buggy than that of 2.5x.  I am using 2.58 for almost everything else.  Maybe I will upgrade to 2.59 soon, but the only new feature I saw that I was really interested in is the tree plugin.  On a few projects, I use blender cycles for rendering.  Unfortunately, all three version (2.49, 2.58, and cycles) have the same icon.  For the cycles version, I decided that it would be cool if I had a version of the icon actually rendered in cycles, so I downloaded a copy of the blender logo made by Daniel Gonsalves from  I changed the materials and modified it, then rendered it in blender cycles (640 by 640 pixels.)   Next I edited the image in gimp 2.6 and saved the new image as a .ico file (64 by 64 pixels.)  Finally, I created a shortcut to blender cycles and set the shortcut to use the new icon.  Feel free to reuse and or modify the image in this blog post.