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Jan
09
2017

Sunday and Monday streaming

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I'm usually streaming on Picarto on Sundays after 12 and Thursdays from 9am-3pm AWST, though lion dance season is coming up which may throw the Sunday streaming a bit.  I did a random ~4hr stream today as the in-laws have a busy week this week and decided to come today rather than not coming at all because they're awesome like that, working on an Ingress wallpaper:

Dec
27
2016

Kludgy OBS scene switcher for linux

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Edited 2017 Jan 7: made the scripts slightly more reliable (not relying on window ids) but they will now get extremely confused if there's more than one instance of Blender open

Because I'm not smart enough to get the MacOS version of the Automatic Scene Switching plugin for OBS Studio, I gumbied an easy manual one with bash scripts.

Oct
30
2016

Bees have ants?

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11yo: the drones are the male bees.  They sit around and eat honey, then they mate and die.
7yo: don't they store honey?
11yo: the drones are the ones with wings.
7yo: some bees don't have wings? O_o
11yo: OH! I was thinking about ants XD
7yo: bees have ants? o_O

Oct
12
2016

3D Coat/Blender notes: Getting ptex textures from 3d Coat to Blender

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tl;dr: bake the damn things.

After painting, from the paint room go to Textures > Texture Baking Tool

3d Coat Texture Baking Tool menu item

Fill in the stuff on the dialogue box as appropriate (I have no idea how correct my settings are, I tend to take a best guess with anything I don't know :P)

Jun
23
2016

Works in progress

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Because I'm failing at making proper progblogs due to having to slog through a massive backlog (which now has a severe dent in it, unfortunately I think I also made a dent in myself XD).

Chimaera retopo

Retopology of a chimaera in 3d Coat which I will rig in Blender and then draw over

Jun
05
2016

Wacom Cintiq Companion Hybrid/13HD and associated app settings on Ubuntu Studio 16.04LTS

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Downloading all the things

Add the repository for Gnome Pie Menu:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:simonschneegans/testing
sudo apt-get update

Download helper utilities:

sudo apt-get install easystroke wmctrl xdotool gnome-pie

Download apps:

May
05
2016

Octopus musings

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7yo: do you know how an octopus would open a nut?
JJ: how?
7yo: the same way it opens a clam.  AND YOUR SKULL.

Oct
21
2015

Kafulu!

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Me: oh it's a cthulu
6yo: a what lu?
Me: cthulu. Can you say cthulu?
6yo: kafulu!

There was a very cute broad grin that accompanied the attempt.  Near enough is good enough for now, even I have trouble saying it XD

Oct
10
2015

Measurements

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According to 6yo 2d shapes have "whip" and "lengf" and 3d shapes have "whip, lengf and dep".

Oct
06
2015

3d mega-pidgeot progress

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Starting work on my entry for The Great Pokemon Sky Race Collaboration.  I need to do another version of 3d-fyn (because the last one blew up while I was fiddling with something, probably the rig, and then I reworked Base's rig anyway) as well.  3d-fyn will be riding Flashwing (pidgeot from my Pokemon Yellow game) in mega-evolution (I think mega evolutions are kinda dumb really, however mega-pidgeot form is theoretically big enough to carry 3d-fyn otherwise we'd need an enormo

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