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Johnny Matthews
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Blender Add-On: Selection Sets Version 0.1
It's been a while since I've created a blender add-on, but some discussion on the #blendercoders channel prompted me to dig back into Python and create this: Selection Sets. It is a quick way to create ad-hoc groups of items that can be reselected easily. S...

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Gearing up for fall training
Fall marathon training is just around the corner and I'm gearing up. St Louis Rock and Roll Marathon is 16 weeks from this coming Sunday and I'm stoked to be getting back on a training plan. I'll be working out the final details this weekend and will let yo...

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Creating a Stylized Snowflake
I needed to create a bunch of snowflakes for a project recently and came up with a simple way to make a radially symmetrical snowflake without too much trouble that remains editable for duplicating and making adjustments to. Starting from a clean scene in o...

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Creating a Stylized Snowflake
I needed to create a bunch of snowflakes for a project recently and came up with a simple way to make a radially symmetrical snowflake without too much trouble that remains editable for duplicating and making adjustments to. Starting from a clean scene in o...

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Quick Cycles Tip: Fiber Optic Cable Material
This is a simple yet good looking material for you to check out. I found that a Glass Surface works really well with an Emission Volume. You can create fiber optic cables, illuminated plastic, LEDs etc. Tweak the emission color and strength, or the glass Ro...

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Striping a Curve in Blender/Cycles
File this little tutorial under "maybe obvious to everyone else but me", but here is a way to add some interesting striped texture to your blender curves that have a bevel object. To start we add a bezier curve and a bezier circle, then in the curve propert...

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Going from Blender to 2k Digital Cinema DCP
I recently started in on a project for a friend of mine to create an advertisement for his small chain of movies theaters to play before movies. I've done plenty of animations before, but I had never thought about what it would take to get it on the screen....

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5 Lessons I learned at the 2014 Country Music Marathon
I guess I could call the 2014 Country Music Marathon in Nashville, TN the first full marathon that almost wasn't, was almost a half and then at the last second became a full once more. After training for 13 weeks, I had my first serious bout with IT band sy...

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A Bump in the Road
Training for my first full marathon had been going along quite well, until about 2 weeks ago when I started getting stabbing pains on the outer side of my knee. After lowering my training volume for a week, it was still there when I ran. So after I visited ...
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