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by android-originals.com
Fri Apr 26, 2013 3:14 am
Forum: Interface & Tools
Topic: Would like to translate PS7 images with blending options
Replies: 0
Views: 382

Would like to translate PS7 images with blending options

I've done a lot of work in PhotoShop 7, and I've been able to get some decent sculptural effects using the layer blending options. See http://android-originals.com/drawings/pages/MetalWallArt.html in particular the renditions for pencil drawing 089. There's a Java script for mouse rollovers that sho...
by android-originals.com
Wed Oct 17, 2012 9:30 pm
Forum: Interface & Tools
Topic: Why is simple geometry so hard?
Replies: 5
Views: 1456

Blender seems to offer the promise of a super-CAD package, It may seem so, but Blender is not a CAD package. Never was, and likely never will be. At least not until it gets some new data structures. Ah, but it's almost there. See http://www.rab3d.com/tut_blender.php After all, I've been doing CAD i...
by android-originals.com
Wed Oct 17, 2012 9:05 pm
Forum: Documentation & Education
Topic: How about a tutorial rating system?
Replies: 6
Views: 1731

In a nutshell, this is what makes the Open Source process work. There is no shortage of good ideas. What is in short supply is people to work on them. Did I mention that I'm taking so many meds that I can no longer do higher math and computer programming reliably? The nausea and dizziness tend to i...
by android-originals.com
Fri Oct 12, 2012 9:45 pm
Forum: Interface & Tools
Topic: Why is simple geometry so hard?
Replies: 5
Views: 1456

"g -- grab z -- limit movement to Z-axis only 1 -- move 1 positive blender unit Enter" Thanks. Amazing. It works. I could have sworn I tried that. Maybe I don't have to make like a South Vietnam Buddhist monk and can get off with just wet noodle self-flagellation. But if you want to see something in...
by android-originals.com
Thu Oct 11, 2012 11:32 pm
Forum: Interface & Tools
Topic: Why is simple geometry so hard?
Replies: 5
Views: 1456

Why is simple geometry so hard?

Blender seems to offer the promise of a super-CAD package, able to do everything. Except maybe simple geometry. Take the beginning cube. I have tried and tried to find a way to simply squeeze it up by the bottom face, so that the bottom face sits on the z = 0 plane. Everything, scaling, grabbing, ex...
by android-originals.com
Mon Oct 08, 2012 12:37 am
Forum: Interface & Tools
Topic: There should be a CNTL-Y restore function
Replies: 5
Views: 1009

I think he wants an undo for the undo. So if you ctrl-z too many steps back you can restore what was undone. Thank you - got it in one. I did eventually find the answer to that, in the Blender 2.5 Keyboard Shortcuts list; Ctrl-Shift-Z is the redo command. like Ctrl-Y is many other places. Unlike th...
by android-originals.com
Sun Oct 07, 2012 11:54 pm
Forum: Interface & Tools
Topic: There should be a CNTL-Y restore function
Replies: 5
Views: 1009

stiv wrote:If you do not like the keymap, change it.
Unfortunately, I don't yet know what a keymap is and what relevance it has in this.
by android-originals.com
Thu Oct 04, 2012 2:04 pm
Forum: Interface & Tools
Topic: There should be a CNTL-Y restore function
Replies: 5
Views: 1009

There should be a CNTL-Y restore function

There should be a cntl-y restore function to complement cntl-z. And why in the world does Blender 2.63 erase previous work not associated with the object being removed with cntl-z? I've been trying to create an aluminum extrusion profile by extruding cube faces. Then I wanted to take a notch out of ...
by android-originals.com
Wed Oct 03, 2012 8:15 pm
Forum: Documentation & Education
Topic: How about a tutorial rating system?
Replies: 6
Views: 1731

"Modifier cannot be applied to Mesh with Shape Keys&quo

I was just trying out the Boolean modifiers, and tried to take a big chunk out of the starting cube with a cylinder. Taking a small chunk worked. But I got an error for the big chunk, "Modifier cannot be applied to Mesh with Shape Keys". What's a shape key and what does it have to do with anything? ...
by android-originals.com
Wed Oct 03, 2012 8:05 pm
Forum: Documentation & Education
Topic: How about a tutorial rating system?
Replies: 6
Views: 1731

Sounds like a great idea, and you have a good grasp on how it should be done. As part of the community, feel free to get started! So much for constructive criticism. I'm 66, living on U.S. Social Security and trying to ignore illness while using Blender to create patents to start a company to get o...
by android-originals.com
Tue Oct 02, 2012 7:07 pm
Forum: Documentation & Education
Topic: How about a tutorial rating system?
Replies: 6
Views: 1731

How about a tutorial rating system?

Anyone who writes a Blender tutorial should be encouraged register it at a specific site here, and submit it for rating by the users. The site should have a clear table of contents and topic index, with links, not a just a search engine. Current production software allows anyone to make something an...
by android-originals.com
Tue Oct 02, 2012 6:25 pm
Forum: Documentation & Education
Topic: What happened to the commands since 2.49?
Replies: 2
Views: 1068

I will get this eventually, but not without a lot more cursing. Likely you are doomed. What, I should let someone tell me what I can't do? I found part of the problem, which either Burke or I missed. You have to set the pivot point before rotating, which I did not see explained on that page. This b...
by android-originals.com
Tue Oct 02, 2012 12:38 am
Forum: Documentation & Education
Topic: What happened to the commands since 2.49?
Replies: 2
Views: 1068

What happened to the commands since 2.49?

I want to use Blender 2.63 for precision CAD. So I've been trying to follow Robert Burke's guide, Precision Modeling, version 6, which was written for 2.49. I'm using 2.63 because I want to be able to generate some organic forms and use Boolean operations. Silly me. I was doing fine until I got to p...
by android-originals.com
Wed Jun 13, 2012 4:44 am
Forum: Interface & Tools
Topic: Don't promise what doesn't work
Replies: 5
Views: 1759

Re: Don't promise what doesn't work

(problems with old file formats) Any particular reason you are still using Blender 2.49 ? Its only been 3yrs since its last release. To my understanding, that is the latest version that will still run under Windows 2000. I can't do anything about that until I can afford a new computer, and a recond...
by android-originals.com
Mon Jun 11, 2012 12:47 am
Forum: Interface & Tools
Topic: Don't promise what doesn't work
Replies: 5
Views: 1759

Don't promise what doesn't work

Being very short of resources, I've been doing my CAD with paths in PhotoShop 7 on a Windows 2000 machine. Now I want to create 3D models both for rendering images for patent applications and for generating CNC machine cutting files. Blender 2.49b has been giving me fits, for several reasons: 1) Try...