Sunday, August 29, 2010

3D Artist Magazine

My Blender Basics tutorial from made it onto the 3D Artist magazine disk for issues 16 and 18! (Thanks Will!)

It's been a while since I've posted an update (or a Bit). So an update is overdue! I'm still here and using Blender. I've been using Blender 2.49b on a long contract job. I've been sticking with 2.49b because the scripting APIs are stable. Now that 2.5 has gone into beta, I'll look into migrating the project to 2.5 if the APIs (which have changed significantly for scripting) are more stable. I've held off on Blender lessons in 2.5 until the beta to avoid frustrating new users, so now I'm plotting my first full-length 2.5 Blender course.

In the meantime, I'm developing my first ActionScript 3 course for It is on creating a strategy game. It's not just a cookbook lesson, I am teaching concepts that can be carried forward to other languages/frameworks. I've been using AS3 since it was released with Flash CS3 in Spring 2007. I've used its predecessors AS2 and AS1 as well. AS3 is more similar to Java and C# than AS2/AS1 ( both of which I've also used professionally). I've been wanting to teach a class on it for sometime, so I'm looking forward to this course's release!