A CD Writer (DrawBot)

TL;DR: I took apart some CD drives and turned them into a very terrible etch-a-sketch type thing. In the future I hope to give control over to a computer so as to have a robot minion very terrible CNC drawing machine.

Code for the project is here.

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Blender 30/30 Day 09: The Basics of Grass

After posting Dandelions the other day, I was asked by someone whether I knew of any better ways to make grass. I did not.

Today, however, I spent some time playing around with the hair simulator trying to get a half-decent grass effect. The intention of today is less a lovely render, and more a basic guide to making your own grass!

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Blender 30/30 Day 08: Hermit Elephants

Terry Pratchett describes the hermit elephant as the “strangest, and possibly saddest,” species on the Discworld. These creatures have thin skin, and must find another form of protection. A hermit elephant will walk into a village and lift a hut onto it’s back to use as a shell, not unlike a hermit crab. A herd of hermit elephants is a beautiful sight to behold.

Experiments in rigging & animation.

Files here