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Re: Decaff's Video Tutorials

Posted: Wed Jun 05, 2013 1:49 am
by decaff_42
Just found this blender hot-key (keyboard shortcut) guide. This is pretty all-inclusive, but browse thru here for some interesting options. ... erence.pdf

Re: Decaff's Video Tutorials

Posted: Thu Jun 13, 2013 9:01 pm
by decaff_42
New Videos coming out soon!

I just filmed about 10 Scenery Editor Videos, which will be edited over the next few weeks, and I'm putting the final touches on the latest Scratch Modeling Tutorial.

We also have a new series of Scenery Editor Map Reviews, where a map is opened up in Scenery Editor and its featurs are highlighted and broken down so that new map makers can learn the tricks and techniques of the great map makers. :D

Re: Decaff's Video Tutorials

Posted: Mon Jul 08, 2013 12:28 am
by NightRaven
Could you make a tutorial about how to make animations and transparencies?

Re: Decaff's Video Tutorials

Posted: Mon Jul 08, 2013 2:07 am
by decaff_42
transparencies!!! how could I forget such a thing? I'll get on that. With my work load for the next few weeks, you probably won't see anything for a month at the soonest.

as for animaitions, I still haven't gotten them to reliably work from scratch, so I just don't know.

Re: Decaff's Video Tutorials

Posted: Mon Jul 22, 2013 10:43 am
by decaff_42
just got back from the North American Championship sailing regatta for my type of sail boat. (I got second)

In celebration, I posted another video, and have a few more in various stages of planning, development and production.

I have a couple of video ideas for scratch modeling tutorials, but I would like to hear your suggestions. (transparencies is coming out in a couple weeks so don'e fear!)

Re: Decaff's Video Tutorials

Posted: Wed Sep 25, 2013 5:11 pm
by decaff_42
Well, i guess it's been a while since I posted an update.

School has come, and free time simply evaporates as soon as you think it appears, but I'm planning on doing a tutorials series showing you how to take a google sketchup model and bring it into blender, and get it ready for animation!

Should be fun, as this series should result in a model to be released. :D

They will not come out with any regularity, I imagine, but I should be able to plod along and get them done eventually.

Are there any requests for tutorials regarding blender?

Re: Decaff's Video Tutorials

Posted: Sat Oct 05, 2013 9:54 pm
by decaff_42
Got the first three sketchup Series videos recorded. Time to begin editing them and getting them finalized. It took forever to record them because I kept forgetting to plug in my microphone, and select it as a recording device, but I got so much practice with what I was saying that I think the videos turned out well in the end.

I currently plan on releaseing videos at a rate of 1 per week or so, for the next month+ but we will see how that goes.

Re: Decaff's Video Tutorials

Posted: Tue Oct 08, 2013 11:09 pm
by NightRaven
A bit late, but...
decaff_42 wrote:Are there any requests for tutorials regarding blender?
Could you make a tutorial about using the mirror function, or how to make the body as symmetrical as possible?

Re: Decaff's Video Tutorials

Posted: Sat Oct 12, 2013 11:50 pm
by decaff_42
NightRaven wrote:Could you make a tutorial about using the mirror function, or how to make the body as symmetrical as possible?
Yes I can. I think I can have it up in about 2 weeks at the latest probably more like a week from wednesday. I'll bump some other tutorials back a bit down the schedule to fit it in sooner for you.

At this point I have preped what I want to say, and I just need to record it. (don't have my good mic with me at the moment)

Re: Decaff's Video Tutorials

Posted: Mon Oct 28, 2013 12:46 am
by decaff_42
Well, I hope the mirror tutorial is helpful...Let's look forward to the next few weeks.

The next video will be useful for the Sketchup to YSFlight series I have half completed. 3 videos made and queued up on YouTube, scheduled to come out in November on a weekly basis. Now that I have my pop shield back, I should be able to make the next couple in the next few weeks.

I have to take the GREs first though...ugh.

I think this method that I'm discovering and developing to take sketchup models will help new modders get into model making very quickly and ease them into the specifics. (probably re-creating the wheel, but hey I played around with it and developed this myself!)

My 100th Youtube video is approaching and I'm toying with the idea of doing a behind-the-scenes style video showing you how I go about making the videos... I have some fun ideas which should prove interesting.

Let me know if there is anything in particular you would like to know about how I make these videos.

As always, I take requests and will do my best to fit them into the schedule of recording and editing and posting.
Currently we have one on the deck.
-Navigational Lights

Still playing around with some things about this and doing some research into what other people have created.

Re: Decaff's Video Tutorials

Posted: Wed Jun 11, 2014 4:06 pm
by decaff_42
Well I had some time this past weekend and got something like 6 or 8 Scenery Editor videos recorded. These will trickle out over the next few months as I edit them.

After the next Sketchup to YSF video that series will go on break and I'll post a few videos that ppl need help with/ I just found really interesting and wanted to share.

Then it will pick back up with the sketchup videos as We complete the model. After that I might continue making videos about the animation process, but I'm not sure yet. There are some tricks I would like to share, so perhaps at least one video about that which is specific to the Sketchup-to-YSF series.

After that I will probably continue the Mirage F-1 project to talk about cockpits and afterburners and landing gear, sprinkling the Scenery Editor videos in when I get stuck modeling something.

I have a few more ideas for Scenery Editor videos that will be more tutorials rather than reviews, so those will be coming out next year.

The nav-lights are coming along and I'm currently reverse engineering some models to show you what is going on. The more I look at them, the seemingly simpler they start appearing, but it's a tricky bit to get them working (experience talking here).

-- Tue Dec 10, 2013 4:07 pm --

Okay, so I've got the second Reference Images video up for scenery editor. I plan on making a few more paint script videos and I have a request/hey how do we do something like this filmed, I need to go in and edit it.

The Mirage F-1 project was temp shelved as I picked the 727 back up (You will see it next week!) Now that I've run into a stumbling block in that guy with the flaps (Something that will need a bunch of research) I'll head back over to the F-1 and continue filming and editing the videos for that. Hopefully when Winter break comes I can get a bunch of videos made and edited so that Spring Semester starts out with little demand for video making.


-- Wed Jan 01, 2014 8:26 pm --

Going to be taking a break for a few weeks to re-energize and work on scripting some new tutorials. I've pretty much scrapped the nav lights tutorial, and I think that I'm going to fold it into a lighting tutorial series.

I'll work on the planning and such, but I think it's mostly figuring a few final things out and then going for it. :D

-- Wed Mar 26, 2014 5:54 pm --

I've decided to start going back to the basics, and also pursue a tutorial series about afterburners. I'll be making some tool and feature tutorials in the next few weeks, and hopefully post them this spring.

-- Wed Jun 11, 2014 12:06 pm --

Videos are going to be slowing down this summer as I have a lot of other things to do and cannot get quality recording time very often.

Re: Decaff's Video Tutorials

Posted: Thu Jun 12, 2014 12:49 am
by Barr
Ah bummer oh well. I was looking forward to some videos on building aircraft from scratch...

Re: Decaff's Video Tutorials

Posted: Wed Dec 30, 2015 4:49 am
by Midnight Rambler

Can this be stickied?

Re: Decaff's Video Tutorials

Posted: Wed Dec 30, 2015 4:52 am
by Midnight Rambler
Err on the other hand, the whole page is full of stickied topics so it probably needs cleaning up

Re: Decaff's Video Tutorials

Posted: Wed May 10, 2017 4:31 am
by ZaurixAiprax
Thank you very much Decaff !!!! I'm starting to create my own models and I never understood how to paint them, besides the afterburners and the other animations. thank you very much sir!