Category Archives: Blender 3D

CGTrader: Battlefield Challenge now open

CGTrader has launched a new modeling challenge that looks to be seriously fun. So you all know the drill, head on over to their site and scope out the rules for this challenge as well as the cool goodies up for grabs.

from CGTrader

Alright, soldier, it’s time to get serious. We’ve faced many challenges before, but this one may be the toughest one yet! Your objective is to infiltrate the enemy territory, grab any military intelligence you can find and put your modeling skills to use!

We want you to model any military, battle-related models you can get your hands on: tanks, assault rifles, scopes, army knives, grenade launchers, jets, tanks and even fighting human models or scenes (how the battle is possible without them?).

Every resource counts and will be instrumental in the success of this mission. We depend on you to get the job done! Pick up your gear and join the front lines by modeling some kick-ass 3D models. We’ll debrief you when the challenge hits its deadline.

Over and out!

I will be reviewing Blender 3D Basics Beginner’s Guide Second Edition

Packt Pubishing has asked me to read and review Blender 3D Basics Beginner’s Guide Second Edition. I have downloaded the ebook and loaded in onto my trusty Kindle for immediate reading. Expect the review to appear here in the next week or so.

In the meantime here is a link to the book for you to check out on your own. :P

I crack myself up

facemugThis weekend I drew a coffee cup with a funny face on it, thinking I might try sculpting it for funnzies. So this morning I sat down to do just that. After about an hour, I was giggling at both myself and the mug.

For whatever reason, every time I sculpt a face it ends up looking cranky. And this is a seriously cranky face.  Which works well for the coffee mug, since I am pretty sure that is the look on my face every morning before my first cup of coffee.

Still not sure if I want to get it printed, even though I think it is hysterically funny right now, right now I am awake, first thing in the morning, that might just scare me silly. Which could be funny too. :P

So yes it is a Crapdoodle

But, and this is a big but, I am happy with it because it is the first sketch I have done out and about.

While at a Dr. Appointment today, I drew a bad perspective sketch of the receptionist counter. But I  claim a win for today because it actually looks like the counter I was looking at even if the perspective is off.

And I get a double win for doing a still/real life type sketch. Something I have not attempted until today. :p

Onwards on my journey I go.  :)


CGTrader’s New Contest: Human Challenge

Inspired by Leonardo da Vinci, CGTrader has launched a new contest: Human Challenge.

They are looking for high-quality, detailed visualizations of male and female bodies that could become a great learning tool used to explore the systems of human body as well as realistic human 3D models that would easily pass the strict scrutiny of video game developers. Human character challenge is dedicated to human anatomy, the shapes and proportions of human body, the intricate details of anatomical structures, systems, muscles and organs. Can you model a realistic face, hands, skeleton or human body? They want to see it.

Your entry could win you a number of very nice prizes.

For all the rules and further information go to:


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