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It has been some time since I added a blog post. At the time of my last blog post, I had lots of ambitious ideas about what I would write about. My thoughts on education, design, technology, suppliers, and maybe even politics. Well, it never happened.
So, I thought I would use this space as a gallery of work and things that interest me instead. I often take lots of photos of things, or have renders and various projects underway, so this will be the space to put them. I often post stuff on Twitter too, but that is limited in space.
So, what I have here is a small selection of renders made using Blender 2.83. I have been a huge fan of Blender for a number of years, but was hesitant to introduce it to my classes because the workflow, interface and general accessibility of the software was so poor. However, Blender 2.8 changed all that. They have hugely revamped how the software works without compromising on functionality or power. As such, I introduced Blender in the first week back to school of August 2020. Within a week pupils were churning out the renders you see above.
These were all modelled within Autodesk Inventor 2019, then exported as .STEP files into Blender. I will be making support videos for this process - and general Blender tutorial videos - for the main site very soon. Needless to say, the process is easy enough for pupils to use, whilst also allowing them the excitement (and power) of using a platform with huge industrial use.
I'll write more about Blender and my thoughts concerning the future direction of Graphic Communication at some point. In the meantime, I thought I would share this pupil work. If you have any thoughts or questions, please post below or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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