… AstroPad with Blender for sculpting. It is a great alternative and definitely more affordable than a Cintiq. I am no longer tethered to my Cintiq in my dark musky cave… uhummmm I mean, studio. I can go and work at Starbucks and get arrested… wait! No… I mean, Barnes & Nobel coffee shop… hmmm… maybe not a good idea to go to a coffee shop… Ok, zoo? Well….
Any way, mobile studio for digital sculpting. AWESOMENESS!
Turns out I will have to take a non-art job as a day job to pay for the “societal slavery” of bills. That means it will take more time to finish this project of mine. Good thing is that I can and should use public transportation where I could continue working with my new iPad Pro and pencil… and if still energetic when I get home, then spend time on Blender.
This situation, of course, makes me re-plan my societal life. I am selling all things shackle like, such as an inherited power boat, traditional art supplies I don’t use… a drafting table that is on my way, and light table that has not been used in years.
All that so I can say bye bye to slavery and become a digital nomad in the future. I have a couple of friends doing it and they are producing more content than me! And are happier!!!!
So, new goals.
I spent today about 1.5 hours on this update. I have the wings and engines, some of the stabilizers and a few of the brackets, oh, and the windshield started. I put a blue material just for ease of identification and will be working on the small details when I get all the major bodies blocked in.
What do you think?
Yes, I am cold! Need more warm up, after 2 hours working on it, pressed the wrong key and reopened the file without saving… ahhhhrrrrgggg! Oh, well. Lost the engine… I crashed.
I got this done the next hour. A bit more, for today. The engined looked more finished on the previous one, but I am tire. Maybe tomorrow or next day.
I decided to use this domain (.graphics) on this site because the film is made with graphics. All sorts of graphics: illustration, animation, renderings, paintings, etc. So, new domain, new subjects… oh, wait, wrong meaning.
Any way. Back to the modeling of the plane…
Here I am modeling a Cobra Rattle: Ground Attack Jet, one of my favorite childhood toys just to refresh my memory muscle after a long 10 months of no time to pay to my personal projects. I can say, the newest “stable” version of Blender, 2.78c is insanely stable. I and with the new mouse I am using for laptop work it is super fast. I made this little bit in 30 minutes just warming up. Love it!
I think I am going to finish this completely before tackling the film work. Hard surface is a good way to get the fingers to get back to work and the hand used to the 10 button monster mouse. Besides, my characters are in sculpt mode (adapting high details), so I will use the Cintiq for that.
What do you think of the progress?