Another way to illustrate our work with Pong would be with Lego Digital Designer.
Here is what you can get with very little effort:
This was made with Lego Digital Designer 4.3 that you can get for free here.
I have used the Extended bricks library (The ones that are red), in order to be able to select the black color later on (for the larger plates).
The game is surrounded by an orange layer the same way that I did previously with Blender(You can check this out here).
Notice that I have chosen flat tiles for the pads, the ball and the orange rectangle.
By the way, this model cannot actually be built because nothing comes to stick the large black plates together. The purpose was only to make a png image out of it.
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Another short article about my work with Blender.
This time I have tried to do things on my own (without the help of any tutorial), and as expected the result is not as awesome as the two previous projects (here and there), but still, not to bad for a restart with the tool.
As I am working on several projects around Pong Original (with Lego Designer, SketchUp, Scratch..), I thought it would have been great to try to do something with Blender as well.
The plan was also to get my students inspired, so they can finish and deliver something by the end of spring holidays.
Regarding my own stuff, here is how it looks like:
The challenge was with the lights and materials here. I am not 100% happy with the outcome but I didn’t want to spend the whole day on it, so here it is.
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Still having lots of fun with blender here. Just wondering why I have left this amazing app for so long…
Step 2 of my “back on track” journey (step 1 here), I have decided to follow another tutorial for drawing an alarm clock this time. Here is below one screenshot when I was half way through it:
What makes me feel rather good is the fact that I am remembering how to use Blender, quickly and easily, and I should pretty soon be able to make my own models for my Unity games.
This Blender app is a bit intimidating at first, but when you finally see the results that you can get, it is really rewarding:
If you compare this final image to the Tutor4u tutorial, you will probably notice that I have customized it a little. The PNG image for the numbers is done with a different font, and I have rotated the hand to show 11:11, which has btw been obtained by rotating the hours hand by 30 degrees anticlockwise and the minutes hand by 66 degrees clockwise.
FYI, I have used Inkscape 0.91 for the texture image and the “Broadway” font. Also Blender is version 2.77 and I have selected “Cycles Render”.
Once again thank you so much to Tutor4u, for the tutorial that I have used. I would recommend his channel and you can find part 1 of this very tutorial right here.
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Now I have updated my computer, I am trying to catch up with all the softwares I have left aside for years. My last drawings were about my unfinished 3D Game, here is a sample pic below:
Talking about Blender, it’s been a while since I even launched it, then I have decided to go back to square one and start all over again with a basic tutorial.
On the same line with a complete programming newbie who will be able to program his first text message to appear on the screen, the well known “Hello World”, it seems that the very first 3D model that you are supposed to draw when you discover a new 3D app is a coffee cup. Then there it is!
Yep, I admit it, kind of ugly in the 3D window of Blender. But if you ask for a rendered image, with shading, lights and stuff, it looks much much more awesome. Check this out!
Before to finish this post, I would like to thank Tutor4u for his great YouTube tutorial that you can find here.
Now this is all I wanted to show you today. A new LethargicDog Geek Challenge will come with a similar project. Stay tuned for more.
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I am having too much fun playing around with my Lego Digital Designer app.
Yes, I know, it must be that I have too much free time but I am trying to write something with plates. U can comment if you can guess what it is.. (very hard, hahaha!)
I am working on a Bed Table Project for 140mm wide beds.
I have looked for such a table for a little while, but all models that I have found so far are too narrow and you can use them only on one side of the bed, but not in the middle. Reason is that the legs are not large enough for the table to be set in the middle of the bed.
I have worked on two different models. The first one is a table that you can put directly on the bed, see pic:
The second one is a more traditional model, and I haven’t decided anything yet:
The design is a rough first version, as a proof of concept. I will get much more into details when I have chosen between the two. Feel free to drop a comment to help me decide which one I should build and why.
That’s all for now.
Just for you to know, tonight I feel a little bit disappointed by Stencyl, as I haven’t been able to easily adjust screen resolution to something higher than HD… Everything is shown way too tiny and I cannot see anything actually.
For that reason, I cannot use it anymore on my new laptop and I will uninstall it and port my current projects to Unity3D (even if I will restart them as 2D projects)
If any of you guys have found a nice workaround for that UI issue, please let me know and I might consider to install it again. But for now, I will place all my Stencyl projects on hold until further notice.
Last wednesday I had my first ride on open road with my SBU (Self-Balanced Unicycle). It was so much fun, I can compare it to the first time I managed to ride a bike without almost killing myself (Well, I guess, I can’t remember actually :-))
I had two practice sessions inside my home on the week before, and finally I decided to go outside, trying to stay on the kerb, not getting run over by a truck.
There is not much more I can tell right now, especially because it would take a while to remember everything, and I am a bit overbooked at the moment.
Give me a chance to come back to you later, probably next week, and I will tell the whole adventure, with pics and lots of fun stuff included.
That’s all for now.
Just for you to know, I have just walked for 4 hours this afternoon, 20 kilometres in the cold rain, makes me feel good!
Next challenge, 10 hours, 50 kilometres. I will keep you posted.