Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Why Bad 3D Prints can make Great Gifts video

I am having a hard time coming up with anything to say about this topic beyond what was said in the video. So... uh... go check out the video!

The kickstarter is going well. If you haven't been keeping up, you should know:

If you haven't backed the kickstarter, we are currently sitting on a ton of 3D models for $25. This is a fantastic deal that will never be experienced again, so jump in now!

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Makerspace Challenge #2 - Flight Video

Meanwhile in the makerspace, it's a bit late for a monthly challenge, so we're just going to call this a second challenge, and the second challenge is is make something fly.

GranddadIsAnOldMan is a great maker with lousy video production quality. His videos hardly get any views, perhaps because he uploads too many of them. But that's what it's about. It's about documenting his inspiring project to turn junk into something awesome. He's great for playing around on for a few hours and getting mega inspired. I'm a fan of his work and I've been looking for an excuse to feature him on my main channel.

If I ever make a big time TV show out of making, I would love if he were to my channel what Biz Markie is to Yo Gabba Gabba. That guy who shows up, does a thing, everyone goes "Who the heck is he?" and the show goes on without caring.

Thursday, July 12, 2018

LowPoly Dino Coloring Pages video

These coloring pages have been a lot of fun to make, and it didn't take a lot of effort or time away from the Low Poly Dino Kickstarter to make them. Which is good because the Kickstarter is going great and every time I turn around we've reached another stretch goal and I have another dino to model and test print.

For the record, I love it.

One thing I didn't do with these coloring pages is attempt to keep the timelines clear of each other. So there's more than a chance that I've got Triassic creatures mingling with Precambrian. But, just assume it's the result of some unnatural interference by man, and call it good.

Of course, if I decided to spend a little more time, I feel like a whole lowpoly dino playset wouldn't be impossible. Biomes that snap together; jungle, forest, volcano, desert, river, ocean, fenced enclosure, primitive settlement, etc, etc, etc. Or make something self enclosed, like the old Might Max or Polly Pocket toys, with mini-size dinos running around.

That's the excitement of this project. It opens up the imagination. But that's also the danger. It'll never be finished if I keep going like this. And as much as I love these dinos, and I do, I don't want this to be the last thing I ever work on.

Then again, if it could do gangbusters for my career like this every month, I'd be willing to consider it.

Guess what? I'm hiding two more coloring pages in this blog post! Enjoy:

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Low Poly Dinos on the Adafruit Live Stream

35:41 in the video above, Noe and Pedro Ruiz show off the dual colored low poly model that they printed and give a shout out to the Low Poly Dino kickstarter as well. (Thanks guys!) And in just a few hours I'll be popping into the Adafruit show-and-tell livestream to show off more dinos. So I hope you'll join me on their channel a 7:30pm ET. See you there

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Low Poly Dino Modeling Live Stream - Elaphrosaurus Video

I thought this video was lost. After the stream, for some reason, YouTube never posted the whole video.

However, there was something strange about the stream at the time. Right at the end as I was signing off I noticed that the "Start Recording" button on OBS said "Stop Recording", meaning I had been recording the stream locally. I hadn't wanted to do that because I didn't want to overtax my computer. What with the 3D modeling and streaming, I figured trying to record too would cause shudders and problems, and I wanted this to go smoothly. However, there it was recording.

"Well," I thought, "I probably accidentally hit the button at some point midway, so maybe I'll be able to salvage some of the livestream. Maybe I can record an intro for it and put it up later."

Imagine my surprise when I finally did crack open that juicy 614 MB file (Seriously? Compression, man.) to discover that it was in fact all 1 hours and 20 minutes of the live stream!

So in the end, I honestly think the only thing that went wrong was that kickstarter ticker not updating. By putting the chat on the screen and the fortuitous hitting the record button, nothing has been lost of this really fun experience. After this, I may very well be doing streams like this more often.

Be sure to hit the updates on Kickstarter for more information about circumstances surrounding this video.

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Birthday Livestream Announcement on July 5th Video and Kickstarter Update

FInd out when the livestream will be where you're at,1050,b8jj

If you haven't been keeping up on the kickstarter, there's a few updates you should know:

The total number of models in this kickstarter is currently at 10, and all we need to do is hit a few more stretch goals to make it more.

Man it feels good to be modeling.