Hi guys! I am making this post because i have been using Blender for 1 whole year now! (Okay, technically, I’m a month late, but who cares. 😛 ) Here’s a little mini-history of my experience in Blender.
In 2010 and 2011 I played LEGO Universe Beta/Free-to-Play. Then, LEGO Universe closed in February 2012. That’s where I started 3D. In November 2011, I was extracting the LU files to make a LEGO Universe re-make (The early Legend Team). I had no idea about 3D modeling or stuff like that, so that’s why the original Legend Team failed. But meanwhile, I was still looking at the files, extracting them, viewing them in NifScope and Blender, and getting a feel in a 3D workspace.
Year 1: 2012
So, in April 2012, I actually began really looking into the LEGO Universe game files, and I decided to make “movies” with them. Here’s some of the stuff I did:
My first animation. 🙂
After that, I ventured out to create my own models. I made a logo for my church, a LEGO Minifigure, and Batman’s Belt. Just to name a few. 😉 The church logo was created, and is still on my church’s overhead announcements (although I think I need to update it a bit soon). The LEGO Minifigure used to be on Blendswap, but i made a newer one since so I deleted the old one. You can download Batman’s belt on Blendswap HERE.
The I wanted to create human characters. (Namely Phill Inn). Phil was my first character. Followed by Grandma, little boy, and a test character. As you can see, they are amateur attempts at making a character, but I was watching a time-lapse of a character when I made this, so that’s the technique. Of course, a time lapse doesn’t show much detail of what they are doing, even when slowed down. Everyone if very hefty and blocky, because I had no idea about loop cuts and what effect they had on Subsurf.
Then I made my second minifigure, a microfigure, Dr. Bones, a minecraft dude, a minifig for TLT, a couple of renders, and a movie or two. 🙂 I don’t feel like explaining it all, so here’s a gallery:
Year 2: 2013
Since most of what I have done in this past year is already on my blog, this part won’t take long. But I’ll put it here anyway. 🙂
The first render of the year is Yellow’s Jacket. It was my very first attempt at using Blender Cycles! When I first started making it, I didn’t intent to use Cycles, but when I saw how easy and fun it was, I used it anyway. 🙂
After that, I modeled a new LEGO minifigure model. My insperation came from the LEGO Ninjago TV show model. You know, cylinder arms that can pose really well. 😉 So I made a few renders such as “2013 in Fashion” and “LEGO Jetpack Special Effects Test“.
Currently, I am working on a few neat little movies. Can’t wait to finish them! 😀
See you later!