Busy with Code

Twenty Five days into the new year and I realised, I hadn’t posted on here yet. To remedy that, here is a short update post: Last year I was working on an Addon for Blender, more details when it is finished. Suffice to say I had the addon working and I’ve been using it for a while. I wanted to add some additional features and tidy up the UI and then perhaps release it....

25 January 2024 · 2 min · Mark

Winter Time is Here Again

It has been an interesting year, I have rekindled my interest in photography, which I had let slide for a long time. I even bought back into the Adobe software by renewing my Photography plan. I have been using Affinity apps for a few years now and thought they were all I needed, and for my renders etc. the tools were more than enough. However for RAW images and photo organising Lightroom and Adobe Camera Raw are far superior....

15 December 2023 · 2 min · Mark

Roll of the dice

In a previous post, one full of hopeless optimism and naive enthusiasm, I talked about re-launching my BlenderBits domain, see the About link above it you are interested in seeing the domain, for as long as it exists. Unfortunately reality has kicked in and I find, that in all honesty, I have neither the time, nor the interest in maintaining two discrete blogs, especially as they intersect on topics, Blender, so as this is the more generalised one, I have decided to use this one only....

24 November 2023 · 1 min · Mark

Skipped September

We are now in the early stages of October, thank-fully, and I realised I hadn’t posted at all in the previous month. I put this down to the weather, the depressing news cycle, and the general distraction of work. Recently I started posting pictures on Unsplash, as a way of giving back to the site, which I have used for textures a few times over the year, and here is one I posted recently:...

5 October 2023 · 1 min · Mark

Feeling Sheepish

The month is nearly at an end and I am not feeling like this month has been very productive. The reason is probably the weather and the amount of people visiting this area in August. The weather has also been pretty horrid. Extreme humidity has left everything feeling muggy and damp. We have had so much rain in the last couple of months, I am expecting next years crop to be rice not wheat....

26 August 2023 · 1 min · Mark

Summer Rumblings

We are now well into June, half way in fact, and I realised I haven’t posted on the blog in a while. The reasons are the usual ones, a lack of interest and anything interesting to say. To that end this post is somewhat of an oxymoron, it is all of the above and thus posted purely for the sake of maintaining the blogs output. If I leave it too long, I will fall into a state of low inertia, and so will my posting....

16 June 2023 · 2 min · Mark

Blender Bits is Back

It is my intention to use the site for any Blender specific tips and tricks I find whilst using Blender. I intend it to be a very personal and refined site, not a repetition of the already wonderful resources available to the community. It will contain things I found useful, and think I might need for future reference. Your millage will vary, but I do hope someone else gets something out of it hence me sharing....

18 April 2023 · 1 min · Mark

Just post something, anything

I just read a post online about writing and the need to keep on writing. It strikes me that there is something fulfilling about the idea of the post I like, and find recognisable. I am trying to post more but often find myself doubting the value of writing at all. I need to remind myself that I am writing for no one other than myself. If someone else reads these posts, then all well and good, otherwise it isn’t relevant to me or my writing, I need to just keep writing....

16 March 2023 · 2 min · Mark, Gunda

Bees Wax Candle

I recently decided to try and recycle some old bees wax candles as they had burnt down pretty much to the bottom but still had a good deal of wax left on them. I like bees wax and it seemed a shame to waste it, so I bought some wick and took some little jam jars and made my first candle. I melted the wax in a pot of hot water, but later found it is easier and quicker to melt the wax in a microwave....

7 March 2023 · 1 min · Mark

Last Day of February

I had wanted to be a little more consistent when it came to posting on here, however this month got away from me, and to at least post something, I am writing this little piece. Before the months comes to an utter end I will slip this one in under the wire. I have been busy though, mostly on learning the *nix CLI and tools, most especially the ins and outs of Find and Grep....

28 February 2023 · 2 min · Mark