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How To Improve Blender Cycles Renders In One Easy Step and Save Time

(Okay, I lied, there are slightly more steps involved.)


How to assign more than one material to a mesh in Blender 2.5 and up

You occasionally want to assign more than one material to a mesh in blender. You might need different textures on the same mesh, and don’t want to break up the mesh into different objects.


Local Game Designers 2010-10-21

Some links and snippets from the last Local Game Designers Meeting:

Feel like a real game designer with the iPhone game GameDev Story!


Cloth Simulation in 3ds Max

[This might only make sense to me – these are very short notes on the presentation Janina held on using cloth simulation in 3ds Max].

The Plane that is supposed to be the cloth needs to get a Cloth modifier. In the modifier properties both the actual cloth as well as the objects the cloth is falling unto have to be added - the later one as a collider. Also, gravity is (unlike blender) not a standard part of the scene and has to be added as a force field. These forces need to be added to the simulation as well.


FBX Export in Blender 2.5 for Unity3D

Exporting an animated armature with a mesh for Unity using Blender 2.5 can be a bit of a hassle. With the armature parented to the mesh, I could either export the mesh or the armature with the animations, but never both.

Having the armature separate from the mesh seemed to have worked – I have now everything set up in Unity, both mesh and armature with animation.

Though the animation looks slighty wobbly …