Blender 2.64 Test


So I recently heard of the latest update. Naturally I went and updated all my copies. I am dual booting linux on my old laptop and my good PC. My so called good PC is the one I bought specially for digital art. Anyway, I’ve never been able to render a thing on windows and it takes seconds to lag so I tend to do all my modelling on linux. After taking a poke around I was happy to see a lot of bug fixes but mostly I was happy to be able to do a short render in a few short minutes, no lag while modelling and most importantly, no crashing during rendering or any part of modelling. Below is my mini test of a cloth simulation and a┬ácollision┬átest. I’m still playing with the settings to get a better effect but it’s a start. Also I must say, I’m really pleased with the Blender Toon Shader.

I’ll hopefully be posting more 3D tests and possibly 3D animations as I go along. When I get a new drawing tablet I’ll hopefully be getting back

Dual Booting Linux


English: Screenshot of Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid Lyn...

English: Screenshot of Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid Lynx) Netbook Edition after booting from the live CD. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I kept having one error over and over again. I tried on my external drive with one PC and then the other but same issue. It kept asking for a windows back up so I thought, why not format the partition? I did so and voila! Problem solved, linux installed straight away, no issues and it was up and running within minutes.

Update Your Tablet Driver


So I was thinking, I’ve been getting a lot of tablet issues and I noticed there is a new driver update which I am about to install but not a lot of people know that constant pressure sensitivity loss and the tablet though it is on keeps giving error messages that it’s not connected, usually just updating the driver for your tablet make and model fixes all of these issues. Sometimes the latest one isn’t suitable and you may have to go to a previous one but most times, it’s not your tablet and it’s not dying out of warranty, it’s just that the driver is full of bugs and needs an update. I keep forgetting to share this, but here it is and hope this helps!

If you have a wacom tablet and can’t remember the model and don’t have the box, don’t worry, it’s on the back of your tablet.