Monday, May 21, 2018

Friday, November 10, 2017

Thursday, November 09, 2017

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Funshine sign

slow clap for Sahara Ave.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Monday, July 10, 2017

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Friday, June 09, 2017

Custom Insert Brushes - Wk 17

Custom Insert Mesh along a Curve Brush:
(can only be used on models with ONE subD level)
create geo however you like
Brush > Create InsertMesh > New > 
Stroke > Curve > Curve Mode (otherwise you get a single monkey)
with stroke still active > increase draw size > click on curve
alt+click on the base shape to start a new stroke


Brush > Depth > Embed (to set how far from object your brush will appear)

Monday, June 05, 2017

Sunday, June 04, 2017

Sunday, May 28, 2017

ZBrush - Week 16

MAJOR break thru today!  Proper UVing in ZB!!!
This is huge because it allows me to actually implement all the unique capabilities of ZB (Normal, Bump, Displacement, AO maps).....OUT of ZB.  In my case, to the Blender.

Saturday, May 20, 2017


Great pie in SW Vegas.

Saturday, April 29, 2017

GoB - Week 12

After a few stutters, got GoB (Blender counterpart to GoZ) working this AM.    I feel like a 6-year-old who just learned how to make popcorn.

*Can't believe it's only been 12 weeks.  TBH the weekly learning hrs are only 1.5 at night, 2+ on weekends.


Saturday, April 22, 2017

GGG Grandparents

Maternal,  Kentucky (I think)

"Hi Tim .... That is your Gma's parents, your great grandparents:   
Robert Butler & Lucy (Parmley) Butler.
P.S.   They came to Grinnell from Parmleyville, KY !!!! ???"

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Sahara office

Sunshine Games, LLC
Oct 16 - 

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

chix logo

started out as a gag....

Monday, April 17, 2017

Pareto Principle

"The Pareto principle (also known as the 80/20 rule, the law of the vital few, or the principle of factor sparsity) states that, for many events, roughly 80% of the effects come from 20% of the causes."

Also applies to software.     80% of results from 20% of software capabilities.  


Saturday, April 08, 2017

Double Vision

Classic 80's jazz groove.

fun, fun, fun

You can almost FEEL the electricity!   TASTE the excitement!!!!

Sunday, April 02, 2017

Saturday, April 01, 2017


ShadowBoxing in ZBrush.   Week 6.

If I recall, ShadowBoxing was what made me give up 3+ years ago.   Makes total sense now.    Must be because of new version of ZB.


Sunday, March 19, 2017

ZB - Week 5

Picking up speed exponentially.   Things are slowly making more sense. 

  • PolyGroups, 
  • masking,
  • transform tools
  • Subtools
  • and lessons.   LOTS of lessons!

 etc this week.

Some really good stuff on Pluralsight.

Thursday, March 16, 2017


Never read it.   Started last week.    Given the new political climate...kinda chilling, but engaging given its age.    Costco has been selling pallets of copies of the book apparently.

"Freedom is Slavery"....


Tuesday, March 14, 2017


Sorry, couldn't resist posting this.    It's been one of the more recent, tragically funny ones.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Still goin' (ZBrush)

Still pressing on.  What is this, Week 4?   Getting a better understanding of:

  • Masking
  • Transforming
  • Initializing
  • DynaMesh
  • Resolution
  • Perverted UI Design
  • etc

Friday, February 10, 2017


Starting to learn ZBrush again.


Thursday, February 02, 2017

Pressure sensitivity in PSD

PSD wasn't recognizing pressure sensitivity (in my old Intuos 3), even after installing latest drivers.

open Wacom Table Properties
double-click Device icon
change whatever existing Tablet Mode is, to the other option
re-open PSD

Also under Pen tab ("Customize"), you can adjust the pen pressure sensitivity
no need to close PSD to test  =]

using 6.3.15-1 driver

Monday, October 31, 2016

Saturday, October 15, 2016



Thursday, February 18, 2016

Friday, February 12, 2016


Places in the US to avoid.

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Friday, January 29, 2016

Sunday, January 24, 2016

David Lanham

Beautiful vectors.   Animator of "Hatch".

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Sunday, December 27, 2015