Today I’m rebooting an oldie—we’re going to run a short script to show how Python is a friggin’ delight in Blender. I have with me a boring old kitchen that I want to add a bunch of little lights to.Continue reading “Python: How to Start Scripting in Blender”
Today’s tutorial is a quick dive into the world of online mapping. We’re going to bounce in and out of different programs and services to do that, so be prepared to do some account set-ups/downloads. The good news is these all are free. You might get prompted for upgrades and such, but the base-level plans are no cost for small, non-commercial projects.
Python: How to Parse CSV Files
Did you know that if you go to Google Docs and try to load a csv file with 11,920 rows and 92 columns, you’ll likely get a warning like this?
Did you know Google Docs are equipped for macros?! Meaning you can script some automation right into Google. Best thing since sliced bread.
Python: How to Script Image Adjustments
I’ll level with you. I rarely need to manipulate specific pixels in an image, but when those occasions come along, it’s a massive pain in the neck. One that’s preventable with Python. So here it is. A quick starter guide to coding pixel by pixel adjustments.
Processing: How to Load All Images in a Sketch Folder
Did you know you can create an array of images?! I just learned this. And the really exciting part is that you can rig up Processing to look through your Sketch folder to get the names of images to load into that array.
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Processing: How to Code a Scrolling Timeline
mouseMoved() never seemed like a particularly useful tool in Processing until I started experimenting with different timeline set-ups. Turns out, it’s marvelous.
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YouTube: Tips for Making a How-To Video
This is my first and possibly only foray into the madness that is constructing a YouTube video. I’ve been watching the Vlog Brothers for years, and I’ve never appreciated the effort that goes into it. Pick a topic, write a script, animate the graphics, trim clips, find background music, and also, cut around all your foul language because YouTube does not take kindly to that.
I did that after doing a lot of other research on the basics of YouTube for a non-YouTuber.
So, as a supplement to this VBA video tutorial, I’ve condensed my background research for anyone out there who might also be considering a jump from WordPress to YouTube.
How to Install GAP for Gifs
GAP stands for Gimp Animation Package. It’s the way that I make gifs out of MP4 files. Here’s a breakdown of how you can install it into your version of Gimp in six steps.