When I read my last post I must say I really must have had a boost of optimism and god-like energy over me back then, eh?
Books to be written, 3D art to be made, Allegorithmic products to review, Python programming, Blenders Game Engine, Modo stuff.. Phew!
Well. I have actually done something. I won’t present anything here today, but some things stayed and some things did not.
I’m still into writing the book series, that’s one. (But it will be a bit postponed)
What I’m still into is off course Blender! It has gotten a LOT of updates the last seven months.
I’m still willing to create a tutorial series on the BGE (Blender Game Engine) which we all know is programmed with Python. Actually A LOT of Blender is programmed with Python now. It’s just the low level bits and pieces left in hard core C / C++ (?asm?).
I was planning on starting on this in a couple of weeks and off course post it on this blog, if it is any interest for it.
As some of you know, I’m a software developer, mainly using C# and C++, but I’ve also been using some Python through the years.
Lately I’ve been keen on learning to program GAMES. What kind of games? No idea. Just games. Fun programs that can include gaming elements, like “gamification” or something.
So I’ve downloaded the latest Unreal 4 Engine, but that was totally overkill for me. I need to know the basics first.
Even Unity seems a bit cryptic to me sometimes. But that’s mostly because of the horrific implementation of C# / .Net they’ve chosen. Goes against all good usage patterns.
So now I’m going to test out Blenders Game Engine, to see if I can make any sense of that.
Along the way will be some tutorials and some Python code for those interested.
Also I’ll look into some rendering with Cycles, Thea Render and LuxRender…
Until next time…