General / 02 January 2020

[#84] Happy 2020! & Baking by Mesh Name

Happy new year People!

Welcome to the first blog of the year, I just want to dedicate this little section to thank you all for your support and for personally inspiring me to do better and keep pushing myself. I will keep pushing myself and push for my work to be more meaningful and hope to push more quality resources.

With this in mind, there are some things that I have in mind to push this, like doing more long form tutorials, possibly converting to video format for some of my tutorials and trying to push my interaction with other artists more.

Another thing that I really have been wanting to do, but lacked the proper preparation for is creation some sort of course for Environment Art creation that I can then support with a mentorship. So if you have some suggestions on topics that you would want discussed or tutorials, let me know!

End of the year cleanup

Another thing that I have been spending the last week on is cleaning up and reorganising my entire Notion, going through all the lists that I have made. This will definitely help me become more organised and properly track all the different things that I'm working on.

This year I will have to be more strict in how I handle my own personal work and this will hopefully lead me to release more and spend more time on my personal work.

So, with all that out of the way, let me know what your own plans are for 2020 and tell me how your 2019 was too!



Baking A Hard Surface Weapon in Toolbag | Marmoset

A really good baking tutorials giving some good insight by Ben Armstrong, going into great detail on how to add the smaller details and setting up a good bake in Marmoset Toolbag.

https://marmoset.co/posts/baking-a-hard-surface-weapon-in-toolbag/

Airborn – Trees | Simon schreibt.

You are going to see a whole lot more of Simon Schreibt's stuff on this list, he does amazing stuff about all kinds of topics. This one about trees is a really great place to start though, showcasing some amazing tips and tricks on how to create these sweet looking trees.

https://simonschreibt.de/gat/airborn-trees/

Selling 3D Models Online: 11 Helpful Do’s and Don’ts

With this one I'm trying to do some sort of a pivot towards adding more resources that can be useful for more personal development too. I'm always interesting myself in how to sell things online and how to make a bit of extra money on the side, so I might as well drop this article from Turbosquid on how to do just that.

https://blog.turbosquid.com/2017/07/13/selling-3d-models-online/


Image Credit - Syd Mead - Cityscape Lightening_Blade Runner 
Visit profile: Syd Mead - Personal Website

I mean, we need to discuss the recent passing of one of the most influential people in design being Syd Mead, he's worked on so many influential films and designs within them. Obviously well known from Blade Runner, but his influence goes way beyond that, there is an amazing flicker showcasing some of his work which can be seen here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/db742/sets/72157626600757436/

I was talking about going to the exhibition here in Berlin to really get accustomed to hi work and truly get to know his work too, because I think that his designs influenced me in a greater way then even I realise.

So this is my moment to give my little moment of respect to Syd Mead. Thanks for being such an Inspirational Juggernaut.


All right people! That's going to do it for me for this week, I'll catch you in the next one!

If you already support my work, I cannot thank you enough because you are a major force behind the work that I make, if you wish to join these other people supporting me, you can do so on: https://patreon.com/TimothyDries.