Friday, March 15, 2013

Huruf Dad Blender

Created: 14th March 2013M / 3 Jamadilawal 1434H, Fr. [Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin]
Published: 15th March 2013M / 3 Jamadilawal 1434H, Fr.


After creating the Bunga in Blender, see this post:
Bunga Blender

... I went on to try create the letter Dad in Blender. Dad is the 15-th letter of the Arabic alphabet and the 16-th letter of the Jawi alphabet. The early result looked like a letter made of modelling clay, see Pic 1.

Pic 1 - Blender. The early result.

To create a better-looking letter, I thought of importing a file then tracing the letter but some how couldn't import the SVG file into Blender and didn't know why.

After watching this tutorial:
Blender Tutorial Import .svg file from Inkscape, Edit, Apply Texture, & Export 3d Image

... I realized that my mistake was I tried to import text instead of path. The text has to be converted to a path first, and then can it be imported into Blender. Referring to Pic 2, in Inkscape, select the object (text) then go to Path > Object to Path.

Using the Edit path by nodes cursor (see Pic 3), click the now-path object. The outline of the now-path object should have nodes like that in Pic 4 .

Pic 2 - Inkscape. Converting object to path.

Pic 3 - Inkscape. The Edit path by nodes cursor.

Pic 4 - Inkscape. Nodes, after converting object to path.

Shown in Pic 5 is the imported SVG Dad after some rotating, scaling and texturing. Shown in Pic 6 and Pic 7 are the final results of Pic 5.

Between Pic 6 and Pic 7:
- Pic 6 has a thicker extrusion and dimmer lighting
- Pic 7 has a thinner extrusion and brighter lighting.

Pic 5 - Blender. The flat SVG Dad.

Pic 6 - Blender. The final result 1.

Pic 7 - Blender. The final result 2.

More about Blender, here:

More about Inkscape, here:
Inkscape. Draw Freely .

Alhamdulillah. Wassalam.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Bunga Blender

Created: 10th March 2013M / 27 Rabiulakhir 1434H, Su. [Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin]
Published: 10th March 2013M / 27 Rabiulakhir 1434H, Su.
Updated: -


After creating a static gingerbread man using Blender, see here:
Enche' Biskut Halia Blender

...  I went on to try-out the animated gingerbread man tutorial, see here:
Your First Animation in 30 plus 30 Minutes Part II

Unfortunately, I couldn't animate it. The gingerbread man won't take-on any pose; it stands there like a scarecrow. I don't know if I got the rigging or the skinning wrong :(

Pic 1 is the early result of trying something else instead of moping because of the animation failure.

Pic 1 - The early result.

Pic 2 - The final result. Much better.

In Pic 2, I don't know how to create a sunburst pattern for the petals, so a radial pattern will have to do :)

More about Blender, here:

Alhamdulillah. Wassalam.