A shorter (timelapse) version of this video without explanations can be found here: vimeo.com/10715723
This is a tutorial version of this video about a script that allows sketching meshes using the grease pencil. It can be used to sketch meshes from the ground up or also for doing retopo.
Download the script:
Hamish made a transcription of this video with each step explained in a PDF file. For those who prefer a step by step explanation in text format instead of going back and forth with a video, will find this PDF file useful:
Tested with Blender 2.5 revision 27974.
Find a fresh Blender version at
Blenderartists forum thread:
Some known issues as for v0.8 Beta:
- The object being sketched must be in location X=0, Y=0, Z=0.
- If there are no strokes and hit "Add surface" the object may be duplicated.
- The surface is first done as a separate object and then joined, and a "Remove Doubles" is performed to attach the mesh. This will likely change in the future, but in the meantime be aware of that remove doubles if you don't want it to performed on your mesh.
I am just leaning how to make cartoon characters and animate them I made Daffy with Blender 2.49b and animated him in 2.52. This is my first attempt at making rigging and animating a character. This was only for educational practice as Daffy is copyrighted.
I figured if I was going to learn animation I should do it with a character I wanted to see move. And Daffy is my favorite!
Time-lapse of a full digital painting illustration with Mypaint / Alchemy and Gimp on Linux. ( only free and open-source application compatible with other system too ; ex : Windows ).
A large picture of the result ( not full resolution ) can be found here:
It was recorded in august 2009 as a technology demo for the 2D open source industry, done with Blender Video sequence editor as well as VLC/Mencoder and (gtk)Recordmydesktop.
Creative commons "attribution 3.0" (by:)
To Kevin McLeod (Music) - incompetech.com
and David REVOY (video & art ) - davidrevoy.com
PS: Some info usually asked :
Alchemy : http://al.chemy.org/download/
Mypaint : http://mypaint.intilinux.com/?page_id=6
Gimp : http://gimp.org/downloads/
>gimp-for-painter : http://fr.sourceforge.jp/projects/gimp-painter/releases/?package_id=6799
>Gimp Paint Studio : http://code.google.com/p/gps-gimp-paint-studio/downloads/list
Linux Mint : http://linuxmint.com/download.php