My First Tutorial

I have completed recording and editing my first tutorial. Below is a render of the finished tutorial and the photo used in the opening shot.

The tutorial is based on one of the Mugs in the Tea set ‘Still Life’ tutorial I started and completed earlier this morning. I thought this would be a good start for the following reasons:

  1. Use of many of the tools I am familiar with
  2. Practice with Cycles and Materials within Cycles
  3. Easy to  complete

I felt the video turned out great for my first. The total time of the video is just over 12 minutes, a little more than 15 minutes prior to editing. Editing of this video itself took a couple of hours.

P.S. I loved doing this.

P.P.S I am getting used to my recorded voice.

Interior Architecture Scene

Interior Architecture Scene – Tutorial by Johnathan Williamson

Architecture Visualization

This is one of my favorite tutorials by Mr. Williamson. Earlier in the year CG Cookie conducted a survey asking us users how they could improve and what items we would like to learn more about. This tutorial covered every item I requested in one shot, not to mention I had a great time completing it.

I know the lighting and color is a bit washed out and I think I can improve the quality with a few adjustments to the settings. Not to mention I could not locate the texture bundled with the tutorial for the chair and tried creating my own and that (color) seems to be the culprit. Within the next few days I’ll locate a better/darker texture and post again.


First post and a milestone in my effort to give back to a community which has given so much to me this past year.

I first downloaded Blender in May of 2011 and was overwhelmed by the UI as I have found is common with new users. This quickly became a non issue as I purchased books and watched tutorials at CG Cookie and Blender Guru.

What I was not expecting was how great the user community is and their love of the program, their art and willingness to help old farts like me.

I will be using this site to document my continuing adventure in 3DCG, specifically with Blender via written and video tutorials as my proficiency increases.

Talk to you soon,


New site covering miscellaneous activities including my favorite activity: Blender