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10 Things You Probably Didn’t know How To Do On Your Mac

10 Things You Probably Didn’t know How To Do On Your Mac

This article/tutorial will show you how to do some pretty epic and useful stuff with your Mac (providing you have a Mac and are running Mac OS X 10.6). In this article/tutorial we will be covering some security features of your Mac, How to snaz up you’re working environment and some generally useful tips.

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Create normal maps in blender pt2

BLENDER GLSL PT2 Saturday 21st March

This tutorial is going to tell you the second method of creating a normal map in blender. You need to have done the normal maps part one tutorial before starting this one. Part 1

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Create Normal Maps In blender PT1

BLENDER GLSL PT1 Monday 16th March

This tutorial is going to tell you both methods of creating normal maps. Normal maps are images or textures that give an object the appearance of a high vertices object while being a low vertices object. There very useful for games and renders, especially if you have a low power computer. There are two methods of creating them in blender. The first involves giving the object a material and then rendering and saving the image, and the second requires you to unwrap the object then bake a normal map. both give similar results and it depends on what you need to do to which one will work best for you. Hopefully in this two part tutorial I should give you the knowledge venture into the world of creating normal maps for everything.

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Blender IPOs

BLENDER IPOS Friday 6th March

In this tutorial I am hopefully going to give you an insight into the world of making things move in blender. Not only is this very useful for making games it also is essential for making movies. In my last tutorial we used IPOs to make the wheels move when you turned in the car. IPOs are very simple to get the hang of all you need to know is one hot key and how to access the IPO editing window.

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Blender Game Engine

BLENDER CAR GAME 25 February 2009

Blender (read Blender 2.48 post) is a powerful modeller rendered and game engine and was the first 3D graphics software to included a game engine and modeling software. in this tutorial you should learn the basics of making a blender game using the powerful logic brick coding system. You need to have some basic understanding of blender but none at all is needed for the game engine as all will be explained.

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Spotify
February 18, 2009, 2:49 pm
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SPOTIFY February 18 2009

 

Spotify is a new piece of software available for mac and PC and is perfect for this “day and age”. Developed in Sweden in 2006 by Daniel Ek and Martin Lorentzon Spotify allows you to stream music with virtually no buffer time at all. It has only recently been released for every one in the uk just 8 days ago. You set up your account download the spotify software log in and start browsing and creating playlists this information is then available on any computer with the spotify software installed on it. 
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