Jan 22, 2018

Further Progress with ZBrush

I’m making slow but steady progress with Zbrush. As an exercise in observational 3d sculpting, I thought I’d have a go at recreating this ceramic gargoyle that I made a while back.  The completed sculpt has four sub-tools (The Zbrush name for parts) You can see them in the Subtool menu on the right of […]

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Jan 7, 2018

Zbrush – First Steps

I’ve had Zbrush, the 3d art package, on my computer for a while. After several abortive efforts to get past the opening screen I decided to sit down an at least learn the basics. I’ve seen what can be down with it and it looks so inviting but the initial learning curve seems so steep. […]

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Dec 12, 2017

Camera Lettering Repairs

The dial on my camera is looking a bit tatty. Time for some repair work. Having  sought the advice of the twitter #MakersHour crew I sourced a sheet of white dry transfer lettering. The sheet I bought had a selection of sizes. I picked the size closest to the lettering on the dial – as […]

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Dec 9, 2017

Miking Up a Canon EOS M6

The internal mic on the Canon Eos M6 is a bit ropey. Adding the Rode Videomicro makes a big difference for not too much of an outlay. But how to fasten it to the camera when the hot shoe is filled with viewfinder? As the mic will be close to the camera I’ve decided to use […]

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Oct 7, 2017

The Yellow Earl – Out in the Wild

Dawn Hurton and I have finished the Yellow Earl automata, Dawn on puppetry, me on mechanisms. We are so lucky that the delicatessen J&J Graham is hosting our first model. Visit the Penrith shop and see the model in real life. The real Yellow Earl has his own Wikipedia page here

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