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je suis paris


I was writing a personal ebook, when I heard about the horrible happenings in Paris. The pictures should burn in my head like 9/11. I am a pacifistic dude, therefore I wanted to create something, I could finish within a reasonable amount of time. Something unique. Something that goes beyond swapping your fb profile picture. Continue reading

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Installing RenderMan Server on ANY Linux System (Debian or Ubuntu)

As RenderMan is now free for non-commercial use we’ve at quaint got very excited. Unfortunately, Pixar is only offering a rpm package which is officially only supported by Red Hat Linux based systems like Fedora or CentOS. In this post I will show a way how to install RenderMan  on any Linux operating system like Debian or Ubuntu. In this example I will show the process under Debian. Let’s get started right away..

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3d print inspired by nature


Lately I’ve been diving more and more into c++ and quant finance. But two weeks ago my m3d printer finally arrived after a year of waiting. On the day of arrival I decided to make a test print using a 3d model from an online ressource. But I felt very eager to create my own designs. In this article you can read how I created a 3d print inspired by nature using Blender and a procedural workflow.  Please feel free to read my review on the m3d printer here. Continue reading

Peter Guthrie Cycles

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Peter Guthrie giving free hdr’s away

We have recently played around with HDR’s by Peter Guthrie in Blender and Cyles. I’ve attached a render below. The scene is showcasing a classical room and a lamp model by chocofur. I mainly created this scene in order to test lighting with only a sunlamp and a hdr for the sky. I’ve used an hdr by Peter Guthrie. Peter is now offering a .hdr sky for free download and only until 6th of April! Click this link to obtain your own free copy for commercial and non commercial usage. Happy easter to all of you! Cheers Markus

PS: Peter is also giving another hdr away for facebook users. So check out his fb-page as well. 😀Peter Guthrie Cycles


isometric images in Blender

While doing my attractors project, I accidently came across the drawings by M.C. Escher. I have seen some of his drawings earlier at a friend’s house, but didn’t realize that they were actually created by him. I sticked with the idea of creating impossible objects in Blender by myself but couldn’t think of a proper scene setup. Several years ago I heard about a game called “Monument Valley” (by ustwo). I recently came across this app again, when surfing the amazon store. This was like an “aha”-Moment. I decided to combine the simple but marvellous character ida and the choice of colours with my own penrose triangle.
I had some spare time today, so I attempted combining both. If you want to create your own images, feel free to download the sourcefiles at the end of this article. This is what I came up with: Continue reading