Stay Quiet When Learning New Skills

General / 19 June 2020

Hi everyone,

In this discussion video, I take some time to talk about the interesting psychological phenomenon where if you tell someone your goals, you're much less likely to achieve them. It sounds strange on the surface, but a fascinating TED talk by Derek Sivers introduced me to this idea some years ago.

Thanks for watching, and have a great day!


Should you be a Jack of All Trades?

General / 11 June 2020

Hi everyone, in this discussion video we deal with the idea behind the saying 'jack of all trades, but a master of none' (I'm aware this is a shortened version of a larger saying that originally implied the opposite meaning).

Everything is situational and the answer to that really depends on personality dependent factors, what kinds of industries you want to work in, as well as the speed of change in those industries.

Being involved in 3D-Art and software development, the rate of change feels very rapid, however this often leads to a side-effect of many smaller emergent fields of expertise being created. If you're worried about being too specialized and backing yourself into a corner, you may not realize that you actually possess a wide range of foundation skills that got you there in the first place. There are so many possible ways to apply the knowledge you already have.

Thanks for watching, and have a great day!



OptiX Denoising and Adaptive Sampling in Blender 2.83

News / 06 June 2020

In this video, I talk about a couple of cool new features that were added to Blender 2.83:

- Adaptive Sampling (for increasing render performance).
- OptiX Viewport Denoising

Enjoy, and have a great day!


Advanced Lighting Tips for Cycles in Blender

General / 01 June 2020

Hi everyone,

In this video, I show you some cool techniques for lighting in Cycles that can quite often get overlooked.

We'll take a look at the following things:

  • Transmission
  • Light bouncing
  • Volumes
  • Emissive material lighting
  • Separating the world from render background

Thanks for watching and have a great day!


Dealing with Procrastination

General / 09 May 2020

In this video, I share my thoughts on procrastination as well as some ideas about how to deal with it (or whether you should even try to avoid it).


Dealing with Impostor Syndrome

General / 29 April 2020

In this video, I share my thoughts on Impostor Syndrome as well as some ideas about how to deal with it.


Learn to Ignore People

General / 16 April 2020

I've put together this video where I share my opinions on why it's important to learn to ignore people as a content creator.


BY-GEN Version 6 for Blender - Now Available!

News / 07 April 2020

Hi everyone!

Version 6 of the BY-GEN addon is now available to download for free. This is the largest update so far and adds a whole new category of features called 'structured generators'.

I've prepared a new release video to give you a breakdown of the features.

Get it for free here: https://gumroad.com/l/BY-GEN

Thanks for watching and have a great day!


New City Scatter Tool for Blender!

News / 14 March 2020

Hi everyone,

In this video, I'm releasing my new City Scatter Tool for Blender, which will let you quickly create cityscape concepts. It makes use of the collection system in the outliner.

There is a free and a paid version of the tool available so everyone can play with the script!

(Free): https://gumroad.com/l/city_scatter_free

(Paid): https://gumroad.com/l/city_scatter_paid

Thanks for watching and have a great day!


Creating a Character Concept in Blender (Timelapse / Commentary)

General / 27 February 2020

Hi everyone,

In this video, I provide a commentary over some timelapse footage of me creating a character concept in Blender called 'Sgt Butters'.

The finished blend file can be picked up on Gumroad for a low price: https://gumroad.com/l/sgt_butters

Thanks for watching and have a great day!