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Blender with Python

Blender is a free and open-source 3D computer graphics software toolset used for creating animated films, visual effects, art, 3D printed models, motion graphics, interactive 3D applications, and computer games. Blender's features include 3D modeling, UV unwrapping, texturing, raster graphics editing, rigging and skinning, fluid and smoke simulation, particle simulation, soft body simulation, sculpting, animating, match moving, rendering, motion graphics, video editing, and compositing. Blender is supported by the Blender Foundation, a nonprofit organization responsible for the development of Blender. The foundation also produces free animated short films as a way to test and prove the capabilities and workflows of Blender.

Blender has a python API, everything you can do in the interface has a Python equivalent, and the interface is also extendable with Python. The number of different possible goals, workflows, and add-ons available in blender can make it hard to wrap your head around It all. We will go over the big picture ideas, dive into some of the basics, and learn about where to go from there.

Justin Triplett is a MUG Board member, senior software engineer, and consultant. He also currently helps coordinate Beaglebone, Python, and Circuit Python public user groups at i3Detroit.

Plus we'll have our regular features: Jobs Looking for People, People Looking for Jobs, and much more! We'll also be meeting for dinner at the Buddy's Pizza in Novi (44225 W 12 Mile Road, Novi, MI 48377) after the meeting.

Nov. 12, 2019, 6:30 p.m. - Nov. 12, 2019, 8:30 p.m.


    Nov. 13, 2019, 10:02 a.m.

    Hi Everyone, I hope you enjoyed the meeting. I just want to share some links here to resources we discussed last night. Blender Official First Steps Tutorial Playlist https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PLa1F2ddGya_-UvuAqHAksYnB0qL9yWDO6&v=MF1qEhBSfq4 The official channel that those videos (above) are on also has all the videos from the very recent Blender Conference. Blender Open Movies and Open Games https://www.blender.org/about/projects/ Grant Abbitt https://www.youtube.com/user/mediagabbitt Additional 2.8 Beginner Tutorial content and more. Curtis Holt https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzghqpGuEmk4YdVewxA79GA He created the Random Mech Generator, and has great technique videos. Chris Prenninger https://www.youtube.com/user/chrisprenn Has a lot of Animation Nodes tutorials, and specifically the snowflake tutorial. Also some of the python I wrote as examples on how to make meshes and objects. Make a simple quad. https://gitlab.com/snippets/1912857 Make a simple hexagon. https://gitlab.com/snippets/1912858 Register a custom operation. https://gitlab.com/snippets/1913247