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 Suzanne in late summer look with glasses is introducing 2.9, with a colorful poster update.

May 2020 update for Blender Poster. Suzanne is wearing her best trendy breathing mask.

New update for Blender Poster, 24/03/2020 release. Covid-19 quarantine is really having strong (good) consequences in learning Blender. Quarantine is having the counterstrike in giving us so much time learning and experimenting with Blender. I hope it will be the right time for everyone to rise up the learning curve; it's indeed much better than the sad stats of sicks and deaths from newsreports.

New update for Blender Poster, following the latest 2.82 release. Finally I found time to update the infographic, collateral consequeces of the damned Covid-19 emergency.

You'll find graphic improvements and some useful shortcutes/notes added.

For example I discovered the awesome "viewport render" which allow to export the render of any view without setting any camera. Very useful especially working with Eevee or 2d drawing mode. I really needed it for a while, and I'm not sure since when appered in Blender.

If you hate this poster you will hate more than ever; because its getting much more details and level depths. But that's how I like it. Always remember to filter reading by element size: important things are bigger than the others.

So what's new?  I Revisited a large part of the layout with a massive restyle. I found much more coherent and useful to focus the central part of the poster with the tab modes pie menu. And lots of surrounding sections around the tab ring.

Cosa, meglio di un pianeta rovesciato per raccontare il disagio ecologico e ambientale al centro delle discussioni dell'attualità. Terra Compromessa è un progetto al quale ho partecipato realizzando il materiale visivo.

Si tratta di una ciclo di conferenze e discussioni, numerosi panel tenuti da personalità scientifiche ed economiche, un evento aperto al pubblico e un invito alla discussione e sensibilizzazione sul tema ambientale. Forum AMBITA: Terra Compromessa, Conferenze e approfondimenti per affrontare e capire: Il Cambio Climatico, quale impatto sul territorio e, in particolare, sulla Maremma.

Dalla terra Maremma, al paese Italia, al pianeta Terra, una discussione dal micro al macro.

You asked so much for the 2.8 update. And maybe even more you demanded for a landscape version of this map.

I really rushed to obtain the first update of the poster for blender 2.8 before mid summer. Here it is, so let's see what are the best improvements, more than... it's for 2.8!

Etruschi, equivoci, enigmi, esoterismo è il terzo libro di Lidia Orlandini edito da Innocenti Editore. Ne ho curato le illustrazioni e la copertina. Le illustrazioni più interessanti, quelle che più mi hanno affascinato, lavorandoci, sono Tuchulcha, Phersipnei e la tomba dei rilievi.

I really cant understand why frontend templates in joomla always miss the last step. Basic standard templates never show the potential under the hood.

My previous article explained how to assign and call custom fields in your template layout. When the awesome "repeatable custom fields" came out with 3.9 I believed it was going to work the same exact way. I was wrong. When you call your custom field var contianing the sub repeated fields you get an ugly useless unordered list. So I had to find a way to extract them...

The monkey fist has always been my favorite knot. One of the most difficult to achieve: I spent a whole summer in the 90's to accomplish a sufficient one. With a ball of paper in the center, or better, a lead ball.

Because the monkey fist, a perfect sphere made of tighten rope necks, resembling strong thin fingers, was a useful knot: used as a throwing weight, on the docks for mooring lines.

Here it is, finally, a new update to the poster map: many graphic improvements and additions.

The August 2018 version of the "all the sail in a single map" poster is ready.

The day when I was drawing the illustrations in the weather section, and the cumulonimbus specifically, it happened the same evening that I met a real one, as it could have taken out exactly from my infographic map.

Shortly thereafter, a storm of lightning and raining happened just as the weather visual forecasts promises. The menacing mushroom-shaped column of the cumulonimbus leaves no hope: nearby lightning and extreme weather are probable, just as written on the map.

A new version for "Learn blender with a poster", 1.73 for Blender 2.79. As today, the Blender infographic poster has been downloaded more than 110.000 times, and I'm so glad. Developers, teachers and designers are really loving this giant shortcut map and I'm encouraged to update. Thanks for all the suggestions and hints about it.

As it is evolving now with so dense and complex diagrams (I'm also getting many complaints about it) it's not only a list of shortcuts. It's basically my reference mind map of functions in blender. I'm including every note or tip I risk to forget in time and I use it to plan my workflow on every modeling project.

Blender 2.8 is arriving soon and I will evolve the map following the new UI and new functions coming.

What's new in the blender poster?

1. Did you ever needed to extend a slooping roof over the wall perimeter? Custom orientation is a killer tip in Blender mesh modeling. I was looking for it for a long time and probably did not discover it as soon as I could. With that you can extend and align anything relatively to vertexes, edges or faces. It's so useful when basics orientation are not efficent anymore; for example when your item is unaligned to main axes. Basically, custom orientation is aligned with the normals of selected items.

2. Another tip I added is group instances. That's another awesome feature when you need to duplicate instances and modify all of them at once. Even in this case, for a long time I was looking for a way to manage complex multi-objects without merging its meshes. And this is probably the best way to do it.

Go to the Learn Blender with a Poster page.


The latest version of Joomla 3.7 has finally brought native custom fields. This is an outstanding creative feature with which you can add 15 different type of integrated fields on your articles, and apply them to different groups of fields to different categories. So you can have for example page products sections, events sections, multiple featured images. Let's see how to integrate custom fields with our overriding code and print them in a more sophisticated way than the native "automatic display".

From the paper, to the brass, to the paper again. The long path of this label graphic design, across different materials to the final label work: paper, pixels, brass, golden lamina, and finally, the paper again. And then on a glass bottle filled with Bio Extravirgin Olive Oil.

Everything started with a hand draw engraving illustration; it was digitalized and refined with digital tablet. Then sent to the typography which made a mirrored brass replica. This wonderful shining plate, is needed to impress the golden lamina on the laid paper, with an incredible level of detail.

The master brass cliché is a great piece of jewel, maybe even better than the final label itself.


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