Greetings to all my fellow indie game developers and our fans. I’ve been working on a new resource channel to help devs take their work to the next level, including the 12 principles of animation created by Disney in the 1930s/40s/50s, setting the gold standard for animation ever since.
I also teach basics for coding, using SwiftPlaygrounds and Codea and other programs I can find as I interact with people on the Internet.
I also have tutorials on Blender, which I am finding fantastic - I definitely think Blender is an all-in-one program that can really do so much.
You can check out my channel by going into my profile here.
For this week my videos include:
I look at what motivates people to engage in our work - attractiveness of models, sensuality, humour, simplicity - because it is all about getting people to interact with your work.
I have to say, I had a bit of an epiphany on how to work with blender and with drawings while doing this becacause it’s all straight lines, in fact all things are just straight lines and can be thought of as straight lines - which will take your modelling and drawings to the next level.
We finish up our lessons in Blender by talking about how to create a portfolio of our work, as I start rendering different pictures around each of the different planets.
I’m taking a bit of a break from the tutorial lessons for the next 6 weeks, I spent the last 3 months making about 7 hours of content. I will have articles up for the different topics in the next couple of weeks, as I process my thoughts and ideas of everything I learned and worked on with Blender, Codea, Coding ideas, and the Principles - also sharing the videos I created.
Instead of pure tutorials, I’m starting a new series called Make Gaming Great Again plays - where I play some video games and talk about what was good and not so good (aka normal review) and the mechanics of how they probably created things (for game developers). My first series will be on the BattleHeart trilogy, BattleHeart 1, BattleHeart Legacy, and BattleHeart 2.
After that series, I will get back to another block of tutorials with Blender, Xcode and the Unreal engine.
I hope to learn lots from all of you, and I hope I can show you all a trick or two with my tutorials as well.