In this week’s episode I get a bit ranty about a few topics. Not only do I expand upon a bit of a fired-up digression I made in last week’s episode (regarding the nature of how people think about the computer graphics industry… especially people who have been in and around it for a while), but I poke at a few other things like clickbaity headlines from the uniform school of web marketing and the meaninglessness of the term “professional”. All in all, I’d say it’s great fun. Hopefully you think so, too.
Also, also! I sprayed some WD-40 on my clutch pedal. No more background squeaks!
Some of the specific things covered in this episode:
- GIMP Magazine’s call for submissions – GIMP Magazine is looking for artwork and articles. Make with submitting. Deadline is soon.
- Pat David’s Woodcut/Hedcut tutorial – A nice way of achieving a woodcut look with images using GIMP
- ZebraTrace – A nice little program written in Python that generates guilloche/woodcut images in vector format
- Developer news on modernizing Blender’s 3D View – It’s a bit technical, but it’s a nice peek behind the curtain to see what the plan is for making Blender’s 3D View better (many apologies to Anthony “Psy-fi” Riakiotakis for forgetting his last name)
- BlenderArt Magazine call for content – They’re looking for articles and art related to fanart for Issue 46. Deadline is soon
- Andrew Price’s podcast episode with a horribly clickbaity title – Despite the title, it’s worth a listen
- @SavedYouAClick – A Twitter account to follow that helps get around clickbait markety headlines
And as always, I’d love to hear your thoughts. Post a comment below or where ever you think I’ll read it and let’s talk about this stuff.