Posts Tagged: mercurial

Open Source Creative Podcast #14 – Taking the Flipside

So this episode turned out to be a really long one. The bulk of it is a topic that comes courtesy of @3pointedit on Twitter (thanks for listening!). That is, the costs of choosing to use free and open source software tools to produce your creative works. We often hear (or read) the benefits, but… Read more »

Hunting for a VCS

Lemme get technical for a second and ask for some suggestions. First though… story time! I use version control for all of my creative projects (3D, animation, graphics, writing). I started years ago with Subversion and eventually migrated to Mercurial. There were a number of reasons for this switch, but the biggest was the ability… Read more »

Creating 2D Animation with Blender and Krita, a Post Mortem

A couple months ago, I was contacted by Michael Crouch, a friend of mine who’s a commercial producer for an NBC affiliate station in Richmond, Virginia. He was producing a promotional spot for Angel Tree, a Salvation Army charity program that runs during the holidays. So standard fare: tight-ish timeline, low budget. However this was… Read more »

Open Source Creative Podcast, #1 – Use Version Control!

This is the real first episode of the Open Source Creative Podcast! And it’s a bit of a weird place to start: version control systems. It’s not something that many creative folks think about when producing their work… and that’s a mistake. If you’re doing digital work, your data is your work. So it’s in… Read more »