About

Hello and welcome to Fax on Blender!

Who?

Fax! That’s me, or rather, my nickname. The real name is Tiago Nunes. I’m Portuguese, I’m 25 26 27, and I’m more and more interested in digital art.

Please check my portfolio over at tnunes.carbonmade.com . I am currently available for freelance work, feel free to contact me through tiagomanunes (at) gmail.com.

What?

Here I will document my progress in learning Blender, the fantastic and free open source 3D content creation suite, so that one day I’ll be able to come up with brilliant stuff like this:

Image from Blender Foundation’s Peach Open Movie Project, Big Buck Bunny!

How?

I will use a somewhat structured approach, following books on the subject, but also throwing in miscellaneous knowledge that I got from finding tutorials or by experimentation on specific subjects I decided to explore on my own. I’ll also document any projects I set out to complete.

Why?

I hope to not only motivate myself but also other people who are willing to learn how to make awesome 3D art and are wondering how others are doing it!

Where and when?

Here and now! Stay tuned!

8 responses to “About

  1. Titanium Pen May 7, 2011 at 12:14 pm

    Way to go…look forward to more art!

  2. Menderes May 24, 2011 at 4:40 pm

    Hé I just found your site true some forums. Great job on your blog!

    I’m a blender newb myself, and I’m also very enthausiastic about this GREAT piece of software!

    Now, I see you also did the underground scene from BG. Did you render the final result yourself? I mean with you own computer? If yes, how long did it take and can you give me your computer specs so I can compare with mine.

    I experienced a lot trouble later on that tut. I won’t even begin rendering the final scene because it just takes waaaaaay too long..

    Good luck, thx

    • Fax May 24, 2011 at 5:15 pm

      Thanks for reading Menderes!
      I did render Andrew’s final blend file (didn’t work through the tutorial myself *shame*), but I don’t remember how long it took. But I can do it again :)
      … Here we go: it took nearly 10 minutes without any changes to the provided blend file. Just opened and rendered. I’m on an i7 laptop (4 cores with hyperthreading, so Blender reads 8 cores), 8GB of ram but not much of it got used (peak around 350M only). The raytraced ambient occlusion with 5 samples is probably the biggest culprit, maybe play with that a bit? Good luck!

  3. Jeremy Deighan June 13, 2011 at 10:55 pm

    Hey Fax!

    I also started the Blender scene in the past year and set up a blog much like yours. It looks like you have gotten a bit further than I have but it’s good to know that there’s people out there trying to motivate themselves and others. Can’t wait to look through the stuff you got on here. When you get a minute, check mine out!

    http://jeremydeighan.wordpress.com

    Jeremy Deighan

    • Fax June 13, 2011 at 11:03 pm

      Hi Jeremy, thanks for reading :) Great to have another beginner following and sharing. I just had a quick look at your blog and you have very neat results following those tutorials, keep it up! I know it’s not easy!
      I’ll have a deeper look tomorrow and hopefully throw some comments, right now I desperately need some sleep after the long weekend ;) Keep in touch!

  4. kilbeeu March 12, 2012 at 12:16 pm

    like your blog, toyota corolla brought me here, keep it up :)

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