Sunday, March 31, 2013

Tall Glass of Water Project

Here is everything I did with that glass I made in blender, from one of the first renderings to my final product. Enjoy!

Here was the first rendering of the glass,  before any major lights were added to the scene. It's quite simple at this point.

 Here's a more rendered image, with more light and rendering done to the glass.

Here is one of the first renderings of the glass with water in it. The water is not yet rendered, its just a dark void. No colors or rendered textures have been added yet. also there is water on the right side that needs to be touched up, it appears to be in a perfect line up and down as it has hit the edge of the domain.

Here is the first coloring of the water. I just was able to make it absolutely clear, and the background is what's coloring it.

Here is a rendering where the water is slightly more blue, and a little less blurry. I still need to touch up the water on the edge and make it less blurry even still. There are little colored pixels in the water, I am going to try and get rid of those.

 Here is the final result. Perhaps a higher resolution picture will be taken at some point, but for now I'm content with it. It doesn't look too bad if I do say so myself.

If you want to make something similar, you can use a free program called Blender. It's a free 3D modeling program that can be challenging, however there's a massive amount of tutorials online that can help you out.

If you want to learn how to make a glass similar to this, here is an amazing tutorial to do it.

Such a sad tale

Life is such a sad tale, living a life full of pain and suffering, only to be followed mercifully by death.

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Would you look at that...

Funny. I'm new to blogging, so I don't really know how to attract people to my blog yet, nor am I too worried about it just yet. But I am looking at the stats that Blogger shows you, and I'm focusing on page views in particular. My last post already has twice as many page views as all my other posts combined. That's rather astonishing, considering it's only been a few minutes. Was this just because it had great content, or was this because I put labels on it? Please comment me any answers or tips you can. Thanks guys!

A day with Blender

Hey guys, I've been fiddling around with a program of mine called Blender all day. It's a 3D modeling program that's free, but hard to get the hang of. Today I was experimenting with glass textures and rendering, in effect creating this glass cup with water being poured into it. This is what happens when my girlfriend is out of town guys... -_- Sheer heartbreak, missing her, followed by bodrum, and shortly thereafter followed by art. Interpret as you will.

Anyways, I'll shut up now and just let you have look at what I did. It's not finished yet, I have a lot more smoothing and touch up work to do on it, but it doesn't look too bad. Especially considering it was made from scratch. Cheers!

If you want to know how to make something like this in blender, here is a link to an incredible step by step tutorial.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

The Evil Clutches of Disney

Well, I woke up this morning to a text from le girly person, my lovely partner in crime. It reminded me how much I miss her... She's been in Disney all of spring break with her family. We all got out of school last Wednesday, and we haven't seen each other since then. She doesn't get back until late Saturday, and I won't be able to see her until Sunday or Monday. I really do miss her... She calls me when she gets time away from her family and texts me whenever she can. It's great to know that there's someone out there who misses me enough to want to be here with me, spending time with me, instead of at Disney. That's incredible to me; she would rather spend time with me than spend time in Disney. I can't wait till she gets back.

I have had two girlfriends in the past, and one went to Arizona for over month in the summer. The one who went to Arizona never seemed to miss me while she was there, and really I can't say I missed her that much either. This is different. My girl has been gone only a few days and we are both really missing each other already. It's almost painful.

But, on the bright side, she will be back soon. Just a few more days, and I can have my buddy back from the evil clutches of Disney. I want to give her a massive hug when she gets back, but I know she's sunburned pretty badly right now... So... We'll see how that works out. But when she gets back I just want to sit and talk to her for hours. I want to cuddle up to her on a couch and watch a movie, catching up on everything that happened while we were apart, and joking about every little thing in the movie. I can't wait till she gets back.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Your Introduction Into The Life of Me

Well, here I am, making a blog at last. I've resisted the temptation of making a blog for ages, but now I really see no reason not to get one. Here is a blog, a place where I can share all of the crazy and funny things that happen in my life, all of my crazy thoughts, and all of the things I love and enjoy in the world. And the best part of it is, I am fairly anonymous. None of you know me, none of you will ever meet me, and none of you can find me at school and judge me on the things I say. I have no reason to live up to any social norms here, I can just open up about all of the things I am thinking and feeling without ever having to deal with people I know judging me based on it. It's a major stress relief, just opening up completely.

Well, I imagine you want to know exactly what you're getting yourself into here, so I'll tell you a little bit about myself. I am a high school student, living my happy little life in a happy little town. I am an advanced English student who loves to write, and a thespian to boot. I just love the arts in general. Music, literature, theater, art-imagination in general fascinates me. The sciences are also a big part of my life. I'm taking extra science courses this year, not to get ahead but just because it's incredibly interesting! Reactions, particle physics, biological combinations, DNA's potential, planets, stars, infinitely expanding universes! Oh how incredible it all is! Combine my love of the arts with my curiosity of the unknowns in the sciences, and you have an interesting fellow.

As well as all my edjamacation stuff, I do have a personal life. Typically, I just like to go and talk to people and try to make them laugh with quick witted or sarcastic responses. I love to hear people laugh, that is my drug in this world. Laughter, and lots of it. It's the best drug in the world, you can never overdose. I really think that's the one thing I couldn't live without, seeing smiling faces combined with the sound of uncontrollable laughter, all caused by yours truly. I walk on the comical side of life, now the only question is, are you willing to walk with me? I'll have a million funny stories to put on here at some point, but let’s just take it slow for now. We did just meet after all. =)

Ever since this sweet blonde girl walked into my life, I've gotten to hear a lot more laughter. She introduced me to a little coffee shop downtown where a lot of the thespians go and hang out. We have musicians who range from the piano, to the guitar. From classically trained Elizabethan singers, to your basic choir geeks. From theologists, to comedians. We are an odd mix match of unlikely people, but no matter what’s going on in your life, an evening at our little coffee shop with friends will fix everything. There's always someone to joke to, always music being made on a whim, and sometimes enough silence in the evenings to have a deep conversation with a close friend. A teenagers paradise really.

Now, about that sweet blonde girl... Oh my gosh she's incredible, I want to spend the rest of my life with this girl! She's much more artistic than I could ever hope to be, much more musical, a better actor, (which should frighten me, right? I will NEVER be able to tell when she's lying to me!) Who’s beautiful beyond words, more trustworthy than any girl I've met before, (which instills confidence, she never lies... I think?)  Knows how to make me laugh, witty enough to keep up with my humor, and has enough self control, morals, and stubbornness to do whatever she wants... God, I'm in love. Thankfully, this isn't one sided. She's "head over Tom's" for me. Her words, not mine, still a lovely prospect all the same. =) She's that one girl in the world I can listen to for hours, the one  girl who I can pour my heart out to, the one girl who I can hide cute love notes in her locker, along with chocolate roses. Best invention ever, chocolate roses. It's like someone took everything girls love and condensed it into one object. If it sparkled like a vampire in the sunlight, women wouldn't need us guys at all, that would be everything they could ever ask for and more. It's almost sickening how in love I am with this girl though, it’s amazing!

She’s opened my eyes to a lot of things. Blogs for one. Also more types of music and much more diverse realm of art, poetry, and theatrical things. She's introduced me to so many more things, but she has also introduced me to one of the most important things in my life. Christianity. She comes from a very Christian family (which means they seem really nice and uptight, but every so often they throw a wild sex joke at you and you just have to go "where the hell did that come from!?") and it we actually stopped seeing each other at one point because I wouldn't become Christian. However, eventually I did become a Christian of my own free will, and my life will never be the same. I was never spiritual at all, and realistically I was on a bad path. But, for the most part, I've been straightened out and have learned to live by better morals. I've learned of the love, the forgiveness, and the compassion that God shows us every day, and I'm so thankful that I've gotten a chance to see it all, a chance to live this incredible life that I've been given. I often wonder, without this sweet little blonde girl, would I be here, would I be Christian? Would I be living this life I lead today, full of art, music, thespians, and God? I really don't think I would be. I really didn't care about God before, but she showed me the light of God, and saved me. I didn't even know I was drowning. She insists that only God can open your eyes to him, but really without her I wouldn't have given God a chance to do so. She's a blessing, just short of an angel sent from Heaven. If only you knew her whole story, you'd see how much of a blessing she is to those around her.

Well, there I am in a nutshell. If you can pin a teenager down to a few things, this is me. I am an English loving thespian who loves to joke around with friends in a little coffee shop downtown. I am head over heels for a lovely girl who's head over Toms for me. I love her, not just because she’s her, but also because she showed me Christ, and kick started my walk with him. I am so thankful for all of it, this incredible life that I live.

This is me. Hopefully I can begin to pour my heart out here, share my funny stories, retell my life events, and just have fun while doing it. This is it for now ladies and gentlemen, until next time. =)