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608 Bearing Tutorial



608 Bearing Tutorial
Updated to Blender 2.80
Blender 2.80 Modelling Guide Book.

NEW - This PDF book gives a reference to many of blenders modelling tools and with two projects guide the user through a detailed process of modelling a low-poly house and a spiral staircase. The book also gives an introduction to materials, textures, lighting, rendering and animating a flythrough of the spiral staircase scene.

The aim of the book is to give the reader sufficient knowledge and experience with Blender to be confident in the construction of their own 3D models.

Chapters: 14, Pages: 459, Images: 841

More details can be found >> Here <<





August

Blender 2.80 Book

I managed to get the book finished and online midday on 24th August. Sales have been going okay and I have started to receive some great feedback from people that have purchased the book.

Marketing isn't something that I have any experience in, so getting the book noticed on the right websites to attract customers is quite a new experience to me and also extremely time consuming. I have decided to keep the price low, for a book of this size and content at $20.00 it is about half the cost of some others I have seen. It is priced in American Dollars because I am using the Gumroad sales platform which is based in America and a global customer base are used to using this currency. Now I am not in regular employment, any sales of the book will help me continue to create tutorials and fund this website.

I think the book will also be a great training resource for instructors, if anyone wants to sell on the book to their students or through their website I am happy to setup an Affiliate account. Contact me via my Illustration Website if this is something that is of interest to you.

Also if anyone that has bought the book and is able to forward over a testimonial or review of the book it would be very much appreciated. I would like to include a few for use both on my website and possibly on the back cover of a future revision of the book.

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Video Introduction for the Book

To see a chapter by chapter breakdown of the books contents click >> here <<


Austin Mini Rebuild Project

Since the previous post on my Austin Mini rebuild back in February, my main time has been spent writing the Blender 2.80 Modelling book, however I did make some time to drop the subframes and mount the shell on to the Rotisserie. The video below is the first time the mini was turned over. Towards the end of the video you can see the waterfall of rust particles falling from inside the body.

With the Book finished, I am now looking to source the replacement panels before starting the long job of a back to metal reconstruction of the body shell.

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Austin Mini - 1st Rotation on the Spit


Robert Burke - Portraits & Art

My traditional artwork has had to take a back seat over the past few months and I must admit I have missed the relaxation of traditional drawing. With a few commisions needing to be done I am looking forward getting back onto the drawing board.

If you would like to commission a portrait please visit my Robert Burke - Portraits and Art website for more details.

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Robert Burke - Illustration

My technical Illustration website has had a lot of attention over the past month. The menu has been reorganised, a new home page banner added and a page giving a breakdown of the chapters of my new Blender 2.80 modelling book. There is still a couple of empty pages to add information to regarding web based interactive images and architectural work that will be completed soon.

The site showcases a little of what I can do towards the creation of the more technical type illustration or graphics.

If you are in need of technical or engineering type illustration for your technical manuals, training or sales literature please dont hesitate to contact me via the contact link on the illustration website www.robertburkeillustration.co.uk.

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May, June & July

Blender 2.80 Modelling Guide Book.

It's been a really busy four months for me, which is why I haven't published anything here for a while. I decided to get my head down and try and get the book I started in 2012 on Modelling Methods Principles and Practice, updated and finished to coincide with the release of Blender 2.80.

This has turned out to be a much bigger challenge than I expected, but like previous work, I have learnt loads of new ways of using Blenders tools.

The intention of the book is to take a new or intermediate user and give them a reference that explains what Blenders tools do. Following the reference chapters are a range of simple to intermediate practical exercises explained in detail and illustrated with step by step images as the models progress. This isn't just a click this button to achieve this result, but explains both the design intent, and the reasoning behind why and how the chosen tools are used. The final aim of the book is to give the reader sufficient knowledge and experience to be confident in the construction of their own 3D models.

The Book contains:
Pages: 454
Images: 841


For more information and to get your copy of the book
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3D Computer Graphics Using Blender 2.80 - Modelling Methods Principles & Practice
Robert Burke - Portraits & Art

If you would like to commission a portrait please visit my Robert Burke - Portraits and Art website for more details.

it would help me Immensely if you would like my "Robert Burke - Portraits and Art" Facebook page and share it with others. The further my websites are spread throughout the web the better the chance I will have of maintaining and continuing with future Blender and drawing tutorials.

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robert Burke - Portraits & Art

Robert Burke - Illustration

My technical Illustration website is progressing slowly between other work and projects. The site showcases a little of what I can do towards the creation of the more technical type illustration or graphics.

If you are in need of technical or engineering type illustration for your technical manuals, training or sales literature please dont hesitate to contact me via the contact link on the illustration website www.robertburkeillustration.co.uk.

Robert Burke - Illustration
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April

608 Bearing Tutorial for Blender 2.80.

With the Beta version of Blender 2.80 getting closer to its final release I have worked through the the new tools and am pleased to say that all the tools needed to complete the bearing are in place.

The new ways of working give far more visual feedback over the modelling process.

The units of measurement has allowed me to model the bearing to scale. However at the moment there are a few visual glitches when displaying sub millimetre thicknesses where the back face vertices show through a solid view mesh.

However I have persevered and you should be able to complete the model following the updated tutorial.

608 Bearing Tutorial



608 Bearing Tutorial
Updated to Blender 2.80
Blender 2.80 Modelling Guide Book.

The 608 Bearing has eat in into a little bit of my available time, but I am still on track to have the book finished mid summer this year. 3D Computer Graphics Using Blender 2.80 - Modelling Methods Principles & Practice
Robert Burke - Portraits & Art

If you would like to commission a portrait please visit my Robert Burke - Portraits and Art website for more details.

it would help me Immensely if you would like my "Robert Burke - Portraits and Art" Facebook page and share it with others. The further my websites are spread throughout the web the better the chance I will have of maintaining and continuing with future Blender and drawing tutorials.

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robert Burke - Portraits & Art

Robert Burke - Illustration

My technical Illustration website is progressing slowly between other work and projects. The site showcases a little of what I can do towards the creation of the more technical type illustration or graphics.

If you are in need of technical or engineering type illustration for your technical manuals, training or sales literature please dont hesitate to contact me via the contact link on the illustration website www.robertburkeillustration.co.uk.

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March

Blender 2.80 Book


Whilst working on the Blender 2.80 book I received a messaged from a Blender user stating that the tools needed for the 608 Bearing tutorial first written 2007 were now working in Blender 2.80.

Having a quick look back over the tutorial the new workflow seems a lot more intuitive, so I think it is time for an update. My first results are in the image above, a slightly simpler construction, but the build process does ues a lot of Blenders modelling tools. A few refinements to do and the tutorial will hopefully be uploaded next month.

I am now about half way through the Blender 2.80 modelling guide book with most of the modelling reference done. The next stages will be lots of examples of how to use the tools.
Blender 2.8 Modelling Guide


Robert Burke - Portraits & Art

If you would like to commission a portrait please visit my Robert Burke - Portraits and Art website for more details.

it would help me Immensely if you would like my "Robert Burke - Portraits and Art" Facebook page and share it with others. The further my websites are spread throughout the web the better the chance I will have of maintaining and continuing with future Blender and drawing tutorials.

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robert Burke - Portraits & Art

Robert Burke - Illustration

My technical Illustration website is progressing slowly between other work and projects. The site showcases a little of what I can do towards the creation of the more technical type illustration or graphics.

If you are in need of technical or engineering type illustration for your technical manuals, training or sales literature please dont hesitate to contact me via the contact link on the illustration website www.robertburkeillustration.co.uk.

Robert Burke - Illustration
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January - February 2019:

Blender 2.80 Book


Work is progressing on the book quite quickly as I get deeper into the new way of working in Blender 2.80. Since starting writing the book just over three months ago, I have become very familiar selecting with the left mouse button and finding the new locations for tools and menus.

Containing an in depth reference and detailed demonstrations of how the various tools and options can be used to create 3D models, the book is growing at a pace. There is now over 200 pages written of what I expect to be around 500 pages primarily dedicated to the modelling process.

As with most of my projects I am concentrating my efforts on an open source pipeline, writing the book in Libreoffice and and using Blender and Gimp to create the many illustrations.

What's most pleasing is that Blender, even in this early stage of Beta development seems to be extremely stable regarding the modelling tools.

Blender 2.8 Modelling Guide
I will give a few more updates on the Blender 2.80 Guide as I progress over the next few months and hope to have the book available mid summer this year.

Austin Mini Rebuild Project

Since the end of last year I have now stripped the mini back to a shell with just the subframes to drop before I start the full replacement of all the rusted areas with new metal. The rotating Jig stands have been fabricated using the dimensions worked out using the Blender model shown in last years December post. The body is now also supported off the floor at the correct height for the centre of the jig.

Classic Mini - Preperation for bodywork rebuild

I was fortunate that when I had removed the bitumen sound deadening from the floor the major part of it was clear of the dreaded rust. Once the sub frames are dropped I will attach the rotating Jig and start the long process of replacing all the rusted areas.

Robert Burke - Portraits & Art

If you would like to commission a portrait please visit my Robert Burke - Portraits and Art website for more details.

it would help me Immensely if you would like my "Robert Burke - Portraits and Art" Facebook page and share it with others. The further my websites are spread throughout the web the better the chance I will have of maintaining and continuing with future Blender and drawing tutorials.

Follow my Portraits and Art page on Facebook

Robert Burke - Portraits & Art Facebook Page

robert Burke - Portraits & Art

Robert Burke - Illustration

My technical Illustration website is progressing slowly between other work and projects. The site showcases a little of what I can do towards the creation of the more technical type illustration or graphics.

If you are in need of technical or engineering type illustration for your technical manuals, training or sales literature please dont hesitate to contact me via the contact link on the illustration website www.robertburkeillustration.co.uk.

Robert Burke - Illustration
Follow my Technical Illustration page on Facebook
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