Sunday, March 4, 2007
Cosmic Blobs Tutorials - Modes, Bend, Scale & Join
Cosmic Blobs permits us to design, decorate and animate our blobs using three different modes. The Modeling Mode is where we create the shapes for our blobs, the Decoration Mode is where we add color and 'stickers' like eyes and the Animation mode is where we set our blobs in motion to music in a variety of ways. Tutorial #5 introduces you to the Cosmic Blobs Modes.
In Tutorials #6 through #10 we begin to introduce some tools only available in the Modeling Mode.
The 'Modeling' mode of Cosmic Blobs includes a number of tools to help you reshape the basic blobs into models that you envision. Among them are the 'Bend' tool which, as the name implies, allows you to bend objects into new shapes; the 'Scale' tool that permits you to resize your objects and the 'Join' tool that creates a single object from two separate objects.
For your convenience, here are links to the previous tutorials. If you haven't already watched them, we suggest that you use these links to see them now.
Play Tutorial #1 - The CosmicBlobs Help System
Play Tutorial #2 - The CosmicBlobs File System
Play Tutorial #3 - The CosmicBlobs Undo/Redo Feature
Play Tutorial #4 - Moving and Rotating CosmicBlobs blobs
Play Tutorial #4a - Using Mirror to Rotate More Precisely
Here are the new tutorials we've added:
Cosmic Blobs Modes:
Play Tutorial #5 - The CosmicBlobs Modes (Modeling, Decoration & Anmation)
Cosmic Blobs Bend Tool:
Play Tutorial #6 - The CosmicBlobs Bend Tool (Sheet & Cube)
Play Tutorial #7 - The CosmicBlobs Bend Tool (Torus & Cone)
Play Tutorial #8 - The CosmicBlobs Bend Tool (Sphere)
Play Tutorial #9 - The CosmicBlobs Bend Tool (Cylinder)
Cosmic Blobs Scale Tool:
Play Tutorial #10 - The CosmicBlobs Scale Tool
Cosmic Blobs Join Tool:
Play Tutorial #11 - The CosmicBlobs Join Tool
While Cosmic Blobs is designed to be easier than any other 3D modeling application, we hope these tips make it even easier for you to begin to create your own wonderful blobs even more quickly. The more you know about the great features of Cosmic Blobs the more, we're sure, that you will like it.
We hope that you will enjoy these tutorials while we set about enjoying making some more!