Category Archives: Freebie Fridays!

No-Code VR Development Using Unity and Playmaker (blogpost edition)!

By | March 1, 2019

With the permission of my publisher, Taylor and Francis, I will post all of my new text book, No-Code VR Development Using Unity and Playmaker here on the blog! That’s right, you could conceivably compile all the upcoming NCVRDUUP posts and not pay a penny for a retail copy of the book! But seriously, don’t… Read More »

Freebie Fridays! Top 5 Best Free WordPress Plugins!

By | November 9, 2018

Continuing a trend of Top 5 lists, here are my recommendations for the top 5 best free WordPress plugins. These plugins will help optimize your WordPress site for search engine results, and by extension, profit! 5. Smush: Image Compression and Optimization (https://WordPress.org/plugins/wp-smushit/) According to best-selling author Nell Patel, “a 1 second delay in page response… Read More »

Freebie Friday! Make Gimp Look Like Photoshop? Don’t. Get Krita.

By | September 7, 2018

I’ve spent several days trying to make Gimp look like Photoshop. I followed the instructions here, here, and here, with the latter two bringing me closest to success. I had the least success with Gimpshop. For one, the top-level folder in the sourceforge download is misnamed which means that the readme install instructions will fail.… Read More »

Freebie Fridays! 3D Face Reconstruction from a Single Image!

By | September 22, 2017

The title says it all; 3D Face Reconstruction from a Single Image! A whole lot of #gamedev is reconstructing characters and worlds that can’t be found IRL. That’s the whole point of an art medium whose biggest draw is escapism. Fantasy art assets will still need to be created by “hand.” But, for the times… Read More »

Freebie Friday! 3Ds Max Rigging Resources.

By | September 23, 2016

Equally at home in a Tutorial Tuesday (check back next Tuesday for a more thorough write-up), these resources aren’t of my creation. But they are great! As mentioned Wednesday in a microblog entry, I’m “…working on rigging. It’s not going great.” Now things are going much, m̶u̶c̶h̶  better (again, I’ll elaborate Tuesday). Until then, check… Read More »