Free Xonotic Mapping Live Course on August 20th 2021

You can watch a recording of this live stream on YouTube and Twitch. Here’s the original announcement: I will be live streaming a beginner mapping course for the free open source shooter Xonotic this Friday, August 20th, starting at 10:30, Central European Summer Time. The course is expected to last between 4 and 6 hours. […]

How to bake animations, rigid bodies and cloth in Blender

This tutorial explains how to convert a single animation frame, a rigid body or a keyframe of a cloth simulation to a static mesh in Blender. I’ve originally written it as a short response to a thread in the Blender Steam Community. Baking animations is useful if you want to: turn an animated character into […]

How to run an application on Linux from the terminal

This tutorial explains how to run an application on Linux from the terminal by typing the application name. This allows you to run AppImages, scripts or any executable file from a terminal, even though you have not installed it via any type of package manager. The quick TL;DR (Too Long; Didn’t Read) below will most […]

How to disable dynamic grid snapping in Blender

This tutorial explains how to disable the dynamic grid snapping adjustment in Blender and snap to a custom grid size in 2D and 3D viewports. The problem with Blender’s grid snapping If you move an object in the 3D viewport with grid snapping enabled, it will always snap to increments of 1 meter or 1 […]

How to make levels for Xonotic – Easy Quickstart Guide

This tutorial is a quickstart guide on how to set up the tools to create levels for the free open source shooter Xonotic. It explains how to download and install all necessary files and start the NetRadiant, Xonotic’s editor. Step 1: Get the very latest Xonotic files Your Xonotic files need to be up to […]

How to install FL Studio on Linux by using Lutris

This tutorial explains how to install FL Studio on Linux by using Lutris, an application that can run Windows applications on Linux. It is written with Linux beginners in mind. Step 1: Installing Lutris Go to lutris.net and scroll down to find the Linux distribution you are using. Many popular distributions like Linux Mint, Kubuntu […]

Non-destructive sculpting in Blender with Shape Keys

This tutorial explains how to use Shape Keys in Blender to create sculpting layers that can be toggled on or off or faded in and out. Mesh preparation before using Shape Keys If your mesh uses a Multiresolution modifier, you need to apply it first. Having a Multiresolution modifier makes using Shape Keys impossible. Your […]

How to bake textures to vertex colors in Blender

This tutorial is also available on Odysee. Since Blender version 2.92 it has become very easy to transfer textures to vertex colors – a new option has been added to the baking menu. 1. Create a vertex color layer Your mesh needs to have an existing vertex color layer. To create one, select your mesh, […]

Application shortcuts on Linux Mint Cinnamon

Application shortcuts start applications from the menu, panel and desktop. This Linux Mint Cinnamon tutorial explains how to create them. This article is also available on Odysee. How to create a desktop shortcut on Linux Mint Cinnamon Solution 1: Ctrl + Alt + Shift + Drag the icon Hold Ctrl, Alt and Shift at the same time, then left click and […]

How to use the free open source tool Task Coach to manage your solo projects

About Task Coach Task Coach is a small, free, open source todo and task managing application that runs on Windows, Linux, macOS, BSD and Android. Its purpose is to keep track of tasks that are undone, in progress or done. It allows you to organize tasks in hierarchically, add categories, due dates, images, priorities and […]

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