Friday, June 1, 2012

Welcome, to Horrible Tutorials

Welcome, I don't have any content put up here yet, but I'm going to add some things soon.

Let me introduce myself, I'm Austere Grim, I like to keep myself abreast of new things, hacking, computer related. Recently I've been playing with Blender a lot, I'm still new to it, but I learn things every day. I'm working on taking what I learn from the community and spew it back out, in what I'm ostentatiously calling Horrible Tutorials.
I've got one tutorial up on youtube, but I've uploaded it to my personal account because of the time limit restrictions on this new account for now. I'll move it over to this account once the restriction has been lifted, and post an article of it. Explaining what I can from my outline I used to create the tutorial.

First thing I'd like to get out in the air is how I'm doing my tutorials. I use XUbuntu 12.04 with the current build of Blender as of this writing 2.63.

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I use ffmpeg from a terminal to record the desktop, one screen of my dual screen setup. The command line I use is in a script file, that I can call. Which contains one line:

ffmpeg -f x11grab -r 24 -s 1680x1050 -i :0.0 -vcodec h264 -qscale 8 -f alsa -ac 2 -i pulse -acodec libmp3lame screencast.avi

I spend a few days working out the details of the tutorial, what I want to discuss, then I type up an outline. My first tutorial took about 6 recordings, mainly because of failures in the desktop recording software, where it should only take one test recording then do the final.

So that's about it. I hope what I learn, I can show, and you can learn it too.


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