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October 8, 2018
Hey all!

Recently I got to upload quite a lot to the Panther Dynamics main website. While it's not large in file size, it certainly makes Blender's compositor just much more useful!

Today, I got to add two new additions. While they essentially perform the same task, one allows for scene integration and the other is traditional in its approach. I'm talking about pixelation!

Pixelation is, like any other style, used for various things. Often when people think of pixelation, they think of pixel art, 8bit games, cencorship or a clever filter for posters or shows that have some sort of cyber theme. The great news of these two new additions is that they allow for any of those purposes and it's totally procedural - which made the file size even smaller than it could've been!

To illustrate them, I rendered the same scene (using the term loosely, hehe), to show the difference between them:


Traditional pixelation has a fuzzy edge and pixelates neighboring objects or elements as well.


And on the other hand, Integrated Pixelation means that only the object itself gets pixelated. This is a much more advanced approach and to make it easier to do, I used Material Index to make things easier (it stays the same regardless of depth).
I don't know specifically why GOD put it on my heart to do these two specifically, but I do believe it means that someone out there needs this kind of filter for some reason - after all, HE knows what we need before we do.

Do make sure you check out the page with all the other nodes to see what all you can use! :D
http://www.pantherdynamics.yolasite.com/downloads.php

You'll find there to be around 30 nodes covering 3D processing and format conversion, compositing effects, video filters, and some traditional image filters. Not convinced? Check out this video:



Biggest thanx to GOD for helping me with this. Without HIM, none of this would be possible! :D

Know JESUS yet? GOD is reaching out to you through these videos. HE loves you more than you can imagine and wants you to know HIM. Not because HE's lonely, but because HE loves you and paid a heavy price to enable you to go to Heaven, where HE is. See, we all have sinned in some way shape or form. That makes us guilty before GOD. If you have ever said that you hated someone, in GOD's standard, you have committed murder (James 4). If you've ever looked on a person with lustful thinking, you've already committed fornication with them in your heart and you are then guilty of sexual impurity. If you were to face GOD on judgement day, saying: "I was a good person" will be a void argument, just like it would be before a human judge. GOD knew that we would have to pay that penalty and that we could not pay it, even if we tried, but sent JESUS to pay the price for us. Your sins were put on HIM and the forgiveness that is there for you was by no means cheap - the cross was not padded and comfortable, neither was the death.
But, HE was raised up on the third day (after being crucified) and finished the work so that we may enter through HIM paying the penalty we were supposed to pay, but it is only valid for you, if you accept it and live for HIM.
If that is you today, please, follow this prayer:
"JESUS, I believe that YOU are real and I believe YOU died for me and was raised on the third day for me. Please forgive me for my many sins. I make YOU the LORD of my life, full time and to fill me with YOUR HOLY SPIRIT. Teach me how to live for YOU, help me become what YOU have made me to be, in JESUS' Name! Amen!"

To find out more, you can check out this link:
http://www.crossallegiance.org/knowJesus.html
It gives you access to free Bible translations, free teaching videos and more. Remember, this is a decision with eternal consequence, choose life, choose JESUS. :D

Have a great one!!!

Thank YOU!!!!!!
 

Colored outlines with Freestyle

May 12, 2017
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Last night I got a tutorial request from ChrisToons on YouTube. He requested a video about how to make colored outlines with Freestyle and initially, I thought this would be on of those things where it's so easy to do, there is no point to making a video, so I sent him some links and went looking for a video. I did not find anything that I had peace about sharing, though I did send him some links, which you will find at the end of this post.

Anyway, after some debating and going back a...
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Removing packed textures

April 17, 2017
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A friend from Italy asked me if I could make a small video for him that would explain and show how to remove packed textures. I wanted to refer him to a YouTube video, because I had a serious garden day and other stuff, but oh snap, there was nothing! I mean nothing! Even in searching Google you find relatively little information.

I think this may be because it is sometimes something only newer users struggle with, but it seems to be enough of an issue that it warrants a quick tip, bec...
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For Anime - Flag

April 8, 2017
Hey all!!!

Wow, this week really kicks off with a bang! A new example or experimental video, followed shortly by a tutorial! This week is certainly off to a wonderful start!
   If you do Blender tutorials, you have certainly done one of Andrew Price's many many amazing tutorials. I have learned a lot from him and this week, he uploaded a new video - making an animated flag! Of course, his is realistic, so, this was the way I was led! :D


GOD is so great!

Very shortly after uploading the video, I g...

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Bible Animations time

March 21, 2017
Hey all!!

Most of you have noticed that this blog is extremely quiet. The reason for that is that I have not been able to get to tutorials of pretty much any kind. My sole focus has been the current Bible animations, which is by far the largest project yet and will take the most effort. That means that this blog, as well as the main website blog, take a back seat to the Bible Animations Blog, which you can find here:

!!!!!CLICK HERE!!!!!

Just to give you an idea of what to expect, here is the Vl...

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Pick it up

January 19, 2017
Hey all!

Another quick tip!


GOD is so great!

Now, it's been a while since I actually got to make a quick tip video. I like these for many reasons, but most of all, that it's not hidden somewhere in a tutorial with a different name - very very easy access.

As you guys know, I also got to put up another video today about how to create a newer style candle for anime style animations and this one flows from that video. While I was working on it, GOD gave me the solution for the picking up of an objec...

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For Anime - Old Style Candle

November 21, 2016
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Yes! Another For Anime fire tutorial:


GOD is so brilliant!!!

So, today I finally got to the editing of this tutorial and I'm super excited about it and I hope you are too! This tutorial assumes you know quite a bit about Blender, because I time-lapsed as much as possible to keep the video as short as possible. For example, the animation process for the character took me well over an hour, not to mention the modelling and texturing of the other elements that have nothing to do with the f...

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For Anime - Lightning and Electricity

October 3, 2016
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That time again, and wow is it happening a lot more often than I expected it to, hahaha. This time, like the title says, we're talking about electricity! The thumbnail pretty much gives it away. Check it out:


GOD is so awesome!!!

This one has a curious story. Infamous Otaku had asked me if I took suggestions and that if so he can suggest some tutorials. Some were basic, but some have little to no work around.
Here are his suggestions:
- Eye color change
- Fireball
- Thunderbolt


 - Eye color ...

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Caustics - Not really

September 21, 2016
Hey all!

Another exciting day for me! Another tutorial! :D

In this tutorial, you guessed it, we're covering how to make caustics in Blender Render. Yes, they are not physically accurate, but they are very stylized! Check it out!


GOD is so good!!

Now, obviously, these can be adjusted to suit your project. You can even change the texture. The whole goal of this is to show you that you really can apply this in Blender. GOD had me learn this this week and I am so thankful that I get to share it so so...

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Speedily

August 20, 2016
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Many times we feel extremely overwhelmed by our situations and it's tempting to become bitter toward GOD, but it just makes things worse. Now your situation is bad, and you have a lousy attitude which makes you feel worse and you feeling worse, makes you act bad and so you situation gets worse and you get more bitter and so on.

GOD loves us so HE's shown us that HIS joy is our strength. It's not a vague concept that is too hard to grasp - it's the result of following the HOLY SPIRIT's ...

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About Me
Good day everyone reading here! I really appreciate every visitor and I pray that as you read this, you will be blessed by what you read here.

I'm a very outspoken Christian and everything you see here is as a result of Jesus' leading. I've been writing on a different blog for quite a while now and this is a new one, that will mainly be about this portfolio site and the work on it. I believe you will enjoy your reading here!

Also, check out this website to see my very first Bible animation and follow the progress as GOD leads me into more!
Marius Oberholster
If you don't know Jesus yet, check out:
http://www.crossallegiance.org/
It really is a matter of eternity. Not one of us measure up to GOD's standards. We may think we're good, but just because we think we are, that doesn't mean it's the case. GOD declares thinking on a person in a lustful way to be adultery. HE says all liars will have their part in the lake of fire, among thieves, and others. You and I can never be good enough on our own to get into Heaven.

JESUS stepped in and took the penalty that we deserved, but it only counts if you accept it and respect it.

Please, don't put it off, make HIM your LORD today, live for HIM, HE took your punishment.
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