3D Blender Portfolio of David Wehr

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My new website: http://davidawehr.com This site will no longer be updated.

IPhone Concept

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Done for Weekend Challenge #474, “Next Generation”

Made in March 2012

Blowing Bubbles


Made for Weekend Challenge  #461 “Bubbles”. Tested out the new Cycles Render with it.

Made Dec 2011.

Airfoil Generator

This script for Blender 2.5 and later creates an airfoil, given the four digits of a NACA airfoil.  Download Here.

If you can’t download the script, let me know through the Contact Page.

Custom Game Controller

The game is very simple. You move a laser up and down to shoot targets. Each target has a random number of points which is multiplied by a decimal number between 1-2, depending upon how close you hit to the center. The product of those two numbers is added up to create you final score after one minute. I might later add better graphics and gameplay to the game.

The real focus was the controller and communication. There is a spinning wheel and a button. Spin the wheel to move the laser up or down, and press the button to fire. The spinner is connected to a potentiometer to get the rotation. The fire button is just a simple switch. The switch and potentiometer are read by an Arduino and then sent over a serial connection(USB)

This was the toughest part. I had to make a way that the Arduino could send two separate values and have them read and identified by the computer. I used the pySerial module for Python that allows me to access the data sent through USB. The Arduino sends a constant stream of data, separated by spaces. The python script reads 15 bytes, and finds a full data packet (when it reads data, the first packet is usually only a partial one) It does some manipulation and separates the two values and assigns them to variables; one for whether to fire, and one for the rotation of the laser.

Edge of the World

An image done for Weekend Challenge #420 at BlenderArtists forums with the topic “Edge of the World”

Made in March 2011

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Retro Rocket

"Retro Rocket"

Idea originally from a weekend challenge, but I didn’t get it finished in time.

Made in March 2011.

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