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    Releasing my designs

    Hey folks,

    I've been using Blender for years now, and have always enjoyed sharing my python scripts, and some 3d experiments with you all. Every time I give something away to the community I get so much back it amazes me.

    But... I as I'm sure many of you, have really been spoonfed the idea that I need to protect my source files/copyright.

    Now after having a long long think I decided that really... It's just more fun to give everything away.

    Therefore I am releasing a heap of my things under a CC-by license. Meaning that anyone can download/use the stuff, as long as they give me credit as the source/designer.

    Here's a few things I've put online over the weekend (the blend files).

    All my pattern designs:
    http://www.macouno.com/patterns

    All the old 3d files in my gallery that I could find (I lost a heap sadly, and am looking for a few more):
    http://www.macouno.com/3d_graphics

    You may already know Petunia, the little robot, but I just now put a couple more versions of him online, that I hadn't released till now:
    http://www.projectpetunia.org/files

    I also published some of my old music a short while ago:
    http://alienhelpdesk.com/miscellaneous/lost_tracks

    I hope some of you have a use for them. I plan to release my future work under this license as well.



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    Oh wow, macouno! Badass! I can't speak for anyone else, but I'm certainly grateful for your willingness to share. Awesome.



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    Thanks Dude,

    I downloaded the bamboo file . . . and a couple of patterns.

    I will be using them in a traditional comic - that is family friendly!

    Have a great new year and glad that you share. I wish you every sucess for your future!



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    Indeed, it's great to give back, and you do receive a lot in return. I'm sure this will help many people.



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    great resource to have.. thank you so much mocouno



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    Yeah I've been spoonfed full-copyright too, but its not always the best route.

    Thanks again Macouno!
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    Thanks a lot!



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    those are quite a psychedelic patterns..
    do you have any examples of your works where you have been using them.. ? would be interesting to see..

    .b



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    Thanks guys for the encouragement. I'm really happy I decided to do this though it gave me the creaps at first.

    basse: Right now I've got a few printed versions of the patterns (80x60cm canvas) exhibited at 'La Copes', a really excellent cafe here in The Hague (corner of 'laan copes van catteburg' & 'raamweg'). I'm looking to do more with them... but for right now this is it. I was talking to a fashion house as well, but that fell through. I'm at a point now where I'm going to concentrate more on my 'art' and less on office work... so it's an exciting time, and this seems like a step in the right direction.



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    thank you for these patterns, they are truly amazing, could you give some insight on how they are made?



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    The patterns are very cool!

    Do you know of any existing tutorials on how to create these 2d repeatable patterns from scratch in Blender? I imagine it shouldn't be too difficult to learn. Mastering the art form is a whole other issue.



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    I'll think about maybe someday doing a turorial, but let me just give a hint.

    This page is a good starting point:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tilings...gular_polygons

    That knowledge combined with linked/rotated/mirrored objects in blender is a nice way to begin.



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    I checked out that page just before I first posted to this thread. My initial guess is that you are possibly using mirror modifiers, but I'm not sure.



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    Many thanks for allowing us to see these blend files! I can learn alot from that.

    I have a question, since you say you release scripts on Alien HelpDesk as well:

    You have 2 versions of your inset script. However, they are exactly the same code with the exception of the comment stating that version 2 is more complex (or does more, something). The code in the script is otherwise a duplicate of the first version. Am I missing something?

    Thanks,



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    Thanks for sharing those patterns, macouno. Really great technique, too. It's too bad the fashion house turned you down, some of those patters would look good as wearable art.
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    Thanks for sharing these man they're awesome, I found myself just rotating them around and feeling mesmerised. Beautiful intricate patterns!



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    Neat - I also downloaded the robot - I am planning for digital art where the robot will be perfect. I will send a link for it when I feel the artwork is ready. And yes I will credit you!



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    Hey, thanks... Always good to study, loved the robot, it's really good...
    It's really nice of you to share your work, really appreciate it =)



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    Thanks Macouno for sharing your awesome work to us...another great learning resources for techniques used....



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