Suzanne in late summer look with glasses is introducing 2.9, with a colorful poster update.

May 2020 update for Blender Poster. Suzanne is wearing her best trendy breathing mask.

New update for Blender Poster, 24/03/2020 release. Covid-19 quarantine is really having strong (good) consequences in learning Blender. Quarantine is having the counterstrike in giving us so much time learning and experimenting with Blender. I hope it will be the right time for everyone to rise up the learning curve; it's indeed much better than the sad stats of sicks and deaths from newsreports.

New update for Blender Poster, following the latest 2.82 release. Finally I found time to update the infographic, collateral consequeces of the damned Covid-19 emergency.

You'll find graphic improvements and some useful shortcutes/notes added.

For example I discovered the awesome "viewport render" which allow to export the render of any view without setting any camera. Very useful especially working with Eevee or 2d drawing mode. I really needed it for a while, and I'm not sure since when appered in Blender.

If you hate this poster you will hate more than ever; because its getting much more details and level depths. But that's how I like it. Always remember to filter reading by element size: important things are bigger than the others.

So what's new?  I Revisited a large part of the layout with a massive restyle. I found much more coherent and useful to focus the central part of the poster with the tab modes pie menu. And lots of surrounding sections around the tab ring.

You asked so much for the 2.8 update. And maybe even more you demanded for a landscape version of this map.

I really rushed to obtain the first update of the poster for blender 2.8 before mid summer. Here it is, so let's see what are the best improvements, more than... it's for 2.8!

The monkey fist has always been my favorite knot. One of the most difficult to achieve: I spent a whole summer in the 90's to accomplish a sufficient one. With a ball of paper in the center, or better, a lead ball.

Because the monkey fist, a perfect sphere made of tighten rope necks, resembling strong thin fingers, was a useful knot: used as a throwing weight, on the docks for mooring lines.

Here it is, finally, a new update to the poster map: many graphic improvements and additions.

The August 2018 version of the "all the sail in a single map" poster is ready.

The day when I was drawing the illustrations in the weather section, and the cumulonimbus specifically, it happened the same evening that I met a real one, as it could have taken out exactly from my infographic map.

Shortly thereafter, a storm of lightning and raining happened just as the weather visual forecasts promises. The menacing mushroom-shaped column of the cumulonimbus leaves no hope: nearby lightning and extreme weather are probable, just as written on the map.

A new version for "Learn blender with a poster", 1.73 for Blender 2.79. As today, the Blender infographic poster has been downloaded more than 110.000 times, and I'm so glad. Developers, teachers and designers are really loving this giant shortcut map and I'm encouraged to update. Thanks for all the suggestions and hints about it.

As it is evolving now with so dense and complex diagrams (I'm also getting many complaints about it) it's not only a list of shortcuts. It's basically my reference mind map of functions in blender. I'm including every note or tip I risk to forget in time and I use it to plan my workflow on every modeling project.

Blender 2.8 is arriving soon and I will evolve the map following the new UI and new functions coming.

What's new in the blender poster?

1. Did you ever needed to extend a slooping roof over the wall perimeter? Custom orientation is a killer tip in Blender mesh modeling. I was looking for it for a long time and probably did not discover it as soon as I could. With that you can extend and align anything relatively to vertexes, edges or faces. It's so useful when basics orientation are not efficent anymore; for example when your item is unaligned to main axes. Basically, custom orientation is aligned with the normals of selected items.

2. Another tip I added is group instances. That's another awesome feature when you need to duplicate instances and modify all of them at once. Even in this case, for a long time I was looking for a way to manage complex multi-objects without merging its meshes. And this is probably the best way to do it.

Go to the Learn Blender with a Poster page.


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All about sailing in a poster updated! A new piece of sailing history is in the illustrated timeline: roman galea with its typical rostrum and bow eye. I added a block and connected with the figure eight knot, making the bottom right frame even more appealing. Some improvements in lettering and on some details on various graphics elements.

Take a look at the new 1.38 version!

The version 1.6 of Learn Blender with a Poster introduce some of the new functions from Blender 2.78. New mustload add-ons: Carves, Archimesh, Measure It. Edit mode select region (ctrl+shift+RC). Driver inputs (ctrl+d), very useful to sync transformations on different axis. More connections between nodes, I'm really trying to tie functions and techniques. Minor fixes and graphic improvements.

I still didn't try - and I can't wait - the new freehand curve function, a feature I was waiting for years. My first attempt to migrate from other 3d softwares to Blender was initally discouraged by this lack: I did not find the shape vector drawing I was expecting; now the gap is to be covered. I'm sure it will be a huge evolution.

Go to the Learn Blender with a Poster page.

All about sailing in a poster infographic updated to version 1.37!

Adding terms is getting more and more difficult everytime. Because I'm trying to connect and integrate with the existing elements, more than expanding.

Induced wind by yacht speed and the resultant apparent wind, with vectors has been added to the Sailing Rose, in the core of the infographic map. Minor fixes added; some tweaks made to the lettering typography.

Take a look at the new 1.37 version!

03/09/2016 Update: Minor fixes; ALT+S shrink-fatten function added in edit mode section; Modeling icons added for extrude, click extrude, knife, spin.

Update 28/08/2016, ver. 1.36

Added some nautical terms and minor fixes on the english version. I removed the previous generic oar boat and drew dinghy boat with a mast. Islands directions are bigger and added to the legenda as "local informations". And most important, the illustrations now covers over the margins. On the left the new Dinghy illustration included in the poster.

Main article post about this work

"All about sailing in a Map" is available on Learn with a Poster store.

Blender infographic poster as previously announced, is evolving: not only shortcuts but an entire mind map with the blender knowledge.

Many of you are already scared by complexity, others are suggesting to add a lot more shortcuts: but my goal is not to simply list EVERYTHING. I just want to map as much as I can choosing the most useful functions and killer tips.

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Making the "Blender 3d infographic poster" or "All the Sailing in a poster", the goal was to design everything you need of a specific subject, in a single map. Better saying "everything you love". We wanted to create mindmap artboards, the perfect notes on a single sheet. An infographic poster both useful and beautiful.

Tanto lavoro e tanta passione insieme a per assemblare questa tavola che raccoglie tutta la teoria velica in un unico poster infografica, le cose da sapere per chi va per mare. Mesi di lavoro per raccogliere le nozioni e per tradurle in grafica, in una mappa che deve essere utile e anche bella.

Update 04/12/2016, ver. 1.38: aggiunta nave a vele quadre nella line temporale, aggiunto il bozzello e migliorata la decorazione delle cime, migliorie al lettering.

More tips, more icons, layout optimization, better elements size hierarchy. I'm encouraged to update this infographic because it went viral. I had hundreds of feedbacks and thanks from all around the world, witnessing the ever growing Blender community. Teachers, students, architects, engineers, artists, even some from people who just liked the infographic layout itself without knowing its use. I received photos from blender classrooms and from workshops: my blender poster was on the desk or hanged to the wall.

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