One small detail . . .

Ooops, I forgot to mention in my previous post: my member name on Renderosity is Prof_Null: once you are signed in, go to the "Members" menu and use "Member Search" to find me.
There is a LOT of artwork there btw, check out the galleries, it just keeps coming every day.

Where to find my latest work

I see that I have people that actually follow this blog - well, thanks folks. If you want to see my latest works you need to go to Renderosity and then if you want to see my work you will need to create an ID and password for the site. Sorry if this is a hassle, I know I am fed up with passwords etc. and f it were not for my browser remembering them all for me I would not bother! It is worth it though:
Here is one pic from my ongoing series made using models from Renderosity and DAZ:

By using purchased models, sets and props I am finally getting some results I am happy with, leading to a 3D Graphic novel. As I have said before,  the amount of work required to properly complete even one model is huge, so for me the DAZ/Poser system is really the only way to go.  I still have to make various bits and pieces myself, for example the footprints in the image above are modelled and the ground has holes in it for the footprints to sink into, and I just can't get a decent spaceship so I'm still having to do some things myself - but the results are good enough for me.  Now if I could just get that twelve core beast of a PC I have been saving for, I might be able to create some animations . . . . .
well, okay, maybe next year at this rate.  I'll probably forget about doing animation anyway - comic books are quite enough of a challenge.  It seems that some folks have lots of time for art but I still have to work for a living.


NO Projection Paint?

Since  version 2.49 Blender has gradually improved . . . except that it sometimes loses features.
For a while there was no Knife tool but it is now back as of 2.65.
I never thought of Projection Painting as a "feature" though - more like an essential element - but it does not seem to be there any more.
I posted on BlenderArtists Forum asking for any help on how to use Projection paint in 2.6x versions and received zero replies.
There does not seem to be any tutorials for it and the 2.6 wiki is mostly empty: how the Blender lords expect anyone to use their software is a mystery to me.

What is Projection Paint? think of it as being able to paint a photo flat on the side of your model.
It really is very useful and can't be replaced easily by another method.

I'm not happy.  Blender has been my preferred modeller but this is the first time I have run into a serious feature fail.