Minecraft Blocks in Blender

I’ve been spending the Easter weekend getting back into blender again. I was originally going to do some mode coding, but I felt like doing something a little creative to relax a bit rather than try and program anything complex. I’m also getting a little frustrated with my lack of progress of my game code, so I thought I’d try something different. After a long absence, in order to get back into blender I’m following the beginner tutorial series from CG Fast Track....

April 4, 2021 · 2 min · Phil Howlett

My LÖVE Development Environment

Recently I have gotten back into doing some coding again, in particular, using the LÖVE framework and the language lua to make simple 2D based games. While I’ve played with other game engines such as Unity and Godot (Godot is my favorite right now) I just seem to prefer writing everything in scripts and code rather than messing around with an graphical editor. Code Editor Normally I would use vim, but I just couldn’t get the workflow working how I liked it....

March 28, 2021 · 2 min · Phil Howlett

Happy New Year

Last year has been a little challenging to say the least. Not only on a global scale, but on a personal level as well. It’s now time to leave all of that mess behind us and look ahead to the new year with hopefully a clean slate. Here are a few things that I personally want to achieve this year in no particular order: Spend more time on the piano....

January 1, 2021 · 1 min · Phil Howlett

Always the best intentions

I started off this year with the best intentions of blogging more detail about my personal projects. Well that didn’t go according to plan. Looking at my previous post dated 15th April and the lack of posts since then means that I failed. 2020 has been a crap year with COVID and the impact on people’s lives. I had grand ideas on things that I wanted to do and get done, and none of them happened....

December 20, 2020 · 2 min · Phil Howlett

COVID-19 Cleanup

It’s the first blog post for the year 2020 and already it is four months in. Sadly it isn’t the best time for the world. The global pandemic of COVID-19 is really changing the way we all live and play with social distancing measures taking place in many countries. While I’ve not been able to get out and about it has given me some time to do some cleanup and house-keeping of my environment, hobbies and interests....

April 15, 2020 · 1 min · Phil Howlett