Tutorial On How To Model a Baseball In Blender 2.8

Hey guys,

I have created a tutorial on how to model a baseball in Blender 2.8. The creation of this tutorial was inspired by a Maya Tutorial by Alexander Cheparev.

The stitch pattern was created by Jerry D. Mills.


Since the reference image is high resolution, I have posted a downsized version here:


This tutorial is intermediate level. You should already have a basic knowledge of the Blender UI.

Enjoy! 😉


Prevent Itunes From Backing Up When Syncing Music

If you do not want to wait for the backup of your Iphone to your computer, when you just want to sync your music library on Itunes, this could be the solution. Open up a terminal on your Mac and type in:

defaults write com.apple.iTunes DeviceBackupsDisabled -bool true

Restart Itunes.

This will skip the backup process and continue with syncing.

Original post was found here: https://discussions.apple.com/thread/8069549

If you want to revert this change, you have to alter the boolean value to false. Open up a terminal and type in:

defaults write com.apple.iTunes DeviceBackupsDisabled -bool false

Restart Itunes.

Do not forget to backup manually from time to time.

Ubuntu 19.04 Does Not Boot After Installation

Here is a quick tip.

If your newly installed Ubuntu 19.04 refuses to boot after installation, a conflict with the nvidia graphics driver could be the reason. To make Ubuntu boot properly again with Nvidia, you have to disable the Wayland service.

In that case reboot Ubuntu into recovery mode. Choose root prompt from the recovery menu. (Confirm with Enter-Key).

Open GDM config file with Nano:

nano /etc/gdm3/custom.conf

Search for the #WaylandEnable=false and remove the ‘#’ in the beginning of the line to un-comment it. Save with CTRL+X and confirm with ‘Yes’.

Reboot your system.

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FMX 2019

Hi there,

Two weeks ago FMX, a conference on media and VFX, was held in Stuttgart. Fortunately I was there. Now I would like to share some experiences with you.

Bobby Chiu, a concept artist from Toronto, Canada, gave a lecture with the title “Capturing the essence”. It was a very inspiring, motivating and funny talk (he told a story about a centipede 🙂 ). But the most important thing is, that he shares his knowledge here:


Another cool artist from Switzerland, Michael Frei, presented his work. He has a extraordinary way of animating characters by directing them with a trackpad. He draws the path with his fingers and the characters are executing predefined animations. He is also a game designer. Check out his projects here:


I learned that there is an art magazine called “Firestarter”, containing interviews, latest news and dates for conferences ahead. It is really worth a look. Check it out here:


Don’t miss the next FMX!

05.-08. May 2020.