Construct3D: Mars ice house

One more memorable talk from Construct3D: a lady gave a keynote about the houses she and her team is building to put on Mars.

Her name is Melodie Yashar. It was nice that one of the keynotes was given by a woman.

Any case, they are 3D-printing  houses to one day have on Mars. It was kind of wild. One of their houses they planned would be built of icethat robots would dig out of the red soil on Mars. Well well!

I like one thing especially that she said. She said that she and her team didn’t know all the information about Mars and 3D printing and engineering when they first were getting started. But they went for it anyways, and they won all these competitions from NASA.

That was the big take-away from her talk. I don’t need to know everything. I can leave room to keep learning as I take something on.

Something new in the Blender tutorials

It’s rare enough to find a Blender tutorial made by a woman.¬† I won’t complain too much, because essentially all the men making tutorials are sharing their knowledge for free — aside from some ads — but when there’s no women making tutorials, it gives you a sense that you don’t really own the field all that much. I think before yesterday, I had only seen one tutorial by a woman — and I don’t remember it at all — I just have a feeling that there was such a one — and aside from this mythical one, I believe all the hundreds (or thousands?) of tutorials I’ve used were produced by white men.

But yesterday, I came across a tutorial that I’m pretty sure was made by a Black woman. This is her YouTube site, VScorpianC. She has tutorials on Blender, and all sorts of other cool, free, artistic programs. The tutorial I watched was on the grease pencil. She went at a very slow pace (for me), but it’s probably just right for many others, and I got the information that I was looking for.