About ericwichman

Artist, writer, human. Eric Wichman writes about science, astronomy, cosmology, physics, the universe, philosophy, and the existential wonders of the universe. Eric also writes about aliens, artificial intelligence, technology and other random things. He also publishes his painting, artwork and photography too.

Poof The Magic Big Bang

2021-10-22T21:38:58+00:00By |Blog|

The "Big Bang" is the magic "Poof" that poofed all matter, all energy, and all things into existence. Can we prove the Big Bang happened? Sure...the math says it's true. However. No one knows where all that matter and energy came from. It just appeared. Seemingly out of nothing. Literally we are saying that something, everything, came from nothing. How is this any different than saying god did it? Because the math says it's true? Ok, I'll give you that, because that's what the evidence says. That's the science. But... Something still came from nothing. We don't know how. And [READ MORE]

Glassman Chronicles

2021-10-21T19:02:05+00:00By |3D, Art, Blender, Cryptocurrency, Cyborgs, Entertainment, Inspiration, Science Fiction, Series, Technology, Universe|

Yeah, I don't know, it's the title I came up with. Don't ask. Cool render though, I think. If you like it cool, if not, oh well. Might be a little too blue...I usually like darker art, but this one is kinda cool. Played around in Photoshop for a bit and primarily used the Camera Raw Filter, which is basically just scaled down Lightroom Classic inside Photoshop. For the render in Blender I used Cycles with a Glare node in compositing and used a vertical plane with a BSDF shader with increased emission settings to provide the light. The cubes [READ MORE]

Inspired by Beeple Cube(s) – Glassman

2021-10-16T01:14:34+00:00By |3D, Art, Blender, Inspiration, Motivation, Technology|

Yeah...for some damn reason I seem to be doing this whole everyday thing creating art everyday. Though that's not what I'm trying to do, I'm just learning 3D. Everyday. lol Anyway, this is a render in Blender Cycles. A simple default cube in a pile of cubes on a reflective surface for no apparent reason other than I can and was inspired by Beeple's cube he posted not long ago. Anyway, here it is. There are multiple versions, this is the best one. I may post the rest of them in this post...I may not. Depends on if I feel [READ MORE]

Camouflage Aliens

2021-10-15T17:44:54+00:00By |Blog|

I think aliens are camouflaged. Seriously. Think about it. Every creature on earth uses camouflage to some degree. Including humans. Predators use camouflage to stalk prey and prey uses camouflage to hide from predators. Humans use camouflage to hunt food and game and the game we hunt uses camouflage to stay hidden from us. We use camouflage in our military operations to hide ourselves visually with camouflage clothing, and we paint our ships and aircraft and trucks and tanks camouflage to hide them from enemies. We also hide our ships and aircraft from radar. We have radio jamming, microwave jamming, [READ MORE]

CALL OF DUTY FAIL! RICOCHET Anti-Cheat Animation BLOOPER!

2021-10-13T17:53:14+00:00By |3D, Blog, Game Review, Gaming|

Call Of Duty, you guys should know better! Seriously? After like 20 years of FPS games do you not know that the cartridge is not the BULLET that flies through the air as you have it dpicted in the video promotion for your new anti-cheat platform? Come on! You guys of all people should know better. Seriously this is an amateur mistake usually from people who know nothing about firearms or how they work. Here's the link to the original video on Facebook. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AqkbSCmvhWk I get it, you gotta do something about cheaters online. It's very important to make your [READ MORE]

Nube Cube of Light! Blender Render – GlassGuards

2021-10-13T06:14:07+00:00By |3D, Art, Blender, Blog, Entertainment, Inspiration|

Most intense render yet. I thought my computer was gonna explode with how loud it got processing the render. I think it turned out pretty good. For a beginner anyway. Clear glass and light and shadow is very GPU and CPU intensive when rendering shit like this, so I figured why not use the default cube in Blender and put my glassman guarding the great cube of light. lol Cycles render with glare HIGH RESOLUTION VERSION: 8MB PNG Cycles render without glare   HIGH RESOLUTION VERSION: 8MB PNG

Nube Cube! Blender Default Cube | Cycles Render – Glassman

2021-10-13T03:03:18+00:00By |3D, Art, Blender, Inspiration, Motivation|

This is just a simple Blender render using Cycles engine, OptiX denoising and some default free textures on BlenderKit online 3D assets. Mainly I just want to understand the rendering process better without having to worry about creating textures, this way I know how the textures display/work backwards from the finished product.  This first image is WITHOUT the Cycles Glare compositing. This image is with Cycles Glare compositing. Thanks for looking. ***

Friends Don’t Let Friends Do Donuts

2021-10-14T23:13:08+00:00By |Blog|

Friends don't let friends do donuts. This is your friendly neighborhood public service announcement from the Anti-Donut Association in partnership with the Blender Basics Committee. We, the 3D powers that be, have officially deemed donuts to be hazardous to your art life. You must not under any circumstances do the donut! Repeat. DON'T DO THE DONUT! No matter how powerful the temptation, or how logical and simple it seems, do not trust the donut. The donut is evil! It is the gateway donut! It starts you down that path into 3D world of art creating you will likely never escape [READ MORE]

BlenderMan Render in Blender 3D

2021-10-11T19:12:25+00:00By |Blog|

I've recently gotten back into my art because I want to work more on developing my GENERATIONS: Legend Of The Tome story concept art so needed to brush up on my skills. This is just a stickman render to get familiar with the Blender render engine and modeling process, materials, textures, rendering, and post rendering artistic flare in Photoshop. I'm calling this guy Blenderman because it's just a simple stickman model made in Blender 3D. Enjoy. The first render is the Blender Cycles render with glare for the core and the eyes. This next image is edited with Photoshop to [READ MORE]

F*3K No Man’s Sky!

2021-10-09T22:50:22+00:00By |Blog|

So, No Man's Sky. It's a cool premise and all, but as a survival game, it's a little too colorful. Too light. To many happy colors. I've never played it so maybe I'm missing something, but...if you're going to have a procedurally generated massively multiplayer online open world survival game like No Man's Sky, why make it pink and purple and multiple shades of light pastels?  HELLO! lol Like I said, I've never played it (and I refuse to play it because it's PASTELS!), but I've seen enough of it to know that I likely won't like it, just because [READ MORE]

Should Negan Have Killed Everyone in Rick’s Group? Walking Dead Season 11 Episode 7 Review

2021-10-08T17:03:32+00:00By |Apocalypse, Entertainment, Rants, Series, TV Shows, Zombies|

Should Negan have killed Rick and his group? First...Let me say this...if, after everything, Negan still believes that he should have just killed everyone in season 7, then he didn't really learn anything while being imprisoned in Alexandria by Rick and the group other than he wants to be in power and have control. Moreover, Maggie should have simply killed him back when he was in prison, but she didn't and let him live. Negan has had a chance to redeem himself. He had a chance to give Rick's group a try. Negan has had YEARS of living amongst them. [READ MORE]

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