After the dreaded college deadlines had passed and I was left with a bit of spare time my eye wandered up to that tiny bookmark in my FireFox nestled between a Gap Year Underwater Filming course page and a link to SlideRocket. The one that points to The Dashboard.
Jumping past all the vaguely guilty feelings and banging my head off the wall (not quite literally, but there were moments), I decided to pour some real effort into making things work in a sustainable way. There are now various schemes and plots unfolding in the background – you’ll learn about most of those later.
Changes on the Record
The two main things I can tell you about – if I didn’t you’d see for yourself in the next few days anyway – are the new site design, and my new contributors. The site design is fairly self evident so I won’t make too much of a fuss about that, though I am super excited about that other thing.
There are now 8 different people writing material for this blog. On Wednesdays every week a new tutorial will be posted, written by one of them and already a few have signed up to write multiple tutorials. Thursday has its very own column run by Jonathan Palencia on the very basics of 3D and using code in conjunction with it.
You’ll get to know all of them really well over the next few months and their stuff really is amazing; I’m honoured that they want to be a part of this and extremely impressed with what they’ve already done. Welcome guys, it’s a pleasure to be working with you!
In line with the revival there’s a new post schedule, and I can even share an editorial calendar for July. Each Monday I’ll be writing a themed feature post; the theme changes each month. Wednesdays and Thursdays are tutorial and 3D101 days written by our contributors, and Saturdays are now all about news, points of interest, etc (complete with a video each week).
Here’s what July looks like:
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One last thing before you go – those plots I hinted at earlier? They’ll start to unfold over this month and next, and to be in the best place to see them you’ll want to make sure you follow me on Twitter, Facebook, Youtube, and/or LinkedIn.
Leave me a comment and let me know what you think of the plans, site design, plots and schemes so far.