Hey there, stranger!
I’m Jay Versluis, and I do a whole bunch of stuff on the internet. This site is an attempt to bring my projects closer together, and to make a note of things I don’t want to forget. You know, tips about 3D apps, creative software, video editing, inspiration, and some personal ramblings too.
I also make videos about software on a variety of subjects, from quick tips to full courses. Take a look at the top menu for an overview.
I like web development, video games and a bit of coding too, but I have a whole other website for that.
I’m a Super Survivor
In 2016 I nearly died from a complicated case of colon cancer. I’ve spent several years going through treatment hell and have survived against all odds. Thanks to a crack team of doctors, and a new treatment called immunotherapy I made a truly miraculous recovery.
My doctors call me a Super Survivor. In fact, my case and my story were so impressive that I’ve written this book about it. I have a separate website about this topic, complete with post-treatment diary.
Here's my latest YouTube video, brought to you by some magic I found here.
This is what I've been writing about lately. You can read more articles either on my Blog Feed, or take a look at the top menu for a full table of contents. There's a list of posts filtered by topic, or if you're looking for anything in particular, use the search function in the menu.
- How to point a light source at an object in Blender
- Checking out Cycles X
- What’s a good configuration for a 3D/Rendering/DAZ Studio computer
- How to install GoZ in DAZ Studio (step by step)
- How to insert special characters with the Text Tool in Clip Studio Paint
- How to use Symmetry with the Eraser Tool in Clip Studio Paint
Who else am I
I'm a broadcast professional by trade, with a background in film and video engineering. I've had various jobs in film and live television for 20 years, ranging from telecine colourist to editor, tape jockey and satellite feed coordinator. I'm essentially "the guy who makes things happen".
Reputable clients included the BBC, MTV, IMG, CNN, Cartoon Network, Reuters, NHK and various other outfits that probably no longer exist. Although I'm not at all into football (soccer), I helped bring the English Premiere League to over 2bn+ viewers worldwide every weekend for over a decade.
I'm also a loving husband of 17 years and counting! Julia and I met through a BBC job at the dawn of the millennium in a club-come-TV-studio at the Swiss Centre in London. We got married in Las Vegas in 2004 and haven't looked back.
Julia has been with me through my whole cancer journey every step of the way. I couldn't have done it all without her love and support. ?
Let's stay in touch!
I do a lot of things across a variety of sites and services. If you'd like to keep an eye on what I'm doing in a unified place, take a look at my Twitter or Facebook feeds. I post new videos and articles there, no matter where they end up.
I also offer some behind-the-scenes progress reports, early access and plans for upcoming things on Ko-fi and Patreon. If you want to say thanks or buy me a coffee, those places are perfect! You can support my work in various other ways too if you like.
I no longer maintain a public email or contact form. The spam just got too much. If you want to get in touch, DM me on any of the social networks or leave a comment (preferable on topic).