About Derek Banas

Once a day I post a link to an original video & tutorial on communication, web development, dieting, marketing, hypnosis, etc. For Free!

I used to work for Apple and Morgan Stanley. My ultimate goal is to help unemployed people easily add to their skill set so they can get a job for free.

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Here are my most recent posts

Blender Tutorial 4

I continue my Blender Tutorial series this time by talking a great deal about Materials. I also cover lighting, textures, show how to simulate glass, how to get lights to track objects, provide many examples and much more. Following the video below I have a full transcript of every command I used. The...

Blender 2.79 Tutorial 3

In this tutorial I’ll cover all the Generate Modifiers I didn’t cover in the last tutorial. Specifically we’ll cover the Screw, Skin, Solidify, Triangulate, Wireframe, Subdivision and Remesh Modifiers. If you missed the first part watch it first otherwise you may be confused. A cheat sheet...

Blender 2.79 Tutorial 2

We’re going to continue learning about all the tools in Blender. We’ll cover the rest of the Edit tools we didn’t cover last time. We’ll learn an easy way to snap merge vertices. We’ll learn how layers work. Then we’ll learn how to use the following Modifiers : Array,...

Blender 2.79 Tutorial

In this tutorial I’ll teach all the basics you need to start creating amazing 3D models using Blender. Blender allows you to do anything involving 3D including modeling, animation, simulation, game design, movie editing, etc. This is a multipart tutorial, but by the end of this video you should feel...

How to Make Video Games 31

In the final video of my How to Make Video Games series I’ll cover many things not covered before. We’ll mainly focus on how to animate throwing the boomerang. I’ll animate the path and rotation of the boomerang directly in Unity. I’ll then write the code for stunning the villains hit...

Peloton Cycle Review

I recently received a Peloton cycle and I thought it would be fun to talk about my experiences. I’ll cover why a stationary bikes are amazing at improving your health. I’ll also show the Pelotons specs and compare it to other bikes at different price points. I’ll show my results and also...

How to Make Video Games 30

In this part of my video game tutorial I will continue making Zelda. I’ll focus this time on something I have not covered before which is how to create the AI for our villain so that he will travel on his own around the game board looking for Link. The villain will travel around using very few system...

How to Make Video Games 29

In this part of my How to Make Video Games series I will continue making a Zelda clone. I’ll create animations for the villains and animate them. I’ll also cover a new way to animate Link’s sword from inside of code. We’ll use coroutines to make items show and then disappear on the...

Clojure Tutorial

Clojure is a functional programming language based on Lisp that runs on the JVM. In this one video we’ll cover the core language in one video. Basically I condensed a 300 page book into one 1 hour video. I covered how to install Emacs here and how to set up Clojure here. Down below you can find both a...

Emacs Tutorial

In my Emacs video tutorial I’ll cover installation on Windows and MacOS. Then we’ll cover what you’d learn in a standard 300 page book. We’ll cover how to move around, editing, repeating commands, regions, searching, buffers, frames, shells, macros and then I’ll cover how to...

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