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Using The Sapling Tree Generator In Blender. Make Materials Work with both BI & Cycles. O'Reilly Webcast: Ben Simonds on Cycles. Space VFX Elements : The Ultimate Guide To Creating The Galaxy In Blender. Have you ever wanted to be a sci-fi filmmaker?

Space VFX Elements : The Ultimate Guide To Creating The Galaxy In Blender

Create your own Star Wars fan fiction in Blender? Or just add a jaw-dropping space render to your portfolio? Creating artistically pleasing space phenomena can be tricky. Quasars, gas giants, nebulae and black holes - these things can make you and your computer suffer...NO LONGER! After watching this video course you’ll be ready to create even the most complex space phenomena in Blender.INSTRUCTORSAidy Burrows - Artist, Overly Optimistic, Lead Instructor at CG Masters.netGleb Alexandrov - Founder of the Creative Shrimp Website, Caffeinated ArtistWHAT'S INSIDE? BlenderBrit – Free Tutorials for Blender.

How NOT to make normal maps from images or photos. Although normal maps (or 'local maps' to give them their Doom 3 name) ideally should be generated by rendering an incredibly high resolution three dimensional object into 2D, this approach may be seen as being over the top for the more casual mapper or texture artist who just want to enjoy creating new texture assets for Doom 3 or other 'next Gen' games without the need to go 'hardcore' and learn a 3D application.

How NOT to make normal maps from images or photos

If you're one of these chaps then this 'tutorial' is for you. Having said that, this tutorial isn't a step-by-step guide - a "how to make a normal map" run through as it assumes you have at least a basic understanding of the photo editing application you have access to in order to create the objects required for the bump map process.

Reducing Caustic Noise w/ Cycles. Learn how to reduce noise and fireflies with caustics in Cycles In this quick tip learn how to use the Light Paths node in Blender’s Cycles render engine to drastically reduce noise and fireflies when rendering with caustics.

Reducing Caustic Noise w/ Cycles

Normally caustics cause a lot of noise, and thus require a high number of samples to get a clean image. Because of this we commonly disable caustics to speed up the render times and get cleaner images. However, caustics also contribute a lot to the realism of a render as they are responsible for color bleed from bounce lighting. From an Old Dog Learning New Tricks. Ivy Growth Animator Addon for Blender. Rendering a Guitar w/ Cycles. Hello and welcome to this tutorial on rendering a guitar in Blender with Cycles!

Rendering a Guitar w/ Cycles

In this tutorial by Kent Trammell, you’ll be taken through the process of rendering a sleek, electric guitar image in Blender with the Cycles render engine. What you’ll learn: This tutorial will walk you through all of the steps needed for the lighting, shading and rendering of this guitar in Cycles. You will how to create a soft, satin cloth material, how to create layered shaders for the guitar body and other various techniques needed to give you the final render result.

7 Ways to Get Rid of Fireflies Once and For All. Fireflies are those tiny burnt out pixels, that ruin an otherwise great render.

7 Ways to Get Rid of Fireflies Once and For All

But how to get rid of them? Here’s several tricks that I’ve picked up over the years… Hinting blender. Master of Rigging. Normal Map Creation in The GIMP. To create a normal map using GIMP, download the Normalmap plugin, installing it per the instructions in the readme file.

Normal Map Creation in The GIMP

Tip:The plugin can also be used to create dudv and height maps Place the windows in a useful way After restarting GIMP, open a copy of the texture you want to create a normal map for and click: Filters → Map → Normalmap... Before starting, you should click the 3D Preview and place it next to the normalmap window. Great Blender tutorials and training. Blender tutorials and training with KatsBits.com. GIMP: Texture Normal Map Tutorials – Specular Spectacular. So, you want to learn more about how materials – that’s normal maps and specularity maps in addition to the regular textures, which will now be called “diffuse,” will work when Second Life enables the new features.

GIMP: Texture Normal Map Tutorials – Specular Spectacular

Well, they’re a way to add eye-popping detail, if you do it right. When the shiny part happens, it’s pretty spectacular. The tutorial from TheGameCreators.com was my original starting point for a Second Life-specific tut on how to create the extra textures using GIMP that can be used to add depth and shine to objects inworld once the new Materials Project viewer is released (and all the other third party viewers can show the work they’ve already done). Blender Animated Guide to Fluid Simulator, Soft Body and Particle System. The adventures of LollypopMan. Hey guys!

The adventures of LollypopMan

, we’ll I’ve been personally talking to Jacques Lucke and he has been helping me understand Animation Nodes and I’m committed to share everything I learn from him in little tutorials that will help us out building a community of users that will benefit from this powerful addon. Below there is the written tutorial as well. The problem: So what we’re looking to achieve with this exercise is an animation setup to make the worlds in this solar system spin around themselves and also orbit around the sun but also be able to control it’s scale and distance from the sun. Rendering Wooden Barrels in Blender Cycles. Hello and welcome to this Blender Cycles tutorial on creating Wooden Barrels!

Rendering Wooden Barrels in Blender Cycles

In this video tutorial for Blender Cycles we create a complete scene composed of wooden barrels. At the end of this tutorial you’ll have a final render such as the one below and should feel much more confident in using Cycles. If you’re not familiar with Cycles then check out our introduction tutorial here: What you’ll learn This tutorial covers everything you need to know to set up the scene, how texture the barrels and scene with material nodes in Cycles and how to setup the lighting for the scene. Blender Python. Master of Rigging. 45 Epic Blender Tutorials. Rigging Blender Blog. Norman Rig for Blender by Ivo Grigull Released under license: creative commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported Please use a Blender revision that is greater than or equal to 34624.

Rigging Blender Blog

The addons/scripts used by the rig do not work with the official 2.56 build from the blender website. Download the rig only, for Blender 2.57 To install, extract the directories to 2.57/scripts/addons inside the blender-folder. MD5 checksum: ac3d084fb5d23f460aa6c542807cb6c1. Blender Overview For Maya Users and Beginners « annex2nothing.com. Okay maybe not the snappiest of titles but I think it does convey the overall thrust of what will be covered here. This video and written series will aim to cover the basics of Blender aimed primarily but not exclusively at Maya users from a modelling/Texturing/UVing perspective.

The material here is presented in an inclusive and wide enough way so as to allow beginners to get a grasp of blender too (and a sense of Maya while we’re at it.) PlanetBlender – Enter the world of CG. Makingproceduralfabricmaterials – PlanetBlender. The adventures of LollypopMan. BlenderDiplom. Discover the Secrets to Creating Realistic Nature in Blender. Product Features • 13 In-depth Nature Tutorials • 636 Nature Textures. Realistic shaders tutorial in Blender and Cycles. - chocofur.com. Gleb Alexandrov. The Cycles Encyclopedia. The Cycles Encyclopedia With The Cycles render engine you have more than 77 material nodes at your disposal. Who could possibly remember them all? Well, you can, with the help of this book. Blender Tutorials – BlenderHD. Complete Blender Creator - Learn To Make 3D Models With Blender.

Video Workshop: Movie Scene Creation in Blender 3D (EN) – AgenZasBrothers. Introduction If you are one of those artists who strive to dive deeper into the world of 3D design, you are probably familiar with the following feeling: every time you stumble over a striking 3D rendering or an awesome 3D animation, you end up comparing it to your own 3D work and suddenly realize that you still have a long way to go to achieve this kind of professionalism.

Consider this workshop a shortcut that will help you to save some time on the way. We will give you advanced techniques and interesting tips and tricks to create a beautiful movie scene in 3D, using the open source 3D software Blender. And all of this with reasonable effort. How to make a car wheel. This tutorial was created with Blender 2.49, however it will still work in 2.6+ Ever since 3d software was created, artists have hated the car wheel. The intricate detail combined with the circular shape make it one of the most difficult shapes to master. The tire is so difficult that artists have invented new ways to fake it, like using a bumpmap, making it extra dark, applying motion blur and tilting the wheel. The Complete Guide To Blender Graphics 3rd Edition.

Blender 3D Design Course. Blender Tutorials, Podcasts, Competitions & Products! CG tutorials, art and indie lifestyle with Gleb Alexandrov. Home - Dark Scarab. Blender Sushi: anstudy. Blender 3D Tutorials. CGCookie. Blendtuts.com. Blenderpedia. Blender tutorials and training with KatsBits.com. Realistic 3D interior archviz tut - Modeling and rendering - chocofur.com. Oliver Villar. Creating Rope. ITS ART Mag.

Soccer Ball with Stitching. Blender Nerd. CG Masters. Video Tutorial Contest #1 – Results. Results – Tutorial Contest for 2.72. BlenderDiplom. 45 Epic Blender Tutorials. Blender Game. Amaranth Toolset.