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CG Masters is a training platform for everything Blender. We offer high quality and large-scale training courses as well as many free video tutorials on all topics.
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Welcome to The Blender 2.8 Encyclopedia, the most comprehensive training course available covering all aspects of Blender 3D, a completely free 3D production suite.  The newest release series, Version 2.8, is the biggest upgrade yet, with many new features and improvements. With the tools and techniques covered in this course by CG Masters’ lead instructors Christopher Plush and Lee Salvemini, you can take full advantage of this completely free & open source software. The Blender 2.8 Encyclopedia will be of use throughout your entire 3D journey. No matter what job you’ve been entrusted with, or creative idea you want to make a reality, this is the most important reference guide […]

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The course is finally out! Check it out here – The Blender 2.8x Encyclopedia This tutorial is from our new course, The Blender 2.8 Encyclopedia. This course is a comprehensive reference guide for the software and includes step by step projects for all skill levels. In this free lecture from the course we’ll be diving deep into the Principled BSDF shader node, which is an all-in-one type node that can be used to create a ton of realistic materials such as wood, metal, marble, cloth, glass, and so much more. In order to understand this node better we’ll also go over PBR, or Physically Based Rendering, where I’ll introduce you […]

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The course is finally out! Check it out here – The Blender 2.8x Encyclopedia This is a step by step project from our new course, The Blender 2.8 Encyclopedia. This course is a comprehensive reference guide for the software and includes step by step projects for all skill levels. In this free lecture from the course we’ll be building a fully procedural carbon fiber shader from start to finish. This shader will include a height map for the fibers that we’ll convert into a normal map. It’ll also include customizable options such as shadowing for the fibers, a brushed metal texture finish, clearcoat, and the ability to switch between 2 […]

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Matcaps from 2.79 better than 2.8? Blender 2.8 has a whole new collection of matcaps, sadly leaving behind some of the tried-and-true matcaps from 2.79. The good news is that we can easily get the old matcaps into 2.8. Matcaps are sleek to look at but they can also be extremely useful for surface analysis. I think all the 2.8 matcaps fall a bit short in that regard. Even the new zebra stripe matcap doesn’t do quite as well as the old reflective red matcap when it comes to pointing out even the most minor flaws. Another advantage the red matcap has over the stripes is that you can keep […]

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In this quick tip I’ll show you a simple option in your camera properties that you can use to maintain a two-point perspective to get a cleaner and more professional look for your architecture renders. While three-point perspective renders can be awesome, they also can negatively impact the look of architecture. This leads to problems like slanted walls which can affect the feeling of space for interiors. That’s why it’s common practice to keep a two-point perspective to maintain perfect vertical structures like walls, and this typically produces a more professional result.

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Blender 2.8 is now far enough along where it makes enough people used to version 2.79 feel a bit confused on first interactions with it. Quite a few things have moved around at this point. AND, it’s also far enough along that it probably won’t stray too far from how it looks right now once we get the official main release. So that makes it about the perfect time to take an overview of where everything has moved to and also a look at some cool new things we can play with too.   After this video you’ll know… Shortcut Changes Multi-Object Editing Quick Favorites Combining Render Engines Texture Painting […]

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All the secrets to creating an amazing car in Blender are packed into this step-by-step course. Over 15 years of experience and 6 months of development bring you a Blender training course like no other. I’ll take you through every step of the creation process for creating a Corvette Stingray, including modeling, shading, rendering, and compositing. You’ll learn all the techniques you need to know to create flawless surfaces and impressive renders.     Get Perfect Curves with Advanced Modeling Techniques The biggest hassle of subsurf modeling is dealing with adding details to curved surfaces and having that additional topology ruin your smooth surfaces. In this course I’ll show you […]

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In this beginner’s Blender tutorial series I’ll take you through the step by step creation of a soft pretzel. In this first video we’ll be modeling everything in the scene including the pretzel, the plate, and the salt. In the second video we’ll be texturing and rendering the final scene. Download the project files to get started Click here to watch our primer series if you’re brand new to Blender   Part 1 Summary In the first part of this series you’ll learn about working with both curve objects and mesh objects to achieve different modeling tasks. We’ll also be using things called modifiers which help us construct complex details […]

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This is a free chapter from my upcoming course Master Car Creation in Blender. In this chapter we’ll be modeling the car tire for a Corvette Stingray and you’ll learn about using modifiers for an efficient workflow in building models. Download the project files below to get started: Download the Project Files Check out more information on my course which is available now! Master Car Creation in Blender

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CHECK OUT THE COURSE 100% Native Blender Hard Surface Modeling Course via Gycat The secrets to speeding up your creation process is in understanding your fundamental options, here we’ll take a look at some very cool selection options Blender comes bundled with to help us fly! The hard surface modeling course was created in collaboration with Aidy Burrows at CGMasters.net and Gleb Alexandrov at CreativeShrimp.com After this video you’ll know… A huge amount of speedup tips and tricks Shortcuts galore! A little Python (the code, not the snake or Monty) A Chapter from the Hard Surface Modeling Course More to come! Keep in contact on the socials…. https://www.facebook.com/cgmasters/ https://twitter.com/cgmastersnet https://twitter.com/AidyBurrows3D […]

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