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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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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 this free add-on to quickly add awesome and highly customizable lens flares to your scenes. The add-on is called Flares Wizard and it allows you to add in preset lens flares or create your own from scratch using a ton of included lens flare elements. Super super cool stuff. Check it out! Link to download the Flares Wizard add-on

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In the 4th and final part of this step-by-step game asset series we’ll be using Substance Painter to texture our combat knife. You can download the project files below including the final blend and substance files. Download the Project Files Final Knife Files And check out the other parts of the series here: Part 1 – High Poly Modeling in Blender Part 2 – Low Poly and UV Unwrapping in Blender Part 3 – Baking Normal Maps in Blender This tutorial starts off with exporting meshes from Blender to use in Substance Painter. Then we’ll import the meshes into Substance and bake texture maps including automatically explode baking normal maps. […]

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In the third part of this step-by-step game modeling series I’ll show you how to bake a normal map for the knife using Blender. Whether you want to use this knife inside Blender or export it for a game engine like Unity or Unreal, I’ll show you how to make sure your model and its normal map look right in all other software. Check out the other parts of this series below: Part 1 – High Poly Modeling in Blender Part 2 – Low Poly and UV Unwrapping in Blender Part 4 – Texturing in Substance Painter I’ll also be showing you the steps for baking the normal map in […]

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