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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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In the second part of this step-by-step game modeling series I’ll walk you through taking our low poly knife model and UV unwrapping it in Blender. You’ll learn how to specify how objects are unwrapped by manually adding seams to edges, how to modify and work with UVs, and how to look for UV stretching to make sure your textures will be applied without distortion. Part 1 – High Poly Modeling in Blender Part 3 – Baking Normal Maps in Blender Part 4 – Texturing in Substance Painter This game development series is beginner friendly but you should have some basic knowledge of Blender before watching. Download the final blend […]

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In this step-by-step tutorial series I’ll take you through the entire process of modeling and texturing a combat knife game asset in Blender. In the first part of this series we’ll be creating the high poly model of the knife that we’ll later use for baking normal maps onto a low poly game-ready model. Watch the other parts of this series below: Part 2 – Low Poly and UV Unwrapping in Blender Part 3 – Baking Normal Maps in Blender Part 4 – Texturing in Substance Painter This game development series is beginner friendly but you should have some basic knowledge of Blender before watching. This tutorial will teach you […]

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In this video series I’ll be reviewing tutorials and courses for Blender and other programs, and letting you know if they’re worth going through. If you have any tutorials you’d like reviewed then link them in the comments and I’ll check them out. Tutorial 1 – Making a High Quality Game Character in Blender, by Grant Abbitt Tutorial 2 – Texturing a Gun Sight from Start to Finish in Substance Painter Tutorial 3 – Peeling Paint Effect in Substance Painter

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In this tutorial I’ll show you how to create a dust in the wind type visual effect in Blender. All it takes is a few modifiers and a simple particle system to create a convincing disintegration effect of a stone column, producing a stream of dust particles blowing away in the wind. This effect can be easily set up on any object and dust is only one of many different effects that can be applied to the disintegration animation. Download the Project Files Here HDRI – hdrihaven.com Song – Man Down Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Wind Sound FX – Bosk1 on freesound.org Statue Model – Calatrava Santiago on archive3d.net

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In this tutorial I’ll go over some awesome hot keys in Blender, and I’ll show you how to make your own custom hotkey as well for a tool called Auto Merge. If you know any other cool hotkeys then list them in the comments!

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