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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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This is a quick Blender tutorial on using noise modifiers on animation curves to achieve the flickering light effect of lightning illuminating a scene.

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In this beginner’s Blender tutorial we’ll be 3d modeling a Harry Potter style wand and then using the website shapeways.com to 3d print it. So if you ever wanted to make your own magic wand or just learn some modeling techniques like using the Remesh modifier to create a carved wood effect, then check it out. Check out our comprehensive Blender training courses Check out the 3D printing website shapeways.com

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In this quick tip you’ll learn how to make your own HDR images from your renders in Blender. Creating your own HDR images can be especially useful for things like product visualization because you’ll be able use custom light studio HDRs for your projects.

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Enhance your Blender skills with this step-by-step course on creating the most iconic weapon of all time. In this beginner’s course you’ll learn how to model, texture, and composite Thor’s hammer from start to finish. By the end of the course you’ll have learned many different modeling techniques and tools and you’ll gain a better understanding of how to approach the modeling process in general. You’ll learn all about using Blender’s node editor to create procedural shaders such as steel and leather totally from scratch. Once the shaders are complete we’ll prop the hammer up on some rocks and set up realistic environment lighting using an HDR image. Finally we’ll […]

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I’ve been asked how I drew the blueprints for my Jeep a lot so in this tutorial I’ll show you the techniques for drawing your own car blueprints using just Blender. I’ll give you a run-down of the methods for drawing blueprints for a 2017 Chevrolet Corvette including how to make sure all the elements from each view are aligned with each other. Then we’ll add thickness to the blueprint lines and render them out. -Chris

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In this tutorial I’ll show you a quick hack for the bevel modifier that prevents those pesky shading issues from occurring when you smooth shade your object. Normally you’d have to add some extra geometry near beveled edges to fix this but I’ll show you a quick way to automate this and also demonstrate the limitations of other methods. Hope you find it useful! And stay tuned next week for the next video in the Thor’s Hammer tutorial series. -Chris

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Learn how to model Thor’s hammer Mjolnir step by step in this new beginner’s Blender tutorial. This should hopefully soon be followed up with a tutorial on shading and rendering in Cycles. Possibly even a third tutorial on 3d printing because I’d love to have some kind of print of this. -Chris

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