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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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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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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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Check out this new tutorial on Advanced Subsurf Modeling – Techniques to Avoid Pinching. In this tutorial I’m going to show you an advanced technique to achieve perfect curvatures while overcoming the most common subsurf modeling issues and at the same time improve your workflow speed(what more could you ask for). And it’s all done with the magical shrinkwrap modifier. -Chris

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This tutorial is a free chapter from my training course Complete Vehicle Production in Blender. In this tutorial we’ll be modeling the rim for a Jeep Wrangler. You’ll learn hard surface modeling techniques, the importance of a systematic approach for objects with symmetry, using snapping tools and “guide meshes” for curved surfaces, and you’ll end up with an accurate result with perfect topology. Music for the trailer is by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) and shared under Creative Commons 3.0 Attribution Download the start files here

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Ever wonder what the clamp option on mix nodes does? In this Cycles quick tip I’ll show you how that clamp option works when mixing displacement maps. Both enabling and disabling the clamp option is useful, and I’ll demonstrate the differences and explain what’s going on.

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This script allows you to apply scale to all of your objects including linked duplicates. It will keep linked objects linked, lattice deformed objects deformed properly, and will even correct modifier values so objects with modifiers like bevel don’t look different after applying scale. To load in the script in your own blend file, just open the text editor window and open the py file. Alt + P while hovered over the text editor runs the script. Let me know if you like this script or if you encounter any problems with it. I know the coding’s not the most efficient, but it gets the job done and I’ll update […]

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In this tutorial I’ll show you a way to manually add knots into a procedural wood textures for Cycles. You’ll learn how to distort texture coordinates for procedural textures for added control over how your textures are applied to your objects. Procedural wood is extremely convenient if you can dial in the settings right, but getting those extra knot details might seem impossible. But with a little simple texture coordinate trickery we can get the job done.

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In this modeling exercise Chris Plush teaches you how to model a different kind of soccer ball in Blender.

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