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In this tutorial series on creating a basketball in Blender we’ll be modeling, uv unwrapping, creating texture maps, and rendering in Cycles.

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We review Gustav Nilsson’s training course on drivers in Blender. Drivers give you an incredible amount of control over objects and animations and Gustav tackles this complex topic and makes it easy to understand.

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In this modeling exercise Chris Plush teaches you a technique for creating the top part of a microphone.

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Introduction This one’s for the Python dabblers that haven’t been able to figure out localOrientation. Using the function localPosition is easy enough because it returns a list of x, y, and z values. Using localOrientation for rotation values, however, returns a 3×3 matrix. So unless you’re brave enough to handle matrices what we’re going to do in this quick tutorial is convert our object’s matrix to degrees for easier reading and changing. For an intro to python scripting in the BGE, check out my beginner’s python tutorial.   Reading Your Object’s Rotation Open the text editor in Blender and add a new file. Name this “rotation”. Paste in the following […]

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Steven Lund shows you how to create a beautiful wintery forest scene.

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CG Jam shows you how to create the effect of a person dissolving into a flock of crows that fly away.

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Jordan McCracken shows you how to create volumetric clouds and render them with Cycles. This tutorial was Third Place in our Blender 2.7 tutorial contest. Created by: Jordan McCracken Check out his website: Jordan McCracken on YouTube Download the project files

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John Montgomery shows you how to add randomness to your animations including camera shaking. This tutorial was an Honorable Mention in our Blender 2.7 tutorial contest. Created by: John Montgomery Check out his website: The Animation Academy

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Steven Lund shows you how to use tracking to create an animation of a 3D baseball smashing through a window in real life footage. This tutorial was first place in our Blender 2.69 video tutorial contest. Created by: Steven Lund Check out his website: CG Geek

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Chris Mcfall teaches you how to create a dynamic trigger system to animate the construction of a scene. This tutorial was second place in our Blender 2.69 video tutorial contest. Created by: Chris Mcfall Check out his website: unitedfilmdom.com Download the project files

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