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Do you remember opening Blender for the first time? Were you doing physics simulations and drawing cartoon faces within 10 minutes? If so, you can relive that experience in this video! 😀   Confession time – My kids are 6 & 8 years old, and they seem to hate Blender’s default cube. Or maybe they love it so much it makes them go crazy! They make me punish that little guy in all kinds of crazy physics simulations and by the end of it they’re usually in fits of laughter. Yup, little pyschopaths on my hands right? #savethedefaultcube   If you’ve been wanting to pass on the gift of 3D […]

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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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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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This is something that comes up A LOT in sci-fi, in fact the same kind of thing gets used in anime a fair bit too. After this free bonus tutorial from the Space VFX series you’ll know… How to animate UV’s and trick the eye!! Using Cycles materials that display in real-time (Super low render times!) Procedural texturing techniques Procedural animating techniques How to set up a bendy bones rig How to be ready for some inter-dimensional travel! A sense of completion for reading all the way this far down the bulletpoint list. Bulletpoint list reading level up!   Here are some of the variations in a standalone video…   […]

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Time to fly! Let’s dive through stellar nurseries in this latest bonus and free tutorial from the Space VFX Elements Series! After this Flythrough video you’ll know how to use a particle system to create a starfield, how to create a star with built in streaks no compositing required, and more.

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HUMANS! Take advantage of your human condition by working in a large team! Linking and Appending are the gateways to making that happen, but it’s easy to get tripped up. Watch some do’s and dont’s in this free blender tutorial.

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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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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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