Blender 2.8 is now far enough along where it makes enough people used to version 2.79 feel a bit confused on first interactions with it. Quite a few things have moved around at this point. AND, it’s also far enough along that it probably won’t stray too far from how it looks right now once we get the official main release. So that makes it about the perfect time to take an overview of where everything has moved to and also a look at some cool new things we can play with too. After this video you’ll know… Shortcut Changes Multi-Object Editing Quick Favorites Combining Render Engines Texture Painting […]
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 […]
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 Also check out more on my new course which is available now! Master Car Creation in Blender
This is a quick Blender tutorial on using noise modifiers on animation curves to achieve the flickering light effect of lightning illuminating a scene. Check out the full course Creating Thor’s Hammer – Blender for Beginners. If you’re interested in more hard surface modeling and car modeling then also check out Complete Vehicle Production in Blender.
Aidy Burrows here taking a look at the new EEVEE real-time viewport being developed for Blender 2.8 After this you’ll know… What EEVEE stands for 😀 All about reflection probes Post processing options such as bent normal AO, DOF & Volumetrics Why your normal maps may not be looking right and what to do about it How to enable transparency Quick Tips : Procedural Texturing How to disable the world background in the viewport Even Cycles Tips! – Convexity with Pointiness & Lamps that project textures. How to keep up to date with the latest developments And as always a sense of completion for reading all the way this far down […]
The best shader in Cycles? The sneakiest PBR shader in Blender? The most principled shader in the world? Darn tootin’! And here’s a quick render time comparison even though it’s still early days and likely hasn’t been optimized completely yet it’s still performing well! Links… Previous topic on PBR… https://cgmasters.net/free-tutorials/realtime-pbr-in-blender/ Daily build for Blender 2.79 & 2.8 https://builder.blender.org/download/ Official Principled Shader Documentation… https://docs.blender.org/manual/en/dev//render/cycles/nodes/types/shaders/principled.html What on earth is going on with anisotropic reflections?!!! Neil Blevins can help..…. http://www.neilblevins.com/cg_education/aniso_ref_real_world/aniso_ref_real_world.htm Any comments or extra links need adding, let me know! 🙂 Aidy. Save
Cycles Baking Tutorial to save us from those render times! Bonus and free tutorial from the Space VFX Elements Series! After this Baking video you’ll know the dark side of procedural texturing, the solution to speed up those render times, a checklist of things needed for a successful bake, and lots more.
Try this complete environment project for beginners in blender where we’ll be creating this rocky waterfall stream. After this quick environment project you’ll know about rock creation methods, procedural texturing tricks, procedural modeling tricks with modifiers, isolating ‘up’ or sky-facing polygons to treat those differently, and more.