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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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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 […]

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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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Here are 10 Essential UVs tips and tricks everyone should know. After this free bonus tutorial from the Space VFX series you’ll know… How to save yourself hours of UV pain!! Recent Blender UV Improvements Multi-Object Editing The Data Transfer Addon How to get around without needing UV’s at all! And as always a sense of completion for reading all the way this far down the bulletpoint list. Bulletpoint list reading level up!   We’re lucky enough to bring you these bonuses since so many people have so far supported the whole enterprise by getting in on the series. Many sincere thanks for getting on the space VFX ride with […]

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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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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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The answers to questions we get asked more than anything else!! After this free bonus tutorial from the Space VFX series you’ll know… All significant changes made to get Blender working well in the least amount of time Quick reference of all changes at the beginning Theme changes Interface changes Editing changes Scene changes A sense of completion for reading all the way this far down the bulletpoint list. Bulletpoint list reading level up! This is aimed at all levels of Blender users from Beginners to Galaxial overlords. One of the main surprises of Blender is just how incredibly customizable it can be and as a beginner it can be […]

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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

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