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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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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.

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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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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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Blender 2.78 is out with some great new features and updates! Tons of new features and updates this release, including Cycles updates, modeling & animation improvements, add-on updates, bug fixes, and more.

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Realtime PBR in Blender, how to get it, how to set it up and more! After this PBR video you’ll know about an amazing great indie game project using Blender & Unreal Engine 4, Swarm : Manchester 🙂 , several realtime PBR solutions for Blender that emulate the Unreal Engine 4 look and material inputs, PBR sometimes stands for Professional Bull Riders, and more.

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I’d like to welcome you to the release of the Animation Primer! If you’ve been wanting to get into 3D animation, or improve your skills. I’m extremely happy to offer this reference kit for animation, that should serve you thoughout your journey.

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I thought I’d share a small little article for a bit of fun on some ways to prepare for an animation course sprint. Or a project in general! There’s so much content in the Animation Primer and as I’ve been working freelance and studio jobs in between work on it, it has cemented the techniques and methods I’ve shared as I’ve been using them every work day to my benefit for quality and time taken for animations.

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