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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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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.

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In this tutorial I’ll show you a way to manually add knots into a procedural wood textures for Cycles. You’ll learn how to distort texture coordinates for procedural textures for added control over how your textures are applied to your objects. Procedural wood is extremely convenient if you can dial in the settings right, but getting those extra knot details might seem impossible. But with a little simple texture coordinate trickery we can get the job done.

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Confused about soft and hard edges? You’re not alone, the good news is it’s actually really easy. Find out 2 methods in this quick video. After this quick video you’ll know about hard and soft edges without a modifier, hard and soft edges with the edge split modifier, visualizing normals.

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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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