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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 […]

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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

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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 Check out my Blender training course Complete Vehicle Production in Blender HDRI – hdrihaven.com Song – Man Down Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Wind Sound FX – Bosk1 […]

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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. 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.

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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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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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Jordan McCracken shows you how to create volumetric clouds and render them with Cycles. This tutorial was Third Place in our Blender 2.7 tutorial contest. Created by: Jordan McCracken Check out his website: Jordan McCracken on YouTube Download the project files

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FermiCG shows you how to use particles to visualize sound waves from an audio track. This tutorial was an honorable mention in our Blender 2.69 video tutorial contest. Created by: FermiCG Check out his website: FermiCG.net Download the project files here

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In this tutorial overview I’ll go through a texture wipe effect that I used in the trailer for my latest training DVD Character Creation Volume 3 – Texturing. Download the project files Check out the course “Character Creation Volume 3 – Texturing”

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Jonathan Lampel shows you how to create an awesome explosion using Blender. This tutorial was 1st Place in our Blender 2.67 video tutorial contest. Created by: Jonathan Lampel Check out his websites: Blog – Youtube

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