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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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Because tiles are never laid perfectly level with each other there’s always slight variations in their reflections. In this tutorial you’ll learn how to use just a couple nodes to add this realistic variation. This method works with both mesh tiles and tiles created using the brick texture node. Hallway scene by MimingApe on Blendswap

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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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Have you ever wanted to be a sci-fi filmmaker? Create your own Star Wars fan fiction in Blender? Or just add a jaw-dropping space render to your portfolio? Creating artistically pleasing space phenomena can be tricky. Quasars, gas giants, nebulae and black holes – these things can make you and your computer suffer… NO LONGER! After watching this video course you’ll be ready to create even the most complex space phenomena in Blender. Check out what’s featured in this course: Learn to create planets, starscapes, and gas clouds using image textures. Create multi-layered planets with atmospheres. Use procedural texturing to create any number of exo-planets. Use procedural modeling techniques to […]

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Car modeling is one of the biggest 3d topics there is, and this might just be the biggest course on the topic there is. A complete step-by-step production guide of a Jeep Wrangler including a fully detailed interior, customizable shaders, studio environment creation, and rendering in Cycles. Check out what’s featured in this course: Step by step modeling for every part of the Jeep, inside and out. Learn new hard surface modeling techniques that allow you to achieve perfect results when adding details to curved surfaces. Avoid that pesky creasing when subsurf modeling! Creating totally customizable shaders including car paint with flakes, metals, plastics, glass, leather, tire rubber, and more! […]

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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 Certified Trainer Lee Salvemini presents a complete learning path to master animation in this new course, The Animation Primer! Check out what’s featured in this course: See a completed animation from start to finish! All footage recorded and catered to the learning path with a theory and practice section for each Techniques Modules I take it slowly the first couple of times I introduce a new technique with a full explanation. I’ll move through known techniques faster in later chapters so you don’t have things happen too fast or slow! All chapters include .blend files of examples, and a full set of stepped .blend files for the follow along […]

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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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