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 […]
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.
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.
What is the Animator’s Journey? Hi guys, Lee Salvemini here to talk a bit about how animation can play a part in your life, career and art! So I’ve coined the phrase ‘Animator’s Journey’, as I feel it captures most of all how being an animator has melded in with my life in general. Animation is my specialization I suppose, though I had fun modeling a character, rigging and texturing, getting it moving was always my final goal. What I had found most interesting? How being able to animate had me bouncing back and forth among so many other areas. I am super glad I tried out different areas of Blender and 3D while learning (don’t be […]
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.
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.