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Cheap Kinect as a Scanner for 3D Printing + Blender Tutorial

BlenderNation - 3 hours 32 min ago

3D scanning is a lot of fun, but it usually requires a lot of tedious cleanup work afterwards - especially if you want to use the model for 3D printing. Here's an overview of the process in Blender. This video shows my procedure of scanning a Person and preparing the scan for 3D Printing. It's [...]

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Magnum Force Playing Cards Kickstarter

BlenderNation - Fri, 08/17/2018 - 1:30pm

Baz shares the creation process of the cartoon character video he created for a Kickstarter campaign. As a long time Blender user and enthusiast, I'm thrilled to finally show a project I've been working on for the past year on which I used Blender extensively. I've been using Blender in my work for a few [...]

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How to Create a Realistic Texture with a Single Image

BlenderNation - Fri, 08/17/2018 - 11:25am

DerekElliott writes: Hey Blender Nation! I often find myself with a cool texture or in a situation where I have to use a certain texture (fabrics, for example) but I don't have the appropriate normal, bump, roughness, etc maps to create a realistic texture. This tutorial goes over the very simple steps that I take [...]

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18 Free Wrinkle Alpha Textures

BlenderNation - Fri, 08/17/2018 - 9:15am

Brandon Funk writes: I've created some Wrinkle Alpha Textures that can be used in most sculpting programs. With the impending release of 2.8, I wasn't sure if the brushes I created in 2.79 would even work. So now, you can pick and choose which textures you would like to use. Here you can download the [...]

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14) Blender for Blogs | Phase 3 - Part 2: Adding a Background

BlenderNation - Fri, 08/17/2018 - 7:10am

Justin writes: Hey there! This is Part 2 of Phase 3 in our Blender for Blogs video editing series where we will add a background to our scene Google Slides to design it and place it behind our image sequence using. I show you the workflow I use to create a simple backdrop, export it [...]

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Review: Blender on the Microsoft Surface Go

BlenderNation - Fri, 08/17/2018 - 5:05am

Blender performs surprisingly well on the Surface Go tablet!

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Categories: Animation

Free download: Bony & Beefy body mechanics rigs for Blender! [$]

BlenderNation - Fri, 08/17/2018 - 2:44am

looch writes: Hey great people in the Blender community! I'm Luciano an animator from Chile currently living in London, I've found that one of the problems of blender when it comes down to animation is the lack of fast and appealing rigs, so I decided to do something about it, though im no designer or [...]

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Categories: Animation

Creating an Ancient Greek Hoplite Shield in Blender and Substance Painter

BlenderNation - Thu, 08/16/2018 - 2:25pm

Martin Klekner writes: Hello friends! I made my very first tutorial and I’d like to share it with you here. It is a 3 part course (3 hours long) where I create the ancient hoplite shield asset from scratch, using Blender and Substance Painter. If you want, you can purchase the course with extra materials [...]

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Categories: Animation

Video: Eleanor's Garden

BlenderNation - Thu, 08/16/2018 - 12:20pm

Guy shared this cool personal fan art project. I did this stylized TV opening credits to push my knowledge and use of photogrammetry for video creative content. The gorgeous Lion statues photogrammetry is by Egiptologo91 Music by Sergei Cheremisinov ('Glow in space') All done in Blender & Cycles. Enjoy,

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Learn Grease Pencil 2D Animation in Blender 2.8 Alpha 2

BlenderNation - Thu, 08/16/2018 - 10:15am

Matias Mendiola gives a fantastic overview of Grease Pencil - this will really help you kickstart your GP skills. After watching this tutorial by Matias Mendiola you'll have covered the basics of the new 2D workflow in Blender 2.8. From drawing to coloring, animating, adding modifiers and even FX!

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Creating 3D product configurators with Blender and Verge3D [$]

BlenderNation - Thu, 08/16/2018 - 8:10am

soft8soft writes: In this beginner-level tutorial, we explain how to build a full-blown 3D product configurator using just Blender and the Verge3D add-on. The following topics are covered: Creating models and materials Adding interactivity with Puzzles Deploying the configurator online In total, this jewellery configurator offers as much as 12 ring variations - everything done [...]

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Categories: Animation

10 New Cycles Features in Blender 2.8

BlenderNation - Thu, 08/16/2018 - 6:05am

Zacharias Reinhardt writes: Hi everyone! In my new video tutorial you will learn how to use 10 new features for Cycles in Blender 2.80 (Alpha). To understand each feature better, I will explain them on practical example. Check the video description on YouTube for the chapters with timestamp. Enjoy! ~Zach

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Intermediate Tutorial: Low-Poly Nuclear Power Plant Asset | 3D Game Assets

BlenderNation - Thu, 08/16/2018 - 4:00am

jsabbott writes: Welcome to the seventh tutorial of the 3D Game Assets series. In this tutorial we will be modeling a low-poly nuclear power plant asset. The written tutorial can be found here.

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Categories: Animation

MantaFlow: 3 NEW features you will LOVE!

BlenderNation - Thu, 08/16/2018 - 1:53am

Juan Gea writes: Here you have our first english video of the new season in 2018! I will show you the LATEST and the LAST build of Mantaflow in Blender 2.79. We will review three NEW features of the latest version and will discuss some small problems and workarounds to ease your experience with this [...]

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Categories: Animation

African Ad made in Blender

BlenderNation - Wed, 08/15/2018 - 2:30pm

You don't hear a lot from the African Blender community, so I was excited to see this modest production. manjaro writes: Hi BlenderNation, I made this video using Blender, the idea was to make an animated commercial using an open source or free pipeline. The video is meant to serve as a proof of concept [...]

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Create a Castle in Blender in 60 Minutes!

BlenderNation - Wed, 08/15/2018 - 11:59am

Get ready to be blown away by Steve Lund's latest tutorial! Hey Guys! Wheww! This one took a bit of time, but I'm excited to finally release my latest tutorial - How to Create a Castle in Blender in under 60 minutes! I explain the entire process from beginning to end, and all the different [...]

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Categories: Animation

Custom Properties, Drivers and Intermediate Shape Keys

BlenderNation - Wed, 08/15/2018 - 9:15am

Danny Mac writes: This tutorial is split into 3 sections to make each function easier to find if required at a later date

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Access to 100s of thousands of free to use Creative Commons models with the Sketchfab importer add-on

BlenderNation - Wed, 08/15/2018 - 7:17am

You can now directly search and download hundreds of thousands of Creative Commons models with the new importer addon! Models can be searched by keyword(s) or browsed. The addon then presents thumbnails of suitable results and each one can be called up on Sketchfab.com for a full 3D preview if desired before downloading directly into [...]

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Categories: Animation

Blender Scene Beakdown "Headache" - Part 2 - Lighting | Materials | Rendering

BlenderNation - Wed, 08/15/2018 - 5:05am

K1FF writes: Hi Bart, I just uploaded the last part of the tutorial series of my shot "Headache" (see part one here). I've broken it into two parts. In this second part I go over the lighting, materials and render settings. I hope you enjoy and if you have any questions, please let me know [...]

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Categories: Animation

Modeling Low Poly Stones & Pillars

BlenderNation - Wed, 08/15/2018 - 2:16am

jayanam writes: In this video I show how to model and texture low poly game-ready models with Blender like damaged stones & pillars.

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