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🚀 [Resources] 8 FREE Lens Flares for Blender, 25% OFF All Creative Shrimp Courses and more

Hey Reader, Zach here, Today I'm excited to share our new free Lens Flares for Blender, a unique 25% OFF coupon for all Creative Shrimp courses, and a stunning Blender helicopter animation. Let’s go. Lens Flares in Blender made Easy Our CG Boost compositing genius Daniel Nees (who during his day job is a VFX artist on productions like Marvel and Star Wars) has created an easy-to-use lens flare system that works in Blender’s compositor. It comes with 8 beautiful presets (see examples above),...

about 16 hours ago • 1 min read

Hey Reader, Zach here, with a new round of exciting 3D news. Today I have a classic retro-styled Godzilla animation and a dangerously funny assassin in a box for you. There are also some cool freebies to collect, so stick with me. Original 1954 Godzilla VFX Godzilla (or Gojira) is a pop-culture phenomenon that keeps fascinating new generations all the time, but not all of us have seen the amazing original Japanese movie from 1954 (video above). But what if I told you it wasn’t actually a film...

8 days ago • 2 min read

Hey Reader, Zach here, with a new round of exciting 3D news. This time, our Robotic Planet instructor Louis has a fresh CG Boost Blender tutorial for you, showing how to set up a realtime jet thruster shader. We also have a special deal for P2Design's fantastic Blender rigging course, along with a free video about exporting rigged characters to game engines. And, last but not least, we have one more thing that can help you with photorealistic renders, so stick with me for more details. New...

15 days ago • 2 min read

Hey Reader, Zach here, with a new round of exciting 3D news. First, a friendly reminder that our 20% discount for the Master Urban Environments course is ending today. Next, we share a new render challenge by Fox Renderfarm (sponsored by CG Boost), a montage from our very own Urban Monsters challenge, and an intriguing video game to learn Blender. Last Day: Save 20% on Urban Environments Course Our 20% sale for the Master Urban Environments in Blender course, ends today, May 31st, 2024, at...

22 days ago • 1 min read

Hey Reader, Zach here, with a new round of exciting 3D news. First, we have a new CG Boost texturing tutorial for you, along with a 20% discount for our Master Urban Environments in Blender course. Also, the Blender Market Spring sale is on, and there is an inspiring 3D talk by Kent Trammell from the Blender Conference in L.A. Let’s get into it. How to texture realistic buildings in Blender? You probably asked yourself this question if you ever tried creating a city scene or any kind of urban...

29 days ago • 1 min read

Hey Reader, Zach here, with a new exciting round of 3D news. We have a great offer for you from our friends at BProduction, that can help to speed up your environment creation. We also announced the winners of our last Urban Monsters challenge, and we have some news about a 3D environment creation tool becoming free to use. Let’s get into the details. City Scapes and Mountain Scapes 25% Off Render created with the City Scapes 3D Collection BProduction is a group of 3D artists and developers...

about 1 month ago • 2 min read

Hey Reader, Zach here, with more exciting news from the 3D world. First, we have my new Blender tutorial, where I'll show you how useful an often overlooked feature can be. Second, we have an insane Breaking Bad fan animation, and finally Reality Capture is now free for most artists (more on that below). Vertex Groups Tricks in Blender You (probably) Didn’t Know About Vertex Groups (and Weight Painting) is a powerful and versatile function in Blender that can help to dynamically control your...

about 1 month ago • 1 min read

Hey Reader, Zach here, with some news and resources from the 3D world. How to make a short film in Blender Have you put off making your own animated short? Wondering how’s it possible to manage so many complex tasks without a big team and a few years time? Our friend Pierrick managed to make an amazing animated short in Blender in just 2 months, and decided to share his experience and process. In his latest YouTube video, he gives some priceless tips on how not to get overwhelmed by a big...

about 2 months ago • 1 min read

Hey Reader, Zach here, with some exciting news. We’ve just added the brand new Owl Bot chapter to our Robotic Planet course for Blender. To celebrate, we're also running a 3-day, 15% flash sale (more info below). Louis (the course author) had a blast creating this new robot, and we're happy to share it with you, so you can learn even more workflows to create your own fun robots in Blender. The sale will only last 3 days, until April 29th (16:00 CEST). To get the 15% discount, enter the...

about 2 months ago • 1 min read

Hey Reader, Zach here, Have you ever struggled with getting your 3D character’s walking animation to look right? I know how hard it is without proper guidance. It’s easy to get lost in all those tiny details that matter and not be able to see what’s making it all go wrong. I’ve got something for you that can help you understand the walk cycle animation inside out. My friend Brian Kouhi (a professional animator and founder of ToAnimate) shared a full 1-hour-long lesson on making a walk cycle...

2 months ago • 1 min read
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