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🚀 [Resources] NEW Blender texturing tutorial, Master Urban Environments 20% OFF and more

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...

1 day 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...

8 days 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...

15 days 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...

22 days 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...

29 days 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...

about 1 month ago • 1 min read

Hey Reader, Zach here, If you are struggling to find the motivation to learn 3D, or if you have abandoned projects and courses half way, you are most definitely not alone. In fact, I believe it is the most common struggle all artists go through. This also happened to Tetiana Markov, one of our passionate CG Boost students and challenge participants. We were very excited to interview her, to share her story of how she overcame all kinds of self-doubt and got her work featured on Blender Nation...

about 1 month ago • 7 min read

Hey Reader, Zach here, For the past 6 years, our tutor Martin Klekner has been hard at work, exploring all the possible ways to create epic 3D environments in Blender. As a personal challenge, he tried it without the use of any paid add-ons, the results of all his research he accumulated in his Master 3D Environments in Blender course. 3D scenes you learn to create in the environment course. As Martin’s challenge and his course prove - making awesome, grand scale landscapes in Blender is...

about 2 months ago • 1 min read

Hey Reader, Zach here, You might know the fear of a blank 3D scene. Finding yourself just staring at the Default Cube in Blender and not knowing how to get to an amazing cinematic animation that you imagined. You’re not alone. Our instructor Cov Phillips has just released a very scary (it's a horror animation) video about dealing with such obstacles on his YouTube channel. In this video, he shares his creative process and vital tips on structuring and finishing a large project, by breaking it...

about 2 months ago • 1 min read

Hey Reader, Zach here, Do you like gifts? I know I do, and Blender developers seem to know that. Another fresh release of Blender 4.1 has just come out with some cool new features and updates. Some changes were made in the shortcuts that can make our work in Blender faster and more efficient. However, it can be hard to keep up with all those changes and remember all the shortcuts. But don't worry! Our thorough Blender Hotkey Sheet PDF is here to help you out. We just updated it, to reflect...

about 2 months ago • 1 min read
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