Zach here, with another round of useful and inspiring CG and Blender related resources.
After Blender 2.93, the next Long Term Support (LTS) version of Blender is out, version 3.3. That means this version will be supported with bug fixes and updates for the next two years. This is especially important when working on larger projects, so one can rely on one version for a long period.
Besides that, Blender 3.3 comes also with a bunch of new features, bug fixes and updates. The biggest one is probably the new hair grooming system, that features a sculpt mode and can be used with Geometry Nodes. But there is much more.
This is probably the best anime scene created in Blender, that I have seen so far. I couldn't tell that this was done in 3D. It was created by TadayoshiCG and is a remade scene from the anime "Garden of Words". Pretty impressive what you can do in a 3D tool.
He also has more great Blender anime related videos on his channel, including some tutorials.
In this Blender tutorial created by Noggi, you will learn about some underrated Blender sculpting brushes, that are quite powerful and can speed up your work a lot.
Clinton Jones (pwnisher) hosted another 3D art challenge, where the participants used a simple animated 3D scene template, and then create their own animation out of it. The topic was moving meditations.
The video above shows the amazing results of the top 100 submissions. Always a pleasure to watch these compilations.
Polyfjord created another fun Blender tutorial, where he shows how to create and rig a phone that can transform into a robot.
That's it for this week, now enjoy your weekend and stay creative!