Zach here, with another round of useful and inspiring CG and Blender related resources.
The stable version of Blender 3.4 just released, get it here.
As always, this version comes with many bug fixes and new features, such as path guiding in Cycles, new sculpt and paint masking tools, Geometry Nodes viewport overlay, new UV Editing tools, improved performance and much more.
You can read about all the new changes here, or watch the short video above.
Pierrick, from P2Design (affiliate link), released a full Blender animation master class for free.
In the tutorial, you will learn how to animate a T-rex dinosaur, step by step. Pierrick is one of the best animators and riggers in the Blender space, so this is a must-watch, if you are interested in animation.
You can even download the T-rex rig for free (affiliate link).
Cov Phillips created his first Blender YouTube video three weeks ago, which is gaining more and more traction. And this for a good reason, it is a fantastic summary of his photorealistic environment animation course, and the video is edited in a very pleasant way.
Quick side-note, we just started collaborating with Cov on a new, exciting project. Hope we can share more about it next year.
The other day, I was looking for some tips on rendering glass in Blender, and I came across Polyfjords video above.
It's another fun and very useful tutorial, not only showing how to render nice glass, but also how to use AI to upscale rendered images, which can save a ton of render time.
I met Polyfjord (not his actual name ) in person at the Blender conference. He is such a nice and humble guy! If you like to support him, he recently released his first Blender product "Mechanical Creature Kit", which comes with a free light version as well.
That's it for this week, now enjoy your weekend and stay creative!
P.S. Our new Blender Grease Pencil course is still 20% off. Learn more about it here