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🎭 Dealing with self-doubt as a 3D artist

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...

3 days 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...

7 days 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...

11 days 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...

19 days ago • 1 min read

Hey Reader, Zach here, Tomorrow, our friend SouthernShotty is premiering his new short film named "Watermelon Girl", created in Blender. I had the chance to watch the short-film upfront and can say it's quite delightful. I especially enjoyed the unique art style making everything look and feel as if it was handcrafted out of materials like wood, cardboard, strings etc. Fun fact(s): All the 200+ visuals of the short are created by only one person, on one computer, crafted in Blender. It took...

19 days ago • 1 min read

Hey Reader, Zach here, I’m excited to welcome you to our new Urban Monster 3D Sculpting challenge. Starting today, Thursday 20th of March, you have five weeks to sculpt a monster from the concrete jungle and submit video cinematic shots showcasing the full creature and a few closeups. Watch the announcement video below, for all the details. You can go wild with your sculpture ideas: Cute hardworking monsters taking care of the city Quirky inhabitants Giant skyscraper high behemoths Creepy...

26 days ago • 1 min read

Hey Reader, Zach here, Today, I'm super happy to share my new Blender Sculpting course for beginners with you. The best thing, it is a FREE course! My goal was to create a hassle-free experience, where you learn the most important sculpting basics, while working on a fun project. Join the free Blender Sculpting course here In the course, we will create a sculpture inspired by the "Moai" statues of the "Easter Island" and put it into an animated scene. This statue isn’t too complex, but still...

about 1 month ago • 2 min read

Hey Reader, Zach here, today I have a little interview for you, where our new course author, Cov Phillips, shares a bit about his workflow and creation process behind our newest course, Master Urban Environments in Blender. Before jumping into the insights below, check out Cov's stunning 3D portfolio here. Cov's 3D artworks Let's get to the interview. What made you choose to create an Urban Environments course? When I first discovered Blender, my main goal was to create a city, but creating...

about 1 month ago • 2 min read

Hey Reader, Zach here, Today, I'm excited to share that we are making two workflows from our new Urban Environments course available for free. In this course, our new teacher, Cov Phillips, teaches powerful Blender workflows to create a full city street environment from scratch, focused on intermediate 3D artists. Click here to check out the course Workflow #1 - Creating a Reference Guide First, we have a short chapter on building a reference guide for your city scene. This chapter is vital...

about 1 month ago • 1 min read

Hey Reader, Zach here, So you finished your next exciting 3D model, which you have worked on for so long, and now you want to show it to the world, but you don't have the time and energy to create a fitting background to present it properly. Well, it can be quite simple to make your 3D models pop, without adding a complicated background. In our new Blender tutorial, our Robotic Planet course author Louis du Mont will walk you through adding visually interesting effects to your renders. Learn...

about 2 months ago • 1 min read
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