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🎨 [Free Lesson] Easy Toon Shader in Blender

Hey Reader, Zach here, Today, I have a free lesson for you, from our Magic Storybook course for Blender, which just received a huge update. In this lesson, you will learn how to set up a simple but effective Toon Shader (Cel Shader), that works in EEVEE. This shader can give any 3D object that 2D illustrated look. In this lesson, you will learn how to: Set up the Toon Shader using Shader Nodes Use lights to adjust the look of the shader Add procedural details Generate 2D outlines using...
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1 day ago • 1 min read

📖✨ Magic Storybook Part 2 Release | Turn 2D Art into 3D Experiences!

Hey Reader, Zach here, Have you ever wondered how to give your 3D scenes that 2D look? Imagine creating colorful drawings, but instead of sitting on a flat page, it exists in 3D space, as if you could step inside. Our Magic Storybook course, created by our talented instructor and CG artist Kevin Ramirez, teaches you just that. In this course, you learn how to utilize Blender's 2D drawing and animation tool called Grease Pencil, which allows you to create a hybrid of 2D and 3D scenes. In the...
4 days ago • 1 min read

📖✨ CG Boost’s Black Friday Sale Ongoing + Magic Storybook Part 2 coming soon!

Hey Reader, Zach here, Hope you had a great weekend and got a chance to snag some amazing Black Friday/Cyber Monday deals. I wanted to let you know that here at CG Boost, our sale is still happening until December 4th, 2023 16:00 CET. 20% Discount Code: BOOST23 There are two standout courses that are on sale right now, and you don't want to miss out on: 1. Creature Forge​ 2. Magic Storybook* Formerly known as “Master Grease Pencil in Blender”. We have some exciting news about Magic Storybook!...
5 days ago • 1 min read

🌲[New Tutorial] Scatter Large-scale Forests in Blender

Hey Reader, Zach here, Ever tried creating a vast forest in Blender? One of our recent tutorials covered just that, and it’s been a hit, with over 200k views. In that previous tutorial, Martin Klekner taught you how to create realistic 2D billboards of trees, so you can create large scale forests in a very optimized way, while still looking stunning. Many had questions about how to effectively scatter those optimized trees over a large environment. So, that is what our new tutorial is all...
9 days ago • 1 min read

🎫 Black Friday is here, what should you choose?

Hey Reader, Zach here, Now it's the exciting time of the year with Black Friday sales all over the place. A great opportunity to save some money, but it can also be quite overwhelming. To help you out, we’ve carefully prepared a list of some of our most recommended discounted Blender courses for you. But before we get to the list below, I want to encourage you to take a moment to think about what you are really aiming to do in 3D? Think about your own goals, what would you love to learn in...
10 days ago • 2 min read

👨 [New Tutorial] Sculpt a Human Head in Blender

Hey Reader, Zach here, If you've ever tried to sculpt a human head in Blender, chances are you discovered just how tricky it can be to get the proportions right. Maybe you did end up with something that looked human-like, but it just felt "off". I know I have felt that way many times. So what was missing? It turns out, the key ingredient is anatomy and a simple, but effective approach to sculpting in 3D. That is why I’m excited to share that we’ve just released a brand new, free Blender...
16 days ago • 1 min read

You have to see this Student Animation 👽

Hey Reader, Zach here, I hope you had a great spook-tacular time in your favorite monster costume this last Halloween. Speaking of monsters, have you seen Juan's incredible Alien scene in our CG Boost community? WARNING: Contains stylized gore, so this might not be suitable for everyone. In addition, Juan, created a spectacular breakdown video of the animation, which not only gives a look behind the scenes, but its editing is a treat for the eyes. Did you know that this was only Juan's second...
27 days ago • 1 min read

[New Tutorial] Rigging Robots in Blender 🤖

Hey Reader, Zach here, I'm excited to share that we just published a new free Blender rigging tutorial from our talented instructor Louis du Mont, creator of our ​Robotic Planet course​. For this tutorial, you'll learn how to effectively rig a very funny robot in Blender, which we named "JokeBot9000". More specifically, you'll learn how to: Use armatures (bones) for hard-surface objects Automate animation with drivers and custom properties Create a waveform display for the robot's mouth BTW....
30 days ago • 1 min read

New Course is out + Sculpting Course Update! 🦖

Hey Reader, Zach here, Today we published a big update for our "Master 3D Sculpting in Blender" course, and we released our (kinda) new "Creature Forge" course. As described in one of my previous emails, we split our Blender Sculpting course into two courses, to make the heaps of content we added throughout the last year more accessible and fun. Meaning, we pruned the sculpting course, and turned this content into the new "Creature Forge" course.​ Sculpting Course Update With the update for...
about 1 month ago • 1 min read

[Important Update] Master 3D Sculpting in Blender 🚧🗿

Hey Reader, Zach here, Today, I want to inform you about an important change (and exciting new content) that is coming to our Master 3D Sculpting in Blender course in one week. Tl;dr The sculpting course will be split into two more accessible courses This will happen October 30th, 2023 New course content will be added after the split Purchase the sculpting course with its old price till October 30th, 2023 (10:00 CET), to automatically get both courses after the split Take advantage of our...
about 1 month ago • 2 min read
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