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πŸŒ‡ [New Course] Master Urban Environments in Blender

Hey Reader, Zach here, Today, we’re proud to finally launch our new Master Urban Environments course for Blender, taught by Cov Phillips. Dense urban cities can be so immersive and inspiring. You can wander around for hours and still find strange and interesting places, from tall shiny buildings down to dirty alleyways. But it can be quite overwhelming to attempt to do in 3D, with all the big variety of elements, from detailed buildings down to the trash on the street. Where do you even...

12 days agoΒ β€’Β 3 min read

Hey Reader, Zach here, Our new Urban Environments course for Blender is opening its doors in just two days. Today I want to share what this course is all about. If you have ever tried to build an entire urban environment in 3D, you’ve probably realized it can be quite an overwhelming task, but such an exciting project. We found that it's hard to find a full course that teaches you to create exactly that, step-by-step. That is why we teamed up with Cov Phillips to create the Master Urban...

14 days agoΒ β€’Β 2 min read

Hey Reader, Zach here, I'm very proud to share that today January 29th at 4:30pm CET we are premiering the "Robotic Wildlife" 3D Challenge montage video. As we were going through all the submissions and winners for the edit, we thought this could be even better! We wanted to include a look behind the scenes on how these intricate and detailed robot designs were made. So we gave the participants that made it into the final montage more time to create some behind the scenes' footage. And man,...

23 days agoΒ β€’Β 1 min read

Hey Reader, Zach here, The launch of our new Blender Urban Environments course is just around the corner. Today, I’m excited to share another sneak peek into the course, which teases what kind of environments you will learn to make from scratch, in Blender. Our new course author Cov Phillips is a master at creating realistic and cinematic environments, I feel they belong in some sort of dramatic Oscar-worthy movie. Soon we will be releasing a full trailer for the course, finally unveiling the...

26 days agoΒ β€’Β 1 min read

Hey Reader, Zach here, I'm excited to share my brand-new video tutorial where I show some of my top Blender sculpting tips. Whether you are a sculpting beginner or you have been sculpting for a while, these tips can be very useful to greatly improve your sculpting experience. Get ready for 50 minutes of sculpting tips and workflows, for having more fun in Blender's sculpt mode. I had a blast putting this video together for you, and taking little Godzilla on his unexpected journey....

28 days agoΒ β€’Β 1 min read

Hey Reader, Zach here, Ever experienced a moody, inspiring urban environment in the real world, a game or movie and thought "This is so cool! I need to make something like this in 3D"? I'm proud to share that our new Blender course is coming very soon, where you will learn to build your own Urban Environments from scratch. It's a big one. Interested? Then please click the link below, which will automatically add you to the waiting list: Click to join the Master Urban Environments waiting...

about 1 month agoΒ β€’Β 1 min read

Hey Reader, Zach here, We are very excited to announce the top 10 winners of the "Robotic Wildlife" 3D art challenge. All in all, we received 50 submissions, with all sorts of inspiring Robotic Wildlife designs. We had a blast seeing all the work-in-progress renders in our community, and how everyone helped each other with feedback and encouragement. πŸ’ͺ We will publish a video montage with some of the best animations from the challenge soon. We are working on it right now, and it is coming...

2 months agoΒ β€’Β 1 min read

Hey Reader, Zach here, Remembering all of Blender's many shortcuts can be quite hard, especially with how quickly Blender is updating. This is where our Blender Hotkey Sheet PDF comes in handy! Recently, we updated the PDF to reflect the most important changes in Blender 4.0. For example, you can now open the Preferences with Ctrl + [Comma] or snap one object to another by pressing B, when moving an object. Find more useful Blender shortcuts in the PDF, which you can download below. Download...

3 months agoΒ β€’Β 1 min read

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...

3 months agoΒ β€’Β 1 min read

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...

3 months agoΒ β€’Β 1 min read
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