Here’s a really nice fruit model pack from strapazie on blendswap. These are photo scans of real world objects so they are quite realistic looking and usuable in a variety of scenes. Click on the image below to be taken to the blendswap page to download the models for yourself.
Brought to you by CG Geek, this tutorial shows a great way to make realistic trees. I have seen some of the techinques he uses before but Steve takes it all the way from start to finish. It is a long tutorial but he covers a ton of different subjects …
I do enjoy quick tip videos, here’s one from Joshua Autumn of TooEasyCG. In this video you’ll learn how to balance lighting and shadows in blender.
Here’s a fun little tutorial series from Jason Kessler, he shows you how to make a snow sled animation by using dynamic paints features. Some nice results from this tutorial and dynamic paint is something I haven’t used much of before so it’s nice to see how it can be used.
Check out this outstanding self portrait by AMupdates (blenderartist username), the attention to detail is wonderful and the result is very realistic looking. Click on the image to be taken to the blenderartists thread where you can see a comparison to an older attempt and a breakdown of how the …
Blender can be used for more then just animated characters in scenes, I love seeing alternate and slightly unusual ways that Blender can be used to put out some awesome effects. Check out this tutorial on how to use Blender for infographic animations.
Here’s a nice quick tutorial on how to use blender’s node system to edit an image texture to create various texture maps, a process that typically is done in a seperate program to create various files that need to be imported.
Being that it’s the holiday period I thought I’d share some Blender artwork that I have enjoyed. Credits at the bottom 🙂 https://blenderartists.org/forum/showthread.php?412802-A-Merry-Little-Christmashttps://blenderartists.org/forum/showthread.php?412832-Marry-Christmas-and-Happy-New-Yearhttps://blenderartists.org/forum/showthread.php?412812-Uninvited-Christmas-Guestshttps://blenderartists.org/forum/showthread.php?412694-Blender-italian-Contest-Magic-Christmas-The-Steadfast-Tin-Soldierhttps://www.reddit.com/r/blender/comments/5k94w7/merry_christmas_guys/
Free Download: Cobblestone Material (Procedural) Sayan Mondal has released a sample from his up coming smart shaders Volume 2, a procedural cobblestone material. This would be ideal for use in street scenes that require a cobblestone street, and because it’s procedural you can just throw it onto a mesh …
Here is a great tutorial from Aidy Burrows of CG Masters on creating a nebula flythrough. Aidy does a wonderful job of explaining the purpose of each node as he uses them so if you want to study node usage this is a great tutorial to practice with.