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How To : Get started using Blender 3D

"Blender is the open source, cross platform suite of tools for 3D creation." Looking to get started using the program, Blender? In this video, the basics are gone over as well as tips & tricks to get started easily. To download Blender, visit www.blender.org.

How To : Get started using Blender 2.5

Here is a brief overview of some of the changes and additions to Blender 2.5. Keep in mind, 2.5 is still under heavy development and many things will be added/changed. Whether you're new to the Blender Foundation's popular open-source 3D computer graphics application or are a ...more

How To : Get started cartooning in 3D with Blender

In this tutorial, you will get a basic rundown of the 3D animation program, Blender. This video will help you get used to your new application and get started with its many features. Follow along and pretty soon you will be ready to start animating like a pro.

How To : Start using Blender

This tutorial is for new Blender 3D users. All you need to do is have the software installed and this video will get you started. Start using Blender. Click through to watch this video on archive.org

How To : Destroy a mesh with external particles in Blender

This clip presents detailed, step-by-step instructions on how to destroy a Suzanne object using external plane particles. Whether you're new to the Blender Foundation's popular 3D modeling program or a seasoned graphic artist just interested in better acquainting yourself with ...more

How To : Create level templates in Blender

This clip presents detailed, step-by-step instructions on how to create level templates within Blender. Whether you're new to the Blender Foundation's popular open-source 3D computer graphics application or are a seasoned digital artist merely on the lookout for new tips and t ...more

How To : Render volumetric clouds in Blender

This clip provides detailed, step-by-step instructions on how to model and render volumetric clouds when working in Blender. Whether you're new to the Blender Foundation's popular open-source 3D computer graphics application or are a seasoned digital artist merely on the looko ...more

How To : Render objects in Blender

This clip presents a quick introduction to rendering within Blender, the popular (and free) 3d modeling app. Whether you're new to the Blender Foundation's popular open-source 3D computer graphics application or are a seasoned digital artist merely on the lookout for new tips ...more

How To : Model a 3D steampunk telescope in Blender

In this clip, Jonathan Williamson discusses modeling and texturing a steampunk-style telescope within Blender. Whether you're new to the Blender Foundation's popular open-source 3D computer graphics application or are a seasoned digital artist merely on the lookout for new tip ...more

How To : Use the Mirror Modifier tool in Blender

The Mirror Modifier can be extremely helpful in modeling objects with Symmetry. Whether you're new to the Blender Foundation's popular open-source 3D computer graphics application or are a seasoned digital artist merely on the lookout for new tips and tricks, you're sure to be ...more

How To : Create a realistic snow scene using Blender

In this tutorial, learn how to turn an ordinary sunny day into a snowy scene in using Blender. You will get a step by step on adding white snow to your photo or drawing, as well as other realistic aspects like tire tracks and footprints. Follow along and get started. Even if y ...more

How To : Create new Screen Layouts in Blender 2.49 or 2.5

In this clip, you'll see how to create a new Screen Layout (workspace, desktop) to use when Compositing: 8-Nodes. and initialize this new default User setup used in all future tutorials. This clip will also teach how to move the window around, what the starting nodes are and d ...more

How To : Make Pakistani pakora kurhi (curry)

Take 2 cups of baisan in a large bowl. Add salt, 1 teaspoon of chili powder, chopped coriander, 2 chopped green chilies, 1 teaspoon baking soda and one chopped onion. Put at least 2 cups of water to make a smooth paste. Keep it on a side for about half an hour. Then take s ...more

How To : Create and apply a cartoon shader in Blender 2.5

In this Blender user's guide, you'll see how to set up a "toon" shader, and use the Edge settings to apply a nice 2D cell-shaded look to your 3D models. Whether you're new to Autodesk's popular modeling software or a seasoned 3D artist just looking to better acquaint yourself ...more

How To : Texture a head with projection painting in Blender

This clip provides detailed, step-by-step instructions on how to texture a head with projection painting when working in Blender. Whether you're new to the Blender Foundation's popular open-source 3D computer graphics application or are a seasoned digital artist merely on the ...more

How To : Create a low-poly model of a tree in Blender

This five-part guide presents detailed, step-by-step instructions on how to create a low-polygon model of a tree when working in Blender. Whether you're new to the Blender Foundation's popular open-source 3D computer graphics application or are a seasoned digital artist merely ...more

How To : Make raw vegan vanilla extract

In this video, we learn how to make raw vegan vanilla extract. First, take whole organic vanilla beans and chop them into small pieces. After this, place the pieces of vanilla into a high speed blender along with 1 c of purified water. Start blending this on high until you hav ...more

How To : Render a Blender 3D model with LuxRender

This timelapse video shows how to start a simple model in Blender 3D and set up a render in LuxRender. The video also demonstrates how to create a daylight simulation and set up UV Maps in LuxRender. Whether you're new to the Blender Foundation's popular open-source 3D compute ...more

How To : Customize the Blender user interface

There seems to be a growing number of people who decide to try out blender but when you download Blender and start it the first time, it doesn't look very inviting, does it? Well, here's a little tutorial for those who are annoyed by Blender's default setup. Whether you're new ...more

How To : Make a Delcious Piña Colada

In this video Myriam from Short and Sweet will show you how to make a delicious pina colada perfect for the summer. The pina colada is a popular cocktail from Puerto Rico which has had changes in its recipe over time, however the modern pina colada is considered to be a mix of ...more

How To : Make coleslaw for you summer BBQs

In this tutorial, Caroline Artiss shows us how to make coleslaw for barbecues. You will need: half a cabbage, 3 medium carrots, 1 red onion and mayonnaise. To start, slice all of this up as finely as possible with a very sharp knife. You can also use a blender to do this if yo ...more

How To : Make raw vegan almond milk

Make Raw Vegan Almond Milk To make raw vegan almond milk, soak the almonds in water for six to eight hours, using twice as much water as almonds. After soaking be sure to rinse them a couple of times. Place them in a high-powered blender and add fresh purified water. Start th ...more

How To : Make a delicious homemade cherry ice cream

Everyone craves ice cream every now and then, except for those lactose-intolerant folks (we feel sorry for them). But nothing in the grocery store freezers will compare to a delicious homemade ice cream, so try to make some yourself, and start with this cherry ice cream recipe ...more

How To : Make a diabetic friendly millet breakfast cereal

The Tree of Life Rejuvenation Center has created this instructional video on how to make a diabetic friendly millet breakfast cereal. You will need almonds, cinnamon, shredded coconut, and hemp seed. You can make your own milk out of the almonds, coconut, or hemp or you can pu ...more

How To : Mix a Rum Runner

In this video, we learn how to mix a version of the Rum Runner drink. Traditionally, the Rum Runner is made in a blender, which we are not going to do. Instead, we are going to crush the ice and give it a slushy taste and consistency. Start out with a collins glass and a shake ...more

How To : Make dirt cake

Dirt cake starts by making a large package of chocolate pudding according to the recipe on the box. Then when the pudding is cool mix in a tub of cool whip. For the crust, freeze Oreo, or other chocolate sandwich cookies overnight, then use a food processor or blender to crush ...more

How To : Make agua de pina

Jevon's third video teaches how to make agua de piña a traditional Mexican drink which is much healthier than Kool-Aid or soda. To make the base, he starts with sugar, water, and pineapple. The pineapple is chopped into 1 inch pieces and put in a large bowl with sugar and wate ...more

How To : Make raw granola with almond milk

In this video, Raw food author and chef Jennifer Cornbleet shows you to make a great gluten-free raw granola, which is then topped with raw almond milk. She starts out by showing you have to make the almond milk by putting the almonds and water mixture into the blender. After ...more

How To : Work with paper mache

This video will show those who are interested how to make paper mache and how to use it in artwork as well. A quick and simple way to make paper mache starts with nothing but common newspaper. After soaking your newspaper in water for a while, place the newspaper in a blender ...more

HowTo : Extract DNA From Anything Living

As long as you don't mind liquifying your subject in a blender, you can test DNA from virtually anything living with this guide from he Universe of Utah's Genetics Science Learning Center. Learn Genetics uses green split peas as a subject, and suggests fruits, meats and vegeta ...more

How To : Create multiple layers in the GIMP image editor

With this free video software tutorial, you'll learn how to create and stack multiple layers à la Photoshop in the GIMP image editor. This particular clip uses the effect in service of making a Blender logo with a Zelda sword through it but, obviously, it has quite a lot of ot ...more

How To : Use library linking in Blender

This clip provides detailed, step-by-step instructions on how to link libraries in Blender. Whether you're new to the Blender Foundation's popular open-source 3D computer graphics application or are a seasoned digital artist merely on the lookout for new tips and tricks, you'r ...more

How To : Create daytime volumetric clouds in Blender

This clip provides detailed, step-by-step instructions on how to model and render daylight volumetric clouds when working in Blender. Whether you're new to the Blender Foundation's popular open-source 3D computer graphics application or are a seasoned digital artist merely on ...more

How To : Model a realistic eyeball in Blender

Learn how to create a realistic 3D model of an eye within Blender with this video guide. Whether you're new to the Blender Foundation's popular open-source 3D computer graphics application or are a seasoned digital artist merely on the lookout for new tips and tricks, you're s ...more

How To : Create objects in Blender 3D

Create three-dimensional objects in 3d-making software, Blender with help from this video tutorial. Learn the basics of how to get started making these animations with step-by-step instructions from this Blender expert.

How To : Make delicious vegan-style 'buttermilk' cornbread

In this video, Tam will be teaching us how to make Tam's healthy kitchen Vegan cornbread. The materials you will need to start with is a large bowl to mix the ingredients. First you will start with a bowl of whole wheat pastry flour. Then add a teaspoon of baking soda, with 1 ...more

How To : Build a complete digital home in Blender 3D

In this extensive three part video series, you'll learn, quite literally, how to build a fully furnished home in Blender 3D. Starting at the basic blueprint, to adding free furniture off of various internet websites, you'll get the full walkthrough in each part of the video. P ...more

How To : Make Jamaican jerk chicken wings

This video is brought to us by Rick Crossland, Executive Chef, and he shows us how to make Jamaican Jerk Chicken Wings. You need to marinate your chicken overnight, so he starts with the marinade. Combine dry jerk spice, fresh thyme, allspice, garlic and water in a blender. ...more

How To : Do high-poly sculpting within Blender 2.5

In order to reach high levels of polygons while sculpting in Blender 2.5, it is important to start from a base mesh, versus the default cube. Whether you're new to the Blender Foundation's popular open-source 3D computer graphics application or are a seasoned digital artist me ...more

How To : Design a photorealistic tree with Blender

Check out this video tutorial to learn how to design a photorealistic tree with Blender. To make this tree with Blender, you will be using textures and mesh transparency. To start off, you'll first need to find a picture of a tree and save it as a transparent PGN file. Blende ...more

How To : Model a full cartoon character in Blender 3D

Writer, Director and Producer Johnathan Williamson shows you how to model a simple cartoon character in Blender 3D from start to finish. This is just a simple character but demonstrates the principles of character modeling in Blender 3D. Once you know these basics you can move ...more

How To : Make a chocolate biscuit cake

Here is a cake type of chocolate cake, it uses biscuit cookies. You will probably have to fight the kids off just because you want it all to yourself. The best part is that there is no baking required and it is very simple to make. The only thing you need is patience - just en ...more

How To : Create a 3D claymation scene in Blender 2.5

In this video tutorial, we learn how to create a 3D claymation scene in Blender 2.5. Whether you're new to the Blender Foundation's popular modeling software or a seasoned 3D artist just looking to better acquaint yourself with the Blender 2.5 workflow, you're sure to be well ...more

How To : Create a 3D model of a werewolf in Blender 2.5

In this video tutorial, we learn how to create a 3D model of a werewolf in Blender 2.5. Whether you're new to Autodesk's popular modeling software or a seasoned 3D artist just looking to better acquaint yourself with the 3ds Max 2010 workflow, you're sure to be well served by ...more

How To : Create a 3D model of a cupcake in Blender

In this video tutorial, we learn how to create a comprehensive 3D model of a cupcake complete with paper within Blender. Whether you're new to the Blender Foundation's popular modeling software or a seasoned 3D artist just looking to better your skills, you're sure to be well ...more

How To : Make chicken tamales with tomatillo sauce

If you haven't prepared Mexican food before, don't worry, this tamales recipe isn't difficult. Just get all of the ingredients below and follow the step-by-step instructions to learn how to make the perfect chicken tamales with a delicious tomatillo sauce, which adds a great f ...more

How To : Easily make pie pastry dough

In this tutorial, Angie teaches us how to easily make pie pastry dough. Start with 2 cups of all purpose flour and a pinch of salt. Add in 1 c of shortening to this and use a pastry blender to cut it into the bowl. After you have worked the shortening into the mixture, add in ...more

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