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How To : Box model an alien in Blender 2.5

This clip demonstrates how to use the box-modeling technique to create a full character. The box-modeling technique is a good way to quickly visualize the shape of your character, rather than a creating the detail from the beginning. Whether you're new to the Blender Foundatio ...more

How To : Model a 3D light bulb in Blender 2.5

This illuminating how-to demonstrates how to go about modeling a full 3D light bulb within Blender 2.5 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 tr ...more

How To : Unwrap a low-polygon building in Blender 2.5

In this Blender 2.5 video tutorial, you'll see how to begin the process of completely UV unwrapping a low poly, hard-surface building. The tutorial provides tips on how to deal with a large number of replicated objects and unwrapping a multitude of small parts. Part one covers ...more

How To : Make a 3D model of an axe in Blender 2.5

This modeling tutorial describes the process of creating an axe in Blender 2.5. The tutorial demonstrates basic modeling techniques and good use of the Shrinkwrap and Solidify modifiers. Whether you're new to the Blender Foundation's popular open-source 3D computer graphics ap ...more

How To : Use the basic editing tools within Blender 2.5

This tutorial presents a general introduction to the basic editing functions and tools available within Blender 2.49 & 2.5. Whether you're new to the Blender Foundation's popular 3D modeling program or a seasoned graphic artist just interested in better acquainting yourself wi ...more

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

In this Blender 2.5 video tutorial, you'll learn how to create a branded coffee cup. This tutorial encompasses the modeling, rendering and texturing of the coffee cup. Whether you're new to the Blender Foundation's popular 3D modeling program or a seasoned graphic artist just ...more

How To : Add detail with displace modifiers in Blender 2.5

This quick Blender 2.5 video tip demonstrates how to use a displace modifier in conjunction with textures to add extra detail to a mesh. Using this technique can help provide another level of depth to a model with relative ease that otherwise would have to be done manually or ...more

How To : Sculpt the face of a rock in Blender 2.5

In this Blender 2.5 video tutorial, you'll see how to do some fairly intensive sculpting on creating a rock face. This tutorial makes use of a technique very similar to sketching by layering large numbers of stroke over one another to automatically create much of the detail. W ...more

How To : Append and link external elements in Blender 2.5

In this quick Blender 2.5 video tip, you'll learn how appending/linking can be used to bring in elements from another .blend file. These elements can be mesh objects, lamps, materials, or even sculpting brushes. Whether you're new to the Blender Foundation's popular 3D modelin ...more

How To : Make a pumpkin texture in Blender 2.5

This clip will take you through the process of texturing a 3D pumpkin in Blender 2.5. This tutorial uses a procedural materials and textures. 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 : Create a 3D model of a tornado in Blender 2.5

Learn how to create a full 3D model of a tornado within Blender 2.5. 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 well serve ...more

How To : Unwrap a mesh in Blender 2.5

This clip presents an overview of how to unwrap a mesh when working in Blender 2.5. 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 the application, you're sure to be we ...more

How To : Create rounded-off square forms in Blender 2.5

In this quick Blender 2.5 video tip, you'll see how to easily model a rounded-off square form by using snapping/retopology tools. 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 and edit keyframes in Blender 2.5

This clip presents a general overview on how to keyframes (sometimes written "key frames") in Blender 2.5. 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 the applicatio ...more

How To : Redirect edge flow in Blender 2.5

This video offers a few quick tips on tricks on redirecting edge flow (or edgeflow) when working within Blender 2.5. 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 the ...more

How To : Use the rip tool when modeling in Blender 2.5

This quick clip offers a few handy tips and tricks on using the rip tool when working within Blender 2.5. 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 the application ...more

How To : Texture with projection painting in Blender 2.5

This clip presents detailed, step-by-step instructions on how to texture 3D objects with projection painting in Blender 2.5. 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 : Use Blender 2.5's external drag and drop feature

In this quick Blender 2.5 video tip, you'll see how to use the new external drag and drop functionality recently added to Blender. This feature enables you to drag and drop images and videos from your operating systems file browser into Blender. Whether you're new to the Blend ...more

How To : Animate fingers with an easy rig in Blender 2.5

This Blender 2.5 video tutorial takes on the process of rigging the fingers to a human hand with only a few bones and constraints. This technique leaves you with fingers that are very easy to animate and control without the need for IKs or Drivers. Whether you're new to the Bl ...more

How To : Model the feathery wings of a bird in Blender 2.5

This Blender 2.5 Video tutorial presents an overview of using the particle hair system to create downey feathers, then using the duplifaces technique to add the longer feathers, as well as their texturing and a quick rig setup. Whether you're new to the Blender Foundation's po ...more

How To : Create a 3D chain model in Blender 2.5

This Blender 2.5 video tutorial offers a lesson in how to create an easy chain with nothing more than a single link, a array modifier and a curve modifier. Then see the process of using the freshly created chain in a simple scene. Whether you're new to the Blender Foundation's ...more

How To : Render a Star Wars light saber in Blender 2.5

This Blender 2.5 video tutorial tackles something that is on most people's "create -before-I-die" list, a Jedi light saber. This tutorial focuses in on the post-processing aspect by setting up a node network to create the effect of the glowing blade. Modeling is not covered in ...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 : Create blueprints in Blender 2.5

In this Blender 2.5 video tutorial, you'll see a method for generating neat-looking blueprint graphics. This tutorial includes using the Gears add-on, creating outline-only objects, setting up the World to look like a blueprint, and more. Whether you're new to the Blender Foun ...more

How To : Create a simple studio backdrop in Blender 2.5

This quick Blender 2.5 video tip shows how to make a simple drop-cloth effect like those you see photographers often use. The tip also demonstrates how to make the drop cloth follow the camera's rotation. Whether you're new to the Blender Foundation's popular open-source 3D co ...more

How To : Layer background images in Blender 2.5

This quick Blender 2.5 video tip tutorial demonstrates how to use multiple background images. This feature is very useful and allows for layering images in the viewport and assigning separate images to specific viewing angles. Without the need for multiple viewports. Whether y ...more

How To : Sculpt scales with Alpha Brushes in Blender 2.5

This sculpter's guide presents a look at how to create reptilian scales with alpha maps as a custom brush. The tutorial makes use of both Blender 2.5 and Photoshop. Whether you're new to the Blender Foundation's popular open-source 3D computer graphics application or are a sea ...more

How To : Model the topology of a human foot in Blender 2.5

Arguably the single most important aspect to modeling is topology. This Blender 2.5 overview tutorial takes a look at the topology of the human foot, examining each of the main edgeloops, poles, etc. Whether you're new to the Blender Foundation's popular open-source 3D compute ...more

How To : Model a strand of Christmas Lights in Blender 2.5

This clip demonstrates the process of creating a model of a strand of Christmas lights in Blender 2.5. The tutorials covers modeling and how to use array and curve modifiers to create a strand of lights that will automatically lengthen as needed. Whether you're new to the Blen ...more

How To : Adjust Window Draw Method settings in Blender 2.5

This quick tip takes a look at probably one of the most important settings to control the smoothness of Blender's UI interaction, the Window Draw Method. Whether you're new to the Blender Foundation's popular open-source 3D computer graphics application or are a seasoned digit ...more

How To : Create shape keys within Blender 2.5

This tutorial goes over creating shape keys (or shapekeys) within Blender and goes on to apply drivers to the shape keys so that the armature can control the them. Whether you're new to the Blender Foundation's popular open-source 3D computer graphics application or are a seas ...more

How To : Create realtime-modifiable text within Blender 2.5

See how to create text that is modifiable in realtime for the Blender Game Engine. 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 the application, you're sure to be wel ...more

How To : Create a 3D blowing leaf animation in Blender 2.5

This clip demonstrates how to create a simple scene of blowing leaves. This technique makes good use of alpha mapped leaves, particle systems and a particle instance modifier to achieve the result. Whether you're new to the Blender Foundation's popular open-source 3D computer ...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 : Copy user settings in Blender 2.5

This quick Blender 2.5 tip video demonstrates an easy way to copy over your settings from previous testing builds of Blender 2.5 to the latest build you have downloaded. Whether you're new to the Blender Foundation's popular open-source 3D computer graphics application or are ...more

How To : Unwrap a model of a building in Blender 2.5

In this two-part tutorial series, you'll learn how to unwrap a building in Blender 2.5. Whether you're new to Autodesk's popular 3D modeling program or a seasoned graphic artist just interested in better acquainting yourself with the application, you're sure to be well served ...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 : Change the unit of measurment in Blender 2.5

In this quick Blender 2.5 video tip, you'll see show how you can change the unit of measurement within Blender away from the default Blender Units to either Metric or Imperial units. Doing this makes it much easier to accurately create objects to scale. Whether you're new to t ...more

How To : Create volume node textures in Blender 2.5

This is a quick tutorial on setting up a nodes-based texture for 3D volumes in Blender 2.5. Were you aware Blender 2.5 includes a cloud generation script? See how to use it with this video guide. Whether you're new to the Blender Foundation's popular open-source 3D computer gr ...more

How To : Create and rig a bouncing ball in Blender 2.5

In this clip, you'll learn how to create dynamically deforming bouncing balls in Blender 2.5. 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 the application, you're sur ...more

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