Light in Blender

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 : 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 light streaks in Blender

In this Blender 2.5 video tutorial, you'll see a technique that makes use of array and curve modifiers to create light streaks like those you would see froma long exposure capture. The tutorial covers modifiers, materials and node compositing. Whether you're new to the Blender ...more

How To : Apply lighting to 3D objects in Blender

This clip covers the very basics of how lighting works within the Blender 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 and tricks, you're ...more

How To : Create a three-point lighting rig in Blender

A good lighting setup is essential to effectively displaying your model. Without it your hard work might as well be for nothing. This tutorial takes a look at how to make a good three-point (+) lighting setup in Blender. The tutorial covers the different kinds of lights within ...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 : Create flickering lights in Blender in one step

Learn how to create a foreboding flickering light effect with just a single step 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 lookout for new tips and ...more

How To : Light a house with ambient occlusion in Blender

This Blender 3D tutorial teaches you how to light a scene (in this case a house) from scratch using Ambient Occlusion, one lamp for the Sun and a hemi in the interior to fake radiosity. Ambient occlusion is a great way to light things, so if you need to learn 3D ray-trace ligh ...more

How To : Bake Apple Crunch Muffins

These muffins are a quick, yummy breakfast or a light, delicious mid-afternoon snack. This easy recipe provides you with moist, light muffins every time! This recipe makes 12 large muffins. Ingredients Muffins: 2 cups flour 1 cup brown sugar 1 tablespoon baking powder 1 tea ...more

How To : Make jello shots with the world's hottest pepper

Ghost chiles. They're the hottest chili peppers known to man, and they come from India. They're rated at over one million Scoville units. The typical jalapeño pepper only has between 2500 and 6000 Scoville units. You don't need liquor to get messed up on these jello shots! Re ...more

How To : Make a creamy asparagus, spinach and leek soup

Asparagus is the vegetable for everything. No matter what you do with it, it always tastes great. And this leek soup is no exception. With wild leeks and spinach, this soup is sure to be added to your listed of healthy and yummy recipes. This is a seamy, healthy soup rich wit ...more

How To : Illustrate with markers and colored pencils

Watch this fine art video tutorial to learn how to illustrate with markers and colored pencils. "This video shows my process for making an illustration (non tradigital). I use illustration markers (usually prismacolor) and color pencils (usually prisma once again) and a wax b ...more

How To : Blend an Indian cantaloupe milkshake

When cantaloupe is in season, try this light and refreshing recipe for Cantaloupe Milk Shake. It’ll cool down even the hottest of summer days! Watch this how to video to learn how to make an Indian style cantaloupe milkshake. Ingredients: Cantaloupe – 1 cup Milk – ½ cup (appr ...more

How To : Make sol kadi an exotic coconut Indian drink

Sol cadi is a refreshing konkani drink with a light coconut base and a hint of kokum. Have a few sips of sol kadi and you will fall in love with it this drink. Once you try it, we are sure you’ll be hooked to this exotic Indian drink recipe. Ingredients: Black Wet Kokum - 4-5 ...more

How To : Mix a classic BBQ sauce for grilling

Check out this how to video to learn how to make BBQ sauce. Experience a new video cookbook with delicious summertime recipes, perfect for your picnic basket or backyard BBQ table. All you need for this classic BBQ sauce recipe is: 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 2 tbsp ginger, ...more

How To : Make basil pesto sauce

Chef Roberto Donna demonstrates how to make pesto sauce. Basil, olive oil and garlic are merged to form this fragrant, bold sauce, ready to top a variety of dishes. It is assembled in a blender. Add salt to taste. This has a lighter garlic taste. Make basil pesto sauce. Click ...more

How To : Bake & frost a carrot cake

This how-to video is about how to bake and frost a carrot cake. Ingredients required: 1)Grated carrots 2)Confectioner sugar 3)All purpose flour 4)Vegetable oil 5)Granulated sugar 6)Light brown sugar 7)Four eggs 8)Chopped walnuts 9)Fresh milk 10)Baking powder 11)Baking soda 1 ...more

How To : Turn spinach from green to glowing red

Chlorophyll glows blood red under a black light. Here is an easy and cheap experiment you can do at home to see the results. Just check out this video tutorial to learn how to take a handful of green spinach, some rubbing alcohol, and a blender to prep the amazing red glowing ...more

How To : Mix a piña colada cocktail

It was on August 15, 1954, that Ramón "Monchito" Marrero Pérez first introduced the Piña Colada to the customers of the Beachcomber Bar at the Caribe Hilton in San Juan, Puerto Rico. To mix up a Piña Colada you will need a light rum, Coco Lopez coconut creme, heavy cream, pine ...more

How To : Make a Blue Balls cocktail

Baron Brunton and VideoJug demonstrate how to make a Blue Balls cocktail -- a delicious and refreshing cocktail for any occasion. A mixture of light rum, blue curacao, and a strong helping of raspberry syrup. First, crush ice and add to blender, then add the rum and raspberry ...more

HowTo : Make Sweet Wine Slushies

While some may enjoy the taste of straight up spirits, others enjoy sweeter alcoholic treats (booze popsicles or Jell-O shots, maybe). Here's a recipe for an after dinner dessert-drink: Sweet Wine Slushies from The Kitchn. You Will Need: One 750ml bottle sweet, fruity wine, ...more

How To : Apply a wolfman werewolf prosthetic

In this how to video, you will learn how to apply werewolf makeup. You will need the gelatin werewolf prosthetic grease paint. First, apply adhesive to the face. Next, place the prosthetic on. Push firmly on to the face to make sure it sticks properly. The lip area has to be a ...more

How To : Make roasted butternut squash soup

This video gives you an idea to make roasted butternut squash soup. The lady in this video takes you through the method of preparing this healthy and delicious food. she asks you to take a butternut squash melon and peel the skin off, then cut off the two ends. She instructs t ...more

How To : Make dessert crepes

Dessert crepes, a sweet French tradition, are delicate pancakes that can be enjoyed with many types of fillings after a meal – or even for breakfast. Watch this video to learn how to make dessert crepes. You Will Need * 2 c all-purpose flour * 6 tbsp butter, melted, plus ext ...more

How To : Make a pH indicator out of red cabbage

In this video, we learn how to make a pH indicator out of red cabbage. Red cabbage will work because when it absorbs an acid then it changes color and reflects light differently. To do this at home, try to add different types of acids to the cabbage. Start off by putting the c ...more

How To : Make tangy watermelon spritzies with Sandra Lee

A watermelon spritzy is just like summer itself: effervescent, light, and cheery. Composed of grenadine, lemon lime soda, some mint, and watermelon, this tangy drink is great for humid summer days lounging by the pool. The drink can also be served at BBQs for an unexpected com ...more

How To : Make a frozen banana daiquiri

The average American consumes 27 pounds of bananas every year. If you're not getting your fair share, try this classic drink—you'll catch up in no time. Chill the cocktail glass by filling it with ice and water, and set it aside. Crush the ice in the blender. Peel the banana a ...more

News : Print a 3D Model of Your Face Using Your iPhone

There are plenty of cutting edge apps out there, and endless innovations in the field of 3D printing. But to combine the two—and make it available to the common consumer—is unprecedented. Earlier this year, Georgia Tech researcher Grant Schindler created the world's first 3D ...more

How To : Make coconut-ginger chutney

Chutney is always at hit when eating Indian food. It goes with practically anything. Use it as a naan dip, a samosa sauce, or anything else. You can really put chutneys on anything! See how to make this coconut-ginger chutney recipe. Ranveer Brar blends green chile peppers, f ...more

How To : Make almond-crusted salmon with strawberry sauce

This tutorial shows you how to make almond-crusted salmon with strawberry sauce. This colorful and creative almond-crusted salmon with strawberry sauce recipe was adapted from one made by Chef Alex Araizaga at the Historic Santa Maria Inn in Santa Maria, CA. Strawberries are t ...more

News : This Really Is the Coolest Cooler Ever

I honestly believe that everyone on earth owns the same blue cooler—you know the one. Cooler technology hasn't changed since the '50s, and frankly, it's time to mix things up, with a built-in blender perhaps? With the Coolest Cooler, it's actually possible! The Coolest Cooler ...more

How To : Juice Without a Juicer

There is very little in this world that tastes as good as a glass of fresh-pressed juice. The flavors in fruit and vegetables are more clean and immediate on your palate, while the chlorophyll and nutrients seem to zip right into your bloodstream. A really great glass of fresh ...more

How To : Chickpea Liquid Makes a Fantastic Vegan Mayonnaise

We had some friends over for a barbecue a few weeks back. Among other items, this outdoor soirée featured an epic potato salad (bacon, basil, crushed potato chips, pickles—the whole nine yards). And, like many potato salads, ours was made with a hearty amount of mayonnaise. B ...more

Beer : Our New Favorite Cocktail Ingredient

One of my favorite things about cocktails is that they're so diverse. They can be sweet or savory, filling or refreshing. And they can take advantage of nearly any ingredient imaginable, including egg whites, smoked ice, flavor cubes, and even beer. As a card-carrying member ...more

How To : De-Gunk Your Dirty Grill Grates with Aluminum Foil

As you get barbecuing this summer, you're likely to encounter a few grills that aren't exactly the cleanest. At parks or campgrounds and even on your friends' grills (or, um, your own), no one wants to place food on gunked-up grill grates. The leftover mess from previous barb ...more

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