Procedural Texture in Blender

How To : Create stable procedural noise textures in Blender

In this quick clip, you'll see how to easily create a procedural noise texture that's stable during animation, unlike the default "Noise" procedural texture that's available in Blender. Whether you're new to the Blender Foundation's popular open-source 3D computer graphics app ...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 Simple Procedural Brick Texture in Maya

This is a guide to making a very simple procedural texture for Maya. As with all procedural textures, the basic texture can be refined and added to. It's a texture! Open up the Hypershade (Window > Rendering Editors > Hypershade). This is where you can edit any textures as w ...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 : Texture with projection painting in Blender 2.49

With the release of Blender 2.49, comes the ability to stencil images onto your model via projection. This tutorial goes through the process of setting up your model and it’s UVs in order to “projection paint” your textures onto the model. Whether you're new to the Blender Fou ...more

How To : Apply a texture to the world background in Blender

In this tutorial, you will see how to apply a texture, in this case a subtle gradient, to the world background in Blender. Textures can vastly improve the presentation of your model. Whether you're new to the Blender Foundation's popular open-source 3D computer graphics applic ...more

How To : Texture 3D objects with materials in Blender

Materials allow you to just the colors and specularity of your 3D models. 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 ...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 : Texture a head with GLSL preview in Blender

This 31 minutes blender tutorial will show you the steps to texture a head using the new GLSL preview features of the Apricot blender versions. You will see how to interactively blend together 3 projections of reference photographies into a final texture. This assumes you alre ...more

How To : Use and work with surface shaders in Houdini 10

An introduction to building a surface shader in VOPs that combines an image texture with procedural shading. This is a rather longer set of videos than normal as it is a complete walk through of creating a shader. The videos are in total are roughly an hour long. Whether you'r ...more

How To : Use group masks in modo 301

This 3D software tutorial teaches you the power and simplicity of the group mask in modo 301. When you hear the term mask, you probably think of layer masks, but group masks are different and more complex. See how to use a single procedural, image or vertex map texture to modu ...more

How To : Rip 3-D character models from Nintendo 64 games

With paper crafting you can build intricate paper models of your favorite characters, from Jack Sparrow to Nintendo's own Toad. This video tutorial shows you how to rip 3-D characters from your favorite Nintendo 64 games for the purposes of paper crafting. It will take some ed ...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 : Use the displace modifier in 3ds Max

The Displace modifier in 3ds Max acts as a force field to push and reshape an object’s geometry. You can apply its variable force directly from the modifier gizmo, or from a bitmapped image. The 3D Studio Max displace modifier works on Shapes, Meshes, Polys, Patches, NURBS. Di ...more

How To : Remove materials in Blender

Did you create a cool three-dimensional object in Blender then texture it, only to decide you hate the texture? Then check out this video and learn how to remove materials from objects in Blender 3D. software.

How To : Model with images in 3ds Max

This 3D software tutorial shows you how to use images to affect models in 3D Studio Max. Using the displacement modifier in 3ds Max we are able to use either image data or procedural texture maps to drive geometry in a design model. Modeling with images is a great way to model ...more

How To : Cook a butternut squash soup

In this video chef Michel Nischan adds ingredients to a stewed squash before sending it through the blender for a smooth soup texture. This is one healthy and a unique healthy dish, using herbs and chicken stock for flavor.

How To : Make Zanata's Famous Crab Cakes

This Crab Cake recipe comes from one of my favorite places in Rockwall, Texas called Zanata. You can't go wrong fwith anything on the menu. Its always fantastic or wunderbar, as you would say in German. So, let's get started. Ingredients for Crab Cake: 1 lb jumbo blue crab 2 ...more

How To : Create and use band-pass filters in Blender

In this clip, you'll see how to construct a pass filter, commonly called a high-gain or band-pass filter. To do this, you'll use the HSV channels to identify what to do, the RGB curve to make an inversion mask, or negative, so that the image is added to itself, thus evening ou ...more

How To : Create a flying camera rig in Blender 2.4 or 2.5

Blender is really cool in that you can mix your modes of editing between projections of that video in 3D space, 2D-based compositing, and 2D-based mixing in the VSE, all at the same time. An über-cool idea is to use your video to texture something - a plane, or a sphere common ...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 iced coffee in a blender

Summer is coming and an iced coffee would taste really good when that temperature is sizzling! To make a good iced coffee you will need:1. electric mixer2. ice3. milk4. caramel5. chocolate syrup6. brewed coffee Fill the blender with ice. Add milk but not enough to cover all of ...more

How To : Mmmm… DIY Bacon-Flavored Pixy Stix

If there's anything the Internet has taught us, it's the fact that, just because two things shouldn't go together, does not under any circumstances mean that someone won't find a way to make them go together. Take this recipe, for instance. When you think of Pixy Stix, all ki ...more

How To : Animate textures with offset parameters in Blender

Learn how to animate movie strip textures using offset parameters when working 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 tricks, yo ...more

How To : Create 2D procedural textures in LightWave

The node editor in LightWave allows you to create procedural 2 dimensional textures. This is better than normal mapping because it can be directly applied to UV's. Trust us, this is a good thing to know how to do once you start animating textured objects! Create 2D procedural ...more

How To : Make 3D materials and textures in Blender

Designing 3D graphics is one of the most challenging and lucrative fields of computer design. This video for beginning 3D graphics artists features a tutorial on how to make materials and textures in Blender, one popular 3D modeling software suite. Making this pair of pants wi ...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 : 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 : 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 : 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 : Model realistic hair in Blender

This Blender user's guide discusses techniques for creating hair and giving them textures and materials. The first is Mesh hair using Bezier Curves, and the second is Particle Hair. Whether you're new to the Blender Foundation's popular open-source 3D computer graphics applica ...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 : Rotate and spin images in Blender

See how to spin images using Blender. First, you'll see how to use the UV-Textured plane rig and physically rotate the mesh. Next, you'll see how to use Nodes, and then the Sequencer. This clip discusses Orthographic camera scaling, animation, and considerations about clipping ...more

How To : Do localized image distortion in Blender

See how to do localized image distortion using Blender. The rig is a simple UV-textured plane filmed using an orthographic camera. You then subdivide the plane, add some curve guides, and use proportional editing to alter an image. The above before-after shot shows a nose job ...more

How To : Make Chunky Guacamole

Ingredients 1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves 1 medium garlic clove, peeled, quartered 1 small scallion, trimmed, cut into 1-inch pieces 1/2 small green chili, seeded and quartered 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon chili powder 1/2 cup non-fat plain yogurt 2 tablespoons fresh lemon ...more

News : Make Chunky Gazpacho

Ingredients: 1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves 1 medium garlic clove, peeled, quartered 1 small scallion, trimmed, cut into 1-inch pieces 1/2 small green chili, seeded and quartered 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon chili powder 1/2 cup non-fat plain yogurt 2 tablespoons fresh lemon ...more

How To : Use watercolor pencil techniques

In this video, we learn how to use watercolor pencil techniques. The rendering process is similar to those with graphite. You will use strokes, giving them different lengths and colors to create texture. You can do crosshatching on the paper so everything is darker and you are ...more

How To : Bake render compositing nodes in Blender

This Blender tutorial covers methods for bake rendering compositing nodes and ways to speed up render times. We will pre-render the objects and save the precious time when rendering animations. We'll discover the challenges that we meet (such as missing specular in the baked t ...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 : Make delicious roasted butternut squash soup

In this video Tracy shows how to make roasted butternut squash soup, which is very healthy. For this, first you have to take 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil and add one clove of chopped or grated garlic. Then add one cup roasted butternut squash, roasted baby carrot an ...more

How To : Make Mexican salsa

Hetal and Anuja from Show Me The Curry take us through the steps to make a tasty, fresh salsa which is an integral part of Mexican cuisine. You will need a food processor for this recipe, a blender would make the salsa to thin and soup like. First, add the following ingredient ...more

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