Tag: Blender

Blender Tutorial: Sculpting

The last few weeks I’ve focused on a workflow suited more towards video game asset production or animation, but this week, we’ll delve into the more artistic side of Blender. Most models for video games are quite simple and have fewer triangles to improve performance of the game; this style is called ‘Low-Poly’ and aims…
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Blender Tutorial: Animation

So this week we’re moving on to animating in Blender. Blender’s been used by many studios to make some amazing 3D animated shorts. Here’s a few animated shorts as some examples of what can be done in Blender. Spring by Blender Animation Studio:https://youtu.be/WhWc3b3KhnY Hero created by Daniel Martinez Lara and his team (they also share…
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Blender Tutorial: Rigging

This week we continue our mini Blender tutorials with rigging! Rigging is adding ‘bones‘ to your 3D model in order to animate it later. Rigging can be a bit boring, so Blender has an addon called Rigify that does most of the work for you! I would highly recommend making your first rig on your…
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Blender Tutorial: Materials and Shaders

This week we’ll be looking at another way to add colour to your 3D models using materials and shaders. With materials and shaders, you can replicate the look of glass, fabric, ceramic, grass, hair, and much more. Texturing and UV mapping is generally better for toon styled colouring, while materials are better suited for replicating…
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Blender Tutorial: UVs and Textures

After learning basic 3D modelling in Blender, this week I’ll go into a bit about UVs and textures. UV unwrapping and texturing is how you add colours and designs onto your 3D model. I suggest practicing with a simple model at first, such as a cube or a cylinder. UV unwrapping can get quite complicated…
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Blender Tutorial: Modelling

My name is Natalia, and I am a student in Computer Science. Besides programming, I like to do 3D modelling in Blender and video game development in Unity. Over the summer I will be sharing links to various Blender tutorials and showing off some special features of Blender such as 2D animation. The first tutorials…
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