Blender 3D Tutorial: Modeling a Chalkboard Part 3

Finally, here it is--part 3 of the chalkboard modeling series. In this conclusion we go through the process of creating a simple Cycles material and a diffuse image texture in GIMP. This is a fairly straightforward process, one that I hope you find helpful. Creating...

Modeling a Chalkboard in Blender 3D–Part 2: UV Unwrap

Here is part 2 of the chalkboard modeling tutorial. We will UV unwrap the model to prepare it for texturing. This process can be tedious and challenging, especially with more organic models. This model has a simple structure, so the unwrapping will be pretty...

Creating a Chalkboard in Blender 3D: Part 1

In this tutorial, we model a chalkboard in Blender. This is part 1 of what I think will be a 2-3 part series where we will then texture and render the model. 3D Modeling Basics I wanted something that would be easy enough for you to follow along, so I chose a...

Blender 3D “Trim” Brush Tip

Here is a look at a tip submitted to blendernation.com by user mifth. It illustrates how to sculpt hard surface features similar to using the Trim Brush in Zbrush. I added a method to reduce the poly count and still get comparable...

Blender 3D: Baking an Ambient Occlusion Map

In this video, you will learn how to bake an ambient occlusion map in Blender. Ambient occlusion is an approximate calculation of how light reacts in the real world. It can add some depth to your models when used as part of the texturing process. Copyright © 2017...

Blender 3D Modeling Basics Pt 11: UV Unwrapping II

NOTE: I have changed the number label of this tutorial, so the audio narration's mention of which part of the series covers will differ. Here is a little more detail of the UV Unwrapping process than was covered in part 10 which is linked below. We will be unwrapping...

Blender 3D Modeling Basics Pt 10: UV Unwrapping

NOTE: I have changed the number label of this tutorial, so the audio narration's mention of which part of the series covers will differ. Here is a basic rundown of the UV unwrap process. It is a tedious and excruciating process that I am convinced was developed as a...

Blender 3D Modeling Basics Pt 9: Vertex Bevel

NOTE: I have changed the number label of this tutorial, so the audio narration's mention of which part of the series covers will differ. This is a quick overview of the new vertex bevel, edge and vert slide tools added to the new release of Blender--2.66.

Blender 3D Modeling Basics Pt 8: The Bevel Tool

NOTE: I have changed the number label of this tutorial, so the audio narration's mention of which part of the series covers will differ. In this video, you will learn how to use the Bevel tools in Blender to smooth out sharp edges on your models. This provides you...

Blender 3D Modeling Basics Pt 5: Bezier Curve Pipes

NOTE: I have changed the number label of this tutorial, so the audio narration's mention of which part of the series covers will differ. In this tutorial, we cover how to make a pipe or wire structure using bezier curves in Blender. This is an easy and powerful method...

Blender 3D Modeling Basics Part 4: Spin and Spin Duplicate

NOTE: I have changed the number label of this tutorial, so the audio narration's mention of which part of the series covers will differ. In part 4 of the modeling series, we cover the Spin and Spin Duplicate tool. These are handy functions for creating arcs and...

Blender 3D Modeling Basics Pt 3: Loop Cut and Knife Tools

NOTE: I have changed the number label of this tutorial, so the audio narration's mention of which part of the series covers will differ. This video covers the loop cut and knife tools for Blender 2.6. These tools are useful when you need to add more geometry to your...

Blender 3D View: Rotate, Pan & Zoom Controls

Manipulating Blender's 3D interface can seem awkward at first and it will take some getting used to the keyboard/mouse control scheme. But hear me now and believe me later, doing so will become second nature in a short time. This tutorial covers navigating the 3D...

Blender 3D User Interface Basics

This is a quick video that goes over the basics of Blender's user interface -- the different elements, toolbars and resizing/splitting/joining windows to name a few. The Blender interface is highly customizable and it pays off to experiment with the layout.  There...

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