Model A Cubic Gyroid Abstract For 3d Print In Blender 2.75

Skill Level: Intermediate / Views: 6 / System Requirements: Model A Cubic Gyroid In Blender 2.75

This is a companion video to my recent 3dsmax tutorial, in which we translate the process of modeling this shape to Blender 2.75, for 3d printing or digital design. The techniques shown here employ standard polygonal modeling tools, and no plugins or addons are necessary. The Dynamic Spacebar, Pie Menus, and Icons:Dev addons are enabled, but not required, for this tutorial.

LuxXeon on 12:48PM Tue, 11 August 2015

Model A Nested Dodecahedron Math Model In Blender 2.75

Skill Level: Intermediate / Views: 8 / System Requirements: Blender 3D v2.75 or higher.

This latest video is the Blender edition of my recent modeling tutorial for 3dsmax, in which I demonstrate a relatively quick and painless strategy to achieving a "nested" dodecahedron math model. This fascinating shape is really much less complex than it appears, but creating it will take us through some very interesting, and useful techniques to seamlessly connect concentric polygonal shapes, using the Loop Tools' Bridge command. Along the way, we also utilize advanced tactics for selecting and isolating interconnected surface elements on cumbersome geometry. The resulting model is ideal for 3D Printing; as an interesting piece of jewelry, decor; or simply as a digital design asset.

LuxXeon on 8:12AM Wed, 22 July 2015

Model A Trefoil Star Pendant In Blender 2.7x For Render Or Print

Skill Level: Intermediate / Views: 8 / System Requirements: Blender 3D v2.7x or higher.

This tutorial is a translation of my previous video for 3dsmax, in which I demonstrate an intermediate technique to achieve a beautiful trefoil star-shaped pendant object (known also as a Cayley Cubic Surface), which could be used as an interesting digital asset, or for 3d printing.

LuxXeon on 10:10AM Sun, 28 June 2015

Simple deform and orientating

Skill Level: Intermediate / Views: 13 / System Requirements: Blender, Pie menu addon, Dynamic Space Bar addon

Teaches how to orient the Simple Deform Modifier using an empty object. It specifically uses the bend portion of simple deform but the principle can be applied to the others.

Cybermonk on 8:50PM Wed, 18 March 2015

Using DAZ Genesis (and Genesis 2) models in Blender 3D

Skill Level: Beginner / Views: 810 / System Requirements: Blender 3D, DAZ Studio

Importing and setting up a well-rigged, morphable Genesis (or Genesis 2) character into Blender can turn out to be a very tedious and repetitive task. This tutorial shows you how you can do it in just a few clicks.

khalibloo on 7:53AM Sun, 05 January 2014

Create Clothing Manikin/Doll In Blender

Skill Level: Beginner / Views: 297 / System Requirements: Blender

This tutorial is to guide you thru the process of creating a clothing manikin/doll with in Blender. This tutorial is based on these previous works and modified for the current version of Blender 2.69 I will be working using Poser 2012 but most of the steps are backward compatible with previous versions of Poser and the steps should also work with Daz Studio as to how to export your character. So lets get onto and have some fun Modeling.

Lobo3433 on 12:09PM Sat, 16 November 2013

One Way To Map Tattoos Using Blender

Skill Level: Intermediate / Views: 328 / System Requirements: Blender 2.49b (same principles for later versions)

It really is incredibly simple - maybe 50 keystrokes/mouse moves and less than 5 minutes to do a figure! This guide assumes you know how to import your mesh, position it, and delete the bits you don't need, but holds your hand from that point on...

3dcheapskate on 2:37AM Wed, 30 October 2013

How To Model A Seamless Tiling Texture

Skill Level: Intermediate / Views: 369 / System Requirements: Blender (I was using Blender 2.49)

For anybody who's downloaded my tiling mail textures and thinks it must be difficult to make them - it's not! This 15 page PDF shows how I make tiling textures from a 3D model. As long as you're familiar with Blender you should be able to follow these 12 steps quite easily and start creating your own seamless tiling textures. (If you use another 3D modelling app the same principles apply...)

3dcheapskate on 11:40PM Sat, 18 May 2013

UV Map Painting

Skill Level: Beginner / Views: 482 / System Requirements: Blender 3D

A easy way for beginners to texture just by drawing the texture on the object. Done it in Blender 2.5

Jops_the_2nd on 4:47PM Wed, 17 August 2011

Setting a background movie in Blender

Skill Level: Beginner / Views: 2682

New to Blender and overwhelmed by all the options? Trying to figure out how to do the things that you see other people do in their demos? Heres the first of a series of short Blender tutorials aimed to show how to perform all the small but crucial steps in every day activities. Step #1: how to setup a background movie to play inside one of Blenders Views. Enjoy, and if you need help on specific topics let me know and I might turn the answer into another short turotial.New to Blender and overwhelmed by all the options? Trying to figure out how to do the things that you see other people do in their demos? Heres the first of a series of short Blender tutorials aimed to show how to perform all the small but crucial steps in every day activities. Step #1: how to setup a background movie to play inside one of Blenders Views. Enjoy, and if you need help on specific topics let me know and I might turn the answer into another short turotial.

Pret-a-3D on 10:34PM Wed, 19 August 2009

Shrink Wrapping

Skill Level: Beginner / Views: 364 / System Requirements: Blender 3D

Using blender's Shrink Wrap Modifier.

Reddog9 on 8:51PM Mon, 20 July 2009

UV Mapping with Blender - Basics

Skill Level: Intermediate / Views: 378 / System Requirements: Blender 3D

Introduction to UV Mapping with Blender 3D.

Reddog9 on 4:59PM Sun, 14 June 2009

Introduction to using materials with Yafray

Skill Level: Intermediate / Views: 169 / System Requirements: Blender 3d, Yafray 0.1.0, QT libs,

This is a reference tutorial covering the use of materials with the new Yafray interface. At this time, it uses some of the texture information from the traditional Blender Material's setting while color, transparency, gloss and other settings must be set from within the Yafray script interface.

Reddog9 on 2:19PM Fri, 10 April 2009

Intro to using Yafray with Blender

Skill Level: Beginner / Views: 158 / System Requirements: Blender 3d, Yafray, QT libs.

Intro to the new Yafray : Blender interface:Based on Blender version 2.48 and Yafray version 0.1.0

Reddog9 on 2:17PM Fri, 10 April 2009

Modeling a Sponge

Skill Level: Intermediate / Views: 193 / System Requirements: Blender 3D

A tutorial using a slightly different format. It's designed for an intermediate user looking for ideas on how to go about modeling something. As I created this model, I took lots of screen captures with the idea that I would create a tutorial with lots of reference photos and fewer words.

Reddog9 on 2:13PM Fri, 10 April 2009

Game Engine - Health Bar

Skill Level: Beginner / Views: 113 / System Requirements: Blender 3D

A short and simple tutorial on creating a Health Bar for your Blender Games.

Reddog9 on 2:12PM Fri, 10 April 2009

Use cookie cutter script in Blender 3d

Skill Level: Beginner / Views: 158

If you want to avoid unreliable Boolean operations to cut complex patterns out of objects (ie, make holes), the cookie cutter script that comes with Blender is the answer. It's very like Shapemerge in 3ds Max.Also included at site assorted helpful notes about Blender generally.

giraffeez on 2:12AM Fri, 18 July 2008

From Blender to Poser the Easy Way

Skill Level: Beginner / Views: 2306 / System Requirements: Windows or Mac for Poser; Linux, Mac or Windows for Blender, Poser 6+, Obj2Cr2 Python Script (PhilC)

Importing 3D clothing meshes into Poser to make conforming cloth just got a whole lot easier with PhilC's Obj2Cr2 Python script utility. If you do your prep work right - and there's not really all *that* much that needs doing - you will find yourself freed from the frustration of that bane of Poser content developers: the "Setup Room".A caveat: this is how *I* import clothing made in Blender3D. I may have left a tickbox unticked or left some key point unsaid. Please let me know if you find yourself at a loss as to how to continue. Be happy to help. Another caveat: this tutorial was written a long time ago Blender 2.45?? - WOW!)... I only recently discovered that during a website reshuffle some images were moved, which I've restored. The tutorial still works even in the newer versions of Blender and Poser. I've almost completely gone to dynamic cloth, however, so do not avail myself much of mechanisms that facilitate modelling conforming cloth anymore.

RobynsVeil on 8:45PM Sat, 07 June 2008

Creating Tank Tracks

Skill Level: Intermediate / Views: 203 / System Requirements: Blender 3D 2.45 or above

Creating tank tracks using Dupli Frames and a curve Path.

Reddog9 on 1:40PM Fri, 28 March 2008

Setting Vertex Colors with Python

Skill Level: Beginner / Views: 100 / System Requirements: Blender 3D

Someone came to my site a while back looking for a way to set vertex colors using python. Here's a brief tutorial that shows how you can do it.

Reddog9 on 9:14PM Wed, 26 March 2008

Using Specular Maps

Skill Level: Beginner / Views: 442 / System Requirements: Blender 3D

A brief tutorial on using UV Maps in a rendered image. Covers Texture Maps, Normal Maps (bump) and Specular Maps. Also briefly describes Proportional Fall Off.

Reddog9 on 9:56AM Thu, 06 March 2008

Spinning Cube Animation.

Skill Level: Intermediate / Views: 150 / System Requirements: Blender 3D

A simple animation of a spinning cube with it's rotation center moving.

Reddog9 on 12:34AM Sat, 23 February 2008

Modeling with Soft Bodies

Skill Level: Intermediate / Views: 397 / System Requirements: Blender 3D

A tutorial that will show you how to use soft bodies to create a static model.

Reddog9 on 10:14PM Sat, 26 January 2008

Baking Normals and Ambient Occlusion Maps

Skill Level: Beginner / Views: 225 / System Requirements: Blender 3D

This tutorials shows the process of baking normals and ambient occlusion maps to a texture.

Reddog9 on 7:34PM Sat, 26 January 2008

Spin Modeling

Skill Level: Beginner / Views: 280 / System Requirements: Blender 3D

A simple and easy tutorial on modeling an object using the "Spin" function.

Reddog9 on 1:26AM Sun, 13 January 2008