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Category Archives: Tutorials

Category Archives: Tutorials

How to: bright flower macro

Very simple and easy setup for bright white flower macro shots. What you need: flower two speedlites white styrofoam plates Place the styrofoam plates in a L-shape and point the speedlites at them. The flower is positioned in the middle of this setup with the camera on the same height as the blossom pointing towards […]

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DIY lightbox

Ever wondered why those product shots look that much better than the pictures you take of your grand-granddad’s heirloom watch? Most probably because of the light. As we all know, lighting is everything in photography. A lightbox is a neat little gadget that helps you light stuff you want to take a picture of. Well, […]

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Blenderella or the modeling of great characters

This is my personal short review of the Blender Institute training DVD ¬†6: ¬†Blenderella, Character Modeling in Blender 2.5. Summary What is it all about? Obviously character modeling. More specifically the DVD focuses on polygonal quad-based modeling using the latest Blender version. There are a lot of different ways one can go about character modeling, […]

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Blender tips

Just stumbled upon this great collection of Blender tips from some of the best Blender artists. Some things I already knew, but others are really cool to know. Check them all out here!

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Modelling training tip

For every beginner in character modeling, getting the shape is hard enough but getting a good poly flow for animation is even harder. Recently, I found a nice way to train your poly flow and getting good results at the same time. First of all you use MakeHuman to generate your training model. After adjusting […]

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ScribeFire test

Time to try some new technology and get onto the app/extension bandwagon! So, this post is created with the ScribeFire extension and when you read this, it obviously worked out well To make this post a bit more useful and Blender related, I’m pointing you to a cool tutorial demonstrating a nice feature in Blender: […]

Posted in Blender Modeling, Internal, Tutorials.

Lux render second try

The more I play around with Lux render, the more I like it. Two main reasons for that: first, you can fairly easily achieve convincing result because of the good material presets it brings along, second, it’s got super nice network rendering capabilities. So in this post I want to show you the newest project […]

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