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Blender Particle Tutorial by FSherratt

BLENDER PARTICLE TUTORIAL Thursday 2nd April

Blender particles one of easiest but most effective ways of making things look more realistic. They are possibly the simplest thing to learn but fairly tricky to master. I recently spent a couple of weeks messing about with particles with some surprising results. In this tutorial i’ll briefly go through some of the basics of particles.

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Create normal maps in blender pt2 by Xptiger

BLENDER GLSL PT2 Saturday 21st March

This tutorial is going to tell you the second method of creating a normal map in blender. You need to have done the normal maps part one tutorial before starting this one. Part 1

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Create Normal Maps In blender PT1 by Xptiger

BLENDER GLSL PT1 Monday 16th March

This tutorial is going to tell you both methods of creating normal maps. Normal maps are images or textures that give an object the appearance of a high vertices object while being a low vertices object. There very useful for games and renders, especially if you have a low power computer. There are two methods of creating them in blender. The first involves giving the object a material and then rendering and saving the image, and the second requires you to unwrap the object then bake a normal map. both give similar results and it depends on what you need to do to which one will work best for you. Hopefully in this two part tutorial I should give you the knowledge venture into the world of creating normal maps for everything.

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Blender IPOs by Xptiger

BLENDER IPOS Friday 6th March

In this tutorial I am hopefully going to give you an insight into the world of making things move in blender. Not only is this very useful for making games it also is essential for making movies. In my last tutorial we used IPOs to make the wheels move when you turned in the car. IPOs are very simple to get the hang of all you need to know is one hot key and how to access the IPO editing window.

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Blender Game Engine by Xptiger

BLENDER CAR GAME 25 February 2009

Blender (read Blender 2.48 post) is a powerful modeller rendered and game engine and was the first 3D graphics software to included a game engine and modeling software. in this tutorial you should learn the basics of making a blender game using the powerful logic brick coding system. You need to have some basic understanding of blender but none at all is needed for the game engine as all will be explained.

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Blender 2.48 by FSherratt

BLENDER 2.48 January 24, 2009

I’ve always been a big fan of the world of free software, what ever it is. Free apps for your iphone, photo editing or music creation. But what I have noticed is that there are very few free application for animation. I remember a while ago spending weeks looking for one type of software. In this article I’m going to be explaining about the brilliance of Blender.
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