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Can you use CAD models in Blender? Oct 20, 2022

 

This might sound really weird, but high school was pretty transformative for me.

For most people, it was a period they'd much rather forget.

Being forced to sit and listen to stuff you don't care about for 8 hours per day - ugh. We'd much rather be working on something more productive!

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Hard Surface Modeling TUTORIAL for Blender - Random Shape Oct 17, 2022

Sometimes it's just fun to play around with random shapes in Blender.

It allows you to maintain and test your skills, improve your workflow, and create fun pieces to add to your collection.

I create several random shapes per week.

They might not have any particular function, but the important...

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My Super Simple Blender Setup Oct 12, 2022

I get a lot of questions about how I set up my Blender files.

My setup is actually incredibly simple - just a few addons and settings that I tweak.

In the video above, I'll show you my basic viewport setup, installed addons, and how I configure my Blender scene for an efficient hard surface...

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How to get better at 3D modeling Oct 10, 2022

 

Could you defuse a bomb?

Of course not!

And why?

Because you lack of knowledge on explosives.

Can you cut a wire?

Sure you can!

It is a simple task, right?

What does this have to do with modeling?

Well, think about it.

You may not be able to create a dream scifi environment...yet.

But, maybe you...

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That's FUBAR! Can we fix it? Oct 03, 2022

It DOES NOT work!

What doesn't?

Decal Machine!

Yeah, tell me about it...

Here is a fun story for you.

I thought I knew it all regarding Decal Machine, until I ran into this issue.

One day I opened Blender, loaded in an old .blend file, and all of the decals were crazy purple.

Zero textures.

All gone!

And...

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Modeling and texturing made EASY! Oct 01, 2022


Modeling and texturing can be easy, and fun.

AND, both can be done quicker than you think.

Now, I know what you're thinking.

"I don't like cutting corners."

Ha! Agreed!

Shortcuts are a funny thing, though.

They will either hurt you or benefit you.

I take them whenever I can, but without compromising...

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Hard Surface Tutorial - Boolean Modeling in Blender Sep 20, 2022

Modeling in Blender is not that difficult, especially if you have solid foundations.

However, the basics are not that hard to learn.

The true challenge lays in developing a solid and efficient workflow that suits your needs and modeling style.

In this Blender tutorial we will model a part of a...

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CAD-like Bevels - Blender Tutorial for Hard Surface. Sep 18, 2022

Polygon modeling has its limitations.

These limitations stretch far beyond Blender and hard surface modeling.

A good example here would be bevels running through a complex mesh, or through other bevels.

That is where polygon modeling falls short.

The shading falls apart, and if the issue is...

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Models aren't that complicated with this approach! Sep 17, 2022

Stop overcomplicating things in Blender.

Seriously.

We care about your success as a 3D Blender artist, and overcomplicating things will only make your learning slower and more tedious.

But sometimes you don't know when you're overcomplicating things.

Often times it just happens intuitively....

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When polygons fail... Sep 09, 2022

We love polygon modeling - we really do!

But sometimes, it just isn't as practical or efficient as other software like CAD.

You see, in polygon-based modeling, everything is defined by, well, polygons - the good ol' vertices, edges, and faces which define them. But in CAD software, polygons...

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Hard Surface Tutorial - Boolean Modeling in Blender Sep 04, 2022

The key to mastering hard surface in Blender is immersion and regular practice.

Each time you challenge yourself to modeling an idea, you will run into obstacles.

Overcoming these will be your best teacher. In this Blender tutorial we will model a scifi shock absorber.

We will use quite a few...

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BOOLEAN Workflow - Blender Hard Surface Modeling Tutorial Aug 31, 2022

When you think of booleans, you might think of basic stuff like cutting holes or running slice operations.

But the truth is, booleans can do a lot more.

Like, a LOT more.

You see, when I use booleans, most of the time I do indeed use the basic ones, like Difference or Union.

But...

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