Everything New in Blender 4.1
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6d ago
Blender 4.1 is set to launch on March 19th. You can download a early version of it from Blender.org https://builder.blender.org/download/daily/ This new version of Blender maintains the consistent trend of enhancing both performance and user experience, adding several workflow enhancements crucial for modelers and animators.  I've had the chance to explore some of these updates and I'm excited to share my insights on Blender 4.1 with you. User Interface In the Outliner, double-clicking an object or collection icon will now select all of its children (a hugely requested feature!), and Appl ..read more
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Top Blender Tutorials: Elevate Your 3D Design Skills
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1M ago
Welcome to the new year at CG Cookie! At the core of our mission lies a belief that drive isn't just an external push; it's an internal force, shaping how we see the world and inspiring us to pursue personal and professional growth relentlessly. Our commitment at CG Cookie, Blender Market, and Orange Turbine is to foster and elevate creatives in the Blender community. It's at the heart of everything we do.  As we embark on 2024, I encourage you to picture where you want to be a year from now - envision your knowledge, accomplishments, and the life you wish to lead. Dream ambitiously, th ..read more
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Elevating Your Blender Skills: The Impact of CG Cookie's Instructor Assistants
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2M ago
In 2008, we were among the few regularly providing Blender education to the community. Now, 15 years on, the landscape has expanded with thousands of talented Blender enthusiasts sharing their expertise with communities, schools, and studios alike. As the options for learning Blender have expanded immensely, we're dedicated to continually evolving our offerings. We aim to curate Blender topics that satisfy your current interests and guide you toward future possibilities. Our mission is the same: to foster and elevate the creative minds within the Blender community.  Today, we achieve thi ..read more
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Gorgeous CG Art made with Blender | Student Reel 2023
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2M ago
The CG Cookie community has been contributing gorgeous Blender art into the ether for over 10 years. 2023 was no exception. This year we want to kickoff a new annual tradition: Student Reels! We've been hand-picking a list of head-turning artwork from the Gallery, Exercise submissions, Discord, and Social Networks since January. It's profoundly rewarding to see students apply what they've learned in unique, jaw-dropping ways. Featured Artwork & Artists GEOFFREY ORBAN, Pothead This is one of the best Pothead course results I've seen over the course's two year lifespan. The metallic materia ..read more
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Success Story: How Learning Blender Led to a VFX Studio Job in Just One Year
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3M ago
Right from the start of Martin's CG Cookie Membership, it was clear he had a goal in mind. He rapidly progressed through Blender tutorials, submitting many exercises, and it was a proud moment when he shared the news of securing his first job at a VFX studio. We suspected Martin might have gone from opening Blender for the first time to landing a job in just one year, but that seemed almost unbelievable. ? Curious, we inquired, and incredibly, it was true: the day he got the job offer marked exactly 365 days since he first downloaded Blender. How did he remember the exact date? By the creation ..read more
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Everything New in Blender 4.0
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3M ago
Every new Blender update brings fresh features, and we're here to walk you through what's changed. While Blender 4.0 is delayed one week, we feel confident talking about some of the thrilling updates, including interface changes, rendering upgrades, and new geometry nodes! Continue reading to learn about all of the improvements and how they might impact your workflow.  Note: Expect Blender 4.0 to be released on November 14th!  User Interface The first thing you might notice is that Blender has embraced the notch design and has returned to a flat background. There’s also a brand-new ..read more
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What is EEVEE Next: Blender’s Next-Gen Real-Time Render Engine
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4M ago
As we prepare for the release of Blender 4.0, the hype surrounding Blender 4.1 and EEVEE Next is already bubbling to the surface. After some internet sleuthing and playing with demo scenes, here is what I found out so far.  In the upcoming release of Blender 4.1 on March 5th, 2024, Blender will be including Eevee Next, the next iteration of Eevee with the promise of virtually no limits to the number of lights in the scene, increased shadow resolutions, shader displacement, and a complete rewrite of baking. In this article, I’ll show you how to download Blender 4.1 and discuss some upcomi ..read more
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Improving Your Blender 3D Renders: Tips and Tricks
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4M ago
A regular question in the Blender community is, "How can I improve my render?" This inspired me to spend some time and gather the tips and tricks I've found helpful in my own renders.  Camera positioning and scene lighting are the most effective ways to improve your renders in Blender.  Proper camera settings and effective lighting can elevate your renders, emphasizing details and evoking emotion. Let's delve deeper into these aspects to enhance your work. Working with your Camera in Blender The overall look and feel of an image comes to life with the camera setup. With the point-and ..read more
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Five Blender Modifiers Every Artist should know how to use.
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4M ago
Modifiers can be a mystery to those learning Blender, though, like the force, once you know to wield it, modifiers will help you save time and unlock your creativity. This got me thinking about the top modifiers every CG artist should learn.  Modifiers are key to modeling efficiently, speeding up your workflow, and unlocking new creative opportunities. In our experience from CG production to teaching Blender for more than a decade, the Curve, Mirror, Simple Deform, and Smooth Laplacian modifiers are a must to learn. In this article, we’ll talk about those five modifiers and link to other ..read more
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Blender vs. the VFX Industry
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5M ago
Featured image from Barnstorm VFX.  Blender’s recent surge in popularity has not shown any signs of slowing. As artists pick it up for the first time and discover how powerful it is, they often wonder whether it's capable of being used to create their favorite movies, games, and shows. Recently, Kent Trammell and Jason van Gumster, two of our Blender experts here at CG Cookie, sat down with the visual effects pros Henning Sanden and Morten Jaeger of FlippedNormals to talk about Blender’s place in their industry. This post is from episode 7 of the Denoise podcast. Listen on iTunes, Spotify ..read more
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