Sculpt Blender | Mesh: Understanding Land Impact

In this very interesting post Murgatroyd Zauberflote offers valuable advice on how to reduce land impact for your mesh models: http://robynhuffaker.com/sculptblender/mesh-land-impact/

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3D Artist | Tutorial: Fabric for furniture

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This tutorial by Chris McMahon on the 3DArtist web site shows how to create fabric for furniture with 3ds Max and Photoshop. The techniques explained here can be applied to other 3D modeling tools as well.

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Canned Mushrooms | Blender 2.5 Training on Texture Materials and Mapping

As a total noob at 3d modeling and struggling my way to learn the intricacies of Blender, I am always on the lookout for useful tutorials. There are parts of the modeling workflow that are still hazy to me, and one of them is texturing. Some days ago as I was searching for some information on texturing a model I happened to find an old post in the Second Life Mesh Forum by Ashasekayi Ra where she recommended Jason Welsh’s (aka Canned Mushrooms) video tutorials on texture materials and mapping in Blender. In her words: “I’d highly recommend the Canned Mushroom Blender texturing series. It is extremely thorough and has a class type structure.”

This is the most complete course on texturing and mapping in Blender that I have ever found so far, a real gem. Over 14 hours in 106 videos available on YouTube, also available on DVD. Highly recommended.

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Blender Cookie | Modeling and texturing a shoe, 3 video tutorials

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Blender Cookie published three video tutorials made by Claas Eicke Kuhnen on how to model and texture shoes in Blender 2.5+

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BlenderCourse.com | Free Blender 3D Tutorials eBooks in English and Dutch

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BlenderCourse Basics is a free PDF ebook written by Bas van Dijk  with over 120 pages of exercises and teaches you how to work with Blender 3D. You are being guided through every step in the course exercises. The large amount of screenshots, ensures you do every step correct. Beside the ebooks in PDF format, BlenderCourse also offers you all the source files, which allows you to check how to fulfil the exercises when you are struck during a chapter.

Course material

  • PDF document with the complete course
  • .blend files sorted per chapter
  • Rendered results for each .blend file

The ebook is available in English and Dutch. Click the above link to reach the site.

BlenderWiki | Free eBook for beginners: An introduction to BLENDER 3D

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This free eBook is available on BlenderWiki, the wiki site that acts as the online documentation for Blender. Written by John Blain and aimed at beginners, the book is 305 pages long and covers all the major topics on Blender from version 2.54 and up.

At first site the book looks good and it is accompanied by several color images. As those who purchased any of the printed books on Blender know, this detail alone arguably makes the book better than several of the printed books out there.

The book is focused on the Windows version of Blender. It is a downloadable file in PDF format. Click the above link to go to the download page.