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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Blender Arsenal | Blender 2.67 How to TexturePaint tutorial, using blender and gimp, Part 1

This gentleman who goes under the moniker Blender Arsenal has published a two parts video tutorial on how to use the TexturePaint feature with Blender 2.67 and Gimp. This video is first part of the tutorial. Here is part 2.

Penny Patton | Building a better Second Life

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Penny Patton is a well known evangelizer of content creation best practices in Second Life. This thread in the Second Life’s Building And Texturing Forum is one example of the valuable advice she shares with fellow users. Please click the following link to visit the forum.

Building a Better SL – Second Life

Update: Penny’s post is now available on her blog.

ShaderMap 2 – A map generator

With the coming of normal, specular and displacement maps to Second Life a map generator is an useful tool to add to your toolbox. ShaderMap 2 is one of such tools which sports an elegant and intuitive interface, ease of use and a low price tag of US$ 39.95. Currently ShaderMap is only available for Windows.

What is a map generator? A map generator is a tool that creates a set of images — called maps — which create special effects from an existing image. There are a number of tools to create maps, both free and commercial. ShaderMap is quite interesting for its ease of use and low price (only US$ 39.95). Check the video for an introduction, click the link to visit the web site: http://shadermap.com

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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.