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/

Blender Stack Exchange, a new Blender support site that will help you find the information you need for your 3D graphic work

ImageThose who work in software development know that Stack Exchange is one of the best sources of information for learning new techniques and troubleshooting problems. Its question/answer format similar to Quora makes it ideal to find the best answers. So, I am quite pleased to see that there is a new Stack Exchange site dedicated to Blender support. The site is free and doesn’t require a registration. Anyone can post questions and answers. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top. Visit Blender Stack Exchange.

KatsBits | Alpha Transparency Texture basics in Blender 3D

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This tutorial by web site KatsBits explains how to get alpha-channeled transparent textures with Blender 2.5+ right.

“Getting alpha-channeled transparent textures to correctly display in Blenders main 3D View has always been a bit tricky to do because of the ‘real time’ nature of the feature. It needn’t be however, as the following tutorial explains, it is generally and relatively straightforward to get semi-opaque or fully transparent textures set-up to display correctly depending on the type of transparency required in the main work zone. The following tutorial discuses the two main approaches to getting transparency to correctly display in the 3D View.”

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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