Monday, 22 October 2012 15:39
The new ray length node in Blender 2.64 allows to fake absorption even without a volumetric shader. This tutorial shows you how to create your own absorption shader and make it re-usable.
Tuesday, 16 October 2012 18:41
Thanks to the new ellipse mask node in the Blender compositor creating a vignette has become more simple and versatile than ever. This quick tip for Blender 2.64 shows you how it's done!
Monday, 01 October 2012 13:25
The Dynamic Paint system in Blender is a great tool to create motion graphics. This tutorial shows you how to use it to create an eye-popping intro effect.
Saturday, 06 October 2012 11:56
This tutorial for Blender 2.64 or later shows you how to create an advanced particle trail in Cycles using new features like the particle info node.
Friday, 21 September 2012 13:08
The skin modifier which is new in Blender 2.64 has been added to the modifier compendium. The skin modifier can be used to easily create base-meshes for sculpting or to create abstract or cartoonish figures.
Wednesday, 29 August 2012 17:08
The first guest-tutorial on BlenderDiplom.com! Dimitris Christou aka gr8! was so kind to provide us with a tutorial for his great (pun intended) abstract submission to the Modifiers Competition.
Wednesday, 07 March 2012 14:47
In this Tutorial Frederik Steinmetz demonstrates two elegant ways to stylize renderings using the new double edge mask node. Additionally he shows how to use node groups in order to keep your compositing nice and organised.
Monday, 16 January 2012 20:08
The praying mantis is going Octane! In the fifth part of this tutorial series Frederik Steinmetz explains how mix materials in Octane using nodes and maps. If you have not seen the other parts, we recommend that you watch the scene setup and if you are fairly new to Octane, please watch the Octane Pitfalls tutorial as well.
Saturday, 07 January 2012 11:48
In this tutorial you will learn how to install the Blender to Octane exporter by yoyos. Frederik Steinmetz will guide you through the process and help you to avoid the most common pitfalls that still exist, due to the beta status of both the exporter and Octane.
Thursday, 22 December 2011 12:41
This is Blenderdiplom's way of saying: have some nice winter holidays. In this tutorial Frederik Steinmetz will demonstrate how to set up a beautiful macro scene consisting of a few frost-covered plants with a nice backlighting effect. It's rendered in Cycles with a little compositing. Enjoy!