The BlenderDiplom Blog features test, doodles, previews for tutorials and various other things related to Blender.

cc0 public domain images

Resources for Public Domain CC0 Images

When looking for references, textures, backgrounds or just inspiration online, image databases are the way to go. But many sites place restrictive licenses on their images. The most liberal and undoubtly best license is CC0 which allows you to do what you want with the images. We compiled a list of great resources for CC0 images.

Learning Blender Book by Oliver Villar

Book Review: Learning Blender

Review of the book "Learning Blender – A Hands-On Guide to Creating 3D Animated Characters" by Oliver Villar. The book is targeted at beginners, intermediate users who want to learn about character creation and those who want to make the switch to Blender from another package.

Blender Node Editor Workflows

Basics about - a.k.a. why I Love - the Blender Node System

The Blender Node Editor offers a variety of functions that are not obvious when you open it for the first time, see this article about where they are and why they can make your life easier.

Blender Fluid Particle Demo

Blender Fluid Particles Demo #01

With the upcoming meshing capabilities the fluid particles in Blender will get a lot more possible use cases. We created a really big fluid particle scene and tested the cubesurfer addon for meshing.

Mantaflow Blender Demo 01

Blender Mantaflow Integration Demo #1

Mantaflow is a unified simulation framework for both fluid and smoke simulations. It is currently integrated into Blender. BlenderDiplom will provide demos of the state of integration whenever new features arrive.

Blender Cycles Smoke Fire Drink

Blender 2.71: Smoke and Fire in Cycles #2

More Cycles smoke and fire awesomeness in this demo video, this time including explosions!

Blender NYC Exhibition Eyebeam

Blender at NYC Art Exhibition

Recently, I got contacted by a team of artists who wanted to do an exhibition in NYC with support from Eyebeam. I donated a simulation created in Blender.