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Tutorial: Ink Drop Effect with Cycles

Ink drops in water are heavily used elements in graphic and motion design. You can create them right inside Blender. And thanks to the Cycles render engine you can create the traditional and more modern variants with ease.

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Tutorial: Fireworks with Particles in Blender 2.63

Frederik Steinmetz shows you a wonderful trick how to force particles to emit other particles in Blender 2.63+ while Gottfried Hofmann will show you how to arrange a nice fireworks display with the Blender VSE.
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Tutorial: Advanced Fire Shaders in Blender

Most people use very bright shaders when creating fire in Blender. But in many situations a more subtle approach works a lot better. This tutorial shows you how to get there!
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Tutorial: Fur with Cycles and Particle Hair

Learn how to add great looking particle fur for any animal!

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Tutorial: Dissolve your Logo in Blender 2.6

Dissolving text in Blender has always been a lot of work, but not anymore! Blender 2.62 got a great new addition - the Remesh modifier! Its power combined with a particle system makes this awesome effect.
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Quick Tip: Playing with the Inkdrop Effect

The inkdrop effect is very versatile. This quick tip shows how you can achieve an astonishing ink flow by just changing a few aspects of the setup. This is another tutorial covering Nion's cool Blender effects.
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Tutorial: Cute Ghost with Cloth Sim and Cycles

In this guest tutorial by Christoph Pöhler you will learn how to create a cute ghost animation using the cloth simulation and some advanced Cycles shaders.

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Tutorial: An Animated Turbulent Ring

In this third part of the series covering the turbulence force field you will learn how to create a mesmerizing animated background using point densities and millions of particles. Another one of Nion's cool effects!
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Tutorial: A cool looking Inkdrop in Blender

Inkdrops are heavily used in Motion Graphics and Design. Usually one needs to search through stock footage archives to find a fitting drop, which often also means to pay license fees. Thanks to Blender, you can now easily create perfect inkdrops that can be tailored to your project's needs.
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Tutorial: Cool Slow Motion Fire in Blender

This tutorial explains how to create a really cool looking, stylized fire in slow motion directly in Blender. The result can be used for backgrounds of all kinds in motion graphics and stills. This tutorial will also show you a lot of tips and tricks how to render fire faster.

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Tutorial: Suzanne Smushed and Smudged

It's fairly easy to dissolve objects in Blender, but you can go even further. Learn how to use particles, a point density texture for volume rendering and a moving force field to get a ghost-like effect.
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Quick Tip: Smoke Gone Wild

Using the setup we created in the Wicked Drum of Smoke tutorial we can easily work out a scene of the smoke simulation gone completely insane as you could see in Nion's first effect reel. This quick tip shows how!
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Old Film Projector Look with Blender Particles and Compositing

You can use Blender to make footage look like it was shot in 1920, by using particle systems and the compositor. Here is how:

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Tutorial: Introduction to Fluid Particles in Blender

Since Version 2.57, Blender has a Fluid Particle Simulation integrated that is easier to use than ever. This tutorial will show you the basics.
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Tutorial: Create a Wicked Drum of Smoke in Blender

The second effect of Nion's second reel shows a big drum of smoke growing dangerously bigger and bigger - a nice, simple and very educational effect I chose for my second tutorial of his grand effect reels!
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Tutorial: Cycles Particle Trail in Blender 2.64

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.
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Tutorial: Light Streaks in Blender

Cool looking light streaks are not exclusive to commercial products like AE. In fact, you can create those in Blender as well. With full control over speed and timing thanks to the motion trail addon.
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Tutorial: Mix Smoke of Two Different Colors

If you ever wanted to know how to mix smoke of different colors in Blender 2.5, here's a simple how-to. This is the first part of my series of tutorials for Nion's excellent Blender effects. Preview video and tutorial after the jump!
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Tutorial: Dynamic Paint Ball-Intro

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.
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Tutorial: How to dissolve objects in Blender

Did you ever wonder how to dissolve or disintegrate objects in Blender? Find out here!

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