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Blender: New Expert Techniques

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Carrie Mok

$28 worth of models free with this issue!

Blender: New Expert TechniquesIssue 125 of 3D Artist is out now!

Master new techniques in Blender 2.8 with our experts! We’ve gathered the likes of Daniel Bystedt, Mike Pan and Paul Chambers, who have been toying around with the build to find out why they think it’s so special and to learn from their top tips.

We also hear from Blender masters like our cover artist Nazar Noschenko on creating awesome characters, while Gleb Alexandrov and Aidy Burrows take us on a quick crash course on hard surface modelling and Reynante Martinez goes procedural with gems in Cycles.

In non-Blender news, Heloisa Duda shows us how to achieve stylised character excellence with her Cable fan art; JM Blay runs us through expert motion graphics techniques in Cinema 4D, X-Particles and After Effects; Greg Barta teaches us how to master ACES for Houdini; and Juriaan van Linschoten of Escape Studios reveals how he created an interactive VR toolkit.

We also spoke to Slow Bros, the devs behind stop-motion videogame Harold Halibut; character artist Alena Dubrovina of Larian Studios; and some of the geniuses behind the screen graphics transforming blockbusters.

Finally, don’t forget our amazing resources available with every issue including free models, textures and more that are also on our FileSilo.

Enjoy the issue!


PS – Don’t forget that if you want to make big savings and get the issue delivered direct to your door every month, grab yourself a subscription!

This issue there’s also over 200 of resources courtesy of some really cool people to download for free from FileSilo.co.uk when you buy the magazine.

Your free downloads this month are:
• 3 premium CGAxis models
• Blender gemstone files
• Arnold toon shader files
• 25 textures from 3DTotal
• Loads of hi-res images and WIPs to accompany our tutorials


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Blender: New Expert Techniques

Pro’s guide to Blender 2.8


Blender: New Expert Techniques

Create an incredible stylised character

Blender: New Expert Techniques


Model hard surfaces in Blender


Blender: New Expert Techniques

Make procedural gems in Blender

Blender: New Expert Techniques

Professional comic creation with Arnold

Blender: New Expert Techniques

Develop interaction with VR

Blender: New Expert Techniques


Discover expert motion graphics

Blender: New Expert Techniques


Divinity: Original Sin II

Blender: New Expert Techniques

Beyond the screen graphics

Blender: New Expert Techniques

Harold Halibut

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Learn how to use ACES for Houdini