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Blender Tutorial - Switching between Multiple Cameras in an Animation
 
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In this tutorial for new Blender users, we create markers on the timeline which we use to automatically switch between multiple cameras when rendering your animation. Blender 2.65.
Views: 33617 Sci Fi Animator
Blender Tutorial - Powerful Curve Control with Hooks
 
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In this tutorial for beginning Blender users, we look at a great way to get your curve-based objects prepared so you can animate them. Blender 2.65.
Views: 47746 Sci Fi Animator
Blender Tutorial - Cycling an Object Back and Forth Along a Path
 
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In this tutorial, we use the curve modifier and key frame animation to make an object cycle back and forth along a curved path or circle.
Views: 4899 Sci Fi Animator
Blender Tidbits 2.7 - Quick and Powerful Weight Painting Techniques
 
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In this Blender 2.7 tutorial, I show you some of my workflow when creating weights for a mesh.
Views: 19322 Sci Fi Animator
Blender Tutorial - The Mask Modifier and Vertex Groups
 
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In this short tutorial for new Blender users, we look at one of the simpler modifiers within Blender. Vertex groups are required, but the actual weight, in this rare instance, doesn't make any difference. Blender 2.65.
Views: 5326 Sci Fi Animator
Blender 2.66 Tutorial - Creating Simple Cage Structures
 
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In this tutorial, I show you a quick and easy way to create cages using the curve tools.
Views: 4393 Sci Fi Animator
Blender Tutorial - Hair Particles - Weight Painting and Combing
 
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In this tutorial for new Blender users, we take an introductory look at how to use vertex groups and weight paint so you can paint hair or fur onto your object with a paintbrush! Blender 2.65.
Views: 12258 Sci Fi Animator
Blender Tutorial - Animating with Vertex Groups and Shape Keys
 
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In this tutorial for new Blender users, we continue to explore the use of vertex groups. They are an essential feature used throughout Blender. Blender 2.65 for beginning Blender users.
Views: 11130 Sci Fi Animator
Blender Tutorial - Extra Powerful Control of Armatures with IK Constraints
 
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In this Blender tutorial, I introduce a powerful option for solving multiple IK constraints that you might have attached to your armature. It gives you a lot of control.
Views: 9368 Sci Fi Animator
Blender Tutorial - Start a Camera Motion along a Path at a Specific Frame
 
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In this Blender tutorial, we set a camera in motion along a curved path or circle, starting the animation at any particular frame in the animation. It's not as straight forward as it sounds.
Views: 14721 Sci Fi Animator
Blender 2.66 Tutorial - Rigid Body Constraint Effects - Bullet Integration
 
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In this introductory tutorial, we set up a simple constraint between two objects so one object can swing freely from a fixed location. Blender 2.66 Rigid Body Dynamics.
Views: 10831 Sci Fi Animator
Blender Tutorial - Cycles, Materials, Nodes - Part 1
 
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This is part one of an introductory tutorial series on the use of Blender Cycles, Materials and Nodes for new Blender users for new Blender users. Blender 2.65.
Views: 25613 Sci Fi Animator
Blender Tutorial - Make a Curved Armature with Spline IK
 
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In this tutorial for new Blender users, we take an initial look at using the Spline IK constraint as a means of adding a curve shape to your armature. Blender 2.65.
Views: 4554 Sci Fi Animator
Beginning Blender Tutorial - Modeling with a Torus
 
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In this beginning Blender tutorial, I show you how to control the dimensions of a torus as it's not so obvious at the outset.
Views: 17512 Sci Fi Animator
Blender Tutorial - Basic Camera and Scene Setup
 
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In this introductory tutorial for new Blender users, I show you how to get control of your camera so you can create a simple animation within the scene. Blender 2.65.
Views: 61445 Sci Fi Animator
Blender Tutorial - Powerful Vertex Parenting to Control Object Rotations
 
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A Blender 2.68 tutorial for new users. Vertex parenting is a powerful feature in Blender for gaining control of your modeling and animation.
Views: 2430 Sci Fi Animator
Blender Tutorial - Using Texture Maps to Influence Particles
 
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In this tutorial, we take a look at how you can use texture maps, instead of vertex groups, to influence the way that particles are emitted from an object.
Views: 6172 Sci Fi Animator
Blender Tutorial  - Powerful Mesh Flattening Editing Tip
 
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In this very quick tutorial for new Blender users, I show you how to flatten the vertices of an object along any axis. This gives you a lot of editing control. Blender 2.63.
Views: 9540 Sci Fi Animator
Blender Tidbits 2.7 -  Important Steps for Creating Beveled Edges
 
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In this Blender 2.7 tutorial, I show you my workflow for getting control of beveled edges when modeling.
Views: 3673 Sci Fi Animator
Beginning Blender Users - Fast GPU Rendering for Cycles
 
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If you're a new Blender user, this is a really important tutorial for improving your Cycles rendering performance with the GPU on nVidia cards, as that option is not enabled by default when you install Blender
Views: 20786 Sci Fi Animator
Blender Tutorial - Super-Powerful Proportional Editing for new Blender users
 
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Blender proportional editing is a great tool to learn from the beginning for new Blender users. It allows you to build complex object shapes in a very short period of time. Blender 2.65.
Views: 17639 Sci Fi Animator
Tutorial for Blender - Hair Particles and Vertex Groups
 
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In this tutorial for Blender, I show you the basics of using vertex groups along with hair particles.
Views: 3879 Sci Fi Animator
Blender Tutorial - Simple Rigid Body and Wind Effects
 
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In this introductory Blender 2.68 tutorial, I show you a basic set of rigid bodies within Blender Render, along with the effects of a wind force.
Views: 8930 Sci Fi Animator
How to Save a Spider from a Sticky Pad!
 
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These sticky pads work great for the wind scorpions that showed up here one day, but I certainly don't want to catch the large "pet" spiders inside the house Therefore, in this video, I show you how I save the spiders from the sticky pad!
Views: 1151 Sci Fi Animator
Blender 2.6 Tutorial - Powerful Flowing Particle Effects
 
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This tutorial introduces you to keyed particle systems within Blender. With keyed particles, you can create all kinds of unique flowing effects, similar to what you might have seen in some television commercials.
Views: 25713 Sci Fi Animator
Blender Tutorial - Emitting Particles from Specific Locations on your Object
 
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In this Blender tutorial for new users, I show you a technique that allows you to have more precise control as to where particles will be emitted from your objects. Blender 2.65.
Views: 3422 Sci Fi Animator
Tutorial for Blender - Bones, Vertex Groups and Envelope Weights
 
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In this tutorial for Blender, we take a look at different ways to set vertex group weights when working with bones and armatures.
Views: 11262 Sci Fi Animator
Blender Tutorial - Changing the Width of Hair Particles for Rendering
 
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In this very short tutorial for new Blender users, I show you how to change the width of your hair particles so they render nicer. Blender 2.65.
Views: 5108 Sci Fi Animator
Blender Tutorial - Powerful Game Logic Properties for Controlling Game Action
 
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In this Blender 2.68 tutorial, I show you how to take advantage of properties (essentially variables) using logic bricks, allowing you to control the action of your game/simulation through the use of counters, etc.
Views: 8261 Sci Fi Animator
Blender Tutorial - Simple Rigid Body Setup with Key Frames
 
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In this Blender 2.68 tutorial, I show you a basic setup of rigid bodies along with key frame based animations.
Views: 3737 Sci Fi Animator
Blender 2.6 Tutorial - Game Engine Physics  - Part 8
 
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This is part eight in the Blender Game Engine physics series of tutorials. In this lesson, we take a quick introductory look at collision bounds associated with your physics-based objects.
Views: 2147 Sci Fi Animator
Blender Tutorial - Damped Track Constraints and Vertex Groups
 
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In this tutorial for new Blender users, we look at the very useful damped track constraint. It's a great tool for having one object track another. Blender 2.65.
Views: 2920 Sci Fi Animator
Blender Tutorial - Using a Single Object to Control Multiple IK Constraints
 
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In this quick tutorial for new Blender users, we use a single object to control multiple IK constraints, allowing us to control multiple armatures at the same time. Blender 2.65.
Views: 1589 Sci Fi Animator
Blender 2.66 Tutorial - Rigid Body Dynamics - Collision Groups and Layers
 
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In this tutorial, we take an introductory look at layers and collision groups for controlling rigid body objects in Blender 2.66.
Views: 4822 Sci Fi Animator
Blender Tutorial - Blender Render versus Cycles Render
 
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In this short video, we take a quick look at the rendering differences between Blender Cycles and Blender Render.
Views: 14308 Sci Fi Animator
Beginning Blender Tutorial - Adding Some Wind Effects to your Plants
 
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In this beginning Blender tutorial, we set the vertex groups using Weight Paint, allowing us to bend the leaves of a plant that's blowing in the wind.
Views: 4274 Sci Fi Animator
Blender Tutorial - Step up to the Python Console and the Info window for Power Users
 
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In this tutorial, I provide you with some insight into how to learn to use the Blender Render Python libraries in case you're tempted to step up to full blown Python programming someday.
Views: 5985 Sci Fi Animator
Blender 2.6 Tutorial - Keyed Particles versus Curve Guides
 
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In this easy tutorial, we compare particle effects via curve guides versus keyed particles that were explained in another lesson.
Views: 6041 Sci Fi Animator
Blender Tutorial - Softening Light Edges with Cycles Rendering
 
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In this Blender 2.68 tutorial, I show you a couple of techniques that I use to help illuminate my scene when working with Cycles.
Views: 15060 Sci Fi Animator
Blender Intermediate Tutorial - Powerful Shape Key Control with Drivers
 
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In this intermediate tutorial, we take an introductory look at the power of drivers for use in controlling numerous shape keys at the same time.
Views: 4472 Sci Fi Animator
Blender Tutorial - Easy Fur Effects for New Blender Users
 
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In this Blender tutorial, for new Blender users, I show you a very simple setup for generating basic hair/fur effects.
Views: 7691 Sci Fi Animator
Blender Tutorial - Detecting Objects and Relaying Messages
 
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In this Blender tutorial, we look at another way to control the flow of a game or simulation in the game engine via the message sensor and actuator. Blender 2.68
Views: 3289 Sci Fi Animator
Blender Tutorial - Math for Animators - Radians
 
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In this tutorial, I show you a very simple way to understand the difference between degrees and radians. Math subjects like trig and calculus become very important in my intermediate and advanced tutorials, so for those of who need to brush up on those topics, this lesson is a good start.
Views: 4631 Sci Fi Animator
Blender Tutorial - Soft Spotlights and Halo Effects
 
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In this easy tutorial, I show you how to set up a spotlight effect using Blender Render. If you decide to render images like this, make sure Full Sample is checked under your Anti-Aliasing settings under the Render tab.
Views: 6018 Sci Fi Animator
Blender Tidbits 2.7 - Armatures, Vertex Groups and Weight Painting
 
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An advanced beginner tutorial that shows some of my workflow when working with armatures and bones (rigs), in Blender 2.7.
Views: 3515 Sci Fi Animator
Blender Tutorial - Target Seeking Around Objects with the Navigation Mesh
 
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In this Blender tutorial, we look at the mighty navigation mesh available in the game engine, allowing you to quickly set up powerful targeting of objects around objects. It's just one of the many powerful tools that are easy to implement in Blender.
Views: 3854 Sci Fi Animator
Blender Tutorial - Cool Effects with Particle Systems and Weight Painting
 
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In this tutorial for new Blender users, we take a look at some fun effects that you can achieve with particle systems and weight painting of vertex groups. Blender 2.65.
Views: 2778 Sci Fi Animator
Blender 2.65 Tutorial - Dynamic Hair Particles for Animation Effects
 
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In this tutorial for new Blender users, we take an introductory look at the animation effects that can be quickly created using dynamic hair particles within Blender. Blender 2.65.
Views: 4894 Sci Fi Animator
Blender 2.66 Tutorial - Controlling Rigid Bodies via an Armature
 
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In this Blender tutorial, I show you the rigid body setup that I used with an animation that I posted a month ago. It allows you to control rigid bodies with your armatures, indirectly.
Views: 3613 Sci Fi Animator
Just what is a Radian! - Tutorial
 
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This lesson shows the difference between angles measured in degrees versus angles measured in radians. Please subscribe to our channel, and check out our variety of lessons via our KidFriendlyMath.com, or TornadoOutbreak.com web sites.
Views: 28377 Sci Fi Animator