Blender

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Blender

Blender is truly an amazing program. What makes it even more appealing is the fact that it is totally and completely FREE (download here)! The things it can do are truly amazing. More and more artists are using this program for their computer graphics and animation needs. A couple short films have already been created using Blender. You can watch some of those here.

Since the Blender website does a much better job at describing what Blender is capable of, we’ll point you to their website to learn about the stunning effects and amazing features of this open source program: Blender Features

We have been writing a couple tutorials on how to do different things with Blender in the Tutorials section. Be sure to check those out as well!

Program Supports:

  • Windows (32 & 64 bit)
  • Mac
  • Linux
NWTE Recommends:

  • Fast processor for rendering (i.e. 2.5 GHz Dual Core or better)
  • More than 3 GB RAM
  • Large screen for modeling and texturing objects
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02 – Create Text Based Image in Blender

Here you’ll learn basic creation and manipulation of text in Blender. You’ll create a text object, apply a font, and edit the color. You’ll also experiment with the background (or “world”) color and wire mesh vs. solid mesh. Click the link below to download/view the .pdf

Text Based Image in Blender.pdf

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Funny Pics

Though everyone would like these! Found them when I was looking for pictures for an internet privacy post I’m going to make soon! Meanwhile, have a laugh…

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“Cool Spinney Thing” in Blender

Made with Blender. Created by RED 7.

I made a tutorial for Blender yesterday. It’s kind of an abstract “spinney” thing. You can check out the tutorial and finished render by clicking on the videos below. (Soon to be posted) Meanwhile, you can download my current “.blend” file for your own use! Cool Spinney Thing.zip

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