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Issue Media Asset Category Title Vendor/Format OS Description
162
Dec
2012
Modeling - General
Model and texture vehicles for production.
Alex Telford presents and advanced tutorial on how to model and texture a post-apocalyptic vehicles
162
Dec
2012
Modeling - General
Blender Vehicles
Alex Telford presents and advanced tutorial on how to model and texture a post-apocalyptic vehicle with 21 hours(more) of video training.

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160
Oct
2012
Modeling - Game Asset Development
Create a game environment in Blender
This issue, Alex Telford helps you construct a game-friendly environment in Blender. Requires: Blender Licensing:(more) Personal use

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156
Jun
2012
Animation - Dynamics (Hard Body)
How can I animate falling Dominoes in Blender 2.6?
155
May
2012
Animation - Dynamics (Hard Body)
How do I place objects dynamically?
154
Apr
2012
Animation - Lip Syncing
Create and use phneme libraries
This issue, Alex Telford shows you how to create phoneme expressions for animating speech in your characters.(more) Requires: Blender Licensing: Personal use

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154
Apr
2012
Animation - Rigging
Can I use a spline to control my bones?
152
February
2012
Fluid simulation
Create a fire and water scene
Andrew Price shows you how to create flame and fluids separately in Blender, and then bring them together to give(more) the appearance of interaction.

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148
Nov
2011
Animation - General
Part 7: Animate a space scene
Take your spaceship to the stars! Andrew Price explains how to set up a stellar backdrop and animate an interplanetary(more) trajectory.

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147
Oct
2011
Modeling - Object Replacement or Proxies
How do I quickly distribute rocks across a plane?
146
Sept
2011
Modeling - Textures and/or Materials
How can I use Blender to create buildings with photorealistic textures?
143
Jun
2011
Renderer - External Plugin or Application
Thea Render
Its support for both biased and unbiased rendering is just one of this new system's many delights, says Ed Ricketts.
142
May
2011
Workflow and Efficiency
Blender: Secrets of the professionals
Make Blender part of a professional pipeline with this set of workflow tips and tricks from five of its leading(more) artists.

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142
May
2011
Animation - Textures/Materials/Shaders
How can I make an animated flame with materials in Blender?
140
Mar
2011
Rendering - Game Techniques
Breath Life into a game level.
This issue, Christopher Plush reveals handy Blender techniques for adding environmental effects and lighting(more) to game levels, without compromising performance. The scene files on the disc help you follow the tutorial; visit the 3D World website to watch Christopher's workflow video. Licensing: Personal use

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139
February
2011
Animation - Motion Graphics
How do I create a circular swiping animated effect?
138
Jan
2011
Rendering - Multi-Pass Rendering
How do I make a character appear to have been scanned by a machine?
137
Xmas
2010
Animation - Basics
How do I make a cube roll on its edges in Blender?
135
Nov
2010
Animation - Motion Paths
How do I create a light cycle effect, where the light trail is created behind the bike?
134
Oct
2010
Animation - Particles
How can I create a Transformers-style text effect?
132
Aug
2010
Modeling - Landscapes
How can I scatte rocks over a piece of rugged terrain?
130
Jun
2010
Animation - Textures/Materials/Shaders
How do I animate a warp speed effect for a spaceship?
129
May
2010
Modeling - Spline or NURBS based
How do I make a basket weave?
128
Apr
2010
Modeling - Hair
How can I give a cartoon character spiky hair?
126
February
2010
Animation - Dynamics (Cloth)
How do I pull cloth off a model to reveal it?
125
Jan
2010
Animation - Dynamics (Cloth)
How can I animate a curve to dangle from one end?
123
Dec
2009
Animation - Deformations
How do I deform a fish moving on a path?
122
Nov
2009
Texturing - Procedural Texture Creation
Tonal Balance
This issue, Blender developer Campbell Barton presents a script used for creating ambient occlusion-style effects(more) without the memory overheads. You can find the fully annotated script and sample scene files showing it in use on the disc this issue. For: Blender Licensing: Personal use

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122
Nov
2009
Animation - Textures/Materials/Shaders
How can I create raindrops on a window pane without raytracing?
120
Sept
2009
Rendering - Multi-Pass Rendering
How can I render colored distance fog in Blender?
119
Aug
2009
Animation - Expressions
What's the easiest way to animate a crawling centipede?
118
Jul
2009
Animation - Rigging
The Tale of a Rat's Tail
This issue, freelance artist Christopher Plush shows you how to rig characters from the Blender Institute game(more) Yo Frankie! - also known as Project Apricot. The scene files you need are on this disc, and video walkthroughs showing the full process are available to download at the 3D World website. For Blender 2.48

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117
Jun
2009
Modeling - Textures and/or Materials
How can I make a material look wet?
This issue's Questions and Answers section tackles topics including making a wet or slimy material in Blender,(more) how to get better displacement maps in 3ds Max, building an analog odometer in Carrara and adding automatic wrinkles to a bending arm in LightWave 3D. This disc includes scene files and full-size screenshots to help you follow any question. Visit the 3D World website to download video walkthroughs providing further assistance.

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116
May
2009
Book/DVD
Blender for Dummies
A comprehensive 408 page reference guide, although less helpful for complete beginners.(more)

Verdict (new purchase): 6/10
Author: Jason von Gumster

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116
May
2009
Program Integration - Lighting
How can I re-light a scene in the compositor?
115
Apr
2009
Animation - Scripting
How do I dissolve a character into butterflies?
This issue, art director and acclaimed Blender artist Andy Goralczyk shows how to create a transition from a character(more) model to a swarm of smaller models in Blender 2.48, available for free from www.blender.org. All the scene files you need to follow this tutorial are on this CD, along with a screen-capture video showing the workflow.

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114
Mar
2009
Animation - Particles
How can I simulate a colony of ants swarming out of an anthill?
111
Xmas
2008
Rendering - Optimization
How can I speed up ambient occlusion renderings significantly?
110
Dec
2008
Book/DVD
Creature Factory.
At 440 minutes, this DVD provides great material for skilled Blender users but newbies will need to look elsewhere.(more)

Verdict (new purchase): 8/10

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109
Nov
2008
VFX - Compositing
How do I create a rocket after-burner?
Andy Goralczyk takes this issue's vehicle theme to the stars as he shows you how to create a rocket engine flare(more) using Blender's node compositing tools

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107
Sept
2008
Animation - Particles
How do you animate growing particles (for example, animating grass growth using particles)?
106
Aug
2008
3D Modeling, Animation and Rendering
Blender (version #2.46) (Full version)
Blender is an open-source 3D animation program that can be used for modelling, UV unwrapping, texturing, rigging,(more) water simulations, skinning, animating, rendering, particle and other simulations, non-linear editing, compositing, and creating interactive 3D applications

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106
Aug
2008
VFX - Hair Simulation
Furry Tale
This issue, Andreas Goralczyk introduces the hair and fur functionality added to the newly released Blender 2.46,(more) and used extensively in the new open-source movie Big Buck Bunny. The tutorial uses a character and assets taken directly from the film.

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105
Jul
2008
Rendering - Non photorealistic
How do I do toon rendering?
103
May
2008
Animation - Particles
How do I create a large scale explosion?
Issue 103's themed walkthroughs on recreating the elements in 3D conclude with a Q&A in which Blender expert(more) Bassam Kurdali explores how to use the powerful open-source software package to simulate an exploding building, complete with flames, smoke plume, showers of debris and expanding shockwaves deforming the surrounding terrain.

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101
Mar
2008
VFX - Fluid Simulation
How do you animate a realistic splash, like the one you get when an object is thrown into a liquid?
99
Jan
2008
Modeling - Spline or NURBS based
How do I make a necklace fall around a neck?
97
Dec
2007
Animation - Dynamics (Hard Body)
How can I simulate glass breaking as a bullet hits it?
95
Oct
2007
3D Modeling, Animation and Rendering
Blender (version #2.44) (Full version)
The latest version of your favorite open source application.
95
Oct
2007
Book/DVD
The Essential Blender
Definitely one of the best choices for new users who seriously want to master Blender(more)

Verdict (new purchase): 9/10
Author: The Blender Foundation

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95
Oct
2007
Book/DVD
Blender Advanced Fluids
A little expensive, but at 3 hours it s a must for pro's who need the option of realistic fluids in Blender.(more)

Verdict (new purchase): 8/10
Author: cmiVFX

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95
Oct
2007
Animation - Dynamics
How do I animate objects falling out of something?
93
Aug
2007
Animation - Lights
How do I animate a gun-muzzle flash?
91
Jun
2007
Animation - Rigging
How can I rig a cartoon work character?
90
May
2007
Animation - Character
How do I switch between forward and inverse kinematics in animations?
88
Mar
2007
Animation - Constraints
How can I make an object grow along a path?
86
Jan
2007
Modeling - General
How can I create a model of the iris of a camera that opens and closes correctly?
85
Xmas
2006
VFX - Natural Phenomena
How do I animate a raft adrift on the surface of the ocean?
82
Oct
2006
3D Modeling and Animation
Blender (version #2.42) (Full version)
Full featured open-source animation and modelling package.
80
Aug
2006
3D Modeling and Animation
Blender (version #2.41) (Full version)
Full featured open-source animation and modelling package.
80
Aug
2006
Animation - Character
Steps to Success
Learn how to create and refine walk cycles in Blender
80
Aug
2006
Modeling - Textures and/or Materials
UV Layout in Blender
Explor e the best way to unwrap a model for texturing
78
Jun
2006
Animation - Character
How do I create automatic overlapping animation in Blender?
72
Xmas
2005
Animation - Deformations
Animating a carpet unrolling.
69
Oct
2005
Rendering
Rendering caustics
Blender, Yafray
67
Aug
2005
Rendering
Fake Caustics in Blender
63
Apr
2005
VFX - Object Interactions
Tank Tracks
62
Mar
2005
Modeling - Character
Rigging objects
46
Xmas
2003
Tool Tips
Problem Solving In Blender
38
May
2003
3D Modeling and Animation
Blender (Full version)
Part of low cost 3D modeller toolkit
38
May
2003
Animation - General
Animating In Blender
4
Oct
2000
3D Game Creation
Game Blender (version #2.02) (Full version)
Game generation freeware program