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03 March 2003, 12:58 AM
Post your Blender links and resources here.

03 March 2003, 01:06 AM
The main Blender site:

The most updated tutorial list:

A super usefull site (and a landmark on Blender's history) with many Blender specific forums:

The Best intro so-far to Blender's Animation system:

** (part 2, covering Lipsync):

Blender's Knowledge Base (some times off-line) with information for both the current release and for way back the early releases:

A very unkown but very good tutorial on how to model the human body, both Low-Poly and High Poly, by Finklestein (aka Greg Waltz)

Interactive Map of Blender Users around the Globe (add yourself to the map)

:thumbsup: The next 3 are written for Lightwave 3D, but they translate smootly and effortless to Blender. God!, even the screen captures of the Lightwave's interface looks a lot like Blender's Interface.

Creating Polygon Hair (that looks quite real), by Elmar Moelzer.

Modeling a T-Shirt (as well as any other clothing).

Modeling a Brachiosaurus, By Marcus Carra

03 March 2003, 01:09 AM (to download the latest official release of Blender) well as (The official un-official Blender community)
...and (a huge list of tutorials for Blender)

Hope this is a good start!!!


Blend on, and blend well!!!

03 March 2003, 03:10 AM
The famous (cough cough) Python Script list

How to set your PythonPath 101 (so you can use Python scripts correctly in Blender)

The Week End challenge forum on Elysiun. One contest every week end.


03 March 2003, 10:24 AM
Hi, blender hotkeys at:

03 March 2003, 11:00 AM
A major site for french blenderheads, with all level tuts and a good amount of illustration so most of it is understandable without speaking french:


03 March 2003, 04:39 PM
Tutorial for armatures:

Using Blender vidéo éditor:

Star wars models for Blender:

03 March 2003, 11:13 PM
Spanish Blender addicts site:
Like elysiun, this is not official but very useful nonetheless.

03 March 2003, 04:26 AM
I have a lot of tutorials on my site at I also host the tutlinks page. It's It's not my work, it's just on my server. It's a pretty good resource. I'm so glad Blender is getting into CGtalk. Thanks.

03 March 2003, 08:28 AM
Hi there, (

Site for Games Development with Blender3D

Overlord Dante

05 May 2003, 05:21 AM
Well now, no plugs for my favorite blender site :surprised :buttrock:

Tons of blender models & a great forum too :thumbsup:


06 June 2003, 03:05 AM
This is my first. It's for the newest of the new. Beginners texturing. Four more are in the works.

You can also get to my gallery through it or just go here.


Just released Part 2 So I thought I would edit it in.

08 August 2003, 06:27 AM
This link isn't specific to Blender, but is probably the best head modelling resource I have come accross.

10 October 2003, 01:40 PM
Here is my tutorial. Some day I may make more. God help us all.

10 October 2003, 05:35 PM
Originally posted by Modron
Here is my tutorial. Some day I may make more. God help us all.

Hey Modron, would you care to submit your tutorial to the NEW official Blender Tutorial List?

The sudmission form is at

We are still collecting and evaluating tutorials, so the list isn' t on-line yet. However there is a small public preview at

10 October 2003, 06:17 AM
Sure i would be glad to. Will get around to it sometime this evening.

01 January 2004, 10:04 AM
My tutorials and articles at
(from newest to oldest)

1-20 (

21-40 (

41-60 (

61-80 (

81-92 (

In czech but mostly full of pictures:)

02 February 2004, 04:57 AM
Anyone got tutorials or links for the new yafray stuff in 2.32?


03 March 2004, 09:59 AM

Here it has a very good tutorial
Written for jandro
;) :thumbsup: :bowdown:

04 April 2004, 11:17 PM
Here's one on using sliders in animation (for lip-syncing) (

And these ones are good too. How to create an increidbly realistic planet and Bongo (you'll see) (

05 May 2004, 05:10 AM
cool!!!! a monthly magazine in pdf incl.

05 May 2004, 05:15 AM
Originally posted by bbirras
cool!!!! a monthly magazine in pdf incl.

Not related to the blenderman python script?

05 May 2004, 07:37 AM
it´s a bit of a name rip-off really because it´s greens/gorans name
but thats the way it goes:p
but the site is quite worth a click or two
just check it out ´n see 4yourself

07 July 2004, 11:32 AM
complete list of tuts.

07 July 2004, 12:39 PM
I've just started to rebuild my personal website as a 3D resource site. The links-section has a blender specific area. I'm going to try to get almost anything and everything 3D-related in there :)

My website:

Direct link to the links-section:

Direct link to the Blender-specific area:

I'm just starting to fill the links section from my own bookmarks (several hundreds) so the Blender specific area has just a few links for now.

07 July 2004, 10:49 AM
- Monitor Calibration: recommended


- CG resources:

- Render History: recommended beginners recommended beginners

- Glossary:

- CGtalk articles:

- For architectural visualization artists:

- Rendering workflow (save as): recommended geeks

- Recomended readings: recommended beginners

- Introduction to photorealism in CGI:

- I'm happy. Finally I've found a Fresnel explanation I'm able to understand: recommended (

- Caustics: (

- Refraction index:

- Compositing and perspective (Tim Jones): recommended

- Translucency and Sub-Surface Scattering (from Neil Blevins site):

- HDRI The Cheap And Nasty Way by Andrew Whitehurst (how to make HDRI):


- Neil Blevins: recommended

- Isaac Kerlow web site:

- Jeremy Birn web site: recommended

- Leigh Van der Byl: recommended

- Aristomenis Tsirbas:

- Andrew Whitehurst:


- Lighting Tips by Kory Heinzen ( (

- Lighting Glossary and 3PT lighting: recommended

- 3PT lighting by Jeremy Birn: recommended

- 3PT lighting by Jenn Downs:

- 3PT lighting by Andrew Whitehurst: recommended

- Siggraph Paper about Lighting and Scene composition: ( don't miss

- Matching Real World Lighting by Andrew Whitehurst:

- Daylight (Carles Piles and Jeremy Birn): recommended

- Effective Scene Lighting for CG Space:

- What does GI mean?:

-Complete lighting overview: recommended

- Image Based Lighting:


- Texturing tips by Tom Greenway ( (


- Introduction and Overview of Texturing. Leigh Van der Byl: recommended

- Standard Projection Techniques and UV Mappin. Leigh Van der Byl:

- Making Colour Maps. Leigh Van der Byl:

- Specularity, Gloss and Reflection. Leigh Van der Byl:

- Translucency, Transparency and Refraction. Leigh Van der Byl:

- Texture Resources (J. Birn web site): recommended

- Texturing an aircraft:

- Jeremy Birn, Fixing Lighting Irregulaties in Self-Tiling Maps: recommended

- Skies


- Blender list of tutorials:

- Lightwave tutorials, to get ideas from:

- Tutorials Max( (

- General( (

- Project Overviews Tutorials ( (

- Maya ( (

- Photoshop ( (

- Softimage ( (

- Digital Painting ( (


- Tim Jones tutorials:

- Jeremy Birn tutorials: recommended

- Leigh Van der Byl tutorials: recommended

- Neil Blevins CG education: recommended

- Aristomenis Tsirbas tutorials:

- CGNetworks tuts:

- Andrew Whitehurst tutorials:

- CGarchitect tuts: recommended


- Classic architecture resources: (

- Blueprints: recommended recommended
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- Aircraft general information:

- Aircraft modelling tutorials: recommended

- Modelling a car: recommended

- Scifi-art:


- Models search engine: recommended

- Models from 3D scanning: recommended

- Models of real gemstones:

- De Espona models and others:


- Modelling an aircraft (http://%20

- Tutotip "Reusing your UV Face Layout into an specularity texturing channel" (

- Tutotip "Panelling a curved surface" (


08 August 2004, 11:55 PM
gracias alvarus

originally posted by MyAMeE :
Video Tutorial Links
Video Tutorial Links\

Created by "iluvblender" on

Here are some instructions on making the microwave tutorial.

Free tools that you can use to make your tutorials are capture video
recorder that out puts to flash swf and avi.

08 August 2004, 05:28 AM
Unofficial Blender 2.34 Car Material Library Release 1. (More releases soon.)

54 seperate materials and textures for all car related projects.

Please click here. (

My 5 minute cloth tutorial for Blender.

Please click here. (


09 September 2004, 07:48 PM
LSCM - UV Editor online manual update


10 October 2004, 10:21 PM
man yafray

12 December 2004, 12:45 AM
in portuguese

12 December 2004, 11:11 PM
Thanks for the info, my first blender version I downloaded was 3 years ago or more!
When you would goto Import, it would say Pythons go here somehow.
Even though I still liked the simplicity of it, and that someone was giving it out for free.
It resembles Maya alot, but is it's own monster.

12 December 2004, 02:02 PM (
Like elysiun, this is not official but very useful nonetheless.

12 December 2004, 09:51 PM
nicodigital closed its doors in october due to a monetary dispute

04 April 2005, 01:41 PM
Some of my resources
Lots Of Blends at Elysiun (
Some at sixmonkeys (
Some at mudpuddle (

06 June 2005, 04:43 PM
here are my personal links considering tutorials and ressource pages:


Kopf (mund!) (
Fiber 2.03 Guide - Interface ( Blender Tutorial: Water</a> :: :: - Home ( The Hobbit Guy: Tutorials HEAD ( Subdivision Modeling of a Human - Page 1 ( Sumea:Launchpad. Australian and New Zealand games developer website ( Joan d'arc!</a> Digital-Tutors: Home of Free Online Training ( TUTORIAL CENTRAL - ( Ben Mathis ( Blatt tut</a> verwitterte tex ( Making Tileable & Seamless Textures ( From photo to seamless texture - - Served over 20,000,000 artworks ( Buildpics in Blender - Caer Druagh ( 3D modelers' network - Blender animation, modeling, rendering and texturing Tutorials for 3D artists - ( The power of Bump Map ( Texturen - und was man damit beeinflussen kann ( Displacement mapping Documentation/Tute ( Blender - Subsurface Modellieren ( flagen ani ( Blender Tutorial: Erstellung eines LowPoly Tiermodells</a> Blender World IKA Tutorial ( The Hobbit Guy: Dave K's Poly Head Modeling Tutorial ( Facial Sculpting& Setup ( Kator Legaz ( kopf--ohren--körper--hände--füsse ( Radiosity and Global Illumination ( architektur realisieren ( blender: index ( Wheel Tutorial ( Toyota Celica ( Texturen:

Manufactured Items Textures ( Mayang's Free Texture Library ( Image * After - currently 10335 free textures and images available. ( Free Textures (
sorry that some are named german just click them!

08 August 2005, 03:07 PM
from another thread, it's a tutorial on rigging with softbodies. i didn't want it to drop down into obscurity, so i am posting a cut/paste here:

Hello everyone!
tutorial for animation+softbody (
Covers animating with softbody as flesh

09 September 2005, 04:08 PM
Basic Blender: An Introduction (
A good beginner tutorial on materials, textures, basic shapes, animation, and rendering.

Basic Materials And Textures in Blender: Part One (
A beginner tutorial on materials and textures.

I have already posted the following video tutorials in the video tutorials threads, but it seems like it would be alright to post them here as well.

Modeling A Stargate: Part One (
A beginner video tutorial on modeling a rough stargate.

Widgets, Widgets, Widgets (
A video tutorial for beginners

10 October 2005, 09:26 AM
tutorial to realize with blender 2.37a and script dispaint

FREE Texture :

10 October 2005, 03:27 PM
tutorial to realize with blender 2.37a and script dispaint (
tut :

01 January 2006, 08:30 AM
Hi all,

( ( provides daily articles about Blender News, Art, Tutorials and Development updates.

I hope you'll enjoy it!

Have fun,


02 February 2006, 01:59 PM
Here is my site for french-speaking users ; The Blender Clan : (

Forums are very active, even though there are too few blender tuts...

03 March 2006, 02:16 PM

04 April 2006, 02:11 PM
(Shameless plug)

The annual Blender F1 Challenge site:

08 August 2006, 06:24 PM
Don't you know where is acctual fur library? I can't find it anywhere.

08 August 2006, 01:01 AM
Here it is Rambiert.

Blender Fur Library (

10 October 2006, 06:19 PM
Heya, here's a tutorial by 'criss' on how he uses PD Particles to paint new skies for use as backgrounds, then paints foliage and bushes with alpha for use in planes like billboard rectangles, with transarency masks created on-the-fly with particle brushes vs. keyed on a color.

I'm learning Blender quickly now and starting to like it a lot more than just a month ago. There's that initial hurdle (plus my poor vision and small icons and text :-) but it's worth the time. My Blender self-discovery tutorial is here:

I have a few more Blender links at (
One is to another user of Project Dogwaffle who also has tons of Blender tutorials to get started.

11 November 2006, 05:04 PM
I have made a palm tree tutorial,

11 November 2006, 04:03 PM
A Blender tutorials search site (

01 January 2007, 04:57 PM
Great car animation tutorial:

01 January 2007, 03:44 AM
BlenderNewbies (
A resource for learning Blender 3D.

Video tutorials, PDFs, .blend files, tests, and more!

03 March 2007, 11:28 AM

Blender palm tree tutorial available, it isn't too bad...I haven't come across any tree tutorials yet, at least an attempt at one.

03 March 2007, 03:52 PM
Concerning 3D trees, I'm currently working on a series of tutorials and guides focusing on trees and tree-making tools.

04 April 2007, 05:49 AM
check some cool tutorials on this site

the site is in french

the begging numeric ip address is of google translator converting it french to english

hope u like it:thumbsup:

04 April 2007, 12:09 AM
Anyone know any good blender game tutorials?

05 May 2007, 12:47 AM
New link; (

Ocean blend file.

08 August 2007, 09:30 AM
This is a set of tutorials initially aimed at accurately modelling components in blender, but is a good general modelling guide for anyone wanting to get to grips with Blenders mesh modelling tools.

Precision Modelling - An Engineers Guide (

11 November 2007, 09:53 PM
New link:

Ocean file download available. If you notice, the file is based of Cog's tutorial. I made many attempts at getting that animation right, now that I think back last year.:D

I may put up a comment page or something, leave some comments if you want about it or something.:rolleyes:

Have a nice day to anyone surfing by.

12 December 2007, 06:47 PM

This is a great link for free motion capture......A must have....:thumbsup:

01 January 2008, 12:38 PM
I thought I would post this here as the thread ( has slid down the forum, out of site of new members.

The Precision Modelling Guide to Blender is a 151 page walk-through of Blenders mesh modelling tools and design techniques. Illustrated with over 600 images it gives a clear and concise introduction to using blender. By progressing through the guide you will be introduced to many of Blenders commonly used modelling tools and also a few of the not so well known ones. The tools are presented in a real working design example with explanations of why the tools are used and not merely a demonstration of the tools in use.

Don't be fooled by the name the guide is useful to anyone wanting a clear introduction to Blenders mesh modelling tools.

The Guide can be downloaded from (

Hopefully you will find this useful.

03 March 2008, 10:56 AM blender file

New page

04 April 2008, 04:11 PM
Here is the link where you can find useful tutorials about textures creation in Blender: (

04 April 2008, 02:43 AM
For those interested in RenderMan, we have constructed a Google site, forum and blog devoted to the coupling of Blender and Renderman compliant renderers. Several software developers are also members here as well as artists all contributing to this movement. This has been 2 years in the making and we are making great progress, come and check it out!

Blog includes links to open source Renderman related tools and content creation software, websites, commercial renderers (PRMan, 3Delight, Gelato) as well other renderers.

05 May 2008, 08:43 PM

Ocean blender source file available.

05 May 2008, 05:43 AM
Ran across this at a site that does primarily Flash training but apparently have entered into the Blender training market. The videos are basic intro and are the least expensive of any I have ever seen.

Blender Basic Training Videos (

05 May 2008, 01:12 PM
Here's a doc I put together that lists Blender shortcuts for common tasks:

click here (

it doesn't cover the advanced features, just the basics.

07 July 2008, 08:51 AM
Here are few detailed basic blender tutorials

# B0010 - Lighting in Blender

In this tutorial we will look at the Blender Lamps in details. We will explore each and every option in detail.

# B0009 - 5 - Vital Functions

Part 01 - In this multi-part tutorial we will learn about some crucial fuctions in Blender. We will talk about 3D Cursor, Adding Mesh to the scene, Draw Types, Object Modes, Selection Mode, Object Duplication and Edge Loops.

Part 02 - In this tutorial I will talk about Special Menu, Merging Vertices, Removing Doubles, Sub-Dividing Meshes, Center Points, Smoothing Object, Extruding Elements, Pivot Points and Proportional Vertex editing.

Part 03 - In this tutorial I will talk about Joining & Separating Meshes, Boolean Operations, Grouping Objects, Parenting Objects, Adding Faces, Bevel Command, Subsurf-Modifier, Mirror-Modifier and Select Linked operations.

Part 04 - In this tutorial I will cover the most fundamental building blocks of everything in Blender, The Datablocks.

Part 05 - In this tutorial I will talk about Spin Command, SpinDup Command, Render Preview Window and Camera Settings.

# B0004 - Creating, Opening, Saving and Appending Files

In this tutorial we will learn how to create, save and append elements in a blender file.

# B0003 - Blender Basics - Moving Around in 3D space

In this tutorial we will learn 3D navigational skills. We will also learn about the layers and Manipulation Modes.

# B0002 - Blender Basics - Working With Viewports

In this tutorial we will learn about viewport customization.

# B0001 - Blender Basics - The Interface

In this tutorial we will talk about the blender interface and preferences settings.

10 October 2008, 08:25 PM
A short visual tutorial I had written for creating scenes for architectural visualizations and games. Uses AO/Shadow map baking and displaying them using GLSL shaders in 3D viewport or in Game engine.

Hope this helps...

10 October 2008, 06:53 AM >> Aggregate of blenderhead blogs (including If you think there are blogs missing, do tell me. >> Place to work on proposals


11 November 2008, 01:38 AM
I actually found a really good website for beginners so check it out Click Here (
or just go to it is great for beginners and intermediate animators!

01 January 2009, 03:36 PM
Hey all, Just wanted to add a link to the only place you can learn Blender LIVE on-line!
Not all the classes are free, but the ones that are will help you a lot, the ones that do charge are amazing.

How do I know? I made the site (with some help from many others).

Come By and sign up so you can get the updated class list with times and dates.
Then check out who is teaching.... (

09 September 2010, 01:06 PM
Hi, I have a website where I post my studies with blender and interesting links and resources. Now I`m posting my first tutorial, here is the link and I hope you all like!

09 September 2010, 01:52 PM

10 October 2010, 01:08 PM
My free PDF e-book Fundamentals of Paper Model Design based mainly on Blender 3D that teaches the most important principles needed to allow you to design 3D paper models with Blender which is now in the updated edition 1.1 that comes in two versions: a low res version for monitor viewing and a high res one for printing which you can find in my place at Deviantart:

Or at my folder at Mediafire:

10 October 2010, 03:53 AM
I`m starting this series of quick blender tutorials with cool tips

02 February 2011, 10:49 PM
If you want pdf tutorials, then visit my blog:

12 December 2012, 10:23 PM
CG Cookie has just released the Cookie Flex Rig as Creative Commons.
Designed for learning character animation, this fully animatable rig can be made into various characters through an extra layer of controls that let you set the height, body shape, clothing, hair and colours.
The rig features the familiar rigify style biped controls, as well as advanced facial controls. The shaders are set up for both Cycles and Blender Internal.

The Cookie Flex Rig was created by Nathan Vegdahl, Beorn Leonard and Jonathan Williamson, based on an initial design by David Revoy.

02 February 2013, 06:31 PM
I've spent some time setting up an FAQ for GPU accelerated rendering at this site:

It covers all the basics of choosing the right GPU, getting it to work and fixing stuff that doesn't. It began its life in a thread in the Blenderartist forums, but grew quite a bit from there. It should be useful to all GPU assisted rendering really, but due to Blender Cycles only supporting CUDA and not OpenCL at this point, it is heavily weighted towards NVIDIA cards.

04 April 2013, 06:48 AM
This is our first release of a Blender exporter for Ultimate Unwrap 3D.

Lights, geometry, materials, textures, UV coordinates, multiple UVsets, vertex colors, vertex normals, vertex weights, bones and animation can be exported from Blender.

The script was developed using Blender 2.66, so it may not load for older versions.
It supports armature-driven animation only.

If you try it out, please let us know what you think.

Download link:

Brad Bolthouse
Ultimate Unwrap 3D Developer

02 February 2014, 09:49 PM
Hi All,

For any Blender artist looking to show off their animations on the web, we have a great tutorial for you - written by Igor Miroshnichenco.


Sample of the end result:


11 November 2014, 04:38 AM

See 3D previews on browser

11 November 2014, 05:33 AM

the link ( you posted for Blender Cycles Hardware FAQs seems to
be broken or invalid, i.e. "404 Not found". =(

Can you please check and re-post?

11 November 2014, 05:38 AM

If you want pdf tutorials, then visit my blog:

In Vietnamese? Sorry, I don't see your Blender PDF tuts. (?)

11 November 2014, 05:49 AM
Sorry.....please disregard my previous 2 posts.....just realized they refer to old posts
by Demohero (Feb 2011), and Olesk (Feb 2013)!

12 December 2015, 02:06 PM
Hi, Here is the shortcut layout I have made.
You can download PDF here.

07 July 2016, 08:14 AM
I'd like to share Addon for Blender I wrote. Script generates a weld along the edge of intersection of two objects.
Hope you like it.

07 July 2016, 08:48 AM
All Blender pdf and Video tutorials

11 November 2016, 06:18 AM
3d mandelbrot for beginners:

09 September 2017, 11:16 AM

I came up with this addon while working on my recent project.

"Export to FBX" button allows to export models to FBX with proper transformation and preserved smoothing groups. It also sets the pivot on the lowest vertex and provides the possibility to export as one file or multiple files.

"Convert map only" button converts Roughness map to Smoothness as Base Color or Metallic alpha channel.
"Export unitypackage" allows to export model with textures (converted roughness to smoothness as alpha) to single *.unitypackage file

- To properly export Unity Package file you have to use Blender in version 2.79 and Principled BSDF shader. You will get best results with textures connected directly to Prinsipled BSDF node (without rgb curves, color ramp etc., normal map is an exception). The addon searches for maps connected into following inputs: Base Color, Metallic, Roughness, Normal
- Converting Roughness to Smoothness requiers a lot of calculations and it's a time consuming task (approximately 30 seconds for 4k texture) so don't worry if Blender will look like it stuck.

Addon can be downloaded here:


12 December 2017, 04:49 AM
Domino effect - only 10 lines of Python: