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Blender Giveaway – Cycles Shader : Prime Elements

Do you find that you create the same cycles shader setups again and again? Or perhaps you could do with a resource file to use as a starting point to build up some cool and complex shaders? If so, I’m hoping you’ll find this blend file of some use.

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Blender Cycles Tutorial : Cracks With Worn Edges

Here we’ll go over one way to help generate these sorts of cracks with worn edges, scratches and scuffs and give ourselves some versatility in the controls while we’re at it.

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Tiling Texture Blender Tutorial – Coins

Need to create the illusion of millions of polygons? For games or film production that’d be pretty handy. Sounds like we need some tiling textures. No problem. Here I’ve outlined one way to do it in Blender.

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Making a Project in Your Spare Time? 6 Point Checklist to Succeed!

This is the first of articles like this I’ll be making here at CG Masters, and I feel it could be one of the most important I’ll write!

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5 Common Pitfalls For Blender Beginners

An alarming amount of people give up on Blender too early on because of a few initial stumbling blocks. I can’t say I blame them, we must have all done it with something at some point in our lives. There’s what I think are 5 big ones here

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Modeling Exercise – Microphone

In this modeling exercise Chris Plush teaches you a technique for creating the top part of a microphone.

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Game Dev #6: Blender Game Engine – Stalking Enemy AI

A breakdown of the logic and scripting behind the stalking enemy AI featured in the game prototype.

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5 Little Known Tricks in Blender’s Outliner

Blender’s outliner?! That old unassuming thing? Yup! That’s right! The often neglected outliner has some nice little things up it’s sleeve, here’s a quick tip video with just 5.

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Game Dev #5 : Game Prototype Download and Breakdown

Finally! The download of the Blender game prototype is available!! The video also includes a breakdown of the main elements and CG Masters resources used to take it from just being simple blockout geometry to being playable.

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GameDev #4 : Modularity & Odd Angles on Blender’s Grid

What is modularity? Should you use it in your project? Why would anyone want to use it? What are the limitations?
For modularity you’re going to need the grid. Take a look at an example of how to set that up.

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GameDev #3 : Game Design Documents

In this next installment of the game development series we’ll explore game design documents. Do you really need one?

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UV Exercise & The UV Project modifier for Auto Global UV’s in Blender

Flex those Blender UV skills with what should be a couple of simple UV exercises, also how to setup realtime UVW auto alignment with Blender’s UV Project Modifier

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Layered Painting in Blender 2.72

Learn to setup and use Blender’s layered 3D painting tools to create a simple toon-style cactus prop.

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Blender 2.72 Feature – Pie Menus.

Let’s say you’re a little peckish and you find yourself tempted to take a little nibble at the pie then launch your user preferences, head over to the addons tab, and type ‘pie’ in the search filter. Enable the checkbox and go crazy gesturing your way through tools, views and settings.

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Unlocking the Mysteries of UV Unfolding in Blender & Much More

Put any UV Unwrapping fears aside by arming yourself against dodgy UV work with these tools and features. From getting around vertex colors in textured solid view to edge sliding beyond the mesh borders we’ve got you covered.

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BGE Python: Reading and Writing Rotation

This one’s for the Python dabblers that haven’t been able to figure out localOrientation. Learn to read and write object rotation in DEGREES in Python.

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FPS Mouselook Script Plus Real Text in the Game Engine

Learn how to use a mouselook script for FPS movement. Also learn how to add real text in the game engine, how to customize it, word wrap long strings into multiple lines, and how to change text dynamically in game.

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GameDev #2 : 5 Viewport Tips

Welcome to the first video in the series : 5 Blender Viewport Tips for Game Environment Creation.

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Cloth Sew Tutorial – Blender 2.71

Just a quick tutorial on the new addition to cloth simulation!

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GameDev #1 Intro

Follow along with Aidy Burrows in a game development series which will include information about the process, tutorials on the creation, and a general insight into his work. Check out some of the early screenshots from the project!

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