Thanks to 3DTudor for this quick tip that can greatly speed up your texturing workflow! It’s based on first activating the Node Wrangler addon (comes with Blender) and then hitting shift+ctrl+T. The principled shader should be selected when you hit the shortcut.
How to render a stereoscopic 360 animation from Blender EEVEE
Rendering out stereo 360 from Blender EEVEE is actually pretty easy thanks to the new eeVR addon.Continue reading “How to render a stereoscopic 360 animation from Blender EEVEE”
Random object colors in Blender EEVEE
Here is a quick way of getting random object colors in EEVEE with the shader/node editor:
Note that this is for separate objects, random colors for different parts of the same mesh is more tricky.
Hair modeling tips for Blender
I have recently been doing hair renders in Blender and thought I would share some key tips that I have learned along the way:
- Use multiple particle systems. If you put all your hair in just one particle system, it becomes really tedious to edit the hair. You’ll end up combing hair that you didn’t mean to etc.
- Place the hair manually in hair edit mode (with the add hair brush). So set the initial amount to zero in the particle settings. Comb after every round of hair.
- Use simple children instead of interpolated, they are much easier to handle in the edit mode.
- To make the interpolated children more fluffy, increase the “radius” value.
- Be careful with the Path –> steps value, large values made my Blender crash.
- Use the Hair BSDF if you are rendering with Cycles. As of now that won’t work for Eevee so you’ll need to create your own shader for Eevee.
- Subdivide the roots of your hair in edit mode, because the hair needs more bend right where it comes out from the head. Also use enough keys when creating the hair strands.
Modeling the One Minute Video Tutorials Logo in Blender 2.8 using curves
Creating your first Python script in Blender
In this tutorial we take you through creating a python script that will perform the typical initial steps for setting up mirror-modifier based box modeling work:Continue reading “Creating your first Python script in Blender”
Multiple scene views in Unity 3D
Sometimes it’s useful to see the 3d world you are creating from multiple different angles simultaneously. Many 3D programs like 3Ds Max even offer quad views that have four different angles available. In Unity you can view your scene from multiple angles in the editor by right-clicking on the scene window tab at the top and choosing “add tab” and then “scene”. You can now drag and drop this new scene window tab to a place in the interface that you prefer and change it’s view angle to your liking. One way of working could for example be to have always one top view available and next to that one free view.
Export from Blender EEVEE to Unity 3D using glTF
How to bring materials from Quixel DDO to Blender EEVEE
Did you create some texture maps in Quixel and wanted to use them in Blender’s new EEVEE render engine? You plugged them into the principled shader but the outcome looked very different from what you had in the 3DO preview of Quixel? Maybe especially the metals looked way too dark and almost black?
Here is a simple workflow that seems to work pretty well between Quixel and EEVEE:
1. When you create your project, make sure you choose the metallness workflow.
2. Add your materials.
3. Export with the exporter into PNG files using the Metalness PBR (Disney) -preset.
1. Give your object a material with the principled shader.
2. Plug in the following texture map files into the following inputs in the principled shader:
-Albedo to base color
-Metalness to metallic (set node to non-color data)
-Roughness to roughness (set node to non-color data)
-Normal to normal map node and that to the normal input (set node to non-color data)
Now your metals and other materials should look pretty close to how they looked in Quixel 3DO.
Blender 2.8 Questions and answers
In this post I will document my transition process from Blender 2.79 to Blender 2.8 in the hope it helps others do the same thing!Continue reading “Blender 2.8 Questions and answers”