Are there any Procedural Texture Tricks in Blender?

You know, I’m glad you asked that! There are a few things that you can do with some of the procedural texture that people don’t necessarily know about. They are there, but without wiggling stuff about, you’d never see them. So here is just one of the thing you can do with Noise, whiteNoise, Musgrave …

How do I make a planet Shader in Blender?

You know, I’m glad you asked that! And Here you can find out exactly how to do that. The tutorial went live on Friday the 27th of November 2020 and from this point on there will be tutorials dropping every Friday for as long as I am able to do them. I’ve already started working …

EXTRA! EXTRA! READ ALL ABOUT IT!!!

So, a while ago I added a post that I was going to put up a planet shader tutorial on the internet. And it’s going live on Friday! A while ago a comment came in about to the Planet Shader tutorial I did years ago in Maya, asking for a video tutorial as they found …

How do I simulate a flock of birds?

This tutorial was originally printed in 3DWorld Magazine back in January of 2009 – over 10 years ago as I write this now in October of 2019. It was originally called “Is there a simple flocking procedure in Maya?” (version 8 at the time) a question sent to the Magazine by someone called DuneBug73.

How do I create a pin matrix effect in Maya

How Do I Create a Pin Matrix Effect in Maya? First published in 3DWorld Magazine 106 in 2008 – come on, I’m not that old, surely!? – This tutorial was set in motion by, apparently, someone called Dennis, in an email.  Thanks, Dennis, you made me learn a truckload!  Now you can all do it too. …

How to build an animating book and page turn in Maya

How to make an animating page turn and a book in Maya First published in October of 2006 – wow, was it really 11 years ago? – This is a tutorial to recreate something like the book from Shrek.  The question was sent to me by a Paul Greenwood, wanting to know how it should …