Articles related to the Blender software
So, I recently created a new procedural texture, all because someone showed me a lava texture, and I instantly asked myself, “Why did someone post this texture?”. Long story short, it was a texture that left much to be desired, and with that said, I created what I felt to be an exceptional lava texture. So, let’s start looking at how this texture works.
Still, there isn’t much said in reference to using PBR textures in Blender, but I wanted to point out that is can be done in a fairly simple manner. We talked about creating PBR textures for Blender, but I didn’t go into great detail as to how and why. So, to help remedy that issue, I now have a tutorial showing you how to take PBR textures from GameTextures.com, and use them in Blender.
Needless to say, this will probably be obsolete when Blender does get true PBR support, but for now, we can still get some great materials with Physically Based Rendering textures.
EDIT: I made some very new user mistakes in the video on the setup. Here’s my current PBR setup in Blender:
So this is a pretty common environment lighting setup, but I wanted to share it just in case. The setup is called Image Based Lighting, something that has been asked for in Blender for some time, and is common in most other 3D render engines. Now, that’s not to say it’s not possible in Blender, it just takes creativity, like most of the things you see done with Blender’s Cycles Render engine. So, let’s get on with it, and take a look:
I’m not sure why it took me so long to write an article about the 2.76 build; maybe it was due to the fact that I had created a 2.76 feature guide a few weeks ago already. Regardless, it should be noted that 2.76 has been a huge success, even before it’s official release. At the time of this writing, it is still in it’s 3rd release candidate, and it’s only a matter of days until it becomes an official release. Until then, let me tell you why 2.76 is so great.
I’ve talked about creating this tutorial for so long, I almost forgot when I first had the idea, because so many tutorials ignored so many of these tricks for new users. Most of the time, it had to do with the tutorial before I was able to learn that trick, or actually look deep into Blender, looking for the most obscure options, and finding ways to make them work in my workflow. Anyways, I spent 2 months compiling the list of these tricks, so that I made sure I could share as many as possible. Still, there are still some I forgot, but I’m sure I’ll remember more and share another video. Until then, I hope you enjoy this very lengthy tutorial, sharing a treasure chest full of tricks for new users, and even some moderate users.