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Blender: Sculpting Workflow

Lately, I have been working on a lot of video content, more than written content, all because the topic being discussed would end up being a very long article that would take me so much time to create. Besides that, there have been a lot of Blender artists wondering how some artists are able to get such great detail in a sculpt, simply using the Blender Sculpt Tool. With that, I decided to share my sculpting workflow with everyone.

The tutorial covers how I create my basemesh, and proceed to sculpt the base, while I limit myself so that there isn’t too much detail; a common issue with many new artists as they sculpt. From there, we move on to retopology (without addons), the detail, and then the fine detail click for more info. I’ve found this to be a great workflow, and I believe aspiring 3D sculpture artists will really benefit from this.

Blender Sculpt Tool Sculpting WorkflowReviewed by DBrown on.With this method, you can learn how to create some of the greatest detailed sculpts with Blender, giving ZBrush a run for it's money, literally. How to create detailed sculpts in Blender, as high as 200 million polygons! Rating: 5

Minecraft 3D Skin Creator with Blender

Hello world!

Minecraft 1.8 3D Skin Creator in BlenderReviewed by DBrown on.This Creator allows anyone to create skins quickly efficiently, and allow them to see the progress as they create. A great free 3D solution for creating Minecraft Skins. No more pesky pixel-by-pixel creation, and create with effects by default. Rating: 5

Blender: Everything Sculpt Brushes

It’s about time that I finally made another video, and to add to it all, one about the different sculpt brushes in the Blender Sculpt Tool, as well as using the Brush curve, Stroke Methods, the Mask, and well as Planes! You can check it out on the 3DEsprit Youtube Channel now.

3DEsprit: Everything Sculpt Brushes

Blender Sculpt Tool BrushesReviewed by DBrown on.Learning the different brushes, as well as the different ways to use them with the given optionsHow to use the different brushes in Blender's Sculpt Tool Rating: 5

PBR/PBS Textures in Blender

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.

PBR Textures 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:

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Latest PBR setup. Click to see full-size image.

Physically Based Rendering in BlenderReviewed by DBrown on.Using RGB textures in Cycles to create a PBR materialHow to create PBR materials in Blender Rating: 5

Blender Tricks

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.

Watch the Video HERE

Blender Tricks for New UsersReviewed by DBrown on.Many different tricks ranging from snapping, to proportional editing, as well as baking texturesLearning tricks to model faster and more efficiently in Blender Rating: 5