Ink drops in water are heavily used elements in graphic and motion design. You can create them right inside Blender. And thanks to the Cycles render engine you can create the traditional and more modern variants with ease.
A lot has changed since we first published the introduction to the animation nodes. So once again Frederik Steinmetz will explain the installation and basic usage of Jacques Lucke's Animation Nodes Addon for Blender.
For modern presentation it is often helpful to underline important points with an animation. In this tutorial you will learn how to stack objects and animate the result. It is like an array modifier with random offset.
Point Density Textures in Cycles open up a whole new world of magical effects. This training series by Blender Foundation Certified Trainer Gottfried Hofman lets YOU enter this world as well. He demonstrates to you in-depth how to use Point Density features, so you can benefit from this new addition. The series includes templates that let you create stunning FX in no-time.
Computers cannot generate truely random numbers. Why that is, and why it actally is an advantage for animators is demonstrated in this video tutorial by Frederik Steinmetz. Discover what a seed value is and when and how to use it.
François Beaune is the project founder and team leader of Appleseed, which is a render engine that is completely open source like Cycles or Luxrender. Appleseed is MIT-Licensed, which is probably the most liberal license in existance. It is availabe for Maya, Blender, Gaffer and other programs.