The Animation Nodes addon for Blender comes with several nodes to accomplish a wiggle effect. This tutorial explains in-depth all the options and internals.
Computers cannot generate truly random numbers. Why that is, and why it actually 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.
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. A tutorial for version 2.8 of Blender can be found here!
When looking for references, textures, backgrounds or just inspiration online, image databases are the way to go. But many sites place restrictive licenses on their images. The most liberal and undoubtly best license is CC0 which allows you to do what you want with the images. We compiled a list of great resources for CC0 images.
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 template collection by Blender Foundation Certified Trainer Gottfried Hofmann lets YOU enter this world as well. Using the templates you can create stunning FX in no-time.