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The BlenderDiplom Blog features test, doodles, previews for tutorials and various other things related to Blender.

Blender cycles material and textures cookbook

Book Review: Blender 2.6 Cycles Materials and Textures Cookbook

An in-depth review of the eBook edition of "Blender 2.6 Cycles Materials And Textures Cookbook" which is written by Enrico Valenza and published by Packt Publishing.

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Demo: Volume Rendering with Blender Cycles

This is a short demo video of things to come for Blender. If everything works out all right, volume rendering will be included in Blender 2.70 (hey, we don't even have version 2.69 yet).

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SPH Fluid Particles - Roman Fountain

This is a brand new test of the current implementation of the SPH fluid particles in Blender 2.68a. It uses the double-density solver and 500.000 particles. Blendfile availabe for download and study.

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Blender 2.68 Feature: Smooth Fire Emitters

Blender 2.67 has just been released and there is already awesome new things added to the development version of Blender 2.68. Like this great new feature by MiikaH - smooth emitters for high resolution smoke and fire simulations!
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New Feature Test: Vorticity from Moving Objects

Recently I created a demo video to show off a new feature in Blender 2.65 - Collision objects now cause vorticity when passing through smoke!
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Desert Explosion

This is just some old doodle I found on my harddrive, it dates back to October 2011.

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Some Thoughts on Comments in Node Setups

Recently a thread on Blenderartists popped up with the idea of a 'comment node' where one can put text to describe what a node (or node group) is doing exactly. I will show a few current solutions how to add comments to your Blender nodes and how they could be improved.

Publish modules to the "offcanvs" position.