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

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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.

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CT Data Visualized in Blender

I tried to check whether Blender can be used as a tool to visualize medical CT-Data in Blender. Obviously yes!

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NuremBUG: The Nuremberg Blender Usergroup

Earlier this year me and four other brave blenderheads got together and decided to start a regular meeting of Blender users in Nuremberg, Germany. The NuremBUG was born.

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BlenderDiplom Tests and Doodles

From time to time I do some tests or create random doodles. I finally gathered them all in a playlist for you to enjoy :). Constantly updated!

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Playing with Fire once again

A few days ago I started playing with fire in Blender once again. This time I wanted to create a style useful for advert-like backgrounds. But since the result looked pretty cool, I ended up rendering an entire animation of slow-motion fire, anyways:

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Anatomy of an Explosion in Blender

When I recently created an explosion in Blender using the smoke simulation, I encountered a weird behavior I neither could explain, nor fix. But I got an idea how to analyse the problem...

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My very first (saved) render in Blender

A while ago there was a post at Blendernation on a 15 years old demo video for Blender created by Ton and crew. That made me think of my first steps with Blender, so I dug through my old files. Here's what I discovered.

Publish modules to the "offcanvas" position.