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

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What is new in Point Density Magical FX v1.1?

Point Density Magical FX, our training- and template-package for point density textures in Cycles received a free update. Version 1.1 includes an all-new effect that allows you to set your logo on fire in a really stylish way. But there is more to it...

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You know what's totally worth doing? Revisiting old Blendfiles

I recently started working on a new showreel. After creating a few new scenes, I started rummaging through my Blendfile folder to see if there was some unfinished stuff that I could use.

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Merry Christmas 2016

BlenderDiplom wishes all its readers a Merry Christmas 2016! Have a great time and keep on blending. 

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Blender Mantaflow Integration Demo #2

The integration of Mantaflow into Blender got a big boost with this year's Google Summer of Code (GSoC). While it is still far from finished, interested users can test it out in the fluid-mantaflow branch.

Cycles Encyclopedia

What's new in The Cycles Encyclopedia 1.4?

The new Version of BlenderDiplom's Cycles Encyclopedia is out. If you don't want to scrub through it looking for the latest additions yourself, here is a list of the most important changes.

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BlenderDiplom Fluid Particle Demo #2

Last year's fluid particle demo has been meshed using the cubesurfer addon. Check out the results and how the version with surface compares to the one with just the particles and as final bonus a version that shows both.

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Cycles Light Path Magic - Blender Conference 2015

As promised, here is the .blend and the slides from the Cycles Light Path Magic talk at the Blender Conference 2015 in Amsterdam. Which was about the light path node in Cycles.