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Tutorial: Lens Flares using the Compositor

Jonathan Lampel shows you how to create custom lens flares in Blender using only the compositor. The result can even be used as a group node.

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Tutorial: Vignette in Blender 2.64

Thanks to the new ellipse mask node in the Blender compositor, creating a vignette has become more simple and versatile than ever. This quick tip for Blender 2.64 shows you how it's done!
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Tutorial: Cycles Winter Special on BlenderDiplom

This is Blenderdiplom's way of saying: have some nice winter holidays. In this tutorial Frederik Steinmetz will demonstrate how to set up a beautiful macro scene consisting of a few frost-covered plants with a nice backlighting effect. It's rendered in Cycles with a little compositing. Enjoy!
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Tutorial: Background Stencils with Cycles and Compositing

A stencil for an animated background is a nice element for motion graphics. Unfortunately, the compositor is not always well-suited here. But Cycles comes for the rescue!

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Tutorial: Cycles Particle Trail in Blender 2.64

This tutorial for Blender 2.64 or later shows you how to create an advanced particle trail in Cycles using new features like the particle info node.
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Tutorial: Mantis Series Pt 4 - Internal Materials

The grand mantis series Part 4: Material setup for Blender Internal! Learn how to use Subsurface Scattering to create a stunning organic material in Blender Internal renderer.
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Tutorial: Fur with Cycles and Particle Hair

Learn how to add great looking particle fur for any animal!

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Tutorial: Dynamic Paint Ball-Intro

The Dynamic Paint system in Blender is a great tool to create motion graphics. This tutorial shows you how to use it to create an eye-popping intro effect.
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Tutorial: Mantis Series Pt 3 - Luxrender Materials

The grand mantis series Part 3: Material setup for Luxrender! Organic materials in physically-based renderers like Luxrender tend to be difficult. Unless Frederik Steinmetz is your tutor!
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Tutorial: Cute Ghost with Cloth Sim and Cycles

In this guest tutorial by Christoph Pöhler you will learn how to create a cute ghost animation using the cloth simulation and some advanced Cycles shaders.

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Tutorial: Skin Modifier in Blender 2.64

The skin modifier, which is new in Blender 2.64, has been added to the modifier compendium. The skin modifier can be used to easily create base-meshes for sculpting or to create abstract or cartoonish figures.
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Tutorial: Introduction to Lighting in Luxrender

In this interim tutorial for the great mantis series Frederik Steinmetz will show us how to light in Luxrender and Blender. As usual he shows us possible problems and their solutions!
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Tutorial: Cool Slow Motion Fire in Blender

This tutorial explains how to create a really cool looking, stylized fire in slow motion directly in Blender. The result can be used for backgrounds of all kinds in motion graphics and stills. This tutorial will also show you a lot of tips and tricks how to render fire faster.

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Tutorial: Abstract Object using Modifiers

The first guest-tutorial on BlenderDiplom.com! Dimitris Christou aka gr8! was so kind to provide us with a tutorial for his great (pun intended) abstract submission to the Modifiers Competition.
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Tutorial: Mantis Series Pt 2 - Cycles Materials

The grand mantis series Part 2: Advanced Cycles materials! Learn how to set up advanced materials in Cycles, plus even more lighting tips from Fredrik Steinmetz!

The Animation Replicator with Offset - Part 2

Finally, I managed to complete the second part of the ARewO tutorial. It can now distribute objects along a path and include armatures.

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Compendium: Blender Modifiers Explained

This series covers all of Blender's generate and deform modifiers. Each modifier is explained in a short video.
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Tutorial: Mantis Series Pt 1 - Modeling and Rigging

Frederik Steinmetz is back with a comparison of Cycles, Luxrender and Blender Internal. For that series he will use a praying mantis as an example. This first installment gives you an overview of the model and tips on modeling and rigging insects in Blender.
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Old Film Projector Look with Blender Particles and Compositing

You can use Blender to make footage look like it was shot in 1920, by using particle systems and the compositor. Here is how:

Tutorial: Animated Pintoy

Learn how to create an animated pin toy in Blender using maps, dupliverts and the displace modifier and render it in Cycles!
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Tutorial: Cycles Lighting, Materials and Texturing

Ladies and Gentlemen - introducing: Frederik Steinmetz! He has prepared an intermediate tutorial on Cycles. Not the usual "How to start Cycles and set up a simple scene" kind of tutorial but a guided tour around current pitfalls and lots of tips and tricks!
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A Little Script for Cleaning up the Image Stack in Your Blendfiles

Recently I had to clean up a lot of my blendfiles. Especially when you append objects that share textures with your existing objects, you wind up with a lot of duplicates.

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Tutorial: Fireworks with Particles in Blender 2.63

Frederik Steinmetz shows you a wonderful trick how to force particles to emit other particles in Blender 2.63+ while Gottfried Hofmann will show you how to arrange a nice fireworks display with the Blender VSE.
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Tutorial: Two Title Animations - Grunge and Sleek Rays

This is a double-tutorial! A grunge title animation and a sleek god ray logo reveal. Learn how to create two different intros in just one tutorial! And find out how to keep your noodles clean using node groups.
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Tutorial: ARewO - The Animation Replicator with Offset

Python scripts let you automate processes that would take forever if you had to do them by hand.
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Use the Double Edge Node to Stylize your Rendering

In this tutorial Frederik Steinmetz demonstrates two elegant ways to stylize renderings using the new double edge mask node. Additionally he shows how to use node groups in order to keep your compositing nice and organised.
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Tutorial: God-Ray Logo Reveal in Blender

A simple yet very powerful approach to reveal a logo is using the all-majestic god-rays. Of couse you can achieve that all in Blender - this tutorial shows how!
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Tutorial: Sin City Look in Blender

If you want to apply the Sin City or Spot Color look to your footage, Blender now has all the required tools at hand. This tutorial shows you how to do it using the compositor for selective desaturation and the tracking- and masking-tools.
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Tutorial: Dissolve your Logo in Blender 2.6

Dissolving text in Blender has always been a lot of work, but not anymore! Blender 2.62 got a great new addition - the Remesh modifier! Its power combined with a particle system makes this awesome effect.
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Tutorial: Blender Video Sequence Editor (VSE)

Blender has a full-fledged video editing solution built right in - the Video Sequence Editor or short VSE. This tutorial shows how to add movies, image sequences, still images and sound plus basic keyframe animation.
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Recover Blender Projects like a Pro

Blender crashed? You quit accidentally? Saved over an important step? Blender offers ways to recover all of these!
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Tutorial: Mantis Series Pt 5 - Octane Renderer

The praying mantis is going Octane! In the fifth part of this tutorial series Frederik Steinmetz explains how to mix materials in Octane using nodes and maps. If you have not seen the other parts, we recommend that you watch the scene setup and if you are fairly new to Octane, please watch the Octane Pitfalls tutorial as well.
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Tutorial: A 2D Hologram in Blender

There are many ways to create a hologram effect in Blender. This tutorial shows how to create a 2D hologram from a video that looks very much like in the movie St*r W*rs.
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Tutorial: Absorption in Cycles

The new ray length node in Blender 2.64 allows to fake absorption even without a volumetric shader. This tutorial shows you how to create your own absorption shader and make it re-usable.
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Tutorial: Blender to Octane - Avoiding the Pitfalls

In this tutorial you will learn how to install the Blender to Octane exporter by yoyos. Frederik Steinmetz will guide you through the process and help you to avoid the most common pitfalls that still exist, due to the beta status of both the exporter and Octane.
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Tutorial: An Animated Turbulent Ring

In this third part of the series covering the turbulence force field you will learn how to create a mesmerizing animated background using point densities and millions of particles. Another one of Nion's cool effects!

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