2 New Blender Tutorials

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Jul 242011
 

Blender Cookie has 2 tutorials that can be very useful for UT 3/UDK mappers.  They cover many techniques including baking high poly meshes to low poly meshes, creating diffuse textures in Blender as well as others.

Create a Grundy Brick Wall

Create a Sci-Fi Panel (part 1)

I have followed and replicate the Sci0Fi pan tutorial with good results.

 Posted by at 10:30 PM

Creating a Lowpoly Concrete Barrier

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Jun 192011
 

Blender Cook created a 2 part video tutorial (Part 1 and Part 2) on how to create a lowpoly concrete barrier.

Part 1 covers creating the model in blender, then creating a UV map.

Part 2 covers taking the UV texture that was created in part 1 and importing it into Photoshop.  Once there, sample textures are used to create the diffuse/specular/bump maps.  The tutorial also shows how to continue creating the texture while in Blender.  It also covers creating materials that can be used only in Blender and how to setup the model to render.

I like the second tutorial as it was interesting how to create a texture from source photos and how you can alter your texture in Blender as well.

This is a great tutorial for those who are still learning the basics of Blender and those who want to get a better idea of the workflow.

 Posted by at 7:13 PM

Blender Practice

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Apr 262011
 

The other day I was trying a few things and came up with these simple, but effect “techniques”.

 

Here is a picture of a simple floor tile mesh.  I created 1 square [64×64 units], then UV mapped it.  I then duplicated them over and over again until I had a 1024×1024 floor mesh.  The material shown is from a stock UT package, [Material’LT_Floors.BSP.Materials.M_LT_Floors_BSP_Organic05b_TileBreak_NoBump’].

Using the same 1024×1024 mesh and following this tutorial from Blender Nerd, I was able to create a simple normal map from a mesh.  This can be combined with a simple base stone/concrete texture/material in the editor for a custom material.

 

 Posted by at 10:20 PM

Blender 2.57a Released.

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Apr 222011
 

There has been an update to Blender to fix various bugs.   You can download the new version here and read a list of fixes here.

 Posted by at 5:37 PM

Blender To Unreal Page Udpated

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Apr 182011
 

I was browsing the Epic/UDK forms and fond out that MCampagnini updated Rich is Bored’s ASE script to offer better support with Blender 2.57 and the UDK/UT 3 editor.  I tested out most of the known features and have updated my Blender To Unreal page.  If you are an Epic forum member, please drop by and say a thank you or you can visit his site where he explains the updated script.

 Posted by at 8:17 PM