Mike Bailey's Blender Page


Latest update: September 17, 2019

Blender 2.80 is Here!

Here, I will start collecting resources to learn Blender 2.80.

The Blender Guru (http://www.blenderguru.com/) has three great videos:

The Blender Guru has just put out a series of Blender 2.80 video tutorials (thanks, Andrew!). Find them here.

Creating hundreds of walking people -- surprisingly straightforward

Sculpting in Blender 2.80

The Blender 2.80 Reference manual is here.

A free de-noiser is described here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eGAjsSNtX6E.

The new Blender 2.80 "Principled Shader": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4H5W6C_Mbck.

Principles of Design videos: https://www.ctrlpaint.com/videos/principles-of-design-introduction.

Blender 2.79 Notes -- latest revision: July 16, 2019

Blender Campers: These are the notes we will be working through. You don't need to print these (thank goodness -- 374 pages!), but we will follow along with them. The "Very Brief Blender Notes" (below) will also be helpful.

What the Notes Cover:

Blender Files:

These are Blender example files from the notes.
You can download them one-at-a-time below, of get them in one AllFiles.zip here, which includes all .blend, .jpg, .bmp, .obj, and .mp4 files.
Blender Campers: please pre-load these on your memory stick!

anim1.blend One-character animation
anim2.blend Two-character animation
balltubes.blend Physics: ball rolls down tubes
blowing.blend Blowing particles (see particles.blend below)
cloth.blend Cloth animation
cloth.pinned.blend Pinned-cloth animation
cycles.blend Cycles-rendering scene
cycles_stereo.blend Spherical Stereo for a VR Headset
cycles_stereo_spherical.jpg Spherical Stereo image for a VR Headset
dominos.blend Rigid body dominos animation
freestyle.blend Freestyle rendering
golf.blend Physics: ball rolls into a hole
hinge.blend Rigid body joint
lattice.blend Modeling with lattices
meshes.blend The Blender set of mesh objects
mist.blend Shows use of the mist option
model.blend Human-ish model
modelmoved.blend Human-ish model posed
parent-child.blend Parent-child relationship
particles.blend Non-blowing particle system (see blowing.blend above)
rigid.blend Rigid body motion
scene.blend A scene we will use to talk about rendering
stereo.blend Stereographics
textures.blend Both procedural and image textures
wireframe.blend Using the wireframe modifier
worldtex.bmp A texture file of the world

Obj Files:

Pre-created files that can be imported into Blender:

cat.obj Cat
bunny010n.obj The Stanford Bunny
cow.obj Cow
dino.obj Triceratops
dog.obj Dog
skeleton.obj Human skeleton
shapeship.obj Spaceship
teapot.obj Teapot

Blender Videos:

anim2,mp4 Two-character animation
cloth,mp4 Cloth animation
dominos,mp4 Falling-dominos physical simulation
particles,mp4 Particle simulation

The Blender Hot Key Reference from the Notes

Keyboard shortcuts from the notes.

A Very Complete Blender Hot Key Reference

Blender.org's hot key reference

A Briefer Blender Hot Key Reference

Andrew Price's Blender keyboard shortcuts

Good Web References:

Good Printed References:

Did you like these notes? Want to try some other stuff?

Here's notes on some other fun things:

Scratch notes -- drag and drop programmiung with animation and sound, and even some game development

SketchUp notes -- who would have ever guessed it was so easy to draw in 3D?

ParaView -- Interactive 3D Visualization

TinkerCAD notes -- this is really good if you want to make models that can be 3D-printed

Game Maker notes -- develop your own 2D game with collisions and sound

Processing notes -- serious graphics programming

Comments? Suggestions? Questions? Contact:
Mike Bailey
Oregon State University Computer Science
2117 Kelley Engineering Center
Corvallis, OR 97331-5501