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Custom brick texture - All procedural

Posted by Marius Oberholster on Friday, July 4, 2014, In : Quick Blog Tutorial 
Hey all!

Quick Blog Tutorial time again!

Recently, I saw someone having done their own brick texture and immediately I was wowed, because they did not use the typical brick texture, except maybe to color, but, the bricks were nicely rounded and so, yesterday, GOD challenged me to make one for the verse image below, showing a before and after of compositing for a post on the portfolio blog:


(recent verse image for Cross Allegiance, stop by our Facebook page too and give us a like)

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A blog post about a blog

Posted by Marius Oberholster on Thursday, January 16, 2014, In : General 
Hey there!!

I hope you all enjoyed the post from yesterday about text in BGE. Apparently, it can be called Dynamic Text; news to me, haha.
   Anyway, today I bring you something a little different and that is, a new blog!

Initially, I was not too thrilled about the idea, however, I believe that it's something I needed to do. Partly to get traffic going there so that people will be able to find my work a lot easier, but also just to write a little more broadly than what I do here.

This new blog is...
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New Blender website

Posted by Marius Oberholster on Thursday, November 7, 2013, In : Blender News 
Good day everyone!

The redesign of the Blender website has been going on for a while, but, it was posted recently and advertised through the Blender Institute's FB page.

I really like the re-design. It is a bit easier to navigate than before, imo, and I really like the white. The store seems to still look the same, but I'm sure there is a solid reason for that, as it is one of the Blender Foundations' sources of income.

I totally recommend you check it out!
The URL, written out is:
http://www.blen...
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Blender UI Proposal

Posted by Marius Oberholster on Thursday, October 17, 2013, In : Blender News 
Hey everyone!

Here you go! Andrew's proposal for the Blender UI (user interface)! In the YouTube description there is a survey to answer, but to make it easier for you all, I will link to everything in this post. Just see the end of the post for a collection of links; a post-map if you will.

The proposal (not the movie, haha):



Description:
"Published on Oct 16, 2013
Read the post: http://www.blenderguru.com/new-blende...

This video outlines my proposed solutions to the current UI
problems addressed ...

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A fresher look

Posted by Marius Oberholster on Saturday, September 28, 2013,
Hey all!

Today, as if you didn't see it yet, haha, the site has a new look!

The previous look was okay, but it just felt messy to me, even from the get-go. While I received compliments on it and I believe they were honest, I was not crazy about the look. I really felt lead quite a while back to refresh the look of the site and I really like the new look.

This new template is themed around a forest-like look and I really enjoy the combination of the faded brown and soft greens. Hope you enjoy thi...
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A little bright I would say

Posted by Marius Oberholster on Tuesday, September 24, 2013, In : General 
That is, to stare into the sun, haha.

Hey everyone,

Today I get to share a little sun glare I've been working on last night. It's not exactly what I wanted to achieve, but very close and I am very happy with this as a sun glare (what I wanted would fit a shiney metal glare, not the sun)!


(Click image to see this in action, fast and slow)

This was quite a challenge to make, though I was shown the basic idea quite a while back. Only yesterday HE showed me how to do it properly. I am very very happy...

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Boost a render

Posted by Marius Oberholster on Thursday, September 19, 2013, In : Tips 
Hey all!

Writing these tips take a whole lot longer than I thought they would, hahaha. Today's is a quick one, but wow, can it boost a render!

Many times, we have a render that just does not cooperate. Though it looks cool, it still ends up being a bit too dark, like this one:



In these instances, we need a level boost of Brightness and Contrast, but there is a node for Hue Saturation and Value. Value is a great level booster of the Brightness and Contrast. You can find it under the Color categor...

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Some tips for added realism

Posted by Marius Oberholster on Monday, September 16, 2013, In : Tips 
Hey all!

I'm not someone who specializes in realism, but I have noticed some features in Blender Render that I have been very happy with in getting me closer to realism and I'd like to share some of them with you. Remember, most of these apply to Cycles as well and also to traditional arts!

- Ambient Occlusion (AO)
A strange corner shadow phenomenon I've never really seen much of in real life on the intensity that Blender can produce, though it is a fantastic boost, even on a low setting, set on...
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New profile pic! A good face lift!

Posted by Marius Oberholster on Thursday, August 1, 2013, In : General 
Hey again!

Wow, two posts in one day! Like that a lot! Anyway, on the Panther Dynamics FB page, I say I aim to design right the first time, yet for some reason, I left my profile picture in a dismal state. Unacceptable! If this service is to glorify GOD, it has to be done right and so, here is the new profile picture:



It's high time the standard gets a bit of lift on the overall presentation. If the standard is low, the income will be low and that is just not okay, lol.

Hope you all have a fanta...

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Update on the earlier post

Posted by Marius Oberholster on Wednesday, January 23, 2013, In : General 
Hey all!

Here is the update I was talking about earlier today that I was hoping to make. It literally just finished rendering:

(render fresh from the Cycles Render oven, lol)

As you can see, it looks a lot better than it did without the grout in the joints:


I really like this tutorial a lot, and I know you will too!!

Have a great one!

Thank YOU!11

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Progress render!

Posted by Marius Oberholster on Tuesday, November 13, 2012, In : wip 
Hey all!

Really jazzed to get this one out today!



The entire list of things has changed a bit, as you can see, but, the main points remain, the most important of which was to get the ruin as the focal point.

The coordinates system is still a bit buggy with the ruin's textures (as you can see the floor's bump-mapping is gone and there are some black bricks), but the rest of the scene I am really jazzed about (though it's still not complete).

The background, makes it look as though there is DOF (de...
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Another location for the download

Posted by Marius Oberholster on Saturday, August 4, 2012, In : Tutorials 
Hey all!

There is another website where you are free to download the 3D tutorial currently uploaded. It is a site called Bizla's Room (he's a great friend I met on BlenderArtists.org). You can also check out some of his tutorials on more advanced things as well as another friend of his going by the alias BlenderCranium. Though I am still to check out some of his stuff there, I am pleased that such a website exists, so if you can't find among mine what you need to get the bases covered, you can...
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New Covers

Posted by Marius Oberholster on Wednesday, June 20, 2012, In : wip 
It's been a while since I've shared anything creative here (feels like forever and yet it's only been about two weeks at the most, lol). So I've decided to post the new cover pages of the Snow tutorial and the new Orange in the book.
Hope you like 'em!!



The first one is extremely vague on modeling, because that needs to be the artist's job, but it is quite clear on the texturing, which is what it's about. Both include a FullHD render of the cover pic (without cropping) at the end of the tutoria...
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"For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book:
And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.
He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus.
The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen."
Revelation 22:18-21

"Add thou not unto his words, lest he reprove thee, and thou be found a liar."
Proverbs 30:6


King James Version, Public Domain

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