• Make Mountains in Blender from Heightmaps

    Blender can make mountains from heightmaps, and this is a tutorial to show you how. Follow along and recreate two volcanoes from New Zealand's Central Plateau.
  • Create Text for Subsurface Laser Engraving

    Blender can produce text for Subsurface Laser Engraving that is superior to using a bitmap. By extruding the text and then arraying it on top of itself it is possible to go beyond creating the extra layers required for bright text - the faces on the sides of the letters will be engraved making the edges appear crisp.
  • Two Tone Non Photo Real Shader

    Blender is capable of shading objects in a stylistic manner. This tutorial shows how to shade objects using two tones to mimic the style of 2d vector art. The advantage of using a 3d package is that it is possible to alter the angle of the lighting by moving a lamp instead of tediously drawing new shading by hand.
  • Export Terrain Contours from Blender Using Freestyle

    Learn to create contours from terrain and export from blender in the SVG format for making maps, 3d printing, or cutting from physical materials.
  • Colour by Altitude

    Learn to assign colour to terrain based on altitude with Blender.