Make Mountains in Blender from HeightmapsBlender 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.
Designing the 2020 Hugo AwardsThe Hugo Awards are the most prestigious award in the science fiction genre, honouring literature and media as well as fan activities. Each year a base is designed for the trophy. Read about how I came up with the 2020 design and used Blender and Inkscape to create it.
Smoothie IngredientsThis is a gallery of non-photo real smoothie ingredients created in Blender to be used in any way that you see fit.
Create Text for Subsurface Laser EngravingBlender 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 ShaderBlender 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.
Old Friends HypothesisThe Old Friends Hypothesis attempts to explain how modern hygiene practices have led to a rise in inflammatory diseases such as asthma, hayfever, and food allergies to things like peanuts, lactose and gluten.
Export Terrain Contours from Blender Using FreestyleLearn to create contours from terrain and export from blender in the SVG format for making maps, 3d printing, or cutting from physical materials.
Sow a Grass & Chamomile LawnEvery year I put up a paddling pool for summer. It leaves behind a circle of dead grass and bare dirt. Learn to remedy this by sowing chamomile and grass.
Finding Heightmaps on the WebThis tutorial provides heightmaps, links to them, and talks about what to look for. It is written from the point of view of someone wanting to use them for modelling terrain in Blender, but it is relevant to modelling with other 3d packages
Heightmap Conversion with GDALLearn how to use GDAL through the command line to extract 16bit heightmaps from Data Elevation Models.
Export Heightmaps from QGIS by Print LayoutTo get the highest quality heightmaps from QGIS we use the Print Layout function. This tutorial builds on the heightmap refinements taught in Export Heightmaps from QGIS by Screenshot.
Export Heightmaps from QGIS by ScreenshotThis tutorial shows how to export heightmaps from QGIS 3.0.1 by using the screenshot method.
Narrow Garden at Front of HouseA small garden can have a big impact on our native animals. The value is not in attracting animals but through beauty inspiring the visitor to value the life around them. This article covers the design and planting of this garden.