13 Quick Tips for Blender and Cycles #1


    Fast-track your Blender education with this Creative Shrimp’s collection of 13 quick tips.

    Does it sound familiar to you? You find an obscure feature of Blender, that could have saved you thousands of hours of work. You cringe, but feel empowered at the same time.

    I feel like this all the time. So I thought I would share ALL my Blender secrets with you folks. This is the first bunch (more to come!). So I’d be grateful if you help me to spread this video.

    Blender Tutorial Highlights

    1. Remove the gizmo

    2. How to rotate edges by 45Β°

    3. Automatic Keyframe to animate in real time

    4. The all-quad topology for a sphere

    5. Individual Origins for Move/Scale/Rotate

    6. The Light Path node

    light path blender

    7. / to Isolate

    8. Freestyle

    blender tutorial freestyle

    9. Fracture objects with Cell Fracture

    10. Trackball style rotation

    11. Pie menus

    12. CTRL + 0,1,2,3 to switch the Subdiv Levels

    13. Model using Particles and Metaballs

    blender metaballs

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    Over to You

    Which tip did you like most? Let me know in the comments below.

    Or even share your secret Blender tip with the screenshot attached, so I could include in the future episodes of Blender quick tips.


    1. Reda Lamine

      Hello Gleb can’t wait to watch the video I’m downloading it I’ll watch it once I’m home keep it shrimp it up dude your work is amaizing πŸ™‚

      • Youtube will be missing you, Reda. join the fun later on πŸ™‚

        • I’m missing creativity I’ll watch it home and give you my feed-back Thanks Gleb πŸ˜‰

    2. Taffi Tasteless

      Hey cool as ever, and this time there was actually the Nr 13 which kicks me! For any reason there is not too much out about metaballs, and I think there are lots of possibilities like maybe glue coming out of its tube in a realistic way, I am still experimenting…

    3. Mateusz GrzeliΕ„ski

      Don’t know why but nobody mentions Blender Fracture Modifier BUILD. It is so much better than the default modifier.


      • Thomcl

        True! Such a great build πŸ˜€

      • Space Junk

        What does it do better?

    4. You must open the screencast keys feature next time. πŸ™‚ please

      • Ali, actually there are screencast keys displayed at the bottom right corner. That said, maybe they are occluded somewhat by the youtube subscribe thingy. Try going fullscreen, hopefully it’ll help.

    5. I gotta admit … Gleb Alexandrov is my spirit animal. lol

      All of your stuff is perfect. Easy to follow. Fun. And informational. Thanks for everything!

      • Thanks Tadd, I’m super happy to hear that and be your spirit animal πŸ˜€

      • oh my gawd. I don’t know what is it, but it looks energetic and even dangerous πŸ˜‰ the creative power of metaballs.

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