Godot 4.2 released!

Godot is an open-source general purpose game engine aiming at helping you develop both 2D and 3D games. It’s powerful, fast, light and easy to learn. The new version Godot 4.2 has been available since yesterday after an active beta phase. This update is important because the Godot 4.x branch was a very big step towards modernization, performance and feature expansion. Many workflows between Godot 3.x and Godot 4.x wereRead More

Blender Shortfilm "Supertramp" by Fabrizio Gammardella

Some time ago I’ve written about the Shortfilm “Supertramp” by Fabrizio Gammardella. It was made in Blender by a small team of talented artists. At the moment there is the opportunity to watch it in the free section of the Festival del Cinema di Salerno. https://show.festivaldelcinema.it/animazione/supertramp/ The film is heartbreaking on one side, but also a wonderful experience to watch. The animation of the dog and the communication without wordsRead More

pixeltrain Blender Academy 2024

🔥 pixeltrain Blender Academy 2024 🔥 dates are fixed now! Would you like to learn Blender in a well-founded and practice-oriented way?Without watching hundreds of redundant and shallow tutorials? Learn online, with live teaching sessions, in small groups and with personal mentoring from Senior 3D & VFX trainer Helge Maus. Through our modular system, you can build your own curriculum to suit your previous knowledge, pace and goals. The nextRead More

MACHIN3tools_1.6.0

Today I would like to introduce you to a free Blender add-on that I constantly use in my daily work with Blender: Machin3Tools. This add-on is a detailed and very complex collection of functions and tools that complement but also change Blender’s functionality.The nice thing about this add-on is that you can choose which functions are useful for your own workflow in the preferences. In my case I only useRead More

Blender Flip Fluids Add-on

Today I would like to introduce you to one of my frequently used tools from the “Blender for Production” series: Blender Flip Fluids Add-on . Flip Fluids is a paid add-on that seems quite expensive at around $75 for a Blender add-on.So a little background information about this add-on. Trailer Blender itself has a fluid engine called Mantaflow. Mantaflow is able to simulate liquids, fire, smoke and the like. Mantaflow’sRead More

pixeltrain’s Academy 2023

Would you like to learn Blender in a well-founded and practice-oriented way? Without watching hundreds of redundant and shallow tutorials? Then our pixeltrain Academy 2023 is just right for you. Learn online, with live teaching session, in small groups and with personal mentoring from Helge Maus. Through our modular system, you can build your own curriculum to suit your previous knowledge, pace and goals. The next Blender Fundamentals module startsRead More

Due to the new status that Godot has now acquired as a free open source 2D & 3D game engine for many newcomers, I would like to give you more news and information about this great project on my Patreon and blog. As some of you have read here in the past, I discovered Godot some time ago and have spent a lot of time there since then. The GodotRead More

Blender Anime style Animation by DillonGoo Studios

Did you know, that Blender is not only a great 3D-Animation application with photorealistic rendering, but is also powerful application to mimic classic 2D-Shading and Animation? No, I’m not talking about 2D-Animation with Grease Pencil, but 3D-Scenes and Objects with 2D-Shading. One studio, which is masting this artform, is DillonGoo Studios (https://www.dillongoostudios.com/) Beside of their forked Blender version for this style and their great demos they now deliver an episodicalRead More

This year I have again the great honor of being invited to speak at the View Conference 2023.The View Conference in Turin is an exciting and creative place for inspiration, exchange and networking for the 3D, VFX, animation and games industry. And all of this in a wonderful ambience.That’s why I’m pleased to be able to offer 3 exciting and intensive Blender hands-on workshops: 👉 Blender – Animation Tools IntroductionRead More

Publication Blender Fundamentals Training by Master-Trainer Helge Maus / pixeltrain

Would you like to learn Blender in a well-founded and structured way? Then I would like to present you my publication “pixeltrain – Blender Fundamentals >> Fast Forward”. In 137 lessons with a duration of nearly 25 hours, I take you through the complete fundamentals of Blender and the basic workflows you need to know to get started with this amazing free software. This training is designed to get youRead More