Helge Maus 2024

Dear Followers, Today is officially my second day at work and I would therefore like to wish you all a healthy, successful and happy year 2024. I wish you many creative thoughts and projects. I would also like to thank my dear Patreons, for their support and loyalty. Their constant support means a lot to me and it motivates me to stay on track with my vision: I want toRead More

Helge Maus / pixeltrain talking about Blender for Production at the View Conference

Some time ago I had the pleasure to talk to Kirill (Kyrylo) Tokarev from 80.lv about the State of Blender in the industry, how to learn it and my personal journey into the 3d & vfx industry: https://80.lv/articles/helge-maus-on-the-state-of-blender-and-how-to-learn-it/ Hope you like it and find some inspiration in it! Helge P.S. You can also follow me on my (free) Patreon:https://www.patreon.com/posts/interview-about-95061738?utm_medium=clipboard_copy&utm_source=copyLink&utm_campaign=postshare_creator&utm_content=join_link

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

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

One thing I really love about working with FOSS (Free and Open-Source Software) is that there are so many different ways to help and collaborate with each other. Anyone can use the software immediately, no matter what their budget or where they are in their creative career. However, I am just as happy to give something back to the projects so that others can benefit as well and not justRead More

Blender for Production - Production Helpers - Using Your Favorite Tools from Quick Favorites Tutorial by Helge Maus / pixeltrain

Published another free “Blender for Production” tutorial: “Production Helpers – Using Your Favorite Tools from Quick Favorites” 👉 https://youtu.be/rdqAm_px-oI In this tutorial we will talk about setting up a Quick Favorites menu for the different working modes inside of Blender. Often used functions and options can be added there by the artist to work faster and more efficient. While explaining the process we will look into several clever helpers likeRead More

Tutorial Blender for Production - Production Helpers - Modeling with Booleans & Bool Tools Add-on by Helge Maus

This series „Blender for Production“ focuses on Blender as a full Production Suite for (Indie) 3D- & VFX Productions.  I will explain how to work with the different Modules of Blender and how they are connected. Also, I will give you an introduction to the specific functionalities, but also the production context and workflows, which can help you to use Blender in your productions.  In this tutorial we will talkRead More

FMX2023 - Helge Maus Online Workshop for Blender for Production

🔴 FMX2023 🔴  🗓 Save the date ! Meet the Senior VFX Trainer Helge Maus on Friday 28 April for an online workshop. As part of FMX 2023, Helge Maus (pixeltrain) will give you an overview of the broad feature set of Blender 3.5, how the development cycles and infrastructure of this open-source tool is working and how Indies (but also pro studios) can start using this software in theirRead More

This tutorial is a demo lesson from my Publication „pixeltrain Blender Fundamentals >> Fast Forward“. In this tutorial, you will learn how to assign Materials through the slot system of Blender to mesh parts. You will understand what a. slot is, how to make effective selections and assignment and how to assign multiple Materials to one mesh. Here are the links for my Blender Fundamentals publication. In over 120 lessonsRead More