Thanks to the new USD export in Blender, the exchange between Blender’s powerful motion tracker and NUKE or Houdini is becoming easier and easier. Blender is becoming more and more team-minded – thanks to the developers. My upcoming Blender free tutorial series offers a deep dive into camera and object tracking. More information then on YouTube. Coming soon: https://www.youtube.com/pixeltrain3DVFXTrainings If you like Helge’s Tutorials, give him some support to goRead More
My new tutorial is out – Blender 3.0 to NUKE Workflow – 04 Cryptomatte Fix, CyclesX & Build Export Nodes Add-on In this tutorial, we will talk about the changes in Blender 3.0 and NUKE 13.0v5 and fix the Cryptomatte problems some of you have been fighting with. Also I go though the process of exporting Multilayer EXRs from Blender to NUKE again and show how to make EXR sequencesRead More
Today I want to talk about another shot film made completely in Blender by Artist William Landgren (14 years old). First watch the movie before reading more 😉 The production of the short took 2 months and is 100% CG. He used Blender, After Effects, Marvelous Designer and DaVinci Resolve. I think, it looks amazing, right? This brings me to an important point: If you are creative and want toRead More
I have to say, I’m pretty impressed with the great and well-done integration of Pixar RenderMan 24.1 into Blender. It’s just great to be able to use the same shader networks in Blender and Houdini FX, to exchange them without any problems and finally to be able to write out all the desired AOVs for NUKE from Blender. I think, this will be a good topic for an Introduction …Read More
Here are the new features: https://www.blender.org/download/releases/2-93/ And the cool new features reel: https://youtu.be/fxNlpQYRz7s Such a great final release for Blender 2+ series – now the Blender 3 can come! Thanks to all the great developers! P.S. If you want to start now, my next Blender Animation & Rigging Training (German) is June 17 + 18, 2021. More information: http://www.pixeltrain.net/events/ If you like Helge’s Tutorials, give him some support to goRead More
As many of you know, I am a huge fan of Blender. I’m convinced that this free software will be a new industry standard for many visualization and animation projects in the future. I use Blender with Houdini FX in my trainings and also for personal projects all the time. Besides Cycles and Eevee I am also using LuxCore Renderer for photorealistic rendering with deep ray counts, complex camera effectsRead More
First “official” work day for 2021:
Preparing my next Houdini FX classes for my SAE Students in the following weeks.
After starting last year with the fundamentals with them, we now dive into Particles, Vellum, RBDs, Fluids and Pyro.
Exciting weeks with a fully motivated group. Such fun besides my normal studio trainings to teach a student group again.
Thanks to SAE Institute Germany for your trust.
Today I have finished the first module of our „Nuke Practice Hour“ with the last tutorial about Linear Color, 32Bit Floats and EXRs in Foundry Nuke 12.2. The title of this Module is “Let’s start in NUKE 12.2“ and I have covered the most important concepts you have to learn when starting with node-based Compositing in NUKE. Thanks a lot for all the positive feedback. The next module will followRead More
Learn the Compositing Workflow inside of Blender! Today, I have started a new tutorial series for Blender 2.9 “Blender 2.9 for Production”. This tutorial series „Blender 2.9 for Production“ focuses on Blender 2.9 as a full Production Suite for (Indie) 3D- & VFX Productions. In this tutorials, I will explain how to work with the different Modules of Blender 2.9 and how they are connected to each other. I willRead More
*** It’s finally done! Helge and his team worked for more than a year on this epic publication and are happy and proud to be finally able to tell you all about it. So here are the details about the contents of this video-tutorial: This publication “pixeltrain – Houdini FX Fundamentals >> Fast Forward“ by experienced trainer Helge Maus is a complete Introduction to Houdini FX. In 117 lessons withRead More