Soft tiles (accordion) shader in BIS
Blender Cycles, Eevee shader.
BIS (Blender Interplanety Storage) updated to v.1.8.1.
There is a convenient opportunity in the Cycles render engine to render an object with shadows on a transparent background using material with the “shadow catcher” option. There is no such material in EEVEE render engine, however, in EEVEE we can make our own “shadow catcher” based only on nodes.
BIS (Blender Interplanety Storage) updated to v.1.8.0.
To increase the speed and convenience of working with the “Pie Menu” in Blender you can use its “autoclick” option. To use it press the desired “Pie Menu” call keys, don’t release them, move the mouse cursor in the direction of the desired item, and only then release the buttons on the keyboard. You don’t need to click on a menu item, the choice is made automatically.
2.79: selecting with the right mouse button
2.80: left-click selection
2.79: called by pressing the “t” key
2.80: it’s gone, functions moved to the main menu and to the context right-click menu
2.79: “a” – select all and deselect all
2.80: “a” – select all, “a – a” or “alt+a” – deselect all
Video about the main differences between Blender 2.80 and the previous version Blender 2.79. Is useful for those who find it difficult to go straight to the new version of Blender.
By Michael Soluyanov.
Code autocomplete greatly simplifies writing scripts or developing add-ons for Blender. One of the best autocomplete modules for today is developed by Nutti. Last updated 20190718.
The project is hosted on the author’s GitHub: https://github.com/nutti/fake-bpy-module
The modules are distributed via pip or as a pre-generated-modules. Author also provides a module generator with which you can assemble autocomplete modules yourself.
Blender add-on “TimeMe” v.1.2.0 update.
In Blender 2.8, the displacement node in Cycles render-engine was changed from scalar to vector. If you simply connect a black and white height map to the Displace input of the material output node, like in Blender 2.7, it will not give the desired result.
To make the correct node displacement in Blender 2.8 add “CombineXYZ” and “VectorDisplacement” nodes to the material node tree. Connect the height map to the “Y” input of the “CombineXYZ” node and its “Vector” output to the “Vector” input of the “VectorDisplacement” node. After that, connect the “Displacement” output of the “VectorDisplacement” node to the “Displacement” input of the material output node.