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SEASONS GREETINGS & HAPPY HOLIDAYS

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Wishing each of you Seasons Greetings & Happy Holidays to you and your's!  May all your wishes be filled and the coming New Year filled with prosperity, good health, and much joy.


P.S. Yes, I made the tree, lights, ornaments, snowfield and icy pond all in Blender!

Happy Holidays
Morgaine

Easy Sofa Cushion Piping in Blender

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Today, I am going to show you a quick and easy way to create custom fitting piping or edging for sofa cushions or for anything else you might need some detailing and do not wish to create manually.  I find this method much easier, quicker, and more precise for me than trying to use muddle through modeling it with Bezier Curves or Paths.

For simplicity sake, I am going to demonstrate using a cube for this tutorial. Please be aware there is a lot of tabbing back and forth between Object & Edit modes so it may be confusing till you practice a few times.  

MAKING PIPING OR EDGING IN BLENDER

1. Delete the default cube then add a new one (don't ask me why but all the other tutorial tell you to do this so why buck the tend :-) cube in Object Mode.

2. Select your cube and tab into Edit Mode.

3. Using edge/line select,  select the lines where you wish your edging/piping to be. Yes, if you select all 4 lines like I have, the entire face will be selected, which is correct.

4. Once your edges/…

BLENDER 2.78--NEW FEATURE--DRAW CURVES TOOL!

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While looking for some inspiration for a Blender Weekly Challenge, I ran across a new feature in Blender 2.78 I am excited about sharing with you! It's called Draw Curve and is used with Bezier Curves...like the name implies...this tool allows you to draw curves freehand!  I believe this particular tool may previously have been a Blender Add-On, although I am not certain due to my lack of add-on experience.

The great new is if your drawing skills, with or without a mouse, are rather non-existent, you will love this new feature.  Simply do your best to rough in the shape shape, then easily edit the curve to add additional points or move them around for the precise shape. This is a huge plus for me since I can't draw curves well to save my soul!

To see how to use this particular tool in use, please check out the first portion of following video on YouTube!
How to Make a Christmas Ornament in Blender by Blender Made Easy


Happy Creating & Happy Holidays!
Morgaine