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Tutorial: Create a Brain Neuron Scene


Gary Simon from creates a view of some neurons in Blender and Photoshop.

Gary writes:

Learn how to create a very cool, sci-fi like render of brain neuron connections with Blender and Adobe Photoshop CC. This tutorial is suited towards beginners to intermediate.



  1. winnertakesteve on

    thanks to the author for the tut! with regards to the technique, i was thinking this would actually be the perfect application of the skin tool. you can create a complex, interconnected of a web of verts and edges very quickly, and then the skin tool gives it all nice volume while maintaining easy editability. there's also the nice ctrl-A radius controls to make the bulging nodes and thin connection strands. see my quick test attached! i used a simple noise texture to simulate the electric impulses, but i'd love to see someone come up with a technique that can be animated, allowing the impulses to run along the strands.

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