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Bart Veldhuizen

I have a LONG history with Blender - I wrote some of the earliest Blender tutorials, worked for Not a Number and helped run the crowdfunding campaign that open sourced Blender (the first one on the internet!). I founded BlenderNation in 2006 and have been editing it every single day since then ;-)


  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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