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Polish Engineering Videos


Polish Engineering VideosA company from Poland used Blender to produce a series of technical animations and images, to demonstrate machines and processes at their web site.

If you want to check out the animations and images, visit these links:

And here are some images:


  1. The movies are all very impressive but I'm most impressed with 'Image 1' as it's a style that I've been trying to achieve with absolutely no success (that airbrushed graphic design/technical illustration style). Is this genuinely done in Blender? BlenderNation have used the image with their article so I'm inclined to think it is. How on earth can I achieve that glossy/painted/plastic effect on the red chain, the perfect continuous tones and that super-even lighting over the entire subject??

  2. Agreed, that's a very nice chain! I suppose it's all in the lighting, getting the highlights to reflect in the ideal place.

  3. @IanRead, no idea how the creator of this work did it, but have you tried experimenting with toon and wardiso shaders? They can be very good for making illustration-like, airbrush-like shading.

  4. Interesting. I noticed in the picture accompanying this article, that the gear teeth poking through the chain on the outside of the larger gear are the same color as the chain. Not sure if that gives a clue as to how they achieved the effect or not.
    As a technical communicator, I've always wished I had gotten into this type of work.

  5. @ Ian:

    If you want perfectly even lighting set your lights with no fall-off at by making them all Sun-lights, then turn off cast shadows for all lights. You will need to do a fair amount of tweaking to get it all to look right, but that should be a good starting point.

    This article just shows that Blender is useful to craftsmen as well as artists, and can do a lot of the stuff that expensive 3D packages have been doing for years. We knew that, but it's nice to get reminders and see it in action.

  6. Thanks for all the replies, I'm going to try some of the suggestions given above this weekend.

    @Tony: I've played around with the toon shader and was sure this was the way to go but as yet have been unable to achieve what I'm after, I'll try a little harder! Also, I'll google wardiso over the weekend to find out how to use it and find out the results I can expect...I've never tried it before.

    @Polak: Sorry, I'm an English-only that Polish? I've tried some online translation sites but they don't help me to know what you've written - sorry mate.

    @Sensei: I hadn't noticed that, are you thinking it's been re-coloured in Photoshop from maybe an all-chrome render or something??

    @Fire Angel: Thanks for the tips, I'll try that out. Tweaking (shudder), that's all I seem to do when it comes to lighting!!

    If you guys have any more ideas, please post - thanks.

  7. I must say that this videos are great. I used to get my knowleadge from videos and this post is what I am looking for. Brammer did a good job.

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