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Videotutorial: Blender Node Compositing


Reynante M. Martinez presents his first videotutorial on node compositing, a great opportunity to learn from one of the (in my personal opinion) best Blender artists out there!

Reynante writes:

Hi, everyone!

I present to the community my first video tutorial.

In this video, I guide you on the process of how I achieved the final look and feel on one of the still images from Project Luke's Escape.

I hope you find this helpful!

I hope it would be of help to those interested in delving into Blender's Node Compositor.

Comments, suggestions, and any form of feedback is greatly appreciated.

For more info (images and supplementary info) please visit my blog.

Thanks for your time and happy Blending! :)


About the Author

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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 ;-) I also run the Blender Artists forum and I'm Head of Community at Sketchfab.


  1. Hi Reyn. Thanks for making a vid tutorial! Always enjoyed your art work and looking forward to checking out your first tutorial all the way through.

    Just a couple of suggestions from an audio guy. I'd recommend fading out the music once you start the tutorial. Music can get distracting rather quickly for those trying to learn new tasks. The other recommendation is to make sure your voice is dead center in the audio mix. It sounds like it's panned hard left. Not a big deal for those on laptops or smaller devices, but for those with a speaker setup, it can be a little distracting... Not a huge deal, but worth considering on your next tut! :)

    Thanks for sharing your blender knowledge with the rest of us!

      • Hey Reyn. Professional voice-overs use 1 mic so your source will be mono. This issue pops up when you have a mono source and it's applied to a stereo mix down. To prevent far (hard) left or right audio, make sure your VO channel is panned dead center (12:00) position. If you have a mono recording on a stereo track, you'll have a digital meter which shows both L & R. These should be leveling (peaking) equally, if not, you'll need to pan it so they're even. If you're not seeing meters, put on some headphones and use your hearing to approximate center - (assuming your headphones are in stereo).

        And as Moolah suggested, a little compression can go a long way in 'evening out' the volumes. Added w/ a male VO eq and you're on your way of becoming a VO talent!.or at least recording engineer :)

        I used Audacity (freeware) years ago and it had every thing needed at that point to get a 'correct' sound imaging and a decent mix. so to recap and not to throw thing completely of topic here's a quick recap of basic recording without going into great detail....perhaps others will find this a little helpful.
        1 - record voice @ near 0 dB, but not over. If you see red on your meters you're clipping and that's no bueno.
        2 - pan VO to dead center.
        3 - compression. often used while recording, but can be applied afterwards. Evens out the volume
        4 - EQ. Use before compression often to boost those frequencies, but can be used after too. This will help your voice 'pop out' a bit more in a mix. I recommend a default settings (VO male) if you're unsure or skip this all together if your voice is coming through clear
        5 - Normalize. This will bring up the overall volume so the loudest part will hit 0 dB. It's important to do this last. This is the BIGGEST issue w/ online vid tuts coupled w/ lack of compression. Audio is very uneven or too quiet. Applying both compression and then normalize will go a long.

        ok, hope you and others find the info helpful or at least get started in getting a decent recording. (I'll ping you through google+ should you have a question).

        Oh, and thx again for the tutorial - looking forward to more from you!

  2. Nice tut! Thanks! I suggest to use some sound compressor. This will make the volume of your voice more "balanced". Every pro-tutors and vocal guys use this just to make sure that all their words are easy to hear at any volume setting and to enhance it's power.
    Maybe you'll find some compressor in Open Source software. I use Sound Forge only because I've get used to it.

  3. Hi, everyone! Thank you so much for the feedback. I am very humbled, honored, and overwhelmed by the amount of comments you gave.

    In addition to this, I am currently fixing the audio issues and will update you with the improved video (and audio).

    Thanks so much! :)


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