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Creating a "Dragon Egg" in Blender 2.8


Blender Insight writes:

I posted a "doodle" the other day. It was just a 5 minutes playing around in Blender, but the response was huge and a lot of you wanted to know how I did this "Dragon Egg", so I added a detailed tutorial about it.

About the Author

My real name is Joakim Tornhill, but most people know me as "Blender Insight"... the procedural node & material guy :). I love how Blender can turn a simple sphere in to a photo realistic cherry, orange, planet or football....without using any external sources like images at all. That is amazing! However, I can do other Blender stuff as well (been at it since 2012) and share my knowledge as much as I can on YouTube at:


  1. This is spectacular! Thank you for sharing. I would not have known the steps and sequence of nodes to achieve this effect, but I have a story that needs some illustration and this is entirely useful, and beautiful. Thank you again.

    • You are welcome :)!
      I really like this effect, since it is so easy to perform...and still you get so much back from it.
      Hope you get a good result that you can use in your story :).

  2. Very nice work Joakim! And it is as easy as you say it is. Thank you for the tutorial. Very concise! I like your full explanation as you go, it helps a lot.

    • Yes, I like to try to explain "why" you should do things so it doesn't just turns out as a copy from what I do. Always a balance though, since the tutorials then takes a bit longer time...but I believe in adding both a "how" and a "why" to the things I do.
      Glad that you liked it :).

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