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Build and animate a Dreidel and win all the coins


Genode writes:

I love Blender...

I also love the Holidays! I mean, who doesn't like time off? Am I right?!

So, before I take that Christmas break I wanted to go down the festive route. Today is the release of a quick tutorial from nothing to full animation. It touches on simple fast modelling, far too fast shading - blink and you'll miss the fastest wood shader ever on this channel - a sudden dip into expressions and drivers - I have better ones on this channel, but I needed to do this to simplify the animation pipeline and, of course, the final render up front so you can see what you can accomplish!

If you want anything more, just drop me a line or leave a comment and I can hopefully fit it into the schedule!

Take care and, of course, Happy Holidays!

About the Author

Gary Noden

I am a Senior Creative over at Space Digital in the North West of England. I've been creating CG stuff for the TV and Corporate World for (mumble-mumble) years now and have been lucky to work on some amazing projects. I discovered Blender about 9 years ago, opened it and, like so many other, immediately shut it down, but several years ago I needed to so something simple and cost effective (ie. free) and Blender was the only way. I have never looked back and use it now all the time alongside Maya every working day. I also have a YouTube channel called GENVFX where I teach people how to use every modifier one by one and as deeply as I can as well as the occasional tutorial.

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