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The Power of Vertex Groups in Blender


In this video, Zach Reinhardt shows what Vertex Groups are, how to adjust them in Weight Paint Mode and some fun examples on what you can do with them.

00:00 - Intro
00:47 - Vertex Groups Basics (Astronaut)
03:34 - Download Project Files
03:56 - Vertex Weights Basics (Balloon)
08:00 - Weight Paint Mode Basics (Balloon)
12:21 - Example: Cloths Simulation (Flag)
14:31 - Example: Rigging (Tentacle)
18:07 - Example: Hair Paricles (Tentacle)
19:48 - Example: Geometry Nodes (Scatter Rocks)
21:32 - Example: Dynamic Vertex Groups (Ground Deformation)
25:09 - Outro (Don’t miss)

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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.

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