Create a Sparkler in Blender

August 23, 2008 in Blender
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Blender3D has lots and lots of cool functions and features. While some are obvious, others are hidden pretty well. This effect is one of those “nuggets”. It is a really cool lighting effect that looks somewhat like a sparkler.

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Loads of Free Blender Materials

August 22, 2008 in Blender
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Blender has a great material editor for changing the way your models look. You can import other models easily, which is another great feature. I just recently found a website that has a bunch of free materials to download.

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Sneak Preview – Glow Theme for Tutorial Wow

August 3, 2008 in News
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I don’t much like the current, vista-looking theme on this blog, so I decided to make a new one. I call it the “glow theme”.

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Glossy Cutout Orb

July 31, 2008 in Photoshop
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In this tutorial, I will show you how to create a glossy cut-out orb in Photoshop. It uses mostly layer styles to achieve the effect, so it’s easily customizable.

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WordPress 2.6

July 17, 2008 in News
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Wordpress is the most popular blogging software package out there, and it just keeps getting better. They just released a new version of their great platform, version 2.6 with some great new features.

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New Feature – Make a Suggestion!

June 27, 2008 in News
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I am always looking for ways to improve Tutorial Wow. Do you have a feature that you’d like to see? Go to the suggestions page and let me know about it!

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Blue Glossy Button

June 21, 2008 in Photoshop
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In this tutorial, we will create a super glossy blue submit button using layer styles, gradients, and shadows. We’ll put it in a simple blue gradient background and give it a nice shadow so that it looks like it’s floating off the screen.

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Eight Random Things

June 20, 2008 in Miscellaneous
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There is a little game going around blogs called “8 Random Things”. Basically, you post an article with 8 random things about yourself in it, and then you tag people to continue it. This is mine.

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Glowing Glossy Glass Text

June 20, 2008 in Photoshop
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In this tutorial, we will be making some glowing glossy glass text with lots of gradients and glows. We’ll also give it a nice reflection so that it looks like it’s floating in the air above a glass floor.

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My Coding Style

June 18, 2008 in HTML/CSS, Tips
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A lot of people just throw a bunch of code into a file and hope it runs. If it doesn’t run, it’s quite a nightmare to edit it again since it isn’t formatted well. However, I like to format my code in a very strict way, which I’ll share with you today.

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