Modelers – Video 5

Hi folks, Saturday again and I thought I’d do another little video. Thanks again to those following along, hope you’re having some fun with these.

This week I make a “working” TV that plays back a video when animated. Very simple modelling here so everyone should be able to give this a good go.

Before you start, you’ll need a little landscape video saved to your computer. This can be anything, so have fun with it.

Here’s the video:

Any questions or comments, feel free to reach out with a comment below.

Modelers – Video 4

Hi Folks,

This week I thought we might dip our toe into the Blender physics engine, specifically rigid-body physics.

In Blender you might use the physics system for animations, for setting up a complex still scene in a natural way or just, as we are going to do, for the fun of it.

The video is here:

The blender file can be found here.

I hope you have fun with this, I’d love to see any experiments!

Mario – Scrolling Backgrounds

Hi everyone

Hope you are keeping safe and healthy. Its lovely weather at the moment so I guess you are outside as much as you can. So when the rain appears again ,maybe you can take a look at this video.

Sorry it took me so long to get another one done, but its up now. Video



Modelers – Video 3

Hi folks, this week I thought we’d make a simple terrain. We show a few new techniques:

  1. Using a Displace modifier to distort a plane into something that looks like terrain
  2. Creating a material that colours different parts of the terrain based on their height

Here’s the video:

Any comments or questions, feel free to leave them below.

The blender file can be downloaded from here.


After I posted the video, I modified the material a bit and I like the result more than the version in the video. If you want to try, modify the terrain material so it looks like this instead:

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It varies the texture a lot more and looks very nice, especially on the snowy peaks.Annotation 2020-04-05 164705