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Transparent Textures

Here’s how to make a transparent texture actually be transparent — handy for paper cutouts, puppets, and much more.

Indirect Lighting

Been wondering how to do indirect lighting in Blender? Here’s how. (P.S. It’s easy.)

More about Blender Quicktips

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Bite-size Blender tutorials, basically. Sure, that means leaving out a lot of extra information, but hey, you’re smart — go forth and tinker.


I don’t want to watch a thirty-minute tutorial to learn how to do something that should only take twenty seconds or half a page to explain. Besides, most of the time I just need to know where the setting is and what kind of values I need to use.

Will you do a tutorial on [x, y, or z]?

Email me to let me know what [x, y, or z] is. Chances are, the answer’s yes.

Who are you?

Ben Crowder, a writer/designer/coder/artist hybrid. I’m on Twitter (@bencrowder), and you can email me at