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Artist Showcase: Alexander Björk
Meet Alexander Björk, a CG Cookie Blender artist who takes the stage in our first Artist Showcase.
Artist Showcase: Zeljko Mihajlovic
23-year old Zeljko Mihajlovic from Serbia started learning 3D with Blender just 1 year ago, but you wouldn't know it from looking at his ...
First Look at the Samsung Gear VR
Is the new hot tech toy worth it? Jonathan Gonzalez took a close look at the Gear VR and here is what he thinks...
Quick Start Guide: Gear VR + Unity
After taking a look at the Gear VR, we go one step further to explore what it takes to use the Gear VR for your own games.
Introduction to Game Asset Creation: Learning Flow Overview
For the first time ever, the CG Cookie crew came together to replicate a production pipeline of a game-ready asset. The result? Our Learn...
On Art, Life and Shadows with Kent Trammell
Kent Trammell is one of the most prominent artists in the Blender community, but there is a lot about him you may not know; here is where...
The World According to Tim von Rueden
Tim is the Concept Artist behind CG Cookie. Here is why he insists on saying yes to things, how he ended up living in a house with 5 othe...
From Beginner to Pro in 1 year: Melissa Ng's Journey with 3D print and Blender
Melissa Ng won an Adobe/Shapeways competition with her very first 3D print ever and has collaborated on high-profile projects in the crea...
Artist Showcase: Nazar Noschenko
Nazar is a 16-year old Blender and Concept artist. His artwork has captured the attention of our community, so we questioned him about hi...
How to Make a Terrible Tutorial
It's not easy being the worst. Think you got what it takes to make the most awful tutorial to hit YouTube? Here are a few tips to help yo...
First Look at HTC Vive: It's a Game Changer
"I was ducking, squinting and grabbing objects...this is the most immersive VR experience yet!" Jonathan Gonzalez tried Vive and it was l...
Free Curriculum For Teaching Blender 3D
Blender is the best tool for schools teaching 3D and animation. To alleviate the pain of creating a Blender lesson plan from scratch, we ...
The Story of CG Cookie
Our journey has had its ups and downs. Today, we have some words of wisdom to share and secrets to reveal about how we got here.
Big Idea: "Baking"
Baking in 3D is not quite like throwing a cake in the oven: learn what it really means and discover the 3 basic types of baking.
Jonathan Williamson: "A Good Mesh is Like a Good Brew"
It’s been a long day for Jonathan Williamson. After weeks of crunching code, squaring away bugs and developing documentation, he finally ...
5 Tips to Help You Draw More
"If you’re reading this, you draw - or are interested in drawing. There are great reasons to do it; mostly, to build skill and have fun...
Big Idea: Digital Tablets
New digital artists often ask the question, "Why get a tablet when I have a mouse?" Perhaps tablets give the impression of being a luxury...
Digital vs. Traditional Sculpting
How much does clay cost? Is a rig the same as an armature? And what tools do you need for each discipline? Find out how traditional and d...
9+1 Reasons Unity is a Smart Choice for Game Developers
10 reasons why using Unity is a smart choice for game development
“My Students Use Blender Exclusively” says High School Teacher
What does teaching Blender look like in a classroom? Parks Gettys, a high school teacher from Alabama, knows it first hand.
Making the Jump to Rails