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Blender Cycles + XnaLara Tutorials

Postby Vonman » Tue Aug 28, 2012 4:36 pm

Hello Ladies and Gents, Boys and Gals! :)

Here is the basic node settings that include textures, bump, and alpha to get you started :) I have no experience making tutorials, so I just write what's most important. I'll keep revising this tutorial based on your feedback. Feel free to ask if you have any questions! ^^

Also, I'm no expert, just doing my best to help. I'm still learning myself. So I apologize beforehand if there are any mistakes :lol:

:!: version used for this tutorial is Blender 2.63. Remember, always update to the latest version of Blender as more features and bug fixes will be implemented for Cycles.

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i) If there is no alpha used, simply remove the Mix Shader and Transparent nodes, and connect the Diffuse BDSF output directly to Material Output > Surface.

ii) To add the mix node: Add Node (Shift + A or Right Mouse) ---> Color ---> Mix

iii) The value on the mix node controls the strength of the bump effects. Raise the number higher to increase bump visibility, or lower to reduce it.

iv) In case the bump doesn't work (so far never happened to me but just in case), you can also switch from "Mix" to "Multiply". Not sure what the difference is, I will try research into it.

:!: IMPORTANT :!:
It is highly suggested that you DO NOT use .png format image. Cycles doesn't have a proper support for .png, therefore using it might give you faulty result. If the image is .png, please convert it to other format like .dds or .tga


Next Tutorial, I'll teach you how to mix shaders! ;)
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Re: Blender Cycles + XnaLara Tutorials

Postby iheartibuki » Tue Aug 28, 2012 6:09 pm

Man, I can give you a big hug right now! :hug: Looking forward to more :D
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Re: Blender Cycles + XnaLara Tutorials

Postby Vonman » Tue Aug 28, 2012 9:04 pm

iheartibuki wrote:Man, I can give you a big hug right now! :hug: Looking forward to more :D


hahaha thanks! :lol: i hope its simple and easy to understand :D

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Re: Blender Cycles + XnaLara Tutorials

Postby iheartibuki » Tue Aug 28, 2012 9:28 pm

Vonman wrote:
hahaha thanks! :lol: i hope its simple and easy to understand :D


Clear as day, man! I mean we can always bug you if we hit a snag. :twisted:
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Blender Cycles how to correctly setup bump maps

Postby Anx » Tue Aug 28, 2012 9:38 pm

Briefly and succinctly :hug: Cycles bump maps in a nutshell :hug2: Thanks that’s really helpful.

A very extensive manual starting from the basics: http://www.man-i-can.com/cycles-rendere ... bump-maps/

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Re: Blender Cycles + XnaLara Tutorials

Postby semory » Tue Aug 28, 2012 9:51 pm

Thanks, I definitely need to improve my blender skills :-) .

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Re: Blender Cycles + XnaLara Tutorials

Postby Dazzy » Wed Aug 29, 2012 12:34 am

Nice! I always got confused with the settings cuz I forgot em xD But I aint gonna try Cycles again, it made my CPU work too much and my GPU aint supported, I dont want to burn out my lappy xD
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Re: Blender Cycles + XnaLara Tutorials

Postby Vonman » Wed Aug 29, 2012 2:16 am

iheartibuki wrote:
Vonman wrote:
hahaha thanks! :lol: i hope its simple and easy to understand :D


Clear as day, man! I mean we can always bug you if we hit a snag. :twisted:


Haha sure thing! youre most welcome! :D glad i could help! ;)

Anx wrote:Briefly and succinctly :hug: Cycles bump maps in a nutshell :hug2: Thanks that’s really helpful.

A very extensive manual starting from the basics: http://www.man-i-can.com/cycles-rendere ... bump-maps/


Thank you very much! :D yes that was the original way to do it if you made models from scratch XD fortunately for xnalara, it can be simplified... since the UV is now auto and the bump etc. is pre-made :lol:

semory wrote:Thanks, I definitely need to improve my blender skills :-) .


youre most welcome! :D give it a try haha. let me know if theres anything i can help ;)

TRDaz wrote:Nice! I always got confused with the settings cuz I forgot em xD But I aint gonna try Cycles again, it made my CPU work too much and my GPU aint supported, I dont want to burn out my lappy xD


lol you should try get a desktop pc someday. pc gaming aint that bad... super HD textures await you! :lol:

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Re: Blender Cycles + XnaLara Tutorials

Postby Dazzy » Wed Aug 29, 2012 3:33 am

My bro has got one but he never lets me use it. Its the one he built so it would be perfect for pc gaming and cycles rendering but NOOOOO! he doesnt let me use it. D:
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Re: Blender Cycles + XnaLara Tutorials

Postby Vonman » Wed Aug 29, 2012 6:28 am

TRDaz wrote:My bro has got one but he never lets me use it. Its the one he built so it would be perfect for pc gaming and cycles rendering but NOOOOO! he doesnt let me use it. D:


you bro sounds like my sister D: well hang in there Darren! xD you can get a job soon and save money to make one haha :D

Im currently making preparations to post the next tutorial. If not today, maybe tomorrow :)

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