Flower and Vase

Nikolaus Gradwohl2012-09-06T04:52:31+00:00

I rendered a flower in a vase using cycles. The vase was generated using a glass shader and two magic textures that change the displacement and color of the glass

the flower is generated using a particle system

you can download the blend file here or a hires version of the picture here


blender particle experiments - spherical bounce

Nikolaus Gradwohl2012-09-02T09:39:25+00:00

For this part of my blender particle experiments I made some particles bounce of a spherical object. The effect was generated using a spherical object that acts as a forcefield and a obstacle to the particles. The particle system needs to have the gravity turned of.

you can download the blend file here


Blender particle experiments - spherical fluid

Nikolaus Gradwohl2012-08-31T16:24:57+00:00

For this part of my blender particle experiments I made some fluid particles that are floating around an invisible sphere

To make the particles float on the spherical surface I added a sphere and made it invisible. Then I added a forcefield and set the strength to -1. I turned of the gravity for the particles and made the sphere a collision object.

you can download the blend file here


Blender particle experiments - bubbles

Nikolaus Gradwohl2012-08-30T16:44:33+00:00

in this part of my blender particles experiments I used particle-textures to change the size and the location of the particles

you can download the blend file here


Blender particle experiments - growing

Nikolaus Gradwohl2012-08-29T06:10:22+00:00

Its been a while since I used particles and the BI-Renderer for the last time - so I made a particle experiment again

for this blender particle experiment I used a cached particle system and rendered the particles using a strand material

you can download the blend file here


blender boolean experiment

Nikolaus Gradwohl2012-08-27T07:31:52+00:00

this animation was made to explore the possibilities of the boolean modifier in blender. The boolean modifier is a little bit instable in blender 2.63 and i had to restart the rendering several times. but i really like the result

you can download the blend file here

boolean modifier

dupliverts experiment

Nikolaus Gradwohl2012-08-26T10:53:22+00:00

I started experimenting with the blender dupliverts. For this animation I used a subdivided plane as the base object and modified it using a displacement modifier

you can download the blend file here


3D printed spider

Nikolaus Gradwohl2012-07-19T06:19:39+00:00

I printed a little spider on my makerbot for our new office-jungle

you can download the blender file here
or the stl file here



dublivert experiment

Nikolaus Gradwohl2012-07-01T09:31:26+00:00

I played a bit with dubliverts using cycles. It took me some time to find out how to hide the original object, because in cycles it doesn't disappear by default. It doesn't help to move the object to another layer or to hide it because this would also affect the child objects.

I finally found that the object gets hidden if you assign it empty dubliverts, because these don't get assigned to the child objects

you can download the blend file here


how to remove the blender default-cube with style - part 3 - puff of smoke

Nikolaus Gradwohl2012-06-29T07:40:11+00:00

When starting a blender scene almost everybody removes the default cube. This is kind of sad and therefore I started thinking about who to remove it with style.

for this part i made the default cube disappear in a puff of smoke

more to come ...

this is my day 29 project for 30DaysOfCreativity

you can download the blend file here

puff of smoke