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Sunday, December 24, 2006

Lighted Christmas Tree (Part 2 - The Branches)

NOTE: This tutorial is no longer fully-compatible with the latest versions of Blender. If you wish to follow along with the tutorial, you'll need to use Blender 2.45 or earlier. You can find earlier versions of Blender, here. A new version of this tutorial series will be created to maintain full compatibility.

This is Part 2 of 6 tutorials demonstrating the different aspects of making a lighted Christmas tree (including gift boxes). The commentary in these tutorials is minimized because my goal is to present something that will, hopefully, spark ideas of your own.

In the real world, setting up a Christmas tree is a very personal endeavor. I wanted to try and recreate that by not providing a step-by-step tutorial on exactly how to do it but, instead, simply show you ways to create the different parts that make up the tree. Part 6 will show how you can take the examples in parts 1 thru 5 and create a nice little Christmas tree of your own.

My ideas are based on an artificial Christmas tree, the kind that you would buy at the store and have to piece together on your own.



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2 comments:

FromTheDark said...

I hope you run through all the bells and whistles in these. Hay...about 14:10 into part two the sound sped up very much and didn't get back to you sounding normal until the very end that didn't stop with the tutorial.

Kernon Dillon said...

@fromthedark:
Thanks for the info! I sped up the video during the long tweaking sections to help shorten the length of the video. But, the audio parts for the normal-speed sections are not supposed to be sped up. The clips for those sections are set to normal speed so, I don't know why the audio is fast. I'll correct it and update the video as soon as I can. Hopefully, it doesn't confuse people too much.

Thanks again!

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