Sunday, July 6, 2014

Bevel Text

This entry will cover the function of adding a Bevel to the built in Text object as can be shown below.

Friday, June 20, 2014

Toggle Viewport Visibility for Child Objects

Quick Tip:  to toggle the viewport visibility of child objects in the outliner, hold Ctrl and click on the eyeball icon of the parent object.  This will toggle the visibiltiy of all the child elements as well.

In the example above, holding Ctrl and clicking on the visibility icon for Clock object caused the visibility of the HourHand and MinuteHand to be affected.

Friday, May 23, 2014

Adding Nodes - Node Pack

There are a number of custom nodes that are developed out in the community that can be used to simplify your life, or add a functionality you never had before.  One example is this NodePack by BWIDE:

Monday, April 14, 2014

Shadows Only

There are many situations where it would be helpful to only render the shadows received upon an object rather than the whole material itself.  There is a simple way to do this within Material>Shadow section, shown below.  Simply check the Shadows Only box.