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January 23, 2019 8:00 AM


by Editor in Chief

2018 has been an unprecedented year for Blender user due to amazing new capabilities of Blender and to excellent new Blender tutorials that inform you about how to use them. It's a blessing to have those generous CG artists who have willingly shared their expertise online--and often for free. To select and feature just 12 of them might not do justice for all the hard work and toil on the part of all the online tutorial contributors. But it could be beneficial for people who just don't have time to look through all of them--especially if they don't want to follow through a tutorial for more than half an hour without discovering anything new.

So how were they chosen? Some of the criteria were:
1. Originality: Covering or discovering unaddressed or insufficiently addressed features or new ways to handle a task
2. Practicality: Impact on actual production pipeline.
3. Up-to-date validity: Whether it works in the latest Blender versions or not.  
4. Clarity: How well thought-out and how easy to understand the presentation was.
5. Presentation: Professional and shorter the better.
6. Viewer response: How many viewers actually find it helpful (such as Youtube Like-and-Dislike ratio).

And please be mindful that the the must-see tutorials on Blender Cloud have been omitted from this review for obvious reasons. 
And for more noteworthy tutorials you can check out the following features:
12
Kenan Proffitt
Master Blender Camera Tracking in 6 Minutes!
(VFX)
Mar 22, 2018


11
Remington Graphics
Creating Curling Waves in Blender | FLIP Fluids
(Simulation)
Jun 30, 2018


10
Danny Mac 3D
Why I Ditched ZBRUSH for BLENDER for HAIR
(Modeling)
Oct 16, 2018


9
Gleb Alexandrov
Blender Tutorial: How to Create a Paint Splash in Blender
(Simulation)
Jan 30, 2018


8
Blender Guru
Guide to Blender 2.8 - Part 2: The Viewport
(Overview)
Dec 7, 2018


7
JonasDichelle
Create Mandelbulb Fractals In Blender Eevee
(Modeling)
Jul 23, 2018


6
BEAM Studios
Blender challenge - Star Wars CGI shot - Workflow overview
(Animation)
Jun 10, 2018


5
YanSculpts
Top 10 Sculpting Tips And Tricks In Blender
(Tips & Tricks)
Mar 8, 2018


4
Zacharias Reinhardt
Blender 2.8 EEVEE Autofocus Fun
(Animation)
Oct 8, 2018


3
Wayward Art Company
Node Based Texture Painting in Blender 2 8
(Modeling)
Sep 30, 2018


2
Pancake_Manicure
Blender Tutorial - Hair With Curves
(Modeling)
Oct 30, 2018


1
Blender Developers
Learn Grease Pencil 2D Animation in Blender 2.8 Alpha 2
(Animation)
Aug 15, 2018


How about you? Which tutorial released during 2018 did you find most useful? Please feel free to leave your comments.

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Blender Retrospectives 2018 Blender Retrospective file Jan 02, 2019 16133
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Tutorials Top 12 Free Online Blender Tutorials (Videos) Released in 2016 file Jan 16, 2017 269519
Blender Retrospectives 2016 Blender Retrospective file Dec 29, 2016 315390
Render of the Year Render of the Year Awards 2015: Seven Winners Annouced file Jan 20, 2016 334544
Blender Retrospectives 2015 Blender Retrospective file Jan 12, 2016 323483
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Architectural Visualization ARCHITECTURAL VISUALIZATION IN BLENDER for the week of August 12, 2019 file Aug 16, 2019 57
Render of the Week 'Galata Tower' by Emir Sinan Gürlek & Burak Gök - the Winner of the Week of August 5, 2019 file Aug 10, 2019 33
Render of the Week 'The Laser Cowboy' by Alex Treviño - the Winner of the Week of July 29, 2019 file Aug 04, 2019 47
Product Visualization PRODUCT VISUALIZATION IN BLENDER for the week of October 23, 2017 file Jul 27, 2019 74
Render of the Week 'Definition' by Elie Makhlouf - the Winner of the Week of July 22, 2019 file Jul 27, 2019 57
Render of the Week 'Baghdad' by Mostafa Samir - the Winner of the Week of July 15, 2019 file Jul 20, 2019 108
Render of the Week '2042 Rogue Drone' by George Kim - the Winner of the Week of August 29, 2016 file Jul 13, 2019 145
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Render of the Week 'Fantastic Greenhouse (CGBoost Challenge)' by Jakub Wysocki - the Winner of the Week of July 1, 2019 file Jul 06, 2019 97
Architectural Visualization ARCHITECTURAL VISUALIZATION IN BLENDER for the week of July 1, 2019 file Jul 06, 2019 173
Render of the Week 'The Construction Site' by Oday Abuzaeed - the Winner of the Week of June 24, 2019 file Jun 29, 2019 103
Product Visualization PRODUCT VISUALIZATION IN BLENDER for the week of June 24, 2019 file Jun 29, 2019 225
Blender Whiz The Artist Behind 'Ferrari F12 Berlinetta:' Saksham Kumar (June 17, 2019) file Jun 22, 2019 168
Render of the Week 'Hydra' by Alan Owen - the Winner of the Week of June 17, 2019 file Jun 22, 2019 128
Render of the Week 'No More Dragons!' by Oleg Zherebin - the Winner of the Week of June 10, 2019 file Jun 15, 2019 149
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Render of the Week 'Guilty Puss' by Alex Bitsadze - the Winner of the Week of May 20, 2019 file May 23, 2019 330
Render of the Week 'Fallen' by Daniel Aubert - the Winner of the Week of May 27, 2019 file May 30, 2019 149
Product Visualization PRODUCT VISUALIZATION IN BLENDER for the week of May 27, 2019 file May 30, 2019 222
Render of the Week 'Endless Journey' by Egor Belyakov - the Winner of the Week of May 13, 2019 file May 15, 2019 207

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