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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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