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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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Tutorials Free Online Blender Tutorials Released in 2018 Worthy of Your Note - for Animation & VFX file Jan 23, 2019 8658
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Render of the Year Render of the Year Awards 2018: Winners Annouced file Jan 02, 2019 13455
Blender Retrospectives 2018 Blender Retrospective file Jan 02, 2019 13691
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Tutorials Top 12 Free Online Blender Tutorials (Videos) Released in 2016 file Jan 16, 2017 261214
Blender Retrospectives 2016 Blender Retrospective file Dec 29, 2016 305865
Render of the Year Render of the Year Awards 2015: Seven Winners Annouced file Jan 20, 2016 325712
Blender Retrospectives 2015 Blender Retrospective file Jan 12, 2016 315504
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Render of the Year Render of the Year Awards 2014: Five Winners Annouced file Jan 02, 2015 350239
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Render of the Week 'No More Dragons!' by Oleg Zherebin - the Winner of the Week of June 10, 2019 file Jun 15, 2019 23
Render of the Week 'Guilty Puss' by Alex Bitsadze - the Winner of the Week of May 20, 2019 file May 23, 2019 183
Render of the Week 'Fallen' by Daniel Aubert - the Winner of the Week of May 27, 2019 file May 30, 2019 47
Render of the Week 'Endless Journey' by Egor Belyakov - the Winner of the Week of May 13, 2019 file May 15, 2019 103
Render of the Week 'Portrait' by Seungho Choi - the Winner of the Week of April 29, 2019 file May 02, 2019 130
Render of the Week 'Citadel' by Oleh Koz - the Winner of the Week of May 6, 2019 file May 08, 2019 117
Render of the Week 'The Old Boat' by Gregory Smith - the Winner of the Week of April 22, 2019 file Apr 23, 2019 157
Render of the Week 'The Collapse' by Maxime Herpin - the Winner of the Week of April 15, 2019 file Apr 17, 2019 215
Render of the Week 'Dancing Pig' by Colory Animation - the Winner for the First Week of April, 2019 file Apr 03, 2019 289
Render of the Week 'Ellie' by Cheryl Chen - the Winner of the Week of March 25, 2019 file Mar 27, 2019 285
Render of the Week 'Demon, aka 'the Human BBQ Lover!'' by Aitor Pérez Alonso - the Winner of the Week of March 18, 2019 file Mar 20, 2019 326
Render of the Week 'Uruk Hai Soldier' by Juan Hernández - the Winner of the Week of March 11, 2019 file Mar 13, 2019 313
Render of the Week 'Classroom' by Tim Diaz - the Winner of the Week of March 4, 2019 file Mar 06, 2019 340
Render of the Week 'Bruce Wayne Stylized Realistic Portrait' by Kevin Mucollari - the Winner of the Week of February 25, 2019 file Feb 27, 2019 537
Render of the Week 'Lava Castle' by Sangil Yu - the Winners of the Week of February 18, 2019 file Feb 20, 2019 417
Render of the Week 'Sheldon' by Thiago de Sul, Thiago Paladino, José Mauro Lobão, Robson Ribeiro - the Winners of the Week of February 11, 2019 file Feb 12, 2019 567
Render of the Week 'Procedural Knitwear Shader' by Simon Thommes - the Winner of the Week of February 5, 2019 file Feb 06, 2019 463
Render of the Week 'Winter Morning in an Unknown City' by Pavel Suschenko - the Winner of the Week of January 28, 2019 file Jan 29, 2019 671
Render of the Week 'Dynamo Episode 6' by Ian Hubert - the Winner of the Week of December 24, 2018 file Dec 25, 2018 811
Render of the Week 'Retired Unit' by Carlos Andrés Sosa - the Winner of the Week of December 17, 2018 file Dec 19, 2018 642

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