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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 for Blender 2.8 file Jan 23, 2019 12257
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Tutorials Free Online Blender Tutorials Released in 2018 Worthy of Your Note - for Animation & VFX file Jan 23, 2019 11376
Tutorials Top 12 Free Online Blender Tutorials Released in 2018 file Jan 23, 2019 11163
Render of the Year Render of the Year Awards 2018: Winners Annouced file Jan 02, 2019 16780
Blender Retrospectives 2018 Blender Retrospective file Jan 02, 2019 17152
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Tutorials Top 12 Free Online Blender Tutorials (Videos) Released in 2016 file Jan 16, 2017 273118
Blender Retrospectives 2016 Blender Retrospective file Dec 29, 2016 319431
Render of the Year Render of the Year Awards 2015: Seven Winners Annouced file Jan 20, 2016 338308
Blender Retrospectives 2015 Blender Retrospective file Jan 12, 2016 326807
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Render of the Week 'Skin in Cycles. Emily 2.1' by Ismael Fuentes - the Winner of the Week of September 21, 2015 file Sep 23, 2015 24393
Render of the Week 'Big City Sensory Overstimulation' by Gleb Alexandrov - the Winner of the Week of September 14, 2015 file Sep 15, 2015 23762
Render of the Week 'Misdirection' by Julian Santiago - the Winner of the Week of September 7, 2015 file Sep 09, 2015 20592
Render of the Week 'Zen Garden' by Henrik Debner - the Winner of the Week of August 31, 2015 file Sep 01, 2015 19933
Render of the Week 'Brother Bear' by Pratik Solanki - the Winner of the Week of August 25, 2015 file Aug 25, 2015 19321
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