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In this video you will learn how to create a dragon in Blender 2.79 for 3d printing. Additionally, we will take a quick look on how to create a procedural material for the EEVEE realtime render engine in Blender 2.8. This video is a mixture of tutorial and timelapse parts. The original dragon creation took about 30 hrs.

Software

Download Blender
Download Blender 2.8

Resources

Danny’s YouTube channel
Lost Dragon Kickstarter campaign
PurRef (Reference collecting tool)
Free Alphas (Brush Textures)
50 Dragon Alphas (paid but cheap)
SculptJanuary
High resolution renders of the dragon

My System

⇨ Windows 10 PC
⇨ 32 GB RAM
⇨ Intel Core i7-7700K CPU
⇨ NVIDEA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti graphics card
⇨ Wacom Intuos Pro M graphics tablet

Chapters

00:00 – Introduction
04:10 – 01 Collecting References
05:50 – 02 Creating the Base Mesh
07:14 – 03 Base Mesh Techniques
10:37 – 04 Preparing Base Mesh for Sculpting
11:42 – 05 Separating Meshes
12:58 – 06 Basic Sculpting Setup
13:44 – 07 Sculpting the Main Shapes
18:31 – 08 Separating Parts of the Sculpting
22:05 – 09 Colorize Separated Parts
22:37 – 10 Trial and Error
26:30 – 11 Finalizing the Main Shapes
27:50 – 12 Creating the Wings
29:45 – 13 Automatic Retopology
33:07 – 14 Use Masks for Creating Details
37:43 – 15 Creating the Scales
40:48 – 16 Adding Details
42:58 – 17 Brush Texture Setup
44:45 – 18 Preparation for 3D Printing
47:30 – 19 Separating the Mesh for 3D Printing
50:09 – 20 Blender 2.8 EEVEE Material
53:49 – Outro

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