This time, on the last working day of 2022, we would like to share some interesting 3D content generators with you. All generators are shared by Blender artists during 2022, based on the open-sourced 3D creation program’s geometry node system, and are all free to get! So even if you are totally new to Blender, you may easily get some effects stunning!
We hope that more novices will be interested, and every creators will maintain the passion for 3D content creation. And in 2023, XRender will continue to bring you timely industry information. We will keep the original intention to build an ecosystem for visual industry and bring infinite possibilities to creator. Let’s take a look!
| Chain Generator
Just like the name, chain generator can help to generate countless variations from a single type of part. The Blender’s geometry-node-based generator is developed by Japanese artist @fujimoto0927. According to the developer, the add-on is meant to bringing a more efficient way to “solve the problem of how to make CG of metal chain parts, which is difficult to do by photogrammetry.”
The chain generator includes materials of silver and gold, can be used for procedural editing, be adapted to curves in geometry nodes or curves that were handwritten.
What's more, users may also apply the chain effect to arbitrary objects as wanted.
The add-on is free to download and is allowed to be used in commercial projects for Blender 3.3 or above. In addition, the Chain Generator Pro edition will be released on March 26, 2023, which will contain dozens of types of chain assets. You may click here to download the generator for free, or to purchase the Developer Support Edition to encourage more produce assets.
| Play Tetris in Blender
Do you know that Blender can also be used as a game player? Check out the Geometry Nodes Tetris Experiment shared by procedural enthusiast @xeofrios!
The file is created with the latest simulation nodes in Blender 3.5, which means if you are trying to play with it, make sure you have updated to Blender 3.5+.
You may click here to download the blend file with fully playable Tetris node group and learn how to play with it from the introduction.
In addition, if you remember, we have also introduced another game that you can play with in Blender – the controller-playable Mario! For more details, check our earlier article here: Let's Play Mario in Blender.
| Procedural Slime between Objects
The Procedural Slime Add-on is a free Geometry Node modifier shared by Artichoke that helps to create procedural slime between objects, with a lot of parameters controllable for different effects.
Changeable parameters in the modifier including the amount, radius effect of gravity, distances between of slimes and more. To access the add-on, click here to download the zip file and follow the detailed tutorial to learn how to use if with Artichoke in gumroad.
We have introduced many Blender-related tutorials, tips, add-ons during the past year, click here to give a look!
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