Tutorials Material & Texture

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Microscopic Virus Effect (Jonathan Williamson)

A magically great video, covering more than materials and texture, but while you will be thankful for the modeling tips and compositing, you will love the video for improving your materials and texture adjustment abilites, too.

See it on blendercookie

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