Create a Dragon in Blender

Are you interested in 3d printing and table-top games? Maybe you want to create your very own miniatures and print them at home? This video is for you!

I have to admit that I don’t have much experience with both (3d printing and table-top games) but I do have some experience in sculpting creatures, so that is what I show you here.

In this video you will learn how to create a full dragon sculpting in Blender 2.79 for 3d printing and how to prepare it for printing (inside of Blender). Additionally, we will take a quick look on how to create a procedural material for the EEVEE real time render engine in Blender 2.8.

This video is a mixture of tutorial and time-lapse parts, to make it most enjoyable to watch for you, since the original dragon creation took about 30 hrs!

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Here’s what we will cover:

  1. Collecting reference images using PurRef (04:10)
  2. Creating the base mesh for the dragon (05:50)
  3. Learn about different techniques to create base meshes (07:14)
  4. Preparing the base mesh for the sculpting process (10:37)
  5. Separating meshes (11:42)
  6. Learn to prepare a basic sculpting setup (12:58)
  7. Sculpting the main shapes of the dragon(13:44)
  8. Separating parts of the sculpting (18:31)
  9. Colorizing separated parts to get a better overview (22:05)
  10. Learn how trial and error can lead to success (22:37)
  11. Finalizing the main shapes (26:30)
  12. Creating the wings (27:50)
  13. Automatically retopologize the mesh using DynRemesh (29:45)
  14. Using masks for creating details (33:07)
  15. Sculpting the scales (37:43)
  16. Adding more details using brush textures (40:48)
  17. Learn to set up brush texture in Blender (42:58)
  18. Preparing the mesh for 3d printing (44:45)
  19. Separating the mesh for 3d printing (47:30)
  20. Learn to set up a simple yet beautiful material in Blender
  21. 2.8 EEVEE (50:09)

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