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Let's talk Voice Over

March 30, 2019
Hey all!

I recently got to give my web presence a bit of a face lift - like yay! haha.

I also recently made some voice over demos. I have to say, I absolutely love doing voice over work. To make a demo, you need material that doesn't belong to someone else and the LORD generously gave me a swift motivation to make some demos and over a period of two days, I made 7 demos. 7! I was so tired afterward, hahaha.

You can check them out in this playlist!

So getting back to material you can use. When you do voice over work, you don't own what you make. Just like any other creative field, you are making something for someone else and they essentially own it. They don't own your style, but they do own that specific content. Voice over is a little different, since you are essentially also an actor and you feature in the content. This means that while they do own the content, they do not get to just do with it what they like - it's licensed in a way.

Getting something to record with then requires you to either make stuff up, use public domain stuff or find something you can record. Enter Voices.com! They have a really awesome collection of sample scripts that you are totally allowed to use for your demos. In fact, they put them there so you can actually make a demo.

I browsed through them, looking at ones I really like doing and my absolute favorites to do were the movie trailer (also the most popular so far, haha) and the travel commercial series. It was soo much fun to do the series and they still make me so happy when I listen to them. In fact, I am so jazzed about them, here:


So, if you need some voice work done and don't have the biggest budget, don't be afraid to ask!

Have a super day and GOD bless you!
 

New Node Groups

October 8, 2018
Hey all!

Recently I got to upload quite a lot to the Panther Dynamics main website. While it's not large in file size, it certainly makes Blender's compositor just much more useful!

Today, I got to add two new additions. While they essentially perform the same task, one allows for scene integration and the other is traditional in its approach. I'm talking about pixelation!

Pixelation is, like any other style, used for various things. Often when people think of pixelation, they think of pixel art...
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Colored outlines with Freestyle

May 12, 2017
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Last night I got a tutorial request from ChrisToons on YouTube. He requested a video about how to make colored outlines with Freestyle and initially, I thought this would be on of those things where it's so easy to do, there is no point to making a video, so I sent him some links and went looking for a video. I did not find anything that I had peace about sharing, though I did send him some links, which you will find at the end of this post.

Anyway, after some debating and going back a...
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Removing packed textures

April 17, 2017
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A friend from Italy asked me if I could make a small video for him that would explain and show how to remove packed textures. I wanted to refer him to a YouTube video, because I had a serious garden day and other stuff, but oh snap, there was nothing! I mean nothing! Even in searching Google you find relatively little information.

I think this may be because it is sometimes something only newer users struggle with, but it seems to be enough of an issue that it warrants a quick tip, bec...
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For Anime - Flag

April 8, 2017
Hey all!!!

Wow, this week really kicks off with a bang! A new example or experimental video, followed shortly by a tutorial! This week is certainly off to a wonderful start!
   If you do Blender tutorials, you have certainly done one of Andrew Price's many many amazing tutorials. I have learned a lot from him and this week, he uploaded a new video - making an animated flag! Of course, his is realistic, so, this was the way I was led! :D


GOD is so great!

Very shortly after uploading the video, I g...

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Bible Animations time

March 21, 2017
Hey all!!

Most of you have noticed that this blog is extremely quiet. The reason for that is that I have not been able to get to tutorials of pretty much any kind. My sole focus has been the current Bible animations, which is by far the largest project yet and will take the most effort. That means that this blog, as well as the main website blog, take a back seat to the Bible Animations Blog, which you can find here:

!!!!!CLICK HERE!!!!!

Just to give you an idea of what to expect, here is the Vl...

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Pick it up

January 19, 2017
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Another quick tip!


GOD is so great!

Now, it's been a while since I actually got to make a quick tip video. I like these for many reasons, but most of all, that it's not hidden somewhere in a tutorial with a different name - very very easy access.

As you guys know, I also got to put up another video today about how to create a newer style candle for anime style animations and this one flows from that video. While I was working on it, GOD gave me the solution for the picking up of an objec...

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For Anime - Old Style Candle

November 21, 2016
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Yes! Another For Anime fire tutorial:


GOD is so brilliant!!!

So, today I finally got to the editing of this tutorial and I'm super excited about it and I hope you are too! This tutorial assumes you know quite a bit about Blender, because I time-lapsed as much as possible to keep the video as short as possible. For example, the animation process for the character took me well over an hour, not to mention the modelling and texturing of the other elements that have nothing to do with the f...

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For Anime - Lightning and Electricity

October 3, 2016
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That time again, and wow is it happening a lot more often than I expected it to, hahaha. This time, like the title says, we're talking about electricity! The thumbnail pretty much gives it away. Check it out:


GOD is so awesome!!!

This one has a curious story. Infamous Otaku had asked me if I took suggestions and that if so he can suggest some tutorials. Some were basic, but some have little to no work around.
Here are his suggestions:
- Eye color change
- Fireball
- Thunderbolt


 - Eye color ...

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Caustics - Not really

September 21, 2016
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Another exciting day for me! Another tutorial! :D

In this tutorial, you guessed it, we're covering how to make caustics in Blender Render. Yes, they are not physically accurate, but they are very stylized! Check it out!


GOD is so good!!

Now, obviously, these can be adjusted to suit your project. You can even change the texture. The whole goal of this is to show you that you really can apply this in Blender. GOD had me learn this this week and I am so thankful that I get to share it so so...

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About Me
Good day everyone reading here! I really appreciate every visitor and I pray that as you read this, you will be blessed by what you read here.

I'm a very outspoken Christian and everything you see here is as a result of Jesus' leading. I've been writing on a different blog for quite a while now and this is a new one, that will mainly be about this portfolio site and the work on it. I believe you will enjoy your reading here!

Also, check out this website to see my very first Bible animation and follow the progress as GOD leads me into more!
Marius Oberholster
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