Hello and welcome to this Blender Cycles Render Engine Introduction!
In this video tutorial we introduce you to the new Blender Cycles render engine that is now available for Blender 2.6. Cycles offers a much more realistic, interactive rendering workflow than the current Blender Internal engine and is a lot of fun to work with.
What you’ll learn
This Blender Cycles tutorials will introduce you to the basics of using Cycles including how to set up your lighting, creating materials with the shader node system, adjusting the environment, and finally how to render a very nice glass bottle filled with red liquid.
Update: since releasing this tutorial Cycles is now included with all versions of Blender. You can download the latest Blender version http://blender.org
If you loved this tutorial and are eager for more then be sure to check out our tutorial on creating incredible, realistic wood barrels and rendering them in Cycles. View Wood Barrels Tutorial