Our Top 10 CG Cookie Blender YouTube Videos

Youtube is buzzing with new creative Blender content each and every day, perhaps every hour. 😅 

While you can count on CG Cookie to deliver tasty weekly content here to our members, we're also having some fun with our YouTube channel reaching more than 250,000 humans worldwide. That's a lot of Oatmeal Butterscotch cookies to bake. 

Our YT channel hosts our Course Trailers, Blender Quick tips and a soon to come episodic series called Into the Oven. (More on this later). Of course, if that is of interest give it a look, click the subscribe button, and further explore the Cookie-verse. 🍪😎

Today, let's explore our top 10 most populate videos on our Youtube Channel. Some of which may surprise you, as it did for us. 

10. Best Blender 2.8 addons& plugins for modeling (Including free addons)

These are the top 10 Blender 2.8 modeling add-ons and plugins that might surprise even experienced Blender users. Plus, 3 of them are free. If you’ve made the jump to Blender 2.8, you may have noticed that not all your favorite modeling addons are there. Since we’re all starting fresh, it’s a great time to check out some new ones!

9. How physically based, photometric lighting can improve 3D renders + FREE Blender add-ons for it. 

Introducing physically based, photometric lighting for Cycles, and Eevee. Learn about the strength and color of lights and how those two properties interact.

8. Trailer - Modeling, texturing and shading a treasure chest in Blender

Our only trailer to be on the top 10 list, I was tempted not to list it. But in fairness, it's a pretty rad trailer. ;) 

7. Creating procedural volumetric clouds with Blender Eevee - Recorded Live Stream

Not all of our live streams get kicked out to Youtube, though this one did -- and it's getting so much attention, we just might have to create it as a packaged course in the near future. 

6. Blender animation test of a spider jumping at your face! 

This was a huge, leggy surprise: an animation test video from 2011 made our top 10 list? This can mean one thing only: our YouTube followers are certainly not arachnophobic.

5. UDIM textures in Blender 2.82: What they are and how to use them

UDIMs are useful for objects that need really high-resolution textures. It’s standard to see them in VFX and animation productions, but unusual to see them in a game pipeline. UDIM support in Blender means that it will better work alongside other VFX software like MARI, Substance, and Maya. That’s great news for everybody!

4. Top 10 rigging & animation add-ons for Blender 2.8

Recently I’ve discovered these Blender 2.8 addons that I think you’ll enjoy, which can help make rigging and animation in Blender a bit easier!

3. How good is "Spring"? Blender's animated short film reviewed

Published over a year ago, this review is consistently in the top five. We're excited to dive into the latest short film from the Blender Animation Studio. Join Kent Trammell, Jonathan Lampel, Wayne Dixon, and Tim Von Rueden as we discuss the film as movie-lovers and Blender heads.

2. 6 key principles for 3D modeling

A solid, high-level overview of modeling that will carry you through any Blender modeling project you take on. Applies to other software packages as well!

1. How great first-person animations are made - 10 tips for animating FPS characters/weapons in Blender. 


This video absolutely dominates our YT charts, and has been referred to more than three million people! Have you watched it yet? 


What do you think, did were you surprised by this list? While the core of our education content is crafted for our members here, I'd be curious about what type of content you'd like to see on our YT channel? 

Happy Blending! 

Wes Burke

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