About 'Empties And Their Uses'!

In this video (objectives)…

  1. Add Empties to our scene
  2. Use the Empties to Parent or objects to
  3. Use Empties to Control Texture coordinates

After watching (learning outcomes)…

Create an infinite variety of object using an empty to control your texture coordinates.

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Though not as interesting as what Manu_Scheller did, here is my use of 2 displacements and empties:

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Here are my rockies

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Made a star that morphs by animating the empties. Bloom really helped it to look better. 60 frames rendered in under 2 minutes <3 Eevee :slight_smile:


Cycles as i forgot to adjust lighting


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I couldnt resist and went and played with the lighting
Cycles first then Eevee

Made myself another little asteroid.

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I dont really know what I made…A messed up looking heart? Either way, a lot of potential using empties like this!

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A piece of space here. This time all textures are procedures, so it was a good chance to exercise them. Love the Bloom effect of Eevee, have to be careful not to put it ON as a standard for all pictures :wink: Empties are hidden inside the “sun”.

Make me also think of a bacteria swimming in a substrate through a microscope with the lamp being a light reflection.

To see the effect of two displacement maps better. I used a cube where two axes (Z and Y) are under control of a displacement map. Each wood wave map controlled by an empty for scale and speed and direction.

And at the end of this simple video, blender crashed. But It gave me the idea to build a wobbly pudding. Maybe later on. :wink: Happy rendering.

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