Over the last year using Blender I've found some really useful shortcuts and features. so I though I would compile a short list of some of the most usef. 7 Blender Features All Beginners Need to Know
Material balls rendered using Blender Cycles Image-Based Lighting Technique
In this short tutorial I’ll show you how to create an impressive gold material rendered within the built in renderer… no third party such as yafray or luxrender! (although yafray and lux can be very impressive too!