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Blender for Forensic Architecture - M2 Hospital Bombing in Aleppo

Blender 3D News - 3 hours 23 min ago

Nicholas Masterton works for Forensic Architecture in London, where he helps reconstruct forensic evidence of international incidents. He shares a reconstruction of the bombing on the M2 Hospital in Aleppo, Syria. Please be aware that this is an intense video. Nicholas writes: I recently worked with Forensic Architecture documenting pro-government strikes on M2 Hospital in [...]

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Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Gibson 335 Custom: Post Mortem 01

Blender 3D News - 6 hours 15 min ago

Brandon Hix spent two weeks on creating this guitar image for his dad. After the project, he carefully reviewed each step in the process to learn how can be more efficient next time. He shares this detailed review on his blog. This is a look back at a project I did recently digging into what [...]

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Overwatch but with Cats - "Katsuwatch" - Tank Heroes

Blender 3D News - 8 hours 19 min ago

I don't know how Dillon Gu does it, but here's another Overwatch parody short. Enjoy! Comparison:

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Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Blender Camera Tracking Tutorial

Blender 3D News - 10 hours 25 min ago

An introduction to camera tracking by Moby Motion. My latest tutorial is on how to use the built in Camera Tracking functionality in Blender. I also show you how to catch shadows, and obscure objects behind things in the scene. Let me know what you think in the comments :)

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Image: Scissors

Blender 3D News - Fri, 02/24/2017 - 23:32

Character by Lucas Souza. The hair reminds me a lot of Francks! Hello everyone, this is my latest work. I perceived ( that unconsciously ) I never had done a female model before, mainly to my portfolio. So I decided create one. All the process took me around 2 months of studies and tests. I [...]

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CloudBleed: Change Your BlenderNation Password

Blender 3D News - Fri, 02/24/2017 - 10:58

Hot news today on the internet today: due to a security flaw at CloudFlare (a website caching/content delivery platform), many, MANY website passwords may have been compromised. As BlenderNation uses CloudFlare to handle our traffic, we're on the list of potentially impacted websites. This means your password here, even though we use SSL encryption, may [...]

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Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

How to create an End-Roll / Pre-Roll using the V.S.E.

Blender 3D News - Fri, 02/24/2017 - 06:00

Darkfall writes: In this Tutorial, we will be creating an End-roll/Pre-roll (Depending on how you want to use it). Using the Video Sequence Editor, we can quickly overlay our movie clips and create a simple asset for our videos. How it looks, is completely up to you. So go ahead and personalize it to your [...]

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Tutorial: Checker Deselect in Blender

Blender 3D News - Fri, 02/24/2017 - 04:10

Timefire VR's Ariana Alexander shares a great tip on partially selecting edges in your model to dissolve them, creating a decimated model with its UV's still intact. Ariana writes: If you’ve ever spent hours selecting every other edge loop one by one by hand to decimate a model for a LOD in Blender, you know [...]

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Filmic Blender Add-on Makes Installation Easy

Blender 3D News - Fri, 02/24/2017 - 02:55

If downloading and installing Filmic Blender is a bit too much work, then you can let Greg Zaal's nifty little add-on do the work for you :) All this add-on does is add a button to let you download and install Filmic Blender from Troy's GitHub automatically.

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Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

The Art of Francesco Torsello (With Free Downloads!)

Blender 3D News - Fri, 02/24/2017 - 02:05

Italian Blender artist Francesco Torsello has a very diverse and beautiful portolio. And what's more - you can download the .blend of each of his scenes!

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Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Amazing Machines Brazilian Carnival Sale - Up To 33% Off

Audio Freeware - Fri, 02/24/2017 - 02:04
From February 25 to March 3, Amazing Machines is offering 33% off on downloadable goods and 12.5% off on hardware products. [Read More]

SuperTuxKart is on Steam Greenlight

Blender 3D News - Fri, 02/24/2017 - 00:00

SuperTuxKart, the open-source racer that uses Blender to create all their assets and tracks, is now on Steam Greenlight! By giving them your support it could actually end up on the Steam platform. They're already in the top 100, but let's make that the top 10, shall we? :)

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Tutorial: Making Textures Seamless in Blender

Blender 3D News - Thu, 02/23/2017 - 22:51

Creating seamless textures is an essential skill for any texture artist. Usually you'll use tools like Gimp, Krita or Photoshop for this, but did you know you can do it in Blender too? BlendMaster shows how! Hey Everyone! I've been searching for an easy way to make seamless textures inside of Blender for a while [...]

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The Man in the High Castle, Season 2 VFX

Blender 3D News - Thu, 02/23/2017 - 10:28

Barnstorm VFX and Theory Studios (formerly Theory Animation) just shared the incredible VFX reel of the secons season of Amazon's "The Man in the High Castle". All modeling and rendering in Blender & Cycles - you've never seen Blender work like this before! We're talking to both studios and will soon feature an in-depth look [...]

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Blender Institute Podcast Ep. #048 - Nacho

Blender 3D News - Thu, 02/23/2017 - 10:19

Meet Nacho, Blender Institute's latest addition to the animation team. Watch the sky: Colin tells us all about his currently running Kickstarter campaign for SKYWATCH. Finally, hear what everyone has been working on in the past couple of weeks, until some exciting Blender development news break! Join us for this emotional rollercoaster on the Blender [...]

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Doing our part for the community

Drupal - Thu, 02/23/2017 - 09:25

The Drupal Association Engineering Team delivers value to all who are using, building, and developing Drupal. The team is tasked with keeping Drupal.org and all of the 20 subsites and services up and running. Their work would not be possible without the community and the project would not thrive without close collaboration. This is why we are running a membership campaign all about the engineering team. These are a few of the recent projects where engineering team + community = win!

Want to hear more about the work of the team, rather than read about it? Check out this video from 11:15-22:00 where Tim Lehnen (@hestenet) talks about the team's recent and current work.

Leading the Documentation System migration

We now have a new system for Documentation. These are guides Drupal developers and users need to effectively build and use Drupal. The new system replaces the book outline structure with a guides system, where a collection of pages with their own menu are maintained by the people who volunteer to keep the guides updated, focused, and relevant. Three years of work from the engineering team and community collaborators paid off. Content strategy, design, user research, implementation, usability testing and migration have brought this project to life.


Pages include code 'call-outs' for point-version specific information or warnings.

Thanks to the collaborators: 46 have signed up to be guide maintainers, the Documentation Working Group members (batigolix, LeeHunter, ifrik, eojthebrave), to tvn, and the many community members who write the docs!

Enabling Drupal contribution everywhere

Helping contributors is what we do best. Here are some recent highlights from the work we're doing to help the community:

Our project to help contributors currently in development is revamping the project applications process. More on this soon on our blog.

When a community need doesn't match our roadmap

We have a process for prioritizing community initiatives so we can still help contributors. Thanks to volunteers who have proposed and helped work on initiatives recently, we've supported the launch of the Drupal 8 User guide and the ongoing effort to bring Dreditor features into Drupal.org itself.  

Thanks to the collaborators: jhodgdon, eojthebrave, and the contributors to the user guide. Thanks also to markcarver for the Dreditor effort.

How to stay informed and support our work.

The change list and the Drupal.org roadmap help you to see what the board and staff have prioritized out of the many needs of the community.

You can help sustain the work of the Drupal Association by joining as a member. Thank you!

The Art of Rachel Frick

Blender 3D News - Thu, 02/23/2017 - 08:49

The realism in Rachel Frick's work blows my mind!

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Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

How to make a rig that reacts to gravity

Blender 3D News - Thu, 02/23/2017 - 06:56

alimayo writes: This tutorial shows how to build a rig that reacts to gravity: How to make a four vertices object with cloth physics applied to it. How to attach empties to vertices object with cloth physics on it. How to bring in armature bones with Inverse kinematics with empties as targets. How to attach [...]

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Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

How to model mini speakers in Blender

Blender 3D News - Thu, 02/23/2017 - 02:19

JoshuaAutumn writes: Nothing really necessary for everyone to know, but if you're interested any type of office scene, or maybe even a recording studio, this tutorial could be of good interest or use for you. This is a 5 minute tutorial showing you how to model a mini speaker in Blender with easy understanding and [...]

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Image: Project Advisor

Blender 3D News - Thu, 02/23/2017 - 00:28

1D_Inc writes: An awesome Blender hardsurface model with incredible detalization and delicious visualisation in Cycles render engine by Eugene Sergienko! Hardsurface technique provided by Hardops, 21k HDRI background was used to create those images.

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