2D & 3D Animation

Benchmarking "Disney" Principled BSDF

Blender 3D News - Thu, 04/20/2017 - 12:30

BlackhartFilms takes a hard look at the new 'Principled BSDF' PBR shader node that will be included in Blender 2.79. 2.79 is shaping up to be an exciting update, including proper Shadow Catchers, Persistent Data to massively speed up animation renders, but arguably most exciting is the new Principled BSDF shader, based on Disneys Pixar [...]

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Capstone City

Blender 3D News - Thu, 04/20/2017 - 10:25

This is one incredible render by Tomasz Artur Bolek. A unique render style in the age of saturated artists online is definitely worth being recognized. I can definitely see this style with many different cities, and famous monuments. What do you guys think of this render style? Artstation Link

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Continental uses Blender and Blend4Web for E-Learning

Blender 3D News - Thu, 04/20/2017 - 08:20

Blend4Web write about another high-profile project that uses their web publishing engine. Hi @all! Once again, Blender and Blend4Web became weapons of choice for a serious company. Here is how Continental, a leading German automotive manufacturer, uses our favorite tools for e-learning.

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Yan's Daily Tips #106 - Sculpting Hair Quick Tip - Blender Tutorial

Blender 3D News - Thu, 04/20/2017 - 06:15

Yanal Sosak writes: Here is a quick look on one of the bonus contents you will get with the upcoming sculpting course. I talk about how to go on about sculpting hair in Blender.

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Intro to Normal Map Modeling for Games [$]

Blender 3D News - Thu, 04/20/2017 - 04:10

CG Cookie has published a new learning track on normal map modeling, a common technique for game developers to help optimize performance while still keeping the suggestion of a lot of detail in their models. pavla writes: Should you model for quality or performance? The answer is a balance of both! Normal mapping is a [...]

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Image: Bacon

Blender 3D News - Thu, 04/20/2017 - 02:05

This is for all the Bacon lovers out there, done in Blender. I do enjoy food renders, there should be more of those :)! Joakim Tornhill: My daughter loved bacon and when I asked her what to do in Blender, it was just "Bacon, bacon, bacon". Well, then I just had to try to do [...]

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Tutorial: Ink Dropping in Water Simulation

Blender 3D News - Thu, 04/20/2017 - 00:24

Gabz writes: In this blender tutorial, of the Animation & Physics series, we see how to create a drop of ink in the water. We use the smoke system that blender provides to create this beautiful ink effect. Thanks!

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E-Book: Substance Painter for Blender Users

Blender 3D News - Wed, 04/19/2017 - 12:30

Toudou writes: Hi, This is Toudou. I have recently released e-book titled "Substance Painter for Blender Users". This book explains effectively how to use Substance Painter, what we need for collaboration between Blender and the Substance Painter and how to use textures created by the Substance Painter in the Blender. You can learn how to [...]

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Fallout Universe Lootroom

Blender 3D News - Wed, 04/19/2017 - 10:25

Tommy Scheumann creates this amazing render which he originally made in 2013. He gave it a complete makeover with his current skills, and the result is killer. You can spend a long time looking at all the details and objects in the room. My favorite is the "Build Mass with SASS" poster, what interesting things [...]

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BlenderNation Exclusive Interview - Nita Ravalji On Moana

Blender 3D News - Wed, 04/19/2017 - 06:15

Nita has been creating the most adorable renders for a while now, and just recently she made Moana after watching the movie. This render has been everywhere! Facebook, Artstation, Instagram, Twitter, you name it. After sharing her work here, I asked if you guys were interested in an interview. You guys were, so here comes [...]

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Lightsaber Effect [$]

Blender 3D News - Wed, 04/19/2017 - 02:05

Dulana57 writes: A Lightsaber Node Group for Blender (Works in both Cycles and Internal) It has Accurate Lightsaber Motion Blur, an Accurate Recreation of the Most Recent Star Wars Film, and it is Very Customisable. Overview: Tutorial:

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Brent Patterson: Animations & Studies Reel

Blender 3D News - Wed, 04/19/2017 - 00:10

I love the short 'studies' in the reel by Brent Patterson. Hello, I'd like to share this montage of various experimental animations I've made in Blender over the past couple of years. I hope you enjoy!

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Weekly Blender Developers meeting notes - April 16, 2017

Blender 3D News - Tue, 04/18/2017 - 13:00

Here are the notes from today's 14 UTC meeting in irc.freenode.net #blendercoders. Ton Roosendaal writes: (We kept it short, Easter Sunday). 1) Blender 2.79 targets See the targets list. Still need to get reviews done... everyone's very busy with other tasks too. So, next week another attempt to freeze the targets for 2.79! 2) Blender [...]

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Music - Animation Video

Blender 3D News - Tue, 04/18/2017 - 10:25

Second place winner Lukas Fischer made this awesome animation for the Weekly CG Challenge #97. What do you guys think of it?

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ESA's Space Debris Movie 2017 (made with Blender/Cycles)

Blender 3D News - Tue, 04/18/2017 - 08:49

ONiRiXEL just completed a project for the European Space Agency in Blender! The European Space Agency (ESA) entrusted to the french 3D animation studio ONiRiXEL the creation of the new Space Debris Movie 2017, in collaboration with the french consulting startup ID&SENSE and the Information Systems Department of the C-S Group. This short film premiered [...]

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Blender Optical Flare Add-on for Blender VSE

Blender 3D News - Tue, 04/18/2017 - 05:40

cgvirus writes: Hey Folks! I am developing a optical flare engine addon for Blender VSE for my studio. Our team feels Optical Flare should be a post process so here it is. It's now in beta stage. I will experiment with it in real time productions and refine it further more. You are welcome to [...]

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Flickering Light Box Animation Tutorial

Blender 3D News - Tue, 04/18/2017 - 03:35

Denzyl writes: Blender and cycles is extremely powerful and the use of nodes can be extremely flexible when creating animated material FX, This is a fun and easy effect to get in cycles, This effect is not just good or light boxes but also things like flickering street lights and Twinkling Christmas Lights. Got any [...]

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Rhino Snail

Blender 3D News - Tue, 04/18/2017 - 00:57

Dani Canovas creates this beautiful vibrant render. The colors, the amazing character design, this is top notch artwork! By the way, am I the only one finding this rhino snail looking cool as hell "inserts sunglasses dude emoticon"!? Artstation Link

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How to use the New Blender Shadow Catcher

Blender 3D News - Mon, 04/17/2017 - 10:25

Jayanam gives a quick walkthrough of how to use the new Shadow Catcher option for image composition. This is a tutorial about the Blender shadow catcher, a feature for compositing that is currently available in the latest build of Blender 2.78c.

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BlenderNation Exclusive Interview - Sergio Raposo Fernández

Blender 3D News - Mon, 04/17/2017 - 08:25

Sergio has created many amazing stylized and cartoony renders using mostly Blender. His unique style and fun artworks were crying out for an interview here in BlenderNation, so here goes! Give us an introduction, who are you, how old are you, what do you do, where do you do it? I am Sergio Raposo Fernández. [...]

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