2D & 3D Animation

Shapeshift PRO Release [$]

Blender 3D News - Tue, 01/10/2017 - 05:10

The Shapeshift add-on helps create dynamic mesh deformations. AFX writes: Shapeshift was developed to make mesh deformation more dynamic and user friendly. When using the add-on, you're provided with two deformation systems: Dynamic Lattice & Surface-Deformation Constraints I noticed how tedious it can be deforming your objects using a Lattice. Having to go back to [...]

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HTC Vive VR Game Using Blender

Blender 3D News - Tue, 01/10/2017 - 03:05

This is the first Blender project for the HTC Vive that I've heard of. oraclefish writes: I just released my first HTC Vive game, Punch Bomb! (available now on Steam Early Access) Punch Bomb is a virtual reality arcade game about punching things! In Classic Mode, punch the bombs away before they explode while racking [...]

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Animation exercise - Vincent run, jump and ...

Blender 3D News - Tue, 01/10/2017 - 00:16

Łukasz Dyńda makes bad things happen to poor Vincent... Short animation exercise using rig Vincent

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Rig a character with Blender

Blender 3D News - Mon, 01/09/2017 - 10:32

jayanam writes: In this tutorial I show how to rig a character the simple way by parenting with automatic weights.

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My favourite Blender Art on Sketchfab: 2017, week 2

Blender 3D News - Mon, 01/09/2017 - 02:05

Here's my latest overview of the best Blender work on Sketchfab this week. And remember: add the #Blender tag if you want me to find your work! TINTIN Explorers on the Moon by twitte_king on Sketchfab Antilope scene by cordy on Sketchfab Pixar Luxo Junior animation study by twitte_king on Sketchfab SHIROMUKU by SearKitchen on [...]

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Filmic Color Management: How it Works

Blender 3D News - Sun, 01/08/2017 - 23:55

Jonathan Lampel takes a look at Filmic and explains the basics of color management. pavla writes: Filmic is an optional color configuration for intermediate to advanced imagers using Blender’s Cycles raytracing engine. It adds a closer-to-photorealistic view transform for your renders. For imagers working with non-photorealistic rendering, it also will bring significant dynamic range and [...]

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Blender Developers meeting notes, January 8, 2017

Blender 3D News - Sun, 01/08/2017 - 11:30

Here are the notes from today's 15h UTC meeting in irc.freenode.net #blendercoders. 1) Blender 2.8 project Nothing to add for the meeting this week. 2) Blender 2.79 and other projects Antonio Vazquez would like a formal decision about how to use Palettes in Blender. He will mail this list the details. The target list in [...]

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6 ways to reduce the file size of a game

Blender 3D News - Sun, 01/08/2017 - 09:20

Thatimst3r writes: Lots of people complain about large download sizes, however you can easily fix this with a few simple and easy tricks that can greatly decrease the file size of your game! Enjoy!

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Image: Wood Plane

Blender 3D News - Sun, 01/08/2017 - 07:10

Tamarin did a fantastic job on this wood plane model. I just finished a low poly model of a wood plane. The model is 2981 triangles and has a 1024x1024 set of textures. I set it up to render in Sketchfab. Most of the work was done in Blender with map baking done in Handplane [...]

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Architectural Visualization in The Blender Game Engine

Blender 3D News - Sun, 01/08/2017 - 04:51

Wayward Art Company writes: Hello Everyone! This is the first in a series of tutorials on using Blender's Game Engine for more practical reasons, such as Interior Design and Architectural Visualization. In this video, I'll go over my work flow for creating an environment. Cheers!

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HDRI Lighting Shortcut - New release

Blender 3D News - Sun, 01/08/2017 - 02:49

The new release of the HDRI Lighting Shortcut add-on is out! What is it ? This add-on offers a one click solution for setting up an HDRI lighting. It gives also access to settings like : the visibility of the HDRI background image the ambient light strength the main light (direct light) strength the horizontal alignment [...]

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Blender animation to Unity mecanim

Blender 3D News - Sat, 01/07/2017 - 11:55

jayanam writes: In this tutorial I create an animation with Blender 2.78 and the Action editor, then I export it as fbx and use it in a Unity 5 mecanim animation controller for my game Erwin's Timewarp.

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Farai Alec: 2016 animation Showcase

Blender 3D News - Sat, 01/07/2017 - 10:47

AlecFarai writes: Here is a showcase of the animations that I made from last year 2016. Mostly animated with blender3d. the characters Ive downloaded from various websites. mainly Blendswap & Blendernation. They were all free to use. some of them a few blender Animators will recognize like Sintel character. Will be making more animations on [...]

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Comprehensive Tutorial for the Molecular Addon

Blender 3D News - Sat, 01/07/2017 - 04:10

Moby Motion dives into physics again with this tutorial for the Molecular add-on. Following up on his introduction last December, this one is much more comprehensive. I've made another physics simulation overview, this time for the Molecular addon script in Blender. Let me know what other comprehensive guides you'd like to see, ideally in the [...]

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Blender basic course in Italian

Blender 3D News - Sat, 01/07/2017 - 02:05

Blenderclick presents an extensive, 36 part introduction course to Blender - in Italian. Iarrived at the 36th lesson the basic course of Blender in Italian language, edited by Francesco Andresciani (BFCT). A series of free lessons that allow those who start from scratch to follow more advanced tutorials. You can find the introduction to the [...]

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The Art of Matthijs De Rijk

Blender 3D News - Sat, 01/07/2017 - 00:11

Dutch Blender artist Matthijs De Rijk does historical reconstruction in 3D. Enjoy his work!

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Reel: Ivaylo Gogov 2016

Blender 3D News - Fri, 01/06/2017 - 12:30

Beautiful commercial work by Ivaylo Gogov! Hello Bart and the BlenderNation Team, happy new 2017-th! I wish you all the best. Finally, I've got some free time to make my Showreel with some selected projects from past 2016-th year. In this reel, I included some commercial and personal projects. For all those projects I used [...]

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Curves at MinnBug: January 8, Minnesota

Blender 3D News - Fri, 01/06/2017 - 10:25

Paul Eckhardt writes: Our next meeting will be held on Sunday, January 8th, from 1:00 to 4:00pm, at the University of Minnesota, Keller Hall, 1-260. Ever heard of Blender 2D? Beziers, Nurbs & Paths editing are a breeze with Blender's toolset. You can also use them to quickly build 3D geometry, such as a new [...]

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Blender tips: 27 ways to upgrade your workflow

Blender 3D News - Fri, 01/06/2017 - 08:56

How many are you using? carrie.mok writes: On 3Dartistonline.com, Paul Champion spoke to 10 Blender pros about how to achieve a bespoke and efficient workflow with top tips including how to use scripts, add-ons and more.

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Tutorial: Non Photo realistic Render for Cycles

Blender 3D News - Fri, 01/06/2017 - 04:10

Here's a quick tutorial by agurex7 on setting up and rendering an NPR character. I like the mix of time lapse with commentary! This is a timelapse of my NPR Cycles Rendering process.

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