2D & 3D Animation

Open-Source Smoke FX Tutorial

Blender 3D News - Tue, 07/19/2016 - 06:10

BlackhartFilms writes: Big channels like Freddiew, WrenTheReaper, and Corridor Digital have created short films for YouTube with amazing VFX. One of my all time favourite effects was the Harry Potter deatheater smoke Apparition; but these big channels have always used the expensive FumeFX plugin for 3DS Max and Maya in order to accomplish the effect. [...]

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Image: Dessert

Blender 3D News - Tue, 07/19/2016 - 02:05

Jean-Marie Rudent's Dessert looks delicious. Super nice work on the shaders!

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Blender 4 Girls Summer camp event

Blender 3D News - Tue, 07/19/2016 - 00:00

mdewanchand writes: Thursday 21st of July there will be another Blender summer camp event for girls. Join us @The Oerknal, Science Park Amsterdam. The Blender workshop are starting at 13:00. Hope to see you there!

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The Deserters by Julian Santiago

Blender 3D News - Mon, 07/18/2016 - 05:10

Take your time, look at all the superb renders Julian created. When a still image calls out to your curiosity, you know it has soul. They look like stills from a short film, each filled with a story to tell. Link  

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Short Film: Before It's Too Late

Blender 3D News - Mon, 07/18/2016 - 00:00

Sebastian Zapata writes: Hi there! I wanted to share this short film I made with Blender and also an article and breakdown showing some tips about lighting and rendering. There are also more shots in the link. Cheers! Seb.

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Blender developers meeting notes - July 17th 2016

Blender 3D News - Sun, 07/17/2016 - 11:00

Here are the notes from today's meeting in irc.freenode.net #blendercoders. 1) Planning for next release Proposal: target on end of August for the 2.78 RC. Planning and release targets were updated here in wiki. Brecht van Lommel will check status of Microdisplacement with Mai Lavelle. It is still a candidate but it's tight. We need [...]

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Pokemon! by Igortnt

Blender 3D News - Sun, 07/17/2016 - 00:00

Gotta catch 'em all! With all the hype of Pokémon Go and the endless hilarious jokes going on the net, this poké ball render caught my interest instantly! Not to say the render itself isn't impressive, I absolutely love the metallic look and the powerful reds present in the image. Link

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Magnum Like Ice Cream by Szymon Styrczula

Blender 3D News - Sat, 07/16/2016 - 11:30

Ever since I came back from the hot summer of Barcelona I've been craving ice cream, and this render made my cravings even worse! Delicious looking render. Link

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Corbel

Blender 3D News - Sat, 07/16/2016 - 04:10

Roman Chumak writes: Hi! Here's a model I made for production of an actual object using CNC.. Here are some tips related to this model: I made the floral part as a relief on flat surface, then bent it with curve from profile, then extruded back and these vertices shrinkwraped to a plane.. And the [...]

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Tutorial: Space

Blender 3D News - Sat, 07/16/2016 - 00:00

BlendMaster writes: Hey Everyone! In this video, we will go over how to create a cool space image inside of Blender. Keep in mind that we are not creating a 3D environment. We are simply creating a 2D image of space, utilizing the compositor to put everything together. Following these steps, you will be able [...]

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Entering vacation mode

Blender 3D News - Fri, 07/15/2016 - 23:00

Hey folks! It's time for me to unwind a little and I'm on my way to the lovely Drôme region in France for 3 weeks of vacation. News will continue, albeit probably in a somewhat lower frequency. Enjoy the summer!

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Python workshop for High School Students with Blender

Blender 3D News - Fri, 07/15/2016 - 09:23

mdewanchand writes: The PyLadies Bangalore are organising a Python Programming workshop for high school students. In this workshop the students will be using Blender to for learning Python, using the PyMove3D tutorial. See our website for the tutorial.

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Blender Meetup in London, July 29

Blender 3D News - Fri, 07/15/2016 - 08:20

Alex Saplacan writes: Coming up by the end of the month another Blender Meetup in London. Join us for meeting other Blender users, learn or share your experience. One presentation confirmed, Jonathan Lax from Gecko Animation studios will talk about product visualisation, more about his work here. We have also a contest running so is [...]

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Blender Cloud adds Image Sharing

Blender 3D News - Thu, 07/14/2016 - 07:57

The Blender Cloud has aded another service: easy image sharing from inside Blender. Francesco Siddi writes: A week ago we introduced Blender Sync. Since then, hundreds of Blender users have started taking advantage of the new synchronization functionality. Today we are introducing a new feature, exclusive for Blender Cloud subscribers: Image Sharing. When you are [...]

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[Blender Market] SP2Blend: Substance Painter Shader now on BlenderMarket

Blender 3D News - Thu, 07/14/2016 - 05:18

BlenderBrit's new SP2Blend allows you to load in Substance Painter textures and connect them to his Substance Painter shader. This is very exciting as it's the first real 'bridge' between Substance Painter and Blender! Hi Guys, Took a break from the free tutorials and tools to develop this solution for using Substance Painter with Blender. [...]

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How to make Curly Hair in Blender!

Blender 3D News - Thu, 07/14/2016 - 02:10

Addicted to CG writes: In this tutorial I will be going over on how to make curly hair in Blender 2.77 using the curl option at the particle system children settings. I will be going over every parameter that you can adjust and I will be explaining what it does. At the end of the [...]

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"Movie Scene Creation in Blender 3D" for free!

Blender 3D News - Thu, 07/14/2016 - 00:00

Zacharias Reinhardt writes: Hi everyone! We've stared to publish the first videos of our latest video training "Movie Scene Creation in Blender 3D" freely on YouTube. We'll publish 23 video tutorials, one video per week. It will be uploaded in two languages, English and German. If you don't want to wait, you can also buy [...]

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New 'Pixar in a Box' lessons: Special Effects

Blender 3D News - Wed, 07/13/2016 - 13:57

Pixar have extended their brilliant entry-level series with a new chapter.: learn how they approach their special effects! I personally especially enjoy seeing the artists behind their productions talk about their work and see their passion shine through. Did you know the water in “Finding Dory” was created out of millions of tiny particles? Learn [...]

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Interview: Dreamwalker

Blender 3D News - Wed, 07/13/2016 - 08:20

David Fenner's 'Dreamwalker' is a game tells about reconstructed memories. It makes heavy use of 3D scanning to create eerily realistic, yes slightly glitchy scenes - a perfect match for the theme. I talked to David about his project. Hi David, can you tell us a bit about yourself? From a social point of view, I [...]

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Ink Drop Effect

Blender 3D News - Wed, 07/13/2016 - 02:05

Darkfall writes: In this Tutorial we create a better Ink Drop Effect in Blender. You can have an Image appear out of thin air or appear, as the Ink Drop Effect hits the page. Also you can add a movie clip instead of an Image and make your text move like in the previous tutorial [...]

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