2D & 3D Animation

Fiat 500 - Super fast "ARC reactor" car

Blender 3D News - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 05:56
Sottozen is supercharging a Fiat (they're Italians, after all ;-) Hey guys.. many thanks to all of you :) our channel has just reached and exceeded 100 subscribers. I know that's not a big deal but for us it's a good starting point and means a lot, so many thanks to all our followers! We [...]
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BakeTool 1.3 Major Update

Blender 3D News - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 03:45
BakeTool has just had a big upgrade - see the video inside for full details. Cogumelo Softworks writes: Hi! BakeTool 1.3 is Released! We want to say thanks for all users that support us with feedback and reports during the last months, this is our major release since the version 1.0 and implements a lot [...]
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Fuzz Animation Showreel

Blender 3D News - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 01:53
This reel is gorgeous! Nathan writes: The Fuzz Animation Showreel has arrived! This is the hard work of several talented Blender artists - Blender is used for all animation and rendering (BI). I direct these projects for clients and work with talent across the globe as I'm currently a working animator in the animation industry. [...]
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Image: Ampersand

Blender 3D News - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 07:05
Sebastian Murrer presents his studies on the ampersand sign. This ampersand is one of a series. as a communication design student I like to play with the form of typography. Especially the ampersand sign. Empersands are very neutral. They connects words and are more a symbol than a type-character. By taking the basic form and [...]
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Create a Nature Render in 10 Steps

Blender 3D News - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 04:50
Gleb's latest tutorial teaches you techniques to quickly create convincing nature scenes. writes: Does this sound familiar: you desperately want to create nature scene for your portfolio, but don’t know where to start? In this tutorial which we will go through creating a nature render in Blender, step by step. Actually, it will take us [...]
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Promo video for 'Sundown'

Blender 3D News - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 02:40
This new work by William Reynish has a fantastic animation style, New promo video for the band Vampire Blow, modelled and built with plasticine, and animated in Blender.All the models, sets and lights were set up with real miniatures. These were photographed and then mapped onto 3d surfaces. Here are some behind the scenes photos:
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How to create a Particle Based Audio Visualizer

Blender 3D News - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 00:30
Nadeox1 writes: Hello, my nick is Nadeox1. I've been a Blender user for 6 years or so. I started to use it for game modding, then expanded my usage of it to videos and others. During my learning process, I've always had difficulty to find some good tutorials on Audio Visualizers, and the ones that [...]
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Blender 2.74 RC 2 Available

Blender 3D News - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 15:08
The second release candidate for Blender 2.74 is now available for testing! Ton Roosendaal writes: The second release candidate for the 2.74 version of Blender has been released now. Keep testing and find us bugs! And check the release log in progress!
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Download: Cycles Procedural Dust Material

Blender 3D News - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 11:25
Micah Denn writes: I made a quick little shader group which is really handy to add procedural dust to the top of objects in cycles.
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A Recipe for Precisely Clamping Your Render

Blender 3D News - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 09:10
HJ Hornbeck dives into Cycles and researches the way clamping works. It's a great read if you're looking to better understand some principles behind the Cycles renderer. HJ Hornbeck writes: The Clamp Direct and Clamp Indirect values have been haunting me for the last few weeks. Nothing I've seen on the web gave a good [...]
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Architectural Visualization: Modeling the Barcelona Chair

Blender 3D News - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 07:00
Learn how to model the famous Barcelona Chair in this new video tutorial by CG Masters. Aidy Burrows writes: Welcoming Guilherme to the CG Masters team he'll be starting us off with an architectural visualization modeling tutorial - The Barcelona Chair. We'll be covering... All the modeling steps What to do before even starting to [...]
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Create Olaf the Snowman from Frozen in Blender!

Blender 3D News - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 04:50
Steve Lund (CG Geek) presents a three-part modeling tutorial. Re-create Olaf the Snowman from Frozen in Blender with this new 3-part tutorial series! This course covers Modeling, UV unwrapping, Texturing, and Rendering! Find all three parts on the playlist below:
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The Cycles Encyclopedia v1.2

Blender 3D News - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 02:40
BlenderDiplom presents the new version of their Cycles Encyclopedia. Don't confuse it with Greg Zaal's Encycopedia - this is a more in-depth, paid e-book. Gottfried Hofmann writes: Version 1.2 of the Cycles Encyclopedia has finally been released. Since v1.0 the book got more than 30% new content, covering every aspect of Cycles in even more detail. [...]
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Gooseberry Weekly #30: March 13, 2015

Blender 3D News - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 00:30
Join the Gooseberry team for their latest project update. Elysia writes: We had a Friday the 13th for the second month in a row, but the Gooseberry project team was feeling lucky. (Or happy, at least!) Watch the weekly livecast and scroll through the highlights below to find out why!
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New "Deadstar" Short Film

Blender 3D News - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 14:30
Brandon Wright writes: A short animation about being different and overcoming or "surpassing" inner weakness
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Survival Game Development (BGE)

Blender 3D News - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 12:10
This game development project by Blenderrendersky is already showing some features that I haven't seen in Blender game projects before. I'll be following this one closely! Blenderrendersky writes: Hey, this is my big game project I´m dedicating all my freetime to. It´s going along well, so I hope I can really create something big out [...]
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Blender Character Creation Series

Blender 3D News - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 09:50
Darrin Lile presents his extensive series of very well produced videotutorials on character modeling and animation. Darrin Lile writes: The Blender Character Creation series on Youtube contains more than 30 videos covering how to model, UV map, texture paint, rig, and animate a 3D character in Blender. You can download the reference images and follow [...]
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Review: Animation Nodes Addon

Blender 3D News - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 07:40
Nicolas Priniotakis has written a monster review of the freely available Animation Nodes Addon and finds it seriously powerful and addictive. Thanks for such a wonderfully in-depth article Nicolas, it's the longest article on BlenderNation EVER! Introduction For a long time the exclusive domain of pythonists, Parametric Animation is now accessible to anyone in the form of [...]
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AsyncIO inside Blender

Blender 3D News - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 05:30
Andreas Klostermann demonstrates how to create threaded networking connectivity in Blender. My favorite feature: he's pulling BlenderNation headlines into Blender and shows them in 3D. I wouldn't mind having a fancy version of that as my startup .blend! %^) Anyone? Andreas Klostermann writes: Up to now, network programming in blender has been a nightmare and [...]
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Blender Sighting (...kinda) on CBS' "The Good Wife"

Blender 3D News - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 03:15
I've received several reports of a Blender-like appearance on 'The Good Wife' this week. Nick Vasquez writes: Hello Everyone, Last night on an the latest episode of "The Good Wife" appropriately named "open source". (...Yes I watch the good wife :0) They appeared to use what I believe was a re-branded version of blender in [...]
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