2D & 3D Animation

Blender Market: Blender Conference Sale

Blender 3D News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 03:54
Many products on the Blender Market are on sale this weekend to celebrate the Blender Conference. Discounts range from 20% to 50%, so if you're considering to buy one of these, now's the time! Armchairs set - 40% off High quality set of armchairs. They are great for creating photorealistic architectural visualisation. Models are optimized [...]
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Blender 2.72b bug fix release

Blender 3D News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 00:45
The Blender Foundation has released a second bug fix version of Blender 2.72. Check out the changes here, and download the new version.
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Reel: Kampoong Monster Studios

Blender 3D News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 23:42
Kampoong Monster Studios show their most recent work. Hi, We're Small Blender Studio from Indonesia. Here's our Blender Demoreel for 2014. We've done several projects and some are still ongoing. In this video, we featured : Jokowi Creative Campaign Gooseberry Teaser Pitung Nextgen Vienetta Negeri Terakhir (Rise of Nuswantara) For those project, Blender was used [...]
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Blender Market - Book Wizard Covers Generator

Blender 3D News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 07:50
This Blender add-on by Lele Da Revine will generate customized collections of books for your architecture scenes. Book Wizard is an add-on for Blender that allows you to generate random covers for your books according to your settings and needs. It allows you to create covers for entire libraries with a single click, by defining [...]
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Reel: Luciano Muñoz

Blender 3D News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 06:15
Luciano's reel contains a mix of Blender and Maya - read on for a list of the shots to see which tool he used for each one. 00:00 - Title Card - After Effects 00:03 - Personal project - Blender 00:07 - Commercial - Maya 00:10 - Commercial - Maya 00:16 - Commercial - Maya [...]
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11 Useful Blender Tricks You May Not Know

Blender 3D News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 03:25
Remnant wrote an article on Blender Guru with some (hidden?) Blender gems. Reynante M. Martinez writes: Hi, Blenderheads! We recently published an article in Blender Guru that I wrote concerning some of the useful tricks in Blender that you may not know or haven't used before. Have fun and hope you learn something from it! [...]
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Monkaa

Blender 3D News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 01:30
Monkaa is a blue furred, pink faced monkey who consumes a crystallized meteorite, making Monkaa invincibly strong and too hot to handle. Exploring his superpower Monkaa zooms into an unexplored universe. Monkaa has been made by the new Mumbai studio Weybec. It is a 5 minutes short animated movie, entirely made with Blender and GIMP [...]
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Fear

Blender 3D News - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 23:00
A new delicate nature scene by Reynante. Reynante M. Martinez writes: Inspired by a spontaneous idea that thoughtfully made its way into my consciousness on a random day. Thanks for viewing! :) - Reyn
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Interlocking Stars

Blender 3D News - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 08:18
Awesome mathematical art by asopticom, found on deviantARt.
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Big Buck Bunny sighting in a virtual theater

Blender 3D News - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 05:50
With the new ‘Cineveo’ VR Movie Theater for the Oculus Rift, you can watch movies in VR. Like Big Buck Bunny! Cineveo is a virtual reality movie theater for the Oculus Rift DK1 and DK2 that allows users to watch existing 2D and 3D media. The software has been recently updated to version 0.9.5 which adds [...]
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Visualization of a hydrodynamic fish lift

Blender 3D News - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 03:15
How does a 'fish lift' work? This technical animation (which makes nice use of Blender's physics) tells you how! The video is for a crowdfunding campaign which has already been 500% funded, impressive! Wolfgang Rechberger writes: For a crowdfunding promo video we where proud to produce a short sequence which demonstrates the functionality of the [...]
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Yummy Mummy

Blender 3D News - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 01:30
Nita posted a 'Yummy Mummy' made of delicious translucent spaghetti, and oozing red sauce. She even shares the .blend files of this scene! Here it is yummy mummy . cooked with Cycles. I used toon eyes of tynaud from Blend Swap.
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Interview: Ken Museth from DreamWorks on OpenVDB

Blender 3D News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 23:02
What is OpenVDB? Read more about it in this interview on BlenderDiplom. Gottfried Hofmann writes: "[...] we would also love to see Blender pick it up. Those are the main two third party projects where we would like to see adoption of OpenVDB." OpenVDB is a great format for storing and processing volume data. It [...]
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Blender in Science: Parametric Anatomical Modeling

Blender 3D News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 13:00
Martin Pyka uses Blender in neuroscience research to visualize brain structures. A Blender add-on transforms his raw anatomical data into layers that can then be easily manipulated and displayed. I work as a computational neuroscientist at the Ruhr-University of Bochum, Germany, and Blender has become an important tool for our research. We study the hippocampus [...]
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Weekend Contest Winner: Forest scene

Blender 3D News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 11:48
The submissions for our weekend contest, 'Golden days', were wonderful! Filled with warm yellow autumn colors and soft nature scenes. Awesome work everyone! Michael Vorberg's forest scene was the clear winner this time (after correcting for anonymous votes - those don't count anymore). Congrats Michael! You get to pick the theme for next weekend. Please [...]
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Self Portrait: Glumais

Blender 3D News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 08:58
Blender artist Glumais created this self portrait.
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The giant

Blender 3D News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 02:15
A great character sculpt by William. After seeing the concept art and the tutorial on Sculpt cookie, I decided to sculpt my own stylize creature bust-The giant is really inspired by the concept made by Adam Sacco- Sculpt was made in zbrush but the rendering, UV, lighs, compositing, fur (…) were all made in blender [...]
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Tutorial: how to create citrus fruit in Blender

Blender 3D News - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 23:30
This new tutorial by Addicted to CG shows us how to create an orange and a lemon, and slice them as well! Addicted to CG writes: In this tutorial you will learn how to make an orange in blener 2.72! The good thing about this technique is the fact that makes it so flexible so that [...]
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Okami Amaterasu

Blender 3D News - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 12:50
A great image and it's time lapse by Jonathan Esquivel. Here's another sculpt practice, this time a fan-art of Okami Amaterasu. Everything's done within Blender and final color correction and background editing in Gimp. Here's the timelapse of the process too: This is the second sculpt time-lapse I've done, the last one was Courage: If you [...]
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[non-Blender]: Disney rendered its new animated film on a 55,000-core supercomputer

Blender 3D News - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 06:05
Engadget talks to the team behind Disney's new movie, 'Big Hero 6'. Disney's upcoming animated film Big Hero 6, about a boy and his soft robot (and a gang of super-powered friends), is perhaps the largest big-budget mash-up you'll ever see. Every aspect of the film's production represents a virtual collision of worlds. The story, [...]
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