2D & 3D Animation

VFX on Phoenix 9 made with Blender

Blender 3D News - Sat, 11/15/2014 - 06:05
Alexander Weide talks about the VFX work he did on the short Scifi film 'Phoenix 9'. Check out the Short Movie Phoenix 9. I was part of the VFX Team and i believe we all done a good job. It was hard to accomplish the vfx, because of budget and time, but i think we [...]
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Blender 3D News - Sat, 11/15/2014 - 04:27
By Frederik Storm Krang has always ben a favorite of mine, so I took a stap at him. Really fun to do! I hope to do the turtles as well.
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The Magnadude [violence]

Blender 3D News - Sat, 11/15/2014 - 02:02
An awesome short clip by avemagnadude, made in only three days! Here's a short animation I made in 3 days. I realized I haven't posted anything for quite a while now... Anyway, I took some time away from work, and now I've got something to show. Hope you like it!
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Blender Git Versioning Addon

Blender 3D News - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 22:56
Yesterday I posted a story about a Tortoise SVN add-on for Blender. Today, you can also integrate git in Blender. Martin Felke writes: I have created a simple addon for basic git versioning support. That means you can commit and checkout blend versions from within blender. You also can view a brief history of the [...]
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Weekend Contest: Awesome 3D Animated Films

Blender 3D News - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 12:48
Joas won the last weekend contest with his image ‘Moment of Truth’. He selected ‘Awesome 3D Animated Films’ as our new topic. Joas writes: I think it is safe to say that - at least for many of us Blenderheads - 3D animated films are a great source of inspiration. For me, Pixar is one [...]
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Free Tortoise SVN addon

Blender 3D News - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 07:30
The team of the crowd-funded open movie ‘9 chemin des gauchoirs’ is offering one of their production tools for download: an integration with the popular Windows SVN client ‘Tortoise’. Hello there! This is a blender addon I created for “9 chemin des gauchoirs”. We use Tortoise SVN for this production, and we often need to [...]
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Material download: Procedural fabric

Blender 3D News - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 06:05
Manuel shares a nice procedural normal map for fabric effects. Manuel writes: Hey there, I created a free nodegroup for a Procedural Fabric Normal Map. It is created without using OSL and the instructions are included with the file.
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Reel: DAGA media Animación

Blender 3D News - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 03:55
This is a rather unconventional reel format, but I have to say I like how they included shots of the artists and the studio environment. Diego Yaya writes: I would like to share with you for a while now we are working with Blender, we decided to create a studio in Colombia using Blender as [...]
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Procedural Texturing Tutorial: Create Rocks in Blender

Blender 3D News - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 01:25
By Kenan Proffitt. In this Blender Tutorial, I show how to use procedural texturing and dirty vertex painting texture rocks in a realistic way.
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The Story of the Croissant

Blender 3D News - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 23:14
It's time for a little education here on BlenderNation - here's the history of the croissant. Fernando García "Fegrodz" writes: Hello! This is a little animation that I made entirely in Blender, as part of a cultural Festival at "Centro de Enseñanza de Lenguas Extranjeras" (CELE) UNAM, Mexico City. The animation, (which by the way [...]
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BlackBoard Showreel

Blender 3D News - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 14:05
Blackboard is sharing their very nice and professional work made in Blender. Noam writes: Hello Guys. We are very happy and proud to present the 2014 showreel all of the 3D was created using Blender. Our team flew to Amsterdam last week and attended the Blender institute weekly. It was great fun! Ton and all [...]
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Blender & Corona Renderer Tutorial

Blender 3D News - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 12:01
Chocofur introduces us to Corona renderer, which is currently available as a free alpha test. The tutorial covers everything from background to installation, setting up your materials and the actual rendering process. Hello, Blenderheads!Some of you may know Corona Renderer already - it's available for Blender in Standalone version. I've decided to give it a [...]
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Blender Market: Asset Sketcher 0.3

Blender 3D News - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 09:15
Asset Sketcher allows you to 'draw' assets into scenes with ease. The latest update adds support for grid-based object placing, better selection and more. Want to create scenes with lots of details, quickly? Then this will be the perfect add-on for you. Asset Sketcher lets you populate your scenes very quickly. With a variety of [...]
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Dead hot dog

Blender 3D News - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 07:45
By gabrielmda. This is my last job, I really liked to do because I had to do different things like the logo "dead hot dog" and a packet of potato chips. =)Hope you enjoy.
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Model Download: Japanese Lamp

Blender 3D News - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 05:36
By Corentin3D. This is the result of a training on Blender and Sketchfab. I recorded this as a tutorial actually. We'll be waiting to see that tutorial, Corentin! :)
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Modeling a Motorcycle in Blender

Blender 3D News - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 05:15
Blender Cookie has release an extensive course on motorcycle modeling. Chris Kuhn has just released an advanced modeling course on Blender Cookie. It's a comprehensive, in-depth course on the hard-surface modeling process of creating a motorcycle in Blender. The course is available to all Citizen members. Not yet a member? Join for as little as [...]
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Blender animation "The Hungry Microbiome" finalist in world science visualisation competition

Blender 3D News - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 02:53
Christopher Hammang’s scientific video ‘The Hungry Biome’ has been nominated for the National Science Foundation’s World Science Visualisation competition. The Hungry Microbiome, made using blender and the cycles render engine, has been selected in the top 10 finalists in the National Science Foundation visualisation challenge (The Vizzies) and could go on to win first prize. [...]
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Designing your own audio player with Blender

Blender 3D News - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 00:46
Nathan van Seters built his own MP3 player using a Raspberry Pi, an Ultimaker 3D Printer and Blender. Recently I finished my MP3 player project. This player consists of a Raspberry Pi with some additional hardware. For the enclosure I turned to Blender. I designed the enclosure entirely with Blender. First I made some mockups [...]
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Gooseberry: How Matias Made 1000+ Storyboard Images

Blender 3D News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 22:39
Matias Mendiola talks about his storyboarding process and tries to count the number of images he made. Now that you have all seen the latest animatic (those of you on the Blender Cloud, anyway), Gooseberry director Mathieu Auvray has put together a video showing where the more than 1,000 images used to make it came [...]
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Family Portrait

Blender 3D News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 12:15
By Reynante M. Martinez, breakdown included. Reynante M. Martinez writes: Hi, everyone! Here's another artwork that I recently did on the past weekends. This is dedicated to our families and our experiences together - through thick and thin. Let me know what you think. :)
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