2D & 3D Animation

How to Create the Northern Lights in Blender 3D and GIMP

Blender 3D News - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 00:13

Blender Smoothie shows how to create an animated Northern Lights effect in Blender. In this tutorial, learn how to create the Northern Lights in Blender 3D and GIMP using an emission mask, color texture, and displacement modifiers.

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[non-Blender] The Martian VFX breakdown

Blender 3D News - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 13:18

Led by Production VFX Supervisor Richard Stammers, and MPC VFX Supervisors Anders Langlands, MPC was lead VFX studio on Ridley Scott’s The Martian, delivering 425 shots. CONTAINS SPOILERS! Music "The Astronaut" by Nicolas Techer

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Cycles Material Vault Teaser

Blender 3D News - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 08:42

Reynante M. Martinez's materials are always stunning, and he's now packing them into the 'Cycles Material Vault'. Check out his teaser. Reynante M. Martinez writes: The Cycles Material Vault's 50-second teaser is here! Official trailer coming soon. :)

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Weekly CG Challenge #40 “Fantasy Game Asset"

Blender 3D News - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 05:51

Zacharias Reinhardt writes: Hi everyone! The next Weekly CG Challenge has started. TOPIC: “Fantasy Game Asset (Sketchfab Challenge)” You have to submit your entry as a Sketchfab model, learn more here at Sketchfab.com. DEADLINE: Monday February 1, 2016 12:00 GMT noon SPONSOR: Chocofur & Sketchfab It's also possible to join without having a Facebook account, but [...]

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Image: Blender Astromonkey

Blender 3D News - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 00:04

This model by cgstrive has been largely procedurally generated with modifiers. Very cool! I initially attempted to execute it a year ago when I first moved to Blender from max/maya. I failed to conclude it and had to freeze the project until 2016. My main goal for this project was to find a nonlinear, (semi)procedural [...]

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How to create flying banknotes

Blender 3D News - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 13:00

ThaTimst3r writes: In this tutorial we go over how to create flying banknote particle textures and add movement, rotation and force accordingly once spawned in. This effect can be used for broken ATM's or many other applications, you can also change the texture to a leaf texture and use this mechanic for falling leaves under [...]

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Video: Freedom

Blender 3D News - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 08:20

This new video by Pratik Solanki make me want to stick my head out of the window and catch the wind :) Pratik writes: The 26th of January is Republic Day, an Indian national holiday. I made that video for it.. And actually it is just a vieport render (opengl) done with the Blender PBR [...]

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Creating stylised tileable textures in Blender and Photoshop

Blender 3D News - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 06:15

Pierrick from P2design writes: Hi everyone, here is a new tutorial I'm really happy to share with you. I'm really happy about the final output and I believe this one will be of lot of interest. You can get all the Hd videos and files for free or set the price you want to help [...]

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"Deadstar" Blender sci-fi anime trailer 2016

Blender 3D News - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 04:10

Brandon Wright writes: New trailer to Blender original anime-style series "Deadstar" This is a short preview of what's to come for 2016, I hope you like what you see and join the adventure!

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Weekly 10 - Caminandes 3 - 22 Jan 2016

Blender 3D News - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 02:05

BIG ANNOUNCEMENT! Movie name & release date (!) 10 Weeklies. This is the end, we'll record a final video about the project itself after the release.

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Blend4Web Roadmap 2016

Blender 3D News - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 00:34

Blend4Web presents their roadmap for this year including support for VR and WebGL 2.0, improvements of the Blender Viewport and a materials library.

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Linking and Appending Do's and Don'ts

Blender 3D News - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 12:40

Are you thinking of linking your assets together in a project? Before you do, check this CG Masters tutorial! Aidy Burrows writes: HUMANS! Take advantage of your human condition by working in a large team! Linking and Appending are the gateways to making that happen, but it's easy to get tripped up. Watch some do's [...]

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My favourite Blender Art on Sketchfab this week

Blender 3D News - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 02:37

Here's another round of the best Blender 3D designs on Sketchfab. And remember: add the #Blender tag if you want me to find your work! Which model do you like most and why? Blue Print: Ravin's Hands by VincentScalia on Sketchfab Tyranosaurus Rex Walk Cycle by Kyan0s on Sketchfab Station and Monorail Wip 3 by [...]

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Creating a menu in the BGE

Blender 3D News - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 02:05

John Hamilton writes: In this tutorial we will be creating a menu in the Blender Game engine.

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New Blender Guru Competition: Dreamland

Blender 3D News - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 00:18

Andrew Price writes: Time for another Blender comp :) As voted by the community, the theme for this comp is Dreamland. Prizes and guidelines included in the post!

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The Violator - Clown & Demon

Blender 3D News - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 05:22

Another awesome sculpt by Kfir Merlaub. Hey Everyone! I have been working on this next piece for the last 2 weeks. a 2 Character Sculpture. Enjoy! ( a smelly surprise at the end... ;-) )? A collectible production suggestion. The Violator, as Clown and Demon from the spawn 1997 Movie. Spawn Clown as performed by John Leguizamo [...]

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Wires for Empathy: an Overview of Current Progress

Blender 3D News - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 01:00

Wires for Empathy is still alive! Bassam shares an update on the project. Last summer we had high occupancy in the Drome (2 local artists including myself, 3 students, and a visit from Henri who worked with us for 2 weeks) since then we’ve lost the students to their classes, but otherwise work has continued [...]

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3D Printing: i.Materialise releases Blender plugin

Blender 3D News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 04:05

The i.Materialise plugin give you a real-time price quote for your model, and will send it to their service seamlessly. Blender is one of the most popular 3D modeling programs used by the 3D printing community (see here). That’s why we decided to make the lives of Blender artists a bit easier. As of today, [...]

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Video: TV7 Israel News Ident

Blender 3D News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 01:00

Petri Rantanen created the new ident video for the Israelian TV7 News show. As a graphics artist / video editor on the Finnish TV7 I was given the assignment of updating the graphics of TV7 Israel News. The task included creating the title sequence (intro) and creating the graphics which appear on the screen during [...]

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Weekend Challenge: Invasion in cucumber country

Blender 3D News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 10:43

This weekend we're leaving sanity behind, and are exploring the horrible, the unimaginable, the terrible.... Invasion in cucumber country! (Thanks, Overlaps! ;-) Rules: Post your work on the dedicated forum thread. For weekend challenges, I'll replace the comments with forum comments so you can see all the entries below. Post only new work, not existing. [...]

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