2D & 3D Animation

Book: Creating add-ons for Blender

Blender 3D News - Fri, 08/19/2016 - 06:48

Michel Anders writes: Hi all, I am happy to announce my new, short-and-sweet, information packed book on creating add-ons for Blender. If you have some Python experience already, this primer can get you up and running with writing your own add-ons for Blender in no time. It starts with the basics of creating a simple [...]

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Paper-Craft Explainer Video

Blender 3D News - Fri, 08/19/2016 - 02:05

Canadian studio Output Media used Blender for this very slick paper/low-poly style video. OutputMedia writes: Our new animated explainer video in the style of folding paper-craft! The animation in this video used the AnimAll add-on to animate vertices where normal shape keys or bones wouldn't easily work. The animations and camera were also exported to [...]

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BlendMaster: Character Contest

Blender 3D News - Thu, 08/18/2016 - 23:05

BlendMaster writes: Hey Everyone! This video's a little different. Today I'm going to be talking about my 1st contest that I'm holding. I will go over the basic rules and guidelines, as well as how you can submit your entry. The exact copy of the rules is here. Thanks for watching guys!

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Gleb Alexandrov: 40,000 subscribers!

Blender 3D News - Thu, 08/18/2016 - 09:36

Gleb Alexandrov just hit 40,000 subscribers on his YouTube channel, and celebrates in his own style :) I think it's great news that Blender channels are getting this kind of traction these days. Congrats dude!! Hey guys, you're awesome! We have reached 40.000 subscribers on Youtube channel!! Thank you.

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Book illustrations made in Blender

Blender 3D News - Thu, 08/18/2016 - 04:10

cctrevis writes: I am currently working on a series of illustrations for a book by a Brazilian author. The story is about a fantastic tale that takes place in a different world from ours and is focused on the music. The author, also a musician, had the idea to write the book based on a [...]

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Auto-Rig Pro [$]

Blender 3D News - Thu, 08/18/2016 - 02:05

Here's another great addon to help you quickly set up your character rigs. Auto-Rig Pro is a powerful addon to rig your characters in a few minutes. Adjust the guide bones, click the button and there you go! You get a customized rig with an ergonomic bone picker, facial setup, IK-FK snap, a complete set [...]

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Atticus 3d by Nazar Noschenko

Blender 3D News - Thu, 08/18/2016 - 00:00

Young artist Nazar hits us with another good artwork, professionally made for a company called Prime Media Studios. The overall character is appealing and the hair is well treated, a job well done! Link

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BlenderPDX's 20th August 2016 Meeting, 3-6pm PST

Blender 3D News - Wed, 08/17/2016 - 12:30

Jenuvyel writes: We’re coming up on another month’s worth of CG sharing! The Portland, Oregon Blender User Group (BlenderPDX) is holding its August meeting on the 20th, this third Saturday at the Art Institute of Portland, room 204 (a PC lab) from 3:00 to 6:00 pm. Seating is limited, but everyone is welcome to explore [...]

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Use alpha and stencil for Blender hardsurface models with Substance Painter

Blender 3D News - Wed, 08/17/2016 - 11:16

jayanam writes: I want to show in this video how to use Substance Painter to add a kind of ornament or decoration to a hardsurface model made with Blender. I am comparing 2 techniques for this: Paint in the decoration with an alpha to a black mask and using the stencil feature of Substance Painter.

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Nom nom... by Cheryl Chen

Blender 3D News - Wed, 08/17/2016 - 04:21

Another cute over sized eyes render by Cheryl, even the title is cute! Link

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Storyboarding with Grease Pencil

Blender 3D News - Wed, 08/17/2016 - 04:10

Matias Mendiola (story artist for Cosmos Laundromat, Caminandes and Agent 327) gives a detailed overview of his storyboarding process with Grease Pencil - a blend of storyboarding and animatics which he has dubbed storymatic. No doubt the new GP is an amazing tool for storyboard work! By the time we started working on Cosmos Laundromat [...]

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5 Useful Node Tricks in Blender you may not know!

Blender 3D News - Wed, 08/17/2016 - 00:00

Akash Hamirwasia writes: In this video, I will be sharing you a few Node Tricks which can improve your workflow in Blender. The tricks which I show you should work on both Compositor Nodes and the Cycles Nodes. Website: www.blenderskool.cf

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Escape - short animation

Blender 3D News - Tue, 08/16/2016 - 10:25

I liked this video by Piotr. While the models are fairly simple, I think the story and the animation are well developed. I asked him a few quick questions about the project. The video Can you tell us a bit about yourself? I come from Poland. My job is to create websites and write articles [...]

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When you discover what Rigify can actually do...

Blender 3D News - Tue, 08/16/2016 - 09:21

So this just happened: Dillon Goo just discovered how to actually use Rigify and recorded a 28-minute "OOOhhhh!" and "Aaaaaah!" video. Word of warning: people might think you're watching that other kind of content ;-) Matthijs de Rijk summarised it perfectly! Ever seen an animatorgasm? Animator dillon discovers old blender toy after 5 years of [...]

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Upcoming feature: Shadow Catcher

Blender 3D News - Tue, 08/16/2016 - 05:10

An upcoming Shadow Catcher feature will save you from setting up complex node structures when working on your VFX. Very often in visual effects you’ve got to deal with shadows. If you’re adding a CG object or character to a scene, it’s almost certain that somewhere else in that scene it’s going to be casting [...]

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Furry Land by Jonathan Ball AKA PokedStudio

Blender 3D News - Tue, 08/16/2016 - 03:06

Jonathan released his latest work, Furry Land, not long ago. He has a very particular style and it pops out! Here is a quick Q&A on Furry Land. How did you get inspired to create Furry Land? Been wanting to make a fluffy looking 3D illustration for a while now, but was never totally happy [...]

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Tutorial: Background Removal in Blender

Blender 3D News - Mon, 08/15/2016 - 23:12

BlendMaster writes: Hey Everyone! Today we will go over how to use Blender as a photo editing software. I will show you how to remove the background of an image, similar to Photoshop, and then render a transparent background in both the internal render engine, and cycles render engine. I will also show you how [...]

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Road to Redemption - animation

Blender 3D News - Mon, 08/15/2016 - 10:25

Patryk created these very cool fighting ninjas. The character animation is excellent and I talked to him about his work. If you're from USA, Australia or New Zealand, please watch it on vimeo, as the YT has blocked the video in these countries. Can you tell me a bit about yourself? For how long have [...]

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"L'impression 3D de A à Z", September 10, Woippy, France

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

kagi writes: "L'impression 3D de A à Z" is a meeting organized by the Blender User Group Metz association. It is about 3D printing and 3D modeling. We will talk about all the steps from modeling to printing. Will participate to the event, ArianePlast, french manufacturer of 3D filament, based at Sarrebourg, and Concept Store [...]

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My favourite Blender Art on Sketchfab this week

Blender 3D News - Mon, 08/15/2016 - 04:10

Patrick Malinguaggi made a 3D caricature of me! So cool :) Here's my latest overview of the best Blender work on Sketchfab this week. And remember: add the #Blender tag if you want me to find your work! Which one is your favourite? Bart Veldhuizen by voguart on Sketchfab The Big Donut Chase! by Lau [...]

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