2D & 3D Animation

The Age of TankBot

Blender 3D News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 09:15
  Adam Stox writes: It's taken me much longer than I originally hoped, but the dawn of the age of TankBot is finally upon us! Gather 'round the warmth of your computer screens and rejoice, children! The final version of the only slightly anticipated top-down tank shooter is here for you to download at last! [...]
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Blender @ Gamestage Expo Linz, Austria, Sept 12-14

Blender 3D News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 07:45
The Austrian Blender community is representing us at the GameStage expo this weekend. Phil Gosch (saphirestudio.at) writes: Hey everybody! This weekend (12. - 14. september) the GameStage Expo takes place in Linz, Austria. The GameStage Expo is an event geared at gamers as well as game developers, focusing on games, gamestudios and game related projects. [...]
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6 Tips for Better Lighting

Blender 3D News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 05:30
Reynante M. Martinez has started writing tutorials! Hi, everyone!In this compact article that I wrote for Blender Guru, I share with you some of the most useful tips in Lighting - which is one of the most dreaded aspects of CG. I hope you find it helpful! :) - Reyn
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OpenPSTD Acoustic Simulator

Blender 3D News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 03:10
The OpenPSTD project from the Dutch Eindhoven University of Technology simulates sound fields in geometries in Blender. Thomas Krijnen writes: We just released our first public release of openPSTD. Accurate wave-based acoustic simulation right inside Blender. Currently only 2d orthogonal geometries, but the roadmap is ambitious. Developed at the Eindhoven University of Technology. About the [...]
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Blender 2.71 Smoke and Fire in Cycles Demos #2

Blender 3D News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 01:00
Gottfried Hofmann of BlenderDiplom shares some impressive fire and smoke simulation tests rendered in Cycles. Gottfried Hofmann writes: I did another series of smoke and fire tests with Blender 2.71 and Cycles. This time I used the final version which had many bugs fixed and some performance improvements which allowed me to render the scenes [...]
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Time-lapse: Composing the Robots

Blender 3D News - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 15:11
In this time-lapse video Gleb Alexandrov composes the matte background and the render layers for the final image of his amazing piece titled Painting Robots. It's great to see such detailed artwork being pieced together like this, and towards the end the pan over the whole image showcasing all the details just blew me away. [...]
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Customizing Your Startup File in Blender

Blender 3D News - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 08:15
Kent Tramell shows us how to leverage Blender's startup file to customize it to your taste. As an open source application, Blender is naturally very customizable. Of course like most programs, we can modify User Preferences, save render presets, build custom UI themes, and save layout presets. But beyond User Preferences, Blender allows us to [...]
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Blendermada - Blender Material Database

Blender 3D News - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 06:23
A new Blender materials library is now available, and it includes an add-on (alpha version still) for easy access. Pretty cool! Sergey Ozerov writes: I'm happy to present you my project Blendermada - http://blendermada.com. Goals of this project are to make a good online materials database for most popular render engines for Blender and to [...]
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Apple Watch

Blender 3D News - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 06:14
Blender artist Mestaty whipped up this Apple Watch model!
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I need some CSS help

Blender 3D News - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 03:45
Some users are reporting problems with accessing BlenderNation and I could use some help from a CSS wizard to fix this! Here are some of the reports I've received; Hello i'm using firefox and if the width of the window is too narrow i can't view the posts. Another one, which seems to be related: [...]
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Blender Course in Erlangen near Nürnberg, Germany

Blender 3D News - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 02:10
A new Blender workshop in Germany, starting on September 24th. Gottfried Hofmann from BlenderDiplom.com will hold another Introductory Blender course in Erlangen (next to Nürnberg), Germany. The course will be held with tutorials as homework so during the three hours of coursetime each week the participants have plenty of time to ask questions and get [...]
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Abraham Lincoln

Blender 3D News - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 00:00
By Ronan Marinho. I made this model of Abraham Lincoln in Blender and the Gimp post-production, would be very happy to have my work published here! Thanks!
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Reel: Multlabs

Blender 3D News - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 08:50
Some good animation and VFX in this reel by Multlabs. Michael writes: Hi, this is my (Michael Solyanov) demoreel, that I presented on my website -- multlabs.com. You can see a compilation of my most recent works of 2011 - 2014. Showcases mostly visual effects, moton design, ads.. Hope you enjoy it! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-zeG9H2X3t4
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Hair System Roadmap

Blender 3D News - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 00:33
Lukas Toenne is updating Blender's hair system for the Gooseberry project. The Blender hair system will get a number of improvements for the Gooseberry project. Especially the hair dynamics have to be improved and integrated better into the set of artistic tools to allow animators to control and tweak the hair system efficiently. We have [...]
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Blender Market: Poppy Field Pack

Blender 3D News - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 12:43
ChristopheS presents his Poppy Field Pack, adding a dash of instant nature to your scene. ChristopheS writes: Get more nature in your scene ! This is a High quality pack of realistic plants. Great for add realism and life to your scene. Models are optimized for instantiation and are designed to render in blender cycles. [...]
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Model Download: Hatsune Miku 'Lite'

Blender 3D News - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 06:18
GS-Mantis shares this fully rigged Hatsune Mike model on deviantArt, fully created in Blender. Well here she is, V 1.0 release of my Miku Lite model! Please make sure to read the included readme file, it may help you out! Formats: .Blend, .FBX (Tested using 3dsmax and Maya by :iconendlessillusionx: ) *Note, scale might be [...]
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Samuel Moxham shares an update of his

Blender 3D News - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 01:45
Samuel Moxham shares an update of his Ascent game project - see our earlier post here. Hello everybody. My name is Samuel Moxham and I have been developing the 'Ascent' game since February. On June 5th a proof of concept was finished and the video was put into an article here on BlenderNation. In that [...]
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Architecture Video-Mapping

Blender 3D News - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 00:15
A cool architectural mapping project with Blender in the Czech Republic. Josef Kortan writes: Winning architecture video mapping made by BLACK / DIVISION for the student competition in ZLIN (Czech Republic). In the video there is a original animation (top) and the real one projected on the bulding (bottom). The projection was powered by 5 x [...]
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BlenderMonth : G for Graphic Fractal

Blender 3D News - Sun, 09/07/2014 - 12:59
Export a fractal from Mandelbulb to Blender with this quick tutorial. BlenderMonth writes: Today, Henri challenged himself and decided to create a Fractal and find a way to generate a mesh from the generated shape and finally render it with Cycles. Here is the result ! The software he used for this task are : [...]
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Developer Meeting Notes: September 7, 2014

Blender 3D News - Sun, 09/07/2014 - 12:30
Ton Roosendaal shares the notes from today's meeting in irc.freenode.net, #blendercoders. Hi all, Here are the notes from today's 1600 CEST meeting in irc.freenode.net #blendercoders. 1) Upcoming Blender 2.72 release Planning did not change, today we go to "BCon4" (preparing test builds, only work on essential fixes). Bug tracker is down to 128 open bugs! Sergey [...]
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