2D & 3D Animation

Blender Meetup: July 15, Nürnberg, Germany

Blender 3D News - Sat, 07/12/2014 - 09:32
Blenderheads in Nürnberg, Germany are meeting this Tuesday! Gottfried Hofmann writes: Hello Blender community, The Nuremberg Blender User Group (NuremBUG) is meeting once again! Party starts on Tuesday the 15th of July 2014! Meet fellow blenderheads from the Nürnberg area and have some fun! It will be held from 8pm in the "Seminarraum" (near Filmhaus [...]
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Image: Blender Helmet

Blender 3D News - Sat, 07/12/2014 - 07:32
I rather dig this helmet that sickgrey posted on DeviantArt.
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Gleb Alexandrov has started a series of

Blender 3D News - Sat, 07/12/2014 - 02:37
Gleb Alexandrov has started a series of tutorials on game level texturing. The first part focuses on preparing the geometry of your model. What is it about? We'll discover how to texture the scene using what can be called 'megatexture' approach. One model, 1 big texture, that's all! Rather unconventional technique (parts of the model [...]
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Blend4web, an Interactive 3D Viewer

Blender 3D News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 11:38
Moscow-based Blend4web is not just a WebGL viewer - it exports entire Blender scenes complete with animation and interactive controls to HTML! Our new guest author Chris Plush took it for a spin. Here's a great 3D viewer called Blend4web. Similar to Sketchfab this viewer allows you to view your 3d models through your web [...]
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Terror from the Deep

Blender 3D News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 10:41
An awesome composition by Chrisofedf. In an addition to Space Precinct, this year marks the 50th anniversary of Stingray, one of my favourite shows that Gerry Anderson did. While i'm normally a very hardcore Sci-fi guy I do enjoy the mystical aspect to the show. I actually wish they had gone down this route more [...]
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Blender Sighting: Evolve

Blender 3D News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 01:00
It's only a very short shot and it seems Blender is used more as a viewer than a modeler, but it's still cool to see Blender make an appearance in a promo for a console game. Maux writes: The upcoming Evolve game has the possibility of print out the characters from that game. From the [...]
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Render your Cycles materials up to 30% faster

Blender 3D News - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 22:35
Kent Tramell discovered that using bump maps causes a huge increase in Cycles rendering time and shows a way to avoid this penalty. There’s at least one thing that unites every single 3D artist: The dream of faster render times. It can be a major buzz-kill that after accomplishing a CG scene through blood, sweat [...]
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Construction Site

Blender 3D News - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 11:00
I really like the realism in this image that dailerob posted on BlenderArtists.
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Ancient arachnid brought back to life with Blender

Blender 3D News - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 08:20
Another great story of Blender playing a role in scientific research, in Paleontology this time. Researchers from The University of Manchester and the Museum für Naturkunde, Berlin, used exceptionally preserved fossils from the Natural History Museum in London to create the video showing the most likely walking gait of the animal; the study is published [...]
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Creating a Stylized Snowflake

Blender 3D News - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 05:45
Here's a nice tutorial for beginners that won't take much of your time: creating a snowflake in Blender. Johnny Matthews writes: I needed to create a bunch of snowflakes for a project recently and came up with a simple way to make a radially symmetrical snowflake without too much trouble that remains editable for duplicating [...]
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Blender Market: Blender Buttons and Menu Pinning

Blender 3D News - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 03:20
This pinning add-on by Morshidul Chowdhury allows you to dynamically create buttons for simple operations in your 3D view. It's not a full macro recorder yet, but Morshidul is already considering that functionality. This addon lets you pin buttons or menu from blender’s UI directly into 3D View for quick and easy access. The pins [...]
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Sector 9: Sci Fi Short

Blender 3D News - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 01:00
Sector 9 is a short SF video with all VFX done in Blender. Brad Hamilton writes: We shot this short science fiction scene over a year ago. After an hour of shooting, run and gun style, this is what we ended up with. All of the 3d visuals and animation were done inside of blender. [...]
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"Jean-Michel le caribou" needs you !

Blender 3D News - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 22:55
While preparing for Gooseberry, Mathieu Auvray has found the time to animate a children's book. He's crowdfunding €18,000 for the project now and the trailer looks really good (but then again, I've come to expect that from Mathieu!). Hey everyone !I've started the adaptation of a comic book for kids one year ago called "Jean-Michel [...]
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The Blender Cookie architecture contest winners have been announced

Blender 3D News - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 11:45
Wes Burke has posted the winners of the Blender Cookie architecture contest, and people have submitted some truly stellar work. With over 200 entries, picking the top 3 was harder than ever. I know that sounds cliché with contests, however each of our judges expressed how tough it was to narrow it down.Huge congrats to [...]
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Importing models with textures from Blender to Unity

Blender 3D News - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 09:45
Exporting your models from Blender to Unity is straightforward, but you may run into some issues with your textures. This quick tutorial by Angel Garcia "Edy" helps you understand the pitfalls.
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Video: Hunger

Blender 3D News - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 07:30
The life of a carnivorous plant can be very hard! Lorenzo writes: This is a short animated movie (1' 30''), made entirely with Blender, Photoshop for texture and After Effects for final compositing. It has been realized by 3 persons, in one month. 4Bit is the idea of an italian animation studio where Blender is [...]
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Minecraft - Going to the Store

Blender 3D News - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 05:20
Joe Shanahan's interpretation of 'Going to the store'. In case you have no idea what's going on here, check out this YouTube mega hit video ;-)
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Nectar : Media Center Bar (exterior & interior)

Blender 3D News - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 03:10
Enrico Cerica posted a new series of architectural renderings. Here is a personal project of a media bar. It's far from being finished, I could have added more and more stuff but it took me enough work and I have to switch to something else, so I consider it as finished.Everything modeled with Blender 2.7 [...]
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Using heightmaps to create a landscape

Blender 3D News - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 01:04
In his latest quick tip Olav Bergsvik shows how to use the displacement modifier with height maps to create a concinving landscape.
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Model Download: Rigged wooden mannequin

Blender 3D News - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 22:28
By Juan Ignacio Gil-Hutton. I modeled this mannequin for a job i'm doing in which realism plays a huge roll. That's why I spend a lot of time recreating the wood material. I used as reference, the same mannequin (a real one) that belongs to a friend of mine. This .blend file contains only two textures, [...]
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