2D & 3D Animation

Top GPU cards performance comparison in Blender: GTX1080, Titan X, GTX980Ti and AMD R9

Blender 3D News - Thu, 06/16/2016 - 03:25

LionRender have done an in-depth test of four high-end GPU cards. lionrender writes: NVIDIA introduced the new Pascal GPU architecture with its GeForce GTX 1000 series cards. Powered by the company’s new 16nm FinFET process the company promised the 1000 series to set a new bar in performance over the Maxwell generation reining the market [...]

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Creaturebox Robot by William Oglesby

Blender 3D News - Thu, 06/16/2016 - 00:00

William Oglesby took a great conceptart by creaturebox and created a lovely cartoon-ish 3d render. He did a very good job and recreating the details. No textures were apparently used, only good old cycles materials. Keep 'em coming William! Portfolio

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B-PDX's 18th June 2016 Meeting, 3-6pm

Blender 3D News - Wed, 06/15/2016 - 14:00

Jenuvyel writes: Another month-full of shareable CG info and experiences! Has anyone put their HardOps/BoxCutter addons to creative use? Any challenges or question on using 'em? Our Theme of the Month (TotM) is Rigging! So dust off one of your ol' CG characters and stick some bones in. What, no CG characters of your own? [...]

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SIGGRAPH 2016 Computer Animation Festival Trailer - With Blender!

Blender 3D News - Wed, 06/15/2016 - 12:23

Check out this year's gorgeous Computer Animation Festival Trailer, featuring Cosmos Laundromat! So very, very cool :)

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Zaloopok addon adds new mesh editing tools to Blender

Blender 3D News - Wed, 06/15/2016 - 09:20

Nemyax writes: I'm a longstanding Blender and Wings3D user. Even though Blender has plenty of excellent modelling tools, I've always missed the precious few favourite ones that Wings has but Blender doesn't. So I've made them for Blender. I hope other people also find them useful. Make your loop and ring selections quick and precise [...]

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Video: A Sweet Little Dream

Blender 3D News - Wed, 06/15/2016 - 07:15

[post introduction here] Sebastian Zapata writes: Hey everybody! The animation is finally rendered!! It's called "A Sweet Little Dream", it's very short but I hope you like it. It was mainly a test for one of the new roofing textures. I hope you like it! Final Animation IK Rigging Test

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Ministry of Education of Spain offers "Modeling 3D with Blender" course

Blender 3D News - Wed, 06/15/2016 - 05:10

Joaclint writes: Hi all. I am Joaquín Herrera (Joaclint). I am a Blender Foundation Certified Trainer. Do you remenber i wrote an online course about 3D Animation with Blender for Ministry of Education of Spain and offered from Aula Mentor? Well... now I have written another one for this public institution. It is about modeling. [...]

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Sketchfab adds real-time Depth of Field

Blender 3D News - Wed, 06/15/2016 - 01:12

You can now add more photorealism and drama to your Sketchfab models by enabling the new Depth of Field filter. Over the years, we’ve added many features to render your art beautifully on the Web: physically based rendering, supersampling, real time shadows and more. Today, we are happy to announce a new feature that will [...]

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Mr. Elephant by Glenn Melenhorst

Blender 3D News - Wed, 06/15/2016 - 01:00

Cute little scene by Glenn, for an old children's book he made. A peculiar choice of colors and rendering. I love Elephant's expression, you can feel the comfort and bliss he is in. Link Here is a making of :

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Creating Motion Graphic Elements Without Shapekeys or Addons

Blender 3D News - Tue, 06/14/2016 - 22:53

Karan writes: I would like to share a tutorial I made earlier on how to create motion graphics elements like swipes, circle blasts and pops, without using shapekeys or any addons. The tutorial is in two parts:

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Image: Calvin and Hobbes

Blender 3D News - Tue, 06/14/2016 - 10:25

sketch cat writes: These are two images I made. I hope you can enjoy. Cartoons can become much more than we’ve been seeing lately. How much more will depend on what newspaper readers will demand. One thing though is certain:Little boys,like tigers,will roam all the territory they can get. -Bill Watterson

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Animate individual letters using the Animation Nodes addon

Blender 3D News - Tue, 06/14/2016 - 06:15

Gottfried Hofmann writes: In case you have a text object in Blender and want to apply an individual animation to each letter - that's not that easy using stock tools. This tutorial shows you how the Animation Nodes addon can help you out.

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McLaren MP4 by Dan80

Blender 3D News - Tue, 06/14/2016 - 02:05

Beautiful car render by Dan80. I usually boo on clean renders of vehicles, but this one is so sexy i'll let it slide! The modelling is very well done and the lighting makes it shine, good job. Link    

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Part 4 in the Beginner's guide to using Blender for VFX

Blender 3D News - Mon, 06/13/2016 - 23:52

Micah Pendleton writes: On this episode we take a look at how to do green screening and use Blender's tools. It's the final part in our series, A Beginners Guide to Using Blender for Visual Effects.

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Tutorial: Real-time Reflections in BGE (no nodes)

Blender 3D News - Mon, 06/13/2016 - 11:29

In this tutorial, we go over a technique to add real-time reflections to your games in the blender game engine. This can be used in the form of water puddles or actual mirrors within the game. This method uses a mask texture, mirror texture and diffuse texture to give that extra realistic look. Stay Inspired!

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The Soldier and The Freedom Fighter by Julsan

Blender 3D News - Mon, 06/13/2016 - 04:10

Great work by Julsan, the expressions are amazing, very suitable to their respective characters! Julsan used Renderman for this project of his, which yields great results as seen here. This is in fact a WIP image, can't wait to see the finished work! Link

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My favourite Blender Art on Sketchfab this week

Blender 3D News - Mon, 06/13/2016 - 02:05

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 is your favourite model? Ruins by Kyan0s on Sketchfab Dr. Sylvester & M.O.U.S.E Exterminator by Jakob Baldwin on Sketchfab House SF by kathiastaff on Sketchfab Futuristic Air Defense Gun [...]

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Create a Realistic City

Blender 3D News - Mon, 06/13/2016 - 00:00

Want to create a full scale realistic city all in Blender? Then this in-depth tutorial is for you! With the help of OpenStreetMaps we create a large portion of New York city, add Details, Materials, Textures, and render with some Compositing!

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Blender Sighting: Open Bionics

Blender 3D News - Sun, 06/12/2016 - 11:30

Eidos Montral, Razer, and Open Bionics are working to bring Deus Ex inspired prosthetic limbs to life, and Philm spotted a bit of Blender in their video!

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Introduction: Sculpting in Blender

Blender 3D News - Sun, 06/12/2016 - 06:15

In this video tutorial you'll learn how to use the sculpting tools (dynamic topology), the Sculpt Tools UI addon and how to sculpt a creature in Blender 2.7. This video was supported by RenderStreet. Tutorial in English: Tutorial in German is available here. If you like to download the video including bonus content, like the [...]

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