2D & 3D Animation

How to create Smooth lighting and shadows

Blender 3D News - Thu, 03/16/2017 - 23:27

Joshua Autumn writes: Lighting is an important part on creating a realistic scene in Blender, but sometimes, people don't pay close attention to their shadows. The shadows could either be too sharp with the lighting be too strong, or the shadows can be too soft, making the shadows barely visible, and the lighting being too [...]

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Los Angeles LA.Blend Meeting and WBMD Participation this Saturday March 18

Blender 3D News - Thu, 03/16/2017 - 15:35

futurehack writes: Greetings from LaLa Land! The Los Angeles Westside Blender Users Group (LA.Blend) is meeting again this Saturday, March 18th at the Santa Monica Public Library. Join us for Blender information sharing, collaboration, and good old fashioned socializing. We have a great agenda planned for you with special guests, prizes and of connection to [...]

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Yan's Daily Tips #075 - Soft VS Harsh Lights - Blender Tutorial

Blender 3D News - Thu, 03/16/2017 - 13:45

Yanal Sosak writes: Ever wondered what the size of the lamps do? Learn how to work with soft and harsh lights in Blender. Pssst (tomorrow's tip is on three point lighting)

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Blend4Web Conference 2017: Call for Speakers!

Blender 3D News - Thu, 03/16/2017 - 12:56

Blend4Web Team writes: Dear friends! The time has flown by fast and we are happy to announce the second International Blend4Web Conference which will take place on the 6th of May in Moscow, Russia. We would love to have you attend and for those who are interested to present your company and projects! The conference [...]

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RAID World War 2: Blender Finds Itself Once Again With The Pros!

Blender 3D News - Thu, 03/16/2017 - 09:20

This stunning trailer is created with Zbrush, Blender, Substance and Vray. Blender is used on the environment modelling. "and we used a new software called Blender which is free and open source, but it is actually pretty damn great." Yes, yes it is. So what do you guys think, would this trailer have been possible [...]

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Coffee Grinder - Timelapse

Blender 3D News - Thu, 03/16/2017 - 03:05

Check out this cool time-lapse of making a stylized coffee grinder from A to Z. It is slow enough to follow and learn how MrSorbias made it in Blender. You also get to download the Blend file right here, just don't forget to credit the artist! For some reason whenever I see coffee I think [...]

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Cycles Procedural Honeycomb Tiles [$]

Blender 3D News - Thu, 03/16/2017 - 01:30

Great for retro interiors :) Just set the parameters and this node group will generate the right honeycomb texture. Cycles Procedural Honeycom Texture - Procedurally generated honeycom-like hexagon tiles pattern texture for the Blender Cycles Render Engine Fully procedural - No pixelation or external editing required Implemented as flexible procedural texture - Three independent RGB [...]

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BlenderNation Notifications Update

Blender 3D News - Thu, 03/16/2017 - 00:56

I moved the BlenderNation browser notifications to HTTPS last week, which resulted in some people getting double notifications. After talking to my provider I learned that I had to re-setup the entire thing, removing any existing subscriptions. As a result, you may see a new popup on BlenderNation today asking if you'd like to subscribe to receive [...]

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How to make an energy weapon

Blender 3D News - Wed, 03/15/2017 - 23:38

alimayo writes: This tutorial shows you How To Make An Energy Weapon in Blender 2.78 c. Instruction is given on: Bringing in a reference image to assist in modeling Model and use loop cuts to form basic shapes to match the reference image Setup basic lighting in the Cycles renderer Setting up a simple UV [...]

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Blender Tip: How to Avoid Fixed Pattern Noise (FPN)

Blender 3D News - Wed, 03/15/2017 - 20:55

BlackhartFilms writes: This is an issue I see in a lot of people's early animations with Cycles, and something I don't think most people getting started with Blender or animation even realise exists and is a problem. FPN is ugly and distracting in any image, but luckily Blender has a single button toggle in the [...]

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B-PDX's 18th March 2017 Meeting

Blender 3D News - Wed, 03/15/2017 - 18:50

Jenuvyel writes: BlenderPDX is honoured to participate in the 4th annual World Blender Meetup Day 2017! For all the details on WBMD’17, go to theorystudios.com/wbmd. Even if you didn’t attend our previous meetings, it isn’t too late to get involved in B-PDX’s 2017 Mascot project (read “Future TotMs”)! In fact, it may be better if [...]

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Yan's Daily Tips #074 - Ambient Lighting - Blender Tutorial

Blender 3D News - Wed, 03/15/2017 - 15:40

Yanal Sosak writes: Ambient lighting can be quite useful, check out how it can be used to enhance your renders. Pssst (tomorrow's tip is on soft and harsh lights)

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Cyberpunk Custom Ride

Blender 3D News - Wed, 03/15/2017 - 09:20

When Blender joins Photoshop, epicness is created! Dammit, at times like this I wish I could add the cool emoticon dude with the sunglasses. Jokes apart, Adrian creates some sick sci-fi renders and quite often uses Blender with Photoshop to achieve these futuristic beauties. He usually has a story behind his art as well. For [...]

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Blender Model is the First to Reach 2M Views on Sketchfab

Blender 3D News - Wed, 03/15/2017 - 08:33

Quick fun fact: earlier this week, the 'Liopleurodon Ferox Swim Cycle' by France-based artist Kyan0s was the first model to reach 2 million page views on Sketchfab! Congrats mate :) Liopleurodon Ferox Swim Cycle by Kyan0s on Sketchfab

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Creating Chamfered Cuts on Corners - Topology Guide

Blender 3D News - Wed, 03/15/2017 - 07:15

Johnson Martin takes another look at a specific topology topic: Chamfers. Today I’m going to be showing how to model what I called a chamfered cut, meaning a chamfered section of an edge, often found on hard-surface metal parts. So without further introduction, let’s get to it. Chamfered Cut - Topology Guide by Johnson Martin [...]

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Professional Title Pack V1.1 [$]

Blender 3D News - Wed, 03/15/2017 - 05:10

The 'Professional Title Pack' by PartnersInCrimeGFX offers 20 pre-made title animations that are easy to set up for your own presentations. This is a pack of professionally animated Motion Graphics titles for Blender. The separate animations are included in each renderlayer – so, each Renderlayer in your scene has unique animations for your professional presentations. [...]

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How to Animate a Floating Safety Ring

Blender 3D News - Wed, 03/15/2017 - 03:05

Daan Miles writes: Hello guys, Lately I am playing a lot with modifiers and constraints so I got idea to make a little animation. In my last tutorial you can see how to animate any object to move with ocean surface. From my point of view this is something what you can use in a [...]

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The Tomatoes Are Looking As Good As The Real Photo! Render Explained

Blender 3D News - Tue, 03/14/2017 - 23:30

This render is absolutely amazing, and we are lucky to get an explanation on how it was done by Dorian Zgraggen! Dorian took this image from Pixabay as a reference and reproduced it in Blender. The cloth was simulated with Blender's physics. The stems were created with the skin modifier and the tomatoes are subdivided [...]

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Yan's Daily Tips #073 - Lighting With Emission - Blender Tutorial

Blender 3D News - Tue, 03/14/2017 - 13:30

Hey hey! Today's YDT is on emission. How to set planes as a source of light and how to make them invisible to the camera. Pssst (tomorrow's tip is on ambient lighting)

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Amsterdam Blender Meetup: World Blender Meetup Gathering

Blender 3D News - Tue, 03/14/2017 - 11:25

studioBaron writes: Join our Amsterdam Blender Meetup 18th March 2018 @ Makerszone zb45.nl We participate in the World Blender Meetup Day with three great presentations on the WBMD webcast. World Blender Meetup Day is a celebration of everything Blender for one day: March 18, 2017. It's our way of getting together artists, creators, fans and [...]

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