2D & 3D Animation

5 Important Shading & Lighting Lessons Learned the Hard Way

Blender 3D News - Tue, 10/30/2018 - 02:05

pavla writes: Kent Trammell shares his tips on lighting like a pro, from environment lighting to using colorful lights.

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Video: 7 Days of Halloween

Blender 3D News - Mon, 10/29/2018 - 23:53

Remington Markham writes: 7 Days of Halloween animation loops. A Personal project to practice quick 3D animation, one animation per day leading up to Halloween. Some behind the scenes and timelapses can be viewed at my Instagram. Feel free to ask me questions in the comments.

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Video: The Haunted House

Blender 3D News - Mon, 10/29/2018 - 14:00

Marcin Klapczynski did a super cool project with Blender and (his?) kids. Right on time for Halloween :) Here's a short movie I made with kids using a green screen and Blender for Halloween. We had a blast making it and it was some cool experience for me to do masking for the first time [...]

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CRYPTOMATTE in Cycles! - Blender Today Live #037

Blender 3D News - Mon, 10/29/2018 - 12:45

Pablo writes: bcon18 is over, but 2.8 continues! Cycles just got support for Cryptomatte, EEVEE got jittered soft shadowmaps, 2.8 roadmap and moar. Tune in Blender Today Live in just a few hours And let's not forget Blender Hoy Live:

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The benefits of compositing in Scene Referred Space

Blender 3D News - Mon, 10/29/2018 - 11:45

Paul Chambers writes: I wanted to share the final in my series of blog posts that I’ve been working on over the past twelve months that I hope will be of benefit to fellow aspiring VFX artists working with Blender. Throughout the series I've walked through the process of generating scene referred values (effectively a [...]

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Greensboro Opera TV spot

Blender 3D News - Mon, 10/29/2018 - 08:15

Dolph Kawalec writes: I just finished a project for the Greensboro Opera in North Carolina. All I had to start with was a flat piece of art (by Marine Loup). I was given free reign to create a 30 second spot from scratch. The video is currently running locally on TV, in movie theaters and [...]

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JACK FROST | Winter Asset Pack [$]

Blender 3D News - Mon, 10/29/2018 - 06:10

Thatimst3r writes: Hi everyone! Just released JACK FROST, a winter asset pack for Cycles. Everything you need to create a winter wonderland! It features procedural snow, procedural ice, procedural frost, snowflakes and much more! Also included are 6 demo blend files to help you get started. Hope you find it useful :)

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My favourite Blender Art on Sketchfab: 2018, week 43

Blender 3D News - Mon, 10/29/2018 - 04:05

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! 5 Minutes before "Wrath of the Lich King" by ZUG ZUG STUDIO on Sketchfab Misc - Exquisite Chess Set by Xelus on Sketchfab Low Poly Ultimate Pack - [...]

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Short review of two Blender auto-retopology add-ons

Blender 3D News - Mon, 10/29/2018 - 02:00

Metin Seven wrote a comparative review of two commercial but very affordable auto-retopology add-ons for Blender: DynRemesh and Tesselator, also called Particle Remesh. It's re-published here with his permission, you'll find the original on his website. Some time ago I wrote this article about automatic polygon retopology tools, comparing the Autopo auto-retopologizer in 3D-Coat to the [...]

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Speed making of an African Traditional court Yard

Blender 3D News - Sun, 10/28/2018 - 23:53

luwizart writes: Speed making of an African Traditional court Yard This is a speed up version of an hour and half work of assembling assets to create this scene. I hope you enjoy it

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Venom VFX goo made in Blender

Blender 3D News - Sun, 10/28/2018 - 10:09

Pierre Schiller writes: The general workflow goes like this (you can see it on the first minute recap on the video): Create a vertex, use the skin modifier, (E)xtrude and form a tree-like shape Use the displacement modifier to create irregular shapes Use another displacement modifier to create bulge blobs Create a Curve. Use the [...]

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Shapeshift Pro: Mesh Deformation Tool [$]

Blender 3D News - Sun, 10/28/2018 - 07:50

Alberto Gonzalez writes: ShapeShift Pro is now available on Blender Market. Deform your mesh without effort. Avoid repetitive tasks when working with a lattice & add surface deformation constraints for user-friendly deformation. Great for modeling & character posing using Blenders Laplacian Deform Modifier.

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Blender-made cover on October issue of Nano Letters

Blender 3D News - Sun, 10/28/2018 - 04:41

Robert Moerland is a researcher in nano technology at the Applied Physics department of the TU Delft, the Netherlands. He regularly illustrates publications of his research group with Blender (see his previous work). Here's his latest illustration of research on 'nano lasers'. About the research At Delft University of Technology, we have developed a method to investigate [...]

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Blender Magazine Italia 21

Blender 3D News - Sun, 10/28/2018 - 00:56

Nicolas D'Amore writes: It's online the new Blender Magazine Italia! You can download it for free here. In this issue: A reassume about the first Blender Conference in Italy (it was on march 2018) A VSE tutorial Hot to make your own HDR Photogrammetry explained And much more!

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Blender 2.8 Cannon Animation: Shoot

Blender 3D News - Sat, 10/27/2018 - 08:55

jayanam writes: This is the next part of the Blender game asset animation series, in this one I create the shoot action for the cannon.

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Suzanne Award 2018 Winners

Blender 3D News - Sat, 10/27/2018 - 06:30

Here are the winners of this year's Suzanne Awards! A Lucky Day (best animation) The Hunter (best design) Another (best short film) You'll find more information about each winner on blender.org. A Lucky Day Created and Animated by Fernando Enrique González The hunter Directed by jari vaara ANOTHER Manuel Lüllau, Alexander Haas, Peter Baintner, Pablo [...]

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How to fix the Blender RTX 2080 Cycles Error

Blender 3D News - Sat, 10/27/2018 - 04:41

Did you get yourself a new nVidia RTX 2080 but can't render with Cycles? This quick tip by alexjoaofl may help! Did you get this error? "CUDA binary kernel for this graphics card compute capability (7.5) not found." Watch this video to solve it!

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KIT OPS Kitbashing add-on [$]

Blender 3D News - Fri, 10/26/2018 - 23:25

chippwalters writes: We're glad to announce the release of the KIT OPS Kitbashing add-on for Blender 2.79. Brought to you by the same folks who created top addons Hard Ops and Boxcutter, KIT OPS makes short work of creating non-destructive designs of just about anything. There's a FREE version which can get you started. Of [...]

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Using Blender's presets in Python

Blender 3D News - Fri, 10/26/2018 - 08:10

Diego Gangl writes: Looking to add support for presets in your addon? Read on to find out how! There’s a built-in presets system in Blender used for operators and panels. The good news is that it’s Python based and easy to use. Presets are Python files that manually set values. When you select a preset [...]

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Modeling a Vintage Wooden Gate in Blender 2.79b

Blender 3D News - Fri, 10/26/2018 - 06:06

Davide Tirindelli writes: Hello everyone, i recorded the full modeling process for an early 1900 european wooden gate, the video is here on youtube. Hope this is useful, as usual all feedback and suggestions for improvement are much welcome!

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