2D & 3D Animation

Crowdrender | New Early Access build

Blender 3D News - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 13:30

Jamesy writes: About a month ago we released the latest official version of our distributed rendering addon for Blender (version 0.1.2 to be exact). We want to first thank the Blender community and Blender Nation for their sincere and very encouraging support throughout that process which took us some eight months. Now we're shifting gears [...]

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Alien Force EP cover - process and breakdown

Blender 3D News - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 11:01

S J Bennett writes: Trance artist Alien Force had me create a sci-fi album cover for his recently released EP. I did a write-up on the process of making the cover, featuring a description of the process and links to key resources I used to get the job done.

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WISP Fire Shader [$]

Blender 3D News - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 06:10

Thatimst3r writes: WISP is an enhanced fire simulation shader. It takes your existing fire simulation and applies corrected shading to the volume, turning it into a magnificent rolling fireball. It provides better depth perception, visual fidelity and animatable burn control with no extra simulation cost. The shader has been built on the foundations of simplicity [...]

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My favourite Blender Art on Sketchfab: 2018, week 4

Blender 3D News - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 03:05

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! Items #4 by mnrART on Sketchfab Farm Truck by gendosplace on Sketchfab Link - Breath of the Wild - Now Downloadable! by murilo.kleine on Sketchfab Sculpt january day [...]

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Blender code completion for scripting

Blender 3D News - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 00:00

jayanam writes: In this video for Blender programming I want to show you a free addon called Code AutoComplete that can be used for code compleation / intellisense when programming Blender Addons. It also provides an Addon Development Environment that is of great help for example for multifile addons, addon registration and deployment.

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Quick Setup for 3 Basic Materials using the Principled Shader

Blender 3D News - Sun, 01/21/2018 - 12:20

DerekElliott writes: Today I have a quick tutorial for the beginners and people just getting started with setting up materials in Blender using the [still kind of]new Principled Shader. This will give you a jump-start on understanding basic material setup and how to start creating realistic shaders of your own in just a few minutes. [...]

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The Art of Gregory Smith

Blender 3D News - Sun, 01/21/2018 - 09:15

Enjoy the work of Gregory Smith, Student (first year) and Apprentice matte painter from Southampton, United Kingdom.

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Skating Lessons: Promo for our Animated TV show, 'Andy Pirki'

Blender 3D News - Sun, 01/21/2018 - 06:10

Aum Animation writes: Hi Friends . Below is one of the promos for our 3D Animated TV show ‘ Andy Pirki’. The production part of it was entirely done with ‘Blender’ and other opensource softwares. We have been using Blender for more than 7 years now and are excited to share our works with the [...]

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Terrain4Print makes free printable 3D terrain with Blender

Blender 3D News - Sun, 01/21/2018 - 03:05

Markus "Terrain4Print" Kruse writes: Terrain4Print makes free 3D terrain for your home 3D printer. Terrain is primarily used for wargaming and roleplaying games but model railroading and diorama building are also possible. STL-files are available on thingiverse. I have multiple genres. I believe I have made the worlds first modular hills. The latest delivery is [...]

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Mobile VR Asset TimeLapse: The Museum

Blender 3D News - Sun, 01/21/2018 - 00:00

Brandon writes: I wanted to share a modelling and texturing timelapse of a project I did last year at work for a mobile VR experience used to promote the Opera "The Invention of Morel" by the Chicago Opera Theater. The app gave viewers a ride around the island while introducing them to the story of [...]

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Creating Depth through Freestyle using Modifiers

Blender 3D News - Sat, 01/20/2018 - 13:17

Paul Caggegi writes: Hi Blendernation! In this tutorial, I explain how to add a couple of modifiers to Freestyle linesets, and create the illusion of depth in a scene. A popular comic inking convention is to use thicker lines and more detail if objects are closer to the camera, and thinner, less detailed lines if [...]

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Add-on: Backface hiding

Blender 3D News - Sat, 01/20/2018 - 07:17

ChameleonScales writes: It's a small and rather cheap add-on but I think useful nonetheless. The idea is to hide the backfacing or non-visible geometry to address the issue of Backface Culling not hiding mesh components in Edit mode (vertices, edges, faces). It was mostly made with retopology with X-Ray mode in mind, but isn't limited [...]

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Blender Add-on Programming Tips

Blender 3D News - Sat, 01/20/2018 - 03:11

jayanam writes: In this video I show the current development state of my addon Fast Carve and give you some programming tips for Blender Add-ons.

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Beginner Tutorial: Quick Render to Video Format in Blender

Blender 3D News - Sat, 01/20/2018 - 00:30

This is very basic, but if you've just started learning Blender this might come in useful! MJ Vilches writes: I just wanna share this quick tutorial I made(for beginners) sharing how I render my animations into a video format in Blender. Hope it helps! :D

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Blender Animation Studio Podcast Ep. #065 - Poodle

Blender 3D News - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 13:37

Welcome, take a seat! The alternative ending for Agent 327 - Operation Barbershop has been released, we recap the release and quiz Pablo about how it's like to transition from Maya to Blender. Also, it's Sculptjanuary and Julien talks about the joy of being a moderator while attending the sculpting frenzy every single day! Further, [...]

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Verge3D: 3D Bean Bag Configurator

Blender 3D News - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 10:35

soft8soft writes: The Verge3D gallery has started getting filled up! Check out the beautiful Bean Bag configurator created by the Dutch artist Martin Hammersma. Everything was done with Puzzles - there is no a single line of programming code in this web app!

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Medieval Building 360 Degree View

Blender 3D News - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 06:10

Pietro Chiovaro writes: Hi everyone! Here's the 360 degree view of the Medieval Building with some rendering details. 5 hours of render 1080p 60fps 500 frames 50 samples + Denoiser Blender Cycles

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How to Light a Simple Room in Blender, Part 02

Blender 3D News - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 03:05

bintang senja writes: Hello Again ! This second video (see part one here) is about giving the materials and textures to the scene that already lit in previous tutorial. If you have any comment please let me know, I love to hear what do you guys think. Thanks Hope You Guys Enjoy 😉

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First Italian Blender Conference: March 10, Foligno

Blender 3D News - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 00:00

dichitoarchitetto writes: Hi everyone! I'm proud to announce that the "Associazione Blender Italia", a no-profit organization founded by Italian Blender enthusiasts, passionate CG artists, professionals and hobbysts, will hold the first national conference on Blender on March 10th, 2018 starting at 09:30 and closing at 19:00. The location chosen is "Spazio ZUT", Corso Cavour 83/85, [...]

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Commercial: "What Is A Puffin?" for Georgia Aquarium

Blender 3D News - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 12:20

I would have totally believed that this is a claymation animation, but Peter Mattson pulled off an amazing job with Blender! Peter writes: I started this commercial thinking I was going to use claymation. After using Blender to create a storyboard, I figured it'd be easier to just make it with CGI and try to mimic [...]

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