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Blender developers meeting notes: 21 January 2019

1 hour 50 min ago

Brecht writes: New Features and Changes As usual bug fixing took most of the core developers' time, with about 75 bugs solved. Bevel now supports multiple miter patterns. (release notes) (Howard Trickey) NLA: implement a new blending mode that intelligently combines actions. (commit) (Alexander Gavrilov) Windows: support for Windows Ink, for better handling of pen [...]

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Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Art Spotlight: A Link to the Future

3 hours 55 min ago

VFX and Technical Artist Augusto Godinho tells us how he created a futuristic Link, using The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past as inspiration. About Me Hey there! I’m Augusto Godinho, Game VFX and Technical Artist from Brazil. Even born and raised in an upcountry little town full of talented artists, I started [...]

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Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

CrowdSim3D - New Version + Blender 2.80 + Demo

6 hours 43 sec ago

Jeroen Bakker writes: Past couple of months we've been working on the new version of CrowdSim3D that can simulate larger crowds faster and smoother motion. We achieved this optimization by rewriting the add-on using Rust - a fast and memory-efficient programming language. The simulation also uses subframes to generate smoother movements. There is also a [...]

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Universal joints, lets rig 'em up in Blender

8 hours 6 min ago

Jellymeyer writes: This tutorial is actually an update to a tutorial I did quite a long time ago. Back then I didn't know about editing and decided to make an update. We cover how to make a rig that is a working universal joint. as much as I wanted to do this tutorial in 2.8 [...]

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Sci-Fi Racing Series Trailer

10 hours 11 min ago

Brandon Wright writes: "DIVER" it's a science fiction series. There's a popular sport in which pilots must descend vertically from high in the atmosphere to the finish line on the planet surface while maneuvering through an obstacle course in the sky. Pilots compete from all over the galaxy. The sport is called "Gravity Diving" or [...]

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How to create realistic curtains in Blender

Mon, 01/21/2019 - 22:30

garagefarm.net writes: Hello blenderheads ! In my latest tutorial I show how to make a nice realistic curtain for your blender interior. First creating a basic shape with the wave modifier and taking it to the next level with blender's clothsim and shapekeys: Have fun creating curtains for your windows (even if you're a hardheaded [...]

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#Blender52 - Week 4 - Laser

Mon, 01/21/2019 - 13:05

Abe Viljoen writes: Another week, another #Blender52 theme has rolled in, this time in the form of "Laser". #Blender52 is a 52 week challenge, with 52 predetermined themes/prompts with the goal of creating 52 new artworks over the course of the year. This week #Blender52 founder Abe Viljoen (@thegiven on Instagram/ @givencollective) starts us off [...]

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Blender Today Live! #46

Mon, 01/21/2019 - 12:09

Pablo shares the latest updates on Blender 2.8 development tonight.

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#2 - Animation Nodes in Blender 2.8 - Tutorial Series

Mon, 01/21/2019 - 11:00

ChrisP writes: In this video series we will take an early look at Animation Nodes 2.1 in Blender 2.8, including a tip for animation rendering with auto execution enabled! This is part 2 - see part one here.

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Addon: Alarm and Shutdown update, now with e-mail notifications

Mon, 01/21/2019 - 08:55

Sergey Metelskiy writes: Hello, folks! Here's a little update of my trusty old addon "Alarm and Shutdown", to version 1.2 beta. New features are: Custom sound file for alarm Automatic e-mail notification feature Oh, and of course, version for Blender 2.8 is also available now! You can get it for free at Gumroad. Here's a [...]

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Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Behind the Scenes: Realistic Horse Skeleton

Mon, 01/21/2019 - 06:50

About Me Hello everyone, my name is Jeannot Landry, I am 36 years old and am a 3D generalist living in the town of Shediac, in the New-Brunswick province of Canada. I studied 3D animation at La cite collegiale in Ottawa from 2001 to 2004 using Maya. I worked from job to job for a [...]

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Daily Blender Tip 144: Tearing cloth with the Fracture Modifier

Mon, 01/21/2019 - 04:45

Jan van den Hemel writes: With the Fracture Modifier build of Blender, it's easy to set up fake cloth and have it interact with rigid bodies. Setting up a scene like this with tearing cloth only takes seconds.

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My favourite Blender Art on Sketchfab: 2019, week 4

Mon, 01/21/2019 - 02:40

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! Hermano Ciervo by pebetron on Sketchfab Mechanical Shark by Loïc Norgeot on Sketchfab Lake house scene view w/ clouds by grantgenesius on Sketchfab TamOShanter by Malz on Sketchfab [...]

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Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Video: How does a Pull-Back Toy Car work?

Mon, 01/21/2019 - 00:35

Jared Owen writes: Simple toys like this are actually quite complex on the inside! I had a lot of fun taking apart cars to try and figure out how this works. It's complicated to explain things like this - feedback is always welcome. I wrote a python script to create the mesh, armature, and a [...]

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Procedural Cracked Leather Material in Blender Cycles + EEVEE

Sun, 01/20/2019 - 22:30

String Fairy shows how to create a procedural material in Blender.

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Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

The Art of Michel Rochette

Sun, 01/20/2019 - 12:15

Enjoy the work of Michel Rochette from Canada!

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Blender 2.8 Export 3d Colliders to Godot 3

Sun, 01/20/2019 - 09:10

jayanam writes: In this tutorial I show how to export a model (terrain) from Blender 2.8 with colliders to Godot 3 so that the exported collider is created automatically by the Godot Engine.

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Jumpstart Your Workflow in Blender 2.8

Sun, 01/20/2019 - 06:15

Curtis Holt writes: Hi everyone! In this video, I show you how you can speed up your workflow with the help of a useful startup file. We take a look at a file that I have created for my own projects, which you can download for free. It contains world and composition nodes along with [...]

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Daily Blender Tip 143: Camera shift

Sun, 01/20/2019 - 03:05

Jan van den Hemel writes: This is a quick tip about moving the camera without changing the perspective. Useful especially for architectural renders.

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Blender-OSM: textured buildings, forests, satellite imagery [$]

Sun, 01/20/2019 - 02:40

vvoovv writes: Time to announce the premium version of the blender-osm addon. In addition to the features of the base version (3D volumes for OpenStreetMap buildings and terrain), the premium one provides: Import of buildings from OpenStreetMap with default materials, tileable building textures and UV-mapping applied Default materials and textures to mimic lit windows for [...]

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