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Introduction to Compositing in Blender

Blender 3D News - Wed, 09/16/2020 - 11:00

Morten Jaeger writes: We wanted to give people a full free introduction to compositing inside of Blender. For anyone just starting out with comp, there are a lot of things you won't know. How to use the different nodes, which hotkeys will speed up your workflow etc. But most importantly, the theory behind compositing. So [...]

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QuikQuak releases UpStereo Free v3.0

Audio Freeware - Wed, 09/16/2020 - 09:26


QuikQuak has announced that the free version of UpStereo has been updated to 3.0.

What's new:
Now 64-bit and multi-format. VST, VST3, AU & AAX for Windows and Mac...

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Behind the Scenes: Law and Order Toy World Style

Blender 3D News - Wed, 09/16/2020 - 08:55

My first computer was a TRS 80 purchased way back in 1978. In 1999 I bought a Voodoo graphics card by 3dfx. Bundled with the graphics card was a program called Web 3D. It was a very basic program but it gave me my first taste of creating a 3D image and I was instantly [...]

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How Did Blender’s Sculpting Technology Shape Up Over Time?

Blender 3D News - Wed, 09/16/2020 - 06:50

mozzy69 writes: In this post, we take a look at the series of events that culminated in Blender's rapid development of sculpting technologies towards the end of the first decade in the 2000's. We also examine how sculpting tools continue to advance through paradigm shifts in art and technology.

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HoRNet releases DoIn - a utility to download install and manage HoRNet plugins

Audio Freeware - Wed, 09/16/2020 - 04:54


HoRNet Plugins has released HoRNet DoIn, a utility designed to help you download, install and manage your HoRNet plugins.

HoRNet DoIn is available for Windows and macOS (64-bit...

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Voodoo Tracker is outdated, but here's how you can still use it in Blender

Blender 3D News - Wed, 09/16/2020 - 04:45

defenderblender writes: You have probably seen CG Matters Tutorial on how to track with Voodoo Camera Tracker and import the Camera Animation into Blender with a little trick. But you are not familiar with python scripting at all and you get confused every time you try it or you think it's just a repetitive work? [...]

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Blender Developers Meeting Notes: 14 September 2020

Blender 3D News - Wed, 09/16/2020 - 04:14

Announcements Particles workshop is finished. Google Summer of Code - all remaining projects passed. Blender 2.90.1 The list of potential candidates for a 2.90.1 bugfix release. There appear to be some showstoppers in this list, no objections in the meeting to go ahead. Blender 2.91 bcon2 on Wednesday, September 16 - any major new features [...]

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Sketchfab x RTFKT: Win a pair of custom-made sneakers

Blender 3D News - Wed, 09/16/2020 - 02:40

In this month's texturing challenge, you can win a pair of hand-made custom sneakers with your own design! Download the provided model and texture away! Enter for a chance to win a pair of custom-made sneakers, textured by you! This week we join up with sponsors RTFKT and SWEAR in challenging you to retexture the [...]

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Blender 2.9 - Using Masks in the Compositor

Blender 3D News - Wed, 09/16/2020 - 00:35

Pierre Schiller writes: The Blender Compositor window can use masks to selectively apply effects. You can connect a mask as a FACTOR in any node and it will filter your effect's composition. Masks can be keyframed in the Image Editor. Use Feather and learn how to use the pole types in this tutorial for mid-advanced [...]

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Animating The Spider bot Attack! - Making A Sci-Fi Movie - Part 13

Blender 3D News - Tue, 09/15/2020 - 22:30

CBaileyFilm writes: In this episode we'll be animating the next four shots in our movie. We'll focus a lot on character animation and bringing our little scanner droid to life. We'll also be creating a custom mask shader for the runes on our factory so that we can control how the runes appear. Finally we'll [...]

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CGI - Contemporary House - Archviz Animation

Blender 3D News - Tue, 09/15/2020 - 13:05

hilth writes: Hi, my name is Augusto Cezar, I'm a 3D visualization artist and this is one of the Architectural animation projects that I made entirely on Blender and Davinci resolve. 3D animations are one of the most modern and intense ways to communicate architecture and ideas in our days. The 3D world can make [...]

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rncbc.org updates Qtractor to v0.9.17 for Linux

Audio Freeware - Tue, 09/15/2020 - 12:00


rncbc.org has announced the release of Qtractor version 0.9.17 End-of-Summer'20 for Linux.

Changes:
Early fixing to build for Qt >= 6.0.0 and the C++17 standard. Fixed...

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Blender 2.8.2 Hard Surface Non Destructive Sci Fi Grooves

Blender 3D News - Tue, 09/15/2020 - 11:00

3D Tudor writes: Have you ever wanted to learn how to drastically change your mesh but still keep your options open so that you can easily return to the original? You answered, 'yes'? Then, please join me for this free Blender 2.8.2 workflow video. In this tutorial, I am going to show you how to [...]

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How to Model a Titanfall Style Pilot Helmet

Blender 3D News - Tue, 09/15/2020 - 08:55

Tosmo writes: In this video, I will be expanding on the character bust we sculpted in the last two videos and now I will show you how you can quickly create a Titanfall style Pilot Helmet. I will cover some hard-surface modeling techniques, as well as setting up our model for baking in Substance Painter. [...]

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Timelapse: Render a Minecraft World in Blender 2.90

Blender 3D News - Tue, 09/15/2020 - 06:50

Thomas writes: Learn how to render a minecraft world in Blender 2.90 in this quick timelapse tutorial.

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Sculpt mode gets experimental pen tilt support

Blender 3D News - Tue, 09/15/2020 - 05:30

Pablo Dobarro’s at it again (just when I was almost keeping up with his development pace), implementing experimental pen tilt support in the sculpt mode! Sculpt Mode now has experimental pen tilt support in some draw, clay and scrape brushes to control the brush tip angle in relation to the surface. #b3d #devfund https://t.co/gXXswVGwq5 pic.twitter.com/5urTNWifaY [...]

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Flares Wizard 2.0 - Lens flares add-on

Blender 3D News - Tue, 09/15/2020 - 04:45

Monaime writes: Hello, The version 2.0 of the Flares Wizard is out! Flares Wizard is an add-on for creating realistic lens flares in Blender (Eevee and Cycles). Some of the new features: Upgrade to Blender 2.8x, 2.9x. New procedural elements, with the total of 11 elements. Enhanced blinking functionality. Enhanced Background functionality. A new dedicated [...]

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CGTrader reaches 3 million users milestone - enjoy up to 70% off! [$, promoted]

Blender 3D News - Tue, 09/15/2020 - 02:57

It’s official - CGTrader, one of the leading 3D model marketplaces with 1,1M+ models for computer graphics, VR/AR and gaming, reached 3 million registered users milestone! To give back to the community and celebrate, CGTrader has just launched a limited-time Milestone 3D Model Sale with discounts of up to 70% on thousands of quality 3D [...]

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How to import a SVG and convert it to Grease Pencil | Blender 2.9

Blender 3D News - Tue, 09/15/2020 - 02:40

25games writes: I was asked to produce a video for converting a SVG to Grease Pencil opject. I need to confess that it is not really working in a ordinary way. Probably you have to download a addon for this. I managed to convert an imported SVG to a Grease Pencil object in the end. [...]

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GSoC 2020 Overview: Improving IO performance for big files

Blender 3D News - Tue, 09/15/2020 - 00:35

Ankit Meel's GSoC project, Improving IO performance for big files, was mentored by Dr. Sybren Stüvel and Dr. Howard Trickey. This project initially aimed to improve the import/export times of .PLY, .STL files, but later focused on reworking the Wavefrom OBJ IO performance. Ankit Meel managed to implement a new fully featured importer and exporter [...]

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