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Creating Cycles cracks with worn Edges

Blender 3D News - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 03:35
Create weathered surfaces using procedural textures in this new CG Masters video tutorial. Aidy Burrows writes: How about texturing without any UV’s? Procedurally generating surfaces for any object size and shape. That speeds the texturing process up right? We know if we look closely at many surfaces and you'll probably find some kind of wear [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Kajimba New Year

Blender 3D News - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 01:25
The Kajimba crew has gathered once more in their favorite pub to wish you a happy new year :) James Neale writes: A bit early but Happy New Year everyone! We spent a bit of time this year bringing our Kajimba assets up from v2.49b, and we decided to create this image to R&D the [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Godot Engine Reaches 1.0, Releases First Stable

Blender 3D News - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 23:58
The Godot Engine is a multi platform game development system that was open sourced last February. Over the last 10 months, many improvements have been made and the team has reached a mile stone: version 1.0. Juan Linietsky writes: After 10 months of hard work, the open source and MIT licensed Godot Engine has reached [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Orange Free Sounds releases Happy Holidays Collection

Audio Freeware - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 10:19
Orange Free Sounds has released Happy Holidays Collection, free 324 MB collection in WAV 41,000 Hertz, 16-bit samples format. Content: 27 Sound Effects (various Sound Effects). 42 Funky Drum [Read More]

Blender production 'I will Escape' debuts next week on Steam

Blender 3D News - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 09:00
'I will Escape' is an indie game title that has been FULLY produced in Blender and uses the Blender Game Engine as well. It will debut on Steam in one week and today I'm talking to Wesley Blijlevens, founder of Blue Label Studio, to learn more about the creation of this project. For more than [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation


Blender 3D News - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 06:55
By 3D Arena.
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Alien Jungle

Blender 3D News - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 04:45
Another excellent alien plant life image by Martin Bässler. I posted his series Exobotany two months ago. Done mostly in Blender, and rendered with Cycles.Some objects are generated with StructureSynth, and remeshed with Meshlab Sky background image is stock from Wolfworx. Postwork in Photoshop.
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Making Custom Brushes in Blender

Blender 3D News - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 02:15
Create your own brushes in Blender with this videotutorial by Brian. Hello, I wanted to share my technique for mimicking Photoshop brushes in Blender. A job I had as a 3D artist wanted me to develop a more painterly style for our 3D models. I needed to be able to paint directly on the models [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

CG Masters - Character Creation Volume 3.5 - Cycles Convert

Blender 3D News - Sun, 12/14/2014 - 23:46
Terry Wallwork reviews the CG Masters 'Character Creation Volume 3.5' training video. I was contacted by CG Masters and asked if I would review one of their latest Blender training products "Character Creation Volume 3.5 - Cycles Convert". Those of you that have read my previous reviews of CG Masters products know that they have [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Hoist Drum

Blender 3D News - Sun, 12/14/2014 - 13:04
This seems like a simple model, but Sebastian paid a huge amount of attention to small details that made it realistic. Sebastian Zapata writes: Product visualization for a client. Done in Blender 2.72 and rendered with Cycles.
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CodeFN42 updates CCStepper to v1.10 for Windows (freeware)

Audio Freeware - Sun, 12/14/2014 - 05:15
CodeFN42 has updated CCStepper, a MIDI CC data sequencer, to version 1.10. CCStepper is a VST MIDI CC data sequencer plugin, suitable for controlling MIDI capable software (softsynths or effects) [Read More]

Virharmonic releases "Violin Freebie" for UVI Workstation

Audio Freeware - Sun, 12/14/2014 - 04:00
During this festive season, Virharmonic is giving out a Violin Freebie for UVI Workstation as a taster of their upcoming "Soul Capture Series". Look out for more information regarding this series [Read More]

Cycles Island Revisited vol.2

Blender 3D News - Sat, 12/13/2014 - 23:30
This gorgeous nature scene contains one trillion polygons, I think that's a new record! Peter Baintner writes: I wanted to make a waterfall in Blender, and I needed a scene therefore. So I took the original Island from Agus3D, and basically made everything new, apart from the trees. One frame to render took 1 hour. [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Christmas Shopping? Support BlenderNation by using my Amazon affiliate link

Blender 3D News - Sat, 12/13/2014 - 09:00
If you're doing online Christmas shopping this year, you can financially support BlenderNation by starting your visit to Amazon with one of my Amazon affiliate links. It'll give me a percentage of your spendings without disclosing any personal information, and it won't cost you a dime. It would mean a lot to me, thanks! Image: Christmas [...]
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MysteryBlends: Discover hidden passcodes inside .blend files

Blender 3D News - Sat, 12/13/2014 - 07:18
Announced during the Blender Conference, you can now enter the MysteryBlends challenge to test your Blender knowledge, solve puzzles inside Blender and crack the codes! Yuri Mysteriousky writes: Hello Blender World! Can you find hidden passcodes in .blend files ? then read on. I am Yuri Mysteriously, talking to you directly from the deep Russian [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Two Blender entries in 'Most Legendary Car' competition

Blender 3D News - Sat, 12/13/2014 - 05:11
Two great Blender entries made it into the 'team choice' of the Humster3D. 1: Dream of Generations by Jared Samuelson with using Blender and Gimp (featured above). 2: The Arrival of DeLorean by Michael Marcondes and Daniel Wagner with using Cinema4D, Modo, Lagoa MultiOptics, Moi3D, Blender and Photoshop.
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Reynante's Top Blender Artists

Blender 3D News - Sat, 12/13/2014 - 03:45
Reynante M. Martinez shares a list of his favorite Blender artists. I recently compiled into a brief article some of my most-admired Blender artists who have inspired me on my personal journey. Prepare to be mind-blown and have fun reading!
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Girarte - A Blender animation for an art group

Blender 3D News - Sat, 12/13/2014 - 01:27
By Gustavo Baldez.
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Virharmonic Winter Madness: Violin Freebie and Savings of up to $300 on Choral Libraries for UVI Workstation

Audio Freeware - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 17:00
From today until 24th December, Virharmonic is offering its Choral Bundle at $599, saving $300 off all their choirs combined. That's a full word Building adult choir, young men's choir, boys [Read More]