Media Technology News

Plugin Alliance Summer Sale Extended Through The End of August

Audio Freeware - Sun, 08/17/2014 - 20:39
The Plugin Alliance Summer Sale has been extended through the end of August. Get great deals on plugins from elysia, SPL, Maag, Brainworx and more. Individual plugins up to 50% off. Build your own cus [Read More]

99Sounds releases free "Vinyl Noise SFX" Sample Library for Kontakt and SFZ

Audio Freeware - Sun, 08/17/2014 - 17:32
99Sounds has released Vinyl Noise SFX, a free collection of vinyl noise sound effects in 16-bit WAV format. The library contains 37 individual vinyl noise samples, along with SFZ and NKI instrument pa [Read More]

Create Realistic Explosions! - Blender Cycles Tutorial

Blender 3D News - Sun, 08/17/2014 - 05:00
Tutorial by Steve of CG Geek on creating explosions rendered with Cycles. Steve writes: Learn how to Simulate and Render great looking Explosions in Blender with Cycles!
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

'Intro to Game Engine' video series

Blender 3D News - Sun, 08/17/2014 - 04:00
In this introductory game engine tutorial series Gary Myers teaches you modeling, texturing, and lighting a bunker level as well as adding game logic to make it playable. Gary Myers writes: I created this series for Cris over at 3d-Palace to hopefully expand the Blender audience there. He has tons of free modelling tutorials which [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

How to Model Low Poly Hair

Blender 3D News - Sun, 08/17/2014 - 01:00
A short tutorial on low poly hair modeling for game assets by Blender Passion. Learn the techniques to model low poly hair. If you want to learn how to make entire hairstyles, there will be upcoming timelapses where I document the entire process.
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Image: Bunker

Blender 3D News - Sat, 08/16/2014 - 07:00
Some really cool artwork by Daniel Stor.
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Render Wireframes in Cycles with Freestyle

Blender 3D News - Sat, 08/16/2014 - 04:00
Greg Zaal of Blender Nerd shares a tutorial on wireframe rendering with Freestyle in Cycles. Greg Zaal writes: Now that it's possible to use Freestyle with the Cycles render engine, we can easily render a wire frame overlay of the geometry of our models. The only ways to do this previously were overcomplicated and limited, [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

audiowiesel releases free "E-Ukulele" for Kontakt 5

Audio Freeware - Sat, 08/16/2014 - 01:58
audiowiesel has released E-Ukulele for Kontakt 5. Features: Sampled from an electronic ukulele (Les Paul model) from Epiphone. 2 nki patches: Standard and Chords. Standard: 11x round robin per note pe [Read More]

Model Download: Gundam Mech

Blender 3D News - Sat, 08/16/2014 - 01:00
By alverhothasi. I've made this gundam in blender 2.71, you can use this ,but not for commercial ! Thank you, Hope you like it.
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Karoryfer releases Emilyguitar and Growlybass - Free Sample Libraries (WAV|SFZ)

Audio Freeware - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 13:38
Karoryfer has released two free open-source sample libraries: Emilyguitar and Growlybass. Emilyguitar features: Samples of an Epiphone Emily the Strange guitar with flatwound strings. A total of 323 [Read More]

Keolab releases 64-bit version of free "Spicy Guitar" plug-in

Audio Freeware - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 11:01
Keolab has announced that Spicy Guitar is now available for Mac OS X in 32/64-bit universal binary (VST and AudioUnit), and for Windows in 64-bit (VST). Spicy Guitar is a physically modeled acoustic g [Read More]

Keolab releases 64-bit version of free Spicy Guitar

Audio Freeware - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 11:01
Keolab has announced that Spicy Guitar is now available for Mac OS X in 32/64-bits universal binary (VST and AudioUnit), and for Windows in 64-bits (VST). Spicy Guitar is a physically modeled acoustic [Read More]

Blender's New 2.72 UI Feature - Pie Menus

Blender 3D News - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 04:00
Aidy Burrows of CG Masters shares a tutorial on the new pie menus upcoming in Blender 2.72. Aidy Burrows writes: Don’t panic!! If you really don’t like them, you’re safe, this is an addon and it’s not on by default so you can rest easy. However, let’s say you’re a little peckish and you do [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

IDIN Music video using Blender

Blender 3D News - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 01:00
IDIN is a pop star from Iran. His latest music video is rich with Blender VFX. The newest IDIN music video has been released and most visuals, vfx and 3d animation are created with Blender. Dutch 3D animator Fred Mantel and director Behnam Mokri worked together on this project: IDIN's new music video for "Dooroogh" [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Custom Fresnel Curve in Cycles

Blender 3D News - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 04:00
Check out this tutorial on creating custom fresnel curves in Cycles for more accurate reflections and other shader enhancements. mookie writes: Adjusting fresnel curve may help you to control reflections, material colour or any other shading parameter according to the viewer's angle. It's a technique inspired by V-Ray Falloff map that is widely used in [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Blender game: Marley's Adventure

Blender 3D News - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 01:00
Vojtěch Severa created a platform game starring a Beagle. I created simply a platformer game using the Blender Game Engine. Here is a short video:
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Manx Releases Gigmate V2 Freeware Synth for Windows

Audio Freeware - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 10:32
Manx has released the Gigmate V2 - a major upgrade of the original Manx freebee. They have spent over 18 months radically updating their filter and envelope stages. An inspired move or an obscene miss [Read More]

Jeanne d'Arc 3D

Blender 3D News - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 04:00
Yannick Le Bris fast-forwards through the creation process of his latest ship model, the helicopter carrier Jeanne d'Arc.
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Showcasing Your Blender Models Online With Sketchfab

Blender 3D News - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 01:00
Check out a new 3-part tutorial series by Jonathan Williamson of Blender Cookie on using Sketchfab to showcase your Blender models online. Sketchfab is an awesome web viewer that utilizes WebGL for 3D viewing in browsers without a plug-in. Jonathan teaches you how to upload your model from Blender, make adjustments in Sketchfab, and add [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Diginoiz releases 'Heavy Hop Brass' Free Sample Pack

Audio Freeware - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 12:18
Diginoiz has released Heavy Hop Brass which features 50 free brass loops in urban genre. Price: Free. [Read More]