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Jumpstart Your Workflow in Blender 2.8

Blender 3D News - 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

Blender 3D News - 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 [$]

Blender 3D News - 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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Blender 2.8 Texture Painting : Transparency

Blender 3D News - Sun, 01/20/2019 - 00:00

jayanam writes: In this tutorial I show how to paint transparent parts to your texture with Blender 2.8. I create and explain the node setup and which shaders you have to use and combine.

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Procedural Citrus Shader (Free Download)

Blender 3D News - Sun, 01/20/2019 - 00:00

Thatimst3r writes: Hi everyone, I've just finished creating a 100% procedural citrus fruit shader and wanted to release it for free as a thanks to all my supporters :) The shader is built in a convenient to use node group so you can easily append to your own projects. Color, Shape, Membrane distribution, Bump and [...]

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Release of Mesh Align Plus v.0.5.0

Blender 3D News - Sat, 01/19/2019 - 11:20

Eric Gentry writes: Blender 2.80 compatibility, a new face-alignment option (and default behavior!) for "Align Planes" and a NEW INSTALL PROCESS are the big headlines with this version of Mesh Align Plus (free and open source as always!). The addon has now moved to the 3D View > N panel as well. For the unfamiliar: [...]

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Procedural Suede Material in Blender Cycles + EEVEE

Blender 3D News - Sat, 01/19/2019 - 06:05

String Fairy is back with another materials tutorial. You can download the .blend here.

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Eevee - Soyuz from ISS

Blender 3D News - Sat, 01/19/2019 - 03:00

Beniamino Della Torre writes: Hi, here is a short video dedicated to ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst. I've been inspired by his fantastic timelapse sequence of the Soyuz MS-11 spacecraft being launched into space on 3 December 2018. I don't have any competence in space travel and physics, so there's no scientific purpose in this video. [...]

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Game asset timelapse - Create a shield in Blender 2.8 and EEVEE

Blender 3D News - Sat, 01/19/2019 - 00:00

Lluc3D writes: In this video time-lapse I'm showing the complete process to create a game asset in Blender, texturing in Quixel suite, also I'm using toolbag 3 for baking maps. Then I use EEVEE for rendering. The asset is a shield for the "Project DV" a new game project that I'm working on. I working [...]

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Daily Blender Tip 142: Fracture Modifier Splinters

Blender 3D News - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 23:56

Jan van den Hemel writes: Splinters are a great way to make certain materials like wood fracture in a more believable and interesting way. Setting it up is easy, as is shown in this quick video.

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Behind the Scenes: Lupita

Blender 3D News - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 08:55

Background My name is Alex Kane, I am a 3D Artist with a passion for creating cartoon characters and photorealistic scenes! I am currently freelancing in Cincinnati, Ohio while also developing tools and plugins for other artists. The majority of my artistic knowledge came from self-study and experimentation. In my elementary school years, while other [...]

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MeldaProduction releases MRatioMB (free) and updates all plugins to 12.11

Audio Freeware - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 08:19


MeldaProduction has updated its plugins to 12.11, which features several improvements, features and fixes.

Additionally MRatioMB, a powerful crossfader between the main input...

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Best of Blender Artists: 2019, week 3

Blender 3D News - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 07:10

Every week, hundreds of artists share their work on the Blender Artists forum. I'm putting some of the best work in the spotlight in a weekly post here on BlenderNation. Winter morning in an unknown city Sheldon An autumn house ArtWar 3: Kira “Strider” - PBR Game Character Model Twr Mawr Lighthouse Pirate Boy Classical [...]

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Blender v2.80 beta Cycles rendering performance and tile size analysis

Blender 3D News - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 05:05

Tibor Nyers writes: With the release of Turing NVIDIA created a new class of GPU devices specifically tailored to target ray tracing workloads. Unfortunately, Blender Cycles does not support HW accelerated rendering just yet, nevertheless, the new RTX GPUs provide a significant leap in GPU performance. In this article we compare the performance speedup with [...]

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Creating a Procedural Soap Material in Blender EEVEE

Blender 3D News - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 03:00

String Fairy shows how to create an EEVEEE shader for a slightly translucent and bumpy soap material.

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DynRemesh v2.0 Update [$]

Blender 3D News - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 00:55

Alberto Gonzalez writes: The DynRemesh 2.0 update brings quad-based remeshing & auto-retopology in Blender 2.8 DynRemesh is a quad-based remesher, assisting in retopology for your dyntopo sculpts & 3dscans containing too many tris(triangles). It now includes support for QuadriFlow & many new features: Weight Paint Operator(Define density with weights) Symmetry Support(Experimental) Relax + Smooth options [...]

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Daily Blender Tip 141: Installing the Helper add-on for Fracture Modifier

Blender 3D News - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 22:49

Jan van den Hemel writes: On my continued exploration of the Fracture Modifier branch of Blender, I found that the Helper Add-on is an essential and very useful tool. It helps you set up the scene faster, from setting up the rigid bodies and fractured objects to fine tuning exactly where and how the fracture [...]

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Suzanne 3D Print : Angel and Demon

Blender 3D News - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 22:30

Darkfall writes: In this Video we will be doing another "Suzanne Print". This time we will be turning our Mascot Suzanne into an Angel and Demon. Once we are happy with how they look we can Export as an STL and then Print them. With a little clean up and some paint (though my bad [...]

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Custom Fonts in VSE! BlenderToday Live

Blender 3D News - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 11:50

Pablo Vazquez writes: BlenderToday Live is back! Oh boy we are. Season 2 starts with plenty of updates all across the board. Tune in for BlenderToday Live #45! And Blender Hoy in Spanish:

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Behind the Scenes: Indian Woman

Blender 3D News - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 09:45

About My name is Jesús A. Olmos and I was born in Valladolid, Spain. I have dedicated a great part of my life to design, focusing on 3D modeling and animation. I have received numerous national and international awards in my professional career in the fields of Drawing, Painting, Sculpture and Digital Illustration, both in [...]

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