Media Technology News

Blender Game Making Contest 16 Begins!

Blender 3D News - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 23:59
James Kalvin Smuckers writes: The Blender Game Making Contest Returns for its 16th Installment! And yes, its just as exciting as the title sounds. This time the theme that was decided on, the theme that will have blendheads spewing out their game knowledge... the theme is... Stealth! The week-long game-athon will start this Saturday, and [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Free HDRI Pack

Blender 3D News - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 10:30
Maxime Roz is giving away a nice collection of 6 HDRI images of interior environments. Hi everyone, this is my first HDRI pack, so let's start free. I'm proud to release it after more than 1 year of research and development on the subject. Those 6 equirectangular environments are perfect for product rendering. Well used, [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

'PBR' Exploration.

Blender 3D News - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 07:00
While not true Physically Based Rendering, Kent Tramell's real-time texture setup here is pretty awesome.
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Create a procedural page texture in blender

Blender 3D News - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 04:50
Naman writes: Hi guys, I am studying procedural textures these days and found the use of wave texture to make ruled pages. So here is time for another quick tip. In this video we will create a page texture in blender with procedural wave textures. have fun :D Naman Here is the link of project [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Medium Tank (Advance Wars)

Blender 3D News - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 02:32
By PabloM. A simple and small project. Some things (like the grass) could be improved, but it had to be finished rather quickly :) Those boxy vehicles from AW are just so fun to draw/ model.
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Frankfurt Musikmesse Highlights

Audio Freeware - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 01:12
MyZeil The Frankfurt Musikmesse took place last month. Like NAMM the crowds were larger than the recent past. In fact, according to Messe officials there were more than 108,000 attendees from [Read More]

Universal Post-processing Tutorial

Blender 3D News - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 00:14
Gleb Alexandrov writes: Discover how to make your images 273% better by post-processing it like a pro. After following these 12 simple steps, you will be ready to add that high octane ‘varoom’ to your artworks.
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

non-Blender: Computational Hydrographic Printing

Blender 3D News - Tue, 05/19/2015 - 13:05
This video is too cool not to share: inverse UV unwrapping using water! (Read the full paper here).
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Trailer: Jarnayl Hari Singh Nalwa

Blender 3D News - Tue, 05/19/2015 - 08:34
Crazy Cub Animations (remember their awesome reel and Happy Holli animation?) present the trailer to their new project. Yesterday was a BIG DAY as we ffficially launched the Trailer of "Jarnayl - Hari Singh Nalwa" at BMO IFFSA| PIFF | Toronto 2015. The response was awesome and now we proudly share the same with all [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

How to make Dust Particles in Blender!

Blender 3D News - Tue, 05/19/2015 - 01:40
Here's a tutorial for a basic movie effect: creating an atmospheric 'dust particles' effect. Addicted to CG writes: Hello ladies and gentleman my name is Panos and today I am here with another exiting blender tutorial! Have you ever been in a point where your artwork looks good but there is something missing that adds [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation


Blender 3D News - Mon, 05/18/2015 - 23:30
By Arizaga. This character is my 3d version of Ian Abando's trojan 2d concept. I started the model with a fast 3d concept in Zbrush, then I imported the 3d model in Blender and prepared the scene. I modeled some parts, I add hair and did the little wooden horse. I used the automatic rig [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Gooseberry Weekly #39: May 15, 2015

Blender 3D News - Mon, 05/18/2015 - 12:25
Here's a new Gooseberry update. The trailer is only days away (yes, DAYS!). Can't wait :) Elisia writes: Mid-May has arrived, which means the trailer is days from release, half the animation is ready, and the lighting, sims, etc., are getting closer and closer to final renders. See it all in the weekly livecast and [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Addon - Shape Driver Constraint

Blender 3D News - Mon, 05/18/2015 - 08:03
Andreas Esau posted a new addon to help you animate using shapekey drivers. Hey there, this is a small addon I have written for Blender. This addon makes the task to connect shapekey driver to bones super fast and super easy! Creating driver and connecting them to your bones always was a tedious task and [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Model Download: Fully Rigged Skateboard

Blender 3D News - Mon, 05/18/2015 - 04:45
Get ready to roll with this read to use skateboard model by swift502! The main goal was simplicity, you have one controller for general motion of the board, one for additional rotations (very useful when animating tricks), and two controllers for bending the board, which is necessary when you try to animate skating realistically. !!! [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Lost Space Shuttle

Blender 3D News - Mon, 05/18/2015 - 02:38
This super charming scene by shxfreestyle may take you back to your youth :) This is my very latest Project. It all started with a pencil sharpener as a texturing exercise. It was fun so I modelled and textured some pencils and more and more stuff. Then I watched Interstellar in the cinema (which had [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Reel: Hassan Yola

Blender 3D News - Mon, 05/18/2015 - 00:36
Hassan Yola writes: Hello Blender community lately I have been quite busy working on two littles animation in a relatively small period of time each; so now that they are completed, while working on the third one right now , I gathered some shots from the two completed projects (which are in the post production [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation Launched: New site offering free loops and samples

Audio Freeware - Mon, 05/18/2015 - 00:18
A new site offering "high quality free audio content" is now available: Here's what they say: "You will find there a lot of free music stuff like loops, samples, one shots [Read More]

Blender Developer Notes: May 17, 2015

Blender 3D News - Sun, 05/17/2015 - 09:03
Ton shares the notes of the developers meeting in, #blendercoders. Hi everyone, Here are notes from today's 14h UTC meeting in #blendercoders. 1) Blender 2.75 release planning Everything that was planned is now in master! We are in official "BCon3" now. (Only fixing Blender) Dependency graph will get more docs. Here's a first [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Tutorial: Light Wrap Compositing in Blender

Blender 3D News - Sun, 05/17/2015 - 06:06
Jonathan Lampel sets up a compositing node network to simulate 'light wrapping' - the effect where light seems to 'bleed' through the edges of a model. Jonathan writes: Download the node setup for free here. Make your #b3d animation and VFX composites look awesome with this fast light wrapping technique!
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Footsteps Sounds - BGE Tutorial

Blender 3D News - Sun, 05/17/2015 - 00:26
John Hamilton is back with another installment of his BGE tutorial series. How to add footstep sounds to your game based on what materials your player is standing on.
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation