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Alexander Smith published a short and to the point tutorial on publishing your baked Cycles model on Sketchfab. ‘Baking’ lighting into your models is a great way to achieve realistic images that can still be displayed in real time. You can use area lights, ambient occlusion and even caustics this way - all of which are [...]
Get to know Sebastian König a little better in this interview on RenderStreet. We recently started the RenderStreet interviews section on our blog, setting out to find unique stories inside the Blender community. Many already know Sebastian König from his work at Blender Foundation’s Tears of Steel open movie and his Blender training activities. He [...]
The last time I mentioned Krum was over a year and a half ago. The game has progressed a lot since them! Hey guys, I've made a new trailer video for my game KRUM. It's a cartoon-ish style, third-person, role-playing game. KRUM has medieval settings, with some fantasy elements...yeah well, actually it's just a brutal [...]
Audio Assault has updated GrindMachine to 1.55 for Windows and OS X. Changes: 3 new metal amps. 2 new cabs. Now includes 15 all metal amps and 22 cabs. Price: $29.99. GrindMachine and GrindMachine fr [Read More]
Andi Vax has released his Nord signature bank featuring 198 presets for Discovery Pro 6 containing basses, leads, pads and uplifters/downlifters. It's available for free at discoDSP Banks page. MP3 De [Read More]
Lee Salvemini demonstrates the new sew feature for cloth in this new CG Masters tutorial. Here is a quick tutorial from Lee Salvemini (Sintel, Elephants Dream) at CG Masters on the new addition to cloth simulation. Lee for one will definitely be using it for future projects for higher quality cloth and clothing! Helpful Hotkeys: [...]
By JAROL. Day for modeling, and little time for post effect.
<gasp>Will pie menus actually make it into 2.72? ;-)</gasp> Here are the notes from today's meeting in irc.freenode.net #blendercoders. 1) Upcoming 2.72 release projects Bastien Montagne: the FBX todos for release are in master now. Check the extensive doc on FBX here, including Hamster samples (more examples coming). Tamito Kajiyama: Freestyle for Cycles is under [...]
FreeCAD is an opensource parametric modeler. The new version was long overdue and it solves some important usability issues. NRK comments on BlenderArtists: It has been a long time since they've put out a new version and I tried to use 0.13 and I couldn't use it due to bugs. I tried this latest release [...]
An electric guitar according to PigArt will be low-poly, of course. The Electric guitar. There's not much to say about it besides that it was an awesome little project.
Sardi Pax gives us a primer on the use of nodes in Blender. In this tutorial I cover a lot of the basics of Blender Cycles Nodes including procedural and image based textures, setting up a general purpose diffuse/glossy/translucent material, as well as touching on the new Cycles volumetric system.
The BakeTool addon is packed with useful features for baking, like multi-channel baking and easy access to all settings. BakeTool is a add-on for blender 2.71 made by Cogumelo Softworks that redesign the way that Cycles Bake work with a more coherent and easier workfow.
A very cool Skyrim fan film from two German students. Don't forget to turn on English subtitles! Hey guys!I want to present you our first short located in the world of the videogame Skyrim. The vfx was completely done in Blender! (Except the credits which were done in Cinema 4D) We are two apprentices for film-and 3D [...]
In this tutorial Michael Lackner teaches us how to create a glowing metal effect. I will walk you through the material setup for a realistic heated metal. I show you, how you can use simple images as paper and painted metal to create the look you want. So I hope you can make some useful [...]
UplandToys has released Midular, a set of MIDI effect modules for the Max for Live environment. The modules can be chained together in a modular fashion to form any number of effect chains. Used in is [Read More]
A set of very detailed isometric game times by Duffy A couple of days ago another city building game from Sparkling Society was released at Google Play and finally I can share some images with you. During the period of 3 months me and my team created over 150 isometric buildings, however lots of designs [...]
PreSonus has introduced Capture and Capture Duo, two new audio-recording apps for Apple iPad that are based on the company's Capture live-recording software for StudioLive mixers. Capture for iPad [Read More]
Another sweet product video by Fab Design We would like to share with you one of our latest pieces, an animation created for Jusp, a startup that created a mPOS chip&pin solution about to launch in Europe.Blender was used extensively for this project, mainly for the creation of the main product (which is the only [...]
The Blend4Web team have further improved their impressive .blend file embedding for webpages. We proudly present the community with the new release of Blend4Web - the open source Blender-based framework for creating interactive 3D web applications.In this version: new photo-realistic demo, dynamic loading feature, Lamp Data node, and image-based lighting. We've created a new demo scene [...]
Nasa has released a nice collection of 3D files of planetary surfaces and even space vehicles - all ready for 3D printing. A super-interesting detail for us: all of the vehicles can be downloaded as Blend files as well as STL (the surfaces are STL only).