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Gooseberry In Blender Master

Blender 3D News - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 01:00
Antony Riakiotakis gives an overview of his coding work for the Gooseberry project. He outlines the new tools that are now available in Blender Master, and which ones aren't yet. This you can check out the new code and build your own version, or download an automatic build from builder.blender.org. Note that these builds are [...]
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New addon: batch image converter

Blender 3D News - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 23:30
Blender is a Swiss army knife! Tamir Lousky coded his own batch image converter and shares the addon. Tamir Lousky writes: I recently had to convert a bunch of 32 bit TIF depth maps to 16 bit PNGs at work, while keeping the same file names expect for the new extension. Normally I’d do this [...]
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Out for a Waltz

Blender 3D News - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 13:15
Another photorealistic artwork today (did you see Skin in Cycles. Emily 2.1?), this time by Pixelshatter. Hey Blender Community I would like to present you my latest finished project in Blender. When I first started I was not sure what to expect due to my lack of experience with sculpting, but I guess it turned [...]
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Blender Market: Realistic Nature Asset Pack

Blender 3D News - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 11:30
Steve Lund's 'Realistic Nature Asset Pack' looks gorgeous. Steve writes: Tired of spending hours tediously modeling and texturing nature assets for all your scenes? So was I! And that’s why I’ve created this pack of 17 different nature models to quickly add realistic nature to any render! 1080p Buttercup field Features 17 Professionally modeled and [...]
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Cosmos Laundromat: What's Next?

Blender 3D News - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 10:52
Whoops, I missed this post by Ton: he gives a summary of the reactions to Cosmos Laundromat and shares his vision of the next phase of the model. Reviews for the pilot are blazing positive sofar, especially by animation/film makers themselves. The visit to Siggraph last week was a huge success for that reason. People [...]
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Shpitz Audio release Digital Percussion – Free One-Shot Sample Pack

Audio Freeware - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 09:38
Shpitz Audio has released Digital Percussion – Free One-Shot Sample Pack. The sample pack includes 80 one-shot samples. Audio Quality: 24-bit/48kHz. All samples were made by manipulating recorded [Read More]

Discover the math behind CG with 'Pixar in a Box'

Blender 3D News - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 07:35
Are you curious to learn more about the mathematics behind computer modeling and animation? While Pixar's new 'Pixar in a Box' is aimed at kids, I found it a real pleasure to watch. Following examples from their movies, the series explores concepts like subdivision surfaces, interpolation of motion, automatic generation of models and more. Each [...]
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Behind the Code: The Story of RetopoFlow and its Success

Blender 3D News - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 07:15
The Blender Market blog offers us a look behind the scenes of the development of RetopoFlow, their popular retopology toolkit. Pavla Karon writes: That Friday was as beautiful and hot as they get in Chicago in July and the following weekend promised more of the same. Yet, the three gentlemen met with a plan to [...]
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Skin in Cycles. Emily 2.1

Blender 3D News - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 06:40
Ismaelfuentes shaded the Digital Emily model from the Wikihuman Project and shaded her in Cyles. The result is impressive. What do you think? Did we cross the uncanny valley here? Ismaelfuentes writes: Hi, this is the finished work I did from study of skin. At first, it wasn't my intention to finish it but after [...]
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Glossy Materials in Cycles: The Right Way

Blender 3D News - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 05:10
While I'm not sure there's a 'right' or a 'wrong' way to set up your shaders, this quick tutorial shows how to achieve an effect that's closer to PBR. I rather like the result. Moby Motion writes: For all the years I've been using Blender, I only found out about the right way to make [...]
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Joaquín N. Kierbel's Art

Blender 3D News - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 04:35
Joaquin N. Kierbel is a digital artist from Argentina. He contacted me through the BlenderNation Facebook page and I was stunned when I saw his art collection. Here's only a small piece of his work, check out the rest on his Facebook page.
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Renderman for Blender Tutorial - Displacement!

Blender 3D News - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 03:05
Now that RenderMan is free for non-commercial use the PRMan plugin is offering integration, it's time for tutorials! Jonathan Lampel looked at PxrDisney Shader and RenderMan Preview Rendering last week, and nor Chris Folea dives into displacement mapping. I've just released a new tutorial on Displacement in Renderman for Blender. In the tutorial, I go [...]
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Monocasual Laboratories updates Giada Loop Machine to v0.10.1 for Windows, Linux and OS X

Audio Freeware - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 02:34
Monocasual Laboratories has updated Giada Loop Machine to v0.10.1 for Windows, Linux and OS X. Main changes: A complete refactoring of the source folder structure — now easier to browse and [Read More]

Image: Gone

Blender 3D News - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 01:30
Reynante M. Martinez writes: "Gone," my latest artwork. This piece is dedicated to the prisoners of their own thoughts and delusions. This is also a kind reminder to myself to keep exploring the world, outside of my own cage of comfort. More info on my site. Breakdown video:
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Help test new RenderStorm renderfarm and get free credits

Blender 3D News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 10:35
The new RenderStorm renderfarm has a strong (but not exclusive) focus on Blender - with Cycles GPU rendering included in the near future. I met their team at SIGGRAPH and they showed me their product. They're currently in beta and could use your help to test. In return, you'll get free render credits. Adam Glick [...]
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Ilio announces Late Night Alumni Interview with John Hancock (+Free Remix Download)

Audio Freeware - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 09:00
ILIO has announced an exclusive video interview with John Hancock from Late Night Alumni, an electronic music band on Kaskade's new Arkade recording label. In addition to clips of concert footage [Read More]

Ilio announces Late Night Alumni Interview w/ Omnisphere 2 + Free Remix Download

Audio Freeware - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 09:00
ILIO has announced an exclusive video interview with John Hancock from Late Night Alumni, an electronic music band on Kaskade's new Arkade recording label. In addition to clips of concert footage [Read More]

Stylized Helicopter Animation

Blender 3D News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 06:30
A cool animation by Omar Domenech!
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Free model dowloads: Furniture

Blender 3D News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 04:20
Coventos has added two furniture packs with a total of 10 ready to use Blender models. These packs are commercial, but you can download them for free with our discount code 'blendernation95'
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Blender tip: Paint Weight Gradients

Blender 3D News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 02:10
Here's another quick tip by the AgenzasBrothers! Zacharias Reinhardt writes: Hi everyone, here is another Blender tip for you: In Weight Paint Mode you can use Alt + LMB to draw a linear gradient and Alt + Ctrl + LMB to draw a radial gradient. Hope that is helpful!
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