Media Technology News

KVR discoDSP Bundle Giveaway - Win 6 Fantastic Instruments & Effects

Audio Freeware - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 07:00
For December we're giving away the discoDSP Bundle from discoDSP, worth $399 / €299. The closing date is January 7th, 2015. Enter this free giveaway here. The discoDSP Bundle is a full package [Read More]

MuTools updates MuLab and MUX Modular to v6.1.32

Audio Freeware - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 06:17
MuTools has updated MuLab and MUX Modular to v6.1.32. Changes: Fixed an issue with the play position line. OS X: Fixed a graphical bug in several editors, e.g. the inactive part in the note editor [Read More]

Demo Reel: Reynante Martinez

Blender 3D News - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 02:48
All Reynantes best work in one minute! Reynante M. Martinez writes: I'm very happy and proud to present to you - my first demo reel, ever! Thanks so much to YOU. Have fun! :)
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

'Freefall' FX Breakdown #2

Blender 3D News - Tue, 12/09/2014 - 22:30
Remember the Freefall breakdown? Tony is back with another scene. Tony Diaz writes: Tony Diaz here again! Thought I'd share another shot breakdown from the same music vid as my last post, this time just showing the comp passes. Motion tracking, modeling etc. done in Blender (learned all about physics, cell fracturing and smoke) and [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

MODWHEEL Holiday Offer: Free Kontakt Instrument (The Jaws Harp Retuned) and $30 Off "The Lowdown"

Audio Freeware - Tue, 12/09/2014 - 18:52
Up until December 31st, MODWHEEL is reducing the price of the Kontakt Double Bass Library, The Lowdown, to $49 (from $79). In the spirit of the season they are also offering you a free download [Read More]

Backlit Oak Leaves

Blender 3D News - Tue, 12/09/2014 - 12:59
By jar862. I had been wanting to do close up backlit leaves for a while now. Cleaning some photos I found some Oak leaves that I had shot photos of this past summer that were perfect for such a project. Luckily it was a mostly overcast day and I shot them on a concrete back [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Gooseberry Weekly Work & Tell: December 6, 2014

Blender 3D News - Tue, 12/09/2014 - 07:25
This week we were short a few familiar faces (enjoy your vacations, Ton and Sarah!)…but still plenty long on stuff to share. Here is the weekly, for anyone who missed it, plus a quick peek at the highlights, gathered below!
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

"For You", a Grease Pencil test

Blender 3D News - Tue, 12/09/2014 - 06:29
Pepeland's Daniel M Lara tried the new Grease Pencil tools for Blender 2.73 and created this wonderful short video. .Blend file is included. You can download the Blend file: You NEED download an updated version of Blender from here: The blend file. If you don't use a updated version of Blender you can not play [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

[non-Blender] Constantine Vfx Breakdown – A feast of friends

Blender 3D News - Tue, 12/09/2014 - 05:05
Warning: contains some creepy scenes.
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation


Blender 3D News - Tue, 12/09/2014 - 02:33
Awesome Dragonball fanart by Hannes Ferreira.
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Blender Presentation in Torreón, México, December 10

Blender 3D News - Tue, 12/09/2014 - 00:11
Daniel F. R. Gordillo will be presenting Blender at the Arocena Museum in Torreón tomorrow. Hello! Just want to share this info about the next conference I'm giving, this time in my hometown, Torreón, México, in the fantastic Arocena Museum which is a remarkably big venue with an equally big hispanic art collection and event [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

How To Make Realistic Grass In Blender Cycles

Blender 3D News - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 14:09
You can never have too many tutorials on creating realistic grass. This one my Mason Menzies is long and in-depth. In this tutorial i teach you how to create realistic and beautiful grass in blender cycles. we walk through creating a simple grass particle system and then we add in imperfections to the grass to [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

The Ember 3D Printer

Blender 3D News - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 11:58
If you follow the 3D printing news then you may have noticed that Autodesk is now taking orders for Ember, their open design printer. The designs are yet to be released, but Corentin3D already created this 3D model.
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Tiling Texture : Coins

Blender 3D News - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 07:20
Learn how to create a tiling texture in Blender with this new CG Masters tutorial. Aidy Burrows writes: Need to create the illusion of millions of polygons? For games or film production that’d be pretty handy. Sounds like we need some tiling textures. No problem! Here I’ve outlined one way to do it in Blender. [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Mastering Blender on Kiribati with Ignacio Corrales

Blender 3D News - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 04:43
3DTotal interviews Ignacio Corrales about his work with Blender on Kiribati. A team of 40 artists in Argentina led by Ideas Fijas came together for a fun and challenging project – the animated feature Kiribati. Using Blender and V-Ray they created an efficient workflow to tell viewers a story well known in a clever and elaborate way. [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Introduction to the fracture modifier

Blender 3D News - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 02:47
Dennis Fassbaender shows us all the ins and outs of the new fracture modifier. This is Dennis and im writing you because i have finished the introduction to the fracture modifier.It took many, many hours to finish that "small" video-project (more than 15 hours in total). The introduction has 4 chapters: 1- welcome, basic things [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Musicrow releases FM Radio - Free Ensemble for NI Reaktor

Audio Freeware - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 01:35
Musicrow has released FM Radio, an authentic radio effect for Native Instruments Reaktor. FM Radio is a Reaktor Ensemble that is designed to make audio tracks and music sound as if they are [Read More]

Blender Developer Notes: December 7, 2014

Blender 3D News - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 00:17
Thomas Dinges shares the notes the developers meeting in, #blendercoders. Here are the notes from today's 1500 UTC meeting in #blendercoders.1) Blender 2.73 Release The initial "Input Method Editor (IME)" support for text buttons, has been merged to master. Some libraries need to be updated, platform maintainers will take care of it. We [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Sonus Dept. releases free "Meditation Essence" and "Northern Drums" for Kontakt & Battery

Audio Freeware - Sun, 12/07/2014 - 23:31
Sonus Dept. has announced the availability of two new free soundware products, Meditation Essence and Northern Drums: Meditation Essence is a sound library for Kontakt that features the sounds [Read More]

Kajiya Music releases "Tech Tom Free" for Android

Audio Freeware - Sun, 12/07/2014 - 23:28
Kajiya Music has released Tech Tom Free, a free "analogue synth drum" for Android, similar to Ult-Sound DS-4. Tech Tom Free has 9 sliders, 5 buttons, and 2 pads. You can get Tech Tom Free on [Read More]