Media Technology News

Layered Painting in Blender 2.72

Blender 3D News - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 02:23
CG Masters demonstrates the new 'layered painting' features that will become available in 2.72. Aidy Burrows writes: One of the most underrated parts of Blender has undergone a huge improvement! Helping to demonstrate this improvement we have a great new tutorial on how to 3D paint a simple toon style cactus prop. Simple? Now I [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Che releases The Energy Waves Soundset / free Discovery Pro bank

Audio Freeware - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 00:40
Che has released The Energy Waves Soundset, a Soundset for discoDSP Discovery Pro Virtual Synthesizer. Features: 128 Presets (Free). 1 Soundbank (*.FXB) and 128 Singles (*.FXP). Read me and Install (P [Read More]

Developer Meeting Notes: August 24, 2014

Blender 3D News - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 23:42
Ton Roosendaal shares the notes from yesterday's meeting in, #blendercoders. Here are the notes from today's meeting in #blendercoders 1) Upcoming 2.72 release Project overview page in wiki. All the planned targets have been merged, BF team works full time on the tracker! Open issues went down to 155 last week, and over [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Gooseberry Weekly - August 22, 2014

Blender 3D News - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 10:13
Another weekly update on the Goosebery project. Character development is seeing a lot of progress. Check out the link below for more artwork. Ton writes: Quickly grabbed six pictures from our weekly folder to share. Character development is still continuing, hair solvers are being investigated, Hjalti arrived this week to start doing animation tests, and [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Video: Silonit dental care

Blender 3D News - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 08:10
A new product video done in Blender by BlackBoard. Serj Maiorov - animator at studio BlackBoard wrote a few words about the working process In BlackBoard studios we use Blender for all of our 3D animation projects and this time was no different. This time we present you a new product movie for a new [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

"100 places" - new video by multlabs

Blender 3D News - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 05:00
This video has a surprising amount of Blender work in it! Michael writes: and local dancing studio "Dancing Company" presents a new video: "100 places where you can dance in Nizhny Novgorod" - all video editing, vfx and animation made ​​in Blender. All footage filmed without postprocessing, except frames with big speaker and car. [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Buran Shuttle

Blender 3D News - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 02:00
By Prashant Kumar "Buran Shuttle" Created this buran shuttle in Blender 2.71 Cycles Render Thanks
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation


Blender 3D News - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 09:15
I can't resist a good SciFi or Star Trek image :) This one is by hanzhefu, found on deviantArt. PS: BlenderNation now has a group on deviantArt as well. Have a look!
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Call for Content: Blenderart Magazine issue #46

Blender 3D News - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 04:25
BlenderArt is looking for contributions for their next issue. Sandra Gilbert writes: We are ready to start gathering up tutorials, making of articles and images for Issue # 46 of Blenderart Magazine. The theme for this issue is “FANtastic FANart” This is going to be a seriously fun issue for everyone to take part in. [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Modeling a mountain road

Blender 3D News - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 00:00
Create a mountain road animation with this tutorial by Piotr Załóg. In this tutorial You will see how to make a road matched to mountain terrain. You learn how to sculpting, texturing and using several modifiers (array, curve, shrinkwrap and subdivision surface).
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Lighting hacks: filmmaking on an Ikea budget

Blender 3D News - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 13:19
David F. Sandberg's short movie 'Not so fast' was shot on a budget. In this making of video he shows us how he achieved his effects and also how he used Blender. The special effects from the latest Hollywood blockbusters usually takes millions of dollars to create. From the production crew to the actors to [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Sculpting Fabric

Blender 3D News - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 06:12
Kent Trammell shows that you don't always need a cloth simulator to model great fabrics in 3D. Fabric and clothing are very common for sculptors interested in character design. Reconstructing the believable behavior of fabric is an art in itself. Initially it can be intimidating due to its apparent complexity while seeing how bad fabric [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

#KVRDC14 Voting Ends August 24th 2014 - Have You Voted?

Audio Freeware - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 05:36
The voting stage of the KVR Developer Challenge 2014 is drawing to a close - the final weekend is upon us! If you haven't done so already, you can download the entries for free. The prize fund stands [Read More]

itSeez3D 3D scanning app

Blender 3D News - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 05:30
I've been following the isSees3D scanning app for a while (it was used to create the 3D scans of Blenderheads at SIGGRAPH). Today I was watching their product video and noticed what seems a Blender appearance at 00:57. We had quite a bit of discussion about it on Twitter and the general consensus seems to [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Blender at TED: How animations can help scientists test a hypothesis

Blender 3D News - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 03:20
"3D animation can bring scientific hypotheses to life. Molecular biologist (and TED Fellow) Janet Iwasa introduces a new open-source animation software designed just for scientists." Martin Pyka writes: In this video, Janet Iwasa presents at TED a free software to create molecular animations: The software is available here and is in fact based on Blender. [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation


Blender 3D News - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 00:39
This image by obi1knobi caught my eye. Orange Juice ;pRendered in Blender, Cycles
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

BlenderMonth : Challenge A-Z on Septembre

Blender 3D News - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 00:12
The BlenderMonth starts on september 1st! Julien Duroure writes: Hi all, Blendermonth is a kind of contest, where each participant will have to publish some news/artwork/tips/tutorial related to Blender, each day of September, following alphabet ( topic starting with A for Sept. 1st, B for Sept. 2nd, etc... ) No winner at the end (on [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Free "Anarchy Effects" AU and VST Plugin Bundle updated to v1.5.1.1

Audio Freeware - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 23:21
The free Anarchy Effects Audio Units and VST plugin bundle for Mac OS X and Windows has been updated to version Changes: All plugins: improved graphic performance. Spectral Autopan: fixed dis [Read More]

B3D Sneak Peek #14 - Extend Edge, Compo Border, Info Popups

Blender 3D News - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 10:20
Thomas Beck returns with a new developer sneak peek. Blender Developer Sneak Peek Episode #14 - In this episode: Alt+D - Extend edge Wireframe vertex weight display EXR Render Results Cache New Info popups Setting the 3D Cursor is now a modal operator Compositor Border Progressive refinement BI New Volume options for every object
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Announcing A-List Electric Guitarist

Propellerheads News - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 06:44
Add living, powerful electric guitar to your songs with A-List Electric Guitarist Power Chords, a Rack Extension for Reason. Play one-finger chord progressions from your MIDI keyboard and have full control over playing styles and sound. With A-List Electric Guitarist Power Chords, creating guitar tracks is dead easy.
Categories: Audio Production