Media Technology News

Video: "Bye" Animatic Test

Blender 3D News - Thu, 10/01/2015 - 04:00
Daniel M. Lara is doing awesome things with Blender's grease pencil (see "For You" too). He has even opened a Vimeo channel specifically for Grease Pencil works.
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Modeling a Hobbit Hole

Blender 3D News - Thu, 10/01/2015 - 00:12
BlendyCat writes: Watch me speed model a hobbit hole in Blender. I started by creating the hill from a plane using dynamic topology. Then I created the rocks also using dynamic topology. After that, I began modeling the actual hobbit hole starting with the wooden beams. Next step was creating the wall for the house [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Devil Soundz releases Devil, Devil Reverb, and Vocal Reverb

Audio Freeware - Thu, 10/01/2015 - 00:00
Devil Soundz has announced the release of Devil, Devil Reverb, and Vocal Reverb for Windows VST. Here's what they say: Devil ($20) is a virtual analog 2X over sampled spread synthesizer capable [Read More]


Blender 3D News - Wed, 09/30/2015 - 12:40
Opico created this portrait in ZBrush and animated+rendered it in Blender. It began as a quick fire simulation sketch... Sculpting and Polypainting - Zbrush. Animation and Rendering - Blender. Color Grading - Davinci Resolve. Hades Pissed Off from Omar Pico on Vimeo.
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Video: Fight

Blender 3D News - Wed, 09/30/2015 - 05:30
Marco Antonio Real Adame is a professional character animator. It's a little dark, but the character animation is great! During my career I had never forget my beginnings. Like lots of Blender fans and a community active member, one of my dreams is to win a Suzzanne award. I did this animation last year and [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Short Film: Half a Loaf!

Blender 3D News - Wed, 09/30/2015 - 04:05
Fernando Marcos Telles de Sousa's 'Half a Loaf' has a visual style that's unique. The story is a little slow paced, but I found I rather enjoyed watching it. Great job! Hey guys! This my new short, done 100% in Blender Internal. Hope you guys like it! Thanks! :D
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Image: Lake House

Blender 3D News - Wed, 09/30/2015 - 02:30
This scene by kless has a beautiful atmosphere and SO much to discover! I've been super excited to post this one took me a while, hope you all like.
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Nature in Blender: Modeling Photorealistic Flowers

Blender 3D News - Tue, 09/29/2015 - 23:54
BlendyCat shares this time-lapse video of flower modeling. Watch how I create photorealistic flowers in this short speed modeling video. I started by creating the shape of the flower which sort of resembles a bowl, then I applied the flower textures and worked with the nodes until I got the right effect. It was just [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Stump Tree

Blender 3D News - Tue, 09/29/2015 - 12:32
Vizuaris writes: Inspired by Blender Guru.
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

"Why I Love the Blender Node System"

Blender 3D News - Tue, 09/29/2015 - 11:26
Gottfried Hofman writes: Frederik Steinmetz created a short video to show all the cool features that make the workflow in the Blender node editor super easy and super fast. It was designed as a video to show to developers of other programs some of the neat features of the Blender node editor, in hopes they [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Short Film: Gnome

Blender 3D News - Tue, 09/29/2015 - 07:50
Sacha Goedegebure (who directed Big Buck Bunny) created this short film about a gnome with sleeping problems. Recently we submitted our short film Gnome to the Digicon6 competition. We'll still do some minor changes for our own release on Vimeo, youtube and festivals, but we'd like to share this version. Gnome was animated in Maya. [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Frederikson labs updates vosyr - the free volca sample manager to v2

Audio Freeware - Tue, 09/29/2015 - 05:29
Frederikson labs has updated vosyr to version 2. The free ‪‎volca sample‬ manager gets a bunch of new features. Changes: Added preview sequencer for sequences. Preview your sequences directly [Read More]

Pink Cat- Break Down

Blender 3D News - Tue, 09/29/2015 - 05:20
Nita Ravalji breaks down her Pink Cat image. I really like her presentation, what do you think?
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Front End GUI Job Manager App for Brenda in Development!

Blender 3D News - Tue, 09/29/2015 - 01:41
Todd McIntosh has started work on a new job manager for the Brenda, the Amazon AWS network renderer for Blender. Hi everyone! I have some exciting news to share. A front end gui job manager app for Brenda render farm software is now in development! Brenda is a unique render farm software project written by [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Tutorial: How to Create Light Panels

Blender 3D News - Tue, 09/29/2015 - 00:38
Learn how to create a simple studio environment without using HDR images in this video tutorial by Nicholas Woelk. HDRs have become quite popular with Blender users, and that is great. HDRs provide a level of lighting and environment detail you can’t get anywhere else. However, render times can get pretty high. Sometimes you just [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

150 free Cycles shaders

Blender 3D News - Mon, 09/28/2015 - 22:54
Chocofur is sharing a whopping 150 shaders for Cycles including wood, concrete, marble, metals, PVC and fabrics. Lechu writes: Hey everyone! To help improving your daily work in Blender and Cycles I've decided to share some stuff again. This time it's 150 free, texture based Cycles shaders that can be downloaded from after registering [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Boyss-Sound-{e}-scapes releases MIDI Song Starters and MIDI Song Starters free Edition

Audio Freeware - Mon, 09/28/2015 - 12:56
Boyss-Sound-{e}-scapes has released MIDI Song Starters and MIDI Song Starters free Edition MIDI construction kits with a theme emotive and nostalgic compositions. MIDI Song Starters is designed [Read More]

Blender featured in BBC item on VR

Blender 3D News - Mon, 09/28/2015 - 12:11
It seems that Blender was used in the pipeline of the 'Sleepy Hollow Virtual Reality Experience'. In this BBC item, James Milward talks about VR and Blender makes a quick appearance! Bad content will 'destroy' the virtual reality industry, says Emmy winner James Milward of entertainment production company Secret Location. Secret Location recently won an [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Music Video "Ganja Planet"

Blender 3D News - Mon, 09/28/2015 - 08:44
Did you see Thomas Braun's "El tango del Tata"? Today he presents his second cutout-style video. Here's another cutout style music video. All Illustrations were traditionally painted in watercolor by my buddy Florian and i had the honour to animate his vivid paintings with Blender (Cycles). PS: If you want to try this technique for [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

VSTKit updated to v0.7.0 (Cocoa framework for hosting VST3 plug-ins)

Audio Freeware - Mon, 09/28/2015 - 06:37
Arne Scheffler has updated VSTKit, his framework for hosting VST3 plug-ins, to v0.7.0. This new version brings the framework up to-date, with using c++11 and objective-c ARC, while support for [Read More]