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The Art of West Rodri

Blender 3D News - Wed, 06/21/2017 - 00:54

What caught my eye in the work of West Rodi from Los Angeles is his warm use of color and abstract shapes. Enjoy! My name is Westly Cruz (credited: West Rodri) and I am a multimedia artist. Coming from an IT background. Experienced with 3D software such as Cinema4d, Houdini, Blender and also highly skilled [...]

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Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Beginner Guide to using Blender

Blender 3D News - Tue, 06/20/2017 - 22:49

Steve Lund writes: Need some help getting started with Blender? In this beginner tutorial, I explain how to use Blenders User Interface, where to find all your important settings, and then finish off with a fun little project!

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How to Remove Traffic from Videos

Blender 3D News - Tue, 06/20/2017 - 10:49

Darkfall writes: In this Tutorial, we will first create a clean plate using our video clip. Then with a little bit of masking and some compositing we can easily remove the unwanted traffic in our shots. You can then add some Color Grading and even some camera shake to finish the shot. This technique can [...]

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Mercuriall Audio Software updates "Greed Smasher"

Audio Freeware - Tue, 06/20/2017 - 10:14
Mercuriall Audio Software has updated Greed Smasher to v1.1. Greed Smasher v1.1 the following improvements and changes: Improved modeling. Improved stability. Fixed bug when Greed Smasher was [Read More]

Matthieu Brucher releases Audio ToolKit 2.1.0

Audio Freeware - Tue, 06/20/2017 - 08:22
Matthieu Brucher has updated Audio ToolKit to 2.1.0 with a major refactoring of the Python wrappers and extensive testing of them. New filters were also added to support more complex pipelines [Read More]

Growing community in Moldova

Drupal - Tue, 06/20/2017 - 08:03

This guest blog post is from Drupal Moldova's Association (not affiliated with Drupal Association). Get a glimpse of what is happening in Moldova's community and how you can get involved.

Drupal Moldova Association’s mission is to promote Drupal CMS and Open Source technologies in Moldova, and to grow and sustain the local community by organising Events, Camps, Schools, Drupal meetups and various Drupal and Open Source related trainings, and by establishing partnerships with Companies, the Government, and NGO’s.

Come and share your expertise in Moldova at our events! We're looking for international speakers to speak about Drupal and open source.

Among DMA’s (short for Drupal Moldova Association) numerous commitments, the following are of special importance:

  • to gather the community around Drupal and Open Source technologies;

  • to train students and professionals who want to learn and work with Drupal;

  • to organise events to keep the community engaged and motivated to improve, learn, and share experience;

  • to make sure Drupal is accessible to everyone by offering scholarships to those who can't afford our programs;

  • to elaborate a well defined program that helps students learn Drupal, acquire enough knowledge to get accepted for internships by IT companies, and be able to build Drupal powered websites;  

  • to assist new IT companies in establishing a local office, promote themselves, collaborate with other companies, and connect with the local Drupal community by giving them the opportunity to support our projects.

Over the last 5 years, we have been dedicated to achieving our goals! DMA have organized over 20 projects and events, including Drupal Global Training Days, Drupal Schools, and the regional DrupalCamp -- Moldcamp. Our projects have gathered over 700 local and international participants and speakers, and more than 15 International Companies that have supported us during these years (FFW, Adyax, IP Group, Intellix, Endava and many others).

Moldova is rich in great developers and people driven to take initiative and to grow and place the country on the world map. We are aiming to go beyond our limits and have a bigger impact in the year (‘17-’18), therefore we have created a yearly plan that contains projects similar to those we have done in the past years, as well as new and exciting ones:

  • Drupal School (3 step program), starting with Drupal School 8 plus PHP (step 1):  Drupal School is an educational program - split into 2 months, 25 courses of different levels (Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced).Drupal School aims to introduce people to Drupal 8 and PHP, and help them become Drupal professionals;

  • Moldcamp 2017: Sep - Oct 2017. A regional DrupalCamp that gathers around 150 Drupal professionals, enthusiasts, beginners and any-Drupal-related-folk in one place for knowledge-sharing, presentations, networking, etc. We will announce the event soon and allow speaker registration. Please follow us and don’t miss out on the opportunity;

  • Drupal Global Training Day: Dec 1-2. A one-day workshop that has the purpose of introducing people to Drupal, both code and community.

  • Drupal Meetups: These are organized each month and they allow our community to be active and share knowledge.

  • Tech Pizza: - Jun, Aug, Oct, Dec. A bi-monthly event, where the ICT community can gather in a casual and an informal environment around a pizza and  soda and discuss the latest IT trends and news. The core of this event is a speaker / invitee from abroad with a domain of expertise;

  • Moldova Open Source Conference: March 2018. It is a regional conference for over 200 participants that aims to gather all the Open Source Communities (Wordpress, Laravel, Ruby on Rails, JavaScript, etc.) under one roof, where they will attend sessions that enhance the expertise of existing experts in various Open Source technologies and allow them to mix their technologies into new ideas.

The proposed program “Drupal and Open Source in Moldova 2017 - 2018” is made possible through the support of USAID and the Swedish Government. Thanks to these organizations we can focus on the quality of our projects make sure they happen as planned. Also, we have a very important partnership with Tekwill / Tekwill Academy, which helps us even more in our quests.

We start with School of Drupal 8 plus PHP program, which will be held on 19th of June 2017. So far we have 3 sponsors--IPGroup, Adyax and Intellix--and two trainers.

We, The DMA, believe in pushing the limits! Our long term goal is to build and maintain big an active Open Source community by attracting more local and International participants to our Projects and Events, and continuously improve our sessions. This will make our presence felt in the global Drupal and Open Source communities and markets. Find us on Twitter @drupalmoldova, or on our Facebook page. If you are interested in speaking in Moldova, contact us at info@drupalmoldova.org.

Model Download: Dataface, by The Mantissa

Blender 3D News - Tue, 06/20/2017 - 06:15

Pablo Vazquez writes: Midge Sinnaeve (AKA The Mantissa) has released a pack of 6 .blend files on his ever-growing Art Gallery folder on Blender Cloud. All the files are CC-0, free to download and share, check them out!

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Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Video: Show me Your Move

Blender 3D News - Tue, 06/20/2017 - 03:47

Music! A dancing robot! Blender! What more can you ask :) FlojoArt writes: My new little project: "Show me your Move". That was so much fun and I found a new friend 😊 I hope you like it! See you soon Rivet! Animation, Rendering and Compositing done with Blender 2.78.5 Video cut done with Adobe [...]

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[Non-Blender] 10 Typography and Design Tips for Beginners

Blender 3D News - Tue, 06/20/2017 - 02:05

Gleb Alexandrov takes a bit of a detour into an area that's relevant for any designer: Typography! Typography and design is ingrained in our lives. Whenever you create a thumbnail for your new Youtube video, or design a wedding postcard, or post a demotivator to Instagram. Get the Typography Geekmaster achievement by following these 10 [...]

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Call Of Duty Vs Mario - Donkey Kong Map

Blender 3D News - Mon, 06/19/2017 - 23:57

Stefano SottoZen writes: Hi guys, I am quite sure you all heard about "Element3D" from Videocopilot: it's a plug-in for Adobe After Effects that create an entire 3D enviroment where you can import and animate 3D models. I tested it making our new VFX video "Call of Duty VS Mario". I first modeled the entire [...]

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Pepper and Carrot Motion Comic: The Potion Contest

Blender 3D News - Mon, 06/19/2017 - 10:27

Remember Nikolai Mamashev's crowdfunding campaign last summer to fund the production of a motion comic of Pepper & Carrot? The project is done, and it looks magnificent. All made using open source software including Blender and Krita. I am happy to announce that my work on Pepper & Carrot Motion Comic is finished and it [...]

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Viking Character Sculpting - Blender Timelapse

Blender 3D News - Mon, 06/19/2017 - 06:15

Zacharias Reinhardt writes: Hi everyone! This is something I wanted to do for a long time now. Finally, I had the time to put together a behind the scenes video of my Blender Viking sculpting I created during SculptJanuary 2017. It includes a narrated sculpting timelapse and an analysis part, where I show you, how [...]

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Audio Damage releases free Rough Rider Compressor for iOS

Audio Freeware - Mon, 06/19/2017 - 02:19
Audio Damage has announced that Rough Rider 2 for iOS is available now for free in the app store. Audio Damage's Chris Randall says "The only difference between Rough Rider 2 for iOS AUv3 and [Read More]

My favourite Blender Art on Sketchfab: 2017, week 25

Blender 3D News - Mon, 06/19/2017 - 02:05

Here's my latest overview of the best Blender work on Sketchfab this week. And remember: add the #Blender tag if you want me to find your work! DBZ - Vegeta by JunSkywa1ker on Sketchfab Tulips by Gregory Khodyrev on Sketchfab Viking´s death by Fabian Orrego on Sketchfab Tesla vs Lovecraft - X-ray Blade by 10tons [...]

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Blender Italia Magazine n.19

Blender 3D News - Sun, 06/18/2017 - 22:50

Andrea Campagnol writes: The new issue of Blender Magazine Italia, the Italian magazine supported by the Blender Italia association, is online! (Language: Italian)

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Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Buzzazi Gamebox releases BeatWacker for Android - Free Analogue-Style Drum Machine with 16 Synth Voices

Audio Freeware - Sun, 06/18/2017 - 04:11
Buzzazi Gamebox has released BeatWacker, a simple to use pocket-sized beat making application for Android, that has 16 analog-like synthesizers for its sound source. All the parameters of the [Read More]

How to Render Videos with Alpha Transparency

Blender 3D News - Sun, 06/18/2017 - 00:00

Darkfall writes: In this video we look at adding Alpha Transparency to our Videos. Normally, to have Transparency I might render out a PNG image sequence but what If we wanted to have transparency in a video file?.. Simply by changing a few settings we can render out videos with Alpha Transparency.

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Blender Setup: What You NEED to Change and Why

Blender 3D News - Sat, 06/17/2017 - 13:29

Aidy Burrows writes: Here are the answers to Blender setup questions we get asked more than anything else. After this free bonus tutorial from the Space VFX series you’ll know….. How to customize a theme How to set up Blender properly, including the obscure but super useful functions What add-ons to use What render setting [...]

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Cloth Simulation Improvements on 2.8

Blender 3D News - Sat, 06/17/2017 - 04:10

Luca Rood is working on some important improvements of the Blender cloth simulator. By changing the underlying spring model, it now supports features like anisotropic stretch/shear and plasticity - all greatly increasing the realism of the simulation results. Pablo Vazquez writes: Besides Eevee, workspaces and grease pencil, Blender's cloth simulator is also getting huge improvements [...]

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Interview with director David F. Sandberg

Blender 3D News - Fri, 06/16/2017 - 23:58

Sean writes: I've just posted the first interview I've done for OpenVisualFX.com with director David F. Sandberg! Yep, a Hollywood director who does his own visual effects (using Blender, of course!). Not only does he do his own visual effects, he's a one-man film studio. Really inspiring!

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