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Trailer: Playground of planets

Blender 3D News - Mon, 02/20/2017 - 10:20

Here's an interesting approach to teaching the size of the planets in our solar system.endi writes: This is an education film project about the visualization the size of the planets and other things. Played and rendered with the Blender Game Engine. https://youtu.be/bZ8M9cw_99c

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Weekly CG Challenge #94: “Low Poly Self Portrait”

Blender 3D News - Mon, 02/20/2017 - 08:14

Zacharias Reinhardt writes: Hi everyone! Our new Weekly CG Challenge #94 "Low Poly Self Portrait" hast started! Join, improve your digital art skills and win great prizes. Deadline: February 27, 2017 12:00 GMT Prizes: 11 prizes in total! Among others, that are: 1 license of "The Grass Essentials" 1 license of "Cycles Material Vault" 500 [...]

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How to change animation speed in BGE

Blender 3D News - Mon, 02/20/2017 - 07:54

Thatimst3r writes: In this tutorial we go over how to take a players velocity and use this magnitude to manipulate the speed of animation. This technique can be used in many different scenarios and is quite simple to implement. Enjoy!

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My favourite Blender Art on Sketchfab: 2017, week 8

Blender 3D News - Mon, 02/20/2017 - 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! "Chrono Trigger" - Crono by JunSkywa1ker on Sketchfab Ton Roosendaal by mwopus on Sketchfab Edgar Allan Poe by graft on Sketchfab Desert Diorama by ZugZug on Sketchfab Bluebell [...]

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How to make an animated flag in Blender.

Blender 3D News - Sun, 02/19/2017 - 23:48

A super quick tutorial by Daan Miles teaches you how to use cloth physics in Blender. After looking through a lot of videos I got idea to make 1 minute tutorial where I will show you how to make flag animation in 1 minute. To get best results I used cloth physics and wind field. On [...]

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Blender developers meeting notes - February 19, 2017

Blender 3D News - Sun, 02/19/2017 - 08:26

Here are the notes for today's 1500 UTC meeting in irc.freenode.net #blendercoders. Ton writes: 1) Blender 2.78 'c' release Reminder, the 'c' was needed because: OSX build had wrong CUDA kernels. GLSL viewport is broken when Light Path node is used Crash of material preview when using Image sequences We had some delays last week, [...]

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rncbc.org updates Qtractor to v0.8.1 - The "Sticky Tauon" beta release for Linux

Audio Freeware - Sun, 02/19/2017 - 08:00
rncbc.org has released Qtractor v0.8.1, code-named "Sticky Tauon", beta for Linux. Release highlights: JACK Transport mode switching on main menu/tool-bar (NEW). Main menu Track/Navigate/Next, [Read More]

The FAST method for creating Realistic Textures

Blender 3D News - Sun, 02/19/2017 - 00:33

JoshuaAutumn writes: Having realistic materials is like the golden rule to making photorealistic scenes in 3D modeling. Without good materials, the scene (or meshes) won't look real. Of course there are a few methods on doing this in Blender, for example, messing around in the material nodes, or photo scanning surfaces, etc. But now that [...]

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Soundigy updates MIDI Patchbay to v1.2 and MIDI Patchbay Extended to v1.3

Audio Freeware - Sat, 02/18/2017 - 09:58
Soundigy has updated MIDI Patchbay to v1.2 and MIDI Patchbay Extended to v1.3. Changes: Added dropdown list of presets with custom names. Fixed the app crashing issue when MIDI message received [Read More]

Chloe Swift Artwork by Yudit 1999 with Breakdown

Blender 3D News - Sat, 02/18/2017 - 06:01

Yudit1999 writes: Hey there, here's my latest artwork "Chloe Swift" 17 Year old girl. She is smart, Little bit arrogant, She likes coffe, She likes sport, Especially morning run.. You can watch the breakdown here: Made with open source software Blender. Thanks to: Andrew Price for the textures from Poliigon a lot of awesome and [...]

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Behind the Scenes: Kitchen Diorama

Blender 3D News - Sat, 02/18/2017 - 02:05

Ryan Pocock shares the 'making of' his gorgeous low poly kitchen scene. My name is Ryan Pocock, I usually go by “AutumnPioneer” online. I’m currently applying to university to study Game Arts in Cologne, Germany, though I am originally from England. Before only recently deciding on a big career change into hopefully becoming an environment [...]

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Blender 2.8 Development Demo 3 - Clay-Engine and Collections Teaser

Blender 3D News - Sat, 02/18/2017 - 00:00

Dalai plays with the new display options and individual model matcaps. Let's hope he will soon present an explanation of what's going on ;-)

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Blender 2.8 Development Demo 2 - Render Layers and Collections Explained

Blender 3D News - Fri, 02/17/2017 - 12:48

Dalai Felinto follows up on his previous demo of the new render layers and collections system. Most of us had no idea what he was actually showing - today he explains the new concepts.

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Loopmasters releases Free 'Liquidism' Jam Rack for Ableton Live

Audio Freeware - Fri, 02/17/2017 - 12:23
Loopmasters has released a (limited edition) Free Jam Rack, for Ableton Live users only, compiled from their latest sample pack: Liquidism. Liquidism is a royalty free sample pack featuring a [Read More]

Drupal Association membership campaign: February 20 to March 8

Drupal - Fri, 02/17/2017 - 10:51

Drupal.org is home of the Drupal project and the Drupal community. It has been continuously operating since 2001. The Engineering Team— along with amazing community webmasters— keeps Drupal.org alive and well. As we launch the first membership campaign of 2017, our story is all about this small and productive team.

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Blender used for NASA Space Poop Challenge Entry

Blender 3D News - Fri, 02/17/2017 - 07:27

Dani Epstein worked on a design for the NASA Space Poop Challenge (yep, it's a real issue if you spend time in a space suite!). The entry he worked on won third prize! Blender was the tool of choice for a crammed week and a bit of designing technical illustrations for Hugo Shelley's NASA Space [...]

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How I made an octopus. Again

Blender 3D News - Fri, 02/17/2017 - 04:27

Scientific illustrator Mieke Roth is back with an amazing model, based on her research of dissecting an octopus. I have covered Mieke's work before - it's all very in depth and super interesting. Before I specialized in animals and their anatomy, my work mainly focused on technical stuff. I still do that, but my heart [...]

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Review: Cycles Material Vault

Blender 3D News - Fri, 02/17/2017 - 02:30

Yanal Sosak reviews the Cycles Material Vault. Hey guys! Did a review on Cycles Material Vault using one of my sculpts "Vivi". I included a time-lapse of the texturing and the hair as well. Here is the video review. How is your experience with CMV :)?

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Blender Sighting: Unity's "Adam Demo"

Blender 3D News - Thu, 02/16/2017 - 22:55

Sarwat noticed that studio Bläck used Blender in the creation of the characters Sebastian and Lu in the famous Unity Adam demo. In case you haven't seen it yet, here's the Adam demo: And here's the character breakdown:

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Low poly tree tutorial

Blender 3D News - Thu, 02/16/2017 - 12:30

gabbitt writes: I love low poly scenes and for ages I would build my low poly trees by using a cylinder and extruding the end. Then copy the tree and rotate it... but this took ages. Then it dawned on me that using the skin modifier would be a much quicker way. So here it [...]

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