Media Technology News

Blender Market - Book Wizard Covers Generator

Blender 3D News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 07:50
This Blender add-on by Lele Da Revine will generate customized collections of books for your architecture scenes. Book Wizard is an add-on for Blender that allows you to generate random covers for your books according to your settings and needs. It allows you to create covers for entire libraries with a single click, by defining [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Reel: Luciano Muñoz

Blender 3D News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 06:15
Luciano's reel contains a mix of Blender and Maya - read on for a list of the shots to see which tool he used for each one. 00:00 - Title Card - After Effects 00:03 - Personal project - Blender 00:07 - Commercial - Maya 00:10 - Commercial - Maya 00:16 - Commercial - Maya [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

11 Useful Blender Tricks You May Not Know

Blender 3D News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 03:25
Remnant wrote an article on Blender Guru with some (hidden?) Blender gems. Reynante M. Martinez writes: Hi, Blenderheads! We recently published an article in Blender Guru that I wrote concerning some of the useful tricks in Blender that you may not know or haven't used before. Have fun and hope you learn something from it! [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation


Blender 3D News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 01:30
Monkaa is a blue furred, pink faced monkey who consumes a crystallized meteorite, making Monkaa invincibly strong and too hot to handle. Exploring his superpower Monkaa zooms into an unexplored universe. Monkaa has been made by the new Mumbai studio Weybec. It is a 5 minutes short animated movie, entirely made with Blender and GIMP [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation


Blender 3D News - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 23:00
A new delicate nature scene by Reynante. Reynante M. Martinez writes: Inspired by a spontaneous idea that thoughtfully made its way into my consciousness on a random day. Thanks for viewing! :) - Reyn
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Interlocking Stars

Blender 3D News - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 08:18
Awesome mathematical art by asopticom, found on deviantARt.
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Big Buck Bunny sighting in a virtual theater

Blender 3D News - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 05:50
With the new ‘Cineveo’ VR Movie Theater for the Oculus Rift, you can watch movies in VR. Like Big Buck Bunny! Cineveo is a virtual reality movie theater for the Oculus Rift DK1 and DK2 that allows users to watch existing 2D and 3D media. The software has been recently updated to version 0.9.5 which adds [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Acon Digital updates Multiply to v1.1.1

Audio Freeware - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 03:36
Acon Digital has updated Multiply to version 1.1 (actually 1.1.1). Multiply is a versatile chorus effect with a unique twist and the winning entry in the KVR Developer Challenge 2014. Changes [Read More]

Visualization of a hydrodynamic fish lift

Blender 3D News - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 03:15
How does a 'fish lift' work? This technical animation (which makes nice use of Blender's physics) tells you how! The video is for a crowdfunding campaign which has already been 500% funded, impressive! Wolfgang Rechberger writes: For a crowdfunding promo video we where proud to produce a short sequence which demonstrates the functionality of the [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Yummy Mummy

Blender 3D News - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 01:30
Nita posted a 'Yummy Mummy' made of delicious translucent spaghetti, and oozing red sauce. She even shares the .blend files of this scene! Here it is yummy mummy . cooked with Cycles. I used toon eyes of tynaud from Blend Swap.
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Heavyocity releases DM-307 for Ableton - Plus Free Pack & Discounts

Audio Freeware - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 23:32
Heavyocity has announced that its DM-307 is now formatted for Ableton Live. You can choose from 5 packs, each containing Drum Racks, Loops [full and stems] and One-Shots, or get the entire collection [Read More]

Interview: Ken Museth from DreamWorks on OpenVDB

Blender 3D News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 23:02
What is OpenVDB? Read more about it in this interview on BlenderDiplom. Gottfried Hofmann writes: "[...] we would also love to see Blender pick it up. Those are the main two third party projects where we would like to see adoption of OpenVDB." OpenVDB is a great format for storing and processing volume data. It [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Blender in Science: Parametric Anatomical Modeling

Blender 3D News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 13:00
Martin Pyka uses Blender in neuroscience research to visualize brain structures. A Blender add-on transforms his raw anatomical data into layers that can then be easily manipulated and displayed. I work as a computational neuroscientist at the Ruhr-University of Bochum, Germany, and Blender has become an important tool for our research. We study the hippocampus [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Nova Sound releases "Umbra Drums 1" Drum Kit (free with email sign-up)

Audio Freeware - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 11:53
Nova Sound, an "audio technology company, devoted to providing unique production tools that advance creativity and originality in the audio/entertainment/recording industry", has announced that [Read More]

Weekend Contest Winner: Forest scene

Blender 3D News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 11:48
The submissions for our weekend contest, 'Golden days', were wonderful! Filled with warm yellow autumn colors and soft nature scenes. Awesome work everyone! Michael Vorberg's forest scene was the clear winner this time (after correcting for anonymous votes - those don't count anymore). Congrats Michael! You get to pick the theme for next weekend. Please [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Self Portrait: Glumais

Blender 3D News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 08:58
Blender artist Glumais created this self portrait.
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

CodeFN42 updates free "Kontakt LibOrganizer" for Windows

Audio Freeware - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 07:42
CodeFN42 has updated Kontakt LibOrganizer, a free utility for Windows that lets you easily change the order of all your libraries on the Libraries tab in Kontakt, to version 1.01. Changes: Added [Read More]

Sonus Dept. release 3 Free Soundware Products for Kontakt & massive

Audio Freeware - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 07:28
Sonus Dept. has released three sound libraries, all available for free download (optional donations are possible): Dark Mass is a sound library for Native Instruments Massive, featuring 20 presets [Read More]

Sonus Dept. release Free Soundware Products

Audio Freeware - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 07:28
Sonus Dept. has released three sound libraries, all available for free download (optional donations are possible): Dark Mass is a sound library for Native Instruments Massive, featuring 20 presets [Read More]