Media Technology News

Speed Sculpt - The Javelin-Thrower

Blender 3D News - Sat, 07/18/2015 - 12:00
Michael Lackner writes: Hello everybody! This is my latest project I made for school. The goal was to make a 3D-human figure in motion and as soon as the 3D-printer in my school is ready, I will print it out. Hope you enjoy watching it!
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Tutorial: Bake Normal Maps From Meshes

Blender 3D News - Sat, 07/18/2015 - 00:00
Baking normal maps is a common technique for reducing mesh complexity while maintaining a visual suggestion of lots of detail. You'll commonly see it in real-time and game applications. Here's how you do it. Blenders default render engine, "Blender Render" or "Blender Internal" as it's often called, includes a dedicated sub-system that can be used [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Quick tip: scale your model to correct physical size

Blender 3D News - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 12:00
In this quick tip, Nicolas Dussart takes a reference image and uses physical measurements to apply the correct size to a model. writes: Hi everyone! Here is a quick tip to show you how to scale a reference image at the real size (useful for architectural modeling) The video in French with English subtitles
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Model download: Stick Man

Blender 3D News - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 00:00
Stick man is a fully rigged little character to experiment with. Coventos writes: Rigged stick man in various poses, 5 Blender models , full texture included - High quality 3d model and shaders. PACK 1 Format File type: Blend Resolution: High Resolution License Type: Royalty Free Number of models included: 5 Delivery: Download after purchase
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Make music together using Figure!

Reason Refills - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 08:52
Make music together using Figure!

Check out the Figure Remix Feed for featured pieces and people to collaborate with. Make someone's day by remixing their music and dropping it back to Propellerhead. Just click on a piece, open it in Figure and build on it!

Brooklyn-native Mike Hrom has been filling Propellerhead with video game-influenced pop music for the last six months. We still can't believe the sounds he can squeeze out of Figure! Fluttering arpeggios, catchy melodies and tons of energy; check Mike out for yourself and get inspired!

Meet @mikehrom

 

Ever wanted to meet like-minded Figure users and make music together? Then the Figure Addicted Group on Facebook is for you! Post your pieces, join remix challenges or just hang out with the community.

Visit Figure Addicted on Facebook

Categories: Audio Production

Make music together using Figure!

Propellerheads News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 08:52
Make music together using Figure!

Check out the Figure Remix Feed for featured pieces and people to collaborate with. Make someone's day by remixing their music and dropping it back to Propellerhead. Just click on a piece, open it in Figure and build on it!

Brooklyn-native Mike Hrom has been filling Propellerhead with video game-influenced pop music for the last six months. We still can't believe the sounds he can squeeze out of Figure! Fluttering arpeggios, catchy melodies and tons of energy; check Mike out for yourself and get inspired!

Meet @mikehrom

 

Ever wanted to meet like-minded Figure users and make music together? Then the Figure Addicted Group on Facebook is for you! Post your pieces, join remix challenges or just hang out with the community.

Visit Figure Addicted on Facebook

Categories: Audio Production

The beat bulletin

Reason Refills - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 08:52
The beat bulletin–check out the latest beats on Discover!

Whether you need music to rap to, a track to remix or something to chop up and sample—the beat bulletin's got you covered. Hand-picked by your friends at Propellerhead, the beat bulletin is the go-to feed for beats made by the community.

 

 

Have you seen this?

With an updated Sing to this-feed and the release of Take 2.1, the voice was in the spotlight last week. We've compiled our favorite new vocal pieces in a new, inspiring feed—check it out!

Categories: Audio Production

The beat bulletin

Propellerheads News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 08:52
The beat bulletin–check out the latest beats on Discover!

Whether you need music to rap to, a track to remix or something to chop up and sample—the beat bulletin's got you covered. Hand-picked by your friends at Propellerhead, the beat bulletin is the go-to feed for beats made by the community.

 

 

Have you seen this?

With an updated Sing to this-feed and the release of Take 2.1, the voice was in the spotlight last week. We've compiled our favorite new vocal pieces in a new, inspiring feed—check it out!

Categories: Audio Production

Little Fox

Blender 3D News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 06:30
Pratik Solanki writes: Little fox done in blender 2.75(internal) Original concept by - mingjue helen chen Hope you like it Thanks
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

More news from AMD: OpenCL support in OS X 'El Capitan'

Blender 3D News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 04:10
This is an amazing week - not only did AMD help break up Cycles into smaller kernels, but now they've taken a big step towards proper support on OS X too! Ton Roosendaal writes: After having struggled with limited OpenCL support for years, the OS X driver team at AMD made a big step forward [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Photorealistic HDR Setup In Blender

Blender 3D News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 02:10
Lechu writes: Hey everyone! The last couple of weeks I've been digging a bit into the topic of using HDR images with Blender and Cycles. I think it resulted in some interesting stuff and one of them is the tutorial I decided to write. It very quickly covers the ways of using HDR maps in [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Blender supercar featured on 3D Artist Magazine

Blender 3D News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 00:00
This month's edition of 3D Artist Magazine prominently features Blender. It has Nikola's supercar concept on the cover, and an article by Reynante. Nikola writes: Hello, I'd like to inform that my supercar concept I designed is featured and on top cover in new issue 83 of "3d artist"magazine from UK.There is also my interview with [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

ExperimentalScene updates DarkWave Studio to v4.8.6 for Windows

Audio Freeware - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 20:42
ExperimentalScene has updated DarkWave Studio to v4.8.6. Recent Changes: v4.8.6: Optimized the DirectSound driver's audio capture and render buffer floating point conversion code. v4.8.5: Selected [Read More]

Low Poly City

Blender 3D News - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 10:50
Lucas RiedlShah writes: Hi there, For the past 1 or 2 months I have been creating content on YouTube! Majority of this is my 'We should poly make a city!' series, consisting of about 10 time lapses already there, and more to come!
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Monkey Parliament

Blender 3D News - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 08:40
Lee Gregory created this satirical view of the English politics. Can you spot the difference with real politicians? :) Monkey Parliament is my very ham-fisted attempt at satirising British politics. I am currently working on building up my portfolio and as an aspiring environment artist I decided that I should attempt to create a scene [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Max Project releases T.Rex Cut & Rez Mini for Windows

Audio Freeware - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 07:05
Max Project has announced the free release of T.Rex Cut & Rez Mini, a multi-mode filter plug-in for Windows. Features: 7 different filter types. Vintage analogue GUI Design. Price: Free. [Read More]

Super easy Minecraft asset management with MCprep

Blender 3D News - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 06:30
MCprep comes bundled with 25 fully rigged Minecraft models, but it will also let you add you own (non-Minecraft) assets. TheDuckCow writes: The open-source MCprep addon makes creating Minecraft animations and sets near trivial and enjoyable. Even for non-Minecraft projects, the recent multi-character management tools are wonderful for asset management, often only found in paid-for [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

How to simulate smoke with preroll

Blender 3D News - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 04:20
Daniele De Luca explains how to add 'pre-roll' to your smoke simulations so they'll come into full action straight away. In this small tutorial we will create a smoke simulation with pre-roll. The pre-roll that is a cache on negative frames in order to run the simulation for a specified number of frames prior to [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Artist Drop: D.K. the Punisher

Reason Refills - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 01:34

Donovan Knight, better known as D.K. the Punisher, is a producer/songwriter/DJ from Baltimore, MD. D.K.’s journey with music began in 2000 at age 8 when he began rapping, and continued 4 years later when he began making beats for himself and other rappers. D.K. has produced records for Dom Kennedy, Mac Miller and many others.

In 2013 D.K. produced Justin Bieber's single All That Matters,  along with Andre Harris.

D.K. dropped a few beats to Propellerhead for you to build on, and we also got a chance to ask him how Reason helps in his music making.

 

When you load up a brand new Reason song, what’s the very first thing you do?
First I do is start browsing through sounds. I have a dope template set up already, so all I have to do is search until something catches my ear.

In what way is Reason helping you in your music making?
Just by completely facilitating my creative process. Reason is sort of responsible for the way I approach music making, even in other DAWs. I like to tweak and create my own sounds a lot to give an advantage over my peers.

The three most used devices in your Reason rack?
NN-XT, Subtractor, Combinator

What’s your all-time favorite album?
Stevie Wonder - Songs in the Key of Life

What advice would you give to other people who are motivated to become more creative in their music making?
Explore as many types of music and experiences as possible. Inspiration is everything, and having many points of reference when it comes to creating is just as crucial.

 

 

Categories: Audio Production

Artist Drop: D.K. the Punisher

Propellerheads News - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 01:34

Donovan Knight, better known as D.K. the Punisher, is a producer/songwriter/DJ from Baltimore, MD. D.K.’s journey with music began in 2000 at age 8 when he began rapping, and continued 4 years later when he began making beats for himself and other rappers. D.K. has produced records for Dom Kennedy, Mac Miller and many others.

In 2013 D.K. produced Justin Bieber's single All That Matters,  along with Andre Harris.

D.K. dropped a few beats to Propellerhead for you to build on, and we also got a chance to ask him how Reason helps in his music making.

 

When you load up a brand new Reason song, what’s the very first thing you do?
First I do is start browsing through sounds. I have a dope template set up already, so all I have to do is search until something catches my ear.

In what way is Reason helping you in your music making?
Just by completely facilitating my creative process. Reason is sort of responsible for the way I approach music making, even in other DAWs. I like to tweak and create my own sounds a lot to give an advantage over my peers.

The three most used devices in your Reason rack?
NN-XT, Subtractor, Combinator

What’s your all-time favorite album?
Stevie Wonder - Songs in the Key of Life

What advice would you give to other people who are motivated to become more creative in their music making?
Explore as many types of music and experiences as possible. Inspiration is everything, and having many points of reference when it comes to creating is just as crucial.

 

 

Categories: Audio Production

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