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Modifiers in Grease Pencil 2.8

Blender 3D News - Wed, 08/09/2017 - 06:48

Pablo Vazques writes: Developer Antonio Vazquez has just implemented the first modifiers for Grease Pencil objects. Check out this demo by Daniel Martinez Lara: The new modifiers shown in this video: Array Lattice Simplify Noise Tint Hue Saturation Value Blur Even though more modifiers are planned, focus now is to squash as many bugs as [...]

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28 procedural volumetric spheres

Blender 3D News - Wed, 08/09/2017 - 06:10

This asset pack is a little esoteric, but interesting nonetheless. Roger Bootsma writes: Hello my name is Roger and over the course of a year i have been experimenting on and off with blender cycles volumetrics. Once in a while i stumbled on some really cool procedural volumetric shaders that works well on spheres. They [...]

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Dopplerender: a turbo-boost for animation rendering

Blender 3D News - Wed, 08/09/2017 - 03:05

Jefferson Smith writes: Ever notice how much time you spend rendering identical images? Maybe your animated character pauses to think, or maybe you're just using (and reusing) a limited number of poses. But sometimes it seems that over half the frames you spend precious time rendering are identical the frames you've already rendered. Sure, you [...]

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Loopr is 5 years old - Free for a limited time

Audio Freeware - Wed, 08/09/2017 - 02:44
To celebrate the first 5 years of the Loopr Live Loop Composer app, the 64 tracks pedal controllable iOS live looping and composition app, the current version will be free for a limited amount [Read More]

Image: Sugar Hit!

Blender 3D News - Wed, 08/09/2017 - 00:10

Super nice work by Lightfarm Brasil. Hey guys! My name is Rafael Moco, and I would like to share this great experience I had with Blender. I work in a studio called Lightfarm Brasil, which creates images for advertising, animations, games and more. I've always liked Blender, and I wanted to get the chance to [...]

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KVR Giveaway: Win a Brainworx bx_console E Plugin

Audio Freeware - Tue, 08/08/2017 - 07:31
We've teamed up with Plugin Alliance for our latest giveaway - the fantastic new bx_console E plugin by Brainworx. The legendary British E series consoles have been used on more hit records over [Read More]

Tutorial: Learning To Love Proximity

Blender 3D News - Tue, 08/08/2017 - 05:00

While HDRI's are great to capture the general lighting conditions of a scene, they cannot account for geometry and lighting conditions at a close distance. Paul Chambers illustrates this issue and offers a way to solve this, creating much more realistic renders. Here's a tutorial that I hope others will find helpful that demonstrates how [...]

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SampleTraxx releases "NEWFORMS" - Free WAV+Kontakt Soundpack

Audio Freeware - Tue, 08/08/2017 - 03:47
SampleTraxx has released NEWFORMS, a free soundpack inspired by "Transformers" sonic world and dedicated to movie sound designers, trailer and video games composers. Available in WAV and Kontakt [Read More]

Asset pack: Star Wars Spaceships [$]

Blender 3D News - Tue, 08/08/2017 - 02:41

Marco writes: Star Wars Spaceships is an Add-on with 10 spaceships models from Star Wars. You get free updates. Contents AT-AT Walker AT-ST Walker Death Star Millennium Falcon N-1 Naboo Starfighter Naboo Royal Spaceship Star Destroyer TIE Fighter Trade Federation Battleship X-Wing Fighter Story We worked on this pack for about 4 months since I [...]

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Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Eevee: Statue WIP and Normals Workaround

Blender 3D News - Tue, 08/08/2017 - 00:37

Davzeppelin shares a project he's working on, and covers a workaround for some normals issues he's been running in to. Of course Eevee is still very much in development, so these issues are likely to be solved in the near future, but for those of you who can't wait this is useful info! Hi everyone, [...]

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SIGGRAPH: The Power of Analytics

Blender 3D News - Mon, 08/07/2017 - 09:15

TheDuckCow writes: I am please to say I was able to present at SIGGRAPH 2017 the topic of Analytics and their role in creating quality and effective blender addons in the future. The playback to the presentation and materials are below. As Blender has become more of a professional platform, we have seen an influx [...]

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Introduction to LuxRender Tutorial

Blender 3D News - Mon, 08/07/2017 - 06:10

Moby Motion writes: I wanted to share my latest tutorial, a basic guide to installing LuxRender and setting up basic materials.

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My favourite Blender Art on Sketchfab: 2017, week 32

Blender 3D News - Mon, 08/07/2017 - 03:05

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! Obama Hope Poster by twitte_king on Sketchfab Venom by graft on Sketchfab Rock Giant by NWNWN on Sketchfab Sand Planet Miku by Kathy Diaz on Sketchfab Ulala Space [...]

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Blender 2.79 Release Candidate 1

Blender 3D News - Mon, 08/07/2017 - 00:05

The first Release Candidate for Blender 2.79 is now available. Please help test and report any bugs you may find.

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Weekly Blender Developers meeting notes - August 6, 2017

Blender 3D News - Mon, 08/07/2017 - 00:05

Here are the notes from today's 14 UTC meeting in irc.freenode.net #blendercoders. 1) Blender 2.79 release First RC is out now. Meeting discussed web todos wich will be handled this week (now I'm back from LA :) blender.org doesn't advertise the RC well, will need more prominent coverage. a release log should go to blender.org [...]

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Thomas Mundt updates free LoudMax to v1.18 for Mac, Win, and Winamp

Audio Freeware - Sun, 08/06/2017 - 14:15
Thomas Mundt has updated LoudMax to version 1.18 for Mac OS and Windows. The Winamp version has also been updated. Changes: Improved limiter attack phase calculation. Minor optimizations. [Read More]

LVC-Audio discounts Limited-MAX and Limited-Z in August

Audio Freeware - Sun, 08/06/2017 - 01:39
LVC-Audio Limited-MAX and Limited-Z are on sale through August 15: Limited-MAX: $34.95. Limited-Z: $19.95. [Read More]

Animation Sketch v0.1

Blender 3D News - Fri, 08/04/2017 - 14:55

Yadoob writes: Animation Sketch is an add-on that allows you to "draw" your bone poses. It uses Grease Pencil to deform Bendy Bones and match your stroke (it currently only work with one bone at a time). It's still at an early stage but I would like to hear your feedbacks about the workflow!

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Blender Eevee - First Impressions

Blender 3D News - Fri, 08/04/2017 - 12:39

Evermotion features an overview of Eevee and its current strengths and weaknesses. dr_after writes: Blender Eevee - first impressions and subjective look at pros and cons of the latest Blender renderer. We try to figure out who can gain the most with this new tool and what we would like to see in the future [...]

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Add-on: Additive Keyer

Blender 3D News - Fri, 08/04/2017 - 09:28

lucky writes: Here is the first release of Additive Keyer, an addon to interactively key an additive strip, known as additive animation layer in other software. Additive animation layers are mainly used for motion capture edition, to keep the main layer untouched while tweaking on an additive layer, or special animators needs, such as animating [...]

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