Media Technology News

How to setup you own Pie Menus in Blender

Blender 3D News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 16:30
Sebastian is on a roll! Here's another quick video showing how to customize pie menus in the upcoming 2.72 version. In 2.72 there will be a new UI feature, which enhances user interaction in Blender: Pie Menus. The backend has been implemented in C (thanks to Antony Riakiotakis!), but the actual pies can be easily [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

BakeTool Released

Blender 3D News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 13:01
Cogumelo Softworks have released the BakeTool add-on on the Blender Market. BakeTool is the In-House solution developed by Cogumelo Softworks for Bake Rendering with Cycles. For those that work with Interactive Ambient , Arch Viz, Games… and need a Bake Solution for your Assets, Full scenes, High Poly to Low Poly Normal Maps and others, [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Peavey releases ReValver 4 Amp Modeling Software

Audio Freeware - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 12:11
Peavey has announced the release of ReValver 4, a major new version of its amp modeling software. Redesigned from the ground up, ReValver 4 contains amp modeling capabilities that capture the charact [Read More]

Tone2 Audiosoftware releases free Firebird 2.1 for Windows

Audio Freeware - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 09:34
Tone2 Audiosoftware has updated its Firebird plugin to 2.1. Firebird features Harmonic Content Morphing (HCM) synthesis. New features and enhancements: Contains 70 additional sounds by Xenos. To load [Read More]

Gooseberry Weekly - August 15, 2014

Blender 3D News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 09:00
Pablo Vazquez gives us an update on the progress of the Gooseberry project. Check out the weekly presentation above, as well as the full post and all of the concept artwork on the Gooseberry blog linked below. Pablo writes: Aaand another week went by! Ton and Francesco were away for SIGGRAPH last week, but that [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Matthieu Brucher releases free ATKLimiter, updates ATKCompressor and ATKExpander plug-ins for Mac and Win as well as Audio Toolkit to v0.5.0

Audio Freeware - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 08:35
Matthieu Brucher has announced the release of ATKLimiter and the update of ATKCompressor and ATKExpander, free and Open Source mono limiter, compressor and expander plug-ins for 64-bit Mac OS X (10.8 [Read More]

EastWest updates PLAY to v4.2.0

Audio Freeware - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 06:36
EastWest has updated PLAY to v4.2.0. Changes: Fixed an issue that could prevent projects saved with Play 3 opening in Play 4. Fixed a temporary hang when loading projects in Logic Pro X, or when a dia [Read More]

[non-Blender] 3D Printing with 3D Hubs

Blender 3D News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 03:00
3D Hubs is a 'local 3D printing network'. They make it easy to find people in your area with a 3D printer so you can quickly 3D print a model. Their network offers all kinds of printers, from entry-level 'home printers' to professional Zcorp and EOS machines. They're based in Amsterdam, and I met with [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation


Blender 3D News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 01:00
Reynante M. Martinez shares his latest work. Inspired by the lives of our unfortunate fellow human beings and by the pain that somehow gradually consumes me as I come to realize this worldly circumstance.
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Model Download: Toad

Blender 3D News - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 22:00
A rather convincing (if rather ugly) animal model by arenyart. This toad lived in my driveway for more than a year until my wife accidentally ran over him. I took the pictures with my iphone. Modeled a basemesh using skinmod. Sculpted, painted and then set up for render in cycles. Everything done inside of blender over [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Where Blender Functionality is Better Than Maya's

Blender 3D News - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 12:44
Mark Masters from Digital Tutors compares several areas in Blender to their Maya counterpart and shows where it's easier to use. Something you’ve likely heard time and time again is that it’s not about the application, but the artist. That’s true, you can likely create the exact same asset, animation or render in either Maya [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

#KVRDC14: TD updates EpiCentre to v1.2.1

Audio Freeware - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 11:08
TD has updated EpiCentre, and entry in the KVR Developer Challenge 2014, to v1.2.1. Changes: Various critical and minor bug fixes. [Read More]

Hypercube Softwares updates Universal Patch Finder to v1.6

Audio Freeware - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 11:04
Hypercube Softwares has updated Universal Patch Finder to v1.6. Changes in v1.6: Spectrogram display for REX, WAV and AIFF. New database import plug-ins: STEAM, Alchemy. Now a Tag manager will help yo [Read More]

[non-Blender] Making of Futurama 3d

Blender 3D News - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 07:30
Seccovan created a brilliant Futurama 3D test scene and now shares a breakdown.
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Monocasual releases Giada Loop Machine v0.9.0 for Windows, Linux and OS X

Audio Freeware - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 05:28
Monocasual has announced that the Giada Loop Machine for Mac OS X, Windows and Linux has hit the new 0.9 branch with Central limit, the first release in the 0.9 series featuring: Deep GUI redesign wit [Read More]

Intro to Color Correction

Blender 3D News - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 05:00
Learn the basics of color correction in Blender from Jonathan Lampel, a very impressive artist and great trainer. Be sure to check out the rest of his work and tutorials on his youtube channel. Jonathan Lampel writes: In this quick video, learn how to use the color correction, RGB curves, and color balance nodes along [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

-musicalentropy updates Guitar Gadgets to v1.0.4 - Easter Egg Revealed

Audio Freeware - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 04:18
The Easter egg in musicalentropy's contribution to the KVR Developer Challenge 2014, Guitar Gadgets, has been revealed. In the "about" tab of the plug-in (one click on the title), something interestin [Read More]

3D Scan of Ton

Blender 3D News - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 04:00
Get to know your lovely leader in the third dimension, as well as some members of the CG Cookie gang and others. Micah Denn shared the link below with more 3D scans from the Sketchfab booth at SIGGRAPH!
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Cycles Simple Skin Nodes Group

Blender 3D News - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 01:00
A realistic SSS skin shader for Cycles created by Jean-Francois Gallant. Check out the video above as well as some other impressive renders and discussion on the Blender Artist forum linked below. Jean-Francois Gallant writes: I want to share with you my "Simple SSS skin nodes group" I done few months ago. Here is a [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

UplandToys updates Midular to v1.1 - Max for Live MIDI Effects Modules

Audio Freeware - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 00:29
UplandToys has updated Midular, the free set of MIDI effect modules for the Max for Live environment, to version 1.1. Changes: LiveQuantizer, Rotator, and SuperPitcher were not properly synced to Live [Read More]