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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 [...]
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 [...]
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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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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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, [...]
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 [...]
Moby Motion writes: I wanted to share my latest tutorial, a basic guide to installing LuxRender and setting up basic materials.
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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The first Release Candidate for Blender 2.79 is now available. Please help test and report any bugs you may find.
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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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!
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 [...]
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 [...]