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Creating a 3D Printed Zoetrope with Blender

Blender 3D News - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 04:15
Kelly Egan used Blender and 3D Printing to create a zoetrope - a modern version of the old technique to create moving images. A zoetrope is a pre-cinematic animation technique where a series of animation frames are placed inside a spinning cylinder. Slits in the drum make the frames of the animation visible for only [...]
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Vox bedroom

Blender 3D News - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 01:45
By Ryusani. My latest work - created in one evening, so it's not spectacular... yet I'm pretty happy with the result i got in such a short period of time All comments are welcome! See the entire series on BlenderArtists.
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Archimesh v1.02 - Addon Spotlight

Blender 3D News - Mon, 02/23/2015 - 23:30
BlenderTek looks at the Archimesh addon. Derek Vanee writes: Hey BlenderNation & Fans, This video seems to be popular and getting a positive response so if your interested in or are continually creating architectural scenes then the latest version of Archimesh has some great features and I packed ALL of them into this video. Check [...]
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DJ Kaskade

Blender 3D News - Mon, 02/23/2015 - 12:30
By kitty85 Hi all! this is my first post I enjoyed creating KASKADE with listening to his music done with zbrush, blender&cycles, photoshop(brightness,resize) I hope you like it
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Blender Guyz Courage Competion

Blender 3D News - Mon, 02/23/2015 - 08:20
Win a Wacom tablet in the 'Courage' competition by the Blender Guyz. Garrison Hill writes: Blender Guyz is a blender resource group comprised of myself (Garrison) and Ethan Hill. We started our adventure into blender about three years ago. Our first experience with blender was not a great one... We downloaded blender then after several [...]
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Behind the Scenes: Opening the Dark Portal

Blender 3D News - Mon, 02/23/2015 - 06:30
Guilherme Henrique's 'Opening the Dark Portal' is a truly epic scene. Today, Guilherme talks about his inspiration and about how this image was created. Hi! I am Guilherme Henrique (aka Sepultura on BA), an Environment Artist from Brazil. Let’s take a look into the process of bringing the Dark Portal to life! As a big [...]
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Bitsonic releases "Violent Transient" Free Windows VST Effect Plugin

Audio Freeware - Mon, 02/23/2015 - 06:22
Bitsonic has released Violent Transient, a free VST plug-in for Windows that can change the transient of your audio track. Here's what they say: In acoustics and audio, a transient is a high [Read More]

Reel: Neil Taylor

Blender 3D News - Mon, 02/23/2015 - 03:00
Some of my work over the last year. All done in Blender and rendered in Cycles. Earth and moon created with images by NASA. Music by Petite Viking. You can follow Neil on Twitter: @Nat_Neil
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Animation Nodes Addon

Blender 3D News - Mon, 02/23/2015 - 02:45
Jacques Lucke's Animation Nodes addon contains over 100 nodes to help you achieve complex animation effects without coding. Jacques Lucke writes: I started this project in the end of september 2014. My goal was to provide a way to achieve results which otherwise are only possible through programming. Starting with simple text manipulation nodes this [...]
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Time-lapse: Alien

Blender 3D News - Sun, 02/22/2015 - 23:39
Jonathan Esquivel sculpts an alien. Here's a time-lapse of my last sculpting session, using Dynamic Topology. Dirty Vertex Colour to enhance detail and Cycles as the render engine. Took me about 2 hours to complete the sculpt, and some simple materials for the cycles render. There are a few of my other time-lapses in my [...]
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What Happened On KVR Last Week? (W/E Feb 22)

Audio Freeware - Sun, 02/22/2015 - 19:00
It's round two of What Happened On KVR Last Week? Let's look back at the previous few days' news, product releases, videos, uploads, forum postings, etc. at KVR. The featured news and deal spots [Read More]

Giants of the Earth, Scene J1

Blender 3D News - Sun, 02/22/2015 - 12:45
I love one-man movie projcets. Daren Davoux shares the latest scene of his project and includes a breakdown and more! daren davoux writes: The latest scene of Giants of the Earth has been released. In association with the film, a series of breakdowns and "how to" videos were published, including a reference comparison and discussion [...]
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Blender Developer Notes: February 22, 2015

Blender 3D News - Sun, 02/22/2015 - 09:04
Ton shares the notes of the developers meeting in, #blendercoders. Ton writes: Hi all, (Our DNS service had/has issues, websites work but might not resolve. Just retry then!) Here are the notes from today's meeting in #blendercoders. 1) Upcoming 2.74 release The current project list. We're still on planning and in BCon3 (wrapping [...]
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Another approach to progressive rendering and fireflies

Blender 3D News - Sun, 02/22/2015 - 05:45
HJ Hornbeck presents his solution to eliminating fireflies in renders with a variation of Greg Zaal's progressive render approach. Hello, all! For a recent project of mine, I wound up reinventing Greg Zaal's progressive render plugin.... only, without the plugin! It's actually a wrapper script that gives you the same effect, but adds a few [...]
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Blender animation 'Whole' nominated for best animation at SXSW

Blender 3D News - Sun, 02/22/2015 - 03:11
'Whole' will be competing at the SXSW Film Festival! William Reynish writes: The short film WHOLE, previously shown at the Blender Conference in October, will have its US premiere at the big South by Southwest (SXSW) festival in Austin, Texas. The film was completely animated and rendered in Blender using Cycles. It will be competing [...]
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Face of Mary Magdalene will be reconstructed with Blender

Blender 3D News - Sun, 02/22/2015 - 00:06
Cicero Moraes writes: One of the most significant characters in the History, transcribed by the biblical texts and surrounded by folklore, will have her face revealed. You can read more details on this page. I hope you enjoy!
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Revisiting your old models

Blender 3D News - Sat, 02/21/2015 - 12:30
Daniel F. R. Gordillo revisits and reworks his old work. What best way to test new Blender versions than to open your old files? This time, I'm reviewing one of my earliest models, and trying to give it a complete overhaul. New optimized topology, new High-poly sculpt, new textures, new hair, some rigging... the whole [...]
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Blender 3D News - Sat, 02/21/2015 - 08:30
By Slir Hello everyone! Blender 2.73 Cycles
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Quickest Way to Install Blender Addons

Blender 3D News - Sat, 02/21/2015 - 05:33
Blazraidr writes: Here's a tutorial demonstrating the quickest way to install any Blender addon!
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In Game Camera zoom with logic bricks

Blender 3D News - Sat, 02/21/2015 - 02:38
John hamilton writes: Learn how to setup a camera zoom in game with the logic bricks in the the blender game engine.
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