Media Technology News

Blender Game Engine Video Tutorials

Blender 3D News - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 10:40
Stym is filling a YouTube channel with Blender Game Engine tutorials. I created a bunch of video tutorials on the Blender GE and thought I might try to get them spread a bit more since people seem to search for tutorials everywhere. For the future I planned tutorials especially concerning game asset creation with Blender [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Novation updates Launchpad to v1.6.1 - Adds iPhone Support

Audio Freeware - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 09:40
Novation recently updated Launchpad, the free app that lets you easily make and remix beats and electronic music on your iPad, then record and share your performances online. Now, in the version 1.6 u [Read More]

Tek'it Audio releases "Morphology" free expansion for Neogen synthesizer plug-in

Audio Freeware - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 08:37
Tek'it Audio has announced the release of the Morphology, a new expansion bank of 128 presets for their Neogen synthesizer, crafted by John Finter, a composer and sound designer. The bank contains 50 [Read More]


Blender 3D News - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 04:02
Indian Blender studio Realworks Studios presents a stunning trailer video. I'm DEEPLY impressed by the quality of their work! Sivaprasad Velayudhan writes: Presenting .... RANADHEERAN - India's 1st 3D animated trailer using open source pipeline After 756 man hours of work, 10 weeks of project time and 22500 minutes of rendering 4500 image frames We [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

[non-Blender] Dreamworks Apollo

Blender 3D News - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 02:20
The new Dreamworks Apollo software allows their animators an unprecedented amount of freedom during their work. See how they used it to create How to Train Your Dragon 2. How to Train Your Dragon 2 Director Dean DeBlois and Head of Character Animation Simon Otto discuss and demonstrate DreamWorks Animation's groundbreaking new technology Apollo and [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Model Download: House and Bakery

Blender 3D News - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 00:15
A nicely detailed home/shop combination by YellowPanda.
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

99Sounds releases free "The Warehouse" Sample Library for Kontakt and SFZ

Audio Freeware - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 14:09
99Sounds has released The Warehouse, a free library of horror sound effects and organic percussion sounds created by Richard Gould. The library is based on a collection of field recordings which were [Read More]

Tutorial: Volumetric materials in Blender 2.71

Blender 3D News - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 11:20
The Belgian Blender User Group contributed this video tutorial on volumetric lighting in Blender 2.71. My friends from the Belgian Blender User Group (BBUG) and I were really excited about the new volumetric capabilities of Blender 2.71. During one of our monthly training/workshop sessions we jointly experimented with it and the shaders you can use [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

[non-Blender] What you need to know about 3D motion capture

Blender 3D News - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 08:30
Engadget features a great article on the history of 3D motion capture, with plenty of sample material. Close your eyes and go back... back in time. Picture Jar Jar Binks or Polar Express, movies that put the "Uncanny Valley" on the map. I know these aren't pleasant memories, but new technology like motion capture (mocap) [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Create Realistic Barrels

Blender 3D News - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 04:30
Kenan Proffitt's teaches how to model and texture a simple barrel model in this tutorial for beginners. In this Blender tutorial, master the basics of uv unwrapping, materials in cycles, and the node editor. Learn how to quickly model and texture a barrel inside of Blender. First Texture Second Texture  
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Image: Perfection

Blender 3D News - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 01:10
Reynante Martinez captured his favorite personal tool in this image. Inspired by the great thinkers of all time, by the hardworking individuals, and by the art of creating itself. I've been meaning to recreate one of my most functional personal tools for as long as I can remember and one day there came this spur [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Developer Meeting Notes: July 13, 2014

Blender 3D News - Sun, 07/20/2014 - 22:00
The Google Summer of Code draws to an end, one of the projects sure is good news for Game Engine lovers: over 130 bugs have been solved! 1) Projects for upcoming 2.72 release Reminder of the planning. FBX: most of this is in master now, only animation import will be added still. Cycles render for [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

CodeFN42 updates RandARP, CCStepper, Chordit and VSTNotepad

Audio Freeware - Sun, 07/20/2014 - 11:25
CodeFN42 has updated RandARP, CCStepper, Chordit and VSTNotepad to v1.01. RandARP is a VST arpeggiator with various randomization features. Changes: Removed beep when clicking outside preset panel. Fi [Read More]

Image: Chain Drive

Blender 3D News - Sun, 07/20/2014 - 11:20
By derGoldstein This was inspired by the very elaborate Ducati rear sprockets, though it isn't modeled after any specific version of them.
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Fancy Feet Minecraft Blender Rig - Free Download

Blender 3D News - Sun, 07/20/2014 - 07:16
Would you like to create your own Minecraft animations in Blender? Then start with this free rig by TheDuckCow. While there may be enough Steve's in the world already, this rig is much friendlier to use and customize, and has several minor parts improved upon the previous characters I released, and now includes the very [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

BEER design overview

Blender 3D News - Sun, 07/20/2014 - 02:00
What is the Blender Extended Expressive Rendering system? Read this extensive overview on the BlenderNPR blog. Blender Extended Expressive Rendering or BEER is a shader system specially designed to be able to produce limitless shader styles. Though its main purpose is to handle non-photorealistic (NPR) shader styles, BEER can produce photo-realistic (PR) styles too (classic [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Video: BedtimeMonster

Blender 3D News - Sat, 07/19/2014 - 22:00
Excellent character animation and rendering by Petrosfera. Music video for my short track "Bedtime Monster" Check it out on SoundCloud. If you want to keep updated follow me on Facebook. Hope you guy like it ^^ Oh, and the software used was blender (of course), after effects and reaper (for the track).
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Laser blaster 5000X

Blender 3D News - Sat, 07/19/2014 - 08:30
By Druyanizm. The "Laser blaster 5000X - for the seriouse future man.The idea was to create a cartoon gun with a very realistic feel to it. Check out the thread on BlenderArtists for more versions, including one for wife/girlfriend and awesome 50's style blueprints.
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Leadwerks Game Engine Adds Official Blender Exporter

Blender 3D News - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 22:39
As a result of their successful Kickstarter campaign, Leadwerks is now supporting Blender. Josh Klint writes: Leadwerks Software has released an official Blender exporter for the Leadwerks model format. This allows Blender artists to export their models to Leadwerks with automatic materials generation and full animation, without going through the FBX format. The Blender exporter [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Image: My Dream House

Blender 3D News - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 04:15
A wonderful nature scene by MaxwellShiba. My dream house,hope you guys would like.
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation