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Blender Developer Notes: June 28, 2015

Blender 3D News - Sun, 06/28/2015 - 12:22
Ton shares the notes of the developers meeting in irc.freenode.net, #blendercoders. Here are the notes from today's meeting in irc.freenode.net #blendercoders: 1) Release status Second Release Candidate is out. Status currently looks OK. Expected call for 'release Ahoy' builders on Tuesday. Release notes getting progres. 2) Targets for the next release According to planning we [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Shpitz Audio releases Free Preset Bank for Free Alpha 3

Audio Freeware - Sun, 06/28/2015 - 04:21
Shpitz Audio has released 51 Free Presets for Free Alpha 3. The preset bank contains: 7 Basses. 14 Keys. 5 Leads. 6 Pads. 11 Percussion. 1 Rhythmic. 7 SFX. Price: Free. [Read More]

MusiKernel Team releases MusiKernel 15.07 for Linux and Windows

Audio Freeware - Sat, 06/27/2015 - 09:22
MusiKernel Team has announced the 15.07 release of MusiKernel, a music production solution for Linux and Windows featuring a suite of integrated hosts and plugins. Changes since 15.06.1 All: [Read More]

The Audio Helper Project releases Easy REX Player for Mac OS X

Audio Freeware - Sat, 06/27/2015 - 04:53
The Audio Helper Project has released the Easy REX Player for Mac OS X, a simple REX player. Features: Drag and Drop Support: Just drag and drop REX files onto the app, and play them. Search [Read More]

ExperimentalScene updates DarkWave Studio to v4.8.0 for Windows

Audio Freeware - Sat, 06/27/2015 - 04:46
ExperimentalScene has updated DarkWave Studio to v4.8.0. Changes: Added full duplex (audio input in addition to the regular audio output) support to the DirectSound driver. Renamed 'Master' (the [Read More]

Quick Tip, How to Fake a Rim-light!

Blender 3D News - Sat, 06/27/2015 - 00:02
ohn Mervin writes: Do you need a rim-light on a character? But can't use a real light? Here's a quick way to fake it! Using the node materials, I discovered a little "cheat" to fake lighting for a particular shot. It's a simple trick, but with a little creativity, the possibilities could be endless!
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Breakdown: Jim Carrey

Blender 3D News - Fri, 06/26/2015 - 14:32
Super Dasil created this image of Jim Carrey and breaks it down for us.
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Blender Developer Notes: June 21, 2015

Blender 3D News - Fri, 06/26/2015 - 13:31
What?! I missed the developers notes this week! Thanks for the reminder JB :) 1) Release Candidates The RC2 Build is out now List of commits that went in RC2 (mouse over for readable texts!) Release log in progress. Still needs more work! Planning: we do a release in a week, but we can verify [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Tutorial: Map Travel Animation

Blender 3D News - Fri, 06/26/2015 - 08:40
David Mcsween shows how to achieve a classic map travel effect using a path object in Blender and letting a camera follow the path. This is a real world production example. David is using Blender professionally for autralian television. Once he had to create an animation of a dashed line moving ahead on a map [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Show off your solo!

Reason Refills - Fri, 06/26/2015 - 06:32

You know that old truth: nobody wants to hear your solo. But this week is different. This week is SOLO WEEK. Yes, we do want to hear your solo! Guitar, saxophone, bagpipe or Moog doesn’t matter. Well, maybe not bagpipe. Show us what you’ve got! #solo

Here’s a feed with some perfect music beds to make your solo wizardry stand out.

Have your heard this?

Pump up the volume and get ready to dance with a selection of last week’s floor fillers.

Categories: Audio Production

Show off your solo!

Propellerheads News - Fri, 06/26/2015 - 06:32

You know that old truth: nobody wants to hear your solo. But this week is different. This week is SOLO WEEK. Yes, we do want to hear your solo! Guitar, saxophone, bagpipe or Moog doesn’t matter. Well, maybe not bagpipe. Show us what you’ve got! #solo

Here’s a feed with some perfect music beds to make your solo wizardry stand out.

Have your heard this?

Pump up the volume and get ready to dance with a selection of last week’s floor fillers.

Categories: Audio Production

New 3D Asset Store: Coventos

Blender 3D News - Fri, 06/26/2015 - 06:30
Coventos is offering about 20 model and material packs for Blender, about half of them are downloadable for free. Take a look and let me know what you think.
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

How to Export an FBX file from Blender with reduced keyframes

Blender 3D News - Fri, 06/26/2015 - 04:20
Dennis Haupt discusses how to efficiently export animated models from Blender to FBX. Exporting to FBX with included animation out of Blender is a difficult thing, especially if you want to use it for 3D web applications like Verold or the coming soon animation feature on Sketchfab, it is important to reduce the animation keyframes, [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Reduce Cycles Noise with Light Portals

Blender 3D News - Fri, 06/26/2015 - 02:10
Jonathan Lampel writes: Interior scenes in Cycles are notorious for being really noisy. Here's a quick tip to help clear things up more quickly in the latest version of Blender. This requires Blender 2.75.
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Audified updates "inTone 2" and free "inTone 2 Solo" to v2.3 (merges inTone 2 Keys, Playback and Mixer into inTone 2)

Audio Freeware - Fri, 06/26/2015 - 01:31
Audified has announced that it has merged three applications into one to release inTone 2.3, a live audio FX processor. The free inTone 2 Solo has also been updated. Audified connected three [Read More]

New Ray & Clovis Film: Friday Night Frights!

Blender 3D News - Fri, 06/26/2015 - 00:00
In this episode, Clovis faces his cinematic fears when he dares to watch the most terrifying movie of all time... David Andrade writes: Hello friends! It's David from Theory Animation, here to share our next Blender powered short film: Friday Night Frights! Ray & Clovis is a fully animated in Blender web-series. Powered by 30+ [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Bridge Rectifier – Breakdown

Blender 3D News - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 22:55
Today's header by Micah Denn is stunning! Take a peek behind the scenes in his breakdown. Inspired by the innovations of the great Nikola Tesla and the possibilities of what Wardenclyffe Tower could have become. This image aims to convey a sense of loudness and confusion which bleeds down and mixes with a quieter more [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Blender Market: Space Tree Pro gives you full control over trees

Blender 3D News - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 12:07
Unlike tree add-ons like Sapling, Space Tree Pro by Michael Anders allows you to shape your trees. Simply create blocking objects in their environment or draw shapes with a grease pencil. It looks amazing. I am happy to announce that my new tree add-on, Space Tree Pro, is available on Blender Market. It's a logical [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Quick Tip: Shader Node Group

Blender 3D News - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 08:40
CG Cookie shared this quick tip on Facebook: Are you taking advantage of Blender’s shader group node? Grouping consolidates complex networks into a single node which can be reused, tweaked, or added to other projects. Taking the time to setup intuitive input sockets is well worth the additional effort! How can you create a shader [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Soundhack releases Freesound Bundle v0.91 Beta for Mac VST & AU

Audio Freeware - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 06:56
Soundhack has released Mac OS X VST and Audio Unit beta versions of the Soundhack Freesound bundle (Confusingly this seems to be labelled at v0.91 and V9.01). The bundle consists of: ++decimate: [Read More]

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