Media Technology News

Orange Free Sounds releases Free Synth Loops Collection Vol. 2

Audio Freeware - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 23:45
Orange Free Sounds has released Free Orange Synth Loops Collection Vol. 2, a free collection completely created with a Korg MS2000 synthesizer, published in 16-bit WAV format. Korg MS2000 is [Read More]

The Story of the Croissant

Blender 3D News - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 23:14
It's time for a little education here on BlenderNation - here's the history of the croissant. Fernando García "Fegrodz" writes: Hello! This is a little animation that I made entirely in Blender, as part of a cultural Festival at "Centro de Enseñanza de Lenguas Extranjeras" (CELE) UNAM, Mexico City. The animation, (which by the way [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

BlackBoard Showreel

Blender 3D News - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 14:05
Blackboard is sharing their very nice and professional work made in Blender. Noam writes: Hello Guys. We are very happy and proud to present the 2014 showreel all of the 3D was created using Blender. Our team flew to Amsterdam last week and attended the Blender institute weekly. It was great fun! Ton and all [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Blender & Corona Renderer Tutorial

Blender 3D News - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 12:01
Chocofur introduces us to Corona renderer, which is currently available as a free alpha test. The tutorial covers everything from background to installation, setting up your materials and the actual rendering process. Hello, Blenderheads!Some of you may know Corona Renderer already - it's available for Blender in Standalone version. I've decided to give it a [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Blender Market: Asset Sketcher 0.3

Blender 3D News - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 09:15
Asset Sketcher allows you to 'draw' assets into scenes with ease. The latest update adds support for grid-based object placing, better selection and more. Want to create scenes with lots of details, quickly? Then this will be the perfect add-on for you. Asset Sketcher lets you populate your scenes very quickly. With a variety of [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Dead hot dog

Blender 3D News - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 07:45
By gabrielmda. This is my last job, I really liked to do because I had to do different things like the logo "dead hot dog" and a packet of potato chips. =)Hope you enjoy.
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Model Download: Japanese Lamp

Blender 3D News - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 05:36
By Corentin3D. This is the result of a training on Blender and Sketchfab. I recorded this as a tutorial actually. We'll be waiting to see that tutorial, Corentin! :)
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Modeling a Motorcycle in Blender

Blender 3D News - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 05:15
Blender Cookie has release an extensive course on motorcycle modeling. Chris Kuhn has just released an advanced modeling course on Blender Cookie. It's a comprehensive, in-depth course on the hard-surface modeling process of creating a motorcycle in Blender. The course is available to all Citizen members. Not yet a member? Join for as little as [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Blender animation "The Hungry Microbiome" finalist in world science visualisation competition

Blender 3D News - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 02:53
Christopher Hammang’s scientific video ‘The Hungry Biome’ has been nominated for the National Science Foundation’s World Science Visualisation competition. The Hungry Microbiome, made using blender and the cycles render engine, has been selected in the top 10 finalists in the National Science Foundation visualisation challenge (The Vizzies) and could go on to win first prize. [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Daniel Belik releases Music Box for Kontakt

Audio Freeware - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 02:37
Daniel Belik has released Music Box, a tiny sample library for Kontakt. This music box has unpolished, native sound, saturated with rapidly increasing overtones. It is designed for adventure [Read More]

Designing your own audio player with Blender

Blender 3D News - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 00:46
Nathan van Seters built his own MP3 player using a Raspberry Pi, an Ultimaker 3D Printer and Blender. Recently I finished my MP3 player project. This player consists of a Raspberry Pi with some additional hardware. For the enclosure I turned to Blender. I designed the enclosure entirely with Blender. First I made some mockups [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Gooseberry: How Matias Made 1000+ Storyboard Images

Blender 3D News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 22:39
Matias Mendiola talks about his storyboarding process and tries to count the number of images he made. Now that you have all seen the latest animatic (those of you on the Blender Cloud, anyway), Gooseberry director Mathieu Auvray has put together a video showing where the more than 1,000 images used to make it came [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Family Portrait

Blender 3D News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 12:15
By Reynante M. Martinez, breakdown included. Reynante M. Martinez writes: Hi, everyone! Here's another artwork that I recently did on the past weekends. This is dedicated to our families and our experiences together - through thick and thin. Let me know what you think. :)
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

BAM! Building the Asset Manager

Blender 3D News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 10:32
Francesco Siddi reports on the first steps in the implementation of the Blender Asset Manager for the Gooseberry project. After Bart’s initial investigation at the beginning of the year, we spent the following months looking further into existing pipeline solutions and designs, still unsure whether to pursue our own project or adopt an existing one. [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Archimesh architecture add-on adds grease pencil tool and more

Blender 3D News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 08:22
The 1.0.0 release of Archimesh adds support for drawing layouts with the grease pencil tool, support for other languages and more. Antonio writes: After some time, I would like to announce that new Archimesh v1.0.0 is ready for download. A new tool for creating rooms using grease pencil was added. With this tool, you will [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Fast Lighting

Blender 3D News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 04:10
Here's a fast workflow for setting up lighting in Blender. Jonathan Lampel writes: When it comes to lighting in 3D software, sometimes the technical details get in the way of artistic vision. But lucky for you and I, Blender can be quickly set up for an extremely fast and efficient lighting workflow!
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Terminator Fan Film VFX

Blender 3D News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 01:45
This video by leon3dbusta is only 10 seconds but you'll definitely want to watch this one! It comes with a breakdown. Let me share a personal project, "Terminator Fan Film" is an attempt to emulate a scene from the movie "Termiantor 3", as fans of the series and the visual effects we wanted to venture [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

[non-Blender] Animation at Pixar: Math and Movies

Blender 3D News - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 23:33
In this video Pixar researcher Tony DeRose explains the math behind subdivision surfaces.
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Women in the Musical Instruments Industry: An interview with Ingrid Linn

Audio Freeware - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 16:47
Ingrid Linn Why aren't there more women creating musical instruments today? After all women are 50% of the population. Despite interesting examples like Laurie Anderson, St. Vincent, and Imogen [Read More]

Blender Market: Fully Rigged Cars

Blender 3D News - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 12:29
Arnaudbzh is selling three fully rigged cars with ground detection and drifting on the Blender Market. The car models are an Audi S5, Open Astra GTC and Fiat 500. With full rigging armature , auto color instance, auto-wheel rotation, ground and obstacle detection, auto steering and banking, drift control, acceleration and brake simulation. Made with [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation