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The Animator’s Toolbox: Preparing For Animation

Blender 3D News - Tue, 09/20/2016 - 12:24

Nimble Collective's Jason Schleifer is back with another video in which he shares his animation process. I've found his videos to be super insightful as well as fun to watch, so dive in and enjoy! You've just been handed a shot to animate. Whoo hoo! You're all set to dive in and start making things move. BUT [...]

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Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Suzanne Awards 2016: Submit your work!

Blender 3D News - Tue, 09/20/2016 - 04:22

The Suzanne Awards have started again! Submit your best Blender work to be considered for a nomination. Voting for the final winners happens during the Blender Conference. Ever since the second Blender Conference in 2003, the Suzanne Awards are given to artists using Blender to realize outstanding artwork. This year we are introducing two changes [...]

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Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

rncbc.org announces Vee One Suite 0.7.6 - The eleventh beta release for Linux

Audio Freeware - Tue, 09/20/2016 - 03:38
rncbc.org has announced the release of the eleventh official beta release of the Vee One Suite - version 0.7.6 of the old-school software instruments for Linux. The Vee One Suite are: synthv1 [Read More]

Jamberoo Action Park's 'The Perfect Storm' TV commercial

Blender 3D News - Tue, 09/20/2016 - 02:05

Another great example of Blender being used in advertising. Daniel from Salt Media reports. I recently used Blender (2.78 release candidate) and After Effects to create a TV commercial for a new $5mil water park ride called 'The Perfect Storm' (Jamberoo Action Park in Australia). The brief was to create a fake news and tornado [...]

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Extent of the Jam updates Digits Phase Distortion Synthesizer to v2.1 for Mac and Windows

Audio Freeware - Tue, 09/20/2016 - 01:59
Extent of the Jam has updated the Windows and Mac OS X versions of the Digits phase distortion synthesizer to v2.1. This update brings many important bug-fixes. The changes are: Digits now offers [Read More]

Free neobaroque model + videotimelapse

Blender 3D News - Mon, 09/19/2016 - 22:52

1D_Inc writes: Hello everyone! I've rescently got Diamond state on Turbosquid ($10000 in sales), so I decided to make Belloni Aura table model to release it for free and record sceencast about overall process. I wanted to make this model for pretty much long time, because it is gorgeous, like other Subliminal collection by Belloni, [...]

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Twitter adds Sketchfab support

Blender 3D News - Mon, 09/19/2016 - 09:33

You can now share Sketchfab models directly on your Twitter timeline! Check it out: .@Twitter now brings #3D & #VR to your tweets thanks to @Sketchfab! ? ? https://t.co/elVZmRvnIE https://t.co/4HVdUXelCO — Sketchfab (@Sketchfab) September 19, 2016 Full disclosure: I'm part of the Sketchfab team and I'm now going to have a few nice drinks :)

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Blender cutout animation addon tutorial

Blender 3D News - Mon, 09/19/2016 - 06:15

jayanam writes: In this Blender tutorial I show how to create a 2D animation with Blender and the addon cutout animation tools by Andreas Esau. You can create 2d animations with every image you like, turn it into a detailed mesh and also apply weight painting for it, as I demonstrate it in this following [...]

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Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Color Palette Node V2 adds Photoshop ASE support [$]

Blender 3D News - Mon, 09/19/2016 - 04:19

Nikolay Popov presents an update to his Color Palette Node add-on, which makes it easy to change the pallette of your scenes on the fly. Hello everybody! I present to you a new, updated version of the "Color Pallete Node" aka CPN. The main feature of the second version - is to support the expansion [...]

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My favourite Blender Art on Sketchfab this week

Blender 3D News - Mon, 09/19/2016 - 02:05

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! Which one is your favourite? MI6 Login Fail by Coroca on Sketchfab Mökki by denis_sd on Sketchfab Old church modeling - Interior Scene by Aurélien Martel on Sketchfab [...]

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Blender spotted on German public TV

Blender 3D News - Mon, 09/19/2016 - 00:02

German national television featured the work of Cícero Moraes and his team! Daniel Glebinski writes: My translation: Animals also benefit from new technologies! In Brazil, an honorary expert team "repaired" seriously injured animals. Using prostheses from the 3D printer they replaced the beak of a toucan that was broken after hitting a pane of glass, [...]

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Blender Developers meeting notes, September 18, 2016

Blender 3D News - Sun, 09/18/2016 - 12:06

Here are the notes from today's meeting in irc.freenode.net #blendercoders. 1) Blender 2.78 RC2 Second release candidate is out! Release logs are also taking shape on the wiki and on blender.org. Based on tracker reporting and further testing we either do a RC3 or the actual release this week. Sergey Sharybin and Bastien Montagne are [...]

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Learn Blender scripting [$]

Blender 3D News - Sun, 09/18/2016 - 08:20

TheDuckCow writes: Hi, my name is Patrick W. Crawford (also known as TheDuckCow). As the developer behind addons like Pro Lighting Studio and MCprep, I'm here to teach you about the power of scripting in Blender. Whether you're an artist or a developer, learning how to use Python in Blender is an easy way to [...]

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The Demon of the Sulfur Crypt - Render + Breakdown

Blender 3D News - Sun, 09/18/2016 - 04:10

Anthony Pilon did a great job capturing the 'dusty' atmosphere of a crypt. Check out how he set this up! My latest artwork. It's a little early for Halloween, but who's counting. :) For this one, I tried to imagine a chamber deep beneath the ground, undisturbed for centuries. Undisturbed, that is, until a hapless explorer [...]

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Realtime Blender Facial Animation Vincent Rig

Blender 3D News - Sun, 09/18/2016 - 00:00

Jimmy Gunawan is experimenting with facial motion capture connected to Blender. This is his first demonstration; we have asked him for a more in-depth article on his setup. In this video, I improvised a bit with the previous setup of Vincent head and facial control and connect map it to my own face via FaceOSC. [...]

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Tutorial: Creating a Realistic Unshaded Low Poly Portrait

Blender 3D News - Sat, 09/17/2016 - 11:08

Learn how Panimala created this gorgeous portrait in Blender. My technique is pretty primitive as I have (yet) very little interest in some of the meatier aspects of 3D modeling (normals, diffuse- and specular maps, highly detailed models, etc). This is quickly apparent after a look on my profile. I do however still have great [...]

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Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Shader Forge Lesson: Clip Art!

Blender 3D News - Sat, 09/17/2016 - 06:15

CG Cookie's Kent Trammell presents a videotutorial on Non Photorealistic Rendering. Unlike most of Shader Forge lessons that focus on realism, this lesson is a departure into “NPR” (non-photo-realistic-rendering). The main benefits of this lesson: Creating an easy-to-customize Clip Art material could be useful for transforming your 3D models into t-shirt designs, signs, bumper stickers, [...]

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KVR Developer Challenge 2016 Launched

Audio Freeware - Sat, 09/17/2016 - 02:58
We are very excited to announce the launch of the the KVR Developer Challenge 2016, the sixth free-for-all audio plug-in / audio application / soundware design event. The "KVR Developer Challenge" [Read More]

Using an HTC Vive with Blender

Blender 3D News - Sat, 09/17/2016 - 01:52

Dalai Felinto shows the state of his [Blender ViewportVR addon](https://github.com/dfelinto/virtual_reality_viewport) in this video using an HTC Vive headset. He can walk around and inspect a model in Virtual Reality, very cool! It's still work in progress in a separate branch, but this is making me very hopeful for further integration in Blender. Dalai will be [...]

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Blender Python tutorial: Automation of operations

Blender 3D News - Sat, 09/17/2016 - 00:00

jayanam writes: In this tutorial I show an automation method for Blender using python: I copy the last commands I executed to a Texteditor and write a loop with python to run these commands several times. In my example I create an arc using this method but you can use this of course to automate [...]

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