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Tutorial: Build a Castle In Blender

Blender 3D News - Sun, 05/22/2016 - 08:20

Benjy writes: Last year I did a tutorial for 3D artist magazine on building a fantasy style castle surrounded by a mountain forest, in Blender. The tutorial is now available on their site for free.

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Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Moch Coffee Ad by Warner

Blender 3D News - Sun, 05/22/2016 - 06:15

Joyful, glum, fury, and calm, each with their respectful coffee type. A well thought out idea and an enjoyable image. I think a coffee shop needs to steal the idea! Link

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Tutorial: Indoor God Rays and Floating Dust Particles

Blender 3D News - Sun, 05/22/2016 - 04:10

CG Cowboy writes: In response to a subscriber, this is a simple, but effective, technique for creating indoor God Rays. However, I wanted to take it a step further by adding Floating Dust Particles. A link is provided early in the video to jump straight to the section on Dust Particles.

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Saving money when rendering overnight in Blender

Blender 3D News - Sun, 05/22/2016 - 02:05

AddictedToCG writes: In this video you will learn how to save a couple of bucks when rendering overnight! We will do that by using an addon called alarm and shutdown made by Surgesster. It is a very simple tutorial really and doesn't require match effort. So I though that it would have been nice to [...]

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Tutorial: 3D Pop Up Effect

Blender 3D News - Sun, 05/22/2016 - 00:00

BlendMaster writes: In this tutorial we will go over how to create a simple 3D pop up effect inside of Blender. This effect is commonly found in Photoshop and Gimp tutorials, but in this tutorial, everything has been translated over to blender so that you can see just how capable Blender actually is. The overall [...]

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Logging from Python code in Blender

Blender 3D News - Sat, 05/21/2016 - 16:30

Sybren Stüvel writes: In this article we take a look at using logging inside Blender. When things take an unexpected turn, which they always do, it is great to know what is going on behind all the nice GUIs and user-friendly operators. Python’s standard library with a very flexible and extendable logging module.

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Fishy by Jack Darton

Blender 3D News - Sat, 05/21/2016 - 12:30

Instantly caught my eye, and probably yours too. How can it not, it is a real eye candy! In this magical render, the artist achieved a curious design, an amazing choice of colors and lighting by contrasting the warm and cold. This image lighted up my day, no pun intended. Link

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Animation Nodes Wiggle Explained in Detail

Blender 3D News - Sat, 05/21/2016 - 10:25

Gottfried Hofmann writes: The animation nodes addon got several nodes for a wiggle effect. It is really useful for motion graphics and vfx. The name is borrowed from the wiggle function in after effects, yet the same algorithms can be found in Blender's noise modifier for f-curves. This tutorial compares the noise modifier with the [...]

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Blend4Web's Panda Contest Results

Blender 3D News - Sat, 05/21/2016 - 08:20

Blend4Web Team writes: Well now! Our peaceful contest has peacefully come to an end, and we can calmly announce the results...

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Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Peter Mattson ~ 2016

Blender 3D News - Sat, 05/21/2016 - 06:15

Peter Mattson writes: This seizure-inducing showreel for Peter Mattson is Blender-fueled. All design and 3D animation was done in Blender.

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I'm testing a new notifications system

Blender 3D News - Sat, 05/21/2016 - 04:30

Recently, I've been interested in 'push' notifications - little browser popups that tell you when new website content has arrived. These notifications will even show if you're not on BlenderNation, keeping you up to date with the news. I tested one for about a week, but found it was trouble to run and obtrusive. I [...]

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Image: Mysterious place

Blender 3D News - Sat, 05/21/2016 - 04:10

A fantastic scene mabkhouti! what do yo think

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Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Graduating Jack

Blender 3D News - Sat, 05/21/2016 - 02:05

Kike_sahagun writes: As a gift for my sister I made this image using 99% Blender (1% Gimp). If you are old enough, you'll get the joke. The (free) model for Jack comes from Buble Studio. And about the rest... well nothing too fancy, just a little of modelling a and a lot of post pro. [...]

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Classified Animation

Blender 3D News - Sat, 05/21/2016 - 00:00

AlecFarai writes: Just finished up a Spy like Interview, Took about a week on my spare time to animate it. Rendering was covered by me using Renderstreet webpage. got the rig from this webpage. called Vincent. Took a while to understand the rigs features. had to get a plug in to get the control I [...]

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Wallpaper Collection by Oday Abu Zaeed

Blender 3D News - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 14:25

Have you guys checked out these slick wallpapers yet? Well thought out images by Oday! I personally like the merry-go-round Harry Potter image, microphone scene with the beautiful bokeh in the background, the rock's scene, chess, indoor flat… Oh wait, that is most of them! Which are you personal favorites, and why? Link

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YafaRay v2.1.1

Blender 3D News - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 10:25

David Bluecame shares a status update on his YafaRay work. On last October, YafaRay v1.0.0 was releases with many improvements (as mentioned in this Blender Nation article) . Several months later YafaRay v2 was released with even more improvements and new features. The current version of YafaRay is v2.1.1, with builds for Linux, Windows and [...]

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Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Track Spark Offer: Start 1 Month Free Trial, Get May's Producer Bundle Free

Audio Freeware - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 08:37
If you start a 1 month free trial with Track Spark you'll get May's Track Spark goody bag for free. That means you'll get: KRUCZ maximizer plugin by audioD3CK. Acoustic Guitar by Pettinhouse. [Read More]

Art Spotlight: Highland cow

Blender 3D News - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 08:30

Juuso Mattila created this awesome animated cartoon cow while keeping VR constraints in mind. Hey! My name’s Juuso Mattila and I’m a freelance game artist based in Turku, Finland. I got my foot under the game industry door about four years ago as a game programmer, but transitioned pretty quickly to more graphical sorts of [...]

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Little Treasure Tale

Blender 3D News - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 08:25

Mary_Shan writes: Hi :) This is my new scene "Little Treasure Tale". I always liked Pirates and their stories...and btw I'm also a fan of Monkey Island game...so..at the very first I wanted to sculpt LeChuck...but...I wanted to make my own character, so I decided to give it a try. Hope you like it! All [...]

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Sonus Dept. releases Ace of Spades - free sound library for u-he ACE

Audio Freeware - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 07:29
Sonus Dept. has released Ace of Spades, a free sound library for u-he ACE. Ace of Spades features 40 presets able to fit different music genres. A selection of powerful basses, deep pads, sound [Read More]

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