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Texturing a table with Blender and Substance Painter 2.4

Blender 3D News - Thu, 02/09/2017 - 02:05

jayanam writes: Here is the texturing part from the livestream on modeling a table with Blender yesterday. I prepare the model for texturing with Blender and then export the fbx to Substance Painter 2.4 to add the materials.

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Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Airwindows releases free Sidepass, Tremolo and Not Just Another Dither/CD Plug-ins for Mac & Win

Audio Freeware - Thu, 02/09/2017 - 01:51
Airwindows has released anther three free VST / AU plug-ins for Mac and Windows: Sidepass, Tremolo and Not Just Another Dither/CD: Sidepass: Highpass on the side channel. Utility plug. Tremolo: [Read More]

Blend4Web: Watch Mystery Explained

Blender 3D News - Thu, 02/09/2017 - 00:26

The Blend4Web Team shares another great example use case of their platform: explore a mechanical watch in detail and discover how it works. Hi @ll, We'd like to share an amazing 3D web experience by Animagraffs, a US-based interactive studio: How a Mechanical Watch Works. As may have guessed, it was entirely created with Blender [...]

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Blender 2.8 Development Demo - Layers and Collections 1

Blender 3D News - Wed, 02/08/2017 - 12:33

One of the first 2.8 demos! Dalai Felinto is showing how the new layers and collections may work. Demo showing the interface, with the layers, collections and visibility control.

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Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

EvE: Teaser trailer and website for feature animation

Blender 3D News - Wed, 02/08/2017 - 10:33

There are SO many one-man movie/film productions these days! Here's Warren Reed's project. Hi everyone! After years of enjoying the posts on Blender Nation, I finally have my own to invite you to check out the website and teaser trailer for my animation feature film "EvE: The Will to Live". "EvE: The Will to Live" [...]

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Lostin70s releases Chord Grid Editor

Audio Freeware - Wed, 02/08/2017 - 07:03
Lostin70s has released Chord Grid Editor, a free online tool to create / edit / share / embed guitar chords grids. Chord Grid Editor includes an automatic chords recognition useful for beginners [Read More]

The Last King - VFX Breakdown

Blender 3D News - Wed, 02/08/2017 - 06:15

Alexander writes: Hi everyone. Here is a VFX breakdown from the Norwegian feature film "The Last King" that we worked on last year. VARG Studios delivered over 100 FX shots for the film. The shots varied from snow and fog effects to ski replacement and cleanup. Blender is our primary 3D software and an important [...]

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Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Karoryfer releases free War Tuba sample library for Plogue sforzando

Audio Freeware - Wed, 02/08/2017 - 04:40
Karoryfer Samples has released War Tuba, a free open-source sample library of a folk-punk tuba for Plogue sforzando. Key features: Staccato, staccatisssimo and sustain articulations plus miscellaneous [Read More]

The Art of Angelo Garizzone

Blender 3D News - Wed, 02/08/2017 - 04:17

I love the playful work of Angelo Garizzone from London, United Kingdom. Tree frog by Angelo Garizzone on Sketchfab

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Happy 2017, an open-source short with sources available

Blender 3D News - Wed, 02/08/2017 - 02:15

Is that Sintel? Here's a cool new year card, fully open source/content! Henri Hebeisen writes: We are a collective of Blender users based in Toulouse and like many studios, we created a small video celebrating the new year. Everything is done with Blender and Natron and even if our deadline was quite tight, we were [...]

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Shader Forge: Gemstones & Ice [$]

Blender 3D News - Wed, 02/08/2017 - 00:00

It's always hard to get the reflection in gemstones right - the combination of translucency and transparency needs to be perfect to become convincing. CG Cookie's latest Shader Forge with Kent Tramell tackles this subject. Pavla writes: The biggest challenge of creating gemstones in Blender: they have a fairly simple surface, but complex refraction happening [...]

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Drop Shadow nodes and Custom Node Creation Tutorial

Blender 3D News - Tue, 02/07/2017 - 10:25

thefxkidd writes: Sometimes the simplest effects can be quite challenging when there is no preset or plugin. Today Adam walks you through the steps to make a common preset and then add custom settings so we can reuse it! (Video has some audio issues)

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Tutorial: The Natural Substance (Realistic Plant Material)

Blender 3D News - Tue, 02/07/2017 - 08:20

Thomas Berard shares some tips on how to create good looking plant materials. Have you ever struggled to create realistic plants within Blender Cycles? Plants are a very detailed aspect of nature and if it is represented poorly in CGI, your scene can look pretty average. If you were to inspect a leaf, for example, [...]

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Matthieu Brucher updates Audio Toolkit to v1.4.0

Audio Freeware - Tue, 02/07/2017 - 06:38
Matthieu Brucher has announced an update to Audio Toolkit, a BSD-licensed audio processing library based on a pipeline concept. This release focused on efficiency on IIR filters as well as adding [Read More]

Free Download: The CutAway Shader

Blender 3D News - Tue, 02/07/2017 - 06:15

Dylan Whiteman presents the CutAway Shader, a free Blender add on for architectural visualisation, model cutaways and more. After 3 years in the making - I'm excited to announce the alpha release of the CutAway Shader - a free addon for Blender for artists, architects, scientists and engineers. If you've ever wanted to cut away [...]

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Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Wooden Toy Car

Blender 3D News - Tue, 02/07/2017 - 04:10

Rence discovered a great site for free to use 3D assets and illustrates it with his latest project, a wooden toy car. There is this really great site for free 3D models called Dimensiva. All models are free for both personal and commercial use! I found this toy car model and I had to do [...]

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How to Model a Cave Scene

Blender 3D News - Tue, 02/07/2017 - 02:05

Darkfall writes: In this tutorial we will be creating a basic Cave Scene. I did a speed modelling video of this scene and since a few people had been interested about how I achieved it, I decided to do a "Condensed version" of it. The speed modelling video originally was over 3 hours. So I [...]

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Breakdown: Lord of Oil

Blender 3D News - Tue, 02/07/2017 - 00:00

Anthony Pilon shows the different steps in his latest work, 'Lord of Oil' Another underground-themed render - moving from the crypt, to a catacomb. What's down that staircase, I wonder? https://cdnb.artstation.com/p/assets/images/images/004/785/647/large/anthony-pilon-lord-of-oil.jpg

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Tek'it Audio releases "MScontrol" - Free Mid/Side Control Plugin

Audio Freeware - Mon, 02/06/2017 - 16:41
Tek'it Audio has released MScontrol, a free mid-side controller utility plugin. MScontrol offers stereo signal encoding into mid­-side signal, decoding of mid­-side signal into stereo signal, [Read More]

Free download: Asteroids and Lightnings Galore

Blender 3D News - Mon, 02/06/2017 - 10:25

Einar Petersen shares his *HUGE* collection of asteroids and lightning .blend models - it contains 1,000 asteroid models and 100 lightning models. Enjoy! So there I was tweeting about a 3D Lightnings library containing 100 Lightnings made in Blender3D that I had commissioned way back in time, when I was asked why I had not [...]

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