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White Hole, A Blender Experiment

Blender 3D News - Fri, 09/01/2017 - 02:05

Reynante Martinez writes: Another motion graphics experiment in Blender inspired by Maxon Cinema 4D​'s Cycles 4D​ demo created by Mario Tran Phuc​. I utilized Blender's particle system to create this effect. Created with Blender and rendered in Cycles via RenderStreet​.

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Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Klevgränd releases SyndtSphere - Sound Surfer Synthesizer (Free for Mac/PC; $1.99 for iOS)

Audio Freeware - Fri, 09/01/2017 - 01:45
Klevgränd has announced the release of SyndtSphere, a "Sound Surfer Synthesizer". It's free for Mac/PC and $1.99 for iOS. Here's what they say: Since a while back, Klevgränd has been working [Read More]

Rigging, Weight Painting & Actions with Blender

Blender 3D News - Thu, 08/31/2017 - 22:56

jayanam writes: In this tutorial I show how to rig a low poly model, use weight painting afterwards and then add an animation as action using the action editor.

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Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Tutorial: Easy Vignette Node Group

Blender 3D News - Thu, 08/31/2017 - 12:50

BlendMaster writes: Hey Everybody! In this tutorial I will be showing you how to create a super easy vignette node group. This node group is great because it adds a really nice vignette to any scene you are working on, no matter the aspect ratio. You don't even have to adjust the proportions and scale [...]

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Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Physical Audio updates PA1 Dynamic Plate Reverb to v0.8.5

Audio Freeware - Thu, 08/31/2017 - 08:33
Physical Audio has updated PA1 Dynamic Plate Reverb to v0.8.5. This release has updated graphics, and tweaks to the audio engine. A free beta is available for Mac AU at: www.physicalaudio.co.uk/PA1 [Read More]

Stone Voices updates PolyGAS to v2.1

Audio Freeware - Thu, 08/31/2017 - 07:27
Stone Voices has updated PolyGAS (Polyphonic Granular Advanced Synthesizer), a free Granular Synth VST instrument plug-in for Windows, to v2.1. Added: Menu item to the Bank/Preset menu "is added [Read More]

HEDD releases free Lineariser plug-in - addresses monitor phase and harnesses host CPU power for phase-aligned audio

Audio Freeware - Thu, 08/31/2017 - 07:01
German studio monitor makers HEDD, founded by industry veteran Klaus Heinz and his son, musicologist Dr. Frederik Knop, have unveiled a free plug-in designed to solve one of the most challenging [Read More]

ST: New Horizons 4K Game Trailer

Blender 3D News - Thu, 08/31/2017 - 06:15

'Star Trek New Horizons – Assimilation' is a fan-made 'total conversion' mod. Blender was one of the tools that were used for their impressive trailer, and we're talking to the Blender artist behind this project - Alexander Weide. About the project Last week, Paradoxical Development Group (PDG), the international mod development team, showcased at Gamescom [...]

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Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Decoration Pack: Vases [$]

Blender 3D News - Thu, 08/31/2017 - 04:53

Senad Korjenic is offering a large collection of vases. The Decoration Pack: Vases contains over 70 different models that can be used in you Renders. All Vases have customizable colors and as an extra detail to make them more realistic, they all have different overlay textures such as fingerprints, Wiping Residues, and Scratches.

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Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Add-on: IOR Reference

Blender 3D News - Thu, 08/31/2017 - 02:05

Diego Gangl helps you achieve realistic transparency by adding an index of refraction reference list to Blender. Hi! I've made a small addon to keep IOR values close by when working in Cycles. This script adds a list of over 300 IOR values in the nodes editor. Probably enough for everyone It also includes a [...]

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Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

7 Ways to Achieve Realistic Lighting in Blender

Blender 3D News - Thu, 08/31/2017 - 00:00

Johnson Martin looks at several aspects that help improve the lighting of your scenes. Lighting, in my opinion, is one of the most fulfilling parts of computer graphics. But it can also be really hard to get right. Especially when you’re striving for both realism and artistic value. While the artistic side of lighting is [...]

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Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Free Download: Suzanne Head Rigged (+ Facial Expressions)

Blender 3D News - Wed, 08/30/2017 - 09:35

ChameleonScales just gave Suzanne a bunch of new expressions! Download the model from Blend Swap and share your creations in a comment below.

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Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Native Instruments updates Reaktor to v6.2.0 and Maschine to v2.6.8

Audio Freeware - Wed, 08/30/2017 - 08:50
Native Instruments has updated Reaktor and the free Reaktor Player to v6.2.0 and Maschine to v2.6.8. Maschine 2.6.8, a free update for Maschine 2 owners, introduces a monophonic bass synth and [Read More]

Gabbrolitic Audio releases Free Soundset for KV331 Audio SynthMaster One

Audio Freeware - Wed, 08/30/2017 - 07:40
Gabbrolitic Audio has released a Free Soundset for KV331 Audio SynthMaster One comprising thirty new sounds. [Read More]

Breaking Tree Branches in Blender Using the Fracture Modifier

Blender 3D News - Wed, 08/30/2017 - 06:15

Albin Merle is back with another brilliant VFX tutorial: simulating breaking trees. Hi everyone, here is a quick tutorial about how creating a breakable tree with Fracture modifier and how to keep it light to bake and render with hair dynamic instancer. You'll need to download the awesome FM build, and the tissue add-on just [...]

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Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

How To Control HDR Shadows in Blender

Blender 3D News - Wed, 08/30/2017 - 04:13

Reynante Martinez writes: In this short video, I'll show you how you can independently control the HDR shadow of your scene without affecting the background HDR. For more tutorials and articles, check out: www.reynantemartinez.com/tutorials

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Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

16 More Free Brushes - Landscape Pack

Blender 3D News - Wed, 08/30/2017 - 00:00

Brandon Funk writes: Since my last pack of 18 brushes was so popular, I decided to make 16 more. This time, with a wider range of substances. Hope you enjoy! Grab it here.

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Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

BS Modify Pivot Add-on

Blender 3D News - Tue, 08/29/2017 - 13:04

Juan Gea writes: We are happy to announc the release of our first Add On for Blender. Many people, including ourselves, have asked how can they modify the pivot of an object, not just it´s location but also it´s orientation, this is something that is missed by some users, specially the ones that comes from [...]

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Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Procedural Gemstone Experiment

Blender 3D News - Tue, 08/29/2017 - 11:33

Here's something short and sweet: Reynante Martinez shares a cool experiment and shows how it's done. Try it out for yourself and share your results in a comment below! Enjoy :) A procedural gemstone experiment I did just for fun and liberation. :) Utilizing Blender's Particle System and Mesh modifiers to achieve the final result. [...]

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Ardour updated to v5.11

Audio Freeware - Tue, 08/29/2017 - 08:09
Ardour has been updated to v5.11. This is primarily a bug-fix release, though it also includes VCA automation graphical editing, a new template management dialog and various other useful new [Read More]

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