Media Technology News

HyperSynth updates XEditor to v1.4 for Windows

Audio Freeware - Mon, 06/22/2015 - 04:48
HyperSynth has updated XEditor to v1.4. In this release the request patch and sysex tools options are unlocked which bring several features that are critical for designing, backing up and previewing [Read More]

Minion collectibles designed in Blender

Blender 3D News - Mon, 06/22/2015 - 04:20
Collectibles are an important marketing tool for supermarkets. In the Netherlands, one of the largest supermarket chains, the 'Plus', is currently giving away Minion models that you can stick on a pencil. They already invaded my house, and I was pleasantly surprised to hear that designer Metin Seven designed them in Blender! Let's hear his [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Interview: Aidy Burrows on using Blender to work on AAA games

Blender 3D News - Mon, 06/22/2015 - 02:10
Gottfried Hofmann writes: Aidy Burrows of CG Masters worked on a series of Lego titles for TT games - using Blender! Now he shares his experiences of bringing Blender to work in an interview with BlenderDiplom.
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Tokyo Dawn Labs updates SlickEQ and Kotelnikov plugin families

Audio Freeware - Mon, 06/22/2015 - 01:19
Tokyo Dawn Labs have updated TDR Kotelnikov and TDR VOS SlickEQ (both standard and GE). SlickEQ + SlickEQ GE - 1.1.2 Maintenance update: Fixed autogain for (true) mono channels. GE now automatically [Read More]

Blender VFX Tutorial: Laser Gun Effect

Blender 3D News - Mon, 06/22/2015 - 00:03
Kenan Proffitt writes: In this VFX tutorial learn how to create a Sci-Fi weapon blast and shockwave effect using Blender.
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

New Brainworx "bx_opto Pedal" Compressor Plugin Free Until July 22nd

Audio Freeware - Sun, 06/21/2015 - 10:00
Brainworx has just released two new compressors based on the same optical circuit: the bx_opto (MSRP $149) and the stompbox form factor bx_opto Pedal (MSRP $49). To celebrate the release of these [Read More]

PechenegFX releases AutoSwell Light - Free Automatic Volume Effect for Mac & Win VST & AU

Audio Freeware - Sun, 06/21/2015 - 09:13
PechenegFX has released AutoSwell Light, an automatic volume swell effect triggered by the input signal. Control Parameters: Time: sets the constant time of swell attack. Sensitivity: defines [Read More]

PechenegFX releases AutoSwell Light - Automatic Volume Effect

Audio Freeware - Sun, 06/21/2015 - 09:13
PechenegFX has released AutoSwell Light, an automatic volume swell effect triggered by the input signal. Control Parameters: Time: sets the constant time of swell attack. Sensitivity: defines [Read More]


Blender 3D News - Sun, 06/21/2015 - 07:20
Jonathan Lampel writes: This render is of a steam-punk marionette automation cutting his stings, but as he does so those parts become useless. A lot of thought and personal philosophy went into creating this composition, but what you see in it is up to you! Created with Blender/Cycles, with color correction in Photoshop. The lighting [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

ufxmedia updates uFXloops Mobile Composer Studio for Android to v2.0.1

Audio Freeware - Sun, 06/21/2015 - 06:02
ufxmedia has announced that uFXloops, its mobile composer studio for Android, has been updated to v2.0.1 and is available now on Google Play. uFXloops now allows for direct feedback composing. [Read More]

The release of Blender 2.75 is one step

Blender 3D News - Sun, 06/21/2015 - 04:04
The release of Blender 2.75 is one step closer with the release of RC2. As always, please test and report any issues that you find! Ton writes: The team has released another RC today, for final testing. A long list of bug fixes have been done in RC1, which makes it worth to provide [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Download: Old Steel Material (Procedural)

Blender 3D News - Sun, 06/21/2015 - 01:02
Sayan Mondal writes: A completely free procedural steel material with organic rust, scratches, stain marks, dirt, etc. to make it as realistic as possible. It took me a lot of work examining steel in real life and then implementing the experience in blender. What this material can be used for: It can be used for [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Make a Glass Smash Animation

Blender 3D News - Sat, 06/20/2015 - 05:43
How to make a realistic animation of bullet breaking a sheet of glass in Blender. Andrew Price writes: In this tutorial you’ll discover: How to use the cell fracture addon to break objects into pieces Giving those pieces physics with the rigid body simulator Use rigid body constraints to make objects stick together Add the [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

VFX Breakdown: Contact- Sci Fi Trailer

Blender 3D News - Fri, 06/19/2015 - 23:22
Brad Hamilton breaks down his awesome 'Contact' trailer. I created some breakdowns for the shots I created in the sci fi trailer I made a month ago. Though all of the 3d work was done in Blender I did some compositing in After Effects. I would love to know what people think! Brad Hamilton
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Seven Phases updates Spectrum Analyzer to v1.09-beta

Audio Freeware - Fri, 06/19/2015 - 13:09
Seven Phases has updated Spectrum Analyzer to v1.09-beta for Windows. Changes: New: button to save current settings as default. Factory color schemes are built into the plugin. Curve drawing [Read More]

Quick Tip: Apply to Multires Modifier

Blender 3D News - Fri, 06/19/2015 - 04:02
The AgenzasBrothers share another quick tip that will help you work on hi-res models. The shape of the cloth is stored in the Multires Modifier. If you deactivate it or switch into Edit Mode, you'll have the clean square shape (a simple Plane in this case). So you can edit the texture easily and also [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

CinematicProd releases Clara's Vocal - Free Cinematic Kontakt Library

Audio Freeware - Fri, 06/19/2015 - 03:06
CinematicProd / Stefano Maccarelli has released Clara's Vocal, a Kontakt library of phrases and vocal sequences adaptable to the BPM of your session. The are pads, phrases and vocalisations (e.g. [Read More]

Tutorial: Modifier Stack Order

Blender 3D News - Fri, 06/19/2015 - 01:23
Jerry Perkins (masterxeon1001) demystifies part of the Blender modifier system in a free Blender Cookie tutorial. Order is Everything! From top to bottom, the stack will be performed in order of the sequence. Modifiers also make life easier as you as you go about creating meshes. The first example is the skin modifier. The skin [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

The discovery of Cape Horn

Blender 3D News - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 10:50
Rob Tuytel has released a video teaser of his latest project, 'The discovery of Cape Horn'. It's a VR presentation made using Blender and Unity.
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

TASCAM releases "Hi-Res Editor" - Free Stereo Editing Software Includes Native Direct Stream Digital Support

Audio Freeware - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 09:47
TASCAM has announced that Hi-Res Editor has been released, a free application that supports up to 11.2MHz DSD files or 384k WAV. The software allows playback and export of DSD files without intermediate [Read More]