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Amped Studio 2.0 Browser-Based Online DAW Now Available

Audio Freeware - Thu, 11/01/2018 - 08:38


Version 2.0 of Amped Studio, the browser-based online DAW that lets you produce complete tunes with audio and MIDI tracks as you would with any DAW, is now available. Because it's a browser-based...

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Shortfilm - Monju Hunters of Sofugan Island (+making of)

Blender 3D News - Thu, 11/01/2018 - 06:05

Karim Eich writes: Hey there! I would like to share our shortfilm that is now finally released! We worked on this film for two years as our graduation project. Modeling, Unwrapping, Scene Setup, Shading, Lighting, Animation, Rendering, Compositing was done inside Blender. All Texturing work, a lot of modeling and all Concept work as well [...]

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Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Blender 2.8 Material Setup (Realistic Base Shader)

Blender 3D News - Thu, 11/01/2018 - 04:00

chocofur writes: Hey everyone! In this quick Blender 2.8 video I wanted to show my way of creating basic but realistic shaders based only on a single image texture (by splitting it to R G B channels). Hope you find it helpful!

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Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Pushing the Limits of the Koro Rig!

Blender 3D News - Thu, 11/01/2018 - 01:55

Vallen Koscheev writes: Hi guys! This is a short cartoony animation I made using the Koro Rig to see how far I could push it. In the video I'm breaking down the stages of production from blocking to polishing, while also mentioning cartoony techniques I'm using. The final animation is rendered using OpenGL Renderer with [...]

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Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

19b) Blender for Blogs | Phase 3 - Part 7: LEGALLY Download Free Media (UPDATED!)

Blender 3D News - Wed, 10/31/2018 - 23:47

Justin writes: **UPDATED** See why YouTube took my video down! Learn how to avoid making the same mistake I did! Learn how to choose free media for your video so that you stay out of trouble from copyright infringement. Stealing other people's stuff is NOT cool. Learn how to LEGALLY download media from the internet [...]

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Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Speed up Compositing in Blender 2.8 (Cryptomatte Tutorial)

Blender 3D News - Wed, 10/31/2018 - 10:25

Zacharias Reinhardt writes: Hi everyone! In my new tutorial you'll learn how to use the new Cryptomatte feature in Blender 2.8 Cycles, which allows you to quickly mask out areas while compositing. A huge time saver, if you want to adjust your rendering without re-rendering all the time. Enjoy! ~Zach

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Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

What's in the Box!? - 2018 CG Cookie Halloween Micro-short

Blender 3D News - Wed, 10/31/2018 - 07:50

pavla writes: 'Twas Halloween night, and CG Cookie's Melvin the Monster discovered a mysterious box. Behold this new micro short by the Cookie crew!

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Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Sub Surface Skin VFX

Blender 3D News - Wed, 10/31/2018 - 05:36

Darkfall writes: In this tutorial we look at creating a Subsurface Skin Effect (similar to the bad guys in Iron Man 3). To achieve this creepy Effect, It would help to have some tracking markers on the face but the effect will work as long as you can get a decent track. We then use [...]

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Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Mystic by Yuditya Afandi

Blender 3D News - Wed, 10/31/2018 - 01:35

Yudit1999 writes: "Mystic" 3D artwork by Yuditya Afandi. Based on character by Terin Kim. Images: https://www.artstation.com/artwork/k441wn Studio/Client: Character, Fantasy Tasks: Modelling - Sculpting - Surfacing - Rendering When: October 2018 Personal project based on lovely character design by Terin Kim. Learning more about character creation. I used Cycles to render this artwork, except for the [...]

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Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Timelapse: Simple Painted Chair

Blender 3D News - Tue, 10/30/2018 - 23:28

Charles writes: Welcome everyone here ^^ . I would love to share with you my Simple Painted Chair and also invite you to see the Timelapse of me creating it. Can't wait to hear your thoughts and critique ;) .

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Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Mix Challenge - Competitions in November 2018

Audio Freeware - Tue, 10/30/2018 - 19:21


The Mix Challenge competitions start off with two games this month.

The following challenges are currently open to compete in:
Mix Challenge #049: Have a chance to work...

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Making Of Dave

Blender 3D News - Tue, 10/30/2018 - 12:24

Lucas Falcão shares details of the creation of his recent character Dave. Introduction This character was done in collaboration with Alfred Achiampong, he is a great character designer from Accra, Ghana. He Artstation is always popping up some new cool characters. For this project, I did the blocking, sculpting, modeling, retopology, UVs and ID masks [...]

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Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

[non-Blender] Midnight Realm: CG Cookie's Coffee for Artists (and Art Charity)

Blender 3D News - Tue, 10/30/2018 - 10:20

CG Cookie continues their effort to support local art through coffee. CG Cookie's limited edition Midnight Realm coffee is back! Crafted for restless creatives, the potent potion with an apricot finish will get you in the zone and fuel your creative spirit. The bag art was designed at the Cookie studio. The beans are ethically [...]

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Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Blender developers meeting notes - 2018-10-29

Blender 3D News - Tue, 10/30/2018 - 06:15

Here are the notes from today's developer meeting. Next meeting is Monday, 5 November 10:00 CEST (8:00 UTC). 1) Blender 2.8 Beta and roadmap are explained here. EEVEE got much improved soft shadows. Multi-object editing now works for lattices. Rigify addon was ported to 2.8. Cycles gained Cryptomatte support. Grease Pencil: Grease Pencil layers can [...]

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Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Electronik Sound Lab announces Halloween Sale and new freebie

Audio Freeware - Tue, 10/30/2018 - 04:27


Electronik Sound Lab has announced a Halloween Sale offering 50% discount on selected Plugins and Expansions until November 20, 2018.

Electronik Sound Lab has also released...

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Art Spotlight: Pixel Bart Classroom

Blender 3D News - Tue, 10/30/2018 - 04:10

Facundo Fernandez Zuccarelli gives us a behind-the-scenes look at how he created a low poly, pixelated scene inspired by The Simpsons. Hi! My name is Facundo, perhaps better known as Funkfz. I am a 3D generalist from Buenos Aires, Argentina. I started doing 3D four years ago, learning from YouTube, Facebook and other web sites. [...]

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Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

5 Important Shading & Lighting Lessons Learned the Hard Way

Blender 3D News - Tue, 10/30/2018 - 02:05

pavla writes: Kent Trammell shares his tips on lighting like a pro, from environment lighting to using colorful lights.

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Video: 7 Days of Halloween

Blender 3D News - Mon, 10/29/2018 - 23:53

Remington Markham writes: 7 Days of Halloween animation loops. A Personal project to practice quick 3D animation, one animation per day leading up to Halloween. Some behind the scenes and timelapses can be viewed at my Instagram. Feel free to ask me questions in the comments.

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Video: The Haunted House

Blender 3D News - Mon, 10/29/2018 - 14:00

Marcin Klapczynski did a super cool project with Blender and (his?) kids. Right on time for Halloween :) Here's a short movie I made with kids using a green screen and Blender for Halloween. We had a blast making it and it was some cool experience for me to do masking for the first time [...]

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CRYPTOMATTE in Cycles! - Blender Today Live #037

Blender 3D News - Mon, 10/29/2018 - 12:45

Pablo writes: bcon18 is over, but 2.8 continues! Cycles just got support for Cryptomatte, EEVEE got jittered soft shadowmaps, 2.8 roadmap and moar. Tune in Blender Today Live in just a few hours And let's not forget Blender Hoy Live:

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