Media Technology News

#KVRDC14 Entry: Archetype Instruments updates Lokomotiv to v1.1.3 with major fixes

Audio Freeware - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 04:42
Archetype Instruments has updated Lokomotiv, a KVRDC14 entry, to version 1.1.3. Lokomotiv is a retro style software synthesizer supports native 64-bit processing for Mac and Windows. With this major u [Read More]

Using the Texture Atlas Addon

Blender 3D News - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 01:30
Gleb Alexandrov revisits the Texture Atlas addon in this quick Blender Cookie tutorial. In this video Gleb Alexandrov showcases a brilliant Blender addon called “Texture Atlas“. It’s the perfect tool for artists that want to maintain objects’ individuality while consolidated their UV coordinates. Watch Gleb demonstrate a practical example of multi-object map baking.
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Join World Blender Meetup Day next Sat, August 23rd!

Blender 3D News - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 23:08
Blender User Groups are hosting meetups all over the world this weekend. Cities include Amsterdam, Los Angeles, Paris, Melbourne, Seattle and more! Stirling Goetz writes: Calling All Blender Meetup and User Groups – Join us next Saturday, August 23rd for World Blender Meetup Day (WBMD): A single calendar day where Blender user groups around the [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Solcito Musica releases "Kujashi Dimensions IV" for Arido

Audio Freeware - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 13:43
Kujashi has released the free Kujashi Dimensions IV Bank for Arido. It contains pads, atmospheres, leads and some singular sounds. [Read More]

Solcito Musica releases "Kujashi Dimensions IV" for the Arido Windows Softsynth

Audio Freeware - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 13:43
Kujashi has released Kujashi Dimensions IV Bank for Arido 1.0 for Arido 1.0. It contains pads, atmospheres, leads and some singular sounds. [Read More]

Deadstar Season 2 Preview video

Blender 3D News - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 10:00
Brandon Wright has posted a preview of Deadstar Season 2. I made this video to serve as half trailer, and a half behind the scenes short. And also to reveal that a pretty big voiceover celebrity, Johnny Yong Bosch is guest starring in the upcoming episode. His voice can be heard during some of the [...]
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Monsun RS5

Blender 3D News - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 07:30
A quirky little car by ntnsftr. Last week I had a little bit time in the evenings so I had few hours to spend with Blender. Unfortunately I had no idea what should be the topic of this short project but after my son asked me to play with him with Hot Wheels cars, facing [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

[non-Blender] An Introduction to Interactive Programming in Python

Blender 3D News - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 05:00
Take a free introductory Python course on Coursera, starting September 15. Darío Baldi writes: Since Blender's UI boom discussion, a lot of blenderheads gather daily in different forums to question Blender’s development. Being a free and open-source project, there's always the possibility to stop complaining and actually do something by contributing to Blender's Development. What [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

7 Blender Features All Beginners Need to Know

Blender 3D News - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 02:00
Regus Ttef lists a number of somewhat hard to find featured in Blender that he found very helpful. Regus Ttef writes: Over the last year using Blender I've found some really useful shortcuts and features. so I though I would compile a short list of some of the most useful ones that I use almost [...]
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Tweak Mode for Mask Shapes

Blender 3D News - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 00:04
A small addition to mask shapes makes them a lot more efficient to work with. Sebastian König writes: After a little discussion on IRC with Sean Kennedy and Sergey Sharybin a big improvement for rotoscoping has been implemented: a way to tweak entire mask shapes with LMB without messing up the current selection.
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

How to setup you own Pie Menus in Blender

Blender 3D News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 16:30
Sebastian is on a roll! Here's another quick video showing how to customize pie menus in the upcoming 2.72 version. In 2.72 there will be a new UI feature, which enhances user interaction in Blender: Pie Menus. The backend has been implemented in C (thanks to Antony Riakiotakis!), but the actual pies can be easily [...]
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BakeTool Released

Blender 3D News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 13:01
Cogumelo Softworks have released the BakeTool add-on on the Blender Market. BakeTool is the In-House solution developed by Cogumelo Softworks for Bake Rendering with Cycles. For those that work with Interactive Ambient , Arch Viz, Games… and need a Bake Solution for your Assets, Full scenes, High Poly to Low Poly Normal Maps and others, [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Peavey releases ReValver 4 Amp Modeling Software

Audio Freeware - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 12:11
Peavey has announced the release of ReValver 4, a major new version of its amp modeling software. Redesigned from the ground up, ReValver 4 contains amp modeling capabilities that capture the charact [Read More]

Tone2 Audiosoftware releases free Firebird 2.1 for Windows

Audio Freeware - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 09:34
Tone2 Audiosoftware has updated its Firebird plugin to 2.1. Firebird features Harmonic Content Morphing (HCM) synthesis. New features and enhancements: Contains 70 additional sounds by Xenos. To load [Read More]

Gooseberry Weekly - August 15, 2014

Blender 3D News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 09:00
Pablo Vazquez gives us an update on the progress of the Gooseberry project. Check out the weekly presentation above, as well as the full post and all of the concept artwork on the Gooseberry blog linked below. Pablo writes: Aaand another week went by! Ton and Francesco were away for SIGGRAPH last week, but that [...]
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Matthieu Brucher releases free ATKLimiter, updates ATKCompressor and ATKExpander plug-ins for Mac and Win as well as Audio Toolkit to v0.5.0

Audio Freeware - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 08:35
Matthieu Brucher has announced the release of ATKLimiter and the update of ATKCompressor and ATKExpander, free and Open Source mono limiter, compressor and expander plug-ins for 64-bit Mac OS X (10.8 [Read More]

EastWest updates PLAY to v4.2.0

Audio Freeware - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 06:36
EastWest has updated PLAY to v4.2.0. Changes: Fixed an issue that could prevent projects saved with Play 3 opening in Play 4. Fixed a temporary hang when loading projects in Logic Pro X, or when a dia [Read More]

[non-Blender] 3D Printing with 3D Hubs

Blender 3D News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 03:00
3D Hubs is a 'local 3D printing network'. They make it easy to find people in your area with a 3D printer so you can quickly 3D print a model. Their network offers all kinds of printers, from entry-level 'home printers' to professional Zcorp and EOS machines. They're based in Amsterdam, and I met with [...]
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Blender 3D News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 01:00
Reynante M. Martinez shares his latest work. Inspired by the lives of our unfortunate fellow human beings and by the pain that somehow gradually consumes me as I come to realize this worldly circumstance.
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Model Download: Toad

Blender 3D News - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 22:00
A rather convincing (if rather ugly) animal model by arenyart. This toad lived in my driveway for more than a year until my wife accidentally ran over him. I took the pictures with my iphone. Modeled a basemesh using skinmod. Sculpted, painted and then set up for render in cycles. Everything done inside of blender over [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation