Media Technology News
More chickens! Nimble Collective is back with another excellent article about their production process. Today, they focus on the concept art process. (See all their previous articles here). Love pre-production and concept art? By setting aside some time and with a little extra effort, you can get your final 3D renders to match your concept [...]
Blend4Web Team writes: We are launching the new tutorials' series! The author, Andrey Prakhov, is a game developer and an author of numerous books on Blender. This article is an opener: you will find the details about the author, the course itself, and, of course, about Blend4Web! And also you will learn how to start [...]
BlendMaster writes: Hey Everyone! In this video we will go over how to create some 3D outlined text in Blender. We will also go over how to use the compositor to make the text look more like it was hand-written with a Dry Erase marker. I hope you guys enjoy this tutorial and learn something [...]
Insydium has released their Cycles bridge for Cinema4D (called 'Cycles 4D') offering a completely integrated solution for C4D users. We are extremely pleased to announce that Cycles 4D will be released in November 2016. Cycles is an unbiased GPU/CPU render engine developed by the Blender Foundation (blender.org) and made available under the Apache 2 licensing system. INSYDIUM [...]
A touching short video by Shai Getzoff. I am excited to present my short animation film which I created in Blender (post in AE). The film is called "6 Feet", and I took it to a pretty personal place. It's a story about the bond between pets and their owners. I think many people can relate [...]
Just a quick reminder for all Blender artists that the deadline for this year's Suzanne Awards is on October 16. If you haven't done so yet, submit your best work now!
jayanam writes: In this short tutorial I show how to use the Simple Deform Modifier "Bend". Some people told me that it is not that intuitive to use which caught my attention:-) I think it's quite simple as you got used to it:
SouthernShotty writes: Blender's quick tools and openGL render is perfect for creating 3D references for difficult angles in 2D animations! I do extremely quick rigs and automatic pants on low poly models, then position everything to use as a reference! Sometimes I animate entire scenes, other times I just use a reference frame. A lot [...]
ZarasTM posted this realistic work of an old telephone (or power?) pole. I love the realism and how 'held back' this scene is. My little project is finally finished (I hope ;-) I'll gladly hear your opinions. All made in blender with a bit of gimp for post processing.
Dimitar presents a free tutorial series focusing on architectural concept design. In this video series, you will learn how to quickly develop a working architectural concept by learning how to model and use modifiers in Blender for a parametric workflow. The topics covered are: modelling a concept design with array, curve, and lattice modifiers, creating [...]
The post Architectural Concept Design - Creating a pavilion appeared first on BlenderNation.
Enrich adds a bunch of easy to use settings to let you quickly add good looking compositing effects to your scene. Enrich is an add-on inspired by Photo Editing Apps to allow you to experience Photo Editing Workflow directly inside Blender. The add-on comes with a ton of Presets which are like Color filters that [...]
Oh, this is twisted! Enjoy Tony Diaz' new short and breakdown :) Hey everyone! Got a new short film I directed that had quite a few essential VFX done in Blender. After my last Blender heavy project ('Freefall Music Video), I wanted to keep playing, but also not go overboard and lose time on the [...]
The title is a bit link-bait-y, but this new article by Sayan Mondal does contain some useful pointers. CG Artists, especially beginners, can drastically improve as an artist by fixing these 5 deadly mistakes. There's detailed solutions to each of them after each mistake is discussed. You'll learn: ways to improve as a CG artist, [...]
The post 5 deadly mistakes CG artists make every day (and how to avoid them) appeared first on BlenderNation.
The challenge of snow has stared me down many times, and many times I have tried to slay the beast. Hopefully this time I have put it in the ground. All jokes aside, I wanted to make some cool snow, and at the same time some crazy fire. Check out some more behind the scenes [...]
jayanam writes: In this tutorial on Blender 2,78 I show how to draw freehand curves / splines onto a surface:
Here's another title in the Packt Publishing free e-books cycle: Free e-book: Learning Python Design Patterns. This is available for free only today (Europe time), so grab your copy now!
Hello, everyone! Archmodels for Blender vol.1 (trees collection) was released today. It seems to be first Evermotion's model pack released for Blender+Cycles! What can I say about this product: Product contains 54 blend files (3...18Mb, 443Mb total) Heaviest tree contains 135k vertices, easiest - 20k vertices. 1k textures for leafs, 2k - for trunks (jpg/png+alpha, diffuse+spec+normal+alpha, [...]
Greg Zaal keeps expanding his collection os HDRI environment maps and adds another 10 to his free bundle. Hey again folks! I just added another 5 full-res HDRIs to my free bundle, making there a total of 10 completely free CC-BY HDRIs :) These are all the highest quality HDRIs that I can make - [...]