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Use your voice

Propellerheads News - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 08:34
Use your voice on Propellerhead this week!

The Sing to this-feed has been updated with new backing tracks from the Propellerhead community, just waiting for the perfect vocal hook. Add your voice with Take or Reason and join the music making!

Want a chance to have your song featured in the Sing to this-feed? Simply add (Sing to this) to your song title!

Vocal focus

There are plenty of talented singers and rappers making music on Propellerhead. We've compiled some of our favorite vocalists in this feed, from breezy bossa vocals to high-energy rap. Check it out!

Our favorite spaces

Last week, we asked you to create some space in your music with reverb. After listening to all the creative entries, we've picked our favorites. Check out our selection of lush, reverberated pieces!

Categories: Audio Production

Stoney Beach + Breakdown

Blender 3D News - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 06:30
A gorgeous scene by Alex Walker.
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Game trailer: Paper Train Rush

Blender 3D News - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 04:20
endi writes: Trailer of our upcoming mobile game "Paper Train Rush". 99% of the graphics in the game are done in Blender (1% Maya :)) and our level editor was Blender too.
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Workshop: Architectural visualization, Porto, Portugal

Blender 3D News - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 02:10
Join an 8-hour workshop on architectural visualization by AZVAvisuals in Portugal on July 25th. Pedro Varela writes: This workshop is focused on teaching the basic skills on using Blender for rendering architecture. Basic knowledge of the Blender user interface will be taught, and a set of starting materials in a template will be provided for [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Blender tip: Distribute Textures randomly

Blender 3D News - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 02:10
Zacharias Reinhardt shows us how to create variation in a scene by setting up a clever material node system. Although one can’t see it at first glance, all the buildings in the city are using only one material for the roofs and one material for all facades. With a little trick several textures can be [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Download: Landscape Shader

Blender 3D News - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 00:00
Dragoneex is giving away this very cool pack of materials that'll automatically apply different landscape materials to your scene. It looks very customizable too. Enjoy!
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Blender Quick Tip: How to render backgrounds correctly

Blender 3D News - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 13:00
Here's a quick reminder of how to set up your render passes for compositing background images. Simple enough, but easy to forget. Michael Lackner writes: Have you ever had the problem of rendering the background separately and you just couldn't find a way to accomplish that? Well then this is the perfect video for you. [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Pixar's Renderman For Blender

Blender 3D News - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 10:50
Now that Renderman is available for free for non-commercial use, there were many requests for an integration with Blender. And guess what? An initiative spearheaded by Pixar now presents the first Blender to Renderman plugin! MWY3510 writes: With the release of PRMan 20, a small group of developers headed by Brian Savery of Pixar have [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Ivy Audio releases Three Freebie Libraries for Kontakt

Audio Freeware - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 09:17
Ivy Audio, the maker of Piano in 162, has released three new freebies: Carpenter Trombone, a solo trombone library. This library features "comprehensive legato", with every single legato transition [Read More]

Model Download: Quorra (with time-lapse)

Blender 3D News - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 08:40
By alecfara. Mainly focused on the image this time. cause when i publish my portfolio they only see images not the actual character. but thought i should share with you guys this blend. and sorry it doesn't have a detailed explanation of how I make full characters like that. But they I've added a Photoshop [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Baltika CGI Pack + Breakdown

Blender 3D News - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 06:30
Roman Chumak presents another awesome Blender production. Bart, here's another our fresh work.. = ) It's a pack of CGI for Russian Beer Company event took place on Sochi Formula 1 track last month.. Software used: Blender, Unreal Engine, After Effects Composed by my friend Demitrii Komarov.. Compositing breakdown:
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Free download: Seamless brick texture

Blender 3D News - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 04:20
Adrian Kubasa writes: Here is a new FREE seamless brick texture with normal, displacement and specular map + Blend-File. Have fun and share it!
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

House Project

Blender 3D News - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 02:10
Umberto writes: A few weeks ago I cut a bit of time and I am dedicated to the modeling of this house inspired by this project. I modeled all the objects with Blender including grass, trees and bushes and using as a single light source HDR map, then I rendered all through Cycles Render engine. [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Blender Quick Tip: Create Stars Using Nodes

Blender 3D News - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 00:00
In this blender tip, learn how to add stars your background sky texture in cycles. No mesh or particle systems, just good ol fashioned node editing. By Kenan Proffitt.
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Blender 2.75a update release

Blender 3D News - Wed, 07/08/2015 - 12:41
The Blender 2.75a bug fix release addresses some urgent issues that popped in in the recently released Blender 2.75. Ton writes: A couple of bug fixes were important enough to not leave in the 2.75 release, even though the next release is already expected in 5 weeks. If you don't like boring bug fix logs, [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Lego Animation and Creating News Graphics with Blender

Blender 3D News - Wed, 07/08/2015 - 12:38
The Lego Newshour begins with Arnob challenging the people to defeat him in a debate, one person accepts that challenge, who is he and will he be able to defeat Arnob? The Lego movie keeps inspiring people, and I was rather impressed with the technical quality of this production. Vikrant Jadhav writes: This is a [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Output releases Free Lite Version of Signal for Kontakt

Audio Freeware - Wed, 07/08/2015 - 12:29
Output has released a free "lite" version of Signal, its powerful pulse engine. The new version includes all features and functionality of the complete Signal minus the ability to save presets [Read More]

Output releases Free Lite Version of SIGNAL

Audio Freeware - Wed, 07/08/2015 - 12:29
Output has released a free "lite" version of SIGNAL, its powerful pulse engine. The new version includes all features and functionality of the complete SIGNAL minus the ability to save presets [Read More]

Outage: Drupal.org Git server Migration

Drupal - Wed, 07/08/2015 - 10:22

On July 9th 8pm UTC, Drupal.org will be migrating our git server to a redundant cluster of 2 servers. This will provide failover in the event one server fails.

While we are working on the migration, users will not be able to commit files to git or check files out of git. We expect the migration to take up to 2 hours.

After the migration Host keys will change and your client might give an error message when pushing to git. Consult your OS’s documentation on how to fix this error.

If you have any questions please raise an issue in the infrastructure issue queue. https://www.drupal.org/project/issues/infrastructure?categories=All

You can follow the progress of the migration at http://twitter.com/drupal_infra

Jeremiah Pena releases "Photosynthesis Vol 1 - Sphere" and "Photosynthesis Engine" for Kontakt

Audio Freeware - Wed, 07/08/2015 - 10:02
Jeremiah Pena has released Photosynthesis Vol 1 - Sphere and Photosynthesis Engine for Kontakt. Photosynthesis Vol 1 - Sphere is a sample library aimed at film/game composers, producers, and [Read More]

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