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How to make a "Hot Tea" Animation

Blender 3D News - Tue, 03/14/2017 - 06:12

Darkfall writes: In this Tutorial series (3 Parts). We will be modelling the Cup and Saucer along with the "Tea" so that, in Part Two we can create the Smoke and Mask Image sequences. Finally, in Part Three we will be using the VSE to composite it all together resulting in our "Hot Tea" animation. [...]

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World Blender Meetup Day is next Saturday, March 18th!

Blender 3D News - Tue, 03/14/2017 - 05:11

futurehack writes: World Blender Meetup Day (WBMD) is next Saturday, March 18th! Join Blender user groups around the globe for a single calendar day of online Blender CGI/VFX/Game/Dev presentations. The event is absolutely free, just like our favorite software. Our event follows the sun from Australia, Africa, Europe and the United States. You can catch [...]

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Blender 2D Intro Templates - Free Downloads

Blender 3D News - Tue, 03/14/2017 - 03:05

I stumbled across this video on YouTube and man am I glad, who knew Blender was able to make some great motion graphics!? I tool a look at the Blender files and there is a lot to learn from them. If you guys are interested in motion graphics then this is the place for you! [...]

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Q&A Session with Aidy and Gleb

Blender 3D News - Tue, 03/14/2017 - 01:10

Do you have any questions for Aidy Burrows and Gleb Alexandrov? This is your chance to ask them! The new Q&A with Aidy Burrows and Gleb Alexandrov will start on March 15th and will be online for 3 days, till March 18th!

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Yanal Sosak Joins BlenderNation as Art Editor

Blender 3D News - Mon, 03/13/2017 - 11:25

I’m super happy and proud to announce that BlenderNation has made its first hire! Yanal Sosak will be joining me as part-time Art Editor for a period of at least two months. Yan will focus on discovering the best Blender art projects and interviewing the artists behind them to learn the secrets of their projects. [...]

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Blender Institute Podcast Ep. #049 - Birthday

Blender 3D News - Mon, 03/13/2017 - 11:14

Happy Birthday! Blender Cloud turns 3 today! Join us for Blender Institute Podcast n. 49 as we relive happy memories on how the Cloud was born and grew up to what it is today. Then, we move onto the team, learning what unique and awesome stuff everyone has been up to, all while working on [...]

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Yan's Daily Tips #072 - Types Of Lighting - Blender Tutorial

Blender 3D News - Mon, 03/13/2017 - 09:59

Yanal Sosak writes: Hey guys! Have you ever wondered how the lamps in Blender emit light? If you did then this is definitely the video for you! Pssst (Tomorrow's tip is on emission)

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Blender controlling a Motion Control rig

Blender 3D News - Mon, 03/13/2017 - 08:29

Here's a cool project where Blender is used to remote-control a rig and make it follow a pre-programmed path. h writes: Part of the beauty of Blender is its willingness to be hacked and adapted with Python, right from within its own UI. Need to export an object’s animation to some arbitrary text format? Just [...]

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Sonus Dept. releases "Trappist-2 - Free sound library for Bitwig 2

Audio Freeware - Mon, 03/13/2017 - 07:41
Sonus Dept. has released Trappist-2, a sound library for Bitwig Studio 2 featuring 20 creative synths built using only Bitwig internal devices. The patches featured in this library exploit the [Read More]

DrupalCon Baltimore: Learn how to delight your customers

Drupal - Mon, 03/13/2017 - 07:24

Join us at DrupalCon Baltimore from April 24-28 for a week of inspiration, networking, and learning. Meet Drupal experts and industry leaders who will share new ways to create digital experiences that delight customers, citizens, students, patients, and more.

The event offers programming for decision makers (CIO/Director) as well as digital teams (developers, project managers, site builders, content strategists). Be sure to check out these suggested sessions for both audiences.

Top Five Reasons To Attend DrupalCon
  • Get inspired! Hear Dries Buytaert’s vision for digital transformation and Drupal.
  • Network with peers at 4 industry summits and case study sessions on Bluecross Blueshield, Cornell University, Mass.gov, NBA, Quicken, YMCA, and more.
  • Level up your team's skill with 10 trainings and 161 sessions taught by Drupal masters.
  • Find solution partners. Visit the exhibit hall to meet Drupal’s robust vendor ecosystem.
  • Be Amazed. Meet the open source community that powers Drupal.

Register today. Prices increase March 24th. Attendees can come for the week or just for a day. Plus, the Baltimore Convention Center is easy to reach - just 30 minutes from Baltimore Washington Airport and 15 minutes from the Amtrak Station.

We look forward to seeing you at DrupalCon Baltimore!

Scixel 2016 Demoreel

Blender 3D News - Mon, 03/13/2017 - 06:15

kike_sahagun writes: Scixel is now 4 years old: a very small Blender based company (www.scixel.es) which produces CGI for scientists and research centers. We've grown substantially during 2016 both in new clients and in project numbers. So, to the so frequent question "can you make a living out of Blender", the answer is yes. We've [...]

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65+ Free Seamless Textures

Blender 3D News - Mon, 03/13/2017 - 03:54

CGBookcase.com featured 65 free tileable textures in several categories: Food/ Gravel/ Ground/ Leaves/ Marble/ Metal/ Nature/ Paving & Cobblestone/ Procedural/ Smudge & Imperfections/ Walls/ Wood. (Registration required).

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My favourite Blender Art on Sketchfab: 2017, week 10

Blender 3D News - Mon, 03/13/2017 - 02:02

Here's my latest overview of the best Blender work on Sketchfab this week. And remember: add the #Blender tag if you want me to find your work! Cherry Blossom Elf tree by Curlscurly on Sketchfab Uncle Otto's truck by denis_sd on Sketchfab Junebug by Julien Kaspar on Sketchfab Tupuxuara Leonardii by Kyan0s on Sketchfab Low-Fi [...]

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Image: A Desk of Toys

Blender 3D News - Sun, 03/12/2017 - 23:57

Giuliano DANSKY D'Angelo writes: Still-life composition made for a visual brand. It may seem a kid desk, but the reality is that there are a bunch of references, some personal real old memories and some strange pieces not exactly taken from childish life. And, there are references from Breaking Bad and Star Wars. Can you [...]

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Blender developers meeting notes - March 12, 2017

Blender 3D News - Sun, 03/12/2017 - 12:30

More Cycles performance improvements are coming your way! That and more in today's developers meeting notes. Ton writes: Hi all, Here are the notes from today's 15 UTC meeting in irc.freenode.net #blendercoders. 1) Targets for Blender 2.79 Planning and targets list. OpenHMD: a test build will become available, but waits for a small fix. Sergey Sharybin: [...]

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Yan's Daily Tips #071 - Lighting 101 - Blender Tutorial

Blender 3D News - Sun, 03/12/2017 - 09:24

Yanal Sosak writes: Lighting is a very important aspect when you create renders, it will either make or brake your renders. This is why I will talk about lighting for the next few episodes, starting with this 101 intro (you can get the scene at Gumroad). Do you guys have trouble lighting your scenes? Maybe [...]

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The Art of Daniel Serra

Blender 3D News - Sun, 03/12/2017 - 06:10

Great work by Daniel Serra from Rosario, Argentina!

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Processing 3D Point Cloud Data for Sketchfab

Blender 3D News - Sun, 03/12/2017 - 01:06

Jimmy Gunawan writes: I have published an article and also video tutorial on how to process 3D Point Cloud data into the format will work for Sketchfab using Sverchok Add-On in Blender. The whole procedure can also be done using Python Scripting, however, with nodes I manage to explain each step very clearly. And coincidentally, [...]

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Tutorial: Creating Low-poly Rocks

Blender 3D News - Sat, 03/11/2017 - 14:20

Gabriel Aguiar writes: In this tutorial we're going to see two ways to create rocks. The first method is a fully low-poly rock style and pretty easy to do. And the second method is a cartoonish style with round corners.

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Yan's Daily Tips #70 - Transparent Background and News!

Blender 3D News - Sat, 03/11/2017 - 11:14

Yanal Sosak writes: Hey guys, i got some news that i will be sharing exclusively here on Blender Nation (read below)! But firstly, today's YDT is a simple quick tip on making the background transparent. Okay, you guys ready? We just hit #70 and i think it is time to introduce some interesting topics that [...]

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