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Join Colin Levy and Andrew Price

Blender 3D News - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 23:58
Colin Levy and Andrew Price have teamed up to work on a new short film, and they're looking for a Blender artist to help them. Colin Levy (director of Sintel, Pixar Artist) is now working on his third major short film – a sci-fi set in a future San Francisco. A world where you can [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Tutorial: the vintage look

Blender 3D News - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 23:30
Timon writes: Blender can be used for so many things - 2D as well. I show you in this Videotutorial how to edit images and give them a vintage look. Enjoy!
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

BlenderMonth : B for Border Render

Blender 3D News - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 12:50
BlenderMonth continues with another quick tip: border rendering. BlenderMonth writes: Today I’m going to show a qucik tip to speed up realtime rendering preview in the blender viewport by using the “Border Render” option. This option is well known for many Blender users when it comes to speed up the final rendering. It is quite [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Blender Sighting: Canal City Hakata

Blender 3D News - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 12:47
John Hutchison spotted this Blender Logo sighting (well, it's close enough) in Hakata, Japan. "Canalcityhakatainner" by Pontafon - Photo created by Pontafon.. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0-2.5-2.0-1.0 via Wikimedia Commons
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

World Blender Meetup Day 2014 recorded talks are online

Blender 3D News - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 12:28
6 Cities participated in the World Blender Meetup day this year. Check out a quick overview of the event, or watch all the sessions in detail! Stirling Goetz writes: World Blender Meetup Day 2014 recorded content is now online and available for all! Kudos to all the Blenderheads around the world who participated and made [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Strawberry pie in the afternoon

Blender 3D News - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 10:25
A delicious image by lucblend. Not so long ago, ​​my girlfriend made a strawberry pie with mascapone-creame. That gave me the idea to this scene. Which also meant that I could play around with sss. All work done in Blender. Rendered in Cycles. On Cpu in 5 hours 15 min. 2000 samples. I would be [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

5 Ways to Use Render Passes

Blender 3D News - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 05:30
Gleb Alexandrov shares some quick tips on using render passes to your advantage. My favorite is #5, I didn't know what the UV pass was all about either. Gleb writes: How many times you’ve rendered the animation over and over again just to get the motion blur right? Or set up the Depth of Field [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Model Download: Guitar amp half stack

Blender 3D News - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 03:30
By bryanajones A Peavey 5150 head with a Mesa rectifier 4x12 cabinet. Includes textures and cycles materials.
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

MaxSynths releases Sturiophonis - Free Stereo Image Widener and Sound Placement VST Plugin for Windows

Audio Freeware - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 03:04
MaxSynths has released Sturiophonia, a free stereo image widener and sound placement VST plugin for Windows. The aim of the plugin is to increase the stereo image of mono tracks and help to place the [Read More]

Ice Business

Blender 3D News - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 01:30
johnnygibbs re-created a scene from Disney's 'Frozen'. Hello Blender artists! This is a remake of a shot from the Disney movie, "Frozen". As soon as i saw this particular shot in the movie, I loved it (I don't know why) and wanted to recreate it. However, I didn't want to duplicate it. I wanted see [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

How to Create a Laptop

Blender 3D News - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 23:30
Mark LaBarr writes: In this tutorial we will cover everything needed to create a laptop, from modeling to scene setup and materials.
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

The uber room

Blender 3D News - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 11:10
A great architectural viz image by BlackBoard studios. We in BlackBoard Studios wanted to create an architecture visualization. The inspiration for the 3D simulation came from apartment seeking we did in airbnb and houzz.com.  We looked for rooms with a unique atmosphere. We wanted to make a room with a small story behind it, on the [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Blender Month: A for Anamorphic

Blender 3D News - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 09:09
BlenderMonth is already generating some great content. We're starting off with A :) I participate to the BlenderMonth organized by my friend Julien Duroure. The idea is to post an article everyday for the month and following the alphabetical order. I'll try to do my best and write some articles to provide contents for the [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Interior scene

Blender 3D News - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 07:12
Remember Blender Guru's 'Introduction to Cycles Baking'? Anderson Baptista posted the result of the tutorial to Sketchfab - a great example of the use of baking. First sketchfab test model. Baked textures with Blender's Cycles.
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Blender Market: Haines Building

Blender 3D News - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 05:25
Bert Huntsinger sells this detailed all-American building on the Blender Market. This is a two building combo. The Haines Block building in Rapid City South Dakota and the Pennington Bank building. The Haines Block building is one of the buildings that make up the famous Art Alley. These buildings look pretty good even up close. [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Model download: Ice Cream Cones

Blender 3D News - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 03:45
By Rossclark. Soft ice cream cones flavor chocolate, vanilla, mixed, acai grape and hard chocolate covered.
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Bio-lab environment

Blender 3D News - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 01:30
A creepy sci-fi scene by J_the_Ninja A sci-fi lab/dungeon environment, inspired by a recent replaying of Metroid Prime (still one of the best games of all time, IMO). Check the BlenderArtists thread for an alternative viewing angle of this scene.
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Introduction to video editing in Blender

Blender 3D News - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 23:30
Get started with the Blender video sequence editor with this new CG Geek tutorial. Steve Lund writes: In this tutorial I give an Introduction in to using Blenders Video Sequence editor! I go over adding Clips, Transitions, Sounds/Music, and Text!
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Blender workshop, Leon Guanajuato, Mexico, September 11

Blender 3D News - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 11:30
Join a free 4-hour Blender workshop by MakerMex in Mexico! The main focus is on using Blender for 3D printing. Jose Carlos Aguilar writes: MakerMex is giving a free Workshop at Leon Guanajuato, Mexico registration is open at www.makermex.com, workshop includes 4 hours of training. Blender Interface and Introduction to 3D modeling. 3D printing Toolbox in [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Gooseberry Weekly #5

Blender 3D News - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 10:33
The Gooseberry team shares their progress - watch the entire 1.5 hour update meeting online! Getting the right visual concepts for for a film is really tough – and although we’re far from ready it’s getting more clear what direction the film is heading now. Really really awesome. I’m also really happy to see a [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

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