Media Technology News

CodeFN42 updates RandARP, CCStepper, Chordit and VSTNotepad

Audio Freeware - Sun, 07/20/2014 - 11:25
CodeFN42 has updated RandARP, CCStepper, Chordit and VSTNotepad to v1.01. RandARP is a VST arpeggiator with various randomization features. Changes: Removed beep when clicking outside preset panel. Fi [Read More]

Image: Chain Drive

Blender 3D News - Sun, 07/20/2014 - 11:20
By derGoldstein This was inspired by the very elaborate Ducati rear sprockets, though it isn't modeled after any specific version of them.
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Fancy Feet Minecraft Blender Rig - Free Download

Blender 3D News - Sun, 07/20/2014 - 07:16
Would you like to create your own Minecraft animations in Blender? Then start with this free rig by TheDuckCow. While there may be enough Steve's in the world already, this rig is much friendlier to use and customize, and has several minor parts improved upon the previous characters I released, and now includes the very [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

BEER design overview

Blender 3D News - Sun, 07/20/2014 - 02:00
What is the Blender Extended Expressive Rendering system? Read this extensive overview on the BlenderNPR blog. Blender Extended Expressive Rendering or BEER is a shader system specially designed to be able to produce limitless shader styles. Though its main purpose is to handle non-photorealistic (NPR) shader styles, BEER can produce photo-realistic (PR) styles too (classic [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Video: BedtimeMonster

Blender 3D News - Sat, 07/19/2014 - 22:00
Excellent character animation and rendering by Petrosfera. Music video for my short track "Bedtime Monster" Check it out on SoundCloud. If you want to keep updated follow me on Facebook. Hope you guy like it ^^ Oh, and the software used was blender (of course), after effects and reaper (for the track).
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Laser blaster 5000X

Blender 3D News - Sat, 07/19/2014 - 08:30
By Druyanizm. The "Laser blaster 5000X - for the seriouse future man.The idea was to create a cartoon gun with a very realistic feel to it. Check out the thread on BlenderArtists for more versions, including one for wife/girlfriend and awesome 50's style blueprints.
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Leadwerks Game Engine Adds Official Blender Exporter

Blender 3D News - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 22:39
As a result of their successful Kickstarter campaign, Leadwerks is now supporting Blender. Josh Klint writes: Leadwerks Software has released an official Blender exporter for the Leadwerks model format. This allows Blender artists to export their models to Leadwerks with automatic materials generation and full animation, without going through the FBX format. The Blender exporter [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Image: My Dream House

Blender 3D News - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 04:15
A wonderful nature scene by MaxwellShiba. My dream house,hope you guys would like.
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Sculpting a Tribal Totem

Blender 3D News - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 01:00
Gleb Alexandrov is on a roll! After he just posted '9 ways to destroy things', he released 'Sculpting a Tribal Totem' on Blender Cookie. In this video Gleb Alexandrov employs a unique approach to shaping a carved, wooden totem. Watch how he uses a simple greyscale texture on a basic tear-drop mesh to achieve the [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Blender Market: Cycles Skin Shader Double Pack

Blender 3D News - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 22:51
Matthew Heimlich sells an high-quality skin shader on the Blender Market Skin shaders are notoriously difficult to create such that they work well under different lighting situations, and between different characters. This shader pack is a bundle of two excellent skin shaders that are the result of many months of research, testing, and tweaking. Included [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

9 Ways to Destroy Things

Blender 3D News - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 13:50
Break some stuff with this new videotutorial by Gleb Alexandrov! Destroying stuff is fun. And today we’ll learn the 9 ways to destroy our models! Don’t try this at home, some of the techniques are really unstable and may crash Blender like no problem.
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Model download: Library of plants

Blender 3D News - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 11:10
Mikel007 shares a collection of plant models on Blend Swap. Hello Blender-friends, this is the start of my plants library for my future projects. At the moment there are grass, nettles, roses (blue only for the better look), 2 different dandelions, buttercups, poppies, wheat and sunflowers. The first layer is only for the testscene. Because [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Fiedler Audio updates AD 480 Reverb for iOS to v1.3

Audio Freeware - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 09:38
Fiedler Audio has updated AD 480 Reverb apps for iOS to v1.30. In this version the new Audiobus SDK Version 2.1.1 was integrated for full compatibility with the new Audiobus app. The new Audiobus is b [Read More]

Image: Ice cream stick

Blender 3D News - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 08:15
It's HOT in the Netherlands this week, and this image by R@my is just what I needed :) Inspired by a TV ad, I decided to make this project as an exercise to see if I could achieve a similar result. It feels like I can add more details here and there, but I think [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

de la Mancha launches "Let's Beat Cancer" – 4 Free Plug-ins If Donations Reach £1000

Audio Freeware - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 06:02
de la Mancha has announced Let's Beat Cancer, an initiative to raise £1000 for Cancer Research UK to help beat cancer sooner. If donations (via JustGiving) reach the £1000 target then de la Manc [Read More] releases Esfera - Free VSTi Synth for Windows

Audio Freeware - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 05:16 has announced the release of Esfera, a new free VST instrument plug-in for Windows. Esfera is designed for ambiance and special effects sounds. It has the possibility of making multiple [Read More]

Comprehensive keyboard shortcut overview

Blender 3D News - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 03:00
Katsbits has published an updated comprehensive list of Blender's keyboard shortcuts. The following is a list of useful keyboard shortcuts, commands and features for Blender, handy to keep to one side when modelling. Although the bias for the below is towards making content for games, either Blenders own internal Blender Game Engine or external third-party [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Darwin Arts releases Trilobite 0.9.3 Free Beta Edition - Modular Synth for Mac and Win VST and AU

Audio Freeware - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 02:31
Darwin Arts has announced the release of Trilobite 0.9.3 Free Beta Edition, a soft synth for Mac OS X and Windows which lets you use Darwinian Evolution to create new modular synthesis audio patches. [Read More]

Mark Henning sets "AnaMark" Windows VST Synth Free

Audio Freeware - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 01:56
Mark Henning has announced that AnaMark, a VST synthesizer for Windows that used to cost €42, is now freeware. Features: 545 factory presets. Generation of random presets. Fourfold multitimbral (mon [Read More]

Mark Henning sets "AnaMark" Free

Audio Freeware - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 01:56
Mark Henning has announced that AnaMark, a VST synthesizer for Windows that used to cost €42, is now freeware. Features: 545 factory presets. Generation of random presets. Fourfold multitimbral (mon [Read More]