Media Technology News

A Sci-Fi scene (with breakdown)

Blender 3D News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 01:30
By Kai Lietzke. I rendered this scene with the sheepit renderfarm and 350 samples. I hope you like it!
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Animating a "Deadstar" Shot in 17 Minutes

Blender 3D News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 23:05
Watch Brandon animate a shot from Deadstar. Brandon Wright writes: I filmed myself animating a short Deadstar shot from start to finish. I thought it'd be a fun thing to do since I'm so not used to working on display. But I thought blender users might like to see it, even though it's very basic [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Gooseberry Weekly, October 10

Blender 3D News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 12:17
The Gooseberry team discusses their progress during their weekly meeting. Ton Roosendaal writes: Here is my quick selection of highlights of today’s weekly. Note: Mathieu will present the final animatic next week! We also worked on our asset management system and the dependency graph. More tangible results should be coming next week as well.
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Weekend Contest: "Famous Movie Posters"

Blender 3D News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 08:30
Joas was the winner of last week's weekend contest with his Steam powered 3D printer. He picked "Famous Movie Posters" as this weeks' theme. The theme for this weekend contest is in a way inspired by movies: "Famous Movie Posters". Personally, I love watching movies. But I also like to look at movie posters. I [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

SPHERED - Blender Game

Blender 3D News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 07:30
Remember Marble Madness? Ritesh Grandhi is bringing it to Blender! Sphered is a cool adventure ball game made entirely using Blender Game Engine by an indie company eLeventh Dimension(not really a company). Players need to control the sphere in the sci-fi arena and get it to the destination. But not without a challenge! The path [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

'Silent Night' Project Files Download

Blender 3D News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 06:10
Reynante shares the project files of his image 'Silent Night'. Hey, Blenderheads!I'm happy to announce that the project files of 'Silent Night' is now available for download from my website. This was one of the scenes we made for the Blender Guru Volumetrics tutorial. I hope you learn something from it. Have fun! - Reyn
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Caribbean sea

Blender 3D News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 03:50
By berettaamg All parts made in Blender 2.72 and render with Cycles 500 samples...
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

5 Little Known Tricks in Blender's Outliner

Blender 3D News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 02:56
Aidy Burrows writes: Blender’s outliner?! That old unassuming thing? Yup! That’s right! The often neglected outliner has some nice little things up it’s sleeve, here’s a quick tip video with just 5.
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Bernie Maier updates Fifth Degree MIDI Sequencer for iOS to v1.0.1

Audio Freeware - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 02:46
Bernie Maier has updated Fifth Degree, the MIDI Sequencer app for iOS to v1.0.1. This update has UI changes on the main screen that improve its usability, a reworked settings view and bug fixes [Read More]

99Sounds releases free "99 Drum Samples" sample library

Audio Freeware - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 02:33
99Sounds has released 99 Drum Samples, a free collection of electronic and acoustic drum hits which were built from various analogue and digital sound sources and processed with internal and [Read More]

Psycledelics releases Psycle 1.12.0

Audio Freeware - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 01:57
Psycledelics has announced that the public release of Psycle version 1.12.0 is ready for download. Changes since version 1.10.1 focus on two key areas: Usage of sampled sounds, and a new Host [Read More]

Weekend Contest winner: Steam powered 3D printer

Blender 3D News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 01:55
The entries for our weekend contest 'The Industrial Revolution' were fantastic! The clear winner was Joas with his Suzanne-producing steam powered 3D printer. I especially enjoyed his description of the machine: This is a miniature model of a steam powered 3D printer, the very first 3D device that was ever made! The somewhat strange looking [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation


Blender 3D News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 01:25
Lorenzo Giol presents his 'ultrashort' movie. This is the super short made by 4Bit Animation Studio exclusively for the contest "L'Invasione degli Ultracorti" by Wired Italy. Wired ask to the partecipants to realize a short film not longer than 15 seconds. In the next few days Wired will select the shorts that will pass to [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

[non-Blender] Making of Transformers: Age of Extinction

Blender 3D News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 23:00
Here are some cool look behind the scenes of the latest Transformers movie. Making of Dinobots VFX for TRANSFORMERS AGE OF... by CGMeetup
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Polystrips Retopology Tool

Blender 3D News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 12:21
Following the hugely popular Contours Retopology Tool, CG Cookie has now released their next add-on to aid in the retopology process. The Polystrips Retopology tool is an addon for Blender that provides quick and easy ways create the key face loops needed to retopologize a complex model. Use cases include complex forms, such as human faces, [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

A Gooseberry side project

Blender 3D News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 11:55
What do Gooseberry team members do in their downtime? Well, they create fun animations, of course! In 2009 we asked the 'godfather of Dutch comics' Martin Lodewijk to help us as a writer for for the Durian project. He wrote several stories for us and came up with the name Sintel. The stories were great [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Blend 'em up

Blender 3D News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 11:30
Beniamino Della Torre created this awesome short video in just 21 days! Beniamino Della Torre writes: Here you can find a really short video I've made in 21 days, to pparticipateat the call. I had to do everything in a very short time, so I've worked less on textures and models, because I wanted [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Easter Eggs OSL Baking

Blender 3D News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 08:45
Carlo Bergonzini has posted a rather cool experiment with some baked OSL texturemaps.
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Television set designed with Blender

Blender 3D News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 07:30
Omar Domenech helped visualize a television set for the a local television channel in the Dominican Republic. The tools I mainly use on the job are Illustrator, Photoshop and After Effects, but about two years ago I discovered Blender and 3D in general and instantly got hooked. Websites like CG Cookie and BlenderNation helped me [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

AXIOM Open Source camera project is now fully funded

Blender 3D News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 06:00
The Open Source video community can soon (well, in August next year) add another awesome tool to their arsenal. The project needed €100,000 and raised €174.000. The goal of the community driven apertus° project is to create a variety of powerful, free (in terms of liberty) and open cinema tools that we as filmmakers love [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation