Media Technology News

Weekend Contest winner: Moment of Truth!

Blender 3D News - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 11:59
The topic of the weekend contest was 'sports' and you guy created some great scenes! Joas' 'Moment of Truth' won the most votes (once again), so it's his honor to pick the topic for next weekend. Joas, you know the drill :) Congratulations everyone! Read on for the runners up. Moritz Martin - thedunkingmoment Ralf [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

CG Masters Tutorial Contest Results!

Blender 3D News - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 07:25
The CG Masters tutorial competition has once again generated a nice collection of tutorial material. Check out the winners! Chris Plush writes: The tutorial contest for Blender 2.72 is officially over and we had a great turnout yet again! Congratulations to Steven Lund for taking home the 1st place prize with his tutorial on creating [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Game On

Blender 3D News - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 05:30
RahulParihar created artist's impressions of three iconic videogames. The stills are beautiful, but the animated GIFs are really stunning. These are some short animations. It is easy sometimes to look at video games as mind-numbing, alien-blasting, explosion-packed, non-redeeming wastes of time. Truth be told, the medium once thought of as child’s play has grown up [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Advanced Facial Animation Techniques

Blender 3D News - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 03:30
Daniel F. R. Gordillo presents his facial animation material that he used at the Blender Conference in Valencia, Spain earlier this month.  writes: Hi there! I just finished a new video where I talk about facial rigging, corrective and facial expression shape keys, wrinkle displacement maps and the use of drivers to link all this [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Animated Vlog Series - "Neila"

Blender 3D News - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 01:20
Brandon Wright has decided to start a side project. I wonder where he finds the time ;-) Brandon Wright writes: A new side project I'm starting along side of Deadstar. It's basically a young female social media persona, Neila. Here's her first video blog:
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Four Roses Bourbon

Blender 3D News - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 00:45
By Corentin Bechet. This is a personal work done entirely in Blender. I wanted to make a 3D packshot for the "Four Rose" Bourbon.
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

99Sounds and The Unfinished release free "Magnetic Fields" Sample Library for Kontakt & SFZ

Audio Freeware - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 00:40
99Sounds has released Magnetic Fields, a free collection of 50 dark and troublesome soundscapes crafted by The Unfinished. The included sounds can be described as dusty, mechanical, atmospheric [Read More]

Create a Beautiful Fall Road Part 1 - Terrain & Trees

Blender 3D News - Mon, 11/10/2014 - 23:55
Steve Lund has started a tutorial series on creating this fall road scene. Today, he focuses on the road and the leaves. In this Blender Nature Tutorial Series, We will create a beautiful fall dirt road scene from scratch! In this part we create the road, and our Tree's with randomized leaf color! Part 2 [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

BlenderPDX's November MeetUp, Portland, November 15

Blender 3D News - Mon, 11/10/2014 - 12:20
Blenderheads in Portland are meeting this Saturday. A PoorBUG writes: This month, we're seeking your input on how best to determine which 2 Blenderheads get a free copy of the new “Learning Blender: A Hands-On Guide to Creating 3D Animated Characters,” by Oliver Villar, thanks to the support we are receiving from Pearson Education. The [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Model Download: Club Chair

Blender 3D News - Mon, 11/10/2014 - 10:16
By JuanG3D Club Chair in the Sketchfab headquarters (very comfortable, it seems). Modeled in Blender 2.71 for 3D print. Hey, it's my model number 100 uploaded to Sketchfab! :)
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

The Headless Rider

Blender 3D News - Mon, 11/10/2014 - 08:05
Okay, one more Halloween image! Danila writes: Hi all this is result from my work, Halloween titan)
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Auto Fish Rig python script

Blender 3D News - Mon, 11/10/2014 - 05:55
If you ever need to rig a fish, check out Alec Farai's new script! alec farai writes: The fish script allows you to rig your fish or anything that moves in that nature and and you not have to animate the whole spine movement at all. :) sweet right :). Download the script here. Here's [...]
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A Rollercoaster Ride With A Difference

Blender 3D News - Mon, 11/10/2014 - 03:45
Now this is a rollercoaster ride I've love to try!! Carel de Winter's concept combines a traditional ride with user-selectable CG videos to create a wide diversity of experiences. It looks amazing. This video is a proof of concept for a new kind of ride, in which a rollercoaster car is also a kind of [...]
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Create Animated Splashes in Blender - Fluid Sim + Ocean Modifier

Blender 3D News - Mon, 11/10/2014 - 01:30
Steve Lund combines Blender's fluid simulator with the ocean modifier and plays with water. Learn how to use Blender's Fluid Simulator in combination with its Ocean Modifier to create some realistic animated splashes!
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Developer Meeting Notes: November 9, 2014

Blender 3D News - Sun, 11/09/2014 - 23:40
Ton Roosendaal shares the notes the developers meeting in, #blendercoders. Here are notes for today's meeting in #blendercoders 1) Projects for the next release The projects and planning for the upcoming 2.73 release. Bastien Montange: Mesh transfer can be put back as a release target, it better gets done before we add the [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Modeling and rendering a guitar

Blender 3D News - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 23:38
Learn how to model a guitar and set it up for rendering in Cycles in this videotutorial. Addicted to CG writes: Hello Ladies and gentlemen my name is panos and today I'm bringing you another really cool tutorial! This time you are going to learn how to both model and texture a guitar in blender [...]
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HyperSynth updates XEditor to v1.2 for Windows

Audio Freeware - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 22:19
HyperSynth has updated XEditor to v1.2. Additions & Fixes: Now program name will be updated in hardware instantly after using "rename", "update_edit_buffer" and "XNP file load". Added option [Read More]

Gooseberry: 'The New & Improved Sequencer'

Blender 3D News - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 09:20
Well, I might not want to go as far as calling it 'new & improved', but the sequence editor just got a nice visual cleanup. Campbell and Antony have been up to good things, for all you video editors out there. The sequencer has gotten a face lift! Mathieu’s made a before-and-after screenshot showing the [...]
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Loki Render 0.7.0 Released

Blender 3D News - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 07:30
After almost five years, Samuraidanieru has released a new version of his distributed rendering tool Loki, adding better auto-discoveryand better file transfer for large projects. I just finished implementing several features and improvements in Loki, making it worthy of a new release! For those new to Loki Render, it allows you to setup a very [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Minimalist interior

Blender 3D News - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 04:45
A beautiful interior scene by Matelek. Hi, this is my new project with some Morocco gadgets. All made in blender cycles. I hope u like it :- ) plz comment ;- ) Be sure to check out the full series on BlenderArtists!
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation