Media Technology News

Book: Blender 3D By Example

Blender 3D News - Mon, 09/28/2015 - 04:10
Pack Publishing just released 'Blender 3D By Example', a new Blender book by Romain Caudron and Pierre-Armand Nicq. They use four projects to guide beginning Blender users through all the key functionalities. Pierre-Armand tells us more about their book. We wanted to write a book that covers a complete workflow with Blender through practical projects. [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Oxe FM Synth updated to v1.3.1 - Native Linux VST version released

Audio Freeware - Mon, 09/28/2015 - 01:48
Oxe Software has updated the free and Open Source Oxe FM Synth to v1.3.1, which sees the release of a native Linux VST version along with a stability bug-fix for Windows. The Linux version was [Read More]

My favorite Blender models on Sketchfab this week

Blender 3D News - Mon, 09/28/2015 - 01:27
Here's another round of the best Blender artwork on Sketchfab. And remember: add the Blender tag if you want me to find your work! Disclaimer: I'm Sketchfab's Head of Community.
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Blender Beginner Tutorial: Create a Lightsaber

Blender 3D News - Mon, 09/28/2015 - 00:00
CG Geek's Steve Lund presents a complete tutorial on modelling and texturing a lightsaber. Become a Jedi by crafting your own Lightsaber in this exciting Beginner Blender Tutorial! Learn all kinds of Texturing and Material Tips and Tricks! Part 1 Part 2 Download textures: Texture 1 Texture 2
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Blender Developer Notes: September 27, 2015

Blender 3D News - Sun, 09/27/2015 - 11:01
Here are the notes from today's meeting in #blendercoders. Ton writes: Hi all, Here are (short) notes from today's meeting in #blendercoders. 1) 2.76 release Bug tracker has been active in the past week. A lot more people tested the RC and reported on it. So-far no big showstoppers were reported. Team will [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Game Engine Tutorial: Day/Night Cycle

Blender 3D News - Sun, 09/27/2015 - 07:55
Blenderrendersky writes: After a lot of requests I made this tutorial, teaching you how to create a complete daycycle in the Blender Game Engine. Hope this helps you with your Blender Game Projects. Stay tuned for more tutorials soon. yours, Blenderrendersky
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Dotec-Audio updates "DeeComp" to v1.1.2 and "DeePanpot" to v1.0.2

Audio Freeware - Sun, 09/27/2015 - 07:02
Dotec-Audio has updated DeeComp, a compressor VST plug-in, to v1.1.2 and DeePanpot, a channel tool VST plug-in, to v1.0.2. DeeComp Fixed bugs: Crash problem on some DAWs. Sidechain problem at [Read More]

Model download: Sam

Blender 3D News - Sun, 09/27/2015 - 05:10
Alec Farai is offering this fully rigged character for download. A time-lapse is included, too! A character for you guys to play around with. Fully rigged .And the Textures are game export friendly too. The character works best with the latest Blender 2.75 version. Here is a time-lapse video of the character
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Topology Guides

Blender 3D News - Sun, 09/27/2015 - 02:30
Johnson Martin is sharing his insights in 3D topology on his blog. It has a section where you can submit your questions too. I've always had a love for 3d modeling, and I've noticed a lack of organised education regarding making clean topology ever since I became interested in 3d modeling in 2012. So that's [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Creating Roads for the bge - BGE Tutorial

Blender 3D News - Sun, 09/27/2015 - 00:00
John Hamilton writes: Today i will be going over how to create Roads for the bge that can be easily edited later if need
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Shpitz Audio releases "Granular Synthesis Vol 2" - Free Sample Pack

Audio Freeware - Sat, 09/26/2015 - 13:46
Shpitz Audio has released Granular Synthesis Vol 2, a free sample pack. The pack includes 61 free loops that were made using the CDP software and Xenakios's Hourglass. This sample pack is aimed [Read More]

Image: Tesla Suit

Blender 3D News - Sat, 09/26/2015 - 08:10
SaKo writes: I've created a second suit based on the first one, the background is again made with matte painting (I'm to lazy to make it in 3d ^^). It reminds me a bit on Dead Space, but why not, it's still one of my favourite games.
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

MusiKernel Team releases MusiKernel 15.10 for Linux and Windows

Audio Freeware - Sat, 09/26/2015 - 07:06
MusiKernel Team has announced the 15.10 release of MusiKernel, a music production solution for Linux and Windows featuring a suite of integrated hosts and plugins. Changes since 15.09.1 Windows: [Read More]

Add-on: Import Corel Painter 3D depth data

Blender 3D News - Sat, 09/26/2015 - 05:05
Import 'Impasto' 3D data from Corel Painter to achieve realistic paint effects in Blender. Phymec writes: A free add-on is now available to import Corel Painter RIFF files. Specifically this enables the impasto depth information found in Painter RIFF files to be imported into Blender. The impasto depth data can then be used as a [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

[non-Blender] A quick way to create concept art using Alchemy

Blender 3D News - Sat, 09/26/2015 - 02:30
Gleb Alexandrov uses an interesting tool called Alchemy to create doodles that jumpstart his creative process. Alchemy is open source and available for all platforms. Struggle with creative block? After watching this Alchemy tutorial you will know how to create concept art in a really quick way. Full tutorial on Creative Shrimp.
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Tactical Watch - Free Download!

Blender 3D News - Sat, 09/26/2015 - 00:00
NoviceinDisguise Productions writes: This project uses 100% procedural Cycles materials, highly detailed modelling, and very dramatic lighting to create a very impressive model with a very complementing composition. I wanted the lighting and camera angle to help give the idea of this being a tough watch, and I think I succeeded. You can download the [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Get free tutorials from the CG Cookie Archive

Blender 3D News - Fri, 09/25/2015 - 12:18
With Blender's rapid development, tutorials tend to get outdated pretty quickly. Some are worth updating, while you may have to let others go. The CG Cookie crew has decided to put such tutorials in a freely accessible archive. Many of then were 'Citizen only' before, meaning you had to be a member to access them. [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Short Film: Downtown Billy

Blender 3D News - Fri, 09/25/2015 - 05:30
The combination of poetry, great animation and non-photorealistic rendering makes this short film by Karim Eich very impressive. Today he talks about his creative process. This was a project for university and also my first short film. I am a student in Media Arts and Design from Germany. In my second semester we saw some [...]
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Physically Based Specular In Blender

Blender 3D News - Fri, 09/25/2015 - 03:04
Cynicat Pro is back with a new instalment of his PBR series on Blender. CynicatPro writes: Next part in my Physically based shading series! this time tackling making the shaders a bit more human friendly! The first three parts were: An in-depth look at Physically Based Rendering Physically Based Fresnel In Blender Blender PBR: Metallic [...]
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Blender 3D News - Fri, 09/25/2015 - 02:35
Chosen One Media writes: Check out this quick commercial ad I made in Blender, took me about a 4 weeks from start to finish. Hope you enjoy! Thanks!
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation