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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. [...]
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]
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.
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
Here are the notes from today's meeting in irc.freenode.net #blendercoders. Ton writes: Hi all, Here are (short) notes from today's meeting in irc.freenode.net #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 [...]
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
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]
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
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 [...]
John Hamilton writes: Today i will be going over how to create Roads for the bge that can be easily edited later if need
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]
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.
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]
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 [...]
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. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5lxbOXqx-uo
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 [...]
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. [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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!