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Learn how to work with camera mapping in Blender

Blender 3D News - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 11:45
Timon dives in to camera mapping in Blender in this new video tutorial. Timon writes: You want to learn the basics of doing camera mapping? Great! I'm sure the tutorials I've made will help you. :) But that's not everything. I also show you how to animate your camera, export an animation and create a [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Game Prototype Download and Breakdown

Blender 3D News - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 11:30
CG Masters continue their game development series. Aidy Burrows writes: Thank you all for the support on the development series so far. On that topic if you'd like to see a little arcade survival horror game engine prototype then what a coincidence! I might just have something for you! I also have an accompanying video [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Into the Magic Land

Blender 3D News - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 09:00
A mysterious image by Ramaswamy With the reference of my Deviant-art friend "Olivia" photography made me more inspired to do in 3D... The colors and the depth, the way she clicked which inspired me a lot. I tried my best to replicate the same as in the photography. Hope you like it. Software used: Blender [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Two point motion tracking

Blender 3D News - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 07:39
Learn  how to create a lightsaber effect in Blender. Kenan Proffitt writes: Learn how to create a lightsaber in Blender and composite it with real footage using two point motion tracking.
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Commercial: Gentilini

Blender 3D News - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 05:40
By THE SHIFT VFX. This is our last work done in Blender and Softimage We did all the modeling, texturing, lighting and rendering (Cycles) in Blender. Instead the animation and rigging was done in Softimage. We handled the data between the two software via mesh cache modifier. I hope you enjoy the commercial.
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

B3D Sneak Peek #15 - Painting, Pies, Cycles Freestyle & much more

Blender 3D News - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 04:45
Plasmasolutions is back with a new Blender Development Sneak Peek. Blender Developer Sneak Peek Episode #15 - In this episode: ----------------------------------------­----------------------------------------­---------- - GSOC Painting additions by Antony Riakiotakis 1:00 - Pie Menus 10:12 - Freestyle Rendering for Cycles 13:20 - Rewritten Array Modifier 16:37 - Dragging Masks with Handles 18:11 - New Drag Handles 19:40 [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Atomic Train

Blender 3D News - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 03:39
Atomic Train Poked Studio is back with more Atomic goodness (check out his Atomic Boy as well!) Atomic train. This image started as a quick sketch quite a while back, i started modelling but never finished it. So had some time last week and went for it. Rendered in Cycles and comped in photoshop. See [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation


Blender 3D News - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 00:29
An awesome little scene by shaderbytes. This is the second Time I've modelled Pumbaa. The first time was almost 4 years ago and it looked more like a tupperware lunch box than a warthog. He really is a difficult character to get right and I think I did a good job this time.
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Developer Meeting Notes: October 5, 2014

Blender 3D News - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 11:57
Ton Roosendaal shares the notes from today's meeting in, #blendercoders. Ton Roosendaal writes: Here are the notes from today's meeting in #blendercoders 1) Release review The 2.72 release is now official! We even have a release log on Special thanks to Marco Ardito! Still open to do credit list (I will do), and [...]
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How to make a tree in Blender 2.72 ( easy and fast )

Blender 3D News - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 11:50
Here's another tutorial on using the Sapling add-on. Hello everyone I am panos and today I am bringing you one more tutorial! Of course most of you may already know how to make a tree in blender. For those who don't know and wanna learn how to make a tree in blender like the one [...]
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Model Download: Flying drone for the Blender Game Engine

Blender 3D News - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 10:30
Fly your own drone in the BGE with this model by Dennis Haupt. Here is a flying drone for the Blender Game Engine.Before you open the blend file and press P to play it would be better if you download Blender 2.72; with an older version of Blender the mouse controls will not work because [...]
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Blender Meetup, Stuttgart, Germany, October 10

Blender 3D News - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 07:12
Blenderheads are meeting up in Stuttgart, Germany, this Friday Thomas Dinges writes: At this years BlenderDay in July, some people came up with the idea of a recurring Blender User Group meeting in Stuttgart. We will meet up for the first time next Friday, 10th October at 19:00 o'clock in the hackerspace "shack". Everyone is [...]
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Speed sculpt: Jordu Schell's 50s alien

Blender 3D News - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 04:00
By Daniel F. R. Gordillo. I wanted to test the release candidate version for upcoming Blender 2.72, so I thought of doing a little Jordu Schell homage, using his 50's alien head design for this 1-hour sketch. I used Dyntopo for the sculpt, and 3 vertex-color layers for the final render. I really like how [...]
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A quick technique for making clouds in Blender

Blender 3D News - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 00:30
Learn how to create a cloud-like effect in Blender. Addicted to CG writes: This is the cloud that I made In blender and it is really simple to be honest so because I want to share this knowledge with you guys so here is how to make clouds in blender like this one! So the [...]
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Perform complex boolean operation with Cork!

Blender 3D News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 11:00
Blender's boolean modifier isn't very good - it's slow and likely to crash on complex geometry. Cicero Moraes presents an alternative using the open source app Cork. Have you had problems with Boolean in Blender? If the answer is yes, this post was written for you!In this post I explain the operation of Cork, one [...]
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Blender 2.72 is now available

Blender 3D News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 07:48
The Blender Foundation has just released Blender 2.72! The Blender Foundation and online developer community is proud to present Blender 2.72. Cycles GPU rendering supports Volume and Subsurface Scattering now. The User Interface comes with optional Pie Menus now and the Tooltips have been improved. For Modeling, a new intersection tool has been added in [...]
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"Top 5 Compositional Elements"

Blender 3D News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 05:12
Justin Lupica shares his top 5 of compositional elements that will help you create better scenes in Blender. I have composed a blog post on my website that lists my top 5 compositional elements and an in-depth description of what they are. The perfect article for anyone looking to step their renders up tot he [...]
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ASUS ROG GTX 980 Titanium

Blender 3D News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 02:30
By Prashant Kumar. Prashant Kumar writes: ASUS ROG GTX 980 Titanium Graphics Card made in Blender,PS First i was using keyshot to render all these images but then i decided to use cycles Cycles is nice. This Graphics card have both Air+liquid cooling ASUS ROG.
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Reel: Nycholas Weissberg

Blender 3D News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 00:10
Nycholas included some pretty cool game content in this reel. Hey guys It's been a very long time since I made a reel (4 years), I had a lot of work done during the period of time between my last reel, hope you enjoy it!Just a side note, I'm still working on Elpis The Game, If [...]
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Weekend Contest: "The Industrial Revolution"

Blender 3D News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 11:48
Adré Strydom was the winner of the weekend contest 'Be Reggae'. His pick for this weekend: "The Industrial Revolution". André writes: I've had the displeasure this week of trying to fix something that's completely mechanical. It reminded me of the industrial revolution, so I would like this week's theme to be "The Industrial Revolution". So [...]
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