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Video: TV7 Israel News Ident

Blender 3D News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 01:00

Petri Rantanen created the new ident video for the Israelian TV7 News show. As a graphics artist / video editor on the Finnish TV7 I was given the assignment of updating the graphics of TV7 Israel News. The task included creating the title sequence (intro) and creating the graphics which appear on the screen during [...]

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Weekend Challenge: Invasion in cucumber country

Blender 3D News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 10:43

This weekend we're leaving sanity behind, and are exploring the horrible, the unimaginable, the terrible.... Invasion in cucumber country! (Thanks, Overlaps! ;-) Rules: Post your work on the dedicated forum thread. For weekend challenges, I'll replace the comments with forum comments so you can see all the entries below. Post only new work, not existing. [...]

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Harrison announces Mixbus 3.1 and releases TTC-1 Tablet Controller (TouchOSC layout)

Audio Freeware - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 06:45
Harrison has announced the upcoming version 3.1 of Mixbus, featuring a very rich OSC (Open Sound Control) implementation which will allow apps like TouchOSC and Lemur to control Mixbus remotely. [Read More]

Interview: Zacharias Reinhardt

Blender 3D News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 06:15

Marius Iatan from RenderStreet talkt to Zacharias Reinhardt from AgenZasBrothers. We’re starting our 2016 interview series with Zacharias Reinhardt who has been playing around creating Sci-Fi movies since he was a teenager. Now, at 26, he is a Blender Certified Trainer and, together with his brother Vincent, is the owner of the AgenZasBrothers agency. As [...]

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Video series: Omar é Roqueiro

Blender 3D News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 04:10

Fernando Telles presents a well made and funny series of shorts. Hi! I have an animation serie called "Omar é Roqueiro"(english: something like "Omar Rocks", I guess), and I would like to share the new episode :D Hope you like it! (For good measure, I've added a playlist with all previous episodes too!)

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Tutorial: Realistic Car Paint BRDF Material

Blender 3D News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 02:05

Mike Pan creates a realistic metallic car shader, including metallic flakes and scratches. Download included! Let’s create a car shader! In order to create a nice looking paint material, let’s first examine how car paint is in the real world. Have you created anything with this shader? Share your result in a comment!

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Why Your Classroom Needs Blender

Blender 3D News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 00:15

CG Cookie's Pavla Karon talks to several teachers about their use of Blender in their classes. Pavla writes: Less than a decade ago, only a few would have predicted that Blender is eventually going to make its way to classrooms as a tool of choice for teaching students how to create in 3D. It certainly wasn’t [...]

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Blue Cat Audio Announces VST3 Plug-In Format Support As a Free Update

Audio Freeware - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 15:15
Blue Cat Audio has announced Steinberg's Virtual Studio Technology 3 (VST3) compatibility for most of its audio plug-ins. Already available in VST2, AAX, Audio Unit, RTAS and DirectX formats [Read More]

Frank Rittberger's Smidy MIDI sequencer now includes VST 3 instrument plugin

Audio Freeware - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 13:16
Frank Rittberger has added a VST 3 instrument plugin to the newest build of VST 3 host and MIDI sequencer Smidy. "Smidy plugin" features several instruments based on 4 sets of multisamples and [Read More]

Tutorial Series: Forest

Blender 3D News - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 11:01

Learn how to create a beautiful forest with this in-depth Blender tutorial series by CG Geek! Steve writes: In part one we create a terrain and custom trees using the skin modifier! In part two we continue work on our Trees, adding realistic textures, branches and leaves! In part three we easily create multiple versions [...]

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Rob Papen announces Prisma at NAMM

Audio Freeware - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 08:31
Rob Papen has announced Prisma - a useful utility plugin that can produce limitless creative combinations for completely new sounds. Making its début at the 2016 NAMM show, Prisma can stack [Read More]

Reel: Pieter Mylle 2015

Blender 3D News - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 08:20

Pieter Mylle writes: This is a collection of my 2015 3D work. This year I focused on: realtime viewport rendering for "realistic" visualisations. Almost every textured animation in the video is viewport rendered. simple shaded motion graphics All 3D is created in Blender. Post production, additional 2.5D animation for simple motion graphics and compositing is [...]

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Apple releases Music Memos for iOS (Free App)

Audio Freeware - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 07:36
Apple has released Music Memos, a new free app for iOS that lets musicians and songwriters quickly capture, organize and develop their musical ideas right on their iPhone. Musicians and [Read More]

Blender Institute Podcast #009 - Shortcuts

Blender 3D News - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 06:15

In this podcast: Sarah, Hjalti, Francesco, Andy and Pablo Hope you enjoy listening to this podcast, unfortunately Hjalti's mic is a bit lower than the rest, will check twice next time! Leave your questions for the next episode in the comments below. The Blender Institute Team

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Audacity updated to v2.1.2

Audio Freeware - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 05:08
Audacity has been updated to v2.1.2 for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. Several improvements have been made to the spectrogram view of tracks which are particularly valuable for vocal work: New [Read More]

Karoryfer releases free "String Cyborgs" instrument bundle for Plogue sforzando

Audio Freeware - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 04:25
Karoryfer Samples has released String Cyborgs - a free bundle of three synth-like instruments for the free Plogue sforzando platform. The three instruments - Zinc, Blackheart and Ironface - use [Read More]

Blender 2.7x "Jumping the Shark" Q&A

Blender 3D News - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 04:10

After getting questions about his "Jumping the Shark" video and answers them in this video. This is a 30 minute Q&A look at the "Jumping the Shark" OpenGL GLSL viewport render video. Addresses "real time" preview Water Splashes / Compositing Trick Material and Texture Techniques

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Image - Occupation: "Dreamer"

Blender 3D News - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 02:10

By Rico. Hi guys, New artwork! This one was done for Reynante's "Cycles Material Vault" (Beta testing) Rendered in Cycles :) Read more about CMV here.

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Davi Santos releases DvnSfxMaker, DvnKeyFilter and DvnBitCrusher (Free VST/AU plugins)

Audio Freeware - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 01:41
Davi Santos has announced the release of the DvnSfxMaker, DvnKeyFilter and DvnBitcrusher for Windows and OS X (32 and 64-bits are available): DvnSfxMaker is virtual instrument to create sound [Read More]

Reel: Reynante Martinez 2016

Blender 3D News - Wed, 01/20/2016 - 12:30

Reynante's attention to detail in his compositions and materials is always immaculate, and this reel is no exception. Which is your favourite scene? Reynante M. Martinez writes: My latest 60-second demo reel—a collection of my latest and best artworks so far. Huge thanks to the entire Blender community for the unwavering support and inspiration! Feel [...]

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