Media Technology News

Create your own 360° panorama environment maps

Blender 3D News - Sun, 11/30/2014 - 12:45
CG Geek shows us how to create our own full spherical environment maps - on the cheap! In this DIY tutorial, we create a 360° Spherical Panoramas for Environment Lighting on your 3D and CG scenes!What you Need: Camera - with a few manual options. Photo editing software - I used Photoshop Elements. but there's [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Old Man

Blender 3D News - Sun, 11/30/2014 - 10:30
By manelmeirinhos Personal project, creating an old man, based on some familiar faces from my home village, with some exaggerated features, to be a mixture of realistic and comic. I brought inspiration both from the local rural old men, as well from Miguelanxo Prado, I love his comic books, and he often portrays this kind [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Cicero Moraes receives an honorary title for his work with Blender

Blender 3D News - Sun, 11/30/2014 - 05:47
Cicero Moraes has done amazing archeological reconstruction work with Blender. It has been rewarded with an honorary title! Cicero Moraes writes: Dear friends, It is with great joy that I share with you the would honor I received from the City Council of Sinop-MT in Brazil. This is an honorific title known as "Comenda Colonizador Enio [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Frederik Steinmetz & Gottfried Hofmann - The Cycles Encyclopedia (Ebook)

Blender 3D News - Sun, 11/30/2014 - 00:44
Terry Wallwork reviews the new ebook 'The Cycles Encyclopedia' by Frederik Steinmetz and Gottfried Hofmann. Terry Wallwork writes: Good things have been happening in the Blender world recently, specifically the Blender Cycles rendering engine has been getting all manner of improvements and new features. It is true that Blender Cycles is becoming the render engine [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Blender Market: eLinker – Linking groups made easy

Blender 3D News - Sat, 11/29/2014 - 06:38
The new eLinker add-on makes linking assets a breeze. Linking elements to a scene use to be a tedious process, until now! eLinker helps you link character, props and more to your scene. With just a few clicks, without browsing files. You can also switch between High and Low resolution models after you have linked [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Blender used in Samsung Smart TV Ad

Blender 3D News - Sat, 11/29/2014 - 03:55
Blender was used for the final packshot in this Samsung ad. Teisson Fróes writes: New campaing of Samsung Brazil - Final packshot done in Blender/Cycles. By Teisson Fróes, OvniVFX.
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

An awesome collection of needless things

Blender 3D News - Fri, 11/28/2014 - 23:50
Minoribus has been steadily posting designs of 'needless things' that gave me a good laugh. Here's an overview of his work so far - these go back to December 2013 and his work in progress tread is a great read! In this series of needless thing images I take ordinary everyday objects and try to [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Model Download: Sunset Shimmer Rig

Blender 3D News - Fri, 11/28/2014 - 11:34
My Little Ponies fans rejoice! CreatorOfPony has posted a fully rigged model of Sunset Shimmer. CreatorOfPony writes: Alright, Baconhair is complete! Didn't take too long too. The rig/scene has a number of updates too, including various optimizations to make rendering faster. Made with blender. CreatorOfPony is offering his Sunset Shimmer model for sale on Shapeways [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Digital Sculpting workshop in Valencia, December 12-13

Blender 3D News - Fri, 11/28/2014 - 05:57
Roberto Roch is hosting a sculpting workshop in Valencia next month. HI!I'll be teaching a digital sculpting with Blender workshop at Barreira Arte+Diseño in a couple of weeks, where I'll be showing my sculpting workflow and the different tools and presets to use Blender as a dedicated sculpting app instead of other alternatives. This workshop [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

A Zelda fan game test made in the Blender game engine

Blender 3D News - Fri, 11/28/2014 - 04:55
Isaac Schartier created this Zelda test scene using only the Blender game engine, that's pretty rad! Schartier Isaac writes: Here is a fan game with Blender, I developed this to test the game engine capacity, all scripts, textures and 3d models have been made by me, I wish you good video, I think share that [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Minecraft videos made with this free Minecraft Blender Rig

Blender 3D News - Fri, 11/28/2014 - 02:45
Nils Söderman has created an awesome Minecraft rig in Blender, which is available for free. Check out these cool videos that were made using it! Hello there!I'm Nils Söderman, 18 years old and have been using blender for roughly 3 years now. I started working on this blender rig about 2 years ago and have [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Bill at AgendaCom

Blender 3D News - Fri, 11/28/2014 - 00:14
CharacterMill created a series of funny sequences for a conference in conference in Sydney and Melbourne. James Neale writes: Hey there Blenderheads, we here at CharacterMill have just delivered a few animated sequences for a Sydney based Museum conference, featuring our favourite Bilby, Bill from Kajimba. "Communicating the Museum" by AgendaCom is an leading annual [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Cableguys update PanCake to 2.2

Audio Freeware - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 14:57
Cableguys have updated PanCake to version 2.2. Improvements: Improved waveform editing. Overhauled UI. Improved compatibility with OS X Yosemite. PanCake is a free plugin that allows you to [Read More]

Colorful Sparrow

Blender 3D News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 06:57
By TheAlmightyF. I made this picture with a “leftover” model from a short movie I worked on (you can find some informations under this link).The bird was modeled, shaded and rendered in Blender by me. A fellow 3D artist rigged the bird in Blender and created the textures in Mudbox. The picture took 6 minutes [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Sheep Happens (+breakdown)

Blender 3D News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 03:33
Reynante M. Martinez writes: Something to brighten up your day. ;) My homage to the Gooseberry Project and inspired by my faint memories of childhood.
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Gooseberry: Cosmos Laundromat Actor Lineup

Blender 3D News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 01:23
The voice actors for Cosmos Laundromat (the title of the Gooseberry movie) have been announced: they're Dutch actors Pierre Bokma, Reinout Scholten van Aschat and Bracha van Doesburgh. Ton Roosendaal writes: I’m very happy to confirm we have three top talented actors to help us shaping up the lead roles for the film. We’ve done [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Car simulator for animation

Blender 3D News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 23:16
Piotr Załóg uses rigid body physics and some Python scripting to create a drivable car in the Blender Game Engine. Piotr Załóg writes: See how to animate a car. This movie let you driving a car on the 3d Viewport in real time by using mouse. You will learn how to use Rigid Body physics [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Reel: Sergey Metelskiy

Blender 3D News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 10:57
Very cool work here. Sergey Metelskiy writes: My humble showreel with some latest works for 2014. Software used: mostly Blender & After Effects. Intro made in Blender + Freestyle + some post in AE
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation releases "Mantra Evo" VSTi Synthesizer for Windows

Audio Freeware - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 08:20 has released Mantra Evo, a free VST instrument plug-in for Windows 32-bit. Mantra Evo is a synthesizer plug-in combining FM and Phase Distortion synthesis all in one. It provides [Read More]

CrimsonWarlock and Full Bucket Music update Ragnarök Free Synth VSTi for Windows to v1.1.0

Audio Freeware - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 05:04
CrimsonWarlock and Full Bucket Music have updated Ragnarök to version 1.1.0. Changes for Ragnarök since v1.0.2: Minor UI changes. Added support for individual skins (download now also includes [Read More]