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BlenderMonth : C for Constraint FollowPath

Blender 3D News - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 12:37
Ah, I love the topic of today's BlenderMonth tutorial! Remember this one? ;-) FollowPath is a handy function for animation. Obviously, it's about make an object to follow a path (FollowPath - name valid). It can be a train on the rail or any trajectory as a car, a plane,... In this tutorial, I will explain [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Blender Market: Studio Scene Kit PRO

Blender 3D News - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 09:35
Studio Scene Kit PRO contains a large number of scenes, models and more to help you easily achieve high quality lighting. What is Studio Scene Kit PRO? Studio Scene Kit PRO is a collection of blender scenes designed to give you the highest quality lighting with little to no effort. Each of the 50 scenes includes a [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Render Layers Tutorial

Blender 3D News - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 07:30
Michael Lackner shows you how render layers work in this 21 minute tutorial. Render layers are an immensely useful tool for rendering and compositing that allow you to separate elements in the render into separate layers you can work with individually in the node editor. Be sure to check out his youtube channel below as [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Getting started with NOX Renderer in Blender

Blender 3D News - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 05:30
Now that the NOX physically based renderer is available as open source, let's learn how to set it up! Alexander Bilz writes: Recently NOX Renderer went Open Source. Thats why I've put some information together to get Blender users started with amazing NOX render-engine. During this tutorial you will learn how to install NOX Render standalone, [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Model download: Astacus lobster

Blender 3D News - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 01:30
By b2przemo. High and low poly model of European crayfish. Spec: 41,44k poly (High) and 1,6k poly (low). 4 map: normal, color, ao, sss weight.
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

realistic skin shader with cycles

Blender 3D News - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 00:30
Sérgio Frias created this realistic skin shader using nothing but nodes. Sérgio Frias writes: Hello ,here is my attempt at a realistic skin shader using Blender Cycles subsurface scattering :) ( ten24 head scan) There is no code involved , only nodes were used. I just can say at the moment (maybe I'll make a tutorial [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Join Colin Levy and Andrew Price

Blender 3D News - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 23:58
Colin Levy and Andrew Price have teamed up to work on a new short film, and they're looking for a Blender artist to help them. Colin Levy (director of Sintel, Pixar Artist) is now working on his third major short film – a sci-fi set in a future San Francisco. A world where you can [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Tutorial: the vintage look

Blender 3D News - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 23:30
Timon writes: Blender can be used for so many things - 2D as well. I show you in this Videotutorial how to edit images and give them a vintage look. Enjoy!
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

BlenderMonth : B for Border Render

Blender 3D News - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 12:50
BlenderMonth continues with another quick tip: border rendering. BlenderMonth writes: Today I’m going to show a qucik tip to speed up realtime rendering preview in the blender viewport by using the “Border Render” option. This option is well known for many Blender users when it comes to speed up the final rendering. It is quite [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Blender Sighting: Canal City Hakata

Blender 3D News - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 12:47
John Hutchison spotted this Blender Logo sighting (well, it's close enough) in Hakata, Japan. "Canalcityhakatainner" by Pontafon - Photo created by Pontafon.. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0-2.5-2.0-1.0 via Wikimedia Commons
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

World Blender Meetup Day 2014 recorded talks are online

Blender 3D News - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 12:28
6 Cities participated in the World Blender Meetup day this year. Check out a quick overview of the event, or watch all the sessions in detail! Stirling Goetz writes: World Blender Meetup Day 2014 recorded content is now online and available for all! Kudos to all the Blenderheads around the world who participated and made [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Strawberry pie in the afternoon

Blender 3D News - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 10:25
A delicious image by lucblend. Not so long ago, ​​my girlfriend made a strawberry pie with mascapone-creame. That gave me the idea to this scene. Which also meant that I could play around with sss. All work done in Blender. Rendered in Cycles. On Cpu in 5 hours 15 min. 2000 samples. I would be [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

5 Ways to Use Render Passes

Blender 3D News - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 05:30
Gleb Alexandrov shares some quick tips on using render passes to your advantage. My favorite is #5, I didn't know what the UV pass was all about either. Gleb writes: How many times you’ve rendered the animation over and over again just to get the motion blur right? Or set up the Depth of Field [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Model Download: Guitar amp half stack

Blender 3D News - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 03:30
By bryanajones A Peavey 5150 head with a Mesa rectifier 4x12 cabinet. Includes textures and cycles materials.
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

MaxSynths releases Sturiophonis - Free Stereo Image Widener and Sound Placement VST Plugin for Windows

Audio Freeware - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 03:04
MaxSynths has released Sturiophonia, a free stereo image widener and sound placement VST plugin for Windows. The aim of the plugin is to increase the stereo image of mono tracks and help to place the [Read More]

Ice Business

Blender 3D News - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 01:30
johnnygibbs re-created a scene from Disney's 'Frozen'. Hello Blender artists! This is a remake of a shot from the Disney movie, "Frozen". As soon as i saw this particular shot in the movie, I loved it (I don't know why) and wanted to recreate it. However, I didn't want to duplicate it. I wanted see [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

How to Create a Laptop

Blender 3D News - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 23:30
Mark LaBarr writes: In this tutorial we will cover everything needed to create a laptop, from modeling to scene setup and materials.
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

The uber room

Blender 3D News - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 11:10
A great architectural viz image by BlackBoard studios. We in BlackBoard Studios wanted to create an architecture visualization. The inspiration for the 3D simulation came from apartment seeking we did in airbnb and  We looked for rooms with a unique atmosphere. We wanted to make a room with a small story behind it, on the [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Blender Month: A for Anamorphic

Blender 3D News - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 09:09
BlenderMonth is already generating some great content. We're starting off with A :) I participate to the BlenderMonth organized by my friend Julien Duroure. The idea is to post an article everyday for the month and following the alphabetical order. I'll try to do my best and write some articles to provide contents for the [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Interior scene

Blender 3D News - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 07:12
Remember Blender Guru's 'Introduction to Cycles Baking'? Anderson Baptista posted the result of the tutorial to Sketchfab - a great example of the use of baking. First sketchfab test model. Baked textures with Blender's Cycles.
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation