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Blender 2.78b Brings 10x Cycles Speedups

Blender 3D News - Fri, 02/10/2017 - 00:15

The Cycles speedups that were announced last month are now available in a new official build! Some specific areas, like hair rendering, will see an performance boost of up to 10x! This is a 2.78a release-compatible update with important speedups, especially in Cycles and for Dependency graph. Most notable will be faster rendering of Motion [...]

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LVC-Audio updates T-Chain to version 1.1.0 and discounts new modules by 50%

Audio Freeware - Thu, 02/09/2017 - 16:04
LVC-Audio has updated T-Chain to version 1.1.0. The new version includes many enhancements and 5 new modules: 2 free modules and 3 paid modules. Some of the new features include; better latency [Read More]

Cycles Baking | The problem with procedural texturing

Blender 3D News - Thu, 02/09/2017 - 14:30

After creating all those gorgeous procedural textures, it's now time to optimise your rendering times by baking them! Aidy Burrows writes: Cycles baking tutorial! Why? What? How? Doing any procedural texturing? If so you could save yourself some time going the baking route. This is the latest free bonus from the SpaceVFX series by Gleb [...]

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Juntos pelo Arthur - AME tipo I

Blender 3D News - Thu, 02/09/2017 - 12:22

BrunoCornelsen writes: Hello! I made this animation for a donation campaign to help a little boy to get a really expensive treatment for his desease. He needs R$2.000.000,00 (about US$ 642.000,00)! Made totally with Blender, based on previous illustrations by You Cartoon. Cheers!

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OSL Programming Nodes [$]

Blender 3D News - Thu, 02/09/2017 - 08:20

Tim Zoet writes: The Open Shading Language (OSL) doesn't really get the attention it deserves. With it, you can create shaders that far exceed anything you could hope to create with Cycles. I figured that was mainly because most Blender users are artists, not programmers. That's why I created the OSL Programming Nodes add-on. With [...]

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Image: Prussia Artwork

Blender 3D News - Thu, 02/09/2017 - 06:15

Rob Tuytel writes: A new medieval scene experiment to demonstrate some texture mixing. In my study to explore new looks for wall material i did some experiments with mixing multiple textures. Medieval buildings are most of the time a mix of multiple building layers. You can find medieval blocks, plaster and colored bricks. You can’t [...]

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NUSofting updates Sinnah Freeware VA Synth to v1.1 for Mac & Win, AU & VST

Audio Freeware - Thu, 02/09/2017 - 05:40
NUSofting has updated Sinnah, the freeware VA synth for Mac and Windows 32-/64-bit to v1.1. Despite the small number, 1.1 is a big step up in Sinnah development. New features: GUI has been improved, [Read More]

Image: Genesis

Blender 3D News - Thu, 02/09/2017 - 04:10

What's going on in this new image by Reynante Martinez? Read on to discover :) Genesis, my latest artwork. My first art piece for 2017 and hopefully something that will end my creative block. I'd love to hear what interpretations you have on this piece. :) Created with Blender and Cycles. More info here. Materials from [...]

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Texturing a table with Blender and Substance Painter 2.4

Blender 3D News - Thu, 02/09/2017 - 02:05

jayanam writes: Here is the texturing part from the livestream on modeling a table with Blender yesterday. I prepare the model for texturing with Blender and then export the fbx to Substance Painter 2.4 to add the materials.

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Airwindows releases free Sidepass, Tremolo and Not Just Another Dither/CD Plug-ins for Mac & Win

Audio Freeware - Thu, 02/09/2017 - 01:51
Airwindows has released anther three free VST / AU plug-ins for Mac and Windows: Sidepass, Tremolo and Not Just Another Dither/CD: Sidepass: Highpass on the side channel. Utility plug. Tremolo: [Read More]

Blend4Web: Watch Mystery Explained

Blender 3D News - Thu, 02/09/2017 - 00:26

The Blend4Web Team shares another great example use case of their platform: explore a mechanical watch in detail and discover how it works. Hi @ll, We'd like to share an amazing 3D web experience by Animagraffs, a US-based interactive studio: How a Mechanical Watch Works. As may have guessed, it was entirely created with Blender [...]

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Blender 2.8 Development Demo - Layers and Collections 1

Blender 3D News - Wed, 02/08/2017 - 12:33

One of the first 2.8 demos! Dalai Felinto is showing how the new layers and collections may work. Demo showing the interface, with the layers, collections and visibility control.

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EvE: Teaser trailer and website for feature animation

Blender 3D News - Wed, 02/08/2017 - 10:33

There are SO many one-man movie/film productions these days! Here's Warren Reed's project. Hi everyone! After years of enjoying the posts on Blender Nation, I finally have my own to invite you to check out the website and teaser trailer for my animation feature film "EvE: The Will to Live". "EvE: The Will to Live" [...]

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Lostin70s releases Chord Grid Editor

Audio Freeware - Wed, 02/08/2017 - 07:03
Lostin70s has released Chord Grid Editor, a free online tool to create / edit / share / embed guitar chords grids. Chord Grid Editor includes an automatic chords recognition useful for beginners [Read More]

The Last King - VFX Breakdown

Blender 3D News - Wed, 02/08/2017 - 06:15

Alexander writes: Hi everyone. Here is a VFX breakdown from the Norwegian feature film "The Last King" that we worked on last year. VARG Studios delivered over 100 FX shots for the film. The shots varied from snow and fog effects to ski replacement and cleanup. Blender is our primary 3D software and an important [...]

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Karoryfer releases free War Tuba sample library for Plogue sforzando

Audio Freeware - Wed, 02/08/2017 - 04:40
Karoryfer Samples has released War Tuba, a free open-source sample library of a folk-punk tuba for Plogue sforzando. Key features: Staccato, staccatisssimo and sustain articulations plus miscellaneous [Read More]

The Art of Angelo Garizzone

Blender 3D News - Wed, 02/08/2017 - 04:17

I love the playful work of Angelo Garizzone from London, United Kingdom. Tree frog by Angelo Garizzone on Sketchfab

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Happy 2017, an open-source short with sources available

Blender 3D News - Wed, 02/08/2017 - 02:15

Is that Sintel? Here's a cool new year card, fully open source/content! Henri Hebeisen writes: We are a collective of Blender users based in Toulouse and like many studios, we created a small video celebrating the new year. Everything is done with Blender and Natron and even if our deadline was quite tight, we were [...]

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Shader Forge: Gemstones & Ice [$]

Blender 3D News - Wed, 02/08/2017 - 00:00

It's always hard to get the reflection in gemstones right - the combination of translucency and transparency needs to be perfect to become convincing. CG Cookie's latest Shader Forge with Kent Tramell tackles this subject. Pavla writes: The biggest challenge of creating gemstones in Blender: they have a fairly simple surface, but complex refraction happening [...]

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Drop Shadow nodes and Custom Node Creation Tutorial

Blender 3D News - Tue, 02/07/2017 - 10:25

thefxkidd writes: Sometimes the simplest effects can be quite challenging when there is no preset or plugin. Today Adam walks you through the steps to make a common preset and then add custom settings so we can reuse it! (Video has some audio issues)

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