Media Technology News

Stopping an Emitter Particle System with Damp - a galaxy

Blender 3D News - Thu, 03/12/2015 - 00:30
Francesco Milanese uses a dampening field to create a spiral galary using particle systems. In this tutorial we will see a way to "freeze" an Emitter particle system in a Blender 3D scene when the particles reach a certain configuration, stopping them and avoiding their disappearance in the virtual universe... … and, speaking of virtual [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

The Cycles Shader Encyclopedia

Blender 3D News - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 12:10
Greg Zaal has published an extensive overview of Cycles Shaders on Blender Guru. Find Cycles Nodes a little confusing? You’re not alone. Whilst Cycles Nodes offer almost you limitless control over a materials, many users struggle to understand it’s labyrinth of options. Which is why this article dares to do the impossible: explain every Cycles [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Behind the Scenes: Venice

Blender 3D News - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 08:30
In the Behind the Scenes series, I'm inviting artists to talk about the creation of one of their works. Joshua Nowack's Venice is a beautiful architectural scene. I asked him to talk about his work. I am Joshua, creator of the Venice scene. I'm studying computer science and in my free time I work with [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Crowdfunding campaign: Natura

Blender 3D News - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 05:45
Felipe Esquivel has launched a crowdfunding campaign to finish his latest project, 'Natura' Felipe writes: I'm trying to fund a new independent project. It's a 20 minute short made with Blender and live footage. I'm hoping you can help me geting noticed. I've the project in Indiegogo. My idea is to hire a couple of [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Low Poly HTTYD2 Environment

Blender 3D News - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 01:50
Cinnivex redesigned 'How to Train Your Dragon 2' in low-poly style. How to Train Your Dragon 2 is one of my favorite animated films and I really wanted to make low poly art for it and thought it’d be a good challenge to model toothless. It was fun to see this come together. You can [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

My favorite Blender models on Sketchfab this week

Blender 3D News - Tue, 03/10/2015 - 09:48
As Sketchfab's head of community I see a lot of great Blender art pass by. I thought I'd do a weekly roundup of my favorite models. Enjoy! Bone Mill by Glumais on Sketchfab ww2 characters by thecali on Sketchfab Vaso De Agua [2013-10-29] by Gaonirico. on Sketchfab Firebot by Mark B Tomlinson on Sketchfab Anciano [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Ember demon sculpt timelapse

Blender 3D News - Tue, 03/10/2015 - 05:53
Pierrick creates a fiery demon in Blender. Pierrick writes: Hi all, Here is a video I've made a few weeks ago recording my sculpt process of the ember demon for my upcoming short film : "Timelapse of the main dyntopo sculpting process I've used for my WIP Ember demon. He's gonna be fighting the orckish [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

TubeOhm releases a new sound bank for Super Bruno 3

Audio Freeware - Tue, 03/10/2015 - 05:17
TubeOhm has released a sound bank for Super Bruno 3. The soundbank comes with 128 new sounds like ARP-sounds, step-sequencer sounds, ambients and more. Price: Free. [Read More]

AudioGaming releases Public Beta of GrooveExtractor - Automatic Drum Loops Transcription

Audio Freeware - Tue, 03/10/2015 - 04:15
AudioGaming has announced a public beta of GrooveExtractor. Groove Extractor transcribes a drum loop recording into five components: bass drum, snare drum, close hihat, open hihat/cymbal and [Read More]

Model download: Dawn to Dusk

Blender 3D News - Tue, 03/10/2015 - 03:31
Reynante shares the .blend of 'Dawn to Dusk'. Reynante M. Martinez writes: Out of curiosity last weekend, I again dived in and tried to test a dawn to dusk lighting animation in Blender. I was quite happy with the results and want to share the files with everyone too. As usual, you can download the [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Using Blender in an animation studio

Blender 3D News - Tue, 03/10/2015 - 02:07
Bloop Animation interviews David Andrade from Theory Animation.
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Propellermix: To the sky

Propellerheads News - Tue, 03/10/2015 - 01:40

Upbeat nu disco or laid back hip hop? For this week's Propellermix, Mattias and Stefan tried out both. Inspired by Nino Brown's vocal harmonies, your friends at Propellerhead locked themselves in the studio for a Propellermix duel! Two people entered, two remixes came out. Take a listen:


Want to add vocals, an instrument or remix the original yourself? Simply open it in Take or Reason and start making music. We'd love to hear what you come up with so send us a tweet to @PropellerheadSW or share your music on our Facebook page.

Categories: Audio Production

Gooseberry: Weekly #29: March 6, 2015

Blender 3D News - Mon, 03/09/2015 - 23:47
Elysia writes: Welcome to weekly recap #29! All of this week’s work went toward finalizing the opening shots of the movie. Watch the full presentation below with all the team’s commentary, and then move on to the highlights to get a closer look at some of the art, animations, and new developments from this week.
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Critical Vibrations releases Free "Wurl'd Peace" Electric Piano for Ableton Live

Audio Freeware - Mon, 03/09/2015 - 19:00
Critical Vibrations has released Wurl'd Peace, a free electric piano for Ableton Live. Created with samples from a Wurlitzer EP203W, Wurl'd Peace captures the classic sound of the Wurly, and [Read More]

After this

Blender 3D News - Mon, 03/09/2015 - 13:29
An awesome composition by lucas3d. Hello everyone, this is my latest work. After of lot time trying expose my inspiration, this image was done. I hope you enjoyBlender 2.73 / Cycles 500 sample ( 28 min )
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Voting is Open for the 2015 At-Large Board Elections

Drupal - Mon, 03/09/2015 - 13:17

Voting is now open for the 2015 At-Large Board positions for the Drupal Association! If you haven't yet, check out the candidate profiles and review the Meet the Candidate sessions (we ran three) that we held. Get to know your candidates, and then get ready vote.

Cast Your Vote!

How does voting work? Voting is open to all individuals who have a account by the time nominations open and who have logged in at least once in the past year. These individuals' accounts will be added to the voters list on and they will have access to the voting.

To vote, you will rank candidates in order of your preference (1st, 2nd, 3rd, etc.). The results will be calculated using an "instant runoff" method. For an accessible explanation of how instant runoff vote tabulation works, see the this video.

Elections will be held from 9 March through 20 March (midnight UTC) 2015. During this period, you can still review and comment on candidate profiles.

Have questions? Contact Drupal Association Executive Director Holly Ross.


Blender 3D News - Mon, 03/09/2015 - 06:03
Per writes: This is a little promo clip I put together for the club Japanite in Stockholm, inspired by their tagline ミラクルナイト (miracle night). I used Blender for camera tracking, rendering and compositing.
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Blender Plancher - Floor board generator

Blender 3D News - Mon, 03/09/2015 - 04:20
Cédric Brandin presents a Blender addon that can generate different patterns for floar boards.
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Add multiple objects using object groups in the bge

Blender 3D News - Mon, 03/09/2015 - 02:10
John Hamilton just keeps them coming - here's his latest game engine tutorial: Hhow to add multiple objects using object groups in the bge
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Blender Developer Notes: March 8, 201

Blender 3D News - Mon, 03/09/2015 - 00:00
Ton shares the notes of the developers meeting in, #blendercoders. Here are the notes from today's meeting in #blendercoders 1) Upcoming release There are a couple of issues open to be fixed, but it's possible to call for an RC this week. Sergey Sharybin proposes that he and Campbell will check on the [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation