Media Technology News

Television set designed with Blender

Blender 3D News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 07:30
Omar Domenech helped visualize a television set for the a local television channel in the Dominican Republic. The tools I mainly use on the job are Illustrator, Photoshop and After Effects, but about two years ago I discovered Blender and 3D in general and instantly got hooked. Websites like CG Cookie and BlenderNation helped me [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

AXIOM Open Source camera project is now fully funded

Blender 3D News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 06:00
The Open Source video community can soon (well, in August next year) add another awesome tool to their arsenal. The project needed €100,000 and raised €174.000. The goal of the community driven apertus° project is to create a variety of powerful, free (in terms of liberty) and open cinema tools that we as filmmakers love [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

MeldaProduction releases MAmp and free MRecorder plug-ins for Mac & Win and updates all effects to v8.06

Audio Freeware - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 05:36
MeldaProduction has updated all its effect plugins to v8.06, a big update providing several new features, performance and workflow improvements, fixes and more. It is highly recommended to [Read More]


Blender 3D News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 04:10
The Casper Planetarium presents their new full dome show, which is largely made in Blender. Ian writes: This is the Casper Planetarium's new upcoming full dome show, Exoplanets. Both the show and the trailer where done mostly in Blender. A little bit was done using Uniview, like the Hubble scene. But all the rest, the modeling, [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

How 'Roughness' Can Change the Way We Think About Materials

Blender 3D News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 02:20
Gleb Alexandrov explores the impact of material roughness. In the world of Physically Based Rendering, roughness of the material is a VERY important concept to understand.In this video we'll discuss some ways to abuse material Roughness.
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Assassin's Creed cache

Blender 3D News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 23:30
By Sshak Souaci. ISSHAK SOUACI writes: Jatne idea of ​​this design of the game Assassin's Creed
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Blender Conference 2014 program

Blender 3D News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 12:21
The presentations program of the Blender Conference is now available on It consists of three event types: talks, panels and workshops. What is the session you most look forward to?
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Modern House

Blender 3D News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 08:23
By Sebastián Zapata. Hello everyone! This is a personal project I just finished and wanted to share with you. I enjoyed it to much!Rendered with Blender 2.71 and Cycles ( 4000 samples, 1080px ) Render time : 2 days ( AMD Phenom II x4 925 2.81GHz, 8GB RAM )
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Blender Cookie Halloween 3D Printing Contest

Blender 3D News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 05:59
CG Cookie, Sketchfab and Shapeways have teamed up for the Blender Cookie Halloween 3D Printing Contest. Model a Jack-O-Lantern model and win it fully 3D printed with additional printing credit, a Sketchfab PRO account and a CG Cookie Citizen account to boot. Enter by Halloween, contest closes at 11:59pm CDT on October 31st. For more [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Juno Ju-X updates free "Hosting AU" microDAW for Mac to v1.2.8

Audio Freeware - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 04:00
Juno Ju-X has updated its free Hosting AU microDAW to version 1.2.8. Hosting AU is a micro-sized Digital Audio Workstation for Mac OS X that hosts Audio Unit instrument and effect plugins, comes [Read More]

Kinetic typography animation using Blender

Blender 3D News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 03:45
Vikrant Jadhav presents this short film about the fears of a common man (activate the English subtitles). I created a non-english kinetic typography using only blender and GIMP. Kinetic typography is animation based on the words of a dialogue or a song. It took me two months to make this video. The whole video took [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation


Blender 3D News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 01:29
Reynante's latest artwork! Hello, everyone!Just sharing with you my latest Blender doodle that was based on a sketch, with an idea that came out of nowhere while doing the dishes on a Saturday afternoon. ;) Which one are you? I hope you like it and thanks for viewing! You can find more info about this [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Blender Meetup Amsterdam, October 15

Blender 3D News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 23:30
Blenderheads in Amsterdam are meeting up on October 15. David Baron writes: Dear Blender Users Amsterdam It has been a while, The summer holiday is a faint memory, so is time for a New and Improved Blender Amsterdam meetup! Improved: Cheaper Beer (The Tara bar was kind of a tourist trap), The Balie is a [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

MinnBUG October 19th Meetup - Topology

Blender 3D News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 12:34
Blenderheads in Minnesota are meeting up on October 19th. John Fino writes: Retopology, loops, poles and other fancy jargon! Building off the sculpting we did last month, this time we'll work on creating clean topologies suitable for easy UV unwrapping, animation, and for people to see your wireframe and say, "wow, nice topology!" We'll dive [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

6 Tips For a More Realistic Render

Blender 3D News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 06:55
Regus Martin shares six tips to improve your rendering realism. Regus Martin writes: Over the time I’ve been interested in CG, I’ve seen a lot of renders. And often I see amazing scenes that for some reason still look fake. They have perfect lighting, Perfect textures, perfect topology in there models. But somethings still wrong, [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Jonas (Short Film)

Blender 3D News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 03:45
A short film by Gaël Labousse and Clément Ducarteron. Here is the outcome of this short film I have created with a friend, during our residency at Studio Supamonks. Our first aim was to discover, learn and fully develop this project on Blender and the rendering engine Cycles (except compositing AfterEffect) so as to glimpse [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Interested in how BlenderNation works? Join our hangout today!

Blender 3D News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 01:42
Today I'm hosting an 'ask me anything' session at 5:30pm CEST on Google Hangouts. I'll be answering any questions you may have about BlenderNation, but I won't be giving Blender support. Join me! Here's a list of times around the world for this hangout: Amsterdam: 5:30PM New York: 11:30AM San Francisco: 8:30AM Melbourne: 2:30AM (sorry!) You [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation


Blender 3D News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 01:30
Simone Prex shared this wonderful music video. writes: Hi everybody ! I would like to show you my work for a Music Video. The whole video is made whith blender from modeling to animating, compositing and video editing. A little bit of image correction is made on gimp! The music is from Millo a talented [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

3D printed Gravity Gun from Harlock

Blender 3D News - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 23:00
No, not THAT kind of 3D printed gun :) Miguel Salinas writes: Hello everyone! I would like to share my Gravity Gun from the Harlock 3D movie. I am making a cosplay of the Harlock character and some accesories are made in a 3D printer. The model was made in Blender 2.71 hten printed with [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Learn how to work with camera mapping in Blender

Blender 3D News - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 11:45
Timon dives in to camera mapping in Blender in this new video tutorial. Timon writes: You want to learn the basics of doing camera mapping? Great! I'm sure the tutorials I've made will help you. :) But that's not everything. I also show you how to animate your camera, export an animation and create a [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation