Media Technology News

Ambient Lighting: Embrace the Dull

Blender 3D News - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 00:30
In the next part of his Lighting series, Gleb Alexandrov examines ambient occlusion. Ambient lighting – I don’t mind if you call it dull and gray – should be loved and praised for its grayness and flatness. As it usually happens, by taking out the form, we gain something even more valuable: composition unity and [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Blender Developer Notes: February 1, 2015

Blender 3D News - Sun, 02/08/2015 - 22:47
Ton Roosendaal shares the notes of the developers meeting in, #blendercoders. Ton writes: Here are the notes from today's 1500 UTC meeting in #blendercoders. 1) Release targets for 2.74 We are still one more week in BCon2 (get the patches ready for inclusion in 'master') Custom normals is in master. We need stakeholder [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

VST Zone releases second free preset bank for Eclipsis

Audio Freeware - Sun, 02/08/2015 - 18:34
VST Zone has released a second preset bank for Eclipsis. It contain 75 presets in 6 categories. This time focused more on instruments, pads and synth sounds to prove that you can make more than [Read More]

Sunny Field

Blender 3D News - Sun, 02/08/2015 - 14:00
By -Tom-.
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

[non Blender] Game of Thrones: Taming the Dragons

Blender 3D News - Sun, 02/08/2015 - 11:30
Steve Lund writes: Here is a behind the scenes look at how PIXOMONDO created the dragons for Game of Thrones Season 4.
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences honours Erwin Coumans

Blender 3D News - Sun, 02/08/2015 - 09:11
Erwin Coumans, the developer of the Bullet Physics library, received received an incredible honor this weekend. Phymec writes: Congratulations to Erwin Coumans, former Blender developer, for being honored with a technical achievement award for the development of the open source Bullet Physics library by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences at the Scientific [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

CFA-Sound releases "SUPER-7" free VST Synthesizer

Audio Freeware - Sun, 02/08/2015 - 09:00
CFA-Sound has announced the release of SUPER-7, a free VST synthesizer for Windows which features a close emulation of the infamous supersaw oscillator, as gift to celebrate the 7 year anniversary [Read More]


Blender 3D News - Sun, 02/08/2015 - 08:00
By Pratik Solanki; more images available on BlenderArtists.
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Cloth Rendering Artwork

Blender 3D News - Sun, 02/08/2015 - 05:38
Sebastian Zapata shares his latest project. Hi, just wanted to share some of my cloth rendering work in Blender I've done as Freelance..
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Blender mentioned on The Foundry sessions video

Blender 3D News - Sun, 02/08/2015 - 03:15
Brennen asked a question about how Blender compares to Modo on a live Foundry session. The answer might spark some debate ;-) Brennen writes: I asked the question: "have you ever heard of Blender: "I create 3d with Blender. Have you ever heard of Blender? is Modo similar to Blender 3d?"
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

LuxRender 1.4 Released

Blender 3D News - Sun, 02/08/2015 - 00:03
LuxRender 1.4 has a huge list of improvements, including improved real time integration in Blender. Tadaaa! Here it is at last, the brand new version 1.4 of LuxRender. Version 1.4 is an intermediate step towards the complete rearchitecturing of LuxRender around the LuxCore library that has been designed to use all the processing power of [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Tutorial: Working with the Z pass

Blender 3D News - Sat, 02/07/2015 - 07:50
Pierrick shows us how to save the Z pass information. Hi All, Here is a small tutorial showing you how to output the Z pass in Blender, for your compositing in external software or even in blender. Here is the link to the "Save Render Layers to Image Files" addon by Tamir Lousky. Chapters : [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Mechanical elephant

Blender 3D News - Sat, 02/07/2015 - 04:33
By Piotr Zgodziński. Piotr Zgodziński writes: Here's an example of doodling session gone too far - I only meant to make a simple, natural looking elephant head as a topology exercise. After finishing that part I started playing around with the design of mechanical elephant head I've had in my mind for a couple of [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Pause Game, Using the Logic Bricks in the Blender Game Engine

Blender 3D News - Sat, 02/07/2015 - 01:48
John hamilton demonstrates how to build a basic game feature - pausing - in the BGE.
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Collective (with download)

Blender 3D News - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 22:48
By Reynante M. Martinez. A very quick doodle that I did a few hours ago. And if you like this, you can download the project files at I hope you learn something and have fun! :) - Reyn
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Weekend Contest: Win a ticket for the IT's ART Magazine Masterclass

Blender 3D News - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 08:56
This weekend I have a special prize for you: It's Art Magazine will be hosting an impressive masterclass Paris this March. Speakers from Pixar, Ubisoft and more will be sharing their trade secrets. It's Art has offered a full event pass (€150), and a Video Ticket (€45) as prized for our weekend contest. Thanks guys! [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Artist Drop: Mike Kuz

Propellerheads News - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 08:24

Check out this raw beat straight from hip hop producer Mike Kuz. Wether you rap, remix or sample—open this beat in Reason or Take and make music! It's not every day you can collaborate with a producer/engineer from Stadiumred Studios, a studio with over 12 Grammy wins to its name.

Mike Kuz is an NYC based music producer & mix engineer from Newington, CT. It wasn’t long after his 2010 move to New York that he began earning stripes in the industry, contributing to works by artists such as Wale, J. Cole, Slaughterhouse, Common, Teyana Taylor and more. Working closely with Hip-Hop legends Just Blaze & Young Guru, Kuz has an endless source of knowledge and inspiration to draw from. He has been instrumental in creating the sounds for up-and-comers OnCue, The I.S.A. & S*T*Y.

Categories: Audio Production

Help us pick topics for Gooseberry coverage

Blender 3D News - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 06:06
Earlier today I had a chat with Elysia Brenner, the dedicated reporter for Project Gooseberry. We talked about better coverage of Gooseberry here on BlenderNation. Elysia was interested in learning what YOU would be most interested in learning about the project, so here's your chance! She has opened a topic on the BlenderNation Community site [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Behind the Scenes: Relaxroom

Blender 3D News - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 02:45
In the Behind the Scenes series, I'm inviting artists to talk about the creation of one of their works. Today, Marco talks about 'Relaxroom'. Hi, I’m Marco Beretta alias Berettaamg, I’m an Italian designer for an engineering company and I started to use Blender two years ago just out of curiosity. Now, Blender, is the [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Random shading tips

Blender 3D News - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 00:51
Manu Järvinen shares some cool sharing ideas on Stack Exchange. Got accidentally excited of some @StackBlender question again. Have some #B3D shading tips:
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation