Media Technology News

Simplify Viewport & Render - Blender 2.75

Blender 3D News - Tue, 05/05/2015 - 01:40
A new 2.75 feature makes the Simplify Viewport a lot more efficient to use by adding a separate render setting. Pablo show us how it works.
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Oxe FM Synth updated to v1.2.1

Audio Freeware - Tue, 05/05/2015 - 00:42
Oxe FM Synth, the free Windows VST instrument plugin, has been updated to v1.2.1. Changes: Added mouse wheel support; Implemented a compare function (just click on right mouse button); Fixed [Read More]

Rigging Stickman

Blender 3D News - Mon, 05/04/2015 - 23:30
Jason van Gumster features a nice and detailed tutorial on rigging a simple character. As you may have guessed, rigging is a pretty intensive process. You need to be technically minded and creative at the same time. The best riggers I've ever met are the sort of people who fit this description and have an [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

CG Masters 2.74 Tutorial Contest Results

Blender 3D News - Mon, 05/04/2015 - 13:46
The CG Masters Tutorial contest has resulted in another list of cool tutorials. Check out the winners! Chris Plush writes: The results for our latest tutorial contest are in! Check out these amazing tutorials from the winners below. We hold these contests regularly so if you missed out on this one then stay tuned for [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Blender VFX Tutorial: Sky Replacement

Blender 3D News - Mon, 05/04/2015 - 11:30
Learn how to create awesome sky effects in your videos. Kenan Proffitt writes: In this VFX tutorial, learn the basics of masking and compositing to replace the sky in your video. Useful for short films! :)
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Krita: let's make it faster than Photoshop!

Blender 3D News - Mon, 05/04/2015 - 07:10
After last year's succesful Kickstarter campaign, the Krita team has now set another bold goal: raising €20,000 to make the app faster than Photoshop. Boudewijn Rempt writes: The first Krita kickstarter campaign in 2014 was a big success! We raised more than 20,000 euros for Krita development. The support from our backers made the 2.9 [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Intel Sponsors Gooseberry with New Servers

Blender 3D News - Mon, 05/04/2015 - 06:08
Intel has sent two blazingly fast servers to the Blender Institute, effectively doubling their rendering capacity! Ton writes: I’m happy to now officially announce that Intel signed up as Platinum sponsor for the Gooseberry project! They’ve sent us two amazing servers for our studio server rack – almost doubling our render capacity. The servers are [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Asset Flinger Add-on - Simple Mesh Importer

Blender 3D News - Mon, 05/04/2015 - 05:00
Oh SWEET! Manu Järvinen has created a really nice asset manager for Blender, including a preview renderer. Give it a try! Manu Järvinen writes: Hi everybody! I released an add-on for Blender called Asset Flinger. Most of the code is from my developer friends, which is awesome :) Demo-video: Asset Flinger Asset Flinger is a [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

An Open Letter to Tim Cook

Blender 3D News - Mon, 05/04/2015 - 00:15
On the same day that Jens Verwiebe decided to stop maintining the OS X binaries for Blender because of Apple's bad GPU support (don't worry, someone else has stepped in), the LuxRender team published an open letter to Apple CEO about the state of their support. Paolo Ciccone writes: We have found out that the [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Audio Assault updates GrindMachine & GrindMachineFree to v1.8 - Adds VST3 Support

Audio Freeware - Sun, 05/03/2015 - 23:18
Audio Assault has updated GrindMachine and GrindMachineFree to version 1.8. What's new in version 1.8: VST3 Support. Stereo Processing. Sample-rate Independence. DjentBox Pedal redesigned and [Read More]

Graphics Daily Artwork

Blender 3D News - Sun, 05/03/2015 - 14:32
Dimitris Christou posts daily graphics to his blog, Graphics Daily. I like his abstract work, check it out!
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Guus' Rocket

Blender 3D News - Sun, 05/03/2015 - 10:30
What happens when a 3D printing artist has his first son? He creates a printable birth card! Check out Dolf Veenvliet (Macouno)'s awesome story. To announce the arrival of our son and astronaut, Guus, I created a little card that doubles as a rocket construction kit. We 3D printed 60 kits (on my Makerbot Replicator [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Blender Developer Notes: May 3, 2015

Blender 3D News - Sun, 05/03/2015 - 08:09
Highlights: OpenSubdiv is planned for 2.76, Cycles Portals for 2.75, and Jens Verwiebe, the maintainer for the OS X binaries passes on his activities. Ton writes: Hi all, Here are the notes from today's meeting in #blendercoders. 1) Planning for the next release (2.75) A number of bigger projects are still not ready. After [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Up and Down + Balloons Tutorial

Blender 3D News - Sun, 05/03/2015 - 05:10
Here's a new video by Sottozen AND a tutorial on how they created the balloons effect. Hello guys and welcome to our first "long" tutorial. It's about rigid bodies simulation in Blender 2.74. I hope that my bad English is not "too" bad for you :) This tutorial shows how we made the balloons simulation [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Summer Haven

Blender 3D News - Sun, 05/03/2015 - 02:40
An awesome summer scene by PhuongDanh that started in Blender and got a paintover in Photoshop. A little tent that i've always wanted to own during the summer Thank you !! There was a lot of PS involved,here's is the render image that came straight through blender so you could figure out the amount of [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Quick Tip: How to Create a Turntable Animation

Blender 3D News - Sun, 05/03/2015 - 00:26
Greg Zaal shares a one-minute tutorial on how to quickly set up a turntable animation. Discover How To: Do simple keyframe animation Control a whole model with one object Change the default keyframe interpolation
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

BlenderNation Commenting: Back to WordPress Comments

Blender 3D News - Sat, 05/02/2015 - 12:10
After testing Discourse commenting for three months, I've come to the conclusion that it's not helping the conversation and the sense of community here on BlenderNation. Articles only have occasional comments and more often than not, a real conversation never takes off. I think it's a shame, all these empty articles don't give a feeling [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

SuperTuxCart 0.9 adds New Renderer and Tracks

Blender 3D News - Sat, 05/02/2015 - 07:50
The open source SuperTuxCart racing game makes extensive use of Blender - all assets and tracks are designed in our favorite tool. Their latest release adds a significant upgrade of the visual quality and also boosts two new tracks for your racing pleasure. It has been a rather long time since our last official release [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Circus Maximus

Blender 3D News - Sat, 05/02/2015 - 05:10
By ptaszek. I would like to post my quite new 3D artwork done in Blender and Maxwell Render. I did all by myself. I hope you will like it. If you want to like or share pls visit this page. Also big thanks to Nildar for B-Maxwell plugin!
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Ray & Clovis: Spring Cleaning!

Blender 3D News - Sat, 05/02/2015 - 02:30
Ray & Clovis are back and 'clean' the house in an unexpected way. David Andrade writes: Hello friends! David from Theory Animation here. We've released a new animated Ray & Clovis short! It's called Spring Cleaning! It's spring time and Ray has started doing chores, and Clovis has found a high tech way to do [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation