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Buildbot Magazine July 2018

Blender 3D News - Wed, 07/04/2018 - 02:38

John Roper writes: Hi guys, the second issue of Buildbot magazine (July 2018) is now out! It covers topics including the upcoming Blender Conference, the Code Quest wrap-up, and new products and workflows. You can read and download it here.

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Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Topology Guide: Moving and Manipulating Edge Poles

Blender 3D News - Wed, 07/04/2018 - 00:35

Johnson Martin writes: Let’s talk about Edge poles, those famously aggravating little points on a mesh that cause so many headaches for 3d artists around the world. Why are they so terrible? What can we do about them? And when are they actually good to use?

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Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Tips for Using a Render Farm

Blender 3D News - Tue, 07/03/2018 - 22:47

Zach Hixson writes: This video covers some times to prepare your .blend files for a render farm. It includes some basic tips to not only speed up your render, but to optimize your workflow to get the most out of a render farms services. Note: Zach was sponsored by BlenderGrid for this video.

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Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Comparing startup times for Blender, Lightwave, Maya and 3DS Max

Blender 3D News - Tue, 07/03/2018 - 12:30

I'm not sure how objective or conclusive this test is, but Twitter user @masu_cganime posted the following video where he times startup times for 4 CG apps. Fun to watch :) 3DCG???????????????????LW?????×2?? pic.twitter.com/wfLJOOp80G — ?? (@masu_cganime) July 2, 2018

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Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Vancouver Blender 2018 Summer Meet: July 3

Blender 3D News - Tue, 07/03/2018 - 10:00

Mike Pan is hosting a meetup in Vancouver tonight! This will be a beginner-friendly meetup that will introduce you to Blender, a free and open-source 3D content creation software. Scheduled talks include: Mike Pan: Blender as a VR content authoring tool Jeremy Bot: Capturing live subjects with photogrammetry SFU Blender Group: Getting started with Blender [...]

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Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Hard Surface Modeling in Blender | Course Trailer [$]

Blender 3D News - Tue, 07/03/2018 - 08:06

This just made me want to model a robot! Aidy Burrows writes: We'd like to announce our upcoming hard surface modeling course in Blender! Check out the release date and trailer here.... It's another collaboration on a subject by Aidy Burrows from CG Masters.net and Gleb Alexandrov at CreativeShrimp.com. It's like our 2nd difficult album [...]

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Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

KVR Giveaway: Win IK Total Studio 2 MAX

Audio Freeware - Tue, 07/03/2018 - 07:05
Come the end of July, 2018, someone will win a copy of IK Multimedia's Total Studio 2 MAX, the fantastic collection of instruments and effects, valued at $999.99, in the latest KVR Giveaway. [Read More]

The Art of Tomasz Muszyński

Blender 3D News - Tue, 07/03/2018 - 05:15

Tomasz Muszyński is a Lead CG Artist from Wroclaw, Poland. He creates his scenes in Blender and renders them in Unreal Engine.

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Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Oberheim 8000 releases 105 Wavetables for DUNE 2, Serum, Falcon, Icarus and more

Audio Freeware - Tue, 07/03/2018 - 03:39
Oberheim 8000 has releases 105 Wavetables for DUNE 2, Serum, Falcon, Icarus and all wavetable synths which can load wavetables as wave files. Price: Free / donations for commercial use. [Read More]

Quick Smoke / Smokey Text

Blender 3D News - Tue, 07/03/2018 - 02:56

Darkfall writes: In this Video we will be looking at the Quick Smoke Tool in Blender to achieve a Wispy smoke effect. There are so many different settings to play around with, you can create many different results. If you make something cool with the smoke sim be sure to post a video or link [...]

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Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Steinberg updates VST 3 Audio Plug-Ins SDK to v3.6.10

Audio Freeware - Tue, 07/03/2018 - 01:14
Steinberg Media Technologies recently updated the VST 3 Audio Plug-Ins SDK to v3.6.10 (build 37). Changes include: New definition of Plug-in format for Windows including icon support (VST3 Bundle). [Read More]

Interview With Blender Artist Lukas Walzer

Blender 3D News - Tue, 07/03/2018 - 00:45

chocofur writes: In case you missed it - be sure to check our latest interview with Lukas Walzer at chocofur.com! We ask same 12 questions but get entirely different views and perspectives from each artist! We've already interviewed Pascal Deraed and Gleb Alexandrov so be sure to read these as well.

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Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

How to Create a Glowing Fresnel in Blender

Blender 3D News - Mon, 07/02/2018 - 22:38

Joshua Autumn writes: In this tutorial, you'll learn how to create a simple node set up to create an emitting glowing fresnel (layer weight) in Blender Cycles Render Engine. We'll be doing this procedurally in Blender by simply creating our fresnel, adjusting it's radius and mask, converting it to an emission fresnel, fixing and adjusting [...]

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Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Blender 2.8 ALPHA - Blender Today Live

Blender 3D News - Mon, 07/02/2018 - 11:55

What does Blender 2.8 Alpha have in store? Pablo will show! (Any bets how many crashes he'll have?)

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Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Art Spotlight: Black Hand's Killzone Shadow Fall Fan Art

Blender 3D News - Mon, 07/02/2018 - 11:30

3D Artist Pierrick Le Texier describes how a class project that presented new challenges turned into a Staff Picked Killzone Fan Art model. My name is Pierrick Le Texier, I’m a French student at New3dge Art School and I would like to become a Character Artist. I started studying 3D about 5 years ago. Before [...]

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Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

IMPACT – Animated Short

Blender 3D News - Mon, 07/02/2018 - 09:25

'IMPACT' is hands down one of the best Blender shorts I've seen this year! Excellent story line, great animation and fantastic sound design - enjoy! Plyro writes: With the mission to find life, a lonely alien scientist roams the endless vastness of space. It quickly becomes clear that he has to protect is fragile discovery [...]

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Creating a simple puzzle game in Blender+Godot

Blender 3D News - Mon, 07/02/2018 - 07:20

acvarium writes: It was a long time, since I worked in Godot. I missed those times. I love Godot almost as much as Blender. Ok, maybe half as much as Blender ;-) As I worked, the idea, came to my mind, why don't do this as a tutorial And here it is. If it will [...]

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Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Free HDRI's by Eisklotz

Blender 3D News - Mon, 07/02/2018 - 05:15

eisklotz writes: I have a good and a bad message for you. The bad first: I give up the HDRI creation :-( And now the good one: All HDRI are now available for FREE on www.eisklotz.com Have fun and share it!

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Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Noizefield & Max Project release FreSh - Free Frequency Shifter Plug-in

Audio Freeware - Mon, 07/02/2018 - 04:23
Noizefield and Max Project have announced the release of FreSh, a Frequency Shifter VST plug-in for Windows which you can download for free. From subtle to extreme modulations, this tool can [Read More]

Mix Challenge - Competitions in July 2018

Audio Freeware - Mon, 07/02/2018 - 04:20
The Mix Challenge competitions start off with two games this month. The following challenges are currently open to compete in: Mix Challenge #045: Have a chance to work on a (German) Pop Rock [Read More]

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