Media Technology News

Grid Twirl - Mesh Trick in Blender

Blender 3D News - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 09:55
Pablo demonstrates some pretty awesome mesh editing in this quick tip video. While working at the Blender Institute, he received a specific modeling question and with help from Campbell he was able to achieve a result with amazing ease.
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

CrimsonWarlock and Full Bucket Music release Ragnarök v1.0.0 for Windows

Audio Freeware - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 09:16
CrimsonWarlock and Full Bucket Music have released Ragnarök. Ragnarök is a VST 2.4 software instrument designed to simulate a custom-built one-of-a-kind analog synthesizer from 1980. Ragnarök [Read More]

Blender Market: Rigged High Resolution Scan

Blender 3D News - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 07:45
Lenny is selling a rigged high-resolution scan on the Blender market. I guess you have to like the haircut, but the detail on the model itself is quite convincing! This high resolution Body Scan Character is the perfect Extension for your Architectural Renderings. The Character is Rigged with the Blender included add on “Rigify“. It`s made [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Procedural Modeling Workshop, Brussels, November 8

Blender 3D News - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 05:35
Learn about procedural modeling in Blender in Brussels this Saturday. tmaes writes: On Saturday 08 November, I'll present a workshop relating to my Python tools for architectural procedural modeling (ArToKi House/House tools, Floor Maker, Doors/Windows Maker) at the Belgian Blender Users Group (BBUG). This will happen at the Botkamp in Brussels from 10:00 to 18:00. In the [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Manu Järvinen joints the Gooseberry team

Blender 3D News - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 03:20
The Gooseberry team just gained a new team member with the arrival of Manu Järvinen in Amsterdam.
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Scary Hallway

Blender 3D News - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 01:10
By Stanislav Ovcharov.
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

[non-Blender] Sketchfab Meetup, Amsterdam, November 20

Blender 3D News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 23:31
I'll be hosting a meetup for Sketchfab in Amsterdam next Thursday. Join us if you're interested to chat about 3D on the web!
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

MinnBUG Meetup, November 16

Blender 3D News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 14:10
Blenderheads in Minnesota are meeting next week! John Fino writes: Are you like me? Does the thought of navigating the node editor to create a simple material for Cycles fill you with dread? Do you say to hell with it and go back to making game assets? (I know I do.) Well, November 4th month [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Interview: Reynante Martinez

Blender 3D News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 12:05
Andrew Price interviews Reynante. His artworks are unique in that each one has a purpose to it, which can result in some very interesting works. In this podcast Reynante talks about how he stays creative, where he gets his inspiration from, and how to get ahead online. Also discussed: How Reynante’s anniversary was partially ruined [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Trance Techno Soundbanks releases 'Synth 1 Trance Templates'

Audio Freeware - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 12:04
Trance Techno Soundbanks has released Synth 1 Trance Templates a freeware soundpack for the SYNTH1 synthesizer. It includes 4 short trance templates which can be opened in Fl Studio, Ableton [Read More]

The Making of a 14 Second Film

Blender 3D News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 10:55
And another awesome 'making of' video by David F. Sandberg. What I find particularly inspiring in his videos is that he works with such simple materials and ideas, yes creates compelling stories. Also, be sure to check out his previous videos:
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

On-line bike customization app built using Blender

Blender 3D News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 08:45
Pierrick Picaut built a WebBL application to completely customize a boke. It was made entirely using Blender assets. Pierrick writes: Hi Everyone, This could sound interesting for those of you that are looking for webGL application. 6 month ago, I've started working for a company to develop an e-shop demo allowing the customers to customize their product [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Blender Conference: The Joy of Animation

Blender 3D News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 06:40
All the videos of the Blender Conference 2014 are online now. One you definitely shouldn't miss is 'The Joy of Animation' by Hjalti Hjalmarsson. In this session, he shares animation theory, tips and tricks, and loads of examples. You'll learn and laugh!
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Gleb Alexandrov: '3 Words that Changed my Life'

Blender 3D News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 04:30
Gleb talks about how he got started with GC and where he got his inspiration and knowledge. Hello, I’m Gleb. I’m an 26 year old dude doing computer graphics and I want to tell you about 3 words that, literally, changed my life.Before we start, let me say it: I believe that every artist can [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Blender modelling workshop, Kortrijk, Belgium

Blender 3D News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 02:20
Join a workshop in Belgium on Wednesday, November 12 and learn about modeling and 3D printing with Blender. Baptiste Ghesquiere writes: The 12th of November I will be giving a hands-on workshop at Buda::Lab Kortrijk in 3d-modeling using Blender. I will guide you trough the interface, learn to navigate, and then we start modeling. We [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Blender Market: Landscape extended assets

Blender 3D News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 01:13
Racoon media has published an extended set of his stylized landscape tiles. You can use them in combination with the Tile Based Procedural Landscape/Cityscape Generator add-on (which will work with any square tile set). These assets can be used to create elaborate and diverse procedural tile based landscapes. The possibilities are infinite, you can create [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Flagler Lightning Moonshine - Official 3D Commercial

Blender 3D News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 00:10
A commercial by Levitation Studio. Dan Reut writes: This "Flagler Spirits" commercial was created by Levitation Studio team using Blender as the main software. The clouds were created using FumeFX plug-in, After Effects (for compositing), and Davinci Resolve (for color correction). Blender is an amazing tool for creating something unique and creative! Blender is only [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation


Blender 3D News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 22:54
This video demonstrates how rotary phones used to work. I remember having one when I was a kid and seeing this definitely triggered some memories! Timo Rychert writes: This one's a bit older, but it never made it to BlenderNation (I guess since I didn't subtitle it, when I tried first). Anyway, I just rediscovered [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Blender Head Portrait #1: Ton Roosendaal

Blender 3D News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 13:30
Gabriel Hackett has been drawing a number of famous Blenderheads. He's been away for a while, but will now be posting his work here on BlenderNation. I often sketch in the evenings when if I'm not working on an animation - I had a free evening on my hands and I had run out of [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

5 Must Know Swift Features

The Flash Blog - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 09:49

n this Swift video tutorial you will learn about 5 must know Swift features: lazy vars, tuples, Swift arrays, enumerations, and computed properties.