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Synesthesia style music visualisations. (Experimental mix)

Blender 3D News - Wed, 11/29/2017 - 02:07

Another awesome abstract music video by Chris Keegan. Also see his previous work 'Wandering'. A collection of short synesthesia style music visualisations. Really making a lot of progress slowly learning different modifiers in Blender. Figuring out what sounds should look like and how to visualise musical instruments is fascinating and very inspiring. If any musicians [...]

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Launched new Texture & HDRI website [$]

Blender 3D News - Wed, 11/29/2017 - 00:40

Adrian writes: Hey, I launched last weekend my new website with seamless textures, HDRIs and soon with photoscanned objects. Eisklotz.com is no more my personal blog with some products, it's a continuous growing library of textures, hdri and photoscanned objects for 3D artists, game developers and everyone else. The goal of the site is to [...]

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Factorio Game Dev Blog: Import bpy, Export player

Blender 3D News - Tue, 11/28/2017 - 22:56

The Factorio team makes heavy use of Blender for their asset development. In this blogpost they describe the creation of game sprites. Hello dear biters and related species from unexplored planet full of life and natural resources. Recently I have been working on several high resolution graphics for your best friends - the tank and [...]

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Blender Beasts contest extended and more prizes to win!

Blender 3D News - Tue, 11/28/2017 - 10:27

GarageFarm writes: Our Blender Beasts contest just got wilder, with these additional prizes from our new partners!Apart from a ton of free rendering credits, and a feature on our homepage and social media outlets, the winner now gets: 9 high-quality big cat models from ProMax3d Two full training courses from CG Masters The Dragon Knight Training course [...]

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Blender vs. Maya : How to use snapping

Blender 3D News - Tue, 11/28/2017 - 06:18

jayanam writes: This is the next comparison video for Blender and Maya on how to use the snapping feature for both applications:

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[non-Blender] Open source video editor: Shotcut

Blender 3D News - Tue, 11/28/2017 - 04:06

I just came across Shotcut, a cross-platform and open source video editor. Builds are available for Windows, OSX and Linux. It seems to have an strong list of features as well as an active users and developers community. Has anyone tried this before? What are your experiences?

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Nebula Generator v1.3.0 [$]

Blender 3D News - Tue, 11/28/2017 - 02:05

markkingsnorth writes: Nebula Generator is a ready made set up so that you can quickly configure a wide range of panoramic background space nebula effects in cycles. Features: Fast render times even at high resolutions. A range of configuration options allow you to change the colour and shape of the nebula. Optional star effects that [...]

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LinuxSampler 2.1.0 released for Linux, macOS and Windows

Audio Freeware - Tue, 11/28/2017 - 02:03
LinuxSampler 2.1.0 had been released after two years of development. Real-Time Instrument Scripts In the previous release a major new feature called Real-Time Instrument Scripts was added, which [Read More]

ocenaudio Audio Editor updated to v3.3.4

Audio Freeware - Tue, 11/28/2017 - 01:50
ocenaudio, the free audio editor application for macOS, Windows, and Linux, has been updated to v3.3.4. Change sin v3.3.4: Add option for resolution selection when creating new audio files. Fix [Read More]

Alien Abduction Tutorial

Blender 3D News - Tue, 11/28/2017 - 01:06

Ronnie Neeley writes: A tutorial that combines greebles, microdisplacement, making and posing a human model with MakeHuman, and mixing fog types to create a SPOOKY scene in Blender!

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The most useful addons for architectural Design

Blender 3D News - Mon, 11/27/2017 - 22:02

Dimitar writes: Blender doesn't have a good reputation for architectural design modeling, however it happens to be an excellent tool, when factoring in the excellent addons that the community has released. The following are some of the most useful ones I have found for architectural design and modeling.

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Avoiding Bone poping in IK chains

Blender 3D News - Mon, 11/27/2017 - 12:19

p2design writes: Here is a short tip video on how to fix rotation popping in bones IK chains. This is a rapid overview of one of the topic I'll deal with in my next course.

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Stars, particles, wires and space: a music video

Blender 3D News - Mon, 11/27/2017 - 08:20

Enjoy this mesmerising music video. h writes: A bit of a change from corporate work - my first attempt at a music video. Made with Blender and After Effects and several metric tons of coffee. The brief was to make a video based on the mandala design you see at the end, so I tried [...]

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Make Editable Assets with Speedflow

Blender 3D News - Mon, 11/27/2017 - 06:20

wazou writes: Hi guys, I made a video to show you how to make editable assets with Blender. I use speedflow and companion because it's much easier and faster with the add-ons but you can do it without any add-ons. Hope you like this workflow ;)

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The Art of Rolands Tiss

Blender 3D News - Mon, 11/27/2017 - 04:10

Enjoy the work of Rolands Tiss from Prague, Czech Republic. Self taught 3D artist and motion designer wannabe. Almost (graduating soon) BA in Culture in Arts. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i8dsqCABY

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My favourite Blender Art on Sketchfab: 2017, week 48

Blender 3D News - Mon, 11/27/2017 - 02:05

Here's my latest overview of the best Blender work on Sketchfab this week. And remember: add the #Blender tag if you want me to find your work! Bath time by Gregory Khodyrev on Sketchfab Sports Ball Rally Loop by Keith Morgan on Sketchfab RWBY - RubyRose by JunSkywa1ker on Sketchfab Dangerous Beauty - Diorama by [...]

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Blender Tutorial: Custom Startup File + Examples

Blender 3D News - Sun, 11/26/2017 - 23:56

Ronnie Neeley writes: Figured I'd do a quick rundown on how to create a custom startup file. I now realize there are already a few videos on this, but maybe a new user watching my videos will find this and find it useful. If you have any suggestions for my startup file, please share!

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Music Video "Wesoła Piosenka"

Blender 3D News - Sun, 11/26/2017 - 10:30

Radosław Rzeczkowski writes: Hi everybody! I'm a Blender and CGI/VFX enthusiast that has been learning Blender for two years in hopes of landing a job in the industry one day. I want to share a music video I've recently made for the song "Wesoła Piosenka" (witch translates from polish as "A Happy Song") by a [...]

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25% off 1 Year of CG Cookie (ends Monday)

Blender 3D News - Sun, 11/26/2017 - 09:06

pavla writes: Get $69 OFF yearly CG Cookie membership with full access - by Monday only. Access all CG Cookie courses, tutorials, exercises and the new livestreams with VIP industry guests and live chat with the trainer crew like Kent Trammell, Jonathan Williamson, and others! The offer ends Monday.

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Advance Grooming in Blender Using a Free Add-on

Blender 3D News - Sun, 11/26/2017 - 02:47

luwizart writes: here is an introduction to a powerful, and free hair addon you are missing out on call hairnet you can watch the tutorial here:

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