Media Technology News

Tutorial - The Most Important Thing About Lighting And Visual: Overstimulation

Blender 3D News - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 03:58
Gleb Alexandrov writes: In this lighting tutorial we’re going to create a crowded city illumination. Follow through these 3 steps and you will end up with having a cool lighting in your artwork.
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

T-55 Tank Turntable

Blender 3D News - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 03:56
McGavish writes: Hi! I created turntable animation of my newest project - T-55 Tank. Full "Work in Progress" thread here.
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Blender to Quixel/Substance PBR Workflow

Blender 3D News - Sat, 08/08/2015 - 14:50
Phil Gosch (SaphireS) writes: Hey guys and gals! I wrote a tutorial on a proper pbr workflow for Sketchfab recently. It describes how to go from Blender to Quixel/Substance and further explains how to export and apply your finished textures with Sketchfabs PBR renderer. You can find the tutorial here. Hope it's useful, cheers Phil
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Blender Hub: Over 7,800 Blender Video Tutorials

Blender 3D News - Sat, 08/08/2015 - 12:10
Blender Hub collects Blender video tutorials. Their new design makes it easier to find the material you need. Dipendra Thapa writes: Hi Everyone, We have launched Blender Hub with a new website recently. There are currently 245 plus Authors Profile and 7800 plus Video Tutorials. We will be adding new Video Tutorials every day. Our [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Reel: Beniamino Della Torre

Blender 3D News - Sat, 08/08/2015 - 06:20
Beniamino Della Torre writes: Hi Bart, here is my new reel that I've edited to explain to video agencies how I can help them in their creative processes. I'd like to introduce myself as a support to video directors and editors. There are different footages with some breakdowns. Everiything is 100% Blender-made (only internal render... [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

New Ray & Clovis Film - Tin Foil Cat: Origins

Blender 3D News - Sat, 08/08/2015 - 00:00
Randy Mills writes: Hello friends! It's Randy from Theory Animation, here to share our next Blender powered short film: Tin Foil Cat: Origins! In a world fraught with danger, crime and delinquent cable bills, Tin Foil Cat reveals his true origins. Ray & Clovis is a fully animated in Blender web-series. Powered by 30+ storytellers [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

ExperimentalScene updates DarkWave Studio to v4.9.0

Audio Freeware - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 23:02
ExperimentalScene has updated DarkWave Studio to v4.9.0. Recent Changes: v4.9.0: Fixed a bug causing the program to close when an attempt to save a project fails. v4.8.9: Fixed a bug causing [Read More]

Meetups: San Francisco, Los Angeles

Blender 3D News - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 10:50
I'm preparing to join Sketchfab at SIGGRAPH in Los Angeles next week. Along the event, I'll be hosting two meetups in California. Come join us if you'd like to meet me and talk about 3D Scanning and 3D on the web:
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Win a place on the Roland Aira Academy at SubBass Academy of Electronic Music

Audio Freeware - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 06:43
SubBass Academy of Electronic Music are giving you the chance to win a place on the Roland Aira Academy in August - a value of £375. SubBass and Roland have teamed up to launch the world's first [Read More]

NASA uses Blender and Blend4Web on their new Curiosity website

Blender 3D News - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 06:30
You can control the Mars rover Curiosity in NASA's new interactive application 'Experience Curiosity'. Drive it around the surface of the planet, control the robot arms and take pictures. The entire project is powered by Blender and Blend4Web! NASA writes: Experience Curiosity allows viewers to journey along with the one-ton rover on its Martian expeditions. [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Matthieu Brucher releases Free ATKSideChainExpander v1.0.1

Audio Freeware - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 06:02
Matthieu Brucher has announced the release of ATKSidechainExpander, a free and Open Source dual channel expander with side chain plug-in for 64-bit Mac OS X (10.8 minimum) and Windows (32 and [Read More]

LinuxSampler 2.0.0 released

Audio Freeware - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 03:38
LinuxSampler 2.0.0 (and friends) has been released after six years of development. Read on to find out what's new. New Sampler Engines The sampler's code base has seen substantial changes during [Read More]

Audacity updated to v2.1.1

Audio Freeware - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 02:52
Audacity was recently updated to v2.1.1 for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. Main Changes: The most visible new feature is scrubbing and seeking, including backwards play. Updates to Quick-Play also [Read More]

Oxe FM Synth updated to v1.2.2 - Goes 64-bit

Audio Freeware - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 02:33
Oxe FM Synth, the free Windows VST instrument plugin, has been updated to v1.2.2, which sees the release of a 64-bit version. Changes in v1.2.2: 64-bit version available. [Read More]

Cosmos Laundromat: Online premiere on August 10th + awesome shot progression

Blender 3D News - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 00:00
The Blender Institute will release Cosmos Laundromat on YouTube next Monday. Visitors who join the Blender Birds of a Feather meeting at SIGGRAPH can enjoy an early preview. Ton writes: Monday morning, in Los Angeles on the SIGGRAPH convention, we will launch the Cosmos Laundromat pilot online for everyone to watch! August 10th, 2015 10 [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Pheromones [Interactive Short Film]

Blender 3D News - Thu, 08/06/2015 - 13:00
Gaël Laboiusse used TouchDesigner and Blender to let tweets drive a real-time animation. Hi, I am pleased to present my first project on TouchDesigner software. 3D animation (only the architecture) was made with Blender and Cycles. Pheromones is an experimental project created in three weeks. It questions the role of the tweet in an interactive [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

[non-Blender] Disney's Hyperion Renderer

Blender 3D News - Thu, 08/06/2015 - 10:50
Hyperion is Disney's physically based path tracer renderer. They present an overview of their results and a enjoyable 'Practical Guide to Path Tracing'. Hyperion is a streaming ray-tracer, capable of performing multi-bounce GI on production-scale scenes without resorting to shading caches or instancing. To achieve this, we introduce a novel two-stage ray sorting framework. First, [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Punity - P.T. remake made with Blender (and Unity)

Blender 3D News - Thu, 08/06/2015 - 08:40
Mike Futcher spent 4 weeks to recreate a scene from the canceled horror game P.T. Mike Futcher writes: P.T. (Playable Teaser) is a first-person psychological survival horror video game directed by Hideo Kojima, developed by Kojima Productions, and published by Konami. Released for the PlayStation 4 on 12 August 2014 as a free download on [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Auto-Offset. A workflow enhancement for Blender's node editor.

Blender 3D News - Thu, 08/06/2015 - 06:30
This upcoming feature is making working with nodes SO much easier, that I'm surprised nobody thought of it before now. It was a sponsored project during the Leipzig Summer of Code 2016 at blendFX studio. Sebastian König writes: When you drop a node with at least one input and one output socket onto a an [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

My favorite Blender models on Sketchfab this week

Blender 3D News - Thu, 08/06/2015 - 04:58
Here's another round of the best Blender artwork on Sketchfab. And remember: add the Blender tag if you want me to find your work! Carousel Boutique - Interior by Discopears on Sketchfab Werewolf by Soh K on Sketchfab Mega City Takedown / Judge Dredd by paulchambers3d on Sketchfab Sci-Fi Mech by Pawel Ptaszynski on Sketchfab [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation