Media Technology News

99Sounds releases Free "Rumore Cinematic Impacts" Sound Library

Audio Freeware - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 08:26
99Sounds has released Rumore Cinematic Impacts, a free collection of impact sound effects designed by Alessandro Alcinesio (aka HAL9K). The library contains 50 cinematic impacts suitable for modern fi [Read More]

Video: Hunger

Blender 3D News - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 07:30
The life of a carnivorous plant can be very hard! Lorenzo writes: This is a short animated movie (1' 30''), made entirely with Blender, Photoshop for texture and After Effects for final compositing. It has been realized by 3 persons, in one month. 4Bit is the idea of an italian animation studio where Blender is [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Minecraft - Going to the Store

Blender 3D News - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 05:20
Joe Shanahan's interpretation of 'Going to the store'. In case you have no idea what's going on here, check out this YouTube mega hit video ;-)
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Nectar : Media Center Bar (exterior & interior)

Blender 3D News - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 03:10
Enrico Cerica posted a new series of architectural renderings. Here is a personal project of a media bar. It's far from being finished, I could have added more and more stuff but it took me enough work and I have to switch to something else, so I consider it as finished.Everything modeled with Blender 2.7 [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Using heightmaps to create a landscape

Blender 3D News - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 01:04
In his latest quick tip Olav Bergsvik shows how to use the displacement modifier with height maps to create a concinving landscape.
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Model Download: Rigged wooden mannequin

Blender 3D News - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 22:28
By Juan Ignacio Gil-Hutton. I modeled this mannequin for a job i'm doing in which realism plays a huge roll. That's why I spend a lot of time recreating the wood material. I used as reference, the same mannequin (a real one) that belongs to a friend of mine. This .blend file contains only two textures, [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Add-on: Blender Muscle System

Blender 3D News - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 10:32
Coloremblem's new muscle system is a very promising addition to character animation. Hey people I am glad that you re visiting. For a long time I have complained to Blender that it has no muscle simulator. So I made it by myself and create a new and simple muscle simulator for the skinning to a [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Giants in the Earth: New Episode

Blender 3D News - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 06:23
The ongoing saga of Daren Davoux' 'Giants in the Earth' continues with an episode on Earth. Lance has escaped Atlantis and Erebus, but lost everyone he ever knew. Now he finds himself alone and back in the real world, and his thoughts return to the last time he was free, to Breanna, the girl who [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

[non-Blender] Open 3D Model Viewer supports 40+ file formats

Blender 3D News - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 04:19
Open 3D Model Viewer is an open source tool for quickly loading and viewing 3D models. It supports a wide range of 3D files formats. Alexander Gessler writes: Open 3D Model Viewer (dubbed open3mod) is a free, Open Source viewer for about 40+ file formats. It is based on the Open Asset Import Library project, [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

How to create a realistic earth with Cycles

Blender 3D News - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 02:12
A French video tutorial by Nicolas Dussart, with English subtitles. Hi everyone! Here is a tutorial I made to learn how to create our planet with blender and Cycles. You'll learn how to mix a day shader and a night shader according to the light source, and how to simulate the reaction of the atmosphere [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Ichiro Toda updates Synth1 for Windows to v1.13 beta 2

Audio Freeware - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 01:28
Ichiro Toda has updated the Windows version of Synth1 to v1.13 beta 2. Changes: A new filter "LPDL" has been added in filter section: It is a low-pass filter modeled after the diode ladder mounted on [Read More]


Blender 3D News - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 00:08
Manu Järvinen presents this 'alphabet vehicle' and as a bonus throws in a time lapse of its creation. Manu Järvinen writes: I found wonderful art by Jean-Brice Dugait, and wanted to create one of his alphabet vehicles into 3D. Here's the initial concept, the N-letter shaped bullozer. I hope you enjoy :) Cheers! Making-of timelapse:
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Lego promo made in Blender

Blender 3D News - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 07:20
Chris Salt created this excellent Lego fan movie in Blender. The 3 minute promo video just released by LEGO Ideas was created in Blender 2. It's part of a fan-led marketing campaign so it doesn't signify a move on their part towards open source or anything. It has official Lego backing though. Pretty cool, right? LEGO [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Blender Mini Conference July 12,13

Blender 3D News - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 05:05
Join a free Blender conference on July 12 in Kingsport, Tennessee and meet the Tri-Cities Blender User Group on the Mini Maker Faire on July 13. Byron Kindig writes: We are having a Blender Mini Conference in Kingsport TN sponsored by the Tri Cities Blender Users Group and North East State Community College. It is free [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Tutorial: Volumetrics in Cycles by Example

Blender 3D News - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 01:16
Dive deeper into creatingvolumetric effects in Cycles with this tutorial by BlenderDiplom. Gottfried Hofmann writes: Volumetrics in Cycles can look breathtaking - but what are all those settings for? Homogenous, Equi-Angular, Anisotropy etc.? This tutorial explains all of the above and puts them to good use in a practical project. Did you know you can use [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

de la Mancha sets 5 plug-ins free - GTO, GTX, QB-3, ClipStar and Scylla

Audio Freeware - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 00:59
de la Mancha has released five plug-ins for free that were previously payware. All five are Windows 32-bit VST plug-ins and can be downloaded from the de la Mancha website: GTO, GTX, QB-3 and ClipSt [Read More]

Developer Meeting Notes: July 6, 2014

Blender 3D News - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 00:04
Big news this week: Epic Games is now a sponsor of the Blender Development Fund! Hi all, Here are the notes from today's meeting in #blendercoders. 1) Projects for the 2.72 release Targets for the coming release: Cycles: Improved Glossy and Volume Sampling ✓ In Master soc-2013-paint Multi View (stereo 3D) Freestyle: Memory consumption [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

HyperSynth updates XEditor to v1.1 for Windows

Audio Freeware - Sun, 07/06/2014 - 09:47
HyperSynth has updated XEditor to v1.1. Additions and Fixes: Added new types for oscillator waveform and distortion. Added loop indicator for Amp envelope and fixed hold indicator enable point. Now "u [Read More]

VST Zone releases Amplio 2 for Windows

Audio Freeware - Sat, 07/05/2014 - 12:26
VST Zone has updated Amplio to version 2 for Windows. Amplio 2 includes a new multiband Noise gate, total overhaul of user interface, faster load, smaller filesize, improved controls and more. Price: [Read More]

Tek'it Audio updates "Winkl" to v1.2 - Free VST and AU distortion plug-in for Win and Mac

Audio Freeware - Sat, 07/05/2014 - 07:15
Tek'it Audio has updated Winkl, a free foldback distortion for VST2, VST3 and Audio Unit plug-in formats to version 1.2. This update come with two distortion modes, one with the original sound and one [Read More]