Media Technology News

[non-Blender] A quick way to create concept art using Alchemy

Blender 3D News - Sat, 09/26/2015 - 02:30
Gleb Alexandrov uses an interesting tool called Alchemy to create doodles that jumpstart his creative process. Alchemy is open source and available for all platforms. Struggle with creative block? After watching this Alchemy tutorial you will know how to create concept art in a really quick way. Full tutorial on Creative Shrimp.
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Tactical Watch - Free Download!

Blender 3D News - Sat, 09/26/2015 - 00:00
NoviceinDisguise Productions writes: This project uses 100% procedural Cycles materials, highly detailed modelling, and very dramatic lighting to create a very impressive model with a very complementing composition. I wanted the lighting and camera angle to help give the idea of this being a tough watch, and I think I succeeded. You can download the [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Get free tutorials from the CG Cookie Archive

Blender 3D News - Fri, 09/25/2015 - 12:18
With Blender's rapid development, tutorials tend to get outdated pretty quickly. Some are worth updating, while you may have to let others go. The CG Cookie crew has decided to put such tutorials in a freely accessible archive. Many of then were 'Citizen only' before, meaning you had to be a member to access them. [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Short Film: Downtown Billy

Blender 3D News - Fri, 09/25/2015 - 05:30
The combination of poetry, great animation and non-photorealistic rendering makes this short film by Karim Eich very impressive. Today he talks about his creative process. This was a project for university and also my first short film. I am a student in Media Arts and Design from Germany. In my second semester we saw some [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Physically Based Specular In Blender

Blender 3D News - Fri, 09/25/2015 - 03:04
Cynicat Pro is back with a new instalment of his PBR series on Blender. CynicatPro writes: Next part in my Physically based shading series! this time tackling making the shaders a bit more human friendly! The first three parts were: An in-depth look at Physically Based Rendering Physically Based Fresnel In Blender Blender PBR: Metallic [...]
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Blender 3D News - Fri, 09/25/2015 - 02:35
Chosen One Media writes: Check out this quick commercial ad I made in Blender, took me about a 4 weeks from start to finish. Hope you enjoy! Thanks!
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Black Rooster Audio releases "The Canary" for Mac & Win VST & AU

Audio Freeware - Fri, 09/25/2015 - 01:39
Black Rooster Audio has announced that The Canary is now available for free as an Audio Unit and VST effect plugin for Mac OS X and Windows. The Canary may come in handy when recording and/or [Read More]

Tutorial: An in-depth look at the mirror modifier

Blender 3D News - Fri, 09/25/2015 - 00:26
Nahuel Belich takes a look the basics as well as advanced use cases of the mirror modifier. Did you use the mirror modifier, did you think that only works to mirror or copy geometry? In this tutorial we are going to see how to use the different s option of this modifier to get the [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Air provides full version of Xpand!2 to users of free First Edition of Protools

Audio Freeware - Thu, 09/24/2015 - 23:34
Air has teamed up with Avid to provide the full AAX version of its workstation instrument Xpand!2 for users of the free edition or Pro Tools "First". Pro Tools | First is simple enough for beginners, [Read More]

Blender 2.76 RC2 released

Blender 3D News - Thu, 09/24/2015 - 11:57
The second release candidate for Blender 2.76 is now available for download. Here's a full list of the bugfixes. Cycles volume density render, Pixar’s OpenSubdiv, Node inserting, Video editing tools, 100s of fixes, and a lot more is new in 2.76!
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Create an interactive ocean with Blender

Blender 3D News - Thu, 09/24/2015 - 06:35
This effect looks spectacular! Learn how to control water effects in this tutorial by Simon Franz.
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Pink Cat

Blender 3D News - Thu, 09/24/2015 - 04:27
Nita Ravalji writes: Another personal work done in Blender Cycles. Original 2d concept is by Angela Wong.
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Luxurious Lounge Render using Cycles

Blender 3D News - Thu, 09/24/2015 - 02:54
India based Blender studio Bryne Studios created this beautiful interior architectural render. Udhaya Sankar writes: This is my first posting and hope you all like the little background info on how we got this to render and make it look cool. This was possible only because of a team effort of 4 artists in total. I'm [...]
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Tutorial: Create a realistic nature scene in Blender

Blender 3D News - Thu, 09/24/2015 - 00:50
Kenan Proffitt writes: In this Blender nature tutorial, learn how to model, sculpt, and texture a variety of nature elements to compose an image for a realistic render polished off with some post processing tips.
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Download: Stucco Material

Blender 3D News - Wed, 09/23/2015 - 10:49
Reynante M. Martinez writes: Now available at I'm eager to see what artworks you make use of this. :)
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Grease Pencil Paper Accepted to SIGGRAPH Asia 2015

Blender 3D News - Wed, 09/23/2015 - 06:20
Wow! Joshua Leung (Aligorith) and Daniel Martinez Lara (Pepeland) got their paper on Blender's grease pencil accepted into SIGGRAPH Asia! Congrats guys :) I'm proud to announce some exciting news! My paper (with pepeland as co-author) about our work on Grease Pencil has been accepted to Siggraph Asia 2015! Woohoo!!! Siggraph Asia 2015 will be [...]
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Blender Market: Bookmark View add-on

Blender 3D News - Wed, 09/23/2015 - 04:15
Bookmark view is a Blender Add-on that will save multiple positions of the 3d view and make it simple to switch back in an instant. "Don’t spend your day zooming, panning and rotating the view. Bookmark it like a boss." What does it do? Bookmark View will bookmark the view. OK, so what does that [...]
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Music video: Nuqueen - Mirages

Blender 3D News - Wed, 09/23/2015 - 02:10
Sergey Metelskiy writes: Music video i've done for Inner-Vision in 2014. All the post-production, excluding final grading done by me (with a little help of my good friend Anton Nikitin on a few shots). Software used: Blender as always - for all 3D, holographic interface and tracking, After Effects for some VFX and compositing. Some [...]
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Tutorial: Creating a particle system in the BGE

Blender 3D News - Wed, 09/23/2015 - 00:00
John Hamilton writes: The blender game engine does not come with a Particles system so we will learn how to make one using logic bricks and animations
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Super Smash Brothers Fake Trailer

Blender 3D News - Tue, 09/22/2015 - 22:42
Oh wow this fan movie trailer is awesome! Ryan writes: With all of these superhero movies and T.V. shows coming out, we thought that we'd give some love for our favorite video game, Super Smash Brothers. It was filmed on a t3i and all of the effects were done in Blender using it's camera tracker.
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation