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By ThomasKole A fictional mobile underwater science station. Made in Blender 3D, baked lighting. Original is real-time ready.
Voxengo has released updates for the freeware Beeper (v2.7), MSED (v2.8) and Stereo Touch (v2.7) plugins. These plugins are available in AudioUnit, VST and VST3 plugin formats (including native [Read More]
Talmore writes: David Andrade from Theory Animation published a great tutorial/overview on how to use Blender for animation if you are a Maya user for Bloop Animation's YouTube channel. It is a fantastic side-by-side comparison of the two animation packages for anyone looking to switch between either program. Enjoy
All Blender's shortcuts on one poster! It's a little crowded, but then so is Blender ;-) Giuliano D'Angelo writes: In Blender, shortcuts are the ring of power. Here is my tribute to the best 3d open source application. A complete infographic to help finding the way in modeling with Blender 3d. The size of the [...]
First, the good news... NAMM traffic was higher than in the last couple of years, as was the general energy at the show. In fact there was so much interesting stuff that it took twice as long [Read More]
A colleague recommended the YouTube Channel 'Every Frame a Painting'. It analyses film scenes in detail and gives very insightful comment on composition and editing. I find it a pleasure to watch - well worth investing a few minutes a day!
Another week, another weekly look at the progress on Cosmos Laundromat! Check out the full video below, full of Gooseberry personality, and then move on to the highlights to revel in the images and details.
This weekend contest you could win a ticket for the IT's ART Magazine Masterclass. The topic 'Space' was food for imagination and resulted in some impressive entries. My favorite is Russcript's 'The Little Prince'. It is just gorgeous. The boy on his own lush little private planet and the rose in its own glass sphere [...]
In the Behind the Scenes series, I'm inviting artists to talk about the creation of one of their works. Today, Markus Bilz talks about 'Isometric Illusion', a tribute to M.C. Escher and Monument Valley. This article has been republished from Markus' website with his permission. You can find the original article here. While doing my attractors [...]
Michel Anders shows how to build your own parametrized objects using Python. Michel Anders (varkenvarken) writes: hi, got some questions on how to implement parameterized objects in Blender Python so i wrote a small tutorial to explain some details. The tutorial along with the code for a simple parametrized add-on can be found here: -- [...]
Lean how to edit and animate photographs using open source tools. Johannes Steidele writes: We submit our first-ever Blender/Gimp Tutorial on how to animate images using Gimp and Blender 3D. I hope that you can learn something and that you enjoy the tutorial. We also take in Tutorial requests from time to time. There's more [...]
MuTools has updated the MuLab and MUX Modular to version 6.3. New: New Audio Unipolarizer module. You can now set exact parameter values by double-clicking a parameter value which pops up an [Read More]
In the next part of his Lighting series, Gleb Alexandrov examines ambient occlusion. Ambient lighting – I don’t mind if you call it dull and gray – should be loved and praised for its grayness and flatness. As it usually happens, by taking out the form, we gain something even more valuable: composition unity and [...]
Ton Roosendaal shares the notes of the developers meeting in irc.freenode.net, #blendercoders. Ton writes: Here are the notes from today's 1500 UTC meeting in irc.freenode.net #blendercoders. 1) Release targets for 2.74 We are still one more week in BCon2 (get the patches ready for inclusion in 'master') Custom normals is in master. We need stakeholder [...]
VST Zone has released a second preset bank for Eclipsis. It contain 75 presets in 6 categories. This time focused more on instruments, pads and synth sounds to prove that you can make more than [Read More]
Steve Lund writes: Here is a behind the scenes look at how PIXOMONDO created the dragons for Game of Thrones Season 4.
Erwin Coumans, the developer of the Bullet Physics library, received received an incredible honor this weekend. Phymec writes: Congratulations to Erwin Coumans, former Blender developer, for being honored with a technical achievement award for the development of the open source Bullet Physics library by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences at the Scientific [...]
CFA-Sound has announced the release of SUPER-7, a free VST synthesizer for Windows which features a close emulation of the infamous supersaw oscillator, as gift to celebrate the 7 year anniversary [Read More]