Media Technology News

Sonokinetic releases Gediz Turkish Male Vocal Library for Kontakt - free until March 11th 2015

Audio Freeware - Fri, 03/06/2015 - 03:08
Sonokinetic has released Gediz, a Turkish male vocal library for Kontakt 5. Download it by 11th March 2015 and you'll get it absolutely free (the normal price will be €49.90 +VAT). Gediz Coroglu [Read More]

New Blender e-book: Creating Diamonds in Blender

Blender 3D News - Fri, 03/06/2015 - 01:10
Andreu Cabré presents his new Blender e-book. Over the past few months I have been working on a new Blender book, and finally it's out! So, I am officially announcing the release of my first book on Blender, Creating Diamonds in Blender! The book is available in the Apple iBooks store in electronic format—a true [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Cluster Sound releases Free Live Pack based on Korg MS-20 MKII

Audio Freeware - Fri, 03/06/2015 - 01:06
Cluster Sound has released MS-20, a free multi-sample Live Pack based on the vintage Korg MS-20 MKII. Released in the late '70s by Korg, the MS-20 is a super-star analog monophonic synth. Thanks [Read More]

Blender Tank Tracks Rig Tutorial/Workflow

Blender 3D News - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 23:00
McGavish writes: This tutorial explain how to rig tank track and suspension using physic in Blender
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Tutorial: Lego Fluid Effect

Blender 3D News - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 14:10
Yes! Ray has created a videotutorial for his awseome Lego Fluid Effect. Ray Mairlot writes: Here is the tutorial for the 'Lego Fluid Effect' video I released a few weeks ago. In it we will be learning how to create the Lego fluid and it's material, the build up effect at the beginning and the [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

eMonitor: Checking the Render Progress on the web

Blender 3D News - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 11:55
Check the status of your render on the go and view the result  with Eibriel's eMonitor addon. Eibriel writes: Hi! I've launched a new Addon with the goal to change the whole experience of the ancient ritual called "Rendering". Before the render process was a solitary moment where the Artist stares the screen waiting for [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

3D Printing a hyper realistic shoe

Blender 3D News - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 09:50
Protocube scanned, processed and redesigned a shoe for 3D printing. It looks amazing! Protocube srl writes: We realized a faithful reproduction of the Superga 2750 shoe, made entirely with Blender. From a reference scanned using a structured light 3D scanner, 3D artist Valerio Fissolo (Creative Director at Protocube srl) shaped a high poly reconstruction of the shoe. [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Sink Hole in the street

Blender 3D News - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 07:40
Sottozen new short! I just love those ;-) A little tribute to Andrew Price from Blender Guru. Since when i started working in Blender 3D ( 2 years ago after more than 15 year using Softimage) I followed Andrew Price's tutorials and his way to explain helped me a lot in learning this powerful new [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Low key studio renderings

Blender 3D News - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 05:30
Lechu writes: I finally had some spare time during last few weeks and decided to play a bit with 3D models. It resulted in 10 "low key" studio renderings which is I think my favorite area of doing 3D graphics. I tried to achieve as much as possible with Cycles only so dof and volumetric [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Blender Market: CGC Hardwood Shader Collection

Blender 3D News - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 03:20
CG Cookie offers a set of 20 customizable photorealistic wood shaders on the Market. Extremely flexible, entirely procedural wood shaders. Whether it’s a piece of fine furniture, a gun stock, hardwood floor, or kitchen cabinets, this collection offers you a complete solution for texturing and shading anything made of finished hardwood. With 20 presets across [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Propellermix: Bittersweet

Propellerheads News - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 03:20

At Propellerhead we love making music, especially together with others. From time to time, we select a piece of music made by you, remix it and share it with the world as a Propellermix. This week we fell in love with the song Bittersweet Demo by WolfKaiser93. The song is equal parts radio pop and synth anthem, checking all the boxes to be the next hipster hit! We simply had to expand it in Reason. Take a listen to the result above!

Want to add vocals, an instrument or re-arrange the song? Just open it in Take or Reason to add your own part. And if you want to try your hand at remixing the original yourself—simply open it in Figure, Take or Reason and start making music. We'd love to hear what you come up with so make sure you send us a tweet @PropellerheadSW or share your music on our Facebook page.

Categories: Audio Production

Blender Game Engine: Picking up objects

Blender 3D News - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 01:10
Pick up and throw stuff in the BGE with this tutorial. Blenderrendersky writes: Here´s a short Blender Game Engine tutorial in which I show you how to make objects that can be picked up. And on top of that you will also be able to throw them after picking them up. Hope you like it. [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Sculpting a Human Skull

Blender 3D News - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 23:58
Alberto Cordero gives an excellent overview of how to sculpt a human skull. Daniel Ordonez writes: We are so happy to share our new making of at about Sculpting a Human Skull.
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Happy Holi ( Festival of Colors)

Blender 3D News - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 13:45
By Crazy Cub Animations.
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Create Character Eyes in Blender 2.73a

Blender 3D News - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 12:26
Susan Arango writes: Realistic Character Eyes, Modeled, Materials and Textured in Blender 2.73a In this tutorial I will show you how to easily create AND texture an eyeball to use in any character. Happy Blendering!!
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

AwesomeBump: open source texture map generator

Blender 3D News - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 10:30
AwesomeBump transforms images to several types of texture maps. AwesomeBump is an open source program designed to generate normal, height, specular or ambient occlusion textures from a single image. Since the image processing is done in 99% on GPU the program runs very fast and all the parameters can be changed in real time. AB was [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Doobbear Promo

Blender 3D News - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 08:20
Tushant Mirchandani created a promo for a new social network using only open source software. While I've worked as a freelance animator for many companies before, this was my first step into advertisement. I worked with a team on this one, and they were fine with me using opensource tools. Really happy with how things [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

CodeFN42 releases Chordz - Free VST Plug-in for Windows)

Audio Freeware - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 06:41
CodeFN42 has released Chordz, a free plug-in for Windows that allows a user to trigger full chords by playing single notes. Each trigger note is associated with a separate chord. Each chord may [Read More]

Sketchfab releases Physically Based Rendering

Blender 3D News - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 06:10
You can now use Physically Based Rendering for your Sketchfab models. As the name says, it's based on a more accurate description of the interaction of light and matter. This results in a more reliable rendering in different environments and generally gives much more realistic results. Here are some of the first results that are [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Super Mario 64 and 'mod'; culture: meet the man behind the high-def makeover

Blender 3D News - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 04:00
The Guardian features an interview with Aryok Piñera, who is recreating Super Mario 64 in Blender. The article touches on his inspiration, but also on the legality of 'modding'. BlenderNation covered this project last year. It took Aryok Piñera a week to make Mario lean properly. In the 1996 Nintendo game Super Mario 64, a player [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation