Media Technology News

Enhance - Compositor Nodepack

Blender 3D News - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 08:30
Diego Gangl offers a collection of 36 compositor nodes that will easily add a distinct look to your scene. Enhance is a pack of nodes designed to help you get a professional look. Quick and easy. The pack includes 36 nodes ranging from complete styles to the basic filters to build them and more. Analyse, [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Breakdown: Separation Anxiety

Blender 3D News - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 06:40
Here's a breakdown of one of Reynante M. Martinez' latest images. Hi, Blenderheads! Here's a short video showing the various stages of "Separation Anxiety". Have fun! Also, you can drop by my FB page for more updates. - Reyn
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Audio Assault releases Transient - Free Transient Shaping Plug-in for Mac & Win VST, AU, RTAS & AAX

Audio Freeware - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 05:24
Audio Assault has released Transient, a free Envelope Shaper plug-in for VST/RTAS/AAX on Windows and VST/AU/RTAS/AAX on Mac OS X. Increase the attack of a snare, highlight picking on an acoustic [Read More]

RewardCo Introduction Video

Blender 3D News - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 04:25
A nice and clean infomercial, entirely made in Blender. Mark LaBarr writes: I was hired to provide RewardCo with their introductory video. Entirely created in Blender, music and voice-over provided by RewardCo.
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

CodeFN42 releases VeloScaler for Windows (freeware)

Audio Freeware - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 03:10
CodeFN42 has released VeloScaler, a free VST plugin for Windows that will let you adjust velocities of MIDI notes. You can set a minimum and maximum value, and scale the velocity by a specified [Read More]

Viennese Blend SEVEN - Community Meeting in Vienna

Blender 3D News - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 02:10
Blenderheads in Vienna are meeting this Tuesday. Simon Repp writes: Shortly following the Blender Conference (which happened Oct 24-26) we meet to recap and hear some live accounts from the conference! Also, being three days before the PIXELvienna 9 there will also be a quick preview and teaser to get everyone in the mood for [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Creating hair in Blender and exporting it into Maya

Blender 3D News - Sun, 11/02/2014 - 23:56
This one may not be for most Blender users, but if you use Maya in your pipeline this may be useful: Luca Scheller explains how to use Blender's hair tools and export them to Maya. Luca Scheller writes: Here is a quick tutorial on how to make hair in Blender and export it into Maya. [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Developer Meeting Notes: November 2, 2014

Blender 3D News - Sun, 11/02/2014 - 11:11
Ton Roosendaal shares the notes the developers meeting in, #blendercoders. Hi all, Here are the notes from today's meeting in, #blendercoders. Wintertime has settled on the Northern Hemisphere, time for meeting is on 1500 UTC again. 1) Targets for 2.73 Release planning and targets were updated in this meeting, please check! Bastien Montagne has [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

"9, Chemin des Gauchoirs" Teaser

Blender 3D News - Sun, 11/02/2014 - 00:38
"9, Chemin des Gauchoirs" is a wonderful surrealistic story about a man discovering cable cars that are converted into living rooms. It's a crowdfunded open movie made in Blender by a team of 31 artists.  I am usually reluctant to post about crowdfunding projects, but the visuals and the story of this project look so amazing [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Weekend Contest: Your City

Blender 3D News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 23:59
Nachoc won the previous weekend contest with his Pumpkins. He picked 'Your City' as this weekend's theme. Nachoc write: "Your city" What inspires you? What do you like in your city? What is your favorite photo? Meal? ¿Festivals? ¿Buildings? People? I hope the people will be encouraged to participate ... Greetings. Nacho I love those [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Hand Painted Halloween Mini Environment

Blender 3D News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 08:46
PigArt posted this cool little Halloween scene and included a timelapse video. Happy Halloween everyone! To celebrate this spooky day I made a hand painted "mini environment". I hope you all enjoy it! More images Timelapse:
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Embertone releases "Arcane" - Limited Free Kontakt Player Library

Audio Freeware - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 07:00
Embertone has released Arcane, a new, free product for Kontakt Player. Embertone calls it an "Experience Instrument" - half instrument, half game. A user must interact with the evil Kontakt [Read More]

Embertone releases "Arcane" - Limited Free Kontakt Library

Audio Freeware - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 07:00
Embertone has released Arcane, a new, free product for Kontakt Player. Ember tone calls it an Experience Instrument - Half instrument, half game. A user must interact with the evil Kontakt spirits [Read More]

Volko Audio releases Free "darbuka-nut" Middle East Percussion Instrument

Audio Freeware - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 04:51
Volko Audio has announced the release of darbuka-nut, a new Middle Eastern percussion instrument. darbuka-nut is designed for alternative sound needs. It brings you some quality nut darbuka sounds [Read More]

Sketchfab adds download option

Blender 3D News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 02:51
You can now set your models on Sketchfab to downloadable under a Creative Commons license. They have also entered a partnership with a number of organizations who are providing free downloadable content. My favorite by far is the British Museum, who are doing a great job scanning in some of their cultural treasures and offering [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

The Blender Bug-o-meter

Blender 3D News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 01:54
Sergey Sharybin and Martijn Berger presented this awesome real-time Blender bug-o-meter during the Blender Conference. Martijn writes: It is a 11x11x11 cm acrylic laser cut box. containing a Raspberry Pi and a custom nixie driver designed by Sergey. It started out as a joke but we decided to make it real. The print (details here) [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

"Pluton" apartment complex in Moscow

Blender 3D News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 00:00
A very professional architectural visualization by easydream. Hello all, houses are modeled in blender. rendered with cyclescars - dosch3D cars, AXYZ people, trees - and bushes - sapling
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

The Hyena Killer

Blender 3D News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 15:05
Smnbrnr created this image with Blender and GIMP.
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

3D Printing a Jack-o'-lantern Mask with Blender

Blender 3D News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 13:21
Patrick Taylor used Blender's motion tracker to reconstruct his face in 3D, and then continued to 3D print it. This all started last year with the completion of my nice shiny new 3D printer and a well timed Halloween party for which costume was required. At the time I knew very little about 3D scanning [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Using the Sun Beams Node with Camera/Object Animation

Blender 3D News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 09:45
Luca Scheller shares a method to gain more control over the direction of sun beams in Blender 2.72. Hey there :) So Blender has recently got a new node called Sun Beams, which (as you probably have already guessed) creates light rays/god rays from an image/alpha input. The direction of the sun beams is determined [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation