Media Technology News

Reel: Jim Trim

Blender 3D News - Sun, 03/22/2015 - 13:04
Jim writes: Combination of shots (for shorts that I was trying to make), showcasing two characters I have built and animated in Blender.... there's also a cat, squirrel and pigeon on there too!:). Thanks for watching! 2015 SPRING SHOWREEL from jim trim on Vimeo.
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

What Happened On KVR Last Week? (W/E Mar 22)

Audio Freeware - Sun, 03/22/2015 - 12:00
A quick round-up of some interesting items on KVR last week: Waves released Butch Vig Vocals, a new Vocal Processor plug-in. Crypton Future Media unleashed a new Vocaloid in the shape of Megurine [Read More]

Blender 2.74: How to enable realtime Ambient Occlusion

Blender 3D News - Sun, 03/22/2015 - 09:50
The AgenzasBrothers have started sharing 1-image 'tutorials' on Twitter. Very cool! #b3d tip: in 2.74 enable realtime ambient occlusion PROPERTIES -> SHADING to see the shape of objects even better — AgenZasBrothers (@AgenZasBrothers) March 18, 2015
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Blender VFX Tutorial: Basic color keying

Blender 3D News - Sun, 03/22/2015 - 06:40
Kenan Proffitt writes: Explore all the wonderful possibilities of green screen or blue screen color keying in blender! In this blender tutorial, I go over a basic node setup for compositing video with a keyed out background.
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Viewing the Gooseberry Benchmark scene on an Oculus DK2

Blender 3D News - Sun, 03/22/2015 - 03:25
Dalai Felinto hooked up an Oculus to explore a Gooseberry scene, and on his blog explains what's involved with rendering this scene. This week I visited the Blender Institute and decided to wrap up the multiview project. But since I had an Oculus DK2 with me I decided to patch multiview to support Virtual Reality [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Karoryfer releases Free "Meatbass" - Double Bass Sample Library

Audio Freeware - Sat, 03/21/2015 - 10:20
Karoryfer Samples has released Meatbass, a free open source sample library of a 1958 Otto Rubner double bass. The same bass was sampled earlier for D. Smolken's double bass library, but this [Read More]

Gooseberry Production Benchmark File

Blender 3D News - Sat, 03/21/2015 - 07:24
You can now use a large Gooseberry scene to benchmark your hardware. Ton writes: It’s about time to share a benchmark for production quality renders – something nice and heavy, taking 8-12 GB memory and requiring an hour to render in a minimal quality! Here it is (240 MB). This is the 1.0 release of [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Creating a Basketball in Blender

Blender 3D News - Sat, 03/21/2015 - 03:12
Chris Plush writes: In this tutorial I'll show you how to model and texture a basketball then render it with Cycles. It's as exciting as a ball-on-a-floor tutorial can be!
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Undisputed-Audio releases Free Drum Kits For Hip Hop/R&B (incl. Reason Refill)

Audio Freeware - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 17:31
Undisputed-Audio has released Free Drum Kits for Hip Hop/R&B. Subscribe at and receive 4 free drum kits. [Read More]

RetopoFlow Released!

Blender 3D News - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 09:52
RepotoFlow is here! Watch Jonathan Williamson demonstrate the new features in this video. Jonathan Williamson writes: After months of waiting the RetopoFlow add-on for Blender has finally been released! RetopoFlow is the most powerful, easy, and artist-friendly retopology tool yet made for Blender. RetopoFlow combines Contours and Polystrips together, into one, super-powered add-on. It also [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Carrier Assault

Blender 3D News - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 08:05
Erel Herzog shares this short scene with breakdown. Well done! Hey guys! I recently created this animation with Blender and Cycles. The models are from Battlefield 4. Damn video game topology! I rigged them using Rigify, and created a simple animation. I used the noise modifier quite a bit. The scene is lit by an [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Fiat 500 - Super fast "ARC reactor" car

Blender 3D News - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 05:56
Sottozen is supercharging a Fiat (they're Italians, after all ;-) Hey guys.. many thanks to all of you :) our channel has just reached and exceeded 100 subscribers. I know that's not a big deal but for us it's a good starting point and means a lot, so many thanks to all our followers! We [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

BakeTool 1.3 Major Update

Blender 3D News - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 03:45
BakeTool has just had a big upgrade - see the video inside for full details. Cogumelo Softworks writes: Hi! BakeTool 1.3 is Released! We want to say thanks for all users that support us with feedback and reports during the last months, this is our major release since the version 1.0 and implements a lot [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Fuzz Animation Showreel

Blender 3D News - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 01:53
This reel is gorgeous! Nathan writes: The Fuzz Animation Showreel has arrived! This is the hard work of several talented Blender artists - Blender is used for all animation and rendering (BI). I direct these projects for clients and work with talent across the globe as I'm currently a working animator in the animation industry. [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Image: Ampersand

Blender 3D News - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 07:05
Sebastian Murrer presents his studies on the ampersand sign. This ampersand is one of a series. as a communication design student I like to play with the form of typography. Especially the ampersand sign. Empersands are very neutral. They connects words and are more a symbol than a type-character. By taking the basic form and [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Create a Nature Render in 10 Steps

Blender 3D News - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 04:50
Gleb's latest tutorial teaches you techniques to quickly create convincing nature scenes. writes: Does this sound familiar: you desperately want to create nature scene for your portfolio, but don’t know where to start? In this tutorial which we will go through creating a nature render in Blender, step by step. Actually, it will take us [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Promo video for 'Sundown'

Blender 3D News - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 02:40
This new work by William Reynish has a fantastic animation style, New promo video for the band Vampire Blow, modelled and built with plasticine, and animated in Blender.All the models, sets and lights were set up with real miniatures. These were photographed and then mapped onto 3d surfaces. Here are some behind the scenes photos:
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Propellermix: Don't let it fall

Propellerheads News - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 01:35

With so much inspiring and great new music from our users, it's hard to keep our hands off. For this week's Propellermix, we found the lovely voice of Angeles2299 and especially the tune Don't let it fall, which we've chosen to remix. The idea was to intepret and build on what Angeles2299 already hinted on in her song, with a distinct disco/synth feeling with lots of swooshes and noise sweeps.

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

How to create a Particle Based Audio Visualizer

Blender 3D News - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 00:30
Nadeox1 writes: Hello, my nick is Nadeox1. I've been a Blender user for 6 years or so. I started to use it for game modding, then expanded my usage of it to videos and others. During my learning process, I've always had difficulty to find some good tutorials on Audio Visualizers, and the ones that [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Blender 2.74 RC 2 Available

Blender 3D News - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 15:08
The second release candidate for Blender 2.74 is now available for testing! Ton Roosendaal writes: The second release candidate for the 2.74 version of Blender has been released now. Keep testing and find us bugs! And check the release log in progress!
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation