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Stigma Breakdown

Blender 3D News - Sun, 07/05/2015 - 10:30
Reynante breaks down his latest work. A peek on how I created the final look of the artwork. More info (with HD renders) at http://www.reynantemartinez.com/stigma Created with: Blender and Cycles Rendered with: GarageFarm.NET​
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

New Blender Cloud Project: Glass Half

Blender 3D News - Sun, 07/05/2015 - 07:20
Two amateur art critics meet in a gallery and argue passionately about the pieces they see, causing chaos for everyone else, until finally they find a piece on which they can agree... The Blender Institute is preparing for their next project, a short movie done in three months. As always, if you have a Blender [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Painting With Krita : An Overview

Blender 3D News - Sun, 07/05/2015 - 04:10
If you've never used it before, here's a nice quick overview of Krita:
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Model An Armored Power Suit

Blender 3D News - Sun, 07/05/2015 - 01:00
Alimayo shows how to model a powered armor suit, how to use some hard surface modeling techniques, as well as how to apply some basic materials to the model. This is an over 2 hour tutorial where keyboard shortcuts are spoken aloud as they are selected as well as being displayed (most of the time) [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Blender Featured in Boy Scouts of America Merit Badge Pamplet

Blender 3D News - Sat, 07/04/2015 - 13:40
I just love seeing where Blender pops up sometimes. Having been a boy scout myself, I can't help but feel a little jealous of the current generation ;-) Fischer Lord writes: The Boy Scouts of America included an entire couple of pages on Blender in it's recent booklet for the Animation Merit Badge. They said [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

RenderMan is now free for non-commercial use

Blender 3D News - Sat, 07/04/2015 - 10:30
You can now download a copy of RenderMan for your non-commercial projects. Now all we need is good Blender integration! Anuga writes: I've been using RenderMan for a while now at my workplace, but now I can utilize it at home as well! AWESOME!!! RenderMan is now free for all non-commercial purposes, including evaluations, education, [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Faking smoke with particles in Cycles

Blender 3D News - Sat, 07/04/2015 - 07:20
Jonathan Lampel speeds up the creation of smoke effects. Real volumetrics can take a long time to simulate and render. Sometimes we don't need all that detail, so we can just fake the effect with particles to get a decent looking result extremely quickly. In this video you will learn how to: Animate particle size [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Add Any Node Just By Speaking

Blender 3D News - Sat, 07/04/2015 - 04:10
Mark Rooks has updated his Blender Voice Command add-on. I have just recently added 230 commands for the node editor. The majority of these allow you to add shader, compositing, and texture nodes. Check out this video to see some of them in use. Visit my site, www.blendervoicecommand.com for more information.
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

3d animation interview: in the mind of Hjalti Hjálmarsson

Blender 3D News - Sat, 07/04/2015 - 01:00
Marius Iatan from RenderStreet interviews Hjalti Hjálmarsson about his background, his view on the work of an animator and (a little) on the Gooseberry project. Aside from his charming personality and humor, Hjalti Hjálmarsson is one of the best Blender character animators out there. Last year he joined the Blender Institute team and is currently [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Blender Scene Creation

Blender 3D News - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 13:10
Darrin Lile presents a new training series that'll help you create animated scenes. “Blender Scene Creation” is a project-based introduction to Blender that takes you through the process of creating an animated scene, from the first polygon to the the final render. It consists of 69 videos, totaling more than 11 hours of content and [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Blend4Web 15.06 includes interface overhaul and much more

Blender 3D News - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 10:50
The Blend4Web team had just released an update which includes a huge improvement of their UI . My favorite bit is that Blend4Web is now a separate 'render engine' and selecting it will update Blender's interface to only include relevant options. If we used the traditional way to name versions of our framework, then we [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Tutorial: How to make dirty looking objects?

Blender 3D News - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 08:40
In response to a question on the Blender StackExchange, Sam Walker posted a detailed tutorial. He submitted it for republication here. This is along the lines of what we'll be creating, rendered at 150 samples: To begin, I've used a relatively simple scene setup comprised of a UV Sphere, backdrop and 3 emission Mesh Lights. [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Nova Sound releases "Free Fireworks","Umbra Drums 3" and "Flames and Fireworks (Fire FX)" Sample Packs

Audio Freeware - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 07:03
Nova Sound has released three music production, post production and game/app development sound sets for Independence Day. These sound sets incorporate rapid oxidation (fire) and explosive recordings. [Read More]

Huge Spaces

Reason Refills - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 06:58
Huge Spaces

With the release of Reason 8.3 and the new RV7000 MkII, we've been obsessed with reverberation at PropellerHQ. Join the convolution revolution and show off your biggest spaces! Create a reverb-heavy piece or sound, name it #reverb and drop it to Propellerhead. We'll feature our favorites next week!

The RV7000 MkII in action

Hear how the convolution reverb in RV7000 MkII sounds in this feed of sound examples. Or use one of the sound examples as the starting point of your next masterpiece!

Want to learn more about the new RV7000 MkII? Check out this video!

Our favorite solos

Last week we wanted to hear your solo, and wow did you deliver! Guitar, saxophone, analog synth, singing and even a shamisen; here are our favorite solos.

 

Categories: Audio Production

Huge Spaces

Propellerheads News - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 06:58
Huge Spaces

With the release of Reason 8.3 and the new RV7000 MkII, we've been obsessed with reverberation at PropellerHQ. Join the convolution revolution and show off your biggest spaces! Create a reverb-heavy piece or sound, name it #reverb and drop it to Propellerhead. We'll feature our favorites next week!

The RV7000 MkII in action

Hear how the convolution reverb in RV7000 MkII sounds in this feed of sound examples. Or use one of the sound examples as the starting point of your next masterpiece!

Want to learn more about the new RV7000 MkII? Check out this video!

Our favorite solos

Last week we wanted to hear your solo, and wow did you deliver! Guitar, saxophone, analog synth, singing and even a shamisen; here are our favorite solos.

 

Categories: Audio Production

Blender Mario Game Demo in Unreal Game Engine

Blender 3D News - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 06:30
Aryoksini has been building a fan-art version of Mario 64 in the Blender Game Engine for some time now. His latest experiment: carrying his assets into the Unreal game engine. Mario has never looked this good! Aryoksini writes: Here is Mario running in Unreal Engine 4, all the environment assets were taken from the Unreal [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

2040, a new beginning

Blender 3D News - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 04:20
If you live in Córdoba, Spain, you can join a free premiere of '2040, a new beginning' - a movie with Blender VFX. Agustín Cassani Rabasco writes: Hi. I've been working during last year in a shortfilm called "2040 un nuevo principio" (2040, a new beginning). I was in charge of all the spaceship related Vfx. [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Seamless Texture Pack Vol.1

Blender 3D News - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 04:10
Adrian Kubasa's Seamless Texture Pack is now available for $8.95. The “Seamless Texture Pack” is a high quality seamless texture collection made for 3d artists, 2d artists and game developer. What's inside? You will get a ZIP-File (386 MB) with 25 HIGH QUALITY SEAMLESS TEXTURES (asphalt, sand, plaster, bark, gravel, ect…) with normal map and displacement [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Mercuriall Audio Software announces "Tube Amp Ultra 530" for Mac & Win VST & AU

Audio Freeware - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 03:33
Mercuriall Audio Software has announced a new plugin called Tube Amp Ultra 530. It is expected to be released in the Autumn of 2015 for Mac OS X and Windows in AU and VST plugin formats. Features [Read More]

Up In The Gallery

Blender 3D News - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 02:10
Tore Bahnson's new video is another good example of Blender being used for non-standard CG animation. His stop-motion clay-like models look so realistic that  I think many people mig Tore Bahnson writes: New shortfilm by danish artist Tore Bahnson, animated in Blender and rendered with Cycles. "Up In The Gallery" is visualized from Franz Kafka's [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

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