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Beware of the cyber tentacles!

Blender 3D News - Mon, 06/15/2015 - 23:56
Noam writes: Hello everybody, BlackBoard Studios are happy to share with you a new video we created for Check Point. As always, we used Blender and AFX. Since there is no shadow catcher for Cycles at the moment of this writing (Project X was announced last Friday via the weekly), we used a concoction of [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

The Juggler is back, in OSL!

Blender 3D News - Mon, 06/15/2015 - 06:15
Back in the days, the Juggler was an amazing feat of computer animation. Using ray-tracing, Eric Graham created it on his Amiga in Sculpt 3D. I still remember having my mind blown when I first saw this. Nowadays, you can re-create it in Blender in real-time :) Youpi writes: OSL is a very powerful and [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Review: Blender 2.7 - Das umfassende Handbuch

Blender 3D News - Mon, 06/15/2015 - 04:00
Phil Gosh reviews Thomas Beck's 'Blender 2.7 - Das umfassende Handbuch'. While the books is in German, plans are ready for an English version - and you could help! Disclaimer & Call for translator So, first things first: Why would you ever read a review about a book written in German (not even to mention: [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

ProducersHot release Urban Vibes free MIDI loops collection

Audio Freeware - Mon, 06/15/2015 - 03:44
ProducersHot have announced the release of Urban Vibes, a free collection of 66 MIDI files aimed at urban music productions such as hip hop, pop dance, orchestral pop, RnB etc. The arrangements [Read More]

TSE Audio updates BOD Free Bass Processor (v2.1) and X50 Metal/Rock Guitar Suite (v2.4) for Win & Mac VST, AU & AAX

Audio Freeware - Mon, 06/15/2015 - 03:33
TSE Audio has updated TSE BOD to v2.1.0 and TSE X50 to v2.4. TSE BOD is a free bass processor plugin for Windows and Mac OS X. Changes: Native AAX format (PT10/11/12). Drive and Presence controls [Read More]

99Sounds Releases Free "Samples Of Tenalach" Sample Library for Kontakt 5 and Sforzando

Audio Freeware - Mon, 06/15/2015 - 03:12
99Sounds has released Samples Of Tenalach, a free collection of sci-fi sound effects and abstract sonic textures designed by Johan Ekelove (Introspectral). This royalty free sound library concludes [Read More]

Vibrant Digital Engineering releases free version of Diode-108 Drum Machine for iPad

Audio Freeware - Mon, 06/15/2015 - 02:53
Vibrant Digital Engineering has released a free version of its Diode-108 Drum Machine for iPad. Diode-108 allows users direct control over effects hit by hit – not just per track. iOS musicians [Read More]

PechenegFX releases Pecheneg Tremolo for Mac OS X VST & AU

Audio Freeware - Mon, 06/15/2015 - 02:38
PechenegFX has announced that Pecheneg Tremolo is now available for Mac OS X in Audio Unit and VST effect plugin formats. You can download it for free here. [Read More]

Biome Digital Gives Away 600MB+ of Free Samples

Audio Freeware - Mon, 06/15/2015 - 02:29
Biome Digital is celebrating the launch of their new website and audio services by giving away a free sample pack with over 600MB of content to subscribers of their free newsletter. The new website [Read More]

Art Spotlight: Big Hovercraft

Blender 3D News - Mon, 06/15/2015 - 02:10
See how Dennis Haupt created his 'Big Hovercraft' and pick up a few tips along the way. Dennis created it for a CG Trader contest and he has won first prize! Big Hovercraft - design (High-Poly) by DennisH2010 on Sketchfab My name is Dennis Haupt, I am a 3D-artist for over 8 years and my [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Training days - Blender experience

Blender 3D News - Sun, 06/14/2015 - 23:59
Pierrick shares a personal experience with giving a Blender training in France. Pierrick writes: Hi all, This may sound like an unusual post but I wanted to share this nice story with the community. I was hired to train Alain, helping him to improve is modeling technic and get rid of bad habits. We've spent [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Blender Developer Notes: June 14, 2015

Blender 3D News - Sun, 06/14/2015 - 12:20
Ton shares the notes of the developers meeting in irc.freenode.net, #blendercoders. Hi all, Here are the notes from today's meeting in irc.freenode.net #blendercoders. 1) Blender 2.75 Release Candidate So-far no big showstoppers, but it's possible we do an RC2 this week. Tuesday we decide. But even without RC2 we'd need a week of more tests [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Quick Switch | Handy Addons

Blender 3D News - Sun, 06/14/2015 - 01:50
Kampoong Monster writes: Hi, we want to share the simple addons we use in studio, to make quick change on Displaying object from Textured / Solid to Bounds. This tool really handy for us, because we really want to fast navigate our viewport with a lot of objects in the scene. Hope this helpful ! [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Quick Tip: How to Make Easy Grunge in Blender

Blender 3D News - Sat, 06/13/2015 - 05:01
Andrew Prices shows how to add dirt to your renders. You know when you move some furniture around there’s always a noticeably clean patch of carpet where the furniture used to be? That’s because dirt is everywhere, and it takes some serious elbow-grease to get anything as perfectly clean as most CG renders look. It’s [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

The Red Ant Sculpt

Blender 3D News - Sat, 06/13/2015 - 00:26
Alberto Cordero has documented the sculpting process of his Red Ant. In this project, The Red Ant, really helped me in my creation process which I wish to share with you. Sometimes we need more than just a reference. This particular insect is really amazing, its anatomy is really weird and exotic, the skin is [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

We’re still dancing!

Reason Refills - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 08:18
Just add drums

Here’s a great loop from Figure user bazooie, but it’s missing drums! Or is it missing something else? Your voice? Guitar? Swiss alphorn? Show us what you can do with it!

Sound of the Community

Here’s a fresh feed of our favorite floor-filling tracks from last week. Take a listen and find something to develop even further–or just move your feet!

https://www.propellerheads.se/discover/sound-of-the-community?embed&displayheader&feed_list_limit=5 Dance floor drums

Looking for some dance friendly drums for your next piece? The new Dance floor drums feed on Discover is your go-to source for all styles of beats.

https://www.propellerheads.se/discover/dance-floor-drums?embed&displayheader&feed_list_limit=5
Categories: Audio Production

We’re still dancing!

Propellerheads News - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 08:18
Just add drums

Here’s a great loop from Figure user bazooie, but it’s missing drums! Or is it missing something else? Your voice? Guitar? Swiss alphorn? Show us what you can do with it!

Sound of the Community

Here’s a fresh feed of our favorite floor-filling tracks from last week. Take a listen and find something to develop even further–or just move your feet!

https://www.propellerheads.se/discover/sound-of-the-community?embed&displayheader&feed_list_limit=5 Dance floor drums

Looking for some dance friendly drums for your next piece? The new Dance floor drums feed on Discover is your go-to source for all styles of beats.

https://www.propellerheads.se/discover/dance-floor-drums?embed&displayheader&feed_list_limit=5
Categories: Audio Production

Aluminum foldings

Blender 3D News - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 06:34
Samuel Bravo uses Blender to design cutting patterns for aluminum plates, which he then folds into man-sized statues. This video shows part of a design and fabrication process driven trough Blender. Although all the components in this small showroom project where modeled for fabrication in Blender (shelves, table, lamps and human figures), the focus is [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Angel Wings - VFX breakdown

Blender 3D News - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 04:20
Here's another nice breakdown of a VFX shot in a music video! Alexander Kadim writes: Hi everyone! In collaboration with the Norwegian musician Tooji, my company helped create angel wings for his latest music video called "The Father Project" The wings are animated in 3DSmax, textured, shaded and rendered using blender and Cycles. To get [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

A brief history of matte paintings

Blender 3D News - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 02:10
Micah Pendleton talks about matte paintings. While the tutorial touches on Blender, that part is only very brief. I did however enjoy the historical overview of the technique.
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

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