Media Technology News

de la Mancha sets 5 plug-ins free - GTO, GTX, QB-3, ClipStar and Scylla

Audio Freeware - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 00:59
de la Mancha has released five plug-ins for free that were previously payware. All five are Windows 32-bit VST plug-ins and can be downloaded from the de la Mancha website: GTO, GTX, QB-3 and ClipSt [Read More]

Developer Meeting Notes: July 6, 2014

Blender 3D News - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 00:04
Big news this week: Epic Games is now a sponsor of the Blender Development Fund! Hi all, Here are the notes from today's meeting in #blendercoders. 1) Projects for the 2.72 release Targets for the coming release: Cycles: Improved Glossy and Volume Sampling ✓ In Master soc-2013-paint Multi View (stereo 3D) Freestyle: Memory consumption [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

HyperSynth updates XEditor to v1.1 for Windows

Audio Freeware - Sun, 07/06/2014 - 09:47
HyperSynth has updated XEditor to v1.1. Additions and Fixes: Added new types for oscillator waveform and distortion. Added loop indicator for Amp envelope and fixed hold indicator enable point. Now "u [Read More]

VST Zone releases Amplio 2 for Windows

Audio Freeware - Sat, 07/05/2014 - 12:26
VST Zone has updated Amplio to version 2 for Windows. Amplio 2 includes a new multiband Noise gate, total overhaul of user interface, faster load, smaller filesize, improved controls and more. Price: [Read More]

Tek'it Audio updates "Winkl" to v1.2 - Free VST and AU distortion plug-in for Win and Mac

Audio Freeware - Sat, 07/05/2014 - 07:15
Tek'it Audio has updated Winkl, a free foldback distortion for VST2, VST3 and Audio Unit plug-in formats to version 1.2. This update come with two distortion modes, one with the original sound and one [Read More]

Off camping for the weekend

Blender 3D News - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 12:13
Hey folks, I'm off for a weekend of camping and other fun with my kid! I had intended to think about restructuring the Weekend Contests a bit but I ran out of time. So instead of the contest, let me ask you how you'd prefer the weekly contests here to be run: do you think the [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Music video: "Des Hommes"

Blender 3D News - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 08:10
Sally makes an appearance in a rap video! Shady Frame Pictures writes: Maybe one of the first Musicvideos that features a skillfull Artist who delightly dedicates his song "Des Hommes" to a Blender animated short. The film is named "Sally" and will be released next year. This Song is part of the OST from "Sally" [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

MinnBUG Meetup - July 13th

Blender 3D News - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 06:00
Blenderheads in Minneapolis are meeting on Sunday, July 13th! John Fino writes: Blenderheads will meetup in Minneapolis on Sunday, July 13th, 1-4pm. (We bumped it back a week to avoid the US Independence holiday weekend.) Last month we worked with the camera tracker: we got good footage and eventually quality tracks on that footage. (Big [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Watch the LA.Blend meetup & workshop

Blender 3D News - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 05:30
The recent Blender meetup in LA was packed with interesting information. Luckily, they've shared a 2 hour recording of the entire event. A bit of a downer is that Marvel asked to have the Captain America presentation removed, but there's still a ton of great content here. David Andrade writes: Hi everyone! David from theory [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

What You Need to Know When Learning Blender

Blender 3D News - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 03:10
Well-known raining provider Digital-Tutors is adding Blender to their portfolio of supported apps. They're kicking off with a primer on Blender usage. Learning any new 3D application is going to be a challenge, no matter how experienced of a 3D artist you are, there are different layouts, workflows and tools to get accustomed to. However, [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Camel Audio updates Alchemy Mobile to v2.3 (plus 50% Off Pro Upgrade and Sale On Bundles)

Audio Freeware - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 02:46
Camel Audio has updated Alchemy Mobile to v2.3, which contains some of the most significant additions to the Pro version of their free Alchemy Mobile iOS app to date. To celebrate, until July 7th they [Read More]

DopeKitz releases "Rupture Lite" - Free Drum Virtual Instrument for Mac and Win VST and AU

Audio Freeware - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 02:00
DopeKitz has released Rupture Lite, a lightweight free 16 track virtual drum machine for Mac OS X and Windows developed by Dopekitz featuring "high quality, hard hitting, royalty free virtual drum kit [Read More]

A Hidden Sanctuary

Blender 3D News - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 01:30
A beautiful scene by Blender SteVe. Finished my Waterfall project, check out the video below! Rendered with Cycles & Blender Internal, 50 samples, Total render time was about a week. Tutorial Coming soon! I agree the smoke doesn't give it the most realistic effect, but I think it looks kind of artistic, more like a [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Hard surface modeling course

Blender 3D News - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 22:55
IHMAN 3D School in launching a new online hard surface modeling course on July 28. The course is aimed at Spanish students. Here at IHMAN we're launching a new online course about hard surfaces with Blender on Monday 30th. Along the duration of the course we'll see how to work with a basemesh, sculpting it [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Blender Market: CGC Shader Pack Volume 1

Blender 3D News - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 08:10
The CG Cookie team has published a pack of 9 procedural shaders on the Blender Market. They're designed to be easily adapted to your specific needs. Each of these 9 custom materials have been hand-crafted for usability, believability, and flexibility. Their complexity has been consolidated into finely-tuned node groups that can be aptly adjusted for [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Cycles Baking show and tell

Blender 3D News - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 04:38
Dalai Felinto started an interesting thread over at BlenderArtists, inviting everyone to show how they use the Baking tool. It has some great artwork and uses of the tool. Hello all, I'm looking for nice examples of what people have being doing with baking for Cycles. This is NOT a thread to report bugs (use [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Crypto Cipher releases "Free Sample Pack" of Indian Instruments and Samples

Audio Freeware - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 03:46
Crypto Cipher has released Free Sample Pack, a free collection of Indian instruments and samples in Kontakt, WAV and REX formats (748 MB). It's a free tryout pack created out of products available at [Read More]

Proof that Cycles is Getting Faster – Speed Comparisons

Blender 3D News - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 02:36
Blender Guru is comparing 8 Blender versions to see how their rendering speed has changed recently. The results are impressive! Cycles has long been accused of being slow and therefore ‘unfit for production’. But actually, Cycles today has never been faster. In fact, it’s almost twice as fast as it was two years ago. I [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Blender Meetup, Marly, Switzerland, July 5

Blender 3D News - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 02:30
Blenderheads in Marly, Switzerland are meeting this Saturday. Alain Mathez (mcBlyver) writes: Hi everyone, Blender community is growing in Switzerland too. We think it's time for a new meeting, on Saturday 5 July. We will surely talk about the brand new 2.71, although everything else is welcome. We don't have an official website for this event, but [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Ueberschall releases Free Elastik Soundbank Summer 2014

Audio Freeware - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 01:33
Ueberschall has started the summer with a new free loop library for their free Elastik Player (which has been updated to v2.5.13). The demo package contains 678 MB of free sound material: 303 loops an [Read More]