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Blender is now available on Steam

Blender 3D News - Sat, 04/25/2015 - 03:00
The Blender Foundation has released Blender on the Steam network! The reach of Steam is incredible - after just one day there are already over 100 (mostly positive reviews), and the Community page is buzzing with work. It may not seem like big news for existing Blender users, but I'm sure this will bring in [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Sketchfab sponsors BlenderNation this week

Blender 3D News - Sat, 04/25/2015 - 01:03
Have you noticed the interactive 3D graphics in the header? Sketchfab is sponsoring me for seven days to display the coolest Blender art from their community. Thanks guys! Do you have Blender work on Sketchfab? Be sure to add the #blender tag so I can find it! If you'd like to 'rent' the header for [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

CubeSurfer Mesher Addon Update

Blender 3D News - Sat, 04/25/2015 - 00:42
Jean-Francois Gallant shares an updates on CubeSurfer development. writes: Hi all ! I am proud to share with the community some news about the development of my new addon CubeSurfer. I've been working during the last months to implement data transfer between particles/voxel and vertex of generated mesh. This mean we can now transfer velocity [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Time lapse: Deux

Blender 3D News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 07:23
Check out Masterxeon1001's WIP Deux is part of my own personal story and is the sidekick to my hero. The timelapse is also available. Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Blender VR viewport with Oculus Rift DK2

Blender 3D News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 05:50
Virtual Reality modeling in Blender is coming up! Check out this experiment by Martins Upitis My first try 3D modeling in VR using Blender and Oculus Rift DK2. I used Dalai Felinto`s VR viewport addon (pre-alpha state) and his Stereo Multiview patch. Today we got it working to a quite usable state. The head tracking [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Generate Face Size Vertex Paint Layer

Blender 3D News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 03:40
This script by Luca Scheller generates a vertex paint layer which is based on the polygon size, similar to Substance's influence map. The add-on offers the ability to create a vertex paint layer with the color value based on the size of the respective polygon face. It also offers the ability to convert a vertex paint [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

3Dami UK Summer Schools

Blender 3D News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 01:30
The free 3Dami summerschool is again open for submissions! Tom Haines writes: For the last three years 3Dami has brought together small teams of 15-18 year old students to make short 3D animated films. Each team starts from scratch and has just seven days until their première. During that time they have to write the [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

New Cycles GPU Benchmark by GarageFarm.NET

Blender 3D News - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 22:52
GarageFarm.NET once again took their 8x GeForce Titan setup for a spin on Cycles. This time, they used Reynante's 'Playtime' scene which contains a furry character to show their speed. Hi Blenderers! We are back with a new GPU benchmark. This time we teamed up with Reynante Martinez to see how his mesmerizing and intense [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Let's Play Your Blender Game

Blender 3D News - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 12:02
Blenderrendersky writes: Hey Everyone, I thought I´d try something new here, which is reviewing Blender Games. I think this can be a good way for some Blender Game developers to get some feedback and some more publicity to their games. I hope you all like this idea, and if you want me to check out [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

The Blender Foundation announces a feature length film project: Agent 327

Blender 3D News - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 03:33
The Blender Foundation has just announced their participation in the production of a feature length commercial movie. They teamed up with Dutch comics writer and cartoonist Martin Lodewijk and Fu Works, one of the leading film production companies in the Netherlands who are known for productions like Iron Sky, Black Book and Winter in Wartime [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Secret Base Design releases free AU and VST plug-ins for Music IO - Audio and MIDI over USB for iOS & Mac OS X

Audio Freeware - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 01:51
Secret Base Design has updated Music IO for iOS to v1.20 and announced the release of free Mac OS X AU and VST plug-ins for Music IO. Music IO provides a low latency connection between iOS and [Read More]

PoseMotion updates Macrotune MML Editor to v1.1.1 for OS X and Windows

Audio Freeware - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 01:17
PoseMotion has announced that version 1.1.1 of Macrotune, a free Music Macro Language (MML) editor, is now available for Windows and Mac OS X (and in the Mac App Store). Macrotune enables you [Read More]

Baking an HDR map from a 3D scene

Blender 3D News - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 22:53
Pierrick writes: A new Blender 3D tutorial on how to create yyour on HDR map based on a 3D environment. This is not 100% accurate as you may face some subtle distortion on both pole but the result is worth it.
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

BGE: How to make a fly camera

Blender 3D News - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 00:00
John hamilton writes: How to make a fly camera for your game. This would be useful for testing game environments or a spectator game mode using the blender game engine. You can find more of my videos on or on my YouTube channel.
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Using a 3D scan to turn yourself into an action figure

Blender 3D News - Tue, 04/21/2015 - 07:18
Patrick used the 3D scan I made of him during the Blender conference to turn himself into a Gears of War soldier. I am Patrick, 3D artist at Zazzy. Zazzy allows you to easily create your own customized 3D printed jewelry - I create stuff like the base 3D models that customers can then customize [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

How to Make Realistic Excrement from Any Object

Blender 3D News - Tue, 04/21/2015 - 04:15
After running this site for over nine years, tutorial topics can still surprise me ;-) Grain Bars writes: Sorry if you are eating now. The post in the link aims to emulate realistic such organic material; excrement. It explains how to make excrement from any objects, using cell fracture, multi extrude, and the rest. The [...]
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How to make scratched metal

Blender 3D News - Tue, 04/21/2015 - 00:00
Addicted to CG writes: Hello ladies and gentleman my name is Panos and in this video I am going to show you how to make a really cool looking Scratched metal material in blender 2.74! It is going to be really easy and it can be used to a lot of purposes. This Scratched metal [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Commercial: Big Fashion

Blender 3D News - Mon, 04/20/2015 - 15:45
Volcano 3.0 writes: Hello everyone, we wanted to share this TV commercial were involved in, we made the post production. As usual, we really enjoyed using blender. As for the Fabric, this is our first product using blender cloth and I have to say it was amazing to work with it. Really simple to understand, [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Blender Developer Sneak Peek #21

Blender 3D News - Mon, 04/20/2015 - 14:30
Thomas Beck looks at the latest Blender developments in a new video. In this series I'll present at least twice a month new and (hopefully) useful features for all of you outside the Blender 3D development universe... all those features are brand new and are available in the next official Blender version.In the current sneak [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Karoryfer Releases Free "Blackheart" and "272 Merry Orks" Sample Libraries (WAV|SFZ)

Audio Freeware - Mon, 04/20/2015 - 12:00
Karoryfer Samples has released two free open source sample libraries: Blackheart and 272 Merry Orks. Blackheart contains samples of a cello, treated as oscillators in a simple synthesizer. It's [Read More]