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Addon: Sculpting Brushes Pie Menu

Blender 3D News - Thu, 11/10/2016 - 13:30

Andrew writes: I created this addon in an effort to conserve screen real estate while sculpting. It allows you to change brushes easily without having any side panels open. It is mapped to the Spacebar by default, since that doesn't seem to be used in Sculpt Mode. There is also an option to change the [...]

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Rendering The Farm

Blender 3D News - Thu, 11/10/2016 - 10:26

Nimble Collective writes: Nimble Collective's very own Haley Kannall gives us even more insight into setting up the Animal Fact #164 scene by showing us how she used multiple layers and camera tricks to give depth to the original production art for the chicken’s farm. Click here to check it out!

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Tutorial: OpenToonz Character Animation Introduction

Blender 3D News - Thu, 11/10/2016 - 06:15

jayanam writes: In this OpenToonz tutorial I combine 2 methods for animations that I showed in previous tutorials: I use the plastictool for creating a mesh and animate the body with it. For the eyes I add separate images on levels above and change them for different frames of the animation. The images I painted [...]

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The Architecture of Aurélien Martel

Blender 3D News - Thu, 11/10/2016 - 04:10

Aurélien Martel is a freelance 3D designer from Lyon, France. He has created an impressive collection of architectural visualisations on ArtStation and Sketchfab. Empty village street - Exterior Scene by Aurélien Martel on Sketchfab Postwar City - Exterior Scene by Aurélien Martel on Sketchfab Vintage Office - Interior Scene by Aurélien Martel on Sketchfab

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Blender as a problem-solving tool in schools

Blender 3D News - Thu, 11/10/2016 - 00:00

Francisco Mireles reports about how he uses Blender in a high school class in Mexico. I am pretty sure that most of us who use Blender ask ourselves now as adults, "Why didn't someone teach me 3D modeling earlier in life?", because that's exactly what I thought when I became a teacher in Humane's middle high school [...]

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Nathan Dillow joins the animation team at Blender Institute

Blender 3D News - Wed, 11/09/2016 - 10:58

Oh wow! The Blender Institute team just keeps growing! Francesco Siddi writes: The team at Blender Institute keeps growing. We have been very hard at work on the Agent 327 Barbershop scene, we were (of course) at Blender Conference 2016, and in the middle of this, a couple of weeks ago, we were joined by [...]

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Quick Tip: How to Model Hooks (Quickly)

Blender 3D News - Wed, 11/09/2016 - 08:20

Here's a cool quick tip by Darkfall. I thought I would share a quick video with you all. A few of you have been asking how I made the hook in the video "Speed Modelling Keys" Halfway through making that video I realized I could use a Question Mark to help us Model a hook [...]

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Add-on: Tea's Naming Utility 0.5 Test Release

Blender 3D News - Wed, 11/09/2016 - 05:32

Tea's Naming Utility will help you set up naming conventions for your assets in Blender. TeaCrab writes: A multi-object naming add-on with customization preferences to add User-defined words, prefixes, suffixes, etc.(You can find it in the User Preference Add-on Tab). Some features are disabled at the moment until further development goal is accomplished.(I'm a new programmer, [...]

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Image: River Side

Blender 3D News - Wed, 11/09/2016 - 02:05

Wonderful lush landscapes and beautiful architecture - a personal project by Enrico Cerica. For the landscape view I wanted something with painterly feeling. Fully modeled with Blender including greenery Rendered with Octane Standalone using Direct Lighting Diffuse Kernel Render time around 1h using 2xGTX580 +

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How to model a broccoli

Blender 3D News - Wed, 11/09/2016 - 00:00

Even after almost eleven years, there are still tutorial topics that surprise me. And while I don't like silent/time-lapse 'tutorial' videos much, I thought this one was worth sharing!Lucas Falcao writes: After didn't find any tips on how to modeling a broccoli, I decided to record how I did the modeling, it's very simple stuff, [...]

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Natura Short Film - Teaser 2

Blender 3D News - Tue, 11/08/2016 - 13:47

Felipe Esquivel's 'Natura' is starting to look awesome! Hi all! This is the second teaser of our animated short. Just in case you missed the first one :D. -F

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Add-on: Additional Texture Slots (Cycles)

Blender 3D News - Tue, 11/08/2016 - 10:24

Here's a useful and free tool to create some more slots for your textures. Andrew writes: I was playing with texture painting in Cycles, and was getting frustrated with how adding new textures took you out of the flow of actually painting. I created this addon to allow Cycles users to add new image textures [...]

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Liqube Audio updates Resonic Player and Pro - Audio player and Sample Manager to v0.8.1b for Windows

Audio Freeware - Tue, 11/08/2016 - 09:20
Liqube Audio have updated Resonic, an audio player and sample manager to version 0.8.1b. for Windows. Remarks: Unofficial builds, and official Player builds, will now show a one-time reminder [Read More]

The art of Tobias Røvik

Blender 3D News - Tue, 11/08/2016 - 07:52

I came across Tobias Røvik's isometric/low poly camera's on ArtStation and loved his designs. Enjoy!

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ROLI releases BLOCKS Modular Music Platform and updates JUCE to v4.3

Audio Freeware - Tue, 11/08/2016 - 07:42
ROLI has announced the release of BLOCKS, a powerful modular music platform, and updated JUCE to v4.3. BLOCKS is a modular music studio that aims to open up the world of music creation to [Read More]

Function Loops releases Free Label Sampler 2016 Part 2

Audio Freeware - Tue, 11/08/2016 - 07:27
Function Loops has released the second and the last part of its 2016 label sampler, loaded with over 550MB of free loops, samples, MIDI files and presets. Label Sampler 2016 Part 2 contains a [Read More]

Tutorial: Creating a Random Color Material in Blender

Blender 3D News - Tue, 11/08/2016 - 04:26

Jeff writes: Random color materials are simple to create. In this video, I show you four ways to make a random color material, each with a different strengths.

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Airwindows releases Point - Free Explosive Transient Redesigner for Mac & Win AU & VST

Audio Freeware - Tue, 11/08/2016 - 01:49
Airwindows has released Point, an "explosive transient redesigner" plug-in for Mac OS X and Windows in AU and VST plug-in formats. Here's what Chris / Airwindows says: Point was introduced in [Read More]

Blender Conference: Theater Videos are now available

Blender 3D News - Tue, 11/08/2016 - 01:44

The Blender Conference team has finished uploading all the Theater videos; the sessions from the Salon will follow shortly. (Access the playlist here)

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Create a Neuron in Blender

Blender 3D News - Tue, 11/08/2016 - 00:41

3pointedit writes: I work as a TV news video editor and use Blender to supplement the footage in news stories. Recently I needed to illustrate how the brain is affected by drug use. So I quickly made an animated neuron, that fires electrical impulses through the brain. Unfortunately the animation hasn't been used yet however [...]

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