Media Technology News

Spheree spherical display works with Blender

Blender 3D News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 05:45
The Spheree is a spherical display that comes close to a three-dimensional projector by actively correcting perspective fort the viewer. They hooked it up to Blender and it looks awesome! Spheree is a personal, spherical, multi-projector perspective-corrected display. Offers uniform, high resolution pixels projected to a spherical surface and gesture interaction with three dimensional objects.Spheree [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

NOX Renderer is now open source

Blender 3D News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 04:10
The NOX physically based renderer has been released under an Apache license. After years of development we decided to give NOX for the community. NOX physically based renderer, fully integrated with Blender and 3ds Max (and with C4D support) is now Open Source. We release it on Apache license - free to commercial use and modifications. [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Ptolmus released

Blender 3D News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 01:30
Josemaria Rra has released his short film Ptolmus, a conversation between two intelligent species. Ptolmus briefly featured on BlenderNation before but had to be removed due to its entry to the Annecy Festival.
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Saltline updates Lisc-step VST Plugin for Windows to v1.0.3

Audio Freeware - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 23:58
Saltline has updated Lisc-step, a free state variable filter VST plugin for Windows, to v1.0.3. Changes: Updated GUI. Effect bypass added. Preset manager and larger preset bank. 2nd step sequencer add [Read More]

Reel: Olivier Amrein

Blender 3D News - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 23:00
Olivier "oenvoyage" Amrein presents his new demoreel. Olivier "oenvoyage" Amrein writes: Hello dear Blenderheads ! I just updated my demoreel with some recent work and personal projects. Enjoy and have a nice day full of sun and love!
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Blender Market: WeightLifter addon released

Blender 3D News - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 11:17
Weight Lifter puts you in control of vertex groups. Michel Anders (varkenvarken) writes: I am pleased to announce that I have published my first commercial addon, WeightLifter, on Blendermarket. It is a comprehensive tool that allows you to create all sorts of vertex groups and vertex color layers that can be used create slope dependent [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

How to create a rowboat scene

Blender 3D News - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 11:10
Create a rowboat on a lake scene in Blender. Kenan Proffitt writes: This tutorial on creating a rowboat scene in blender is perfect for someone just getting started with blender and wants to learn more of the advanced parts of modeling, texturing, and using modifiers.
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

#KVRDC14: Acon Digital Multiply Chorus AU, AAX and VST Plugin Effect for Mac OS X and Windows wins the KVR Developer Challenge 2014

Audio Freeware - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 09:00
The voting stage of the KVR Developer Challenge 2014 has ended and we are very excited to announce that we have winners! If you haven't done so already, you can download the entries for free. The priz [Read More]

Startup México opening video

Blender 3D News - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 08:25
By Thinking Rabbit studio. Carlos writes: Mexican animation studio "Thinking Rabbit" made ​​the opening for "Startup México", made ​​with Blender. See more shots here.
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Converting texture data pixels to voxels in Blender

Blender 3D News - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 06:15
Noah Paessel scripted an add-on to generate 'voxel' type images from bitmaps. It all started when I wanted to grab some colors from Vincent Van Gogh for use in one of my renders. I figured it should be possible to convert pixels into voxels, and using Blender's Python API, it was pretty easy. This technique might [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Anarchy Effects plugin bundle for Mac and PC updated to v1.5.1.2

Audio Freeware - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 05:58
The free Anarchy Effects bundle has been updated again, this time to v1.5.1.2, fixing a few nasty issues: Spectral Autopan: fixed a bug causing distortion for static graphs. Fixed permission issues fo [Read More]

Blender Fracture Modifier Trailer #1

Blender 3D News - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 04:44
Dfvfx has created an awesome trailer for the upcoming new fracture modifier by scorpion81. This is a short trailer for the fracture modifier (WIP) that scorpion81 is working on!Check out the awesome build with an amazing fracturingspeed (!!!) and easy-to-use UI!
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Sci-Fi Vehicle

Blender 3D News - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 04:38
A great render by mishaart.
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

La Ayuela, a protohistoric site reborn

Blender 3D News - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 02:10
More science with Blender in this archeological reconstruction video by Juan Diego Carmona Barrero. Models of this video has been made entirely with Blender. The reconstruction corresponds to a dated archaeological site between the V-VII centuries B. C. This is a small farm located in the center of Extremadura (Spain), between the courses of the [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation updates Mormox Imitate to v1.11

Audio Freeware - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 01:12
easytoolz has updated Mormox Imitate, the free synth VST instrument plugin for Windows, to v1.11 and added some new patches. Changes: 1.1: MIDI Controls inserted. 1.11: Bug fix at Glidepoti. 3 Banks w [Read More]

Cronopios - Blender film - World Premiere

Blender 3D News - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 23:54
An Argentinean feature film, completely done in Blender, will be playing in theaters around the world! Juan Pablo Bouza writes: This week is the "official" World Premier of Cronopios & Famas, the 90 minutes Feature film we did with Blender and other open source programs here in Argentina. The Blenderheads who participated in creating the [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Robot Reel

Blender 3D News - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 23:33
A very charming collection of robot models by Henri Hebeisen. I'm a freelance artist and trainer based in Toulouse, France. As I'm working on my portfolio, I've created this little video with some old robot model I created for the last few years. I've reworked all the material and shaders (some robots were initialy rendered [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

3D Printing an Elephant

Blender 3D News - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 11:15
Five 3D printers are printing an elephant at Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam right now to raise awareness for abuse of elephants. Blender artist Dolf Veenvliet was involved in the project and reports. Dolf writes: All the way back in June I received a message from Joris Tubergen asking if I was interested in doing a project [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

A Slice of Life

Blender 3D News - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 08:42
By RahulParihar. Some illustrations I did in Blender 2.71 and Arbaro. The BlenderArtists post contains the full individual images.
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

99Sounds releases free "White Noise SFX" Sample Library for Kontakt and SFZ

Audio Freeware - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 07:48
99Sounds has released White Noise SFX, a free collection of risers, white noise sweeps, tension builders and other transition sound effects crafted by Elias Pettersen aka Ammicuz. The library contains [Read More]