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Animation Nodes 2.0 released

Blender 3D News - Sun, 07/16/2017 - 06:30

Jacques Lucke writes: I'm proud to present Animation Nodes 2.0. Previously my main focus was to achieve high flexibility. This allowed me build a very expressive general purpose node system. At this point, I can slowly start to focus on optimizing AN for common cases. This will result in an addon that is more user [...]

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HDR Lighting in Blender: Look Development

Blender 3D News - Sun, 07/16/2017 - 02:37

Gleb Alexandrov writes: In this Blender tutorial we'll be setting up 3 different HDR image-based lighting moods, ranging from dramatic to soft ambient. Share it with friends & keep watching! ;)

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Wolverine Claws VFX with Blender & After Effects

Blender 3D News - Sat, 07/15/2017 - 12:20

steveernst117 writes: Welcome to my much-requested, long-awaited Wolverine Claws VFX tutorial! Part 1 is all the Blender stuff, Part 2 is the After Effects stuff. After a few years of getting many requests for a tutorial for this effect, I finally decided to actually do it after thinking of some ways to improve the end [...]

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5 Free 16K HDRIs (CC0, instant downloads)

Blender 3D News - Sat, 07/15/2017 - 09:15

Greg Zaal writes: It's been a bit more than a month since I announced I'll be releasing a free 16K HDRI every Friday - so here are five more for you to download: Hamburg Station Eilenriede Labyrinth Georgentor Cedar Bridge Hotel Room They all use the CC0 license, which is basically public domain (i.e. do [...]

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The Art of Martin Schrimpel

Blender 3D News - Sat, 07/15/2017 - 06:10

Martin Schrimpel from Brno, Czech Republic presents a wide range of work. My name is Martin. Since 2004 I have actively pursued 3D graphics, which have wormed his whole life. I started with 3D software Blender. Now i work as DTP operator in firm G.S.Agency in my city Brno. 3D graphics stay as my hobby. [...]

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Blender Demo Reel 2017 – Call for content

Blender 3D News - Sat, 07/15/2017 - 03:05

Make history and submit your video to be included in the Blender Demo Reel 2017! We are looking for high-end animation, VFX and visualization work to showcase on the blender.org website and social media channels. 3D design, animation and rendering should be done in Blender. The deadline is 14 August 2017.

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Watch the Eevee-sodes to keep up with Eevee development in Blender 2.8

Blender 3D News - Sat, 07/15/2017 - 00:00

martin_lindelof writes: Are you excited about the new viewport currently being in development for Blender 2.8 called Eevee? So am I. It started with just one or two videos testing out the new materials. I then recorded a episode where I talked while exploring the features. The feedback from our wonderful community has only been [...]

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Tutorial: Model a sandwich in Blender

Blender 3D News - Fri, 07/14/2017 - 11:40

Artturi Mäntysaari writes: Here comes the ultimate free sandwich youtube tutorial with MrSorbias. :) We will walk through the whole process from start to end in almost 3 hours.

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Modeling a Game Robot Character [$]

Blender 3D News - Fri, 07/14/2017 - 08:35

pavla writes: Text: Achieve AAA game quality characters: Kent Trammell demystifies the industry-inspired workflow of digital sculpting, kit-bashing, and retopology so you can build the robot of your hard surface dreams.

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Volumetrics Feature in Eevee - Japanese Mountains Demo

Blender 3D News - Fri, 07/14/2017 - 05:30

More real-time Eevee eye candy!Dominik Graf writes: I'm Dominik Graf and I wanted to show you what EEVEE is capable of at the Moment. So I made a little Demo for the Volumetrics Feature in Blender 2.8. Enjoy! ;)

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Drawing Car Blueprints in Blender

Blender 3D News - Fri, 07/14/2017 - 02:25

Chris Plush writes: In this tutorial you'll learn techniques for drawing your own car blueprints using just Blender. I’ll give you a run-down of the methods for drawing blueprints for a 2017 Chevrolet Corvette including how to make sure all the elements from each view are aligned with each other. Then I’ll show you how [...]

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Full Bucket Music releases free FB-3100 Synthesizer for Windows

Audio Freeware - Thu, 07/13/2017 - 09:30
Full Bucket Music has released FB-3100, a VST 2.4 software instrument for Microsoft Windows (both 32 and 64-bit) designed to simulate the KORG PS-3100 synthesizer from 1977. It is designed in [Read More]

Chosen One Media 2017 Reel

Blender 3D News - Thu, 07/13/2017 - 06:15

Chosen One Media writes: Check out my 2017 reel, all made in Blender. Hope you enjoy!

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17 Tips to Speed Up Modeling in Blender

Blender 3D News - Thu, 07/13/2017 - 03:15

Zacharias Reinhardt writes: Hi everyone! In this video you will learn (at least) 17 tips to speed up the work in Blender's Edit and Object Mode. A full list of all tips is included in the video description on YouTube. Read more here. Have fun! ~Zacharias P.S. Consider calling yourself a "pro modeler", if you [...]

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Release of Mesh Align Plus v0.4.0

Blender 3D News - Thu, 07/13/2017 - 00:00

Eric Gentry writes: Major upgrades have arrived with the latest release of Mesh Align Plus, v0.4.0 (always free and open source :). Fast, lightweight workflows for advanced editing and measurement features have been integrated into the addon's Quick Tools tab. There are also new ways to grab and transfer coordinates, a numeric input mode for [...]

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B-PDX's 15th July 2017 Meeting

Blender 3D News - Wed, 07/12/2017 - 12:30

Jenuvyel writes: If you missed any of our Mascot Project instructionals from modeling to lip-syncing, then let this be your group-supported personal workshop! And, we can recap the basics as time allows and participants demand. Or, you can download a copy of the instructor’s rigged model (http://www.worldsday.org/bpdx/) ready to go for this meeting. Just join [...]

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Sketchfab Adds Sound Support, Releases Lilly & Snout Short Movie

Blender 3D News - Wed, 07/12/2017 - 09:11

Here's some news I'm rather proud to share: Sketchfab has just added support for 2D Ambient and 3D Positional sound to the platform. This is especially cool if you explore a scene in VR as it really adds to the experience. Free accounts can use 1 sound, while PRO accounts can use up to 5. [...]

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The Art of Michael Tzanakakis

Blender 3D News - Wed, 07/12/2017 - 06:10

Artturi Mäntysaari is a Freelancer 3d and photoshop artist from Järvenpää, Finland.

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Optical Flare Compositing Node For Blender Compositor

Blender 3D News - Wed, 07/12/2017 - 03:05

Fahad Hasan Pathik (cgvirus) writes: CGVIRUS and CGVIRUS Studio is very happy to release their free Optical Flare Node for Blender compositor. It's a robust interface for artists to create good quality flares quickly in Blender Compositor environment. The node system has enabled a massive development for customization. CGVIRUS Studio is using it in their [...]

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Blender Cloud adds Production Tracking and Render Management

Blender 3D News - Wed, 07/12/2017 - 00:17

Members of the Blender Cloud now have access to two internal tools that the Blender Institute developed and used during their recent projects. Attract is a production tracking/task management tool that will help you break down a project into shots and tasks. The Render Manager Flamenco lets you set up your own rendering infrastructure and [...]

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