Media Technology News

5 Ways to Use Render Passes

Blender 3D News - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 05:30
Gleb Alexandrov shares some quick tips on using render passes to your advantage. My favorite is #5, I didn't know what the UV pass was all about either. Gleb writes: How many times you’ve rendered the animation over and over again just to get the motion blur right? Or set up the Depth of Field [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Model Download: Guitar amp half stack

Blender 3D News - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 03:30
By bryanajones A Peavey 5150 head with a Mesa rectifier 4x12 cabinet. Includes textures and cycles materials.
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

MaxSynths releases Sturiophonis - Free Stereo Image Widener and Sound Placement VST Plugin for Windows

Audio Freeware - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 03:04
MaxSynths has released Sturiophonia, a free stereo image widener and sound placement VST plugin for Windows. The aim of the plugin is to increase the stereo image of mono tracks and help to place the [Read More]

Ice Business

Blender 3D News - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 01:30
johnnygibbs re-created a scene from Disney's 'Frozen'. Hello Blender artists! This is a remake of a shot from the Disney movie, "Frozen". As soon as i saw this particular shot in the movie, I loved it (I don't know why) and wanted to recreate it. However, I didn't want to duplicate it. I wanted see [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

How to Create a Laptop

Blender 3D News - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 23:30
Mark LaBarr writes: In this tutorial we will cover everything needed to create a laptop, from modeling to scene setup and materials.
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

The uber room

Blender 3D News - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 11:10
A great architectural viz image by BlackBoard studios. We in BlackBoard Studios wanted to create an architecture visualization. The inspiration for the 3D simulation came from apartment seeking we did in airbnb and  We looked for rooms with a unique atmosphere. We wanted to make a room with a small story behind it, on the [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Blender Month: A for Anamorphic

Blender 3D News - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 09:09
BlenderMonth is already generating some great content. We're starting off with A :) I participate to the BlenderMonth organized by my friend Julien Duroure. The idea is to post an article everyday for the month and following the alphabetical order. I'll try to do my best and write some articles to provide contents for the [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Interior scene

Blender 3D News - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 07:12
Remember Blender Guru's 'Introduction to Cycles Baking'? Anderson Baptista posted the result of the tutorial to Sketchfab - a great example of the use of baking. First sketchfab test model. Baked textures with Blender's Cycles.
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Blender Market: Haines Building

Blender 3D News - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 05:25
Bert Huntsinger sells this detailed all-American building on the Blender Market. This is a two building combo. The Haines Block building in Rapid City South Dakota and the Pennington Bank building. The Haines Block building is one of the buildings that make up the famous Art Alley. These buildings look pretty good even up close. [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Model download: Ice Cream Cones

Blender 3D News - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 03:45
By Rossclark. Soft ice cream cones flavor chocolate, vanilla, mixed, acai grape and hard chocolate covered.
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Bio-lab environment

Blender 3D News - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 01:30
A creepy sci-fi scene by J_the_Ninja A sci-fi lab/dungeon environment, inspired by a recent replaying of Metroid Prime (still one of the best games of all time, IMO). Check the BlenderArtists thread for an alternative viewing angle of this scene.
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Introduction to video editing in Blender

Blender 3D News - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 23:30
Get started with the Blender video sequence editor with this new CG Geek tutorial. Steve Lund writes: In this tutorial I give an Introduction in to using Blenders Video Sequence editor! I go over adding Clips, Transitions, Sounds/Music, and Text!
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Blender workshop, Leon Guanajuato, Mexico, September 11

Blender 3D News - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 11:30
Join a free 4-hour Blender workshop by MakerMex in Mexico! The main focus is on using Blender for 3D printing. Jose Carlos Aguilar writes: MakerMex is giving a free Workshop at Leon Guanajuato, Mexico registration is open at, workshop includes 4 hours of training. Blender Interface and Introduction to 3D modeling. 3D printing Toolbox in [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Gooseberry Weekly #5

Blender 3D News - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 10:33
The Gooseberry team shares their progress - watch the entire 1.5 hour update meeting online! Getting the right visual concepts for for a film is really tough – and although we’re far from ready it’s getting more clear what direction the film is heading now. Really really awesome. I’m also really happy to see a [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Developer Meeting Notes: August 31, 2014

Blender 3D News - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 10:29
Ton Roosendaal shares the notes from yesterday's meeting in, #blendercoders. 1) Upcoming 2.72 release The wiki page with our planning: (no changes, in 2 weeks a first release build should be there) Meeting discussed the too many open issues in tracker. Joshua Leung has quite some animation issues (NLA, constraints) on his desk. Most [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Reel: João Carlos Chigueco

Blender 3D News - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 07:52
João Carlos Chigueco shares some great work in his reel. Hi there! I'm a 2/3D Animator from Portugal, These are some of my work in blender made this year, I hope you enjoy!
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Blender User Group Paris: Video game with Flossmanual

Blender 3D News - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 04:44
Blenderheads in Paris are meeting this Saturday! e5dy writes: This meeting of the season, we receive team Flossmanual to mark the release of their latest book: Blender for video game (with artistic Director David Revoy). Cedric and Elisa have agreed to come (I'm waiting for responses and Lucile XAM). They will talk about Flossmanual and [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

WOK releases Ministepper - Free MIDI Step Sequencer Plug-in for Windows

Audio Freeware - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 04:12
WOK has released MiniStepper, a free MIDI Step Sequencer Plug-in for Windows. Ministepper is designed to be easy to use. There are 8 steps, each with velocity, gate length and mute. Several play direc [Read More]

Add-on: Colored header for each scene

Blender 3D News - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 02:42
This simple hack lets you change your header color. Leon writes: Get lost in your scenes? Make a change and define a color for each scene. This color will be displayed in the Info Header. And yes it is a little bit more useful than other Theme modifiers! () The costume colors are saved in [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

[non-Blender] 75% of all IKEA’s product images are CG

Blender 3D News - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 05:12
I didn't see that coming - as it turns out, IKEA uses CG on the majority of their product images. Every year, CGSociety goes to SIGGRAPH, one of the premier conferences on innovation for the computer graphics and VFX industries in the world. In 2012, we watched as Martin Enthed, the IT Manager for the [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation