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Animating a Tripod in Blender

Blender 3D News - Thu, 11/23/2017 - 03:00

Stefano SottoZen writes: Hello guys, In this video we modeled, texturized and animated an alien tripod to move around London city. After modeling the Tripod (concept taken from "war of the worlds") i rigged it in the way that it can moves like half way mechanical and organic. This was quite easy rig set up [...]

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Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

VCV Rack v0.5.0 released for Mac, Win & Linux

Audio Freeware - Thu, 11/23/2017 - 02:48
The open-source virtual modular synthesizer VCV Rack has released its largest update yet, with many new features and stability fixes. A new website and online manual have been launched at vcvrack.com. [Read More]

Matthieu Brucher releases ATKColoredCompressor v2.0 for Mac & Win (Free)

Audio Freeware - Thu, 11/23/2017 - 02:38
Matthieu Brucher has released version 2.0.0 of ATKColoredCompressor, a free and Open Source compressor plug-in, for 64-bit Mac OS X (10.9 minimum) and Windows (32 and 64-bit) in VST2, VST3 and [Read More]

First Release of Verge3D

Blender 3D News - Thu, 11/23/2017 - 01:26

Yuri Kolenov presents the first release of Verge3D, his new platform for creating interactive 3D content on the web. You can download a fully functional trial version from his website today! Verge3D is a new platform that leverages Blender for creating interactive web apps. Integrating the already-powerful Three.js engine and the glTF exporter, Verge3D enables you [...]

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Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Creating 3D Characters - Part 5 - More Texturing (Blender)

Blender 3D News - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 22:49

Rico Cilliers writes: This is the fifth part of a series of videos I'm making, talking about techniques to create a stylized 3D character, using Blender, Zbrush, and Krita. In this part, I continue painting different maps for the final skin texture in Blender. These maps include: skin details, pores bump map, SSS map and [...]

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Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

SampleScience releases free Room Piano plugin for Mac & Win AU & VST

Audio Freeware - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 07:51
SampleScience has announced the release of Room Piano, a free piano ROMpler for Windows and macOS. Room Piano is a VST/AU plug-in instrument featuring the sound of a physically modeled piano. [Read More]

Sonus Dept. updates Sonus Modular for VCV Rack with new modules

Audio Freeware - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 04:03
Sonus Dept. has updated Sonus Modular to 0.5.0, with new modules, a renewed GUI and bug fixes. Sonus Modular is a collection of 19 modules for VCV Rack, and features various kinds of devices, [Read More]

Blender Studio Podcast #061 - Spring

Blender 3D News - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 02:05

Pablo Vazquez writes: We kick off this episode talking about the wrap up and awesomeness that was Blender Conference 2017, to later dive deep into the valleys of the next big thing: Spring, the upcoming open movie project at the Blender Animation Studio. Join us for episode 61! In this podcast: Andy, Hjalti, Francesco and [...]

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Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Preparing Pro-Elements for Eevee [$]

Blender 3D News - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 23:29

AFX's PRO-Elements texture painting and library (earlier post here) is getting an upgrade to support Eevee. Pro-Elements is being reworked from the bottom up. My main focus is having a dynamic PBR workflow, so it is being prepared for Cycles & Eevee Engine. Expect a large library of Materials, Masks, & Brushes. Here is a [...]

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Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Rig Removal with Projections in Natron and Blender

Blender 3D News - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 10:49

ElDirector writes: When the company I work for decided to remove NukeX from our pipeline due to costs, I had to come up with another way to facilitate rig removals. Being a Nuke compositor and long time Blender user, I decided to explore my options with Natron and Blender. The basic workflow I came up [...]

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Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Blender Sighting - 3D Rebuilding of North Korea's nuclear arsenal

Blender 3D News - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 07:16

Dimitar P. writes: In the following article from the Washington Post, researchers are using high-res satellite photos to for reconnaissance of North Korea's nuclear arsenal, which they are then rebuilding in 3d with the help of Blender. Link to full article:

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Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

The Art of Mark Nielsen

Blender 3D News - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 04:31

Enjoy the work from Mark Nielseon from Aalborg, Denmark! I am very interested in 3D art, lighting and modeling. I have a passion for a stylised low-poly approach, but I also try out realistic renders. I've made assets for several gamejam games at this point.

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Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Toontrack updates Product Manager to v1.0.6

Audio Freeware - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 04:30
Toontrack has updated its Product Manager application to v1.0.6. New: It is now possible to set and remove paths to installed SDX libraries in Installation Info. "Verify/Download Again" has been [Read More]

Polar Lights: Magic in the Nightly Sky

Blender 3D News - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 01:00

German YouTube channel Miniatur Wunderland features a cool story about 'miniature architectural projections', where they use a combination of 3D software (including Blender) and CNC/3D Printing to create awesome projection shows.

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Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Overlaying lower 3rds and text in Blender VSE

Blender 3D News - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 22:42

Paul Caggegi writes: Hi Blendernation! Continuing on my series of editing video using the VSE and a custom keymap .py script. In this tutorial, I demonstrate two ways of adding lower thirds and text to your video, complete with their pros and cons.

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Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Creating Leonardo Da Vinci's Tank in Blender

Blender 3D News - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 12:50

Pietro Chiovaro writes: Hi Artists, today I'm glad to show you the 3D creation of the Leonardo Da Vinci's Tank. For this project I followed the original project of Leonardo, hope you like it!! :-D Project end result Creation of Da Vinci's tank

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Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Augmented Reality app: Väderstad AR

Blender 3D News - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 10:29

Väderstad creates all kinds of farming equipment. With their new AR app you can see how it works inside! Martin Olanders writes: Here is a link to an augmented reality app done in Blender and Unity. All animated material is done in Blender then moved into Unity. Download the app and then also download the [...]

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Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Map Animation Tutorial - Part 1

Blender 3D News - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 04:11

moonman_pictures writes: Hey friends, I finally found the time to make a new tutorial! I hope you like it and that you are able to learn quite a bit of new things. Part 2 is in the works and will be released soon! Take care and have a moonacious day, Johannes

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Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Fragment updates Fragment Granular, Additive, Spectral Audio-Visual synthesizer to v1.0.2

Audio Freeware - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 02:48
FSynth/Fragment has updated Fragment synthesizer to version 1.0.2 which include Multidimensional Polyphonic Expression (MPE) instruments support and improved sound engine resulting in improved [Read More]

MeldaProduction updates all effects and MPowerSynth to 11.09 and MDrummer to 7.04

Audio Freeware - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 02:45
MeldaProduction has updated all effect plugins and MPowerSynth to 11.09 and MDrummer to 7.04, providing several new features, optimizations, improvements and fixes. Changes for effects in 11.09: [Read More]

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