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Extent of the Jam releases Digits v2.0 for Win and Mac (Free Phase Distortion Synth)

Audio Freeware - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 05:54
Extent of the Jam has released version 2.0 of Digits, the free phase distortion synthesizer plug-in inspired by Casio's CZ series, for Windows and Mac OS X. New in Version 2.0: 3 LFOs with more [Read More]

Extent of the Jam releases Digits v2.0 for Win and Mac (Free Phase Distortion Synth)

Audio Freeware - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 05:54
Extent of the Jam has released version 2.0 of Digits, the free phase distortion synthesizer plug-in inspired by Casio's CZ series, for Windows and Mac OS X. New in Version 2.0: 3 LFOs with more [Read More]

Agent 327 Update: Barbershop Test

Blender 3D News - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 04:10

It's been almost a year since the initial announcement of the Agent 327 project, but I guess the movie industry moves slowly. The Blender Institute crew has now started with initial tests for the projects! Ton writes: In February and March we’ve caught up with tutorials and other content duties in Cloud. This will continue [...]

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Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Medical Illustration + Making Of

Blender 3D News - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 02:05

#sciArt (Scientific Art) in 3D seems to be on the rise! Today, Phil Gosh presents work he did for the ETH Zurich. Phil Gosch writes: Hey everybody! I got the permission to show with you scientific/medical visualizations I did recently for ETH Zurich. A making-of article including some Cycles node-setups can be found at my blog, [...]

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Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

QuickCompositor assists with basic compositing steps

Blender 3D News - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 00:10

BlenderBrit presents a useful node group that contains all the basic compositing parameters, making it easy to quickly set up your shots. Compositing is typically a time consuming and often difficult part of the scene process for new comers to Blender, sometimes even for those with more experience. So I put together a little tool [...]

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Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Koenigsbacher beer

Blender 3D News - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 22:54

Volden writes: A couple of days ago I created this render for my portfolio. Everything done in Blender, rendered with Cycles. Full post can be found here.

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Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Image: Scandinavian Style House

Blender 3D News - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 12:20

Michał Chałat‎ has made a beautiful visualization of a stunning design. Let's hear what he says about it. Hi guys! Here is my recent artwork. It's 3D Visualization of main bedroom in modern, scandinavian style house, designed by Filip Totos. As Always: Blender/Cycles I hope you'll like it! ps: Some models were taken from blendswap, [...]

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Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

The Shrinkwrap Modifier: A Hard-Surface Modeller's Best Friend

Blender 3D News - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 10:39

Ray Mairlot writes: If you're a hard-surface modeller but haven't used the Shrinkwrap modifier, I think you're missing out. In this post I go over what the Shrinkwrap modifier does, how it can solve the tricky issue of cutting into curved surfaces and how to use this modelling technique in your own projects.

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Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Review - Blender HDRI Studio

Blender 3D News - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 08:20

Blender HDRI Studio is a collection of twenty .EXR images of studio lighting setups meant for product renderings or any other situation where you need a solid color background and even lighting. Also included is a scene with a shadow/reflection catcher where you can render using any of the HDRs included with the package and [...]

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Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Finally Understanding Levels and Clipping

Reason Refills - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 07:42

Over the years I've seen a lot of confusion out there about levels and clipping during mixing - but only recently I came to realise that the confusion was so deep that people were altering their mixes to avoid clipping that wasn't even really happening! Once and for all, I thought I'd lay out for people in highly technical terms, but hopefully still keeping it fun too, everything they need to know about digital audio and clipping so that they can finally realise how little they really need to know. If your the type of person who has found themselves worriedly watching the meters more than your listening to the sound, this tutorial will put your mind at rest and your concentration back to the fun part: making music.

/Ryan

 

Categories: Audio Production

Finally Understanding Levels and Clipping

Propellerheads News - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 07:42

Over the years I've seen a lot of confusion out there about levels and clipping during mixing - but only recently I came to realise that the confusion was so deep that people were altering their mixes to avoid clipping that wasn't even really happening! Once and for all, I thought I'd lay out for people in highly technical terms, but hopefully still keeping it fun too, everything they need to know about digital audio and clipping so that they can finally realise how little they really need to know. If your the type of person who has found themselves worriedly watching the meters more than your listening to the sound, this tutorial will put your mind at rest and your concentration back to the fun part: making music.

/Ryan

 

Categories: Audio Production

Image: Edge of the woods

Blender 3D News - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 06:15

By 123ERTYY Greetings people! I'd like to share my artwork with you guys that I've been working on for some time. I came up with a concept for a little space around the woods that I would like to be in. Who knows I might actually get to do this :P

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Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Online Shoe Customizer Made With Blender and Blend4Web

Blender 3D News - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 04:47

Blend4Web Team writes: Made in Me is a company based in Spain that specializes in selling women's shoes designed by the clients themselves. They can design shoes in the powerful 3D customizer on the company website. With this awesome configurator a visitor can create her own model of footwear and assign stylish materials from an [...]

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Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Sonic Sirius releases Free Soundbank Vol.2 by CHE for Virus TI Snow

Audio Freeware - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 01:05
Sonic Sirius has released Free Soundbank Vol.2 by CHE for the Virus TI Snow. Details: 1 Virus TI Snow Soundbank with 128 Presets. Sound Design by: CHE from Sonic Sirius. Format: MIDI - Sequenz. [Read More]

Sonic Sirius releases Free Soundbank Vol.2 by CHE for Virus TI Snow

Audio Freeware - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 01:05
Sonic Sirius has released Free Soundbank Vol.2 by CHE for the Virus TI Snow. Details: 1 Virus TI Snow Soundbank with 128 Presets. Sound Design by: CHE from Sonic Sirius. Format: MIDI - Sequenz. [Read More]

Image: 4 Seasons

Blender 3D News - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 01:05

By ImmortalZombie. 2048x800, rendered in Cycles @ 300 samples. Took about 4 days to make, post-pro in photoshop.

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Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Cycles Ice Shading

Blender 3D News - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 22:51

Hanson Schmidt writes: In this new Blender Bytes tutorial you can lean how to create an entirely procedural ice shader! All you need is blender with the Cycles rendering engine enabled!

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Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

State of Drupal 2016 survey

Drupal - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 08:21

Reposted from buytaert.net

I've been writing a lot about what I believe is important for the future of Drupal, but now it is your turn. After every major release of Drupal I do a "product management survey" to get your ideas and data on what to focus on for future releases of Drupal (8.x/9).

The last time we had such a survey was after the release of Drupal 7, six months into the development of Drupal 8. I presented the results at DrupalCon London in 2011. The results informed the Drupal community at large, but were also the basis for defining initiatives for Drupal 8. This time around, I'm hoping for similar impact, but also some higher-level strategic thinking about how Drupal should respond to various market trends.

Take the State of Drupal 2016 survey now

It shouldn't take more than 10-15 minutes to fill out the survey. We'd like to hear from everyone who cares about Drupal: content managers, site owners, site builders, module developers, front-end developers, people selling and marketing Drupal, etc. Whether you are a Drupal expert or just getting started with Drupal, every voice counts! Best of all, with Drupal 8's new 6-month release cycle, we can act on the results of this survey much sooner than in the past.

I will be presenting the results during my DrupalCon New Orleans keynote (the video recording of the keynote, the presentation slides and the survey results will be downloadable on my blog after). Please tell us what you think about Drupal; your feedback will shape future versions of Drupal.

Front page news: Drupal News

Beat releases free "Assault" soundbank for Zampler

Audio Freeware - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 07:12
Beat has released Assault (via Facebook), a new free soundbank for Zampler. Assault contains big basses, brilliant leads, fluffy pads in 112 presets. The Zampler pack comes with 2.5 gigabyte [Read More]

Beat releases free "Assault" soundbank for Zampler

Audio Freeware - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 07:12
Beat has released Assault (via Facebook), a new free soundbank for Zampler. Assault contains big basses, brilliant leads, fluffy pads in 112 presets. The Zampler pack comes with 2.5 gigabyte [Read More]

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