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Blender Market celebrates birthday with a one-day 20% sale

Blender 3D News - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 05:52
Matthew Muldoon from the Blender Market looks back on their first year with total transparency on their numbers. While still in the red, it looks like things are picking up quick and the Blender Market will solidify its position in the Blender community. Congratulations guys! To celebrate, they have a one day sale on 100 [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Behind the Scenes: Nausicaa

Blender 3D News - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 01:43
Read how Samantha Luo used zBrush and Blender to create this character model. My name is Samantha Luo and I’m a 3D character artist. I take inspiration from a lot of movies and contemporary media. Today I’m here to talk about one such piece: Nausicaa. Nausicaa is based on the title character from the Hayao [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Blender + Shapeways makes "impossible" operation possible, saves woman's spleen

Blender 3D News - Tue, 06/09/2015 - 23:30
Here's a truly amazing story of surgeon Dr. Mike who created a 3D printable reference model of a patient's splenic artery. This allowed him to explore the surgical procedure before the actual operation. Using low-cost techniques in healthcare, all on his own initiative? Dr. Mike is my hero! Alex Kemmler writes: This is a great [...]
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Soup-to-Nuts Cover Art with Free Software

Blender 3D News - Tue, 06/09/2015 - 14:50
Jason van Gumster features on a guest post on the RenderStreet Blog. He describes the process to create the cover for a book using only Free software. There are no limits to what you can achieve in Blender. In this next post, you will learn how to design a book cover in 7 guided steps with [...]
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Addon: Multi Object UV Editing

Blender 3D News - Tue, 06/09/2015 - 12:40
This addon by Andreas Esau allows you to UV map multiple separate objects at once, packing the resulting UV in one texture. I am currently working on a character in blender and needed to combine multiple objects into one uv layout. Well blender has its problems with handling multiple objects uvs at once. I have [...]
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Blender Podcast #38:Development, conferences & Gooseberry

Blender 3D News - Tue, 06/09/2015 - 10:30
Thomas Dinges writes: In this episode, Campbell and I talk about Project Gooseberry, some things that we worked on in the past few weeks, the FMX conference and Blender 2.75.
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

How to Create an Explainer Video in Blender

Blender 3D News - Tue, 06/09/2015 - 03:50
Mark LaBarr explains how to create some basic motion graphics and transitions for 'explainer videos' (like product presentations) in Blender. Hey there! I've been using Blender for 4 years now, and started a business based around Blender when I was 17. It is now a year later, and I have gotten many requests for a [...]
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Blender Game Making Contest vote

Blender 3D News - Tue, 06/09/2015 - 01:40
Jay writes: The latest Blender Game Making Contest has come to an end and it's now time to decide the winner. Everyone can get involved by downloading the completed games pack and voting for their favourite. You can do that here. There's 3 days left on the poll before a winner is announced.
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Gooseberry Weekly #42: June 5, 2015

Blender 3D News - Mon, 06/08/2015 - 23:59
Join the Gooseberry team for their latest project update! Elysia writes: It’s June, meaning we’re in the final stretch of the Cosmos Laundromat production. In the weekly video below you’ll see more final animations, more renders, and new art…and, of course, plenty hair sims. In the highlights you’ll find previews of and links to even [...]
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Real time Physically Based Lighting in Blender

Blender 3D News - Mon, 06/08/2015 - 11:45
Learn how to achieve 'physically based' rendering in Blender. Addicted to CG writes: PBR stands for Physical based Lighting and King trammel has done some great job on introducing the Blender Community to PBR. So I would like to make a tutorial on PBR so that you can get a better feel of what it [...]
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BlauKraut Engineering releases Charlatan 2.0 for Windows

Audio Freeware - Mon, 06/08/2015 - 08:42
BlauKraut Engineering has announced the release of version 2.0 of Charlatan for Windows. This is a major overhaul of the popular freeware soft synth. Most notable changes are: Completely rewritten [Read More]

Review: Curve Volume - Add-on

Blender 3D News - Mon, 06/08/2015 - 08:29
Johnson Martin (RegusMartin in the Blender community) reviews the Curve Volume addon that promises to make cartoon-like object deformation easier. Let's see how well it works. Introduction The Curve Volume add-on is basically an advanced lattice tool. It works by using curves to define the shape of a mesh object. It can make an object [...]
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VST4FREE releases Cherry Snare - Free Snare Drum AU & VST plug-in for Mac and Win

Audio Freeware - Mon, 06/08/2015 - 08:24
VST4FREE have released Cherry Snare, a free Audio Unit and VST instrument acoustic snare drum plug-in for Mac OS X and Windows. This custom snare drum was hand crafted by Ebenor Percussion into [Read More]

"Stillness" Breakdown

Blender 3D News - Mon, 06/08/2015 - 08:01
Reynante M. Martinez writes: Hey, everyone! Here's a very quick behind the scenes look on one of my latest artworks. More info (with high res renders) on my website. Tools: Blender, Cycles
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Music IO team releases second open beta for Windows - 4 stereo channels of audio, reduced latency & better audio quality

Audio Freeware - Mon, 06/08/2015 - 07:48
Music IO has announced that a new beta version of the Music IO Windows VST plugin is now available. This version supports four stereo channels of bi-directional audio between iOS and Windows, [Read More]

Xenobioz releases Lynx (Beta) - Drawable Unison VSTi for Windows

Audio Freeware - Mon, 06/08/2015 - 07:30
Xenobioz has announced that Beta 0.71 of Lynx is now available for download. Lynx is a Unison Synth VST instrument plugin for Windows 32-bit with Drawable Oscillators and Phase Distortion. It [Read More]

Minecraft Music Video: "Destroy You"

Blender 3D News - Mon, 06/08/2015 - 04:44
Minecraft players will love this video made entirely in Blender. And the Making of has an awesome format too, well done guys! TheDuckCow writes: "Destroy You" is an animated music video created in Blender over the course of 5 months. With plenty of these Minecraft parodies already around, I paid special attention to telling a [...]
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Last week's best art

Blender 3D News - Mon, 06/08/2015 - 02:10
Another roundup of the best Blender art that I found (and that hadn't been featured on BlenderNation yet ;-)
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Blender Developer Notes: June 7, 2015

Blender 3D News - Mon, 06/08/2015 - 00:00
Ton shares the notes of the developers meeting in, #blendercoders. Hi all, Here are the notes from today's 1400 UTC meeting in #blendercoders. 1) Upcoming 2.75 release A release is very close but some tests and more fixing isn't unwelcome. A couple of fixes for OpenCL are coming still too. And we wait [...]
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Meeting with a marmot

Blender 3D News - Sun, 06/07/2015 - 12:29
ZeMarmot is a Libre Movie made with Free Software - including Blender. They're currently in their last days of their effort to crowdfund €9,000 for the production. Nicolas Priniotakis met with the team behind ZeMarmot in Paris and interviewed them. Last Friday, I was quietly sipping a delicious beverage, seated in a Parisian high society [...]
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