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Dinosaur Short Film: Queen of the Jurassic

Blender 3D News - 1 hour 2 min ago
Unluccy writes: Hi everyone! I've been a CGI artist for more than two decades and have been working with Blender for about one decade. I originally got into CGI because of Jurassic Park and other dinosaur CGI films/documentaries in the 90s - I’m sure I’m hardly the only one. However, I never really made a [...]

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Next Blender Open Movie "Sprite Fright" Announced!

Blender 3D News - 1 hour 24 min ago
After hinting at it during the Blender Cloud v4 announcement, "Sprite Fright" is announced as the next Blender Open Movie! Announcing Sprite Fright: The next Blender Open Movie! ?https://t.co/TXyb9tOGVo #b3d #BlenderCloud #OpenMovie — Blender Cloud (@Blender_Cloud) October 28, 2020 This announcement reveals the thirteenth Blender Open Movie to be a Horror-Comedy helmed by industry Veteran [...]

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Book Review | Create, Share, and Save Money Using Open-Source Projects [$]

Blender 3D News - 1 hour 51 min ago
Max Funkner writes: "I wish I read this book in the beginning of my 3D printing and blogging journey, because a lot of the open source software listed and described was tried by me in one or the other way. As my budget didn’t allow me to use paid versions of software, I spent a [...]

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Add VFX to RAW and LOG Footage (the right way)

Blender 3D News - Thu, 10/29/2020 - 23:30
Jacob J Holiday writes: RAW and LOG footage is known for creating that cinematic look we all strive for, but it often looks very flat right out of the camera. So how do we add VFX to flat-looking footage? Join me as we utilize ACES, a color workflow within Blender and Davinci Resolve, to do [...]

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Blender 2.9 Tutorial - Abstract Mograph Animation Loop

Blender 3D News - Thu, 10/29/2020 - 14:05
Thomas Latvys writes: In this tutorial, you'll learn how to create an abstract donut animation loop using the displacement modifier and procedural displacement textures in Cycles in Blender 2.9

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Blender add-on: Wiggle Bones

Blender 3D News - Thu, 10/29/2020 - 12:00
OnlineRender writes: I have recently being doing R&D for some simple animation of basic primitives, these need to be rigged but running full dynamics can be costly, the wiggle bone add-on makes your workflow quicker and delivers great results. This addon is available for free and can be found on the Blender Artist forums. Thanks [...]

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BCON 2020 Is Coming! Here's what you need to know

Blender 3D News - Thu, 10/29/2020 - 11:34
In less than 24 hours, the yearly Blender Conference event will launch. Of course, due to Covid-19 it'll be radically different than in the previous years and it won't even be a real conference. But, BCON was always more about the people: meeting old friends and making new ones and re-securing the ties that make [...]

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Procedural Braid Pattern in Blender

Blender 3D News - Thu, 10/29/2020 - 11:00
The Drifter writes: In this tutorial we will be modelling a procedural braid / lace pattern in Blender.

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Behind the Scenes: Remake of an Old Project

Blender 3D News - Thu, 10/29/2020 - 09:55
About My name is Adam Bengtsson, I am 28 years old. I am the lead 3D artist at Paper Digital in Malmö, Sweden. I went to school as an industrial designer but quickly found that 3D was really my go-to medium to express my creativity. I started studying in 2016 and graduated in 2019, and [...]

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Reel: Fran Alburquerque

Blender 3D News - Thu, 10/29/2020 - 07:50
Fran Alburquerque writes: Hi there! My name is Fran Alburquerque and I'm a 3D Artist / animator based in Barcelona, Spain. I'm happy to share with you my work highlights in a 2 minutes video. This is my most recent demo reel. All of the works are made with Blender. Watch it and and give [...]

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Zombie Teeth (Part 1) - Object Tracking | Blender 2.83.7

Blender 3D News - Thu, 10/29/2020 - 07:38
Get ready for Halloween with this Zombie Teeth vfx effect in Blender. Justin from Blender Frenzy shows all the steps in detail: Zombie Teeth (Part 1) - Object Tracking Learn how to render an image sequence, place tracking markers on your face, use Blender's object tracker to track the points on your footage into, create [...]

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Blender 2.9 : Use new Experimental Features

Blender 3D News - Thu, 10/29/2020 - 05:45
jayanam writes: The new experimental features in Blender 2.9 and following versions are not enabled anymore by default. I show how to use them in this video because I received many requests that features, that I already showed in previous tutorials, don't work anymore. I also give a short preview for the new Trim Tools [...]

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Art Spotlight: Blender Illustration Shader

Blender 3D News - Thu, 10/29/2020 - 04:30
3D Artist Alan Wyatt shares the secrets behind his Illustration Shader for Blender and how he created this animated painterly scene. Hey, my name is Alan Wyatt and I am a 24-year-old award-winning 3D Generalist from Pensacola, Florida! I am a 3D artist at heart, but I am also knowledgeable in the traditional fundamentals of [...]

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5 More Tips to Make your Time in Blender Easier

Blender 3D News - Thu, 10/29/2020 - 03:40
TheGiven writes: After the HUGE success of our last video with 5 tips to make your life easier, we are back! This time, faster, more efficient and even handier.5 Tips you probably wont know, using only the alt key....

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Anamorphic lens cinematic look in 2.9

Blender 3D News - Thu, 10/29/2020 - 01:35
Daniel Oakfield writes: Adding the extra bit to your renders to create the #cinematic look of the anamorphic lenses in Blender 2.9 using EEVEE or Cycles. Workflow entirely based in Blender using only its render engines, camera settings and of course some compositor nodes.

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Sequencer Scene Switch Addon [$]

Blender 3D News - Thu, 10/29/2020 - 00:52
Tal Hershkovich writes: Sequencer scene switch lets you switch quickly between scenes and workspaces. This is especially usefull when working with a lot of scenes inside the Sequence Editor. The addon is available on the Blender Market. Sequencer Scene Switch is bridging and creating a faster workflow between the Sequence Editor and the Node editor, [...]

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Python Scripting - Add-on Creation [Insta-Mist]

Blender 3D News - Wed, 10/28/2020 - 23:30
Darkfall writes: In this video we will be creating a new add-on which will help speed up our workflow when working with Mist. As Artists, we often repeat the same process over and over (such as adding mist) and though it's not a complex task, it is rather time consuming. With the help of a [...]

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The Awesome Scale to Move Trick in Blender

Blender 3D News - Wed, 10/28/2020 - 14:00
Karim Joseph writes: Did you know that the scale tool can be used to move objects, without changing their size? In this quick tutorial, Karim Joseph shows you how this tip works and demonstrates its practical use in a couple of useful examples.

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New Lens Distortion Model for Blender Motion Tracking

Blender 3D News - Wed, 10/28/2020 - 11:44
Ivan Perevala has added a new lens distortion model to Blender’s motion tracking toolset, the Brown-Conrady model. https://dev-files.blender.org/file/data/igncwtmqbiwr7jpfvsyd/PHID-FILE-rclrcrerio2zvnvsaf7z/BrownDistortionTestRealityCapture.mp4The new model improves compatibility with other software also using this model, such as Agisoft Photoscan, 3DF Zephir, Reality Capture, Meshroom, and with photogrammetry software in general, with the implementation of 4 radial and 2 tangential coefficients. https://dev-files.blender.org/file/data/jdauxxf4k6vhdhzd5xfa/PHID-FILE-ndxtrpl77efcf7uxjzev/BrownDistortionTest1.mp4This [...]

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Wavparty releases free Moog Grandmother sample pack

Audio Freeware - Wed, 10/28/2020 - 07:51


Wavparty has released the Moog Grandmother sample pack, a free download with over 50 sounds from the semi-modular synthesizer.

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