Media Technology News

Xenobioz announces Lynx - Free Unison Synth VSTi for Windows

Audio Freeware - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 07:21
Xenobioz has announced Lynx, a subtractive synth VST instrument plugin for Windows with a powerful wave editor, drawable waveforms and two stacked unison oscillators. It is meant to have a limited [Read More]

Mask Tools

Blender 3D News - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 07:10
Yigit Savtur writes: Blender Dynatopo sculpting tools are great, however there was an essential missing feature. The ability to save masks as vertex groups and changing vertex groups to masks. Note: Only dynatopo can be used, multi-res won't work. I have made an add-on which supports this functionality: Mask Tools.
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Footlights The Movie Trailer

Blender 3D News - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 02:40
Tom writes: This is a video I made for a local Amateur dramatics society: All of the effects and editing were done in Blender, utilizing many aspects of Blender's capabilities including tracking, particles, compositing, modelling, masking and the entire trailer was edited in the Video Sequence Editor. There are Behind the Scenes and Before & [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

It’s Hip Hop week!

Propellerheads News - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 01:44

Create a hip hop beat based on this drum loop, drop it back to Propellerhead and help your friendly neighborhood rapper by filling Discover with great beats! We’ll feature our favorites on Discover next week.

How this works:
1. Click through to the song page and open the loop in Figure, Take or Reason.
2. Build on the drum loop and turn it into an awesome Hip Hop beat.
3. Drop your beat back to Propellerhead.

 

It's no secret that Hip Hop was built on the musical foundation of soul and RnB. Want in on the secret sauce? Check out this feed of great grooves, tailor-made for sampling in your beats or just freestyle to.

Last week, we asked for your lushest, chillest, most ambient contributions, and boy did the community deliver. We made a feed of some of our favorite pieces. Take a listen, or why not sample one of these ambient works in your hip hop beat?

 

Categories: Audio Production

It’s Hip Hop week!

Reason Refills - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 01:44

Create a hip hop beat based on this drum loop, drop it back to Propellerhead and help your friendly neighborhood rapper by filling Discover with great beats! We’ll feature our favorites on Discover next week.

How this works:
1. Click through to the song page and open the loop in Figure, Take or Reason.
2. Build on the drum loop and turn it into an awesome Hip Hop beat.
3. Drop your beat back to Propellerhead.

 

It's no secret that Hip Hop was built on the musical foundation of soul and RnB. Want in on the secret sauce? Check out this feed of great grooves, tailor-made for sampling in your beats or just freestyle to.

Last week, we asked for your lushest, chillest, most ambient contributions, and boy did the community deliver. We made a feed of some of our favorite pieces. Take a listen, or why not sample one of these ambient works in your hip hop beat?

 

Categories: Audio Production

Automatic Blender addon testing with TravisCI

Blender 3D News - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 00:07
Learn how to automatically test your Blender addon code with the online service Travis CI, which is free to use for open source projects. Ondrej Brinkel writes: Today I want to introduce you on how to automatically test your blender addon with the very popular continuous integration service Travis. If you are a Blender addon developer [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

non-Blender: Data Driven Interactive Quadrangulation

Blender 3D News - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 07:10
More and more SIGGRAPH videos are starting to come in! Here's a nice one on an algorithm that allows for user-guided tessellation of meshes. Maybe a nice new feature for RetopoFlow, Jonathan? ;-)
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Musicrow releases Free 'Analog Sound Collection LE' for Arturia Synths

Audio Freeware - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 05:06
Musicrow has released Analog Sound Collection LE, a free 'slimmed-down' demo version of the complete 'Analog Sound Collection' for Arturia synthesizers. 120 sounds are included (Compared to 1200 [Read More]

Creating a UFO in Blender 2.74

Blender 3D News - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 04:45
Here's a beginner's tutorial on modeling, texturing and animating a UFO. Enjoy! Wayward Art Company writes: Hello, Everyone! This video shows a really easy way to create a UFO in Blender 2.74. It's also full of texturing and animation tips. Enjoy!
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Live Concert with Animation using Blender

Blender 3D News - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 02:30
Manuel Lopez created this animation for a high school concert. Enjoy the music and the video! This Animation was created for a Local High School Concert this was created in less then 2 Days using Blender and Photoshop to create these images and animation to put this together.
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Blender Game Making Contest 16 Begins!

Blender 3D News - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 23:59
James Kalvin Smuckers writes: The Blender Game Making Contest Returns for its 16th Installment! And yes, its just as exciting as the title sounds. This time the theme that was decided on, the theme that will have blendheads spewing out their game knowledge... the theme is... Stealth! The week-long game-athon will start this Saturday, and [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Free HDRI Pack

Blender 3D News - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 10:30
Maxime Roz is giving away a nice collection of 6 HDRI images of interior environments. Hi everyone, this is my first HDRI pack, so let's start free. I'm proud to release it after more than 1 year of research and development on the subject. Those 6 equirectangular environments are perfect for product rendering. Well used, [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

'PBR' Exploration.

Blender 3D News - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 07:00
While not true Physically Based Rendering, Kent Tramell's real-time texture setup here is pretty awesome.
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Create a procedural page texture in blender

Blender 3D News - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 04:50
Naman writes: Hi guys, I am studying procedural textures these days and found the use of wave texture to make ruled pages. So here is time for another quick tip. In this video we will create a page texture in blender with procedural wave textures. have fun :D Naman Here is the link of project [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Medium Tank (Advance Wars)

Blender 3D News - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 02:32
By PabloM. A simple and small project. Some things (like the grass) could be improved, but it had to be finished rather quickly :) Those boxy vehicles from AW are just so fun to draw/ model.
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Frankfurt Musikmesse Highlights

Audio Freeware - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 01:12
MyZeil The Frankfurt Musikmesse took place last month. Like NAMM the crowds were larger than the recent past. In fact, according to Messe officials there were more than 108,000 attendees from [Read More]

Universal Post-processing Tutorial

Blender 3D News - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 00:14
Gleb Alexandrov writes: Discover how to make your images 273% better by post-processing it like a pro. After following these 12 simple steps, you will be ready to add that high octane ‘varoom’ to your artworks.
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

non-Blender: Computational Hydrographic Printing

Blender 3D News - Tue, 05/19/2015 - 13:05
This video is too cool not to share: inverse UV unwrapping using water! (Read the full paper here).
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Trailer: Jarnayl Hari Singh Nalwa

Blender 3D News - Tue, 05/19/2015 - 08:34
Crazy Cub Animations (remember their awesome reel and Happy Holli animation?) present the trailer to their new project. Yesterday was a BIG DAY as we ffficially launched the Trailer of "Jarnayl - Hari Singh Nalwa" at BMO IFFSA| PIFF | Toronto 2015. The response was awesome and now we proudly share the same with all [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

How to make Dust Particles in Blender!

Blender 3D News - Tue, 05/19/2015 - 01:40
Here's a tutorial for a basic movie effect: creating an atmospheric 'dust particles' effect. Addicted to CG writes: Hello ladies and gentleman my name is Panos and today I am here with another exiting blender tutorial! Have you ever been in a point where your artwork looks good but there is something missing that adds [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

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