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Interview: Tamito Kajiyama from Freestyle

Blender 3D News - 10 hours 33 sec ago
Gottfried Hofmann interviewed Freestyle's Tamito Kajiyama. Tamito Kajiyama is the developer who has worked on the integration of Freestyle into Blender for the longest period of time. Since 2009 he is the maintainer of the project. In this interview, he talks about the history and hurdles of the Freestyle integration development and how motivating it is [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Blender Addon Overview: Mesh Lint

Blender 3D News - 12 hours 36 min ago
This one is quite old, but I think it's still very useful: Kent Tramell reviews the Mesh Lint add-on that helps make sure your geometry is error-free.
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

X-Plane - Mykonos Airport made with Blender

Blender 3D News - 14 hours 15 min ago
Fly around a Greek island with the X-Plane flight simulator in a Blender-generated scene. ILIAS TSELIOS writes: Mykonos Airport is an add-on for X-Plane flight simulator by Laminar Research. For our 3D objects we used mainly blender for modelling and exclusively blender for UV-unwrapping, texturing and baking. Blender is a powerful tool and fits perfect [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Blender Market: Blender Chair Creator Add-on

Blender 3D News - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 23:00
The Blender Chair Creator lets you to dynamically configure chair models, allowing for up to 10,000 different combinations! Blender Chair Creator is a blender file which provides opportunity to create your own chair. You can create a model by using 40 different elements and 4 sets of materials. Thanks to this, your chair will be [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Saltline updates Free Brzoza to v1.0.2 for Windows

Audio Freeware - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 13:12
Saltline has updated Brzoza, the freeware synthesizer for Windows, to version 1.0.2. Changes: New user interface. Larger preset bank (including DFL presets). Preset manager. Extra state variable filte [Read More]

How to Make a Grungy Metal Material?

Blender 3D News - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 12:02
Gleb is back with a new tutorial: Discover how to make a Silent Hill style grungy metal material in 5 steps!
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

99Sounds releases free "Cinematic Sound Effects" Sample Library for Kontakt and SFZ

Audio Freeware - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 08:39
99Sounds has released Cinematic Sound Effects, a free collection of futuristic sound effects crafted by Joshua Crispin aka Generdyn. The library contains a set of 50 impact sound effects, risers, atmo [Read More]

UVI updates UVI Workstation to v2.5.4

Audio Freeware - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 07:48
UVI has updated UVI Workstation to version 2.5.4. Changes: [New] Preset loading time optimization. [Fix] Fix possible hang when loading session. [Fix] Fix possible issue with mono mode. [Fix] Fix poss [Read More]

Simulating thick cloth

Blender 3D News - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 05:00
Blender's cloth simulator works great on thin structures, but not so well on thick materials. David Radford found a good approach to solve this. I recently had a project that required a cloth simulation on a very thick mesh. With the standard cloth settings, this was impossible. I had to find another way. A simple [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Biome Digital Launches Free Sample Packs Competition

Audio Freeware - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 03:08
Biome Digital are giving away some free samples packs from their website All you have to do is "Like" their Facebook page. Four winners will be picked at random and notified by [Read More]

Steinberg updates VST Connect Performer for Mac and Win to v2.0.40

Audio Freeware - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 02:59
Steinberg has announced the availability of a new maintenance update for VST Connect Performer, the client-side application for Steinberg's VST Connect remote recording solution. The 2.0.40 update res [Read More]

Tutorial: Create a Professional Text Animation

Blender 3D News - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 02:00
Learn how to create text animations in Blender. Mark LaBarr writes: In this tutorial you will learn how to create a fancy text animation using Blender. It all started out when I saw a few professional text intros and I thought to myself: ‘Psh, Blender can do that!’
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Create Tab Hider

Blender 3D News - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 23:00
Not a big fan of tabs? You can hide the Create tab with this little script (and it looks trivial to hide other tabs, too). Leon writes: Most of the advanced Users don't use the Create Tab of the 3D View, because it's much faster to use the Shortcut SHIFT+A. So the tab wastes space of [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Zero Brush (Instant Texture Painting Addon) For Blender

Blender 3D News - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 13:19
Zero Brush by Blender Sensei helps you to quickly set up materials for texture painting. This is an addon for the opensource software Blender. This addon allows you to paint instantly in Blender without any prior knowledge about materials, textures, uv maps or the proper settings required to get started. In addition, Zero Brush also [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

How to Animate Realistic Falling Leaves in Blender!

Blender 3D News - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 10:00
By Blender SteVe. Learn how to setup a particle system to simulate realistic falling leaves!
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

How to publish a baked Cycles model on Sketchfab

Blender 3D News - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 07:00
Alexander Smith published a short and to the point tutorial on publishing your baked Cycles model on Sketchfab. ‘Baking’ lighting into your models is a great way to achieve realistic images that can still be displayed in real time. You can use area lights, ambient occlusion and even caustics this way - all of which are [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Interview: Sebastian König, on his blender tutoring passion

Blender 3D News - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 04:00
Get to know Sebastian König a little better in this interview on RenderStreet. We recently started the RenderStreet interviews section on our blog, setting out to find unique stories inside the Blender community. Many already know Sebastian König from his work at Blender Foundation’s Tears of Steel open movie and his Blender training activities. He [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Krum - an action RPG made in Blender GE

Blender 3D News - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 02:00
The last time I mentioned Krum was over a year and a half ago. The game has progressed a lot since them! Hey guys, I've made a new trailer video for my game KRUM. It's a cartoon-ish style, third-person, role-playing game. KRUM has medieval settings, with some fantasy elements...yeah well, actually it's just a brutal [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Audio Assault Updates GrindMachine to 1.55 - New Amps and Cabs

Audio Freeware - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 00:45
Audio Assault has updated GrindMachine to 1.55 for Windows and OS X. Changes: 3 new metal amps. 2 new cabs. Now includes 15 all metal amps and 22 cabs. Price: $29.99. GrindMachine and GrindMachine fr [Read More]

Andi Vax releases Signature Bank - 198 presets for Discovery Pro

Audio Freeware - Sun, 07/27/2014 - 23:29
Andi Vax has released his Nord signature bank featuring 198 presets for Discovery Pro 6 containing basses, leads, pads and uplifters/downlifters. It's available for free at discoDSP Banks page. MP3 De [Read More]