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Weekend Contest: Scary Things

Blender 3D News - 5 hours 9 min ago
Michael Vorberg won last weekend's contest with his image Forest Scene. His choice for this weekend: Scary Things (just in time for Halloween!) Michael writes: I will keep the theme connected to the time of the year. Halloween is coming, but to make it a bit more open I choose “scary things“. Everybody gets scared [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

View the Blender Conference streams live

Blender 3D News - 10 hours 23 min ago
You can watch the video conference sessions live on the Blender Conference page.
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

How to Make Clouds with Cycles

Blender 3D News - 11 hours 1 min ago
Andrew has been teasing us with his cloud experiments for weeks, and the result is gorgeous (of course). 4 years ago I sat in an airport lounge and recorded my first attempt at creating clouds. We’ve come a long way since those days. And we now we have Cycles with volumetric rendering capabilities! :D We can now make [...]
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Blender Market: Blender Conference Sale

Blender 3D News - 13 hours 37 min ago
Many products on the Blender Market are on sale this weekend to celebrate the Blender Conference. Discounts range from 20% to 50%, so if you're considering to buy one of these, now's the time! Armchairs set - 40% off High quality set of armchairs. They are great for creating photorealistic architectural visualisation. Models are optimized [...]
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Blender 2.72b bug fix release

Blender 3D News - 16 hours 46 min ago
The Blender Foundation has released a second bug fix version of Blender 2.72. Check out the changes here, and download the new version.
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Reel: Kampoong Monster Studios

Blender 3D News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 23:42
Kampoong Monster Studios show their most recent work. Hi, We're Small Blender Studio from Indonesia. Here's our Blender Demoreel for 2014. We've done several projects and some are still ongoing. In this video, we featured : Jokowi Creative Campaign Gooseberry Teaser Pitung Nextgen Vienetta Negeri Terakhir (Rise of Nuswantara) For those project, Blender was used [...]
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Blender Market - Book Wizard Covers Generator

Blender 3D News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 07:50
This Blender add-on by Lele Da Revine will generate customized collections of books for your architecture scenes. Book Wizard is an add-on for Blender that allows you to generate random covers for your books according to your settings and needs. It allows you to create covers for entire libraries with a single click, by defining [...]
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Reel: Luciano Muñoz

Blender 3D News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 06:15
Luciano's reel contains a mix of Blender and Maya - read on for a list of the shots to see which tool he used for each one. 00:00 - Title Card - After Effects 00:03 - Personal project - Blender 00:07 - Commercial - Maya 00:10 - Commercial - Maya 00:16 - Commercial - Maya [...]
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11 Useful Blender Tricks You May Not Know

Blender 3D News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 03:25
Remnant wrote an article on Blender Guru with some (hidden?) Blender gems. Reynante M. Martinez writes: Hi, Blenderheads! We recently published an article in Blender Guru that I wrote concerning some of the useful tricks in Blender that you may not know or haven't used before. Have fun and hope you learn something from it! [...]
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Blender 3D News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 01:30
Monkaa is a blue furred, pink faced monkey who consumes a crystallized meteorite, making Monkaa invincibly strong and too hot to handle. Exploring his superpower Monkaa zooms into an unexplored universe. Monkaa has been made by the new Mumbai studio Weybec. It is a 5 minutes short animated movie, entirely made with Blender and GIMP [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation


Blender 3D News - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 23:00
A new delicate nature scene by Reynante. Reynante M. Martinez writes: Inspired by a spontaneous idea that thoughtfully made its way into my consciousness on a random day. Thanks for viewing! :) - Reyn
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Interlocking Stars

Blender 3D News - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 08:18
Awesome mathematical art by asopticom, found on deviantARt.
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Big Buck Bunny sighting in a virtual theater

Blender 3D News - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 05:50
With the new ‘Cineveo’ VR Movie Theater for the Oculus Rift, you can watch movies in VR. Like Big Buck Bunny! Cineveo is a virtual reality movie theater for the Oculus Rift DK1 and DK2 that allows users to watch existing 2D and 3D media. The software has been recently updated to version 0.9.5 which adds [...]
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Acon Digital updates Multiply to v1.1.1

Audio Freeware - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 03:36
Acon Digital has updated Multiply to version 1.1 (actually 1.1.1). Multiply is a versatile chorus effect with a unique twist and the winning entry in the KVR Developer Challenge 2014. Changes [Read More]

Visualization of a hydrodynamic fish lift

Blender 3D News - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 03:15
How does a 'fish lift' work? This technical animation (which makes nice use of Blender's physics) tells you how! The video is for a crowdfunding campaign which has already been 500% funded, impressive! Wolfgang Rechberger writes: For a crowdfunding promo video we where proud to produce a short sequence which demonstrates the functionality of the [...]
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Yummy Mummy

Blender 3D News - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 01:30
Nita posted a 'Yummy Mummy' made of delicious translucent spaghetti, and oozing red sauce. She even shares the .blend files of this scene! Here it is yummy mummy . cooked with Cycles. I used toon eyes of tynaud from Blend Swap.
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Heavyocity releases DM-307 for Ableton - Plus Free Pack & Discounts

Audio Freeware - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 23:32
Heavyocity has announced that its DM-307 is now formatted for Ableton Live. You can choose from 5 packs, each containing Drum Racks, Loops [full and stems] and One-Shots, or get the entire collection [Read More]

Interview: Ken Museth from DreamWorks on OpenVDB

Blender 3D News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 23:02
What is OpenVDB? Read more about it in this interview on BlenderDiplom. Gottfried Hofmann writes: "[...] we would also love to see Blender pick it up. Those are the main two third party projects where we would like to see adoption of OpenVDB." OpenVDB is a great format for storing and processing volume data. It [...]
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Blender in Science: Parametric Anatomical Modeling

Blender 3D News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 13:00
Martin Pyka uses Blender in neuroscience research to visualize brain structures. A Blender add-on transforms his raw anatomical data into layers that can then be easily manipulated and displayed. I work as a computational neuroscientist at the Ruhr-University of Bochum, Germany, and Blender has become an important tool for our research. We study the hippocampus [...]
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