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Deadstar Episode IX

Blender 3D News - 7 hours 51 min ago
Deadstar continues! Brandon Wright writes: New Deadstar episode released! "Killing is for cowards..." Starring: Michelle Ruff, Olivia Steele, Yuri Lowenthal, and Brizzy Voices.
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation updates Qtractor to v0.6.3 - The Armed Hadron beta release

Audio Freeware - 9 hours 21 min ago has announced the new beta release of Qtractor v0.6.3, the "Armed Hadron Beta" release. Qtractor is an audio/MIDI multi-track sequencer application written in C++ with the Qt4 framework. Tar [Read More]

Suzanne Awards 2014 open for submissions and voting

Blender 3D News - 10 hours 21 min ago
You can now submit your best animation work for the Suzanne Awards festival. There aren't many entries available yet, but you can already vote for them (which I think is a bit odd). Ever since the second Blender Conference in 2003, the Suzanne Awards are given to artists that use Blender to realize outstanding artwork.The [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Weekend contest winner: Flying Machine

Blender 3D News - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 22:47
Nachoc's flying machine captures the spirit of the airplane pioneers. And he received the most votes by far this week in our Airborne weekend contest. "All done in Blender (Cycles), except the brave test riders of the machine, that come from Makehuman, and have been finished in Blender. For most of the apparatus, I used [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation Maintenance: Sep 23rd 14:00 PDT (21:00 UTC)

Drupal - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 13:50 will be affected by maintenance Tuesday, September 23rd 14:00 PDT, 21:00 UTC.

Switching version control systems for deployment will cause a short downtime as docroot files are migrated. We plan on a 30 minutes window of potential instability.

Please follow the @drupal_infra Twitter account for any issues encountered during the maintenance window.

Thanks for your patience!

Track Match Blend 2 now available on Blender Cloud

Blender 3D News - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 11:55
Sebastian König has posted the first lessons of Track Match Blend 2 on the Blender Cloud. Track Match Blend 2 is an ongoing course about how to create Visual Effects with Blender. That includes camera and object tracking, rendering and compositing 3d elements into live action footage, masking, keying and rotoscoping as well as set [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

An Interview with Sweetwater Founder, Chuck Surack, Part: 1

Audio Freeware - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 07:00
Chuck Surack What follows is an interview with Chuck Surack, the founder of online music superstore Sweetwater. Chuck has a lot going for him. He's built a huge enterprise over the past 35 years tha [Read More]

Addon for kinetic typography and more: Sniper

Blender 3D News - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 06:12
Sniper makes it easy to create dynamic typography effects in Blender. Gottfried Hofmann writes: Sniper is a new addon for automation of common motion graphic tasks. It was developed by Jacques Lucke and can be downloaded here (including documentation). A detailed video tutorial using practical example of a kinetic typography in Blender to explain all [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

99Sounds releases free "InterSpace" sample library

Audio Freeware - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 06:00
99Sounds has released InterSpace, a free collection of sci-fi sound effects, abstract soundscapes, alien noises and futuristic drones created by Johan Ekelove aka Introspectral. Inspired by an imagina [Read More]

September 2014 Melbourne Blender Society Meeting

Blender 3D News - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 04:30
Blenderheads in Melbourne are meeting this Thursday. Andrew Buttery writes: The Melbourne Blender society will be meeting at VPAC Systems Office on Thursday the 25th of September from 6:00 to 8:00pm. Melbourne Blender Society participated in the World Blender Day in August. This was a 24 hour set of presentations from Blender Groups from around [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

CK_Modules (SE) VST/FX now Freeware

Audio Freeware - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 03:14
Chris Kerry / CK_Modules has decided to make all his SynthEdit VST/FX Freeware. Use the download links below and enter the Keycodes to activate them: X-Jupitae Flexoid (Synth) X-Jupitae Wideboy (Synth [Read More]

Unicorn war!

Blender 3D News - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 01:45
By Poked Studio. Created with blender 2.71 and cycles comped in photoshop.
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

-musicalentropy updates Guitar Gadgets to v1.1.0 with MIDI Learn and Gadgets chaining

Audio Freeware - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 00:30
Guitar Gadgets, -musicalentropy's contribution to the KVR Developer Challenge 2014, has been updated to version 1.1.0. Changes: New: up to 4 pedals can be chained in the same plug-in instance, using t [Read More]

Red Apple 2014 opening graphics

Blender 3D News - Sun, 09/21/2014 - 23:30
A nice and clean trailer video by Roman Chumak My latest work at YeTiVision studio, made entire in Blender.
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Iron Logo

Blender 3D News - Sun, 09/21/2014 - 13:02
By Patryk Scelina Everything what you see in the video was made with Blender. I used After Effects only for some postproduction, mostly in the last shot. Everything else is pure blender (particles too) + some grading in AAE. I'm not very advanced Blender user and I did some things in my own way. Like [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Developer Meeting Notes: September 21, 2014

Blender 3D News - Sun, 09/21/2014 - 10:30
Thomas Dinges Ton shares the notes from today's meeting in, #blendercoders. Hi everyone, Here are the notes from today's meeting in, #blendercoders. 1) Blender 2.72 release It looks like we are ready for the Release Candidate soon, probably Tuesday or Wednesday. We need the splash screen for the RC still, Ton can you [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Designing and prototyping Gnome 3.14 with Blender

Blender 3D News - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 23:30
In this 'behind the scenes' video we see a bit of the design process of the upcoming Gnome version, and a large part was done in Blender. Perhaps the most surprising part is that they're using Blender for prototyping too.
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Simple Clay Rendering Setup

Blender 3D News - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 16:47
Eugen Fetsch shares a quick tip on setting up clay rendering. A short Quick Tip about how to setup a Clay Rendering in less then 2,5 minutes with Blender 2.68 or higher.
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Weekend Contest: Airborne

Blender 3D News - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 09:00
Last weekend's Marvin contest was awesome, and now we're getting back in the groove with regular challenges! Thomas Norstrøm was our last regular winner with Sixth Sense Billionaire, and he picked our next topic: Airborne. (Image: The Baron's Hangar, by JDaniels) Thomas writes: May I suggest "Airborne" as the theme for next contest? Most movable [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Mobile Blender

Blender 3D News - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 07:10
By Jefferson Davis. I started out in the 3D world with Maya, but due to a job change, I no longer had any 3D programs (that I could afford) at my fingertips. I discovered Blender, and now I am totally hooked. This is my tribute to Blender, a great program and community! I modeled and [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation