Media Technology News

Tutorial: How to make dirty looking objects?

Blender 3D News - 1 hour 35 min ago
In response to a question on the Blender StackExchange, Sam Walker posted a detailed tutorial. He submitted it for republication here. This is along the lines of what we'll be creating, rendered at 150 samples: To begin, I've used a relatively simple scene setup comprised of a UV Sphere, backdrop and 3 emission Mesh Lights. [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Nova Sound releases "Free Fireworks","Umbra Drums 3" and "Flames and Fireworks (Fire FX)" Sample Packs

Audio Freeware - 3 hours 12 min ago
Nova Sound has released three music production, post production and game/app development sound sets for Independence Day. These sound sets incorporate rapid oxidation (fire) and explosive recordings. [Read More]

Huge Spaces

Propellerheads News - 3 hours 16 min ago
Huge Spaces

With the release of Reason 8.3 and the new RV7000 MkII, we've been obsessed with reverberation at PropellerHQ. Join the convolution revolution and show off your biggest spaces! Create a reverb-heavy piece or sound, name it #reverb and drop it to Propellerhead. We'll feature our favorites next week!

The RV7000 MkII in action

Hear how the convolution reverb in RV7000 MkII sounds in this feed of sound examples. Or use one of the sound examples as the starting point of your next masterpiece!

Want to learn more about the new RV7000 MkII? Check out this video!

Our favorite solos

Last week we wanted to hear your solo, and wow did you deliver! Guitar, saxophone, analog synth, singing and even a shamisen; here are our favorite solos.


Categories: Audio Production

Blender Mario Game Demo in Unreal Game Engine

Blender 3D News - 3 hours 44 min ago
Aryoksini has been building a fan-art version of Mario 64 in the Blender Game Engine for some time now. His latest experiment: carrying his assets into the Unreal game engine. Mario has never looked this good! Aryoksini writes: Here is Mario running in Unreal Engine 4, all the environment assets were taken from the Unreal [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

2040, a new beginning

Blender 3D News - 5 hours 55 min ago
If you live in Córdoba, Spain, you can join a free premiere of '2040, a new beginning' - a movie with Blender VFX. Agustín Cassani Rabasco writes: Hi. I've been working during last year in a shortfilm called "2040 un nuevo principio" (2040, a new beginning). I was in charge of all the spaceship related Vfx. [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Seamless Texture Pack Vol.1

Blender 3D News - 6 hours 4 min ago
Adrian Kubasa's Seamless Texture Pack is now available for $8.95. The “Seamless Texture Pack” is a high quality seamless texture collection made for 3d artists, 2d artists and game developer. What's inside? You will get a ZIP-File (386 MB) with 25 HIGH QUALITY SEAMLESS TEXTURES (asphalt, sand, plaster, bark, gravel, ect…) with normal map and displacement [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Mercuriall Audio Software announces "Tube Amp Ultra 530" for Mac & Win VST & AU

Audio Freeware - 6 hours 42 min ago
Mercuriall Audio Software has announced a new plugin called Tube Amp Ultra 530. It is expected to be released in the Autumn of 2015 for Mac OS X and Windows in AU and VST plugin formats. Features [Read More]

Up In The Gallery

Blender 3D News - 8 hours 5 min ago
Tore Bahnson's new video is another good example of Blender being used for non-standard CG animation. His stop-motion clay-like models look so realistic that  I think many people mig Tore Bahnson writes: New shortfilm by danish artist Tore Bahnson, animated in Blender and rendered with Cycles. "Up In The Gallery" is visualized from Franz Kafka's [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Add-on: Curve Offset in 3D space

Blender 3D News - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 22:57
This new Blender Market add-on for manipulating spline curve offsets. Curve Offset Tool is a add-on for Blender 2.7x that offset selected bezier spline in 3D space in curve edit mode (now only support bezier spline type). This add-on can offset curve towards cursor location, you can choose through cursor point or set a value [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Return of the Floating Fluid Particles

Blender 3D News - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 11:30
This is a rather odd animation, but I must say I like it! blazraidr writes: Rendered with Cycles, and post-processing done with After Effects. Took 18 hours to completely render, and another 18 hours to finally get some semi-decent YouTube video quality (YT compression really hurts). Enjoy!
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

The Kitchen Escape

Blender 3D News - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 09:09
Bastian Bothe writes: This is my first fully animated short film. It was created entirely within Blender and rendered with Cycles. It would be a pleasure to share the film with the rest of the world.
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

[non-Blender] A Machine Learning Approach for Filtering Monte Carlo Noise

Blender 3D News - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 06:10
A SIGGRAPH research paper proposes a new approach for filtering noisy renders. Could this be the end of Cycles fireflies? Abstract The most successful approaches for filtering Monte Carlo noise use feature-based filters (e.g., cross-bilateral and cross non-local means filters) that exploit additional scene features such as world positions and shading normals. However, their main [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Vibrant Digital Engineering updates Diode-108 Drum Machine for iPad to v1.2.0 with New Features

Audio Freeware - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 05:17
Vibrant Digital Engineering has updated Diode-108 for iPad to version 1.2.0 with three new features: A "Choke Grid" (a flexible new approach to choke groups minus the limitations and confusion). [Read More]

Plasma Weapon

Blender 3D News - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 02:59
Very inspiring work by Pasder. This a Sci Fi project I am currently working at. This Beast will be then part of a much bigger scene. All made in Blender and rendered in Cycles. Som final touch were made in Photoshop. I might like it Cheers /Pascal
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Blender 2.75 is now available for download

Blender 3D News - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 00:25
Blender Foundation and the developer community are proud to present the official Blender 2.75 release. The main highlights of this release are: Blender now supports a fully integrated Multi-View and Stereo 3D pipeline. Cycles has much awaited initial support for AMD GPUs, and a new Light Portals feature. UI now allows font previews in [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation


Blender 3D News - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 11:20
Reynante M. Martinez writes: "Stigma," my latest artwork. A depiction of risks, anxiety, and norms. More info (with HD renders) I would love to hear your own interpretations of the artwork, let me know in the comments below. :)
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Video Workshop: Movie Scene Creation in Blender 3D

Blender 3D News - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 08:20
The AgenzasBrothers offer a new workshop and it looks AMAZING. The quality of video trainings in general is improving by leaps and bounds lately. Zacharias Reinhardt writes: Hi everyone! In our new workshop, we will present to you advanced techniques and interesting tips and tricks that can help you to create your own beautiful movie [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

OpenSubdiv version 3.0 released

Blender 3D News - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 06:10
Faster and more flexible - OpenSubdiv 3.0 is here! OpenSubdiv 3.0 represents a landmark release, with profound changes to the core algorithms, simplified APIs, and streamlined GPU execution. Providing faster, more efficient, and more flexible subdivision code remains our principal goal. To achieve this, OpenSubdiv 3.0 introduces many improvements that constitute a fairly radical departure [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Wolf Character

Blender 3D News - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 02:10
A lovely stylized character by lucas3d. Hello everyone, this is my latest work. I had a little trouble hitting the hair, (and my computer was waging at the time of render). But I liked the kind of hair; even if it is not the type for a wolf.
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Gooseberry: The Last Weekly (#45): June 26, 2015

Blender 3D News - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 00:00
And it's already time for the last Gooseberry Weekly! Mathieu has returned to Paris after 11 months and the renderfarm is running the final renders. It's coming together! Elysia Brenner writes: Welcome to your last weekly write-up for the Project Gooseberry pilot production! The animations are final, the edit is all-but, and the final renders [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation