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Align 2 objects in Blender

Blender 3D News - 3 hours 52 min ago
Do you need to align 2 objects? Max Puliero shows how in this quick tutorial. (English subtitles are available).
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

99Sounds releases Free "Magnetic Fields" Sample Library for Kontakt 5

Audio Freeware - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 17:26
99Sounds has released Mangling Audio, a free collection of glitchy sound effects and processed audio loops crafted by Poztman. The library contains over 300 individual sounds in 24-bit WAV format, [Read More]

Steampunk Warrior

Blender 3D News - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 14:30
Danila created this character for the Outcast Odyssey Card Master Challenge/ Danila writes: I saw this challenge on deviantArt. I was curious if I could make good enough art to take first place, my wife said you must try and here is my entry. It took about 70 hours of modeling and 20 hours of postprocessing, wish me good [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Po-Ta-To VR: Blender + Oculus Rift

Blender 3D News - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 12:14
"The Dwarves stopped by again. And, they're throwing plates... again. Dodge the plates!". A VR game made using Blender and Unity for the Oculus Rift. Patrick Sharkey writes: This past weekend at the 2015 Global Game Jam, I was able to team up with some amazing programmers and create a game based on the opening [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

You can now follow BlenderNation on Tumblr, too

Blender 3D News - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 09:00
I was in the mood for a bit of weekend hacking: using IFTTT and some custom PHP code I'm now publishing all BlenderNation news to my Tumblr account: So if Tumblr is your thing, just follow me to get all the latest news! (Of course you could already follow me on Twitter and Facebook)
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Behind the Scenes: Thunder God

Blender 3D News - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 07:35
In the Behind the Scenes series, I'm inviting artists to talk about the creation of one of their works. Today, Rico Cilliers talks about Thunder God. Hi all! My name is Rico Cilliers (aka "Guss" on BlenderArtists), I'm from sunny South Africa, and I've been a Blender user for almost seven years now. I've always loved [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Model Download: Pen collection

Blender 3D News - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 05:56
Adrian Kubasa shares a set of .blend files of popular pen models. Adrian Kubasa writes: I made some pens and I like to share this pens with you all. You can download the .blend-file for free on my website.
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Microsoft HoloLens

Blender 3D News - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 04:20
Here's a hands-on experience of the new Microsoft HoloLens, modeled in Blender by Xelus.
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

New Blender Book: Learning Blender

Blender 3D News - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 02:10
Oliver Villar from BlendTuts presents his new book 'Learning Blender'. Hi, everyone! A lot of you already have it, preordered it or know about it, but I was getting a lot of questions about the book. Because of that, I decided to record a video of me talking about the book and showing it to [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Mirax Labs releases Repertoire Audio File Player for Windows

Audio Freeware - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 00:59
Mirax Labs has released Repertoire 1.0 for Windows. Repertoire is an easy-to-use multi-format audio file player that you can control using MIDI devices. It features a waveform view with CUE and [Read More]

Ray & Clovis: Happy Australia Day!

Blender 3D News - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 00:10
A rocket boomerang? Oh yeah :) David Andrade writes: Announcing a new Ray & Clovis Short! This is our most ambitious Blender animated short ever. No OUTLINES! Subsurface scattering! Multiple layers. Plus a rocket boomerang, because, why not? Let us know what you think!
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

RenderStreet announces flat-fee rendering service

Blender 3D News - Sun, 01/25/2015 - 23:30
RenderStreet has added a new 'all you can eat' service. It has limited availability (due to scaling issues, I imagine). Marius Iatan writes: Behold! There's a new render plan in town. This year started at full throttle for us at RenderStreet with the launch of our newest program for Blender users. It has a different [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Stone & Marble (No UV's)

Blender 3D News - Sun, 01/25/2015 - 23:30
Procedural textures are a powerful tool. CG Masters dives in to them in their latest tutorial. Aidy Burrows writes: How to create any texture with cycles!!! That's a pretty big claim isn't it?! I think we're all reasonable people here though, I'm sure you'll see what I mean. We'll combine some texturing fundamentals together to [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation


Blender 3D News - Sun, 01/25/2015 - 22:05
By Carlos del Olmo.
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Blender Developer Notes: January 25, 2015

Blender 3D News - Sun, 01/25/2015 - 11:48
Ton Roosendaal shares the notes of the developers meeting in, #blendercoders. Be sure to read the update on the hair sim! Ton Roosendaal writes: Hi all, Here are the notes from today's 15h UTC meeting in #blendercoders 1) Blender 2.73a released Last week a bugfix update was released. All went smooth sofar. 2) [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

[non-Blender] The theory of Physically-Based Rendering and Shading

Blender 3D News - Sun, 01/25/2015 - 09:40
Allegorithmic presents a in-depth article on the interaction of light and matter and the basics of Physically-based rendering in this article. Light is a complex phenomenon as it can exhibit properties of both a wave and a particle. As a result, different models have been created to describe the behavior of light. As texture artists, [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Model Download: 28 Logos

Blender 3D News - Sun, 01/25/2015 - 09:30
Xelus shares a collection of 28 downloadable logos (Blender logo included).
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Jaguar Series 1 4.2 Roadster

Blender 3D News - Sun, 01/25/2015 - 07:05
By Guido. Enzo Ferrari called it "The most beautiful car ever built".The Jaguar E-Type, Jaguar produced from 1961 to 1975, was a breakthrough vehicle for the design, handling characteristics and aesthetics, in advance of the times in which the car was introduced. Its price, lower than that of competitors, contributed to its success, with a [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Blender Quick Tip: Speed up your renders and save some disk space

Blender 3D News - Sun, 01/25/2015 - 04:30
Learn how to cache the BVH tree and how to clean up some cache files. Michael Lackner writes: Hello everybody, Here is a quick tip on how to speed up your renders. I will also show you, where to delete unused cache files that Blender creates. This way I could get sometimes 70 GB more [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Monster Car

Blender 3D News - Sun, 01/25/2015 - 02:00
By Glenn Melenhorst. A model built in ZBrush and Blender. Rendered in cycles.
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation