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An Open Letter to Tim Cook

Blender 3D News - 4 hours 47 min ago
On the same day that Jens Verwiebe decided to stop maintining the OS X binaries for Blender because of Apple's bad GPU support (don't worry, someone else has stepped in), the LuxRender team published an open letter to Apple CEO about the state of their support. Paolo Ciccone writes: We have found out that the [...]
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Graphics Daily Artwork

Blender 3D News - Sun, 05/03/2015 - 14:32
Dimitris Christou posts daily graphics to his blog, Graphics Daily. I like his abstract work, check it out!
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Guus' Rocket

Blender 3D News - Sun, 05/03/2015 - 10:30
What happens when a 3D printing artist has his first son? He creates a printable birth card! Check out Dolf Veenvliet (Macouno)'s awesome story. To announce the arrival of our son and astronaut, Guus, I created a little card that doubles as a rocket construction kit. We 3D printed 60 kits (on my Makerbot Replicator [...]
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Blender Developer Notes: May 3, 2015

Blender 3D News - Sun, 05/03/2015 - 08:09
Highlights: OpenSubdiv is planned for 2.76, Cycles Portals for 2.75, and Jens Verwiebe, the maintainer for the OS X binaries passes on his activities. Ton writes: Hi all, Here are the notes from today's meeting in #blendercoders. 1) Planning for the next release (2.75) A number of bigger projects are still not ready. After [...]
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Up and Down + Balloons Tutorial

Blender 3D News - Sun, 05/03/2015 - 05:10
Here's a new video by Sottozen AND a tutorial on how they created the balloons effect. Hello guys and welcome to our first "long" tutorial. It's about rigid bodies simulation in Blender 2.74. I hope that my bad English is not "too" bad for you :) This tutorial shows how we made the balloons simulation [...]
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Summer Haven

Blender 3D News - Sun, 05/03/2015 - 02:40
An awesome summer scene by PhuongDanh that started in Blender and got a paintover in Photoshop. A little tent that i've always wanted to own during the summer Thank you !! There was a lot of PS involved,here's is the render image that came straight through blender so you could figure out the amount of [...]
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Quick Tip: How to Create a Turntable Animation

Blender 3D News - Sun, 05/03/2015 - 00:26
Greg Zaal shares a one-minute tutorial on how to quickly set up a turntable animation. Discover How To: Do simple keyframe animation Control a whole model with one object Change the default keyframe interpolation
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BlenderNation Commenting: Back to WordPress Comments

Blender 3D News - Sat, 05/02/2015 - 12:10
After testing Discourse commenting for three months, I've come to the conclusion that it's not helping the conversation and the sense of community here on BlenderNation. Articles only have occasional comments and more often than not, a real conversation never takes off. I think it's a shame, all these empty articles don't give a feeling [...]
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SuperTuxCart 0.9 adds New Renderer and Tracks

Blender 3D News - Sat, 05/02/2015 - 07:50
The open source SuperTuxCart racing game makes extensive use of Blender - all assets and tracks are designed in our favorite tool. Their latest release adds a significant upgrade of the visual quality and also boosts two new tracks for your racing pleasure. It has been a rather long time since our last official release [...]
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Circus Maximus

Blender 3D News - Sat, 05/02/2015 - 05:10
By ptaszek. I would like to post my quite new 3D artwork done in Blender and Maxwell Render. I did all by myself. I hope you will like it. If you want to like or share pls visit this page. Also big thanks to Nildar for B-Maxwell plugin!
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Ray & Clovis: Spring Cleaning!

Blender 3D News - Sat, 05/02/2015 - 02:30
Ray & Clovis are back and 'clean' the house in an unexpected way. David Andrade writes: Hello friends! David from Theory Animation here. We've released a new animated Ray & Clovis short! It's called Spring Cleaning! It's spring time and Ray has started doing chores, and Clovis has found a high tech way to do [...]
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Tutorial: Large Scale Volcanic Eruption

Blender 3D News - Sat, 05/02/2015 - 00:00
Steve Lund (CG Geek) writes: Create an animated large scale Volcano Eruption in this new 2-part tutorial series! These tutorials cover everything from creating a mountain, to setting up fluid and smoke simulations!
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Feature length film: Sabogal

Blender 3D News - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 12:30
I think this may be the biggest Blender production I've seen yet. Canal Capital, Colombia's public television, has produced this feature length film with heavy use of Blender. It is also the first Columbian feature length film to be accepted by the Annecy International Animation Film Festival, and the first time that such intensive motion [...]
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Eyes to Rigify

Blender 3D News - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 04:53
Dionne Theakstone writes: Have you ever want to get eyes moving and working with Rigify? Here is a quick to the point and straight forward to follow tutorial.
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Addon: Drag And Drop Environments For Blender

Blender 3D News - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 01:40
Blender Sensei sells a neat plugin that makes it very easy to switch and test different environments. The Drag & Drop Environments addon for Blender allows you to drag any image into Blender’s 3D View window instantly creating the environment for both Blender Render and Cycles modes. You can even see your environment when working [...]
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Blender 3D News - Thu, 04/30/2015 - 23:30
By jayd. Here's something I've been working on, learning how to use particles. Please let me know what you think.
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WhoBlend: When i discover how to parent objects

Blender 3D News - Thu, 04/30/2015 - 14:45
Katamari Damacy anyone? More on WhoBlend :)
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Sculpting Material for Landscapes

Blender 3D News - Thu, 04/30/2015 - 12:30
Matthew Carson writes: Here is a material I designed from nodes only that is used to help sculpt landscapes. It will work in BI or Cycles because, well, it's not about's about sculpting. I basically creates a live topographical contour shader.
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You're Still Here

Blender 3D News - Thu, 04/30/2015 - 10:10
By yohasse. Made this yesterday when I was feeling a bit down. Took 4 hours to make and 5 hours to render. "You're still here" - The meaning is that sometimes life crumple you up to a ball, but even in the most crushing times, you're still here, the world hasn't ended, you are here, [...]
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Tutorial: Cloth Texture with Holes

Blender 3D News - Thu, 04/30/2015 - 08:00
Tutor4u writes: This Blender video demonstrates how to apply a cloth texture with holes in the texture. Blender version 2.74 was used for this tutorial. This video shows many techniques that may be helpful to beginners and intermediate users.
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