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Creating Realistic Hair in Blender for Cycles Render [$]

Blender 3D News - Fri, 11/13/2020 - 03:30
Sam writes: This is a realistic hair creation workflow. In this course, you will learn how to create and adjust the hair particle system in Blender. The pipeline includes the creating and explanation of a hair shader. You will get a realistic result that you can upgrade as you want. Also, you will know how [...]

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Commercial: Gecko Lockdown Beer

Blender 3D News - Fri, 11/13/2020 - 02:40
Laxy writes: For the past 2 years Gecko Animation has been involved in several product visualisation projects featuring well known beverage brands. Creating CG bottles, glasses, garnish, ice and all the fine details needed for photorealistic and appetising drinks all 100% within Blender, rendered in Cycles. These fun projects were affected like everything else when [...]

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Anima Pack for CG Cookie Flex Rig (Free download)

Blender 3D News - Fri, 11/13/2020 - 00:35
anima-pack writes: Anima Pack - is a package of animation actions for using with famous character template CG Cookie Flex Rig. This pack allows you to easily create simple animated videos with animated characters. Also, it can be used to help newbies learn how to make character animations in Blender. This project was born as [...]

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Free Download: 9 Mix Materials

Blender 3D News - Thu, 11/12/2020 - 22:30
Julio Sillet writes: I wanted to make more Halloween themed materials, but I didn't have much time sadly. You can download the pack here, also available on Blenderkit. If you like to support me you can do it on Patreon.

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How to use the Build Modifier with 3D objects and Grease Pencil | Blender 2.90 | Tutorial

Blender 3D News - Thu, 11/12/2020 - 13:05
25games writes: The Blender BUILD Modifier causes the faces of the mesh object to appear or disappear one after the other over time. In my opinion the modifier works best on Grease Pencil objects and creates very interesting video clips of your drawing and gives you full control over the layers. I learned a lot [...]

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FREE Ambient Grunge Node, EasyBPY and More!

Blender 3D News - Thu, 11/12/2020 - 11:00
Curtis Holt writes: Hi everyone, I've just made a free version of my ambient grunge node available for everyone to download and use. Its's a simplified version of the original tool which will allow you to get dirt buildup effects in the crevices of meshes by making use of the ambient occlusion data. In this [...]

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Extended Sculpt Tools v2.0.0.4 for Blender 2.83+ [$]

Blender 3D News - Thu, 11/12/2020 - 08:55
MeBMan writes: Extended Sculpt Tools v2.0.0.4 has just been released and it includes many features to help in sculpting in Blender. Some main features: Insert Custom Mesh- This feature inserts custom meshes in your sculpt. It auto-masks your sculpt for easy manipulation. Multiple Custom Mesh blend file support- You can import multiple blend files containing [...]

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Blender Viewport HDRI Rendering Addon

Blender 3D News - Thu, 11/12/2020 - 06:35
jayanam writes: In this video I show a free addon with that you can use the internal HDRI in the viewport shading for rendering. One drawback is that you have to set the render window to New Window, because the addon needs an active 3D viewport. So I used the Python methods of the addon [...]

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Behind the Scenes: "Ghiatto" - A grease pencil short

Blender 3D News - Thu, 11/12/2020 - 04:45
Croco Pie Studio writes: About us Croco Pie Studio is a collective of animators and filmmakers born in July 2020 in Naples. Its goal is to create entertainment contents and to find new storytelling techniques. What characterizes this close group is a well-defined narrative style, based on irony and simplicity, in addition to good versatility. [...]

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Best Audio and MIDI Software - 2020 KVR Readers' Choice Awards Winners

Audio Freeware - Thu, 11/12/2020 - 04:32


We're excited to announce the winners of the KVR Readers' Choice Awards 2020. The community has spoken and rewarded their favorite developers for work well done. Exemplifying the dynamism...

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UVPackmaster tutorial - UV packing mode "Groups To Tiles" [$]

Blender 3D News - Thu, 11/12/2020 - 02:40
glukoz writes: In this UVPackmaster tutorial you will learn: a standard application of the “Groups To Tiles” packing mode a non-standard application of the mode (how it can be useful even if you do not use multiple UDIM tiles in your UV workflow). how to use the “Manual” UV grouping method and what is the [...]

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Blender 2.83.9 LTS Released

Blender 3D News - Thu, 11/12/2020 - 00:00
Blender 2.83.9 LTS (Long Term Support) has just been released, adding no less than 14 bug fixes to one of the stablest and most well-maintained versions of Blender yet. Blender LTS update! ? Version 2.83.9 brings 14 fixes since the last release. ?? Download + Changelog at https://t.co/jUylAunnTT ? Steam, Windows Store and Snap will [...]

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Blender Hardsurface Addon JMesh Tools: New Features

Blender 3D News - Wed, 11/11/2020 - 22:30
jayanam writes: New features are added to the free hardsurface Blender addon JMesh Tools like converting meshes to curves and creating meshes from the JMesh primitives. This offers many new possibilities for boolean operations, which are explained in this video tutorial:

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New Render Window in Blender | Feature Request Discussion

Blender 3D News - Wed, 11/11/2020 - 13:05
Karim Joseph writes: Currently in Blender we use the image editor for rendering. In my opinion, both beginners and advanced users would benefit from a new dedicated render window. Before submitting a feature request in the Right-Click select forum, we would like to hear your feedback. Let us know in the YouTube comments, or on [...]

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Lighting in Wait (Kenan Proffitt Short Film)

Blender 3D News - Wed, 11/11/2020 - 11:00
Kenan Proffitt writes: Film synopsis: The Keeper of the Light fights for the survival and protection of his village. Hey Blender Community! I wanted to share my latest short film with everyone since the VFX in the film were created using Blender. This was a week long endeavor, so I had to approach it with [...]

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Behind the Scenes: Rocko's Modern Life

Blender 3D News - Wed, 11/11/2020 - 08:55
Introduction Hi! My name is Lucas and I’m a 3D character artist from Mar del Plata, Argentina. Although I have a 3D generalist background, my main interest is in developing appealing characters for animation and video games. I first approached Blender a long time ago, in 2007, and haven’t stopped using it ever since. It [...]

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Blender 2.8 Quick Hair Guide: How to Create and Place Character Hair

Blender 3D News - Wed, 11/11/2020 - 06:50
3D Tudor writes: Which 3D modeller does not want to know how to create hair? No one, I say. There are a lot of hair tutorials out there but I have tried to make this tutorial as short and concise as possible while also bringing in something new with a touch of fun. Join me [...]

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How to Improve your Low Poly Scenes

Blender 3D News - Wed, 11/11/2020 - 04:45
TheGiven writes: Learn how to instantly improve your low poly scenes, through adding subtle details with vertex painting.

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How to Improve your Composition in Blender

Blender 3D News - Wed, 11/11/2020 - 02:40
TheGiven writes: Instantly give your scenes a composition boost by using these camera overlays in Blender.

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What are quaternion rotations? (Calculations explained in 2d and 3d) [promoted]

Blender 3D News - Wed, 11/11/2020 - 01:45
pavla writes: Have you been hearing the term ‘Quaternion Rotations’ in Blender and wondered what they are -- or even how to control them? What this article covers Before we begin... Understanding Complex Numbers in 2d Understanding rotations in 3d Getting Stuck into the Numbers: Quartnenion Calculations Before you Go: Take-Home Challenge So...what are quaternion [...]

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