20 May 13:Blender 2.67 Released The Blender Foundation and online developer community is proud to present Blender 2.67. New in this release is the Freestyle render engine for non-photorealistic rendering, which can generate 2D line drawings in various styles.
7 Feb 13:Cycles vs Mitsuba vs Luxrender %u2013 round 2 In 2011 I did free render engines comparison %u2013 NOX, Luxrender, Cycles, Mitsuba, Yafaray. Cycles seemd to be the slowest of them all and Mitsuba fastest. So did anything changed in past time?
1 Feb 13:Keeping Blender Configs Synced Across Multiple Machines with Dropbox If you use Blender on multiple machines, such as a desktop machine and a laptop, then chances are you get tired of constantly update your settings to match the other machine.
30 Jan 13:Add-on: IES Files in Cycles Great news for all the ArchViz people using blender Cycles!
Lockal released an useful add-on for importing and using real photometric (.IES) lamps directly in Blender Cycles. As a bonus you can select the colour temperature of the lamp in Kelvin!
22 Jan 13:Tears of Steel %u2013 4k The Amsterdam Cinegrid Consortium has agreed on allocating a budget for us to re-render the film in epic 4k! With all original footage being in 4k (and cleaned at that size as well) it's going to be mostly a challenge for our rendering, compositing and grading pipeline. Interesting job!
20 Jan 13:F2 Modeling Add-on Released After several weeks of testing and documentating I proudly present a new add-on: F2 (also known as the 'spider-script').
It extends Blender's native functionality for creating faces and should be a great help in your modeling workflow.
4 Jan 13:Tutorial: Designing Jewelry for 3D Printing with Blender Spreading gemstones on surface is the most frequent task in jewelry design. In this tutorial you will know what is the pave setting and how to spread diamonds on surface according to this specific type of setting.
31 Dec 12:Dynamic-Topology Sculpt Mode Now in Trunk Last Night, Nicholas Bishop has committed his long-awaited "Dynamic-Topology' Sculpt mode code to the trunk. Dynamic-topology sculpting automatically subdivides the mesh where it needs more resolution.
28 Dec 12:Doctor Who: Augmented Reality Tardis Greg Kumparak created an augmented reality version of Doctor Who's Tardis, proving that it IS bigger on the inside! Despite the 'rediculously steep learning curve', he pulled it off in a few days.
22 Dec 12:Add-on for wire renders with Blender internal and Cycles A wire render has a lot of uses in architectural visualization and most of them involve the demonstration of the structure of a 3d model for other artists.
22 Dec 12:How to setup external sunlight for architecture with Blender Cycles? There are a lot of examples and projects about Blender and Cycles for architecture related to interior visualization. But, only a few of them deal with natural light sources like the sun.
22 Dec 12:Introduction to Anisotropic Shading In this tutorial you will discover:
>What Anisotropy is
>When to use it
>How to use it to create a realistic saucepan
If you've heard the term "Anisotropic" thrown around the blender community recently, it's because the last release (2.65) included a new shader called Anisotropy.
22 Dec 12:Videotutorial: Basic Hair Settings By Matt Heimlich.
I've just completed my first training video for hair in Blender which I%u2019ve been planning for several months now. It's a pretty comprehensive overview of the basic hair system settings, and should be very useful for anyone from a beginning user,
20 Dec 12:Tutorial: Procedural rock material Learn how to create a procedural rock texture using nodes.
Rally writes:In this tutorial I show how to create a procedural rock material with nodes. I go into how the various nodes are used and why. The tutorial requires that you have a basic knowledge of nodes.
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