Archive for April, 2010

Some more FREE goodies…

April 12, 2010
Hi Everyone,
It’s been a while since my last posting.
Below are some goodies I hope you’ll enjoy!
First up, BZoo, http://www.bzooworld.org/ a game engine suite for Blender and another free game development tool – Unity 3D.
Plus, if you want to learn to use Unity 3D, here’s the link: http://unity3d.com/
Next up, more tools for Blender.
If you’re using Blender 2.5 and would like to have the python scripts for creating lens flares, go to the BlenderTime site: http://www.blendertime.com/tag/lens-flares-library/

If you want to create a 3D graphic in Blender and want greater flexibility in painting and manipulating your work in Photoshop, check out this YouTube video – WARNING: It’s in German and you’ll need Photoshop CS3 Extended to do your work in – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NxCLx1ljKgo

Need some inspiration, host your Blender videos or get some additional training, then take a look at Blender Videos: http://www.blendervideos.com/
If you’re looking for more textures and freebies, here are some site to help you to build your library of resources:
3D Total’s Free Textures – http://freetextures.3dtotal.com/
Media Militia – http://www.blendervideos.com/
WireCase – http://www.wirecase.com/Gallery-Free-3D-Models_s-2_v-20-1_f-fc-0-321_f-fpx-_f-fpn-_f-oid-.html
Need to build up your sound effects library? Try FlashKithttp://www.flashkit.com/
Yo will have the options to a) try the effect before you begin the download; b) decide on whether to download a WAV or MP3.

Some notes on FlashKit:
Don’t let the name and nature of the site fool you. Once you download these files, you can use them over and over again in a multitude of media. Also, although MP3’s are faster to download, these files are heavily compressed. Best practice in multimedia design is to use a WAV file, since it is full of harmonics and range (and it can be in stereo), then re-compress it when you render out your projects.

If you are interested in creating your own city, then this free downloadable script is for you.
The Suicidator City Generator is available from this site:
http://arnaud.ile.nc/sce/

Here is what your city could look like:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HROU3gLcgfg&feature=PlayList&p=81E6BA0B1F7E4710&playnext=1&playnext_from=PL&index=35
This is how-to install the script and run it in Blender:
Video instructions on how-to work with the script – Note: NO AUDIO – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZzRWpkTR8gU&feature=channel
Well that’s all I got for this round!
Til next time.
-VegaDMS

Online Texture CD for Blender

April 12, 2010

Here are some Textures, Plug-Ins and more:

The Blender Texture Disc

Enjoy!

-VegaDMS

Blender Resources, part 2 (advanced)

April 12, 2010
Here are some resources where you can find additional tutorials, plug-ins and python scripts.
When you come across a python script, its file extension will look like this: .py

Copy this file and paste it in the SCRIPTS folder located under: .blender
Look for this:
C:\Program Files\Blender\.blender\scripts
LuxRender
http://www.luxrender.net/
LuxRender is a physically based and unbiased rendering engine. Based on state of the art algorithms, LuxRender simulates the flow of light according to physical equations, thus producing realistic images of photographic quality.
BlenderNation (Tutorials for various versions of Blender)
http://www.blendernation.com/links/browse/tutorials-type/
Alien HelpDesk (Scripts for 2.4x & 2.5x)
http://www.alienhelpdesk.com/index.php?id=16
SWiK (More Scripts)
http://swik.net/blender+scripts
FYI: Scripts include an exporter to After Effects. (Looking forward to working with this one.)
Pret-A-3D (Tutorials)
http://preta3d.com/
GTA Garage (GTA Mod Database for Models)
http://www.gtagarage.com/mods/index.php
FYI: GTA = Grand Theft Auto
Rozengain’s Blog (Anyone designing games in Flash?)
http://www.rozengain.com/blog/2008/01/02/export-your-blender-objects-straight-to-away3d-papervision3d-and-sandy/
FYI: This script allows you to export to ActionScript 3.0 from Blender!!!
Note: Papervision3D integrates into Flash to allow the creation of 3D.
Link: http://www.papervision3d.org/
Til next time…

-VegaDMS


The Downloads, part 1

April 8, 2010

Hello and Welcome!
If you’ve read my earlier posts and wondered where to get Blender, here you go:Blender:
http://www.blender.org/
Also, if you are into Character Design, then you may want to look into DAZ Studio:DAZ Studio: http://www.daz3d.com/

FREE Models to work with: http://www.daz3d.com/i/3d-models/free-3d-models?cat=382&_m=d

Plug-Ins and other additional features for Blender can be found in my previous entry, “Blender Resources”.
Gotta run…

-VegaDMS