Blender Free Stuff

Blender Demo Reel 2013

Check out the latest Demo Reel for the Free Open Source Software Blender. For anyone that is looking for a low budget software to create high end quality animations and compositing then I highly recommend they take a look at

It is free to download and use and there tons of free tutorials all throughout the web. Some of my favorite tutorials can be found at and CGCookie. Now go grab your free copy and make some movies! 🙂

Blender Demo Reel 2013 – YouTube.

Blender Cool Free Stuff

Noodle physics simulation ;p – Blender and Bullet Physics – YouTube

Here is an awesome video using physics inside of Blender a free open source 3d software.  It is amazing what open source free software is able to do now. Noodle physics simulation ;p – Blender and Bullet Physics – YouTube.


Here is more on the creation of this animation:

Blender Cool Inspirational

Open Source Real Time SSS Shader | BlenderNation

This is so amazing, real time skin rendering that looks very realistic.  Yes many artists have been able to re-create 3D Computer Generated skin, but to achieve this in realtime and photorealistic quality has been unheard of, until now.  Check out the video below and tell me what you think:

Non-Blender: Open Source Real Time SSS Shader | BlenderNation.

Separable Subsurface Scattering (Real Time) from Jorge Jimenez on Vimeo.

Spot Highlight

Amazing Showreel 2010 by Luca Maccarelli

Amazing Show Reel by Luca Maccarelli:

showreel 2010 from luca maccarelli TD Generalist on Vimeo.

Motion Master Templates

New Motion Template – Desktop Zoom

Hello, I wanted to share with you the latest Motion Template for Motion 5 and Final Cut X named ‘Desktop Zoom’ from my template store.

Cool Inspirational Spot Highlight

Party Rock Anthem-Kia Soul Hamster Commercial HD:

This is the latest spot created by one of my favorite studios Method. I love the story, design and concept, it is simply AWESOME!  Maybe this is the way we can end war. 🙂

Blender Cool Tutorials

Lighting tips from the Masters «


3D Model Sample


Here is a great article on how to light like the pros.  These techniques may be used for photography, video, painting and 3d animation.  Included in this article is a FREE blender file of a proper 3 point lighting setup.

Blender Spot Highlight

Blender 2011 Siggraph Demo Reel

I am a huge fan of Blender 3D, a free open source software application that works on all operating systems and allows you to model, animate, composite, edit, create games, simulate liquids and Much Much More.  Oh yeah and its FREE! Check out the Reel:

Blender 2011 Siggraph Demo Reel – YouTube.

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Blender Cool Free Stuff

Free Render Farm for all :)

I am very proud of how far Blender has gone.  At this speed I can only imagine how much further they can go.

Now Blender will allow you to render on the global render farm to speed up your render process.

Blender 3D is a free 3D app to create animations, compositing, games and modeling.  It is an amazing tool!  And it is FREE! 🙂


‪The Nature Academy 1080P‬‏ – Created on Blender 3D

Here is a beautiful example of what is capable of being created in Blender 3D.

The following animation was created by Andrew Price, who also runs the very informative website Blender Guru.

via ‪Official Trailer – The Nature Academy 1080P‬‏ – YouTube.

Blender is released under the GNU Public License, as Free Software, and therefore can be distributed by anyone freely.

Motion Master Templates

New Motion Master Template – Explode

Hello, I wanted to share with you the latest Motion Master Template named ‘Explode’ from my template store.

This templates includes:

  • Sound F/X audio file
  • 1920 x 1080p resolution
  • 1 Drop Zones
  • Ability to customize background, cube and screen colors
  • Option to turn blur on or off
  • You have the choice to turn camera shake on or off
  • Thank you.

    I would like to send a special thanks to Nick Campbell and Mark Spencer for their great tutorials and inspiration that helped make this template possible.

    An additional gratitude is extended to Joel Wilcoxson for being such a helpful critique, his attention to detail and positive feedback is truly appreciated.


    New Video Added to Portfolio: South Eastern Studios – Realtime 3D Virtual Sets

    South Eastern Studio - Presentation Video

    I added a video I recently edited for South Eastern Studios to my video portfolio.

    About South Eastern Studios:

    South Eastern Studios allows you to shoot in HD in front of a green screen while inserting a 3D virtual set into the background all in real-time, all camera moves, zooms and depth of field interact with the 3D background without the use of position markers on the walls.  So in short, you can go in, shoot your production and walk away with a completed spot with no computer compositing work required afterwards.  They also have a video switcher so you can switch between their 3 HD cameras during the shoot.

    The best part is that they are located in Vero Beach, Florida so you can schedule some relaxing in the sun after the shoot instead of slaving away in front of the computer compositing your shots in post.

    Watch the full video presentation here:  South Eastern Studios – Realtime 3D Virtual Sets.

    We stayed at the Vero Beach Hotel and Spa and The Caribbean Court during our visits in which we had an amazing time.

    Here are photographs taken of our trips there: South Eastern StudiosVero BeachVero Beach Hotel and Spa and Caribbean Court Hotel


    After Effects Exporter for Blender – Video Tutorial

    My good friend Bart Harrison sent me this link of Paolo Ciccone’s video tutorial: After Effects Exporter for Blender.  This well produced video demonstrates on how one can export a 3D animation from Blender to Adobe After Effects you can get the exporter here, just click on download project files.  Even though you can do compositing inside of Blender, there are many of us that are used to working in After Effects being that it has been an industry standard for many years, so we tend to stick with what we know best.

    Some of you may have noticed that I am a big fan of the blender toolset, a few of the reasons are: that it is free by being open source, available for most computer platforms, it has a huge fan base following, over the years I have seen this product grow at an incredible speed by being open source you pretty much have the world helping develop this software, and this one tool can do 3D animation, physics, modeling, compositing, video editing, and even video game creation just to name a few, oh and did I mention that it is FREE to download !

    You can also find more of Paolo’s blender tutorials here:

    Visit his website at: and

    Thank you Paolo for taking the time to create these tutorials.


    A very nice 3D animation created in Blender

    transformation from Andre B on Vimeo.

    The theme of this study is the mechanical transformation, a change of the form. The 5 items that have arisen here, fall back in form and process of change on analogies from nature. A sphere, the simplest geometric shape that we know, serves as a starting form.

    If you would like to learn more about the Blender the free open-source animation, compositing, video editing tool set visit


    Durian – Open Source Movie Project

    A fantastic way to market a movie by keeping the audience involved in the production process and in turn making one feel part of the movie making experience.  Durian is being created by the Blender Foundation and the software that is being used to create this movie is all free by being part of the open source community and available to anyone as a free download.