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 Blender.org.
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 blenderguru.com and CGCookie. Now go grab your free copy and make some movies! 🙂
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.
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:
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.
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 www.blender.org