Great 3D Vids on Vimeo and Youtube

For information about the video please use the links under the videos v

Doomed: a biological cartoon!
from El Señor Studio on Vimeo.

Out Of The Ordinary from The Animation Workshop on Vimeo.

Kickstart "The Goon" Blur
on Kickstarter.

Thursday, May 31, 2012

eat3d: 110 free alpha maps for bolts and screws

On eat3d you can get 110 free alpha-/ heightmaps for making all kind of screws and bolts.
These can be used as heightmaps for displacement or in sculpting programs as alphas for brushes.

More Info and Download in the forum at

moofe: 6 new free HiRes HDRI Images

On you can get 6 new High Resolution HDRI images for free.
The packages are very complete and contain backplates, skyboxes, LDR- and HDR-versions of the images.

Download in the free stuff section on

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Josef Bsharah: 27 free 3d models of Axor bathroom mixers and accessories

Josef Bsharah has released 27 free Axor 3d models of Axor bathroom mixers and accessories on his blog Blog for download.
The volume 1 modelpack has a size of aprox. 100 MB and is available in OBJ and C4D formats.

More info and download on

Thursday, May 17, 2012

ReconstructMe Update 0.4.0-370 released

PROFACTOR has released 0.4.0-370 of ReconstructMe.

New in 0.4.0-370:

  • Added multiple volume scanning and stitching feature.
  • Added a fast .ply file exporter.
  • Added interactive 3d mesh preview when pausing a scan.
  • Fixed Microsoft Kinect for Windows projector turn-off when closing the application.
  • Fixed selecting a specific sensor by id.
  • Added a new polygonization algorithm to speed up mesh preview and saving.
  • Renamed --realtime to --scan.
  • Updated color theme of ReconstructMe.

More infos and download at

Saturday, May 5, 2012

HDRI-Hub: Get one free highres HDRI

On HDRI-Hub you can get one free highres HDRI of a Stonewall.
The free package contains:
  • 4096x2048 .hdr Panorama
  • High resolution .jpg tonemapped Image
  • Low resolution light map
  • 15 backplate images
  • sIBL Description file
More info and download at
(Thanks for the tip Andreas)

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Sweet Home 3D 3.5 released

Sweet Home 3D 3.5 was released.
New in Version 3.5:

  • Added Furniture > Align side by side menu item to align selected furniture on the sides and on the back side of the first selected piece.
  • Added Furniture > Align on front side / Align on back side / Align on left side / Align on right side menu items to align selected furniture on the front / back / left / right side of the first selected piece.
  • Added Furniture > Distribute horizontally / Distribute vertically menu items to distribute selected furniture accordingly.
  • Added Align or distribute furniture menu in plan popup menu to grant access to these features in the online version.
  • Added a magnetism behavior during the drag and drop of a piece in the plan, when its borders approach the borders of an other piece of furniture.
  • Improved magnetism of furniture along walls (including round walls) with anti collision system.
  • Made zoom in the plan centered on mouse cursor when zoom is done with mouse wheel while Ctrl key is pressed (cmd under Mac OS X).
  • Added 3D view > Modify virtual visitor menu item to edit visitor location and angles.
  • Added Adjust eyes elevation according to selected level option in virtual visitor modification pane (selected by default for new homes).
  • Reversed rotation direction towards up / down in aerial view mode.
  • Made ground color vary according to light power setting (the ground color of your existing home files will be automatically updated and this might lead to some small changes in rendering).
  • Reused staircase cut out shape to compute the hole of a ramp in the ground.
  • Added support for element in Collada files to get a better default size of imported 3D models at this format.
  • Added move mouse cursor for objects move in the plan and improved cursors look.
  • Added a button to access preferences in the tool bar (except under Mac OS X where the cmd + , shortcut is well known and the tool bar already large).
  • Fixed a bug that froze application when a window displaying a 3D view previously saved as hidden was enlarged under Mac OS X.
  • Split HomeController class in HomeController + HomePluginController classes to grant access to controllers in a plug-in (if you created a derived version of Sweet Home 3D with a direct subclass or an instantiation of HomeController class, you should just replace com.eteks.sweethome3d.viewcontroller.HomeController class by com.eteks.sweethome3d.plugin.HomePluginController class).
  • Updated German / Spanish / Brazilian-Portuguese / Swedish help.
  • Russian version of the user interface reviewed and updated by Андрей Прищенко.
  • Changed the font of Sweet Home 3D logo (thanks to Julien De Méyère).
  • Replaced JRE 6u30 by JRE 6u32 in Sweet Home 3D installers bundled with Java.
  • Other minor bugs fixes and enhancements.

Sweet Home 3D is Open Source and available for Windows, OS X, Linux and Solaris

More info and download at