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Blender and 3D-Coat: Create and texture kettlebell

Blender 3D News - Sat, 12/10/2016 - 14:10

jayanam writes: Here you can see me creating a kettlebell model with Blender, export it as fbx and then texture it with 3D-Coat's PBR smart materials.

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Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

The Art of Enrico Cerica

Blender 3D News - Sat, 12/10/2016 - 02:05

I've featured Enrico's work before, and usually it involved architectural renderings. But Enrico is a much broader artist than that, with work ranging from super realistic to wonderfully creative. Enjoy!

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Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Molecular Script - Tutorial

Blender 3D News - Sat, 12/10/2016 - 00:23

Moby Motion writes: The one thing that stopped me using PyroEvil's molecular script earlier, is the lack of clear documentation and tutorials. I thought I'd make this to introduce people to it - I feel like a lot of people would like to get into it if it weren't for the lack of documentation. The [...]

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Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Art Spotlight: Minimalism Project - "Home"

Blender 3D News - Fri, 12/09/2016 - 08:23

Meet Jakob Baldwin from Denmark as he talks about his minimalist/low-poly art work "Home". My name is Jakob Baldwin, I don’t have any fancy 3D education or job description (yet!), but I enjoy making 3D models and scenes in my spare time. I’ve been using Sketchfab as the primary place to collect and view my [...]

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Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Airwindows releases free VinylDither and HighGlossDither plug-ins

Audio Freeware - Fri, 12/09/2016 - 07:23
Airwindows has released another two free dither plug-ins: VinylDither and HighGlossDither. VinylDither - Retro 'groove crackle' dither with fuller sound. HighGlossDither [Read More]

Native Instruments updates Kontakt and Kontakt Player to v5.6.5

Audio Freeware - Fri, 12/09/2016 - 06:51
Native Instruments has updated Kontakt and Kontakt Player to v5.6.5. Added: New KSP UI control: XY Pad. Re-introduced the Global Purge controls (removed with 5.6.0) as part of the File menu. [Read More]

Video: Sharanauts - New recruits

Blender 3D News - Fri, 12/09/2016 - 06:15

Sharanauts was one of my favourite short films at this year's Suzanne Awards viewing during the Blender Conference. Very well produced, funny and a high dose of 'Minions' humor - a great combination :) Russian 'Propellers Studio' just released the pilot of the series, enjoy! (Sorry, embedding has been disabled for this video).

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Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Hermann Seib updates VSTHost to v1.56

Audio Freeware - Fri, 12/09/2016 - 04:47
Hermann Seib has announced that the free VSTHost application for 32- and 64-bit Windows has been updated to v1.56. Changes against v1.55: Bridged Plug-in unloading caused a 5-second delay; corrected. [Read More]

The art of Pascal Deraed

Blender 3D News - Fri, 12/09/2016 - 04:05

Pascal Deraed from Karlskrona, Sweden shares some incredible work. I've featured some of his work before - he was on the Cycles Material Vault showcase and I showed a breakdown of his Steampunk Vault. I am CG teacher at a secondary Cutting Edge Educational program in the south of Sweden. I am also a freelancer [...]

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Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Kilohearts Reverser is free for the holidays; 80% sale on kHs ONE

Audio Freeware - Fri, 12/09/2016 - 03:24
Kilohearts is giving away its Reverser plugin for free and offering the subtractive synth kHs ONE for 80% off until December 28th. They are also offering some deals on bundles as well. [Read More]

Autodafe releases free Casio VL-1 soundset for Kontakt

Audio Freeware - Fri, 12/09/2016 - 02:56
Autodafe has released a free Kontakt soundset sampled from the Casio VL-1 (or VL-Tone), a small synth-calculator from the '80s, (in)famous for its sounds and rhythms. It features the 5 original [Read More]

Musical Entropy updates Spaceship Delay to v1.0.2

Audio Freeware - Fri, 12/09/2016 - 02:45
Musical Entropy's contribution to the KVR Developer Challenge 2016, Spaceship Delay, has been updated to version 1.0.2. Changes since 1.0.0: New: The data folder contain a few presets and an [Read More]

Blender model to 3D-Coat and back to Cycles render

Blender 3D News - Fri, 12/09/2016 - 02:05

jayanam writes: In this tutorial I am exporting a blender model (table) as fbx, import it into 3d-Coat for adding pbr smart materials, and then I render it with Blender Cycles and a PBR shader.

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Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Video: Dance Man!

Blender 3D News - Thu, 12/08/2016 - 22:43

Here's a very cool hair simulation. I had to watch it a few times to convince myself it wasn't just an actor in a hairy suit :) Chosen One Media writes: Check out this very quick video I finished last week, I spent around 10 days total putting this together. On this project I used [...]

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Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Open Source Creative Podcast #22 – Requesting Features

Blender 3D News - Thu, 12/08/2016 - 10:25

Jason van Gumster talks about his site 'Right-Click Select' and about how to best make feature requests in an open source community. Hi there! In this episode I talk at length about another little distraction that I’ve had over the last year… a little feature request site for Blender called Right-Click Select. But, that’s just [...]

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Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

What’s new on - November 2016

Drupal - Thu, 12/08/2016 - 09:27

Read our Roadmap to understand how this work falls into priorities set by the Drupal Association with direction and collaboration from the Board and community.

The engineering team at the Drupal Association had much to be thankful for in November. With the support of the wonderful volunteers in our community and the contributions of our Supporting Partners we were able to deliver some great tools for the project. Let's dive and see what's new. updates Promoting Drupal by Industry

In November we finished the technical scaffolding for the upcoming industry pages, and began working with the wider Association team on content development for these pages. Because we were ahead of our internal targets for this page and we felt it would add significant value, we've also added the ability to geotarget content on these industry pages.

This is the first instance of geo-targeting on, and we'll be using it to help connect Drupal evaluators with regionally appropriate content and partners on these pages. Work on the industry pages is ongoing, but we're excited to bring them to you soon.

Developer Tools Evaluation

During November the engineering team also had a two day retreat here in Portland, OR with webchick - one of the members of the Technical Advisory Committee. We used this retreat to do a deep dive into the current state of developer tools on, and to evaluate our options to continue evolving the tools we offer to the community.

We gave a summary of our exploration along with some next steps to the Drupal Association Board on November 22nd. You can find the minutes and a recording here.

Core release packaged with --no-dev composer dependencies

Starting with the Drupal 8.2.3 release, we are now packaging full releases of Drupal core with --no-dev composer dependencies. This means that packages downloaded will not include extraneous developer extras that should not be used in production sites, and that the release packages will be smaller. We will continue to package dev releases with the dev dependencies.

Feature branch testing support allows maintainers to create feature branches for issues by using the name format [issue#]-[short-description]. Any commits made to a branch in this format will appear in the sidebar of the associated issue. To improve the utility of these feature branches, DrupalCI patch file tests now also run on push to these branches.

To add tests, users can simply click on the 'add test' link beneath the git branch in the issue sidebar, or click on the existing test result bubble to re-test or add a new test. Since this feature was introduced we've run over 200 issue branch tests.

Project maintainers can add Documentation Guides

We're continuing to support the migration of documentation to the new documentation system, and we've now enabled Project Maintainers to add related documentation guides to their projects. Once added, the related projects will appear on the documentation guides, in the sidebar.

Documentation Maintainers can find their Guides

Many community volunteers have stepped up to become maintainers of the new documentation guides. We want to make sure we're giving them the tools they need to do the work of maintaining those guides and the pages within them.

We've added a 'Your Guides' section to the user profile which will list all of the guides that a user maintains, as well as the pages within those guides. This should allow maintainers to see when pages have been recently changed or added, and to easily keep their guide content curated and up to date.

Infrastructure Virtualization and Improved Config Management

In November, we completed the majority of two major infrastructure projects. Firstly, we've virtualized the majority of the infrastructure and standardized on Debian 8 images. Secondly we've updated our configuration and user management from Puppet 3 + LDAP to Puppet 4 + Hiera. This is a significant milestone for our infrastructure, and gives us a more portable and maintainable infrastructure to manage moving forwards.

Community Initiatives

Community initiatives are a collaboration; with dedicated community volunteers building improvements to with the architectural guidance and oversight of the Drupal Association engineering team.

Drupal 8 User Guide Launched!

We're very happy to say that the Drupal 8 User Guide is now live on! This documentation guide is carefully curated to provide all the information a new user needs to become skilled at managing a Drupal 8 site. We want to give a special thanks to jhodgdon for all her work on the User Guide project.

Initiatives need your help

Are you a power user who relies on Dreditor? Markcarver, who is currently leading the charge to port Dreditor features to, has invited anyone interested in contributing to join him in #dreditor on freenode IRC or the Dreditor GitHub.

Is the written word your domain? Consider putting your skills to use by becoming a maintainer of Drupal documentation. If you are a developer interested in contributing code to the new documentation system, please contact tvn.


As always, we’d like to say thanks to all the volunteers who work with us, and to the Drupal Association Supporters, who made it possible for us to work on these projects.

If you would like to support our work as an individual or an organization, consider becoming a member of the Drupal Association.

Follow us on Twitter for regular updates: @drupal_org, @drupal_infra

Combine the new 'Filmic Blender' with the old film look

Blender 3D News - Thu, 12/08/2016 - 08:20

'Filmic Blender' is becoming quite a thing in the Blender community! After our initial coverage earlier this week, here's a new tutorial on another application. MrTheRich writes: I love the new configuration made by Troy Sobotka. It gives a good scene just that little nudge to make it perfect! While working with I ran into [...]

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Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

AudioThing releases Filterjam - freeware for Mac and Win, VST, AU & AAX

Audio Freeware - Thu, 12/08/2016 - 08:04
AudioThing has released Filterjam, a free multi-band resonant filter for Mac OS X and Windows. Filterjam delivers weird ringmod-like filtered sounds. The input signal is divided into 4 bands [Read More]

Interview: Blender Institute - A Leader in 3D Creation

Blender 3D News - Thu, 12/08/2016 - 06:15

The Lulzbot blog features an interview with Andy Goralczyk. He talks about how the Blender Foundation and Institute work, and how they use the Lulzbot printers in their projects. Whether animating films or hosting developers for the Blender Foundation, the Blender Institute in Amsterdam, the Netherlands is one of the leading voices in the Free [...]

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Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Short Film: Natura

Blender 3D News - Thu, 12/08/2016 - 04:10

Felipe Esquivel presents 'Natura' - the short that he worked on for over a year and a half! Natura Finally we can show this film! Watch the complete short here. Made with Blender and with English subtitles. -F

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Categories: 2D & 3D Animation