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Zacharias Reinhardt writes: Hi everyone! In this videotutorial you will learn how to create individualized trees in Blender, using the skin modifier and a particle system. In later videos you will also learn how to add materials and how to animate and simulate branches and leaves. Have fun! ~Zacharias English tutorial German tutorial
Guilherme Henrique created this stunning scene, inspired by Tolkien. I'm stunned by the painting-like quality. Artwork made for Blender Guru, to demonstrate the recently launched Rock Essentials pack. All rocks found there came from the pack, so the bulk work of what could be a really long scene to create could be achieved in roughly [...]
Take 15 minutes to see what's coming up in 2.78. Lee Salvemini writes: Hi Bart! Just thought I'd share a 2.78 feature overview, as we get closer and closer to the official release. Cheers, Lee You will find a lot of related links and further reading on the CG Masters website.
As you can see we've put a fresh coat of paint on Drupal.org - but the changes run below the surface. This latest iteration of the front page brings the key concepts of our design system to the forefront: Clean, Modern, Technical.
This change also brings new editorial tools for Drupal.org content editors. The new home page provides us more flexibility with content and presentation, and so you'll see more frequent updates, more information about DrupalCon, and more editorial flexibility on the home page than you've seen in the past. These tools are also helping us to build cleaner, modern landing pages - like you've just seen with our Fall Membership Campaign.
We've previewed this work with several key members of the community and the board, and we want to say thank you to everyone who's given us their feedback on this first step for our new home page. We also want to give an extra special thank you to dyannenova for her contributions to this effort.
This is just the beginning - very soon we'll have a new visual look for the case studies that are featured on the home page, and then shortly after that we'll begin promoting solutions to Drupal evaluators in specific industries, like Higher Education, Media & Publishing, and Government.
If Drupal.org is the home of the community, than the front page is our front door. We want to welcome new users and evaluators of Drupal, highlight the project's strengths, and promote news and happenings from throughout the ecosystem.
We hope you like the changes, and we think you'll like the upcoming iterations even more. We'd love to hear your feedback!
Arkadiusz shares some clever approaches to speed up rendering of trees, or other complex systems with many duplicated or similar objects.
The post How to render trees 2 times faster in Blender Cycles appeared first on BlenderNation.
Drupal 8.1.10, a maintenance release which contains fixes for security vulnerabilities, is now available for download.
See the Drupal 8.1.10 release notes for further information.Download Drupal 8.1.10
Upgrading your existing Drupal 8 sites is strongly recommended. There are no new features nor non-security-related bug fixes in this release. For more information about the Drupal 8.x release series, consult the Drupal 8 overview.Security information
We have a security announcement mailing list and a history of all security advisories, as well as an RSS feed with the most recent security advisories. We strongly advise Drupal administrators to sign up for the list.
Drupal 8 includes the built-in Update Manager module, which informs you about important updates to your modules and themes.Bug reports
This is the final security release for the 8.1.x series. Future maintenance releases will be made available in the 8.2.x series, according to our monthly release cycle.Change log
Drupal 8.1.10 was released in response to the discovery of security vulnerabilities. Details can be found in the official security advisories:
To fix the security problem, please upgrade to Drupal 8.1.10. (Sites testing the 8.2.x release should update to 8.2.0-rc2.)Update notes
See the 8.1.10 release notes for details on important changes in this release.
This is the final security release of the 8.1.x series. Sites should prepare to update to 8.2.0 following this release.Known issues
See the 8.1.10 release notes for known issues.
Everybody join me in wishing Reyn a VERY happy birthday! :) Reynante Martinez writes: Today I celebrated my 10,950th day and to commemorate this milestone, I'm offering one of my treasured creations, The Cycles Material Vault, on its lowest sale price yet! Grab it here This offer will only last until September 23. Hurry if [...]
The Blend4Web Team is pre-announcing their next contest. Are you ready? We are happy to announce our new contest! We hope the theme will appeal to a lot of you guys, as many Blenderheads are into cars in general, especially retro-style. The contest will officially start on October 4th and last until November 7th, prizes [...]
I'm not a big gun fan, but thought this tutorial series by CGphoenix was worth sharing as it's very detailed and extensive. If you can't be bothered to follow along, you can also grab it from Blend Swap :) Here's the result on Sketchfab: M9 Beretta by Bart on Sketchfab
Download Tal Hershkovich's setup file for Rigify and animate your quadrupeds! (I had no idea you could store presets for Rigify like this - nice find, Tal!) Anyone who is in a need for a quadruped rig, can download this Metarig, and then launch and generate it using rigify. Follow the link from my BlenderArtists thread [...]
Can you spot the Blender models in this commercial? pali12345 writes: All content 3d was made in Blender and rendered in V-Ray. Everything was captured by video, except the fruit in the palm and container of ice cream.. Enjoy.
Monocasual Laboratories release Giada 0.13.0 "Understanding Eigenvalues" for Linux, Windows and OS X
I've been getting a lot of reports of Blender sightings on national television shows. Today, Caminandes and Big Buck Bunny made a (short) appearance in the BBC tech show 'Click' as a demonstration for 3D cinema screenings without glasses.
Jayanam demonstrates the Object Carve MT add-on, which comes bundled with 2.78. Here is a short tutorial and showoff for the addon MT Carve and Create from Cédric Lepiller to cut away parts of your model like you perhaps know it from applications like ZBrush or 3D-Coat. You don't need to download the addon from [...]
Nimble Collective's Jason Schleifer is back with another video in which he shares his animation process. I've found his videos to be super insightful as well as fun to watch, so dive in and enjoy! You've just been handed a shot to animate. Whoo hoo! You're all set to dive in and start making things move. BUT [...]
The Suzanne Awards have started again! Submit your best Blender work to be considered for a nomination. Voting for the final winners happens during the Blender Conference. Ever since the second Blender Conference in 2003, the Suzanne Awards are given to artists using Blender to realize outstanding artwork. This year we are introducing two changes [...]