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Worlds first Party elction Broadcast done in blender

Blender 3D News - Sun, 05/01/2016 - 00:00

The Wales Green Party used Blender for a 360 degree video for their electoral broadcast. Chris McFall from United Filmdom talks about its creation. Chris Mcfall writes: It’s been a year of firsts for the Wales Green Party and their Party Electoral Broadcast for the National Assembly Election in 2016 is no different. Featuring the leader [...]

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Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Image: Boxer Character

Blender 3D News - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 13:22

Lucas Souza writes: Hello everyone, that's my latest work. All project was a great learning to improve the skills on Topology / Texture Paint / Sculpt and others. The creation of character took me around 4 to 5 weeks, because i was looking to study any areas. I hope you enjoy :) The model was [...]

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Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Animated First-Person Fight Scene - "Hardcore Henry Minecraft"

Blender 3D News - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 11:50

Dillon is back with a new production! It's totally over the top, just like Hardcore Henry ;-) dillongoo writes: Just finished my most recent animation that included a Poser to Blender workflow! To get the first person effect, I simply replaced the head mesh with a camera. In total, this video took me about two [...]

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Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

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Blender 3D News - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 09:44

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Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Japanese Bank

Blender 3D News - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 08:08

Kerouac9 writes: Hi Blendernation, My name is Matt and I work in the field of innovative technology - principally Augmented/ Virtual Reality, wearables etc. so 3D is central to a lot of my work. Working in the UK for an educational technology company, it is great to recommend Blender as an open source alternative to [...]

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MinnBug Meetup May 1: Fluid Designer + Blender Parametric Modeling

Blender 3D News - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 07:30

Paul Eckhardt writes: We're going to be looking into Parametric Modeling in Fluid Designer - a Blender offshoot - created for architectural layout. If you're working on anything you'd like to show off blender related, we'd love to see it. As always, feel free to bring any other general questions that you have related to [...]

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Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Image: A Night in Naoshima

Blender 3D News - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 05:25

Mrityunjay B writes: Hello guys, My name is Mrityunjay Bhardwaj (Mrityunjay B ) and here is my latest artwork........ so basically I was extremely inspired by Tadao Ando's work especially in his Naoshima Art museum project,So i thought it would be awesome if it gets converted into a romantic hotel suite/resort :p maybe.....so that curiousity [...]

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Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

New CG Cookie Course: Fundamentals of Rigging

Blender 3D News - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 03:20

Learn how to set up character rigs in Blender with this new CG Cookie course. Kent Trammell writes: The process of preparing a model for animation can be complex and highly technical. With new intimidating terminology and skills to learn. I've been there - but I know that rigging can be so fun and rewarding! [...]

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Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Character design for science-popular project

Blender 3D News - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 01:14

Nazar Noschenko designed three beautiful characters. Character design for science-popular project Fibonacci: Fibi, Dylan and Amy. Created with Blender Cycles.

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Modeling a Killer Whale in Blender

Blender 3D News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 23:03

AlbertoCGArt writes: Hi everyone! Here is the latest tutorial from BlenderWorld's Oven!! This is a small and quick tutorial in which I will demonstrate how to make a beautiful Killer Whale (Orca) using Blender. I hope you enjoy the tutorial, share the content, hit us a like :) See you guys in the next one. Modeling [...]

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Only one week left to register for DrupalCon New Orleans

Drupal - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 15:02

Get a DrupalCon Ticket

DrupalCon New Orleans is May 9-13th. The schedule is now available on the website, so you can start planning out your week.

See the Schedule

With 130 sessions in 13 tracks across 3 days, 88 Birds of a Feather (BOF) roundtable talks, plus keynotes, sprinting opportunities, an expo hall full of exhibitors, and Monday training sessions and summits galore, there’s no shortage of great things to do at DrupalCon New Orleans.

To view your schedule, just click the “My Schedule” button on the main schedule page. You’ll be able to sort by day, making it easy to see what your plans are every step of the way through the convention.

To add an item to your schedule, open the session information and click the “Add to schedule” button visible under the time and location information. You can also remove items from your schedule either under the specific session page or on your schedule.

To claim a BOF, select the day and time you’d like to hold your BOF and click on ‘Create a BOF’ button in an available room and add in information about what you’ll be discussing. 

We have dozens of time slots to choose from, so the sooner you claim a BOF, the more likely it is that you'll reserve the time and space that's right for you.

See the BOFs

And remember, if you’re attending a training or summit on Monday, it won’t automatically be added to your schedule, so make sure you add it from its unique page on the website.

We hope you enjoy using the scheduler, and look forward to hearing your feedback when we see you at DrupalCon New Orleans. Just as a reminder, if you haven't yet purchased your DrupalCon ticket, do so soon -- regular ticket pricing ends in a little over a week!

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The Martian - Portrait

Blender 3D News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 09:49

ToshiCG writes: Hi BlenderNation, My name is Todor (or ToshiCG) and I recently finished this image that I called "The Martian - Departure". It began as a likeness study of Matt Damon and gradually developed into this final image. I am relatively new to Blender but I used Blender almost exclusively for this project and [...]

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Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Blend4Web 16.04 Introduces Gamepads Support

Blender 3D News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 07:50

Blend4Web Team writes: We are glad to present a new version of Blend4Web, the platform for creating interactive 3D Web content. In this release you'll find preliminary support for gamepads and game controllers, new features in the logic editor, reflection for transparent objects and new options for the particle system.

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Blender Institute Podcast Ep. #022 - What is it

Blender 3D News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 06:40

Awards, industry news, VR, banging heads and naked costumes, this week has it all. Blender Institute Podcast episode #22! 01:10 - Community News - Webby 04:05 - DreamWorks acquired 07:25 - Pixar's Hydra Viewport 09:30 - Open Movie VR 10:49 - Grease Pencil Kairo's Fan Art - vimeo.com/164067136 15:03 - Tears of Steel tutorials up! [...]

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VirHarmonic releases "Cello Freebie" for UVI Workstation

Audio Freeware - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 06:06
Following on from last years Violin Freebie, VirHarmonic have released a taster of their upcoming Bohemian Cello, with this micro Library for the UVI Workstation, the Cello Freebie. Technical [Read More]

Open Movie VR

Blender 3D News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 04:33

Sebastian König presents his latest VR project, I love it! (Now I just need to get an Android phone ;-) Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to watch Cosmos Laundromat together with Victor, sitting on Frank’s island and watch the sunset? Or go to the “Oude Kerk”, one of the locations from Project Mango, [...]

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Add-on: OnMesh Control is a great way to work with Hooks

Blender 3D News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 02:32

Renderberg writes: OnMesh controls - attached to the mesh and the mesh effect. Add-on download here (file ON_MESH_CONTROL.PY.ZIP click on the right arrow)

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Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Arch Viz: Zen Lofts 100 Shore

Blender 3D News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 23:02

Sebastian Zapata writes: Hi once again, blender artists! This is an architectural visualization I made for Zen Lofts, project is located at Pinellas County Florida. The house was designed by the architect Javier Artadi. I hope you like it!! High-res renders on my site.

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3D Game Engine for Cycles

Blender 3D News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 13:19

Lubos Lenco writes: Hello! I wrote an introduction of project integrating modern 3D game engine into Blender that I have been working on for a while now. There is still plenty of work ahead, but if this is something of interest to you, the read is available here: 3D Game Engine Introduction The engine is [...]

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How is Drupal 8 doing?

Drupal - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 12:46

Republished from buytaert.net

The one big question I get asked over and over these days is: "How is Drupal 8 doing?". It's understandable. Drupal 8 is the first new version of Drupal in five years and represents a significant rethinking of Drupal.

So how is Drupal 8 doing? With less than half a year since Drupal 8 was released, I'm happy to answer: outstanding!

As of late March, Drupal.org counted over 60,000 Drupal 8 sites. Looking back at the first four months of Drupal 7, about 30,000 sites had been counted. In other words, Drupal 8 is being adopted twice as fast as Drupal 7 had been in its first four months following the release.

As we near the six-month mark since releasing Drupal 8, the question "How is Drupal 8 doing?" takes on more urgency for the Drupal community with a stake in its success. For the answer, I can turn to years of experience and say while the number of new Drupal projects typically slows down in the year leading up to the release of a new version; adoption of the newest version takes up to a full year before we see the number of new projects really take off.

Drupal 8 is the middle of an interesting point in its adoption cycle. This is the phase where customers are looking for budgets to pay for migrations. This is the time when people focus on learning Drupal 8 and its new features. This is when the modules that extend and enhance Drupal need to be ported to Drupal 8; and this is the time when Drupal shops and builders are deep in the three to six month sales cycle it takes to sell Drupal 8 projects. This is often a phase of uncertainty but all of this is happening now, and every day there is less and less uncertainty. Based on my past experience, I am confident that Drupal 8 will be adopted at "full-force" by the end of 2016.

A few weeks ago I launched the Drupal 2016 product survey to take pulse of the Drupal community. I plan to talk about the survey results in my DrupalCon keynote in New Orleans on May 10th but in light of this blog post I felt the results to one of the questions is worth sharing and commenting on sooner:


Over 1,800 people have answered that question so far. People were allowed to pick up to 3 answers for the single question from a list of answers. As you can see in the graph, the top two reasons people say they haven't upgraded to Drupal 8 yet are (1) the fact that they are waiting for contributed modules to become available and (2) they are still learning Drupal 8. The results from the survey confirm what we see every release of Drupal; it takes time for the ecosystem, both the technology and the people, to come along.

Fortunately, many of the most important modules, such as Rules, Pathauto, Metatag, Field Collection, Token, Panels, Services, and Workbench Moderation, have already been ported and tested for Drupal 8. Combined with the fact that many important modules, like Views and CKEditor, moved to core, I believe we are getting really close to being able to build most websites with Drupal 8.

The second reason people cited for not jumping onto Drupal 8 yet was that they are still learning Drupal 8. One of the great strengths of Drupal has long been the willingness of the community to share its knowledge and teach others how to work with Drupal. We need to stay committed to educating builders and developers who are new to Drupal 8, and DrupalCon New Orleans is an excellent opportunity to share expertise and learn about Drupal 8.

What is most exciting to me is that less than 3% answered that they plan to move off Drupal altogether, and therefore won't upgrade at all. Non-response bias aside, that is an incredible number as it means the vast majority of Drupal users plan to eventually upgrade.

Yes, Drupal 8 is a significant rethinking of Drupal from the version we all knew and loved for so long. It will take time for the Drupal community to understand Drupal's new design and capabilities and how to harness that power but I am confident Drupal 8 is the right technology at the right time, and the adoption numbers so far back that up. Expect Drupal 8 adoption to start accelerating.

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