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Gábor Hojtsy: Winner of the 2016 Aaron Winborn Award

Drupal - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 15:00

The Aaron Winborn Award was created in 2015 after the loss of one of one of the Drupal community’s most prominent members, Aaron Winborn, to Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (also referred to as Lou Gehrig's Disease in the US and Motor Neuron Disease in the UK). Aaron’s commitment to the Drupal project and community made him the epitome of our unofficial motto: "Come for the code, stay for the community". The Community Working Group with the support of the Drupal Association came together to honor Aaron's memory by establishing the Aaron Winborn Award, which annually recognizes an individual who demonstrates personal integrity, kindness, and above-and-beyond commitment to the Drupal community.

Nominations were opened in March, giving community members the opportunity to nominate people they believe deserve the award, which were then voted on by the members of the Community Working Group, along with previous winners of the award.

We are pleased to announce that the 2016 recipient of the Aaron Winborn Award is Gábor Hojtsy. During the closing session of DrupalCon New Orleans, Community Working Group members presented the award to Gábor. The award was accompanied by a free ticket to DrupalCon, which he donated to Bojhan Somers.

Gábor was described in his nomination as an "amazing community connector" who is passionate about empowering others, stepping aside and allowing others the space and support to lead, and celebrating even the small wins that people who work with him achieve. The stellar work and leadership he displayed on the D8 Multilingual Initiative, managing sprints, Drupal events and setting up localize.drupal.org are just a few of the ways that this tireless Drupal contributor has been making an enormous impact in our community for more than a decade.

We hope you will join us in congratulating Gábor, who has demonstrated personal integrity, kindness, and above-and-beyond commitment to the Drupal community in abundance.

Front page news: Planet Drupal

Splash Cars - Cinematic Trailer

Blender 3D News - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 13:25

Cenda writes: Two months since we started using Blender in our indie game studio. Now we tried Blender to create a cinematic trailer for our latest game Splash Cars. Here’s how it turned out:

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Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Create Energy Titles in 9 Steps

Blender 3D News - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 11:20

Gleb Alexandrov writes: Learn how to create an animated energy effect for your titles in Blender. Just 10 minutes and you’ll be good to go, I promise. This tutorial is a bonus from the new video course called Realistic Lighting in Blender.

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Portrait by Rico Cilliers

Blender 3D News - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 09:20

A mix between realistic and a stylized render portrait. A great amount of detailed work is put into this man, great textures and an anatomically correct sculpt. A job well done by Rico! Link

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Short Film: Wake up in Cannes

Blender 3D News - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 09:15

Dolph Kawalec writes: The Magic Shop recently used Blender to help produce a short film that was screened at the Cannes Film Festival. It was all for a promotion by HP intended to “Reinvent New Frontiers.” 30 teams pitched ideas for a short featuring (and edited on) HP workstations and computers. Our team was one [...]

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Baby Dinosaur by Ayoub Moulakhnif

Blender 3D News - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 06:15

Back a few months ago, this adorable baby dinosaur won the weekly cg challenge, and for a very good reason too! I want it, I want it now! Link

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A Calculator by Lino Thomas

Blender 3D News - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 04:10

How to make me like and hate a render at the same time? Make a realistic looking calculater and remind me of my math classes… Technical Side: Lino took a picture of a calculator and projected it on his model, simple but smart, and obviously effective! Link

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Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Creating a Whiteboard Animation in Blender

Blender 3D News - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 04:10

AndyBay writes: In this video tutorial we create a VideoScribe-style whiteboard animation with the grease pencil tool in Blender.

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Elements releases Free Gigaverb Reverb VST Plug-in for Windows

Audio Freeware - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 03:08
Elements has released Gigaverb, a port of an open-source digital reverberation unit. With minutes-long decay times, it can be used as a special-effect unit too. Internal resampling is automatically [Read More]

Philips Black Panther Limited Edition

Blender 3D News - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 02:05

Anthony Dmitirev writes: Hi, everyone. Here is a concept of new Philips shaver Black Panther that I've created for Philips challenge.

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Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Zoopedia - Cauê

Blender 3D News - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 00:40

Guilherme Gazzoni writes: Hey guys , sharing a job I had the pleasure of working , a small teaser of a possible series, Zoopedia. Zoopedia is a series of 3D animation that shows four friends adventures in a magic encyclopedia, which presents a world of knowledge. Script - Bruno Antônio e Ulisses Brandão Concept - Marília [...]

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How to create fog in V-ray for blender

Blender 3D News - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 22:00

luwizart writes: For an image to get an emotion from it's viewer, it has to tell a story. Atmospheric effect ,is proven to be able to tell stories based on how dense or tin it may appear. So in this tutorial i will like to show you, how to render fog (atmosphere) in V-ray for [...]

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Cheeky Little Rascal

Blender 3D News - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 12:30

See how Mieke Roth created this beautiful baby giraffe model. Mieke writes: My standard workflow exists out of the use of several apps. When making a model I use Blender for making a quick basic to start from, export that into ZBrush to start sculpting, ad the fine details and paint the whole thing. Then [...]

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Part 1 in the Beginner's guide to using Blender for VFX

Blender 3D News - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 10:25

Micah Pendleton writes: On this episode of Premier Prep we start the multi part series on becoming familiar with Blender as a visual effects compositor and not just a CGI tool. As the first part we need to start with the absolute fundamentals, what is Node Based Compositing and how do you start doing it [...]

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Blender edited video clip

Blender 3D News - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 08:20

Maurice Raybaud writes: The Dead Fox On The Road is a French folk band, who just released their first EP album. I got the chance to direct the following official music video for them, and gave in to a little nostalgia by using only public domain archive footage from old NASA missions, and of course, [...]

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Review: Shutter - 2D Toolset for Blender

Blender 3D News - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 06:15

Shutter 2D Toolset is a Blender addon by Johnson Martin available for purchase at BlenderMarket. According to the BlenderMarket page of Shutter it is "A collection of 22 powerful nodes for image and video compositing in Blender, each one carefully crafted for maximum speed and efficiency. With Shutter, you can forget the technicality of image [...]

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DigiVita Code Event Campus Party featuring Blender

Blender 3D News - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 04:24

mdewanchand writes: Saturday the 28th of May VHTO is organising a DigiVita code event Campus Party for girls from 8 - 18 years old. The campus party will feature Blender workshops for girls from 15 - 18 years old. The Blender workshops will be from 12:30 to 16:30. Where? Jaarbeurs Utrecht, Jaarbeursplein, 3521 AL Utrecht [...]

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Flickerlee by Julien Kaspar

Blender 3D News - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 04:10

Disclaimer: Fire in real life is not cute, so reserve your urges to smother it with hugs. Now that this is out of the way, so keeewt!! I am a fan of Julien, his sculpts are all sorts of pleasing to watch. If you haven’t yet, check his page here, You will be a fan as well !

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Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Audified STA Phaser Plug-in Free Only Until The End Of May

Audio Freeware - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 02:18
Audified has announced the end of the free distribution of the STA Phaser plug-in. This VST/AU/AAX effect is part of the STA Effects series. Summing Tube Amplifier (STA) mixes the wet and dry [Read More]

Blender User Group Paris: June the 4th

Blender 3D News - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 02:05

e5dy writes: The first Saturday of June, we receive Matthieu Dupont Dinechin (aka viralata) certified architect, author of "Blender for Architecture" and founder of Fablab Roanne. He will talk about the use of Blender in Fablab to design but also to the realisation, with Blender CAM. As usual, this meeting is open to everyone, whatever [...]

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