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Tutorial: Character Creation in Blender

Blender 3D News - Mon, 07/11/2016 - 04:10

Wayward Art Company writes: Greetings, everyone! This is part 1 in a tutorial series on character creation in Blender 2.77. Enjoy!

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Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

My favourite Blender Art on Sketchfab this week

Blender 3D News - Mon, 07/11/2016 - 02:05

Here's another round of the best Blender 3D designs on Sketchfab. And remember: add the #Blender tag if you want me to find your work! Which is your favourite model? Bandolero by Sergey Likhanov on Sketchfab Cardboard Slums by Matthias Beker on Sketchfab Sugar and Paprika by wo262 on Sketchfab 3D T.I.E Fighter - Star [...]

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Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Essential Modeling Skills - Basic Operators - Part 1

Blender 3D News - Sun, 07/10/2016 - 11:58

Brandon Hix writes: In my latest tutorial I go back to basics and share how beginners can get up to speed quickly with Blender's modes, mesh components, and modeling operators inside edit mode. If you're just getting started and want to plant your feet on solid ground as a modeler then this tutorial will help [...]

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Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Frederikson labs updates vosyr - free volca sample manager - to v2.5.1

Audio Freeware - Sun, 07/10/2016 - 11:07
Frederikson labs has updated vosyr, the free ‪‎volca sample‬ manager, to version 2.5.1, which fixes some bugs. Changes: Fixed a bug where under rare circumstances some sample files were [Read More]

The art of Ivan Novikov

Blender 3D News - Sun, 07/10/2016 - 08:30

Ivan Novikov has posted a collection of impressive interior renders on his ArtStation.

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Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Add-on: Sync MakeHuman Mesh and Pose

Blender 3D News - Sun, 07/10/2016 - 05:56

Joel Palmius writes: With a new set of Blender and MakeHuman plugins, it is now possible to synchronize aspects of a blender-imported MakeHuman toon with how it looks in MakeHuman, without the need to go back to MakeHuman and re-export. In practice, the plugin opens a localhost network communication socket. Over this, Blender can request [...]

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Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

MeldaProduction updates all effects and MPowerSynth to 10.01

Audio Freeware - Sun, 07/10/2016 - 02:56
MeldaProduction has updated all effect plugins and MPowerSynth to 10.01, providing several new features, optimizations, improvements and fixes. Changes for effects in 10.01.Changes for MPowerSynth [Read More]

Vintage Study in Summer

Blender 3D News - Sun, 07/10/2016 - 00:00

Fantastic attention to detail in this work by Eggyolk. Hey guys, I've been working on an environment piece for a while. This is the first time I've done a non-character or prop project in a loooong time. I hope you like it! It was a nice change of pace! I really learned a lot on [...]

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Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Blender Spotlight Series at SIGGRAPH Reminder

Blender 3D News - Sat, 07/09/2016 - 13:40

daraand writes: Hi everyone, just a friendly reminder about our Blender Foundation Spotlight Series at this year's SIGGRAPH! Are you coming to SIGGRAPH? Consider signing up for a spot at our Spotlight on Sunday following the main Blender Foundation presentation :) Signup here

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Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Blender developers meeting notes - July 9th 2016

Blender 3D News - Sat, 07/09/2016 - 11:30

Here are the notes from today's meeting in irc.freenode.net #blendercoders. Jonathan Williamson writes: Hey all, here are the minutes from todays meeting on IRC in #blendercoders Current Projects 2.78 is close but more discussion needed on what's left. Ton proposes we get RC in four weeks, then aim for release by end of August ID [...]

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Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Full year 3D Course in Verona, Italy with Blender, Maya, Unreal, Unity and Photoshop

Blender 3D News - Sat, 07/09/2016 - 10:19

papalagi writes: Hello Blenderheads, Istituto Palladio in Verona, Italy organises a course for 3D Artist, focused on the creation of Videogame|VR environments, props and characters. The proposed workflow will be based on Blender and Photoshop for asset modeling, texturing and optimization, and Maya for character animation. Unreal Engine 4 will be the RT engine of [...]

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Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Audiomodern releases ModulARPS 2 [Lite Edition - Free Download]

Audio Freeware - Sat, 07/09/2016 - 08:57
A Lite Edition of Modularps 2 is now available. Please note that this version contains only a small amount of loops for demo purposes. Price: Free. PRODUCT VIDEO [Read More]

Portrait of a Girl using Blender paint tools

Blender 3D News - Sat, 07/09/2016 - 04:10

By MultProsvet. Very peaceful and interesting to watch!

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Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Blender Institute Podcast #032 - Cold

Blender 3D News - Sat, 07/09/2016 - 02:05

Blender Institute Podcast n. 32 is here, with a plethora of community news and Blender Cloud activity to delight your ears! How’s Blender Sync doing? What’s next? How do you make the hands of a character appealing? Let’s find out, on this Blender Institute Podcast. 01:15 Community News 01:20 Blender Sync into the wild 06:25 [...]

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Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Online Music Foundry releases "Granular Lite" for PadShop and PadShop Pro

Audio Freeware - Sat, 07/09/2016 - 01:20
Online Music Foundry has released Granular Lite, a free expansion pack for Steinberg's PadShop and PadShop Pro. With 16 manipulated stereo samples using various effects, this sound set is designed [Read More]

Video: Move

Blender 3D News - Sat, 07/09/2016 - 00:15

totom writes: Hello , my name is Totom , I have worked with blender for a long time and recently I worked more animation characters , so I wanted to show you some examples with this mix animation . I'm motion designer so i tried to do somethings beetween motion design and animation. Thanks Totom

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Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Curious about 3D Animation? What is the Animator’s Journey?

Blender 3D News - Fri, 07/08/2016 - 04:10

Lee Salvemini writes: A collection of thoughts and findings working as an Animator in various situations and places. I thought I'd share an article on animation as a career, whether it be freelancing, working at an animation studio, or even funding your own projects! Happy Blending! -Lee

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Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Kid Astronaut

Blender 3D News - Fri, 07/08/2016 - 02:05

By Carlos Garcia Siino. Something I'm currently working on for a project. Really like how it's turning out! Hope you guys like it as well!

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Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Benjy Bloom

Blender 3D News - Fri, 07/08/2016 - 00:00

Jim trim writes: Hi everyone, ....The first full Benjy Bloom sketch is here!! And if you missed his introduction... I'd love to know what people think of the character and/or the animation. Thanks once again and I hope you enjoy :D - James.

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Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Drupal 7.50 released

Drupal - Thu, 07/07/2016 - 11:28

Drupal 7.50, the next release in the Drupal 7 series, is now available for download. It contains a variety of new features, improvements, and bug fixes (no security fixes).

Wait... Drupal 7.50?

Yes, there is a version jump compared to the previous 7.44 release; this is to indicate that this Drupal 7 point release is a bit larger than past ones and makes a few more changes and new features available than normal.

Updating your existing Drupal 7 sites is recommended. Backwards compatibility is still being maintained, although read on to find out about a couple of changes that might need your attention during the update.

Download Drupal 7.50 Notable changes

There are a variety of new features, performance improvements, security-related enhancements (although no fixes for direct security vulnerabilities) and other notable changes in this release. The release notes provide a comprehensive list, but here are some highlights.

New "administer fields" permission added for trusted users

The administrative interface for adding and configuring fields has always been something that only trusted users should have access to. To make that easier, there is now a dedicated permission which is required (in addition to other existing administrative permissions) to be able to access the field UI.

For example, you can now assign the "administer taxonomy" permission (but withhold the new "administer fields" permission) to allow low-level administrators to manage taxonomy terms but not change the field structure. Read the change record for more information.

Protection against clickjacking enabled by default

Clickjacking is a technique a malicious site owner can use to attempt attacks on other sites, by embedding the victim's site into an iframe on their own site.

To stop this, Drupal will now prevent your site from being embedded in an iframe on another domain. This is the default behavior, but it can be adjusted if necessary; see the change record to find out more.

Support for full UTF-8 (emojis, Asian symbols, mathematical symbols) is now possible on MySQL

If content creators on your site have been clamoring to use emojis, it's now possible on Drupal sites running MySQL (it was previously possible on PostgreSQL and SQLite). Turning this capability on requires the database to meet certain requirements, plus editing the site's settings.php file and potentially other steps, as described in the change record.

Improved support for recent PHP versions, including PHP 7

Drupal core's automated test suite is now fully passing on a variety of environments where there were previously some failures (PHP 5.4, 5.5, 5.6, and 7). We have also fixed several bugs affecting those versions. These PHP versions are officially supported by Drupal 7 and recommended for use where possible.

Because PHP 7 is the newest release (and not yet used on many production sites) extra care should still be taken with it, and there are some known bugs, especially in contributed modules (see the discussion for more details). However anecdotal evidence from a variety of users suggests that Drupal 7 can be successfully used on PHP 7, both before and after the 7.50 release.

Improved performance (and new PHP warnings) when Drupal is trying to find a file that does not exist

When Drupal cannot find a file that it expects to be in the filesystem, it will no longer continually search for it on a large number of page requests (previously, this could significantly hurt your site's performance). Instead, it will record a PHP warning about the problem.

Read the change record for more information, and make sure your production site is not configured to show warning messages like this on the screen, since it is not desirable for site visitors to see them. (In order to configure this, go to "Administration" → "Configuration" → "Development" → "Logging and errors" and set the "Error messages to display" option to "None".)

Improvements to help search engines index your site's images/CSS/JavaScript

Modern search engine web crawlers read images, CSS and JavaScript (just like a regular web browser) when crawling a site, and they use this information to improve search results.

Drupal's default robots.txt file now includes rules to allow search engines to access more of these files than it previously allowed them to, which may help certain search engines better index your site. See the change record for additional details.

More information
  • You can find the full list of changes between the previous 7.44 release and the current 7.50 release by reading the 7.50 release notes.
  • Also see the release notes for additional update information and known issues discovered after the release.
  • You can find a complete list of all changes in the stable 7.x branch in the git commit log.
  • Translators should be aware of a few administrative-facing translatable string changes and additions in this release.
Security information Future releases
  • Drupal 7 is being actively maintained, so more maintenance releases will be made available, according to our monthly release cycle.
  • We will consider continuing to do larger Drupal 7 releases like this one every six months or so (where the next larger release will be 7.60, in keeping with Drupal's new release cycle) if there is interest and continued contributions from the community. See the ongoing discussion for further details.
New Drupal 7 co-mainainers

In case you missed the news earlier, we recently added two new Drupal 7 co-maintainers: Fabianx (@fabianfranz) and stefan.r (@stefan_arrr)! Despite only having been official maintainers for the past two weeks, they put in an enormous amount of effort and skill into Drupal 7.50, which was essential in getting it out the door with all the improvements mentioned above.

Credits

Overall, 230 people were credited with helping to fix issues included in this release:

akoepke, alanburke, Alan D., alberto56, Albert Volkman, alexmoreno, alexpott, amontero, andypost, ar-jan, arosboro, askibinski, attiks, basvredeling, beejeebus, benjy, Berdir, bmateus, borisson_, botris, bradjones1, brianV, broeker, c960657, Carsten Müller, catch, checker, chintan.vyas, chirhotec, Christian DeLoach, ChristophWeber, chx, cilefen, ciss, ckng, colinmccabe, corbacho, criz, cspitzlay, cwoky, dagmar, DamienMcKenna, damien_vancouver, darol100, Darren Oh, das-peter, Dave Reid, davic, david_garcia, David_Rothstein, dawehner, dcam, DerekL, donutdan4114, droplet, DuaelFr, e._s, eesquibel, eiriksm, Elijah Lynn, emcniece, Eric_A, EvanSchisler, ExTexan, Fabianx, felribeiro, fgm, fietserwin, forestgardener, gcardinal, geerlingguy, gielfeldt, Girish-jerk, greggles, GrigoriuNicolae, Gábor Hojtsy, hass, Henrik Opel, heyyo, hgoto, hussainweb, idebr, ifrik, imanol.eguskiza, IRuslan, izaaksom, jackbravo, jacob.embree, jbekker, jbeuckm, jduhls, jenlampton, jeroen.b, jhodgdon, jibran, joachim, joegraduate, joelpittet, johnpicozzi, joseph.olstad, joshtaylor, Josh Waihi, jp.stacey, jsacksick, jthorson, JvE, jweowu, kala4ek, Kars-T, Ken Ficara, kenorb, kevinquillen, Kgaut, KhaledBlah, klausi, klokie, kristiaanvandeneynde, kristofferwiklund, ksenzee, k_zoltan, leschekfm, Liam Morland, lOggOl, lokapujya, Lowell, lucastockmann, Lukas von Blarer, maciej.zgadzaj, marcelovani, mariagwyn, Mark Theunissen, marvin_B8, maximpodorov, mayaz17, MegaChriz, mfb, mgifford, micaelamenara, mikeytown2, Mile23, mimran, minax.de, miro_dietiker, mistermoper, Mixologic, mohit_aghera, mondrake, mpv, mr.baileys, MustangGB, Neograph734, nevergone, nicholas.alipaz, nicrodgers, NikitaJain, nithinkolekar, nod_, Noe_, onelittleant, opdavies, orbmantell, oriol_e9g, ParisLiakos, pashupathi nath gajawada, Peacog, Perignon, Peter Bex, peterpoe, pfrenssen, PieterDC, pietmarcus, pjcdawkins, pjonckiere, Polonium, pounard, presleyd, pwaterz, pwolanin, rafaolf, rbmboogie, realityloop, rhclayto, rocketeerbkw, rpayanm, rupertj, Sagar Ramgade, sanduhrs, scor, scottalan, scuba_fly, sdstyles, snehi, soaratul, SocialNicheGuru, Spleshka, stefan.r, stovak, sun, Sutharsan, svanou, Sweetchuck, swentel, sylus, s_leu, tadityar, talhaparacha, tatisilva, tbradbury, therealssj, travelvc, TravisCarden, TravisJohnston, treyhunner, tsphethean, tstoeckler, tucho, tuutti, twistor, TwoD, typhonius, vasi1186, Wim Leers, Xano, xjm, yannickoo, yched, YesCT, zaporylie, Zerdiox, and znerol.

(This list was auto-generated, so apologies if anyone was left out.)

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Thank you to everyone who helped with Drupal 7.50!

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