Media Technology News

Propellermix: Don't let it fall

Propellerheads News - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 01:35

With so much inspiring and great new music from our users, it's hard to keep our hands off. For this week's Propellermix, we found the lovely voice of Angeles2299 and especially the tune Don't let it fall, which we've chosen to remix. The idea was to intepret and build on what Angeles2299 already hinted on in her song, with a distinct disco/synth feeling with lots of swooshes and noise sweeps.

Want to add vocals, an instrument or re-arrange the song? Just open it in Take or Reason to add your own part. And if you want to try your hand at remixing the original yourself—simply open it in Figure, Take or Reason and start making music. We'd love to hear what you come up with so make sure you send us a tweet @PropellerheadSW or share your music on our Facebook page.

Categories: Audio Production

How to create a Particle Based Audio Visualizer

Blender 3D News - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 00:30
Nadeox1 writes: Hello, my nick is Nadeox1. I've been a Blender user for 6 years or so. I started to use it for game modding, then expanded my usage of it to videos and others. During my learning process, I've always had difficulty to find some good tutorials on Audio Visualizers, and the ones that [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Blender 2.74 RC 2 Available

Blender 3D News - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 15:08
The second release candidate for Blender 2.74 is now available for testing! Ton Roosendaal writes: The second release candidate for the 2.74 version of Blender has been released now. Keep testing and find us bugs! And check the release log in progress!
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Download: Cycles Procedural Dust Material

Blender 3D News - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 11:25
Micah Denn writes: I made a quick little shader group which is really handy to add procedural dust to the top of objects in cycles.
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Drupal 7.35 and 6.35 released

Drupal - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 11:10

Drupal 7.35 and Drupal 6.35, maintenance releases which contain fixes for security vulnerabilities, are now available for download. See the Drupal 7.35 and Drupal 6.35 release notes for further information.

Download Drupal 7.35
Download Drupal 6.35

Upgrading your existing Drupal 7 and 6 sites is strongly recommended. There are no new features or non-security-related bug fixes in these releases. For more information about the Drupal 7.x release series, consult the Drupal 7.0 release announcement. More information on the Drupal 6.x release series can be found in the Drupal 6.0 release announcement.

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 7 and 6 include the built-in Update Status module (renamed to Update Manager in Drupal 7), which informs you about important updates to your modules and themes.

Bug reports

Both Drupal 7.x and 6.x are being maintained, so given enough bug fixes (not just bug reports) more maintenance releases will be made available, according to our monthly release cycle.


Drupal 7.35 is a security release only. For more details, see the 7.35 release notes. A complete list of all bug fixes in the stable 7.x branch can be found in the git commit log.

Drupal 6.35 is a security release only. For more details, see the 6.35 release notes. A complete list of all bug fixes in the stable 6.x branch can be found in the git commit log.

Security vulnerabilities

Drupal 7.35 and 6.35 were released in response to the discovery of security vulnerabilities. Details can be found in the official security advisory:

To fix the security problem, please upgrade to either Drupal 7.35 or Drupal 6.35.

Update notes

See the 7.35 and 6.35 release notes for details on important changes in this release.

Known issues

See the 7.35 and 6.35 release notes for known issues with this release.

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A Recipe for Precisely Clamping Your Render

Blender 3D News - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 09:10
HJ Hornbeck dives into Cycles and researches the way clamping works. It's a great read if you're looking to better understand some principles behind the Cycles renderer. HJ Hornbeck writes: The Clamp Direct and Clamp Indirect values have been haunting me for the last few weeks. Nothing I've seen on the web gave a good [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

CodeFN42 updates RandARP for Windows to v1.20 (freeware)

Audio Freeware - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 08:47
CodeFN42 has updated RandARP, a free arpeggiator with various randomization features, to version 1.20. RandARP is a VST plug-in arpeggiator with many randomization features, allowing incoming [Read More]

99Sounds releases Free "Punching Percussion" Sample Library

Audio Freeware - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 08:45
99Sounds has released Punching Percussion, a free collection of royalty-free fighting sound effects, punches, smashes and percussive hits which were crafted by Joshua Crispin aka Generdyn. The [Read More]

Architectural Visualization: Modeling the Barcelona Chair

Blender 3D News - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 07:00
Learn how to model the famous Barcelona Chair in this new video tutorial by CG Masters. Aidy Burrows writes: Welcoming Guilherme to the CG Masters team he'll be starting us off with an architectural visualization modeling tutorial - The Barcelona Chair. We'll be covering... All the modeling steps What to do before even starting to [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Introducing Reason Rigs

Propellerheads News - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 04:59

Propellerhead has teamed up with leading Rack Extension and ReFill developers to bring you Reason Rigs – massive hand-tailored bundles of the top instruments, effects and sample packs. At over 70% off, you can now expand your Reason rack at an unbeatable price. Check out the Rigs!

Categories: Audio Production

Create Olaf the Snowman from Frozen in Blender!

Blender 3D News - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 04:50
Steve Lund (CG Geek) presents a three-part modeling tutorial. Re-create Olaf the Snowman from Frozen in Blender with this new 3-part tutorial series! This course covers Modeling, UV unwrapping, Texturing, and Rendering! Find all three parts on the playlist below:
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

The Cycles Encyclopedia v1.2

Blender 3D News - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 02:40
BlenderDiplom presents the new version of their Cycles Encyclopedia. Don't confuse it with Greg Zaal's Encycopedia - this is a more in-depth, paid e-book. Gottfried Hofmann writes: Version 1.2 of the Cycles Encyclopedia has finally been released. Since v1.0 the book got more than 30% new content, covering every aspect of Cycles in even more detail. [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Gooseberry Weekly #30: March 13, 2015

Blender 3D News - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 00:30
Join the Gooseberry team for their latest project update. Elysia writes: We had a Friday the 13th for the second month in a row, but the Gooseberry project team was feeling lucky. (Or happy, at least!) Watch the weekly livecast and scroll through the highlights below to find out why!
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

New "Deadstar" Short Film

Blender 3D News - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 14:30
Brandon Wright writes: A short animation about being different and overcoming or "surpassing" inner weakness
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Survival Game Development (BGE)

Blender 3D News - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 12:10
This game development project by Blenderrendersky is already showing some features that I haven't seen in Blender game projects before. I'll be following this one closely! Blenderrendersky writes: Hey, this is my big game project I´m dedicating all my freetime to. It´s going along well, so I hope I can really create something big out [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Blender Character Creation Series

Blender 3D News - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 09:50
Darrin Lile presents his extensive series of very well produced videotutorials on character modeling and animation. Darrin Lile writes: The Blender Character Creation series on Youtube contains more than 30 videos covering how to model, UV map, texture paint, rig, and animate a 3D character in Blender. You can download the reference images and follow [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Review: Animation Nodes Addon

Blender 3D News - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 07:40
Nicolas Priniotakis has written a monster review of the freely available Animation Nodes Addon and finds it seriously powerful and addictive. Thanks for such a wonderfully in-depth article Nicolas, it's the longest article on BlenderNation EVER! Introduction For a long time the exclusive domain of pythonists, Parametric Animation is now accessible to anyone in the form of [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

AsyncIO inside Blender

Blender 3D News - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 05:30
Andreas Klostermann demonstrates how to create threaded networking connectivity in Blender. My favorite feature: he's pulling BlenderNation headlines into Blender and shows them in 3D. I wouldn't mind having a fancy version of that as my startup .blend! %^) Anyone? Andreas Klostermann writes: Up to now, network programming in blender has been a nightmare and [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Blender Sighting (...kinda) on CBS' "The Good Wife"

Blender 3D News - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 03:15
I've received several reports of a Blender-like appearance on 'The Good Wife' this week. Nick Vasquez writes: Hello Everyone, Last night on an the latest episode of "The Good Wife" appropriately named "open source". (...Yes I watch the good wife :0) They appeared to use what I believe was a re-branded version of blender in [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

KVR Giveaway: Win Sample Logic for Life

Audio Freeware - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 02:02
How's this for a deal... Sample Logic will be giving away all past, present, and future products for life to one lucky winner here at KVR this month! One lucky contestant will receive Sample [Read More]