Media Technology News

Music video: We Are Castor - Grave

Blender 3D News - Thu, 05/07/2015 - 08:01
German film student Calvin Serrano created this video for We Are Castor - it's his first full Blender project!
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Shader Forge: Dispersion

Blender 3D News - Thu, 05/07/2015 - 05:00
Learn all about simulating optical dispersion in Cycles in this new tutorial by CG Cookie's Kent Trammell. This optical phenomenon is the rainbow-like coloration that occurs with refractive materials like diamonds, crystal glass, and glass prisms (think Pink Floyd). Such light transmission causes the incoming light to separate into its component colors as it passes [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

The elevator - Don't press that button

Blender 3D News - Thu, 05/07/2015 - 03:40
Sottozen writes: Here we are with this new veryvery short video: "The elevator"! Was funny to add an "extra button" on the elevator using Blender and try to animate and simulate the falling and the collision of the elevator on the street. Some people told us our short videos are way TOO SHORT.. be patient [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Blender Guru Contest: Steampunk

Blender 3D News - Thu, 05/07/2015 - 01:32
Blender Guru has lauched their next contest. These always generate great artwork, I'm looking forward to the results! Create an image in the style of steampunk. It can be anything – characters, vehicles, cities, animals, weaponry – as long as it’s steampunky! Steampunk is a “subgenre of science fiction that incorporates technology and aesthetic designs [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Morphing Particle systems with Keyed Physics

Blender 3D News - Wed, 05/06/2015 - 23:30
Learn how to make particle systems morph between predefined shapes. Jonathan Lampel writes: Find out how to use keyed particles to morph between particle systems! Super useful when transforming one object into another, or switching between physics types.
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Drupal 7.37 released

Drupal - Wed, 05/06/2015 - 21:24

Drupal 7.37, a maintenance release with numerous bug fixes (no security fixes), is now available for download. See the Drupal 7.37 release notes for a full listing.

Download Drupal 7.37

Upgrading your existing Drupal 7 sites is recommended. There are no major, non-backwards-compatible features in this release. For more information about the Drupal 7.x release series, consult the Drupal 7.0 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 includes the built-in Update Manager module, which informs you about important updates to your modules and themes.

There are no security fixes in this release of Drupal core.

Bug reports

Drupal 7.x is 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 7.37 contains bug fixes and small API/feature improvements only. The full list of changes between the 7.36 and 7.37 releases can be found by reading the 7.37 release notes. A complete list of all changes in the stable 7.x branch can be found in the git commit log.

Update notes

See the 7.37 release notes for details on important changes in this release.

Known issues


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Heineken 3D Print Pack, Designed in Blender

Blender 3D News - Wed, 05/06/2015 - 12:40
Dolf Veenvliet designed three 3D printable products for Heineken. Now Blender keeps your beers cold, too :) Dolf writes: I was commissioned to create the 3D Print pack for Heineken. It consists of an Ice Bucket, Bottle Opener, and a coaster. The models can be downloaded for free via Heineken's official thingiverse page. Now everyone [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

TV Commercial: Motor Show 2015

Blender 3D News - Wed, 05/06/2015 - 10:30
Jan Marcinowski writes: Hello, after 3 months of work we managed to finish our latest TV advert. It's the first one we did with car so ... super excited! What makes me post it is the fact that the whole job we did was done in... blender. Here goes the video: If you like it [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Blend4Web 15.04 adds Shapekeys, Morphing and more

Blender 3D News - Wed, 05/06/2015 - 08:20
Blend4Web is pumping out new features FAST these days! With this week's release, you can add morphing effects, use Blender's background settings, use the Gamma node and more. Soft transition between geometrical forms (morphing) is a well-known 3D graphics technique, and starting today it works in Blend4Web as well. You can take it for a [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

J1000 releases CL36 v1.0 - Free Soft-Clipper for 32-bit Windows

Audio Freeware - Wed, 05/06/2015 - 07:03
J1000 has released CL36 v1.0, a free 3-band waveshaping soft-clipper. It shares the layout and crossover network with SX36 stereo processor. Each frequency range has the same controls - clipping [Read More]

Cycles Demoreel 2015

Blender 3D News - Wed, 05/06/2015 - 06:40
The new Cycles reel is amazing. Enjoy, and congratulations to everyone who's work is featured! Edit by Alexander Mitzkus Music by Sonnfried & Rodewald Produced by Thomas Dinges
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Music Video: "Spindafloor"

Blender 3D News - Wed, 05/06/2015 - 06:10
Daniel X produced this track and music video - a huge project for a single person! Daniel X writes: Hi I am Daniel X. I am an independent recording artist and self taught 3D enthusiast.For my new single release I wanted to create a music video like I do my music,entirely on my own. "Spindafloor" [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Tip: Storing Shaders in Blender

Blender 3D News - Wed, 05/06/2015 - 03:59
Pierrick writes: Here is a short tip video showing you how to store your shader group in your Blender startup file. It also cover how to create a simple mixing values group in Blender as since 2.71 version, the RGB average value doesn't correspond to the HSV value in colour and it is a bit [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

New Gooseberry Sponsor: Qarnot Computing

Blender 3D News - Wed, 05/06/2015 - 01:40
Even though Intel contributed two fast servers for the studio's render farm, the Gooseberry project will need a lot of raw processing power to render the final frames. Paris-based render farm Qarnot Computing comes to the rescue! From the Gooseberry blog: The render demands for our 3d animated film will be huge. We do everything [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Model Download: Colorable Converse sneakers

Blender 3D News - Tue, 05/05/2015 - 23:30
Swift502 created these detailed sneaker models. Couldn't find nice shoes that you could animate anywhere so I made my own. Preview animation here: Adjust color of the shoe by adjusting color of the "Color" material. Model uses two HUGE textures (2048x2048). It's due to texture optimization. It works but I assume eat's up lots of [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Reel: Fred Lecolier

Blender 3D News - Tue, 05/05/2015 - 12:53
Fred Lecolier writes: Hi, I wanted to share with you guys my first demo reel ever ! Most of the works here are done with Blender, some of them with Maya and MentalRay. I hope you like it, and feel free to tell me anything you think about it :) Thanks ! Fred
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Gooseberry Weekly #37: May 1, 2015

Blender 3D News - Tue, 05/05/2015 - 10:43
Join the Gooseberry team for their latest project update! Elysia writes: With less than two months left to complete the pilot, the Cosmos Laundromat art and development are going into overdrive! From new animations and a new version of the trailer to Sequencer and caching fixes, check out what Team Gooseberry has made this week.
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Review: Complete Dinosaur Creation

Blender 3D News - Tue, 05/05/2015 - 07:55
Terry Wallwork reviews Steve Lund's 'Complete Dinosaur Creation'. Having reviewed a fair number of 3D modeling courses that use Blender, I have seen many different things created, and in general I am more interested in the features of Blender that are demonstrated than that actual thing that is created.  However there is one particular thing [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

3D Print Sprites with Blender

Blender 3D News - Tue, 05/05/2015 - 05:45
Zachman uses his free PixelMaker addon to create 3D printed pixel art. Zachman writes: Learn how to 3D Print a sprite with Blender in this quick tutorial! In the month of May, Shapeways is allowing me to give people $10 off when they order for the first time! Just email me at masteringblender (at) gmail [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer 2

Blender 3D News - Tue, 05/05/2015 - 04:45
Dang, I wish I'd seen this one yesterday! King Bob Videos posted this awesome Lego Star Wars trailer. And here's a side by side comparison with the official trailer:
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation