Media Technology News

rncbc.org updates Qtractor to v0.6.2 - the Boson Walk Beta release

Audio Freeware - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 23:44
rncbc.org has announced the release of Qtractor 0.6.2, the "Boson Walk Beta release". Qtractor is an audio/MIDI multi-track sequencer application written in C++ with the Qt4 framework. Target platform [Read More]

Sector 9 VFX breakdowns

Blender 3D News - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 22:31
Brad Hamilton presents the breakdowns of his short 'Sector 9'. Doing the visual effects of Sector 9 was a huge learning process for me. I learned a lot more about creating realistic materials and rendering within the cycles render engine. The 3d work was done in Blender 3d and the compositing of stock footage was [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Drupal 7.29 and 6.32 released

Drupal - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 13:37

Drupal 7.29 and Drupal 6.32, maintenance releases which contain fixes for security vulnerabilities, are now available for download. See the Drupal 7.29 and Drupal 6.32 release notes for further information.

Download Drupal 7.29
Download Drupal 6.32

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.

Changelog

Drupal 7.29 is a security release only. For more details, see the 7.29 release notes. A complete list of all bug fixes in the stable 7.x branch can be found in the git commit log.

Drupal 6.32 is a security release only. For more details, see the 6.32 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 7.29 and 6.32 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 7.29 or Drupal 6.32.

Known issues

None.

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Panoramic Rendering in Blender

Blender 3D News - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 05:58
Creating panoramic renders in Blender is straightforward - Regus Ttef shows us how. A little known feature is Blender is the ability to render in 360 degrees. Recently I tried to find a tutorial on doing this and only found one short article on doing so. So I decided I would give try my hand at [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Deadstar is raising funds on Kickstarter to go to the cinemas

Blender 3D News - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 00:28
Brandon Wright has been working on his solo movie project Deadstar for two years. He's now aiming to release the edited version in theatres and is trying to raise $7,000 on Kickstarter. I just started a Kickstarter campaign for the show. For a few years I've been trying to avoid crowd funding, but I'd figured [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

MuTools releases MuLab 6

Audio Freeware - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 22:44
MuTools has released MuLab 6. MuLab 6 features an enhanced look and feel and a rich collection of new and improved features throughout the app that all together seriously increase the creativity, comf [Read More]

Google used Blender for prototyping new Android L material design

Blender 3D News - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 22:05
Eric Svärd spotted a bit of Blender in a conference video from Google IO 2014. I saw in one of the Google IO 2014 videos that Google used Blender for prototyping the real time soft shadows for the new Android L material design. Blender gets mentioned in this video here:
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

[non-Blender] Sketchfab adds Annotations to guide you through 3D models

Blender 3D News - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 12:01
Earlier today Sketchfab added a new feature that lets you add notes to specific locations on your 3D models. Designers all over the world use Sketchfab to share their work in real time 3D. Why? Our platform is the best way to share your designs and allow your fans to fully explore your models. But [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

The art of crowd animation

Blender 3D News - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 11:03
One of the animators of Alike has published a short reel with some of his crowd animations. It's wonderfully natural and warm work. One of our crowd animator, Nacho Garranzo, has updated his demo reel with his work with the Alike shorts' crowd. We are really happy with Nacho and his work! You can also [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Tutorial: Creating a waterfall

Blender 3D News - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 06:16
Steve Lund takes us through the entire process of creating his wonderful waterfall scene. In this 3 part Tutorial series, I lead you threw the entire process of creating a realistic environment in blender, and rendering out some waterfalls using blender's smoke simulator! Terrain & Assets Realistic Environment! Rendering & Composting
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Tutorial: Cutting a bread

Blender 3D News - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 04:13
Emmanuel Okafor shares a technique to dynamically cut a piece of bread.
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Matthieu Brucher releases free ATKCompressor and ATKExpander plug-ins for Mac and Win and updates Audio Toolkit to v0.4.0

Audio Freeware - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 03:35
Matthieu Brucher has announced the release of ATKCompressor and ATKExpander, free mono compressor and expander plug-ins for 64-bit Mac OS X (10.8 minimum) and Windows (32 and 64-bit) in VST2, VST3 a [Read More]

Transformable Robot

Blender 3D News - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 01:11
Andri Viyono created this transformer for his work and shares the different stages of the project. Hi everyone, i want to share my experience about creating a transformable character. 3 month ago, my Bos asked me to create a transformable character. I decided to use my previous 3d model, Honda Civic Estilo as an transformable [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

SonicXTC releases free "Drum Boxx Synth" for Windows VST

Audio Freeware - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 01:01
SonicXTC has released Drum Boxx Synth, a free VST drum synthesizer for Windows that is designed to create thousands of unique synthetic drum sounds for sampling and production. Drum Boxx has 12 indivi [Read More]

5 Blender viewport tips for game environment creation

Blender 3D News - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 23:04
CG Masters are diving into game creation with their new tutorials series. This is the first in the series. Aidy Burrows writes: We'd like to announce a new game development series over at CG Masters. The most recent video tutorial entry in this free series gives 5 Blender Viewport Tips for Game Environment Creation. Viewport mist [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Blender Add-On: Selection Sets Version 0.2

Blender 3D News - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 14:23
This new add-on by Johnny Matthews  stores selections of objects, making it super easy to restore them later. It's been a while since I've created a blender add-on, but some discussion on the #blendercoders channel prompted me to dig back into Python and create this: Selection Sets. It is a quick way to create ad-hoc groups [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Image: Depth

Blender 3D News - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 11:44
By Reynante M. Martinez, depicting a sad story from his life. This piece is a depiction of our lives. Inspired by the film The Best Offer, by one of the music videos by Lindsey Stirling, The Calling's Our Lives, and by our little Hailey's (three months old puppy) fight for life and survival. The incandescent [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Blender Sighting: Tears of Steel

Blender 3D News - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 08:41
I don't see too many ToS sightings, so this one caught my attention: it's a demonstration of using CSS to colorize videos. How do you colorize a video in the very same colors you use in your webdesign? Of course, in CSS. Now what do you do if you have different colors and want them [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Innsmouth

Blender 3D News - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 05:27
A freaky model by Daniel Gordillo Hi! I just finished a character sculpt based on H. P. Lovecraft's The Shadow over innsmouth, and uploaded a turntable video to Youtube!Hope you'll find it interesting enough to share. Regards!
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Blender Conference 2014 tickets are now available

Blender 3D News - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 02:20
This year's Blender conference will be from October 24-26, and the Blender foundation has just added the tickets to the e-shop. Order before August 31st for a €10 discount. Blender Conference 2014 tickets ordering started. Be in time - last year we sold out. http://t.co/dtifjqPvIc #b3d — Ton Roosendaal (@tonroosendaal) July 13, 2014
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