Media Technology News

Tutorial: Understanding and setting drivers

Blender 3D News - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 23:30
Pierrick writes: Hi all, This is a former tutorial I've made to make drivers easier to understand to beginner and show some use of them. The sound is not super good as it is one of my first tutorials but I believe it worths a look.
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Drupal 7.36 released

Drupal - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 19:56

Drupal 7.36, a maintenance release with numerous bug fixes (no security fixes) and several new features, is now available for download. See the Drupal 7.36 release notes for a full listing.

Download Drupal 7.36

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 7.36 contains bug fixes and small API/feature improvements only. The full list of changes between the 7.35 and 7.36 releases can be found by reading the 7.36 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 7.36 release notes for details on important changes in this release.

Known issues


Front page news: Planet DrupalDrupal version: Drupal 7.x

This Blender Magic Ball will answer all your questions!

Blender 3D News - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 12:41
Roman Volodin's magic ball will answer all your questions, freeing Ton and the other developers to do important things (like have dinner at the Thai restaurant) Just download the .blend file, press ALT+A, grab the ball and shake it!
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

WhoBlend: When I show my first sculpt

Blender 3D News - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 12:14
More on WhoBlend :)
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Blend4Web adds Interactive Annotations, Instancing and API

Blender 3D News - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 08:50
Blend4Web latest updates adds some powerful features, including my favorite: API access to the runtime viewer. The Blend4Web Team writes: It has already been a year since the first public release of Blend4Web! So, we are proud to announce the anniversary release of our open platform for developing 3D web applications. In this release you [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Quick Tip: Spin Tool

Blender 3D News - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 06:40
Manuel writes: Hello, enjoy this quick tip for the spin tool. If you don't know this already, it will really help improve your modeling workflow!
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Bitsonic releases "Violent Delay" Free Windows VST Effect Plug-in

Audio Freeware - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 04:53
Bitsonic has released Violent Delay, a free VST Plug-in for Windows. Violent delay is a simple ping-pong delay plugin where a user can change the delay with chorus, filter and phaser: Original: [Read More]

Using Ps4 Controller in the Blender Game Engine (download)

Blender 3D News - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 04:30
Dennis Haupt offers a .blend file that shows how to read our a PS4 controller using Python. This Blend File is a example on how to setup a Playstation 4 Controller with only one Python Script. The Script controls all Buttons, the Hat and the Analog Stick input, also the sensibility of the Analog Stick [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

More 360° BGE footage

Blender 3D News - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 02:20
I'm starting to enjoy these - Blenderrendersky shares two YouTube 360° videos. To learn how to create them, check out Pedro Gaspar's tutorial that I posted earlier. Blenderrendersky writes: After finding out about the 360° footage youtube supports now I immediatly had to try it out. You have to watch this in chrome, otherwise it won´t [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Propellermix: I don't know what's going on

Propellerheads News - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 02:05

It's Propellermix time, people! This week we're highlighting a remix made by Reason Product Manager Ludvig.



We asked Ludvig about his remix and how he approached it:


"This started when I heard Ryan's "I Don't Know - Produced", which was based on "I Don't Know" by aarongrider. I thought the acoustic guitar intro would work fine in a higher tempo, so I made a 120bpm guitar hook loop out of it. At the same time I happened to hear "What's going on?" by beat86, which had some really nice vocals. It sounded as if these two pieces could fit together somehow, although both tempo and key were different... Some tempo and pitch matching was done in Reason, after which I started adding bass, drums and other niceties, using the Factory Sound Bank, Disco School and Soul School. The disco guitar in the chorus section is actually the same acoustic loop as in the intro, but run through a Softube Amp and an Alligator!"


Want to add vocals, an instrument or re-arrange the Propellermix? 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 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

Figure, Take and Reason updates

Propellerheads News - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 02:03

We’re happy to announce the release of new versions of Figure, Take and Reason!


Never sing a flat note with Take. The new “Voice Tune” helps you stay in tune, or gives you that modern R’n’B sound when turned all the way up. Clean up, distort or color your recordings with effects on each channel, give your tracks a “final mix” sound with mastering presets, and sing in a key that works for you with transposable backing tracks.

Download Take on the App Store (free!)


Figure, the fast and fun beat making app for iOS is now free! Also: Make a beat in Figure and open it in Take—the key of your Figure song is automatically brought over to Take, so Voice Tune gives you great results instantly.

Download Figure on the App Store (free!)


Reason gets a bunch of new stuff, too, based on all the feedback we’re getting from you. Reason 8.2 features a slick new auto-update system so you're always using the most current version, without the hassle of bulky manual installs. You’ll also get Improved patch navigation with Revert Browse, extended Remote support for Redrum, more colors for tracks, channels and clips, and tons of other improvements. It’s a free download for owners of Reason 8, of course.

Download the Reason 8.2 update / Buy Reason

Categories: Audio Production

New site:

Blender 3D News - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 00:08
John Hamilton has created a homepage for his growing collection of tutorials. Why I made BlenderRealI made BlenderReal as a place to share my tutorials and content. I have been uploading on my YouTube channel for three or four months now. A website seemed like the next logical step. My Youtube channel What is this [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Blender 2.74 is now available!

Blender 3D News - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 12:46
The Blender Foundation just released Blender 2.74 Ton Roosendaal writes: Today, the 31st of March, the official 2.74 release has been published. As usual it's a 100% free software release, also for commercial use! Aside of improvements in many areas (hair systems, opengl viewport rendering) a lot of work was done on stabilizing and fixing. [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Biome Digital releases Free EDM Analogue Basslines

Audio Freeware - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 11:16
Biome Digital has released 25 Free EDM Analogue Basslines inspired by DJ's such as Martin Garrix, Avicii, Tiesto, Showtek, W&W, Hardwell, Axwell and many more. The loops have been created [Read More]

Dust of Adventure: Multiplayer Online Game (BGE)

Blender 3D News - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 08:25
Gossellin Grégory reports on the Blender game 'Dust of Adventure', created by 4 German teenagers! Dust of Adventure (previously “Project Global”) is the last project from Extend Studios, a little “virtual” studio created by 4 German teenagers, which works on a real game! Presentation of the game Dust of Adventure is a multiplayer game made [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Shpitz Audio releases Free Preset Bank for Zebralette

Audio Freeware - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 07:04
Shpitz Audio has released free preset bank for Zebralette. The free preset bank contains 51 patches: 5 basses, 11 keys, 4 leads, 6 pads, 4 percussion, 11 rhythmic patches, 7 SFX and 3 experimental [Read More]

My favorite Blender models on Sketchfab this week

Blender 3D News - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 06:14
It seems there were slightly fewer Blender uploads on Sketchfab last week. Here are my favorites! Toon houses day version by luyssport on Sketchfab The Old Man & the Sea by Lau on Sketchfab Side by Side UTV Mini Truck by Pickledtezcat on Sketchfab Boneco de Neve by Adriano Oliveira on Sketchfab
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation updates GanGsta - Free Drum Sampler for Windows 32-bit

Audio Freeware - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 06:06 has updated GanGsta, the free drum sampler for Windows 32-bits. GanGsta is now supporting audio sample files .wav and .aif with sub-formats: 8-bit, 16-bit, 24-bit, 32-bit, 32-bit [Read More]


Blender 3D News - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 04:12
By Oscurart. Hi Guys! My last work, "Chick". Render with Cycles. He also posted some 'making of' screenshots on BlenderArtists:
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

MuTools updates MuLab and MUX Modular to Version 6.4

Audio Freeware - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 03:28
MuTools has updated the MuLab and MUX Modular to version 6.4. Highlights: Greatly improved LFO module: All LFO shapes are fully editable now. LFO shapes can be saved/retrieved using MuWaveShape [Read More]