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"How I Got my Blender Model Into a Science Journal"

Blender 3D News - Sat, 03/11/2017 - 10:10

pavla writes: Without having Blender superskills, Steven Russell got his Blender model published in a scientific journal. He found his niche creating 3D models for nanoscience: "Most models in science papers are made in PowerPoint, so there is a huge room for improvement." Steven explains how he got his first client and talks about his [...]

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How to Avoid Seams when Texture Painting

Blender 3D News - Sat, 03/11/2017 - 07:04

jayanam writes: I got a request on how to avoid seams when texture painting with Blender, and this is the video tutorial on how to do this.

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The 3D facial reconstruction of Saint Valentine, the patron saint of lovers!

Blender 3D News - Sat, 03/11/2017 - 00:56

Cicero Moraes writes: Saint Valentine's face was reconstructed using Blender software and became viral news in 32 languages! Follow the details of this work, from the scan of his skull in Rome, to the revelation of his face, modeled in Brazil. A big hug!

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Loopmasters releases Free 'Drum & Bass Disruption' Jam Rack

Audio Freeware - Fri, 03/10/2017 - 17:47
Loopmasters has released a (limited edition) Free Jam Rack, for Ableton Live users only, compiled from their latest sample pack: Drum & Bass Disruption, presented by Hybris. Specification: [Read More]

Blender Institute Podcast #049 - Birthday

Blender 3D News - Fri, 03/10/2017 - 12:35

The Blender Cloud is now three years old! Francesco Siddi writes: Today we celebrate 3 years of Blender Cloud! Join us for Blender Institute Podcast n. 49 as we relive happy memories on how the Cloud was born and grew up to what it is today. Then, we move onto the team, learning what unique [...]

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Yan's Daily Tips #69 - Color Management

Blender 3D News - Fri, 03/10/2017 - 06:52

Yanal Sosak writes: Hey guys! Today's YDT is on Color Management. I will show you how to affect the look of your renders before you render them out, which can give some cool effects if used wisely. I use this quite often on my sculpts which also helps harmonize my renders. Do you use Color [...]

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Industrial Design: Injecting Realism With Substance

Blender 3D News - Fri, 03/10/2017 - 06:17

The Allegorithmic blog features an interview with Russian artist Iskander Gallyamov who uses Blender and Substance Painter to create amazingly realistic 3D models. Well worth the read to get more insight into this pipeline. Leather shoes by kenprol on Sketchfab DeWalt Drill Driver by Absolute 3D on Sketchfab

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Tiler: Generate Mesh Patterns [$]

Blender 3D News - Fri, 03/10/2017 - 03:20

Tiler generates procedural roof tile patterns. Tiler Add-on was initially meant as a tool for speeding up roof creation process but it can be used for generation of every mesh patterns, which is especially useful for architecture visualization applications. Tiler Add-on will allow you to: generate tiles for many walls in your scene with a [...]

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Time-lapse: 'Lord Vampire'

Blender 3D News - Fri, 03/10/2017 - 02:05

Ricardo 3D writes: Hi guys! This is a video showing a quick summary of the production process of a job I did some time ago. :]

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SynthIV releases Desert Haze MP3 Player VST Plug-in Beta for Windows

Audio Freeware - Fri, 03/10/2017 - 01:23
SynthIV has released Desert Haze, a free VST plug-in that plays back MP3 files through effects. With Desert Haze you can load an MP3 and control the speed/pitch with a MIDI keyboard, trigger [Read More]

How to create "The Omega Particle" (Animation)

Blender 3D News - Fri, 03/10/2017 - 00:14

Darkfall writes: In this tutorial we will be creating a short animation of a Sci-fi style particle/molecule. This effect is super easy to do and with a bit of tweaking you can get lots of different results. Hopefully this Tutorial helps!. and as always, Thanks for watching!..

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Yan's Daily Tip #60 to #68

Blender 3D News - Thu, 03/09/2017 - 09:15

Yanal Sosak writes: On YDT this past week was mainly about compositing with Blender. I used one of my sculpts "Shinigami" (i'll add the link at the end) to demonstrate some compositing tips I use with my characters. Here is the introduction episode for compositing with blender: Next i will do some YDT videos on [...]

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What’s new on Drupal.org? - February 2017

Drupal - Thu, 03/09/2017 - 08:17

Read our Roadmap to understand how this work falls into priorities set by the Drupal Association with direction and collaboration from the Board and community.

Drupal.org updates Industry Pages Launched

After a great deal of preparation, user research, and content development we've launched the first three 'Drupal in your Industry' pages. These first three pages highlight the power of Drupal in Media and Publishing, Higher Education, and Government. Each of these pages uses geo-targeted content to reach audiences in: the Americas; Europe, the Middle East, and Africa; and the Asia Pacific, Australia and New Zealand regions.

These pages are targeted at evaluators of Drupal in these specific industries. From our research, we've found that these evaluators typically have Drupal on their short list of technology choices, but are not familiar with how a complete solution is built on Drupal, and they're eager to see success stories from their industry peers.

We'll be expanding on this initiative with additional industry pages as time goes on.

Project Application Revamp

In February we completed phases 1 and 2 of the Project Application Process Revamp. This has meant polishing up the security advisory coverage messages that are provided on project pages, adding a new field for vetted users to opt-in to advisory coverage for their projects, and adding security advisory coverage information to the updates xml served from Drupal.org. With these issues complete we'll be able to move forward with Phase 3 (opening the project promotion gates) and Phase 4 (improving code quality signals and incentivizing peer review) as we roll into March.

[Author's note] The project application revamp hit a major milestone in early March with the completion of Phase 3. Now, any user who has accepted the git terms of service may now promote sandbox projects to full projects with releases, and the application process has been re-purposed for vetting users who want the ability to opt into security advisory coverage for their projects. Look for more information in our upcoming March post.

2017 Community Elections are Live

On February 1 we opened self-nominations for one of the two community-at-large seats on the Drupal Association Board of Directors. At the time of this post, self-nominations have closed and now it's time to vote!.

Each year we make incremental improvements to the elections process. This year we've allowed each candidate to present a short 'statement of candidacy' video - and we've updated the ballot to allow easy drag-and-drop ranking of candidates.

Voting closes on March 18th, so make sure to vote soon!

Documentation polish, and new "call-out" templates

As the migration of content into the new documentation system continues, we've continued to polish and improve the tools. In February we made a few small improvements including: help text for maintainers and fixes for links to the discuss page in email notifications. We also made one large improvement: Call-out templates for highlighting warning information or version-specific notes within a documentation page. These templates are available using the CKEditor Templates button when editing any documentation page.

The documentation editor may select from the 'Warning note' template, which will highlight cautionary information in a visually distinct orange section on the page, or the 'Version-specific note' template, which allows users to highlight information that may only be relevant to a specific minor release of Drupal.

Here are two examples of what the call-outs will look like to a documentation reader.

DrupalCI Coding standards testing

DrupalCI continues to accelerate the pace of Drupal development as we make the system more efficient and add new features. In February we enhanced the coding standards testing that was added DrupalCI in January. Using PHPCodeSniffer, ESlint, and CSSlint coding standards results are available in the test results' Build Artifacts directory, including automatically generated patches to fix found issues. We've also begun displaying summary information about coding standards testing on Drupal.org test results. Again we'd like to thank community contributor mile23 for his work on this feature.

More useful error output

We also made DrupalCI's error output more detailed, to make it more immediately clear to developers what the issue with a particular patch might be. Developers will now see messages on the test result bubbles, for example a 'patch failed to apply' error rather than a generic 'CI error' message.

Community Initiatives Contrib Documentation Migration

We want to continue to encourage Project maintainers to create documentation guides on their projects using the new documentation content types. Maintainers can then migrate their old documentation content into these new guides, or create new documentation pages. For more information about this process, please consult our guide to contrib documentation.

Help port Dreditor features to Drupal.org

Are you a Drupal.org power user who relies on Dreditor? Markcarver is currently leading the charge to port Dreditor features to Drupal.org, and invites anyone interested in contributing to join him in #dreditor on freenode IRC or the Dreditor GitHub.

Infrastructure Special note: Drupal Association seeks Infrastructure Services vendor

We'd also like to announce a Request for Information. The Drupal Association seeks an infrastructure services vendor to help us manage the underlying infrastructure that supports Drupal.org, our sub-sites, and the services we maintain. Our internal engineering team will continue to manage the sites and services themselves, while this vendor will help us with systems administration, virtual machine management, monitoring and pager responsibilities, disaster recovery, etc.

For more details about this request for information, please see our post on the Association blog.

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As always, we’d like to say thanks to all the volunteers who work with us, and to the Drupal Association Supporters, who made it possible for us to work on these projects. If you would like to support our work as an individual or an organization, consider becoming a member of the Drupal Association. Follow us on Twitter for regular updates: @drupal_org, @drupal_infra

123creative releases free "Hardstyle Elements - Construction Kit" (Loops, MIDI)

Audio Freeware - Thu, 03/09/2017 - 05:15
123creative has released Hardstyle Elements Construction Kit in cooperation with Freak music. This Construction Kit is suitable for all genres like Hardstyle, Electro House, Techno, EDM and more... [Read More]

Agent 327: Weekly #43

Blender 3D News - Thu, 03/09/2017 - 02:05

Francesco Siddi writes: Welcome the weekly number forty-three! Andy, Hjalti, Kjartan, Nathan and Pablo have been producing some great work, yet again. Let’s check out the weekly folder. Andy has been finalizing lighting for some shots and has worked on the spray can FX during the fight. Plus, he has been preparing some personal artwork [...]

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SKYWATCH Kickstarter Closes at $52,928

Blender 3D News - Wed, 03/08/2017 - 23:42

Congratulations to Colin and the SKYWATCH team for gathering 52 thousand dollars for their short Sci-Fi film! The initial goal was $35,000 - the additional budget will allow them to add a 'cold open' openening sequence. Great job guys, I can't wait to see the movie :)

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Video: Pac Man Overdose

Blender 3D News - Wed, 03/08/2017 - 23:01

Welcome back to the eighties! Stefano SottoZen writes: Hi guys, we just finished our latest video. It's a jump back in time to the 80's ! We used Blender to model, animate and render all the 8bit Arcade characters. I hope you will enjoy it, have fun! Bye !

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Breakdown: After The Rain

Blender 3D News - Wed, 03/08/2017 - 12:47

Reynante Martinez writes: Here's a fun attempt to revamp one of the abandoned project files from CMV's cinematic trailer. Breakdown video here:

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The Abstract Art of Diego Peñalver Denis

Blender 3D News - Wed, 03/08/2017 - 06:15

Diego Peñalver Denis writes: Hi to all. I am a Venezuelan architect , artist and a Blender user for many years, mostly in the area of Architectural Viz. But, in recent years I have done some works in the world of art, most of which has been done mainly with Blender as a tool. In [...]

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AiroX Concept Car short made exclusively with Blender.

Blender 3D News - Wed, 03/08/2017 - 04:10

eduardgray writes: Automotive design studio, Gray Design, has recently released their autonomous car concept, AiroX, which was made exclusively in Blender, including a short teaser video. It's creator, Eduard Gray, has been working at the NEVS (formerly SAAB) design studio and has been introducing Blender into the workflow, creating sketch models and even VR scenarios [...]

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