Media Technology News

A Rollercoaster Ride With A Difference

Blender 3D News - Mon, 11/10/2014 - 03:45
Now this is a rollercoaster ride I've love to try!! Carel de Winter's concept combines a traditional ride with user-selectable CG videos to create a wide diversity of experiences. It looks amazing. This video is a proof of concept for a new kind of ride, in which a rollercoaster car is also a kind of [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Create Animated Splashes in Blender - Fluid Sim + Ocean Modifier

Blender 3D News - Mon, 11/10/2014 - 01:30
Steve Lund combines Blender's fluid simulator with the ocean modifier and plays with water. Learn how to use Blender's Fluid Simulator in combination with its Ocean Modifier to create some realistic animated splashes!
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Developer Meeting Notes: November 9, 2014

Blender 3D News - Sun, 11/09/2014 - 23:40
Ton Roosendaal shares the notes the developers meeting in, #blendercoders. Here are notes for today's meeting in #blendercoders 1) Projects for the next release The projects and planning for the upcoming 2.73 release. Bastien Montange: Mesh transfer can be put back as a release target, it better gets done before we add the [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Modeling and rendering a guitar

Blender 3D News - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 23:38
Learn how to model a guitar and set it up for rendering in Cycles in this videotutorial. Addicted to CG writes: Hello Ladies and gentlemen my name is panos and today I'm bringing you another really cool tutorial! This time you are going to learn how to both model and texture a guitar in blender [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

HyperSynth updates XEditor to v1.2 for Windows

Audio Freeware - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 22:19
HyperSynth has updated XEditor to v1.2. Additions & Fixes: Now program name will be updated in hardware instantly after using "rename", "update_edit_buffer" and "XNP file load". Added option [Read More]

Gooseberry: 'The New & Improved Sequencer'

Blender 3D News - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 09:20
Well, I might not want to go as far as calling it 'new & improved', but the sequence editor just got a nice visual cleanup. Campbell and Antony have been up to good things, for all you video editors out there. The sequencer has gotten a face lift! Mathieu’s made a before-and-after screenshot showing the [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Loki Render 0.7.0 Released

Blender 3D News - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 07:30
After almost five years, Samuraidanieru has released a new version of his distributed rendering tool Loki, adding better auto-discoveryand better file transfer for large projects. I just finished implementing several features and improvements in Loki, making it worthy of a new release! For those new to Loki Render, it allows you to setup a very [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Minimalist interior

Blender 3D News - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 04:45
A beautiful interior scene by Matelek. Hi, this is my new project with some Morocco gadgets. All made in blender cycles. I hope u like it :- ) plz comment ;- ) Be sure to check out the full series on BlenderArtists!
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Shattered Glass Audio updates SGA1566 Plug-in to Version 1.0.8

Audio Freeware - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 03:49
Shattered Glass Audio has updated its SGA1566 plug-in to version 1.0.8. Changes: Initial CPU setting changed to "LOW" for a more friendly loading of the plug-in on older CPUs. Minor stability [Read More]

[non-Blender] The Maze Runner Vfx Breakdown

Blender 3D News - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 02:15
Watch Vfx created by Method Studios for THE MAZE RUNNER. The Maze Runner is a science fiction action thriller directed by Wes Ball based on James Dashner’s 2009 book of the same name. Method’s team of 170 worked for 10 months to create 150 character shots and 380 environment shots for The Maze Runner. Environments [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Tutorial: Custom UV Transformation Nodes for Cycles

Blender 3D News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 23:05
There's no standard Cycles node for detailed texture manipulation. But with this Blender Cookie tutorial, you can roll your own! Non-Uniform Transformations Have you ever wanted to just move, scale, or rotate just part of a texture within cycles render nodes, or twist a texture about an axis? Or have you ever wanted to control [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation releases A1StereoControl - Free Stereo Expansion & Advanced Panning Plugin for Win & Mac

Audio Freeware - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 12:27
Alex Hilton and have released the free A1StereoControl, a plugin to expand or limit the 'stereo width' of tracks. It can be used on single or group tracks and is also usable in mastering [Read More] releases A1StereoControl - Free Stereo Expansion & Advanced Panning Plugin for PC & MAC

Audio Freeware - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 12:27
Alex Hilton and have released the free A1StereoControl. A1StereoControl is a plugin to expand or limit the 'stereo width' of tracks. It can be used on single or group tracks and is [Read More]

Weekend Contest: Sports

Blender 3D News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 10:41
The mystery 'guest' user who won the previous weekend contest turned out to be felo. He picked 'Sports' as the topic for this weekend. He writes: Whats your favorite sport? What you like to watch? tell us why you like it soo much? ...hate sports... shows us why? Rules: Post your work below (attach an [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Drupal 7.33 released

Drupal - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 07:37

Drupal 7.33, a maintenance release with numerous bug fixes (no security fixes) is now available for download. See the Drupal 7.33 release notes for a full listing.

Download Drupal 7.33

Upgrading your existing Drupal 7 sites is recommended. There are no major new 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 7.33 contains bug fixes and small API/feature improvements only. The full list of changes between the 7.32 and 7.33 releases can be found by reading the 7.33 release notes. A complete list of all bug fixes in the stable 7.x branch can be found in the git commit log.

Update notes

See the 7.33 release notes for details on important changes in this release.

Known issues


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Campaigns for Marzianka and Ferrero

Blender 3D News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 03:30
Agostino Davilla has created delicious-looking chocolate imagery for chocolate brands Marzianka and Ferrero.
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Abstract Landscape with Blender, Lee Griggs Style

Blender 3D News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 01:51
Henri Hebeisen has created a series of abstract landscapes and shares his technique. I've just spent the last few days working on these image to try to mimic Lee Griggs' style with Blender. I finally found a solution using particle system and cycles strand primitive system.You can see more images and a quick tutorial to [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Circle of Streams

Blender 3D News - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 23:15
This public service announcement utilizes hybrid 2D and 3D animation to educate viewers about storm water quality issues. This particular video, Circle of Streams, showcases how to prevent erosion on construction sites. Grasshorse Studios wrote the script, designed the characters (Sgt. Red, his sidekick Mingo and Civilian) and hand-painted the backgrounds. Kathy Buxton writes: Working [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Alan ViSTa releases Crotalinae - Free Crotales Cymbals Plug-in for Mac and Windows

Audio Freeware - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 18:23
Alan ViSTa has released Crotalinae, a free Audio Unit / VST plug-in featuring sampled Crotales cymbals set for Windows and Mac OS X. It contains 25 stereo samples from the University of Iowa [Read More]


Blender 3D News - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 13:41
By pixl. (Enlarge to see the dino ;-) Hi! This is my first post on BA. I'm a French CG freelance working with blender since 10 months (using 3DS MAX before). This is my latest personal project using blender 2.72+ cycles.
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation