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Voting is Open for the 2015 At-Large Board Elections

Drupal - Mon, 03/09/2015 - 13:17

Voting is now open for the 2015 At-Large Board positions for the Drupal Association! If you haven't yet, check out the candidate profiles and review the Meet the Candidate sessions (we ran three) that we held. Get to know your candidates, and then get ready vote.

Cast Your Vote!

How does voting work? Voting is open to all individuals who have a account by the time nominations open and who have logged in at least once in the past year. These individuals' accounts will be added to the voters list on and they will have access to the voting.

To vote, you will rank candidates in order of your preference (1st, 2nd, 3rd, etc.). The results will be calculated using an "instant runoff" method. For an accessible explanation of how instant runoff vote tabulation works, see the this video.

Elections will be held from 9 March through 20 March (midnight UTC) 2015. During this period, you can still review and comment on candidate profiles.

Have questions? Contact Drupal Association Executive Director Holly Ross.


Blender 3D News - Mon, 03/09/2015 - 06:03
Per writes: This is a little promo clip I put together for the club Japanite in Stockholm, inspired by their tagline ミラクルナイト (miracle night). I used Blender for camera tracking, rendering and compositing.
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Blender Plancher - Floor board generator

Blender 3D News - Mon, 03/09/2015 - 04:20
Cédric Brandin presents a Blender addon that can generate different patterns for floar boards.
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Add multiple objects using object groups in the bge

Blender 3D News - Mon, 03/09/2015 - 02:10
John Hamilton just keeps them coming - here's his latest game engine tutorial: Hhow to add multiple objects using object groups in the bge
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Blender Developer Notes: March 8, 201

Blender 3D News - Mon, 03/09/2015 - 00:00
Ton shares the notes of the developers meeting in, #blendercoders. Here are the notes from today's meeting in #blendercoders 1) Upcoming release There are a couple of issues open to be fixed, but it's possible to call for an RC this week. Sergey Sharybin proposes that he and Campbell will check on the [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Animating a game character - Run Postman Run

Blender 3D News - Sun, 03/08/2015 - 14:30
Bob Games used Blender to create their game characters and describe the process. You can make cutout animation in a 3D package with some limitations, and that’s what we decided to do in the first prototypes for Run Postman Run. Why? Because we already felt comfortable with Blender, the 3D package we’ve been using for [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

What Happened On KVR Last Week? (W/E Mar 8)

Audio Freeware - Sun, 03/08/2015 - 12:02
What interesting news appeared on KVR last week? Universal Audio released version 8.0 of its UAD Software, which includes Apollo Expanded, allowing users of Thunderbolt-equipped Apollo Twin, [Read More]

How to make a bronze material in Blender Cycles

Blender 3D News - Sun, 03/08/2015 - 11:30
Addicted to CG writes: Hello ladies and gentleman my name is Panos and today I am here with another exciting blender tutorial! In which we will learn how to make a bronze material in Blender. The reason why i made this Bronze material tutorial for blender is because when i tried myself to make one [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Mildon updates SFZ Designer (v0.24 Beta) - Free Visual Sample Mapping Tool for Windows

Audio Freeware - Sun, 03/08/2015 - 10:40
Mildon has updated SFZ Designer to version 0.24 Beta with the following changes: Fixed drag n' drop project file loading bug. Amplifier EG side fields are now exported in seconds (previously [Read More]

Pre-release of free Portuguese e-book: Manual of Digital 3D Facial Reconstruction

Blender 3D News - Sun, 03/08/2015 - 09:54
Cicero Moraes presents the free e-book he worked on on facial reconstruction, in which Blender plays a leading role. Cicero Moraes writes: 3D Designer Cicero Moraes, and Forensic Dentist Paulo Miamoto are working on the final stages of their e-book, "Manual of Digital 3D Facial Reconstruction - Applications with free software and open source". Although [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Egyptrixx - Transfer of Energy [Feelings of Power]

Blender 3D News - Sun, 03/08/2015 - 06:10
Do you remember the music videos A/B TIL INFINITY and Old Black? Andreas Nicolas Fischer is back with a new video for Egyptrixx. Here is another music video I made for Canadian musician Egyptrixx for his new album Transfer of Energy [Feelings of Power]. The cameras were tracked from live action POV sequences I shot [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Blender Texture Paint Tutorial: Create a trashcan.

Blender 3D News - Sun, 03/08/2015 - 03:30
Kenan Proffitt writes: In this Blender tutorial, model and sculpt a simple trashcan, then learn the basics of texture painting to add texture to the model.
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Image: Bonsai

Blender 3D News - Sun, 03/08/2015 - 00:00
By yarpen. Render, trees and enviroment - cycles/blender/ps. Bonsai - zbrush.
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Create any logo in Blender!

Blender 3D News - Sat, 03/07/2015 - 09:30
Here's a cool trick for recreating famous logo's: use a special font! Nick Brunner writes: Hi. Want to learn how to create basically any logo in Blender?? Well, thanks to DaFont you can. Watch this short tutorial and learn how to create your own awesome logo renders!
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Image: Echec

Blender 3D News - Sat, 03/07/2015 - 05:45
By LadeHeria Hi everyone, Didn't post any image for a while. Picture is in 4000*4000 zoom in it to see all details. Around 5000 samples/pixel.
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Tek'it Audio updates "Genobazz R" Bass Synthesizer Plug-in to v1.3

Audio Freeware - Sat, 03/07/2015 - 03:29
Tek'it Audio has updated Genobazz R, the bass synthesizer plug-in synthesizer, to version 1.3. This update comes with numerous improvements on the DSP and GUI side, a dedicated user manual and [Read More]

3D modeling tips in Blender

Blender 3D News - Sat, 03/07/2015 - 03:20
Cameron Casey has collected his 'lessons learned' from his Blender modeling work. In this video I go over different tips that I wish I had known when I started out doing 3D modeling. I hope it helps!
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Timelapse - Pants on Fire

Blender 3D News - Sat, 03/07/2015 - 01:00
Jason van Gumster writes: Here's a timelapse of a [somewhat hastily put-together]image I created for my daily lying blog. And with it, I've recorded a voice-over that walks through the process (or, at least, tries to keep up with the timelapse). It's pants... on fire!
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

[Blender Market]: Starfield Skydome

Blender 3D News - Fri, 03/06/2015 - 22:47
Karl Andreas Groß sells a scientifically correct starfield skydome on the Market. This is a Starfield Environment ready to use for Blender Cycles World. This World Setup uses both,a high resolution Image and a procedural Sky Texture to achieve a photorealistic Background as well as a good Global illumination. The Starfield Image Map contains more [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Behind the Scenes: Inside Your Camera

Blender 3D News - Fri, 03/06/2015 - 09:50
In the Behind the Scenes series, I'm inviting artists to talk about the creation of one of their works. For today's episode I invited Mark Titchener to let us look at how he created 'Inside Your Camera' Hello! My name is Mark (aka swmo on Blender Artists). I'm a software developer from the UK. I've [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation