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ExperimentalScene updates DarkWave Studio to v5.6.4 for Windows

Audio Freeware - Wed, 03/08/2017 - 03:49
ExperimentalScene has updated DarkWave Studio to v5.6.4. Recent Changes: v5.6.4: Fixed some problems with the new 'Merge Project' feature: connections, patterns and sequences not always loading [Read More]

Steinberg VST 3.6.7 SDK Released (build 352) - Linux support and new licensing model

Audio Freeware - Wed, 03/08/2017 - 02:43
Steinberg Media Technologies has released VST SDK 3.6.7 (build 352). This maintenance release is mainly a preview version for Linux support. A brief overview of changes: Preview Linux support. [Read More]

John Boyega time-lapse by César Salcedo

Blender 3D News - Wed, 03/08/2017 - 02:05

Here's a stunning timelapse of Star Wars actor John Boyega!

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Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Kaleidoscope Add-on - A small Package of Nodes for Blender

Blender 3D News - Wed, 03/08/2017 - 00:20

Don't let the name fool you - Kaleidoscope offers some very nice node setups for color manipulation in your scene. Akash Hamirwasia writes: Kaleidoscope add-on adds a small package of Nodes for Blender's materials. These nodes can help you make your scene more colorful and accurate to the real world. The Spectrum Node allows you [...]

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Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

The full circle of Drupal adoption

Drupal - Tue, 03/07/2017 - 16:04

The Engineering Team provides support to many community members and everyone at the Association. Every day, the team helps people who are at different stages of the Drupal adoption journey. As part of our membership campaign, we're taking a close look at how the team makes an impact throughout this cycle through the work to support a few different Association programs.

Industry Pages: convincing decision makers to adopt Drupal

The team played a key role in the Industry Pages project—from conception to execution. The industry pages help decision makers see how Drupal achieves the vision Dries' set forth when he described Drupal as the platform for ambitious digital experiences.

The first three industry pages for media and publishing, higher education, and government are now on Drupal.org. These pages tell stories of success with Drupal for three verticals with geo-targeted content to show our global audience the solutions that are most meaningful to them. We plan to learn from this project and to expand into new verticals. By highlighting what Drupal can do for you, and connecting decision makers to service providers and industry peers, the industry pages are a powerful tool for leading the way to wider adoption.

Drupal Jobs: wider adoption leads to more career opportunities

The team is responsible for Drupal Jobs, the subsite dedicated to helping employers and job seekers connect for Drupal-related opportunities. Ever since Drupal Jobs launched in 2015, it has helped increase awareness of the Drupal project. As the pool of employers grows, so do the career opportunities. When more Drupal jobs are available, our ecosystem grows. Wider Drupal adoption becomes possible.

DrupalCon: Events site brings us full circle

DrupalCon unites our global community and people who want to know more about the project. On the Events site, the engineering team supports everyone—event organizers who post content, speakers who submit sessions, and attendees who register using Drupal Commerce and CoD. With a great UX on con sites and fun theme implementation, we show users what Drupal can do for you.

Around we go, thanks for coming along

As the adoption journey goes full circle and we see these efforts continue to help maintain and grow a strong ecosystem, we appreciate that you are coming along with us. To help sustain the work of the Drupal Association, join as a member. Thank you!

Build a stunning environment

Blender 3D News - Tue, 03/07/2017 - 11:30

3D Artist Magazine shares one of their Blender related articles. Carrie Mok writes: Robert Nathan Garlington has written a fantastic tutorial on creating a clifftop ruins scene in Blender using Blender Guru assets. Over the next 17 steps we’ll be going over the design, workflows and some quick tips that were used to bring Vigilant [...]

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Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

2 Minute Tutorial: Mirror Tool

Blender 3D News - Tue, 03/07/2017 - 07:52

Grant Abbitt writes: People often struggle with the mirror modifier and ask me a lot of questions regarding it's use. So I made a very quick tutorial to go over how to use it effectively.

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Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Sintel is now Available on the Blender Cloud

Blender 3D News - Tue, 03/07/2017 - 05:15

All Sintel assets, videos and tutorials have been added to the Blender cloud! If you're already a member, go take a look. If not, consider becoming one ;-)

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Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

The Art of Valiant Valentine

Blender 3D News - Tue, 03/07/2017 - 03:10

Check out these gorgeous scenes by Valiant Valentine from Indonesia!

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Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Blender Window in Unity 5 with Glass Shader

Blender 3D News - Tue, 03/07/2017 - 01:05

jayanam writes: In these tutorials I add the window created with Blender to Unity 5 game engine and assign a 3rd party glass shader to it.

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Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Short film: Out of the Blue

Blender 3D News - Mon, 03/06/2017 - 22:53

Takanabu presents the final version of his project. "OUT OF THE BLUE" is my graduation work. Summary One of the old guy want to fly like a bird. So he have tried to make a device to fly. Through that experience he realize a really happy thing on his life.

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Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

It's Time To Vote - Community Elections

Drupal - Mon, 03/06/2017 - 14:55

Voting is now open for the 2017 At-Large Board positions for the Drupal Association!  If you haven't yet, check out the candidate profiles including their short videos found on the profile pages. 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 Drupal.org account by the time nominations open and who have logged in at least once in the past year.

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 videos linked in this discussion.

Elections will be held from 6 March, 2017 through 18 March, 2017. During this period, you can review and comment on the candidate profiles.

Have questions? Please contact me: Megan Sanicki

Creating Fluid Simulations on Sketchfab

Blender 3D News - Mon, 03/06/2017 - 10:25

Jakob Baldwin uses Sketchfab's stop-motion feature to publish his Blender fluid simulations. Fluid simulation can be tricky to create, really difficult to make realistic and it’s not really possible to upload and display natively on Sketchfab, but there is a workaround. Here is an example of fluid simulation in Sketchfab: Water Simulation: Droplet by Jakob [...]

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Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

VRAIS Tools - Create and upload VR renderings easier!

Blender 3D News - Mon, 03/06/2017 - 09:05

Sebastian König coded a tool to automatically render out combined cubemaps for his online 360 viewer VRAIS. Since almost one and a half year we have been mainly doing VR projects atwww.blendfx.com, our little Blender studio in Leipzig: Cardboard and GearVR apps for car resellers, ATM machine companies, museums, castles and some fun VR projects [...]

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Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Sonic Visualiser v3.0 for Mac, Win & Lin released

Audio Freeware - Mon, 03/06/2017 - 07:52
Version 3.0 of Sonic Visualiser, a free application for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux for viewing and analysing the contents of music audio files, is now available. As of the release of version [Read More]

MuTools updates MuLab and MUX Modular VST to v7.3.6

Audio Freeware - Mon, 03/06/2017 - 07:49
MuTools has updated MuLab and MUX Modular VST to v7.3.6. What's new: The whole GUI now is scalable up to 200%. See the "GUI Scale" preference. A scalable GUI is relevant for users using high-res [Read More]

SKYWATCH - Animatic + VFX Breakdown

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

Colin Levy's Kickstarter campaign for SKYWATCH met its minimum goal last week! So the movie is on, but with 2 days left to go it's time to look at the 'stretch goal' that will help polish the project. Colin writes: Hey again BlenderNation! We're in the last 48 hours of our Kickstarter campaign for my [...]

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Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Short video: Central Panik

Blender 3D News - Mon, 03/06/2017 - 04:34

Fantastic surrealistic work by sozap! Hello, This is a little animation project that I made for fun, being inspired by the great music of People Like Us. I've made a little breakdown video too, if you'd like to see a bit how it's made. I've started the animation two years ago. But having too much [...]

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Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

My favourite Blender Art on Sketchfab: 2017, week 9

Blender 3D News - Mon, 03/06/2017 - 01:55

Here's my latest overview of the best Blender work on Sketchfab this week. And remember: add the #Blender tag if you want me to find your work! My neighbor Cthulhu by graft on Sketchfab ''Chrono Trigger'' - Marle by JunSkywa1ker on Sketchfab Kokuy?seki by Kyan0s on Sketchfab Flooded Dungeon Diorama - Hand Painted by autumnpioneer [...]

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Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Should you become a 3D CG Freelancer?

Blender 3D News - Sun, 03/05/2017 - 12:30

Lech from Chocofur shares his personal career path with Blender and lists his thoughts about freelancing vs having a steady job. Hey everyone, I've just published an article where I share some of my thoughts and experiences on the topic of freelancing, having a fixed job or running your own, 3D CG based company. I [...]

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Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

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