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BlenderPDX's 19th November 2016 Meeting, 3-6pm PST

Blender 3D News - Wed, 11/16/2016 - 14:30

Jenuvyel writes: The Portland, Oregon Blender User Group (BlenderPDX) is holding its November meeting on the 19th, this third Saturday at the Art Institute of Portland, room 204 (a PC lab) from 3:00 to 6:00 pm. Seating is limited, but everyone is welcome to explore and share their experiences with Blender! We are completely free [...]

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Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Tutorial: Star Wars Style Hyperspace Jump VFX

Blender 3D News - Wed, 11/16/2016 - 10:57

Here's another 'hyperspace' tutorial, this time focused on achieving the Star Wars effect. Darkfall writes: In this Tutorial SAGA.. I attempt to create a "Star Wars Style Hyperspace Jump" effect. In part one we use a particle system to create a basic star field and with the help of some motion blur our effect begins [...]

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Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Drupal 8.2.3 and 7.52 released

Drupal - Wed, 11/16/2016 - 10:11

Drupal 8.2.3 and Drupal 7.52, maintenance releases which contain fixes for security vulnerabilities, are now available for download.

See the Drupal 8.2.3 and Drupal 7.52 release notes for further information.

Download Drupal 8.2.3
Download Drupal 7.52

Upgrading your existing Drupal 8 and 7 sites is strongly recommended. There are no new features nor non-security-related bug fixes in these releases. For more information about the Drupal 8.2.x release series, consult the Drupal 8 overview. More information on the Drupal 7.x release series can be found in 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 8 and 7 include the built-in Update Manager module, which informs you about important updates to your modules and themes.

Bug reports

Both Drupal 8.2.x and 7.x are being maintained, so given enough bug fixes (not just bug reports) more maintenance releases will be made available, according to our monthly release cycle.

Change log

Drupal 8.2.3 is a security release only. For more details, see the 8.2.3 release notes. A complete list of all changes in the stable 8.2.x branch can be found in the git commit log.

Drupal 7.52 is a security release only. For more details, see the 7.52 release notes. A complete list of all changes in the stable 7.x branch can be found in the git commit log.

Security vulnerabilities

Drupal 8.2.3 and 7.52 were released in response to the discovery of security vulnerabilities. Details can be found in the official security advisories:

To fix the security problem, please upgrade to either Drupal 8.2.3 or Drupal 7.52.

Update notes

See the 8.2.3 and 7.52 release notes for details on important changes in this release.

Known issues

See the 8.2.3 release notes or 7.52 release notes for a list of known issues affecting each release.

Image: Steam Saber

Blender 3D News - Wed, 11/16/2016 - 08:20

Awesome steampunk art by Adam Rzatkowski with beautiful texturing! A steampunk lightsaber, remaster of a piece from an old scene, one of my favorites :)

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Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Image: Sailor Girl

Blender 3D News - Wed, 11/16/2016 - 04:10

Super nice character art by Jisu Choe. Some 3D modeling practice I made a while ago. I accidentally rendered her floating haha.

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Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Tutorial: How to make a city section

Blender 3D News - Wed, 11/16/2016 - 02:05

Alimayo's new tutorial is quite long, but goes through the entire process of modeling a city block. This tutorial shows you how to model multiple buildings, window frames ,roof tiles, stairs, trees, cars, as well as low poly people. Explanation is also given on why actions are being done at the time. Keyboard shortcuts are [...]

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Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

ColorMaster v3.0 adds LUT file support [$]

Blender 3D News - Wed, 11/16/2016 - 00:17

John Roper writes: Hi guys! I am glad to announce that ColorMaster v3.0 is out! This release brings the ability to import your own looks in the form of .cube LUT files which can be exported from almost any major color grading application. there is a new demo/tutorial video out as well and you can [...]

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Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

RenderMan 21 and RenderMan For Blender 21 are now available

Blender 3D News - Tue, 11/15/2016 - 13:29

A new release for RenderMan comes together with an update of their Blender integration! rgordon writes: Today Pixar has released version 21 of their popular RenderMan software to the non-commercial users. To coincide with this event the Blender bridge has been updated with the new features that RenderMan 21 supports along with some major improvements [...]

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Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

SoundGym reveals the Learning Center

Audio Freeware - Tue, 11/15/2016 - 08:40
SoundGym has revealed the Learning Center, where audio educational videos and courses on the web are curated, organized and ranked. New audio tutorials and courses are added regularly, selected, [Read More]

14 Tips on working faster with the User Interface of Blender

Blender 3D News - Tue, 11/15/2016 - 08:20

Zacharias Reinhardt writes: Hi everyone! Here are my 14 tips on working faster with the user interface of Blender. These tricks I use every day. If you have any other tips, let me know in the comments! Have fun! ~Zacharias English video German video

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Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Teaser: "Entropy"

Blender 3D News - Tue, 11/15/2016 - 06:15

I like this teaser a LOT, can't wait to see new ones! Floke writes: The first teaser of the animated film "Entropy" created with Blender and Substance Tools. (The sound is very raw) All 3d was created in blender, rendered in Blender Cycles, compose and video editing was done in Blender too. Textures created in [...]

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Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

How to create a Wavy Text Effect

Blender 3D News - Tue, 11/15/2016 - 04:10

Akash Hamirwasia writes: In this Blender Tutorial, I will be showing you how to create a wavy text effect in Blender. The main purpose of this tutorial is to achieve that wavy boundary, in the most easiest way possible. I will be using Blender's modifiers to achieve this effect

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Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Short film: Pick up and read

Blender 3D News - Tue, 11/15/2016 - 02:05

Savio Pedro's work didn't make it to the Suzanne Awards nominations, but I think it's a very nice and well made short story. Enjoy! Hi. This is my entry for Suzanne Awards. Hope You like.

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Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Destroy FX updates Freeverb AU to v1.0.6

Audio Freeware - Tue, 11/15/2016 - 01:03
Destroy FX @ Smart Electronix has updated the Audio Unit port of Jezar at Dreampoint's Freeverb to v1.0.6. Changes: Works in mono mode now as well as stereo. Supports any sample rate correctly [Read More]

How to create Isometric Cameras in Blender

Blender 3D News - Tue, 11/15/2016 - 00:18

Jeff from Daring Dino explains how to use the Create IsoCam add-on. Creating an isometric camera is pretty simple, but there’s more than one kind you can create. Which one is the best for pixel art? Which one is mathematically correct? Learn everything you need to know about isometric cameras in this video.

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Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Image: From Negative to Positive

Blender 3D News - Mon, 11/14/2016 - 10:58

Mason Menzies presents another fantastic nature scene. Made to show off The Grove v4, This render is to show that anyone can make a positive from a negative. Exhibit A: Wybren found a weakness in Blender and CG, and turned a negative situation into a positive one, the same way this scene turned darkness and [...]

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Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

SampleScience releases RX-21 HD Sample Pack

Audio Freeware - Mon, 11/14/2016 - 05:15
SampleScience has released RX-21 HD Sample Pack, a free Yamaha RX-21 drum machine sample collection. Included in the pack are the clean recordings of the RX-21 drum sounds in 16-bit, 24-bit and [Read More]

How to make a Vignette and Save it!

Blender 3D News - Mon, 11/14/2016 - 04:10

Learn how you can save a nodes setup so that you can quickly add it to your projects later - saving you the hassle from re-creating it every time. Darkfall writes: If like me, you are always making a vignette and are tired of putting the same few nodes together when a single node group [...]

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Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Hart Instruments Sampler Engine (HISE) updated to v0.99 build 646

Audio Freeware - Mon, 11/14/2016 - 02:23
Hart Instruments has released a new beta version of HISE, a cross-platform open source audio application for building virtual instruments. Build version 646 Scripting: added namespace keyword [Read More]

Airwindows releases free "SurgeTide" and "Distance" Plug-ins for Mac & Win AU & VST

Audio Freeware - Mon, 11/14/2016 - 02:12
Airwindows has released SurgeTide, a "surge and flow dynamics" plug-in, and Distance, a "sound design or reverb far-away-izer" plug-in, for Mac OS X and Windows in AU and VST plug-in formats. [Read More]

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