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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! Which one is your favourite? Jewelry Table [Hand-Painted] by zugzug on Sketchfab Common frog male by Mieke Roth on Sketchfab Skateboard by neverfollow81 on Sketchfab 1st Lowpoly Sculpt: [...]
Learn how to create a 'hyperspace' effect in Blender. Engage! Jeff writes: If you're a Star Wars fan like I am, you're familiar with the hyperspace or light speed effect in the movies. Creating this effect is pretty simple, and you can use this technique to do so many different renders.
jayanam writes: In this tutorial I show how to use keying for green screen footage and how to use the node editor to create a composition using this movie and other images with transparent areas.
Zacharias Reinhardt's speed interviews are turning into a bit of a tradition at the Blender Conference. Get to know some the visitors better! Hi everyone! I was at the Blender Conference 2016 in Amsterdam. Again, I did a speed interview session, to give you a rough overview about the people which are attending the conference. [...]
Viktor Sazonov writes: Procedural Generated Nebula in ''World'' nodes in Cycles. Nebula is generated integrated textures, and also includes a texture stars.
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Bas van Dijk is offering an extensive free ebook for beginning Blender users. It is available both in English and in Dutch. BlenderCourse.com writes: BlenderCourse.com has released BlenderCourse Basics V2.2, a free PDF ebook which teaches you the Blender basics. Over 120 pages offer you a step-by-step guide through subjects like the Blender 3D interface, [...]
By Mrityunjay Bhardwaj. Hello Guys.... These days I was Studying Nature and forest.... So Ive created some scenes related to it...... Hope u like it smiling_face the Goal was to represent different shades of Forests with experimental lighting smiling_face Textures :- Poliigon + Megascans + Photoscans wink C&C Welcome Have A NICE DAY
Kris writes: Hey everyone! In this free Blender tutorial, I'm going to show you how to create the puzzle box from the movie Hellraiser. We'll go over everything including booleans, animation, texturing and video editing. I hope you like it, and subscribe if you want to see more from my channel! Thanks :D https://youtu.be/b_Z6U8BXDUQ
Johnson Martin is back with another useful article on topology. Today i’m answering a question about cutting circular holes in curved surfaces. I learned this technique from the great Chris Kuhn a few years ago and have used it ever since. So let's get started!
As a best practice, development tools should not be deployed on production sites. Accordingly, packaged Drupal 8 stable releases will no longer contain development PHP libraries, because development code is not guaranteed to be secure or stable for production.
This only applies to a few optional libraries that are provided with Drupal 8 for development purposes. The many stable required libraries for Drupal 8, like Symfony and Twig, will still be included automatically in packaged releases. Drupal 7 is not affected.Updating your site
To adopt this best practice for your site, do one of the following (depending on how you install Drupal):
- If you install Drupal using the stable release packages provided by Drupal.org (for example, with an archive like drupal-8.2.2.tar.gz or via Drush), update to the next release (8.2.3) as soon as it is available. (Read about core release windows.) Be sure to follow the core update instructions, including removing old vendor files. Once updated, your site will no longer include development libraries and no further action will be needed.
- If you use a development snapshot on your production site (like 8.2.x-dev), you should either update to a stable release (preferred) or manually remove the dependencies. Remember that development snapshots are not supported for production sites.
- If you install your site via Composer, you should update your workflows to ensure you specify --no-dev for your production sites.
If you have a continuous integration workflow or development site that uses these development dependencies, your workflow might be impacted by this change. If you installed from a stable Drupal.org package and need the development dependencies, you have three options:
- Install Composer and run composer install --dev,
- Use a development snapshot (for example, 8.2.x-dev) instead of a tagged release for your development site, or
- Install the development dependencies you need manually into Drupal's vendor directory or elsewhere.
However, remember that these development libraries should not be installed on production sites.
For background on this change, see Use "composer install --no-dev" to create tagged core packages. For more information on Composer workflows for Drupal, see Using Composer to manage Drupal site dependencies.
Blend4Web presents the winners of their Retro Cars contest, and the results are impressive! The Retro Cars contest has come to an end! This time we have some truly fantastic works! It was hardest-to-judge and the most interesting contest so far. We even added another third place (thus stretching the prize pool) because there was a [...]
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.
The Drupal Association team has been getting back to work after coming back from DrupalCon Dublin in September. For the engineering team, October has been focused on some back-end services and infrastructure that support the Drupal project, while we continue to move forward on some longer term front facing initiatives.Drupal.org updates Promoting Drupal by Industry
Last month we talked about the new homepage we released for Drupal.org, and using those editorial tools to build a membership campaign. We hinted that additional changes will be coming soon. While we're not ready to launch this new content - we can talk about it in some greater detail.
Dries Buytaert, the project founder, has called Drupal the platform for ambitious digital experiences. That phrase expresses the incredible power and flexibility of Drupal, but also encapsulates an aspect of Drupal that can be difficult for newcomers. It can be very hard for newcomers to Drupal to understand how to take a base install of Drupal core, and extend that to achieve that ambitious vision.
We want to help close that gap in understanding—to help evaluators see how Drupal achieves these ambitions. To do this, we'll be creating a series of landing pages that focus granularly on how Drupal creates success stories in particular industries. Look for more on this topic in coming months.DrupalCon Vienna Site Launched
As is tradition, during the closing session of DrupalCon Dublin we announced that the next DrupalCon in Europe will be held in Vienna! We launched the splash page announcing the event at vienna2017.drupal.org and we have information about sponsorship and hotel reservations already available.
DrupalCon Vienna will happen from the 25th to 29th of September 2017, and we'll hope to see you there!More flexible project testing
We've made a significant update to how tests are configured on the Automated Testing tab of any project hosted on Drupal.org. Automated testing, using the DrupalCI infrastructure, allows developers to ensure their code will be compatible with core, and with a variety of PHP versions and database environments. In October, we updated the configuration options for module maintainers.
Maintainers can now select a specific branch of core, a specific environment, and select whether to run the test once, daily, on commit, or for issues. Issues are limited to a single test configuration, to ensure that the code works in a single environment before being regression tested against multiple environments on on-commit or daily tests.Better database replication and reliability
Behind the scenes, we've made some updates to our database cluster - part of our infrastructure standardization on Debian 8 environments managed in Puppet 4. We've made some improvements to replication and reliability - and while these changes are very much behind the scenes they should help maintain a reliable and performant Drupal.org.Response to Critical Security Vulnerabilities
When it rains, it pours—a maxim we take to heart in Portland, Oregon—and that was especially true in the realm of security in October. The most widely known vulnerability disclosed was the 'DirtyCow' vulnerability in the Linux kernel. A flaw in the copy-on-write system of the Linux kernel made it possible, in principle, for an unprivileged user to elevate their own privileges.
Naturally, responding to this vulnerability was a high priority in October, but DirtyCow was not the only vulnerability disclosed, as security releases were also made for PHP, mariadb, tar, libxslt, and curl. We mitigated each of these vulnerabilities in short order.Community Initiatives
Community initiatives are a collaboration; with dedicated community volunteers building improvements to Drupal.org with the architectural guidance and oversight of the Drupal Association engineering team.Drupal 8 User Guide
The Drupal 8 User Guide is getting very close to being available on Drupal.org. We are working closely with contributor jhodgdon to resolve some perplexing inconsistencies between what we're seeing in our development environment and in our initial production deployment.Dreditor
Finally, we want to continue to encourage the community to become maintainers of Drupal documentation. If you are a developer interested in contributing code to the new documentation system, please contact tvn.
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.
SUGER OVERDOSE! This image by Joey Bennett is just insanely happy :) This is my entry for the Weekly CG Challenge, Week #80-81, Topic "Forest of Colors" Done in 1 week, 5 days. Blender 3D, Cycles Render Engine. Credits: Grass Essentials by Blender Guru Modular Tree Addon by some awesome dude that i forget the name of [...]
The answer to the ultimate question of life, the universe, and everything. Or, in other words: Blender Institute Podcast #42. This time is a long one, because there’s so much going on! Blender Conference was massive with over 300 blenderheads going about. In other news, the Agent 327 team keeps growing, so with long overdue [...]
Another awesome commercial video by Chosen One Media! Check out one of the latest video's I did with Masterxeon1001 a.k.a Jerry Perkins. Its took around 5 and a half weeks from start to finish. Hope you enjoy! Thanks!
studioBaron writes: For your calendar: Blender TGIF: Details will follow. Please notify a.s.a.p. when you want to present projects / artwork / demo's etc... For your calendar: Blender TGIF: Details will follow Friday, Nov 25, 2016, 7:00 PM ZB45 MakerspaceZeeburgerpad 45 Amsterdam, NL 8 Blender Users Attending For your calendar: Blender TGIF: Details will follow.Please [...]
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Over on Sketchfab, sankaku3d published an animated version of Kiki! Kiki by sankaku3d on Sketchfab
Here are some tips for making your text objects look great! Jeff writes: Working with text is simple, but there’s a lot of features you can use to make your text look better than before. Watch the video to learn some new tips.