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Marketplace Updates to Highlight Contributing Organizations

Drupal - Tue, 09/22/2015 - 10:28

We are excited to announce some big changes to the Marketplace. In Dries’ Amsterdam Keynote, he made a compelling case for showing the contributions of organizations that are helping build Drupal. By highlighting organizations that give their employees time to give back, we make it possible for more people to give time to making the project better.

In March, we took steps to begin collecting this information by allowing individuals that were contributing in the issue queues to attribute their contributions to organization that they are employed by or customers that funded the work. When a maintainer of a project (module, theme, distribution or Drupal Core) closes an issue as fixed, they have an opportunity to pass on credit to the individuals who helped contribute to fixing the issue—and not just code contributions, but any kind of feedback, review, designs, etc.

We called this system issue credits and it has been a huge success. We now show the last 90 days of issue credits awarded to an individual or organization on their profile.

Today, after months of collecting this data, we are taking how we highlight contributing organizations to a new level.

With this launch, we are removing the distinction of "featured service providers" versus "all service providers". By using data about these organizations contributions, we can provide a single list of all organizations ordered by their contributions.

For now, we are using issue credits as the primary sort. The secondary sort highlights organizations that are giving back by supporting through the supporting partner program or organization membership. Soon, we plan to incorporate case studies submitted, DrupalCon sponsorships, and camp sponsorships to help make a more complete picture of how organizations are contributing to our community.

Give it a look and give us your feedback.

Front page news: Drupal News

BlenderNation Homepage Experiments

Blender 3D News - Tue, 09/22/2015 - 06:21
Maybe you've noticed that the large header graphic disappeared from the homepage? That's not an error - I've actually been playing around with the layout of my homepage this weekend. I wanted to be able to put certain posts in the spotlight. For example, the release of Blender 2.76 RC1 is something that deserves some [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Weekly CG Challenge: Winner & Next Topic

Blender 3D News - Tue, 09/22/2015 - 06:11
Zacharias Reinhardt writes: Hi everyone! Above you can see the winning entry by Rohit Agrawal of the last "Weekly CG Challenge" of week 22 with the topic "Realistic Fruits & Vegetables". All done in Blender. See the full image and the Hall of Fame with all winners here. New Challenge has just started! DEADLINE: Monday [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Using OpenSubdiv in Blender 2.76

Blender 3D News - Tue, 09/22/2015 - 00:00
OpenSubdiv finally made it into Blender 2.76! Discover its advantages and how to use it in this tutorial by Jonathan Lampel. A quick introduction to Blender’s new subdivision surface option called OpenSubdiv. It was developed by Pixar, and greatly increases the frames per second at which we can view our subdivided models. To learn more [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Xochiyaóyotl - Blender short film

Blender 3D News - Mon, 09/21/2015 - 13:05
A funny series of scenes about the ritual rain sacrifices. zehMX writes: Short film made with Blender. In times of drought, the priest decides to start a flowery war to sacrifice a warrior to the god of rain. Based on the History of Tlaxcala by Diego Muñoz Camargo, Chapter XIII - Tlahuicole Story. Making of [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Image: Instagram princess

Blender 3D News - Mon, 09/21/2015 - 10:50
Ugis Brekis writes: Hi guys and girls! I know, it's a rather strange title, but here you go my latest work. Hope you'll enjoy it!
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

How to use Blender 2.76's absolute grid snapping

Blender 3D News - Mon, 09/21/2015 - 08:40
Absolute grid snapping is a small but super useful new feature. Learn how to use it in this one minute video tutorial. Andy Bay writes: In this one minute video tutorial we demonstrate the new absolute grid snapping feature in the upcoming Blender 2.76 release. It's especially useful in situations in which you need to [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Animation for Bosch Italy School Award

Blender 3D News - Mon, 09/21/2015 - 06:30
Alessandro Dalla Fontana makes the world a better place. I have created this animation based on the story written from students of one of the primary school that has won the annual award of Bosch Italy "Missione Ambiente - 7a Edizione" (Mission Environment 7th Edition). I used the following software: Krita for the first design [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

My favorite Blender models on Sketchfab this week

Blender 3D News - Mon, 09/21/2015 - 04:55
Here's another round of the best Blender artwork on Sketchfab. And remember: add the Blender tag if you want me to find your work! Sad Office Room by Victor Estivador on Sketchfab Graveyard Sentinel by Volentus on Sketchfab Animated T Rex by Kyan0s on Sketchfab Dragonfly by UP3D on Sketchfab Cherry by themaxirule on Sketchfab [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Fallout Nuka Cola Commercial Fan Film

Blender 3D News - Mon, 09/21/2015 - 04:20
[Zombie warning] Sunbathing in a nuclear blast and having a coke? Check out Joshua Bowden's video. Hey Guy , just wanted to drop a not about our latest short, it is a parody of a commercial for the upcoming Fallout Game, the robot and nuke cloud were done in Blender
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Blender F2 addon: retopology workflow demonstration

Blender 3D News - Mon, 09/21/2015 - 02:10
Paul Kotelevets gives a demonstration of the F2 addon by retopologising a complex sculpt. Hello everyone, I'm Paul Kotelevets aka 1D_Inc. You may know about built-in F2 addon by me (as concept designer), Bartius Crouch and Alexander Nedovisin. For a long time there were no suitable demonstration about how it was supposed to be used. [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Dotec-Audio releases "DeePanpot" Channel tool / VST plug-in for Win & Mac

Audio Freeware - Mon, 09/21/2015 - 01:41
Dotec-Audio has released DeePanpot, a free channel tool VST plug-in for Mac OS X and Windows. Features: Controls "pan" of the stereo source, not the "balance". Adds "Haas Effect" to reproduce [Read More]

Martian Manhunter Lip Sync and Face expressions

Blender 3D News - Mon, 09/21/2015 - 00:00
The Martian Manhunter is a *very* cool animation test. Enjoy! Jaol writes: Here is an animation test with a Martian Manhunter head. Model done with Blender and Zbrush Modeled on hig resolution with Zbrush and exported to Blender. Animated on Blender and rendered with cycles. Post pro with Blender.
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Blender Developer Notes: September 20, 2015

Blender 3D News - Sun, 09/20/2015 - 10:58
Here are the notes from today's meeting in #blendercoders. Ton writes: Hi all, Here are the notes from today's meeting in #blendercoders. 1) Blender 2.76 Release Candidate (RC) The RC is out, and more prominently offered on the website now: It might be confusing for people who want the release itself... but [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

JARCH Vis: A Architectural Tool

Blender 3D News - Sun, 09/20/2015 - 08:50
JARCH Vis will help you create many architectural elements. I have been coding in Blender for over a year now and a couple months ago I released JARCH Vis. An add-on meant to speed up certain aspects of architectural visualization like creating siding, flooring, stairs, and roofing. With this add-on you can do stuff that [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation


Blender 3D News - Sun, 09/20/2015 - 06:40
A nice commercial with BlackRainbow with a strong sci-fi element. Hey there! This is my recent project i made at ABK Communication Used Blender and Fusion.
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

How to animate UV textures in the Blender Game Engine

Blender 3D News - Sun, 09/20/2015 - 04:30
John Hamilton writes: Using animations in the node editor is a real powerful thing. Let's learn how to animate uv using nodes in the bge
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Pizza Hut Commercial

Blender 3D News - Sun, 09/20/2015 - 02:20
Ryan Flake contributed to this (rather funny, I must say) commercial for Pizza Hut. Ryan writes: Blender is improving more and more each day. As blender continues to grow it makes its way into many commercial projects. Here is one for Pizza Hut where the host had a 3D background created in Blender. I worked [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Tutorial: Creating an Akuma like necklace

Blender 3D News - Sun, 09/20/2015 - 00:00
Pierrick takes us through the process of modeling a bead necklace in this four-part tutorial. Hi Everyone, After a question posted on community cookie by Knuckle Head, I found the answer was a good theme to create a tutorial serie. This little "course" is opened to beginers and will allow you to create an average [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Image: Yamato battleship

Blender 3D News - Sat, 09/19/2015 - 12:39
A very convincing and detailed design by JoseConseco. I wanted to share Yamato battle ship that I made to test commercial addon, I scripted for blender -GroupPro. It is bit hard to tell how long it took, because I was modelling, and scripting at same time. But I would guess around 5-6 days. All made [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation