Media Technology News

Blender Foundation's Siggraph 2014 report

Blender 3D News - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 13:01
Ton Roosendaal just published an extensive report on Blender's presence at Siggraph - the list of news and new opportunities is amazing! Blender Foundation/Institute has been present at this year’s Siggraph again. In beautiful Vancouver we’ve catched up with many old friends, industry relations and made a lot of new connections.
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Model Download: iMac

Blender 3D News - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 09:33
By Stephan Deutsch. This model is inspired by the design of the iMac copying most of the elements and set-up. It comes with a render set-up for Cycles materials with an HDRI lighting. The composition is stacked for a simple presentation output with a render time optimisation through noise reduction with a low amount of [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

IK releases SampleTank 3 Free

Audio Freeware - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 08:43
IK Multimedia has announced the release of SampleTank 3 Free, the freely downloadable companion version to the sound and groove workstation for Mac OS X and Windows. Now you can experience the full cr [Read More]

ocenaudio Free Audio Editor for Mac OS X, Windows and Linux updated to v2.0.8

Audio Freeware - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 08:03
ocenaudio, the free cross-platform (Mac OS X, Windows and Linux), easy-to-use, fast and functional audio editor, has been updated to v2.0.8. Changes for the last few versions are shown below. Version [Read More]

Timelapse: Sculpting Robin Williams

Blender 3D News - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 04:33
Andri Viyono sculpted Robin Williams. Andri Viyono writes: Hi everyone, i want to share the process of my likeness study. i chose Robin William as my references. hope it is useful for you.
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Thor for iPad sale!

Propellerheads News - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 03:20
Thor is available for only $4.99. That's a 66.6% discount! Thor for iPad is a portable version Reason's legendary synthesizer, with all of its features, and then some. This offer expires on August 31st, so grab yourself a synth bargain today!
Categories: Audio Production

Maintainers can give credit to organizations that support Drupal projects

Drupal - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 21:09

This week, we added a feature to projects on to help highlight the contributions made by supporting organizations. Maintainers of distributions, modules, and themes can give credit to organizations that have materially contributed to projects on using the new “Supporting Organizations” field.

How do you use this field? When an organization funds the development of a project or when a company takes on maintainership of a key module in the community, the maintainers of that project can add a reference to one or more of them on the project node. Maintainers may chose to give this credit to any organization that contributes significant code or support to a project.

We noticed that many projects would manually follow this pattern in the project description, but wanted to take it a step further. Not only will this provide a link to the organization, it will also show up on the organization’s marketplace page.

This is just the first step, we are also looking for community feedback and help in providing credit to companies, organizations and customers that contribute to the development of Drupal. Implementing this step will be a key way to show how organizations are giving code and support to Drupal Core. Look for it in the coming months.

Dries has written an excellent post on how we might give credit to organizations and another on the value of hiring a core contributor to help push Drupal forward that were a basis for much of this work.

If you are a project maintainer, take a moment to give some credit to the organizations that have helped build the Drupal ecosystem.

Front page news: Drupal News

Doctor Who teaser scene

Blender 3D News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 13:10
Blazraidr celebrates the new Doctor Who season with a short teaser. blazraidr writes: Here's a quick scene I put together to celebrate the new season of Doctor Who! Rendered with Cycles and post-processing done with After Effects.
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Create an animated ocean shore

Blender 3D News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 07:50
Steve Lund creates a beautiful ocean shore scene in this tutorial. In this tutorial I cover the complete process of adding and animating an ocean, modeling and texturing an ocean floor, as well as adding in some stones, and finish with a bit of compositing.
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Spheree spherical display works with Blender

Blender 3D News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 05:45
The Spheree is a spherical display that comes close to a three-dimensional projector by actively correcting perspective fort the viewer. They hooked it up to Blender and it looks awesome! Spheree is a personal, spherical, multi-projector perspective-corrected display. Offers uniform, high resolution pixels projected to a spherical surface and gesture interaction with three dimensional objects.Spheree [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

NOX Renderer is now open source

Blender 3D News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 04:10
The NOX physically based renderer has been released under an Apache license. After years of development we decided to give NOX for the community. NOX physically based renderer, fully integrated with Blender and 3ds Max (and with C4D support) is now Open Source. We release it on Apache license - free to commercial use and modifications. [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Ptolmus released

Blender 3D News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 01:30
Josemaria Rra has released his short film Ptolmus, a conversation between two intelligent species. Ptolmus briefly featured on BlenderNation before but had to be removed due to its entry to the Annecy Festival.
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Saltline updates Lisc-step VST Plugin for Windows to v1.0.3

Audio Freeware - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 23:58
Saltline has updated Lisc-step, a free state variable filter VST plugin for Windows, to v1.0.3. Changes: Updated GUI. Effect bypass added. Preset manager and larger preset bank. 2nd step sequencer add [Read More]

Reel: Olivier Amrein

Blender 3D News - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 23:00
Olivier "oenvoyage" Amrein presents his new demoreel. Olivier "oenvoyage" Amrein writes: Hello dear Blenderheads ! I just updated my demoreel with some recent work and personal projects. Enjoy and have a nice day full of sun and love!
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Blender Market: WeightLifter addon released

Blender 3D News - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 11:17
Weight Lifter puts you in control of vertex groups. Michel Anders (varkenvarken) writes: I am pleased to announce that I have published my first commercial addon, WeightLifter, on Blendermarket. It is a comprehensive tool that allows you to create all sorts of vertex groups and vertex color layers that can be used create slope dependent [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

How to create a rowboat scene

Blender 3D News - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 11:10
Create a rowboat on a lake scene in Blender. Kenan Proffitt writes: This tutorial on creating a rowboat scene in blender is perfect for someone just getting started with blender and wants to learn more of the advanced parts of modeling, texturing, and using modifiers.
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

#KVRDC14: Acon Digital Multiply Chorus AU, AAX and VST Plugin Effect for Mac OS X and Windows wins the KVR Developer Challenge 2014

Audio Freeware - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 09:00
The voting stage of the KVR Developer Challenge 2014 has ended and we are very excited to announce that we have winners! If you haven't done so already, you can download the entries for free. The priz [Read More]

Startup México opening video

Blender 3D News - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 08:25
By Thinking Rabbit studio. Carlos writes: Mexican animation studio "Thinking Rabbit" made ​​the opening for "Startup México", made ​​with Blender. See more shots here.
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Converting texture data pixels to voxels in Blender

Blender 3D News - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 06:15
Noah Paessel scripted an add-on to generate 'voxel' type images from bitmaps. It all started when I wanted to grab some colors from Vincent Van Gogh for use in one of my renders. I figured it should be possible to convert pixels into voxels, and using Blender's Python API, it was pretty easy. This technique might [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Anarchy Effects plugin bundle for Mac and PC updated to v1.5.1.2

Audio Freeware - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 05:58
The free Anarchy Effects bundle has been updated again, this time to v1.5.1.2, fixing a few nasty issues: Spectral Autopan: fixed a bug causing distortion for static graphs. Fixed permission issues fo [Read More]