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Blender Developer Notes: November 23, 2014

Blender 3D News - Sun, 11/23/2014 - 13:09
Ton Roosendaal shares the notes the developers meeting in, #blendercoders. Here are the notes from today's meeting in #blendercoders 1) Release status for 2.73 Planning wiki page. Multiview: Sergey Sharybin and Campbell Barton review Monday. Dalai Felinto should also put the code in "differential". No reply yet to the review for compositor. [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Daylight scene

Blender 3D News - Sun, 11/23/2014 - 06:15
By witaj. Third attempt to make something realistic in blender
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Creating procedural clouds in Blender

Blender 3D News - Sun, 11/23/2014 - 03:30
Here's how you can set up a shader to turn cubes into clouds! kilbeeu writes: Turn cubes into unique clouds, with this simple #Cycles shader. I recommend that you watch Bartek Skorupa talk #BCon14 first: Here's the tutorial:
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation


Blender 3D News - Sun, 11/23/2014 - 00:41
Lucasfalcao created this fantastic alien with adorable cats :) Hi everyone! A long time without post personal stuff here...So, I want to share my last work, It's the first one that I did everything, from the concept until production. I really enjoyed the process and I will do more of this from now on. The [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Creating a pillow

Blender 3D News - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 12:24
Blender Talkies sculpts a pillow in this timelapse. I created a poll in google+ page, what type of tutorial you expected for creating a pillow most of them suggested complete tutorial, but unfortunately i don't have enough time to record the complete tutorial so i recorded the time-lapse video, don't worry definitely i will do [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

MSI 990FXA-GD80 Motherboard

Blender 3D News - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 00:06
Wow, this motherboard by by Xelus is SO detailed! Hi folks,Always wanted to model some computer parts, and while waiting to get a supplier for system parts for my new rig, I decided, heck why not model the board I'm aiming at buying. This model consists of 1497 individual parts I modeled. I'm considering in [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Man of Meat Epsiode 2 - Weightlifting

Blender 3D News - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 12:57
Man of Meat is back, and just like Tower Diving, Weight lifting isn't really his thing either ;-) flojoART writes: The second episode Man of Meat is done. This time he tires weightlifting :) Its took a while after the first one. I really loved to work with that guy. It was like always a [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Cyberatonica 2014

Blender 3D News - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 07:05
By Vitaliy Sokol writes: CYBERATONICA 2014 project Made with BLENDER 2.6 - 2.72, RENDER CYCLES Thank you for watching The girl is a stock photo.
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Mantaflow Integration in Blender Demo #1 - Fluid to Voxel

Blender 3D News - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 04:55
Mantaflow is a unified simulation framework for both fluid and smoke simulations. It is currently integrated into Blender. BlenderDiplom will provide demos of the state of integration whenever new features arrive. BlenderDiplom shares a first preview of a Mantaflow fluid simulation in Blender. Gottfried Hofmann writes: Mantaflow will bring unified smoke and fluid simulation to [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

'Freefall' FX Shot Breakdown

Blender 3D News - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 02:43
This is the first time Tony Diaz worked in Blender, but the result looks pretty good! Hey there! My name is Tony Diaz, I am a filmmaker based out of LA. I've been a Blender lurker for about a year now, but never really dove into the program, mainly because I've never had a project [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation


Blender 3D News - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 00:30
A nice motion graphics exploration by Vanya Grove. Hi everyone! I wanted to share a motion graphics piece I recently made which uses Blender 2.72. In the video, there are number of shots that were made entirely in Blender including the kitchen transformation. I used volumetric lighting rendering in the  very last shot with the paper [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Blender Market add-on contest

Blender 3D News - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 08:07
The Blender Market just announced the first ever Blender add-on contest. Anyone that spends a significant of time working in Blender will find areas that could be better, tools that could be more efficient, or workflows that should be more streamlined. These pain-points are the perfect place for add-ons be introduced. Which is why we [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Blender used in a Dolce & Gabbana perfume video

Blender 3D News - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 05:15
Stefano Ciarrocchi did some modeling work in Blender for a new Dolce & Gabbana promotion. Stefano Ciarrocchi writes: hi there, finally it's been published the video realized by Fast Forward for Dolce&Gabbana, and I modeled with Blender the bottles of perfume (classic polygonal quad mesh) and the golden coins (with dinamic mesh). You can find it [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Paul McManus' Render a Day project 'Nothing here is Real'

Blender 3D News - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 03:30
You may have seen the results of Paul McManus' 'Render a Day' project on Twitter - for a year he posted one Blender image a day in an effort to deepen his understanding of Blender. Today speaks about his experienced and how it helped him become a better artist. In September 2013 I was asked [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Versatile Song

Blender 3D News - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 01:45
UKNOWHO shares a personal story that inspired this work. Here is my latest piece. It is inspired by a friendship I have with a girl who lives overseas; though we communicate regularly the different time-zones kind of has me scrambled for time. A lot of the time we are in sync but some days we [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Blender Quick Tip: Three Post-processing tips

Blender 3D News - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 00:37
Kenan Proffitt writes: In this short tutorial, I show how to quickly add a simple glow, color balance your render, and add a vignette.
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

[non-Blender] The smallest 3D prints ever

Blender 3D News - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 12:20
Artist Jonty Hurwitz has created 3D printed sculptures that require a microscope to see them! These sculptures by London-based artist Jonty Hurwitz are so small that are impossible to see with the naked eye. They are smaller than a hair and a bit bigger that a human sperm but, despite their size, the level of [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Drupal 7.34 and 6.34 released

Drupal - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 10:39

Drupal 7.34 and Drupal 6.34, maintenance releases which contain fixes for security vulnerabilities, are now available for download. See the Drupal 7.34 and Drupal 6.34 release notes for further information.

Download Drupal 7.34
Download Drupal 6.34

Upgrading your existing Drupal 7 and 6 sites is strongly recommended. There are no new features or non-security-related bug fixes in these releases. For more information about the Drupal 7.x release series, consult the Drupal 7.0 release announcement. More information on the Drupal 6.x release series can be found in the Drupal 6.0 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 7 and 6 include the built-in Update Status module (renamed to Update Manager in Drupal 7), which informs you about important updates to your modules and themes.

Bug reports

Both Drupal 7.x and 6.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.


Drupal 7.34 is a security release only. For more details, see the 7.34 release notes. A complete list of all bug fixes in the stable 7.x branch can be found in the git commit log.

Drupal 6.34 is a security release only. For more details, see the 6.34 release notes. A complete list of all bug fixes in the stable 6.x branch can be found in the git commit log.

Security vulnerabilities

Drupal 7.34 and 6.34 were released in response to the discovery of security vulnerabilities. Details can be found in the official security advisory:

To fix the security problem, please upgrade to either Drupal 7.34 or Drupal 6.34.

Known issues


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Unplanned Outage (China Region): Thu Nov 13, 2014 - Wed Nov 19, 2014

Drupal - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 10:01

On Thursday, November 13th, 2014, Chinese censorship authorities DNS poisoned's Content Distribution Network, EdgeCast. The Drupal Association and EdgeCast have been working together to fix connection issues to, and believe the issues have been resolved.

  • On Thursday (2014-11-13) we were notified of being blocked in China.
  • On Friday (2014-11-14) EdgeCast acknowledged network issues in China.
  • On Monday (2014-11-17) Drupal Association staff began implementing changes to DNS, in coordination with EdgeCast, to resolve the connection issues in China.
  • Yesterday (2014-11-18 16:00 UTC) DNS entries for sites were updated and pushed out.
  • Today (2014-11-19) the DNS updates appear to have resolved the issue.

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Setting up softbody and pining in the Blender Game Engine

Blender 3D News - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 08:32
I don't see a lot of BGE tutorials anymore, so I'm glad John Hamilton submitted one. John Hamilton writes: In this lesson you will learn how to set up the softbody physics and use pinning in the bge blender game engine.
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation