Media Technology News

UplandToys releases Midular (Max for Live)

Audio Freeware - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 15:19
UplandToys has released Midular, a set of MIDI effect modules for the Max for Live environment. The modules can be chained together in a modular fashion to form any number of effect chains. Used in is [Read More]

Isometric buildings: City Island: Airport 2

Blender 3D News - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 12:30
A set of very detailed isometric game times by Duffy A couple of days ago another city building game from Sparkling Society was released at Google Play and finally I can share some images with you. During the period of 3 months me and my team created over 150 isometric buildings, however lots of designs [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

PreSonus releases "Capture" and "Capture Duo" Audio-Recording Apps for iPad

Audio Freeware - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 09:04
PreSonus has introduced Capture and Capture Duo, two new audio-recording apps for Apple iPad that are based on the company's Capture live-recording software for StudioLive mixers. Capture for iPad [Read More]

Jusp - Motion design

Blender 3D News - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 08:34
Another sweet product video by Fab Design We would like to share with you one of our latest pieces, an animation created for Jusp, a startup that created a mPOS chip&pin solution about to launch in Europe.Blender was used extensively for this project, mainly for the creation of the main product (which is the only [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Blend4Web update adds improved lighting and more

Blender 3D News - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 06:30
The Blend4Web team have further improved their impressive .blend file embedding for webpages. We proudly present the community with the new release of Blend4Web - the open source Blender-based framework for creating interactive 3D web applications.In this version: new photo-realistic demo, dynamic loading feature, Lamp Data node, and image-based lighting. We've created a new demo scene [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Download 3D Printable models from NASA

Blender 3D News - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 04:26
Nasa has released a nice collection of 3D files of planetary surfaces and even space vehicles - all ready for 3D printing. A super-interesting detail for us: all of the vehicles can be downloaded as Blend files as well as STL (the surfaces are STL only).
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Blender Market: Render+

Blender 3D News - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 01:57
The Render+ addon by  januz adds a couple of useful options to Blender such as notifications and switching off your computer when the render is done. Render+ is a Blender addon that helps you save time and frustration when rendering. Features: Render in the background- Runs the rendering in a separate process without an interface, [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

The Baron's Hangar

Blender 3D News - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 01:20
By JDaniels. The average visitor to the Aster Space Port and Hangar Facility on Koranna IV might never realize that it houses the private hangar of the famed star fighter pilot, nicknamed the Baron.If one were to explore the sprawling complex of squat, round hangars and landing bays, semi-submerged in the sandy ground all around, [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Sun beams demo

Blender 3D News - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 23:45
Sean Kennedy gives a demonstration of the upcoming sunbeams node.
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

3D Print Your Own Glasses

Blender 3D News - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 22:05
Generate 3D printable glasses files using Blender and SVG files. I wrote a little script to 3D print your own glasses. You don’t need much modeling skills. Just load up the script in Blender and load up your SVG (scalable vector graphics, like JPG except vector format). It’s going to do the 2D to 3D [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Drupal 7.30 released

Drupal - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 15:12

Drupal 7.30, a maintenance release with several bug fixes (no security fixes), including a fix for regressions introduced in Drupal 7.29, is now available for download. See the Drupal 7.30 release notes for a full listing.

Download Drupal 7.30

Upgrading your existing Drupal 7 sites is recommended. There are no new features in this release. For more information about the Drupal 7.x release series, consult 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 7 includes the built-in Update Manager module, which informs you about important updates to your modules and themes.

There are no security fixes in this release of Drupal core.

Bug reports

Drupal 7.x is 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 7.30 is a bug fix only release. The full list of changes between the 7.29 and 7.30 releases can be found by reading the 7.30 release notes. A complete list of all bug fixes in the stable 7.x branch can be found in the git commit log.

Update notes

See the 7.30 release notes for details on important changes in this release.

Known issues


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Introduction to Cycles Baking

Blender 3D News - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 12:42
Did 'the Horror of Cycles Baking' teaser freak you out? Now you can make your own version with this tutorial by Blender Guru. In this tutorial you’ll discover: The basics of baking and how to get started in minutes How to bake textured objects How to use baking for specific purposes like caustics What is Baking? [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Video: Atomic boy

Blender 3D News - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 10:38
Pokedstudio's Jonathan Ball at his best in a bright, crazy world. ...a robot boy gets all the power he needs from atomic bars.... created with Blender Cycles, mostly using toon shaders. Mixed up in After Effects .
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Industrial loft

Blender 3D News - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 08:34
A beautiful set of industrial architecture renderings by camara on BlenderArtists. After a off time of using Blender, a new personal project. Trying to get the best out of Cycles. For the full series, visit the thread on BlenderArtists.
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Big Buck Bunny appeared on Swiss National TV

Blender 3D News - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 06:15
Big Buck Bunny aired on Swiss national television earlier this week.
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Game level texturing: Texture Atlas

Blender 3D News - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 04:13
Gleb Alexandrov shows how to enhance game engine performance by collecting all texture maps in your scene into one big 'texture atlas'. He the texture atlas add-on that comes bundled with Blender. Discover how to automatically join UV maps of all models into 1 mega-UV. Why not simply join all models? Go ahead and watch [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Call for feedback: Redcurrant high-level requirements

Blender 3D News - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 02:12
The Gooseberry team is looking for feedback on the first set of 'high level requirements' for the Redcurrant asset management and collaboration tool. Animation projects are increasingly run by ad-hoc groups of artists from all over the world. And once these projects become complex enough, Dropbox or SVN won’t be enough to run such ‘virtual [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Sonokinetic launches Sonozine - Free magazine on boutique sampling and media composing

Audio Freeware - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 02:04
Sonokinetic has launched Sonozine, a quarterly magazine on boutique sampling and media composing with tutorials, news and reviews. Sonozine is available in PDF format or from the iOS newsstand from ww [Read More]

Gooseberry: Lukas and Anthony arrived

Blender 3D News - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 01:51
The Gooseberry project is really starting now, with the first people arriving at the Blender Institute office in Amsterdam. These weeks several people will arrive, marking the beginning of the Gooseberry project.Since last monday we have two Blender programmers here. Both will be working on complex aspects of the creation pipeline (hair/cloth sim, particles, nodes, [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Blender on Digital-Tutors

Blender 3D News - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 01:10
The popular training video site Digital-Tutors has now officially added Blender to their list of supported apps. Their first video, Introduction to Blender, is 2h22m long. You can watch the first three videos for free when you sign up with a demo account, but full access requires a membership which starts at $29/month. I'm working [...]
Categories: 2D & 3D Animation