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Sound-Base Audio releases Andulum Mobile Metronome for Android

Audio Freeware - Mon, 01/30/2017 - 08:00
Sound-Base Audio has released Andulum Mobile Metronome for Android to replace the their older metronome app. The new version features a completely redesigned user interface, better performance, [Read More]

The Art of Maarten Hermans

Blender 3D News - Mon, 01/30/2017 - 06:15

Maarten Hermans is a concept artist and illustrator from Belgium. He uses Blender and Photoshop to create fantastic 'paintover' work.

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Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Blender Developers meeting notes, January 29

Blender 3D News - Mon, 01/30/2017 - 04:10

Here are the notes from today's 15 UTC meeting in irc.freenode.net #blendercoders. Ton writes: 1) The 2.78b performance update Meeting agrees on not adding fixes in the release, too risky and it would need proper testing. Only (tested :) performance improvements will be applied. Sergey Sharybin will handle the last mergers and call for release [...]

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Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

My favourite Blender Art on Sketchfab: 2017, week 5

Blender 3D News - Mon, 01/30/2017 - 02:49

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! Ftm by luyssport on Sketchfab White Silence by denis_sd on Sketchfab CAT C-32 by jekadomik on Sketchfab Sword maiden, ready for super attack! by JunSkywa1ker on Sketchfab Steampunk [...]

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Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Video: PAPERTHIN Rebels

Blender 3D News - Mon, 01/30/2017 - 00:00

Another impressive one-man animation project. "PAPERTHIN Rebels follows the events in the life of Detective China Nnamdi after he received a mysterious email from an unknown source. In chapter we go deeper into the events that took place in Chapter 1." My name is Agu Rex UD. I am 25 years old and i live [...]

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Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

World Of Warcraft - Frostmourne Speedmodeling

Blender 3D News - Sun, 01/29/2017 - 11:20

Watch as Fernan models Frostmourne in one hour. Speed modeling of Frostmourne from World Of Warcraft, hope you like. Part one Part two

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Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Free SSS and Sand Shaders

Blender 3D News - Sun, 01/29/2017 - 07:10

iscream writes: Some time ago I released a skin shader on gumroad asking 5 dollars for it and only got one download... let's face the truth, Shaders won't make me rich ! I've even refunded this good guy, thanks jakub. From now I will release my small shaders for free. Happy blending !

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Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Terrain Generator Shader PRO v.0.4 for Microdisplacement [$]

Blender 3D News - Sun, 01/29/2017 - 02:59

Viktor Sazonov writes: This is procedural generator landscape in node editor that is created by using procedural textures for micropolygon displacement. What is new? remade color module; mask outputs: snow, rock, grass, sand; splatmap and colormap outputs; noise generator module; voronoi generator module; terrace and constant; procedural textures (rock, grass).

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Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Video: KISS in Concert - An Animated Show

Blender 3D News - Sat, 01/28/2017 - 10:25

Here's a fantastic tribute to KISS by Fran Alburquerque! Hi! I want to share with all of you my very first animation project, that includes all the steps of the workflow (modeling, rigging, animation, etc.). It took me several months and I've learned a lot doing this. You can also take a look at the [...]

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Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Plank World - 360 VR Experience

Blender 3D News - Sat, 01/28/2017 - 04:10

Moby Motion writes: A 360 VR Experience of some of the most sophisticated physics simulations I've made. Definitely my favourite thing to do in Blender at the moment, and it's so versatile. Here, I've used it for physics simulations but I'd love to see what ideas you have for it! Here is my blog post [...]

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Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Blender Institute Podcast #046 - TurboCharged

Blender 3D News - Sat, 01/28/2017 - 00:00

Pablo writes: So the big news nowadays is that Cycles motion blur is now 10x faster, but have you ever wondered how that even works? Wonder no more! Sergey explains it all. Along with Blender development updates on the upcoming 2.78b, the ground-breaking 2.8, GSoC, all of that plus what’s going on at the Blender [...]

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Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

2017 Community Board Election Begins 1 February

Drupal - Fri, 01/27/2017 - 12:11

Now that Drupal 8 is a year old, it is an exciting time to be on the Drupal Association Board. With Drupal always evolving, the Association must evolve with it so we can continue providing the right kind of support. And, it is the Drupal Association Board who develops the Association’s strategic direction by engaging in discussions around a number of strategic topics throughout their term. As a community member, you can be part of this important process by becoming an At-large Board Member.

We have two At-large positions on the Association Board of Directors. These positions are self-nominated and then elected by the community. Simply put, the At-large Director position is designed to ensure there is community representation on the Drupal Association Board. If you are interested in helping shape the future of the Drupal Association, we encourage you to read this post and nominate yourself between 1 February and 19 February 2017.

How do nominations and elections work?
Specifics of the election mechanics were decided through a community-based process in 2012 with participation by dozens of Drupal community members. More details can be found in the proposal that was approved by the Drupal Association Board in 2012 and adapted for use this year.

What does the Drupal Association Board do?
The Board of Directors of the Drupal Association are responsible for financial oversight and setting the strategic direction for serving the Drupal Association’s mission, which we achieve through Drupal.org and DrupalCon. Our mission is: Drupal powers the best of the Web.  The Drupal Association unites a global open source community to build and promote Drupal.

New board members will contribute to the strategic direction of the Drupal Association. Board members are advised of, but not responsible for matters related to the day-to-day operations of the Drupal Association, including program execution, staffing, etc.

Directors are expected to contribute around five hours per month and attend three in-person meetings per year (financial assistance is available if required).

Association board members, like all board members for US-based organizations, have three legal obligations: duty of care, duty of loyalty, and duty of obedience. In addition to these legal obligations, there is a lot of practical work that the board undertakes. These generally fall under the fiduciary responsibilities and include:

  • Overseeing Financial Performance
  • Setting Strategy
  • Setting and Reviewing Legal Policies
  • Fundraising
  • Managing the Executive Director

To accomplish all this, the board comes together three times a year during two-day retreats. These usually coincide with the North American and European DrupalCons as well as one February meeting. As a board member, you should expect to spend a minimum of five hours a month on board activities.

Some of the topics that will be discussed over the next year or two are:

  • Strengthening Drupal Association’s sustainability
  • Understanding what the Project needs to move forward and determine how the Association can help meet those needs through Drupal.org and DrupalCon
  • Growing Drupal adoption through our own channels and partner channels
  • Developing the strategic direction for DrupalCon and Drupal.org
  • And more!

Please watch this video to learn more.

Who can run?
There are no restrictions on who can run, and only self-nominations are accepted.

Before self-nominating, we want candidates to understand what is expected of board members and what types of topics they will discuss during their term. That is why we now require candidates to:

What will I need to do during the elections?
During the elections, members of the Drupal community will ask questions of candidates. You can post comments on candidate profiles here on assoc.drupal.org and to the public Drupal Association group at http://groups.drupal.org/drupal-association.

In the past, we held group “meet the candidate” interviews. With 22 candidates last year, group videos didn’t allow each candidate to properly express themselves. This year, we will replace the group interview and allow candidates to create their own 3 minute video and add it to their candidate profile page. These videos must be posted by 20 February, the Association will promote the videos to the community from 20 February through 4 March, 2017.

How do I run?
From 1 - 19 February, go here to nominate yourself.  If you are considering running, please read the entirety of this post, and then be prepared to complete the self-nomination form. This form will be open on 1 February, 2017 through 19 February, 2017 at midnight UTC. You'll be asked for some information about yourself and your interest in the Drupal Association Board. When the nominations close, your candidate profile will be published and available for Drupal community members to browse. Comments will be enabled, so please monitor your candidate profile so you can respond to questions from community members.

Reminder, you must review the materials listed above before completing your candidate profile:

Who can vote?
Voting is open to all individuals who have a Drupal.org account by the time nominations open and who have logged in at least once in the past year. If you meet this criteria, your account will be added to the voters list on association.drupal.org and you will have access to the voting.
To vote, you will rank candidates in order of your preference (1st, 2nd, 3rd, etc.). The results will be calculated using an "instant runoff" method. For an accessible explanation of how instant runoff vote tabulation works, see videos linked in this discussion.

Elections process
Voting will be held from 6 March, 2017 through 18 March, 2017. During this period, you can review and comment on candidate profiles on assoc.drupal.org and engage all candidates through posting to the Drupal Association group. Have questions? Please contact Drupal Association Executive Director, Megan Sanicki. Many thanks to nedjo for pioneering this process and documenting it so well!

Flickr photo: Clyde Robinson

3D Artist Tutorial: Create an animated short

Blender 3D News - Fri, 01/27/2017 - 08:20

Paul Chambers gives us a look behind the scenes of his beautiful 'Welcome to Papercraft Island' in this new tutorial on 3D Artist Magazine. I'm pleased to share that 3D Artist magazine has posted the online version of my tutorial for "Welcome to Papercraft Island" from this year's Suzanne Awards. The article originally appeared in [...]

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Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

The Art of Glenn Melenhorst

Blender 3D News - Fri, 01/27/2017 - 06:15

Glenn Melenhorst just posted some wonderful new work. Be sure to visit his ArtStation page too see his full collection!

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Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Complete Vehicle Production in Blender [$]

Blender 3D News - Fri, 01/27/2017 - 04:10

If you're into car modeling then this new course by CG Masters may be for you: an in-depth guide to creating a Jeep from modeling to shading and rendering. Chris Plush writes: Hey all, I just released a complete step-by-step guide to creating a Jeep Wrangler in Blender, including a full interior which is a [...]

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Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

How to make a Lightsaber in Blender | 2017 Edition

Blender 3D News - Fri, 01/27/2017 - 01:40

Micah_Pendleton writes: 3 years ago, Film World began with a tutorial on how to make a Lightsaber in Blender. Now, a new era is here with the introduction of Film World's new show, Action. And what better way to start than to do a series on a Lightsaber. Plus it's a bit of redemption.

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Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Hello World features Blender tutorial

Blender 3D News - Thu, 01/26/2017 - 21:47

mdewanchand writes: Hello World - a new magazine dedicated to helping educators bring computing and digital making to young people all over the world - has included the Blender snowman tutorial from b3d101 and 3Dami in their zeroth edition. The magazine can be downloaded for free. Be sure to check out page 62.

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Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Friendly Shade - Roofing Preview

Blender 3D News - Thu, 01/26/2017 - 12:08

Climbing on a roof to scan roof tiles? Ace! szapata93 writes: Hey guys! This is a set of maps of a roofing surface made for Friendly Shade. I literally climbed in order to get this one scanned about 7 months ago. The texture height map had so much level of detail that I was having [...]

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Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

Inside Magritte Paintings in VR

Blender 3D News - Thu, 01/26/2017 - 08:27

I just love old Masters that get turned into 3D (check out my [non-Blender] collection at Sketchfab)! Here's an exciting project that allows you to experience them in VR! 01rendering writes: Hi, In my spare time I made this VR experience: the idea was to explore from inside paintings of Magritte (I have an Oculus [...]

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Categories: 2D & 3D Animation

HY-Plugins updates HY-Delay2 and Hy-Filter2

Audio Freeware - Thu, 01/26/2017 - 06:01
HY-Plugins has updated HY-Delay2 to v1.3.1, HY-Filter2 to v1.1.1. HY-Delay2 v1.3.1: Expanded LFO sync rate (added 1.5Bar, 2Bar, 3Bar, 4Bar, 6Bar, 8Bar). "Select Preset Folder" didn't work correctly. [Read More]

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