Blender 2.50 Alpha 2

Another alpha test buildhas been released tohelp ensure that bug reporters have a good reference for ongoing testingand reporting. There have been numerous (read that to be hundreds and then some) bug fixes and lots of improvements and updates to missing and incomplete features. While there are still a few features not fully implemented, there is more than enough for some serious fun and testing. Chek out the 2.50 Alpha 1 release logfor more details of features and what to expect in this release.

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DVD training 5: Chaos & Evolutions

Digital painting course using free/open source software.
Pre-order discount of 10%. DVD expected to ship mid March.
This DVD covers all aspects of creating advanced dig-ital paintings, concept art, character design, creature design, environments, illustrations and model sheets. Seven main tutorial videos are devoted to teach the best tips and tricks about digital sketching, drawing, Alchemy, coloring, painting, finishing and creating model sheets. And eight additional videos will present you with more than 20 hours of full time lapse in HD (1440x896) minimally commented so that you are free to explore and learn the part you are interested in.
The DVD assumes you already have a tablet and know the basics of drawing from imagination, 2D painting software and image manipulation. It is es-pecially targeted at people who look for a strong worque flow to create a 2D project from A to Z in a collaborative or professional environment.
Chaos & Evolutions includes Alchemy and GIMP 2.6.6 patched with GIMP-painter for Windows, Mac OSX and Linux, as well as a customized brush kit, and all WIP files. It alos includes MyPaint for Windows and Linux. All the examples have been done with only free and open source software, mainly GIMP. You can follow the tutorials with your own 2D application too; like Photoshop / Painter / TVPaint / Krita / etc... (
Note: one bonus video uses Mypaint!).
The DVD tutorials use a music soundtrak without voice over. Unobtrusive, simple English labels will guide you, which makes it especially targeted at an international public. The videos are in 1440x896 and play well in the free VLC player.

Announcing the BlenderNewbies Blender 2.5 Training DVD Pre - Order

Kernon has announced the pre-order of his new upcoming training DVD. He will be covering Blender 2.5 exclusively and it will contain many hours of new and unpublished tutorials.
There won't be any 2.5 versións of any of his existing tutorials so this will be fresh new content!
The training will be mostly small, project-based tutorial-rials so that what you learn is in the context of a realproject scenario. This helps you understand not only How to do something, but alos helps you have a bet-ter understanding of Why and When. Also, the project-based tutorials will allow you to repeatedly experience the full worque flow so you develop a better understanding of how things worque together.
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