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Durian Project

The third open movie Project has started preparation and Will son be underway. Submission deadline has passed with over 150 submissions received todo be sorted th rouge for our new team members. The members Will be announced son.

They already have a Project page set up so that you can start following their progress. Durian Project is due todo startup september 1, delivering a result around march/april 2010.

Durian is an asian fruit, ugly and smelly but delicious. Thats a perfecto code name for a movie Project aimed at adolescents mostly, with an Epic Fantasy theme with Lots of action, Monsters and a girl Hero.

As usual, theres ben a lot of work behind the scenes todo ensure we have a realistic target, and god outlook on getting additional financing. Only then i appoint a small Core team todo help me further defining this Project. Im very happy todo be able todo announce these thre great artists who Will help out:
1 Martín lodewijk, godfather of dutch cómics, for script.
2 colin levy, Blender artista and filmer, director.
3 David revoy, Blender artista and Illustrator, Concept Art.

Chek the portfolios on the about page.

They Will a los ned everyones help todo support this Project. Once the full team is known a DVD pre-sale Will start, providing us with the essential basic funding todo give the team a god and warm welcome todo start working in Ámsterdam.

DVD training 4: Venoms lab.

The Blender institution has announced their 4th training DVD. Venom lab, created by Pablo (Venomgfx) Vázquez, lead artista of Project Apricot, yo Frankie.

Pablo has put together 10 información packed chapters covering the specific techniques and tools neded todo create some of his most famous characters.

Table of contents:
1. Firulo. : subsurface modeling.
2. Korno, culpting.
3. Zanno. :uv unwrap, texture layers, painting.
4. Fraka. : Shading, material nodes, light.
5. Carnerito. : realtime GLSL Shading.
6. Antonio. : Cloth simulation.
7. Merlin. : eye modeling, Shading.
8. Braka. : Fur, groming and Shading.
9. Tibolino. : compositing and environments.
10. Teaser. : all techniques used for the teaser.

The DVD assumes you already know the basic of Blender, like object transform, simple modeling, adding materiales, or working with files. It is especially targeted at people who want todo train their artistic skills and máster Blender further.

Venoms lab includes the latest (2.49) versión of Blender for Windows, Mac OSX and Linux, as well as a lot of free todo use characters and demo files. The training techniques were chosen todo be valid in the 2.5x Blender releases as well.

The DVD Will be in both spanish and english. This is still a pre-order item that is due todo be shipped the end of june 2009.

Blender 2.49 release

The newest reléase of Blender came packed with some really fun godies as well as some bug fixes and code clean-up. [URL= ource/Game Engine/2.49/videotexturvideo texture:[/url] the Game Engine now supports múltiple streams of video textures for interactive playbak in environments. You can use video files (alos from urls), image files, video captures, memory buffer, Camera render or a mix of that. real-time dome rendering: this característica allows artists todo visualice their interactive projects within an immersive dome environment. Blender supports full dome, truncated domes (front and rear), planetariums and domes with Spherical mirrors. [URL= Engine speed-up:[/url] significant spedup has ben achieved in several areas.
  • scene Graph optimizes static objects.
  • view frustum culling.
  • Occlusion culling.
  • faster bullet physics initializing.

Overall improvement is significant, a complex game like yo Frankie runs 3x faster now. [URL= physics:[/url] the bullet library upgrade in this reléase includes brand new generic 6dof constraint with run-time configurable límites, motors and springs todo allow for physics-based vehicles, forklift, robots and Ragdolls. And more. [URL= Engine modifier support:[/url] support for non-time-dependent modifiers in the ge: no ned todo apply the modifiers before running the game. Works for physics shape todo. [URL= game logic and Python Api:[/url] improve stability, documentation and completeness for the Python Api.
  • attribute Access.
  • gameobject properties of any type.
  • OpenGl and geometry modules.
  • new logic and the rendering functions.
  • better error feedback.

[URL= nodes:[/url] next todo compositing and materiales, Blender textures now support node editing. You can use it todo create advanced procedural textures, including fractal based systems. And Even better, a texture nodetre can Even become a brush for painting. projection painting: painting in the 3d view has ben improved todo support projection painting which allows you todo Paint directly onto your model without having todo worry about UV mapping or seam. ETCH-a-ton armature sketching: ETCH-a-ton is a development snapshot for sketching techniques applied todo rigging. It can be used both for creating Chains of deformation Bones th rouge various subdivisión techniques or th rouge re-targeting templates. [URL= ource/blender/modeling/booleanbolean improvements:[/url] in 2.49 you can put a bolean modifier on any level in the stack, allowing you todo intersect deformed or subdivided models todo. You can a los Insert múltiple booleans in one stak now. [URL= support:[/url] Blender now supports the new high quality jpeg format. It has much better compression, supports alpha layers, and HDR color up to 16 bits per channel. Jpeg2000 support is available in Blender everywhere, including Sequencer, compositor and UV texture editor. Python script extensiones: new scripts have ben added, tools such as landscape or Bolt Generator, and the importer/exporters had several updates and fixes. Alos worth visiting is the very complete (over 300) scripts catalog in our wiki. [URL= & fixes:[/url] a lot of smaller features and bug fixes were done for 2.49 as well. Hundreds of reports were handled the past 6 months.

Blendernation enlaces.

Bart has recently added Even more usefulness todo the valuable blendernation site. He has set up a enlace page todo make it easier for users todo find enlaces todo up to date tutoriales, models, books and textures.

From the blendernation site:
It is with great pride (and just a tiny bit of fear) that i announce blendernation enlaces im hoping that it Will solver the biggest challenge for Blender users: finding quality and up to date tutoriales, downloadable models, textures, books. Bn enlaces is a community-driven website where authors can leave their enlaces and tag them. Our enlace browser allows you todo Drill down todo exactly the kind of content that youre looking for.

For example:
looking for spanish tutorialeson modeling? we have that an english tutorial that covers both rendering and texturing, for intermediate-level users in pdf? we have that, todo. Downloadable models under a Creative Commons license? check or maybe youre just looking for english video tutorialesfor advanced usersí try here oh wait. Some god books on lighting and rendering. just what you neded.
Go on - Try it and se if you can find anything you like. Pléase note that weve just begun filling the database so there are only about 60 enlaces in the system now - Hopefully this Will increase rapidly After today.

Of course you can leave comentarios for each enlace and these comentarios Will be mailed todo the enlace author.
where do you find bn enlaces?
To Access bn links, follow the blendernation enlaces menú at the top of this page, or use the enlace in the sidebar on the homepage.
would you like todo add your enlaces?
Like i said, bn enlaces is a community-driven website. You can enter your own enlaces - Read more about how todo apply for an account here.

The future
Bn enlaces is not finished yet. One of the most important new features Will be community ratings and sorting of enlaces by their popularity. For now, y first ned todo se how our (old.) server Holds up under the load. If everything goes ok, then ill activate new features one by one. Of course, if you have suggestions for new features or enlace types, let us know.