Sunday, November 29, 2009

Some OpenSource News

Hi All,

I am really excited to tell you all that open source apps like,

3D App Blender, Vector App InkScape & Raster App GIMP got updated to new version at a same time respectively as Blender 2.5, Inkscape 0.47 & Gimp 2.6.7

What really good news is GIMP now supports 64 bit computing. And Blender was already supporting 64 bit processing. But IncScape is yet to support or yet to release version with 64 bit support.

One more news from my side is that You can use following RSS feed for Blender news that will keep you updated

News from BlenderNation:

News from Blender Foundation Official Updates

Add above links to your browser bookmarks that will keep you updated about blender.

Mandar Apte

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Some books and New Blender 2.5

Hi everyone,

First of all Blender version 2.5 Alpha 0 is out please download it.
There will be series of updates in this version like Alpha 1 and than Beta 1 , 2 , 3 and than finally Blender version 2.6 on mid 2010.

If you are having any problems with UI and shortcuts for the new version than check this tutorial-

Here are the links to download some of the books which i have got ( .pdf and .html)

Blender for Dummies -

Blender Gamekits 1 and 2

Bounce, Tumble, and Splash! Simulating the Physical World with Blender 3D

Foundation Blender Compositing

Animating with Blender

For all Blender hot keys and reference

This are some good books especially game kit 2 and bounce tumble and splash i would say must read.


Thursday, November 19, 2009

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Thursday, November 12, 2009

Hello team :-)

Hello Folks.

It was great meeting you all in Hyderabad. Meeting face to face makes a lot of difference when it comes to remotely interacting teams.

I would like to share some links with you all relating to Blender and computer graphics (Some of these i mentioned during our meeting that day)

Interactive Tutor: Fluid Simulation in Blender

Interactive Tutor: Softbody Simulation in Blender

Precision Modeling using Blender

Blender 3D: Product Rendering

A pointer for beginners: Attitude & Perception

The Science For Computer Graphics

And a very informative tutorial that everybody must watch. This gives you an in-depth overview of some of the most important features of Blender. You can also download the video from the vimeo page.

[Tutorial] Realtime Stone with detail maps in Blender from Pelle Johnsen on Vimeo.

I will post more info and tutorials in future posts.


Monday, November 9, 2009

Excellent book for the Blender students

Dear all,

One of the Blender Conference participant Peppe Ciroti (Costarica) mentioned about a book they follow for teaching Blender...I asked him the name and here is the link of the Blender downloads page of that institute:

You have loads of downloadable can have a nice time reading them!!!