Donnerstag, 6. Dezember 2007

Game Engine: Antiryad Gx

Antiryad Gx development new - 2007/12/07

Antiryad Gx v1.7 is now freezed, no API change will be done in next release, only bug fixes will be done.
In parallel, the development of Antiryad Gx v1.8 has begun.
In next release, we will start progressively a new support system.
Tree versions will be embeded in the v1.7 installer: Previous stable v1.6, current stable v1.7 and unstable preview v1.8.

Apricot: Open Game


After Orange and Peach Blender Institute continues with a new open project: Apricot. This time it isn’t a movie but a 3D game!
Starting february 1st 2008, a small team of again the best 3D artist and developers will develop a game jointly with the on-line community. The main characters in the game are based on the short 3D animation open movie Peach. At the end of July 2008 the game will be launched. The team members will get a great studio facility and housing in Amsterdam, all travel costs reimbursed, and a fee sufficient to cover all expenses during the period.

PEACH: Open Movie

As a follow-up to the successful project Orange’s “Elephants Dream”, the Blender Foundation will initiate another open movie project. Again a small team of the best 3D artists and developers in the Blender community will be invited to come together to work in Amsterdam from October 2007 until April 2008 on completing a short 3D animation movie. The team members will get a great studio facility and housing in Amsterdam, all travel costs reimbursed, and a fee sufficient to cover all expenses during the period.

The creative concept of “Peach” will be completely different as for “Orange”. This time it’ll be funny and furry!

Mittwoch, 5. Dezember 2007


CreaToon 3.0 is now available for FREE download!

Due to a recent management decision, we decided to discontinue further developments to update CreaToon. Therefore, CreaToon is now available for FREE download, without further technical support. Don't forget to also download the unlock software, also available on the download page.

CreaToon® is a powerful software solution for the PC to create 2D animation in the cut-out style.

Its main features are:
  • real-time editing previewing,
  • automatic in-betweening,
  • freedom of graphical style,
  • combining bitmaps with vector graphics.

Sonntag, 2. Dezember 2007


What is makehuman?
MakeHuman © is a completely free, innovative and professional software for the modelling of 3-Dimensional characters. The features that make this software unique of its kind are the new Tetra-parametric GUI © components and the Natural Pose System ©, for advanced muscular simulation.
Using MakeHuman a photorealistic character can be modeled in less then 2 minutes; MakeHuman is released under Open Source Licence, and is available for all the platforms (Windows, MacOsX, Linux).

Software:Wings 3D

Wings 3D is a subdivision modeler inspired by Nendo and Mirai from Izware.

It is possible to assign materials, vertex color, UV coordinates and textures, but there will be improvements in those features before Wings goes 1.0.

There is no support in Wings for doing animations.

For the latest SVN Development Version:

Wings3D - Official Development Forum:

Samstag, 1. Dezember 2007

MAGAZINE: Blenderart Mag Issue #13

Fantasy Special!
Features Articles/Tutorials on Making a ‘Realistic’ Underwater Rift, Creating a ‘Tree Character’, Using ‘Auto Masonry’ Script, Video Editing in Blender, Making of - Andy Tear Liquid Tubes, Making of - Glass Girl, Meet the BlenderArt Team, & more…

Download the latest Issue 13 Fantasy Special here:

Software:Synfig Studio

Synfig Studio is a vector based 2D animation program.
It is designed to be capable of producing feature-film quality animation. It eliminates the need for tweening, preventing the need to hand-draw each frame. Synfig Studio features spatial and temporal resolution independence (sharp and smooth at any resolution or framerate), high dynamic range images, and a flexible plugin system.
Check its main site at

Synfig Unofficial: