No official announcements yet, but seems like Blender 2.47 RC1 is available to download. This is mostly a bug fix release, so don’t expect to find new tools.
Do you remember MOSAIC? The script that allows Blender to export 3d scenes, to Pixar RiSpec and related renders. At the web site Blender to RenderMan, the autor of the script has posted a full set of tutorials, showing how to use the script.
New feature for Blender 3D? This is the kind of news that we always love to spread. The new feature today is called Grease Pencil and it`s been developed by Aligorith.
If you live in Belfast (Ireland) a Blender Game Engine course will take place there.
Here are a few details about the course, according to Mal Duffin:
A 1 week course, from 28th July to 1st August, will be taking place in the Waterfront hall in Belfast, Northern Ireland
If you live nearby Krems – Austria, Karl KÃ¼hberger will teach a Blender Workshop at Danube University Krems.
Here is the full description of the Workshop by Karl KÃ¼hberger:
The Danube University Krems (Austria) has invited me to teach Blender in a workshop of five full days. The workshop will be held in German language and will take place in the time between 26th to 28th of August (3 days modeling and texturing) and 27th to 28th of September (2 days rigging and animation).
An article about Big Buck Bunny was published on Linux.com, and it`s a great summary of the project. A few extra details are revealed in the article, like the overall cost of the project.