Blender made it to #5 is this years’s retrospective by CGSociety!
You can now vote for your favorite Open Source Multimedia software at the Packt Open Source Awards 2011. I can only guess which one that is? ;-)
You can now nominate Blender for this year’s edition of the Packt Open Source Awards.
3D Total interviewed Ton Roosendaal at this years Siggraph conference in Vancouver. Ton talks about what’s being worked on for blender 2.6 on and Project Mango.
We at Renderfarm.fi received some fantastic news this weekend. The service has been chosen as one of the global World Summit Award 2011! In a process that took nearly a year (we made the initial application June 2010 and got the Finnish representation last October), Renderfarm.fi was finally picked as one of the five winners in the category of “E-Science and Technology”.
The World Summit Award Grand Jury met in Hong Kong, SAR China, from April 8-14 bringing together eminent multimedia and e-Content experts from 32 countries. The jury evaluated over 460 entries, which were nominated from 105 UN member states to the global WSA. The jury selected the five most outstanding products in each of the eight WSA categories as winners. We we’re one of the winning 40. The prize ceremony is to be held in Cairo, Egypt later this year.
We based our application on the fact that combining free and open rendering power available to everybody from almost anywhere on the planet with a free and open source 3D suite (Blender) is a combination that simply cannot be dismissed on a whim. This is as much a win for us developers as it is for our community of over 4000 registered users.
BSD Mag is a free monthly online publication. Its last number includes an article entitled : Introduction to Blender . Made for those who use Blender for the first time, it contains an presentation of the user interface with simple explanations of navigation, modelling and lighting (only mentioning textures under the buttons list), and a small mention of the sequencer for video editing and the game engine.
You can read the full article by downloading the PDF file.
The Blender Foundation is going to be at FMX 2011 in Stuttgart from May 3rd to May 6th 2011. They’ll be showcasing blender 2.5 and the open movie projects to conference goers. Along with Ton, who will be there for the duration of the conference, various other blender users including Thomas Dinges, Sebastian Koenig, Gottfried Hofman and Tobias Kummer will be demoing blender.
The Cincinnati Enquirer reports on a workshop by the Virtual Reality Education Pathfinder (VREP) programme. VREP is an educational initiative to teach high school students how to use virtual reality.
At the University of Cincinnati, 80 students from 10 local high schools were immersed in a Blender workshop for 2 days.