Amaranth is a powerhouse of personal productivity tweaks by Pablo Vazquez. Check out his 20 minute(!) walkthough.
Vitor Balbio shares a subdued, professional looking Blender theme.
Microvellum is looking for some help testing Fluid Designer – you can now sign up for the beta release, which will become available on April 11th.
Also, Andrew Peele shares another development update, focusing on the Data Manager.
The new Randomise add-on by Ben Simonds offers a choice of manipulation effects for both text and objects.
BookGen is new addon for Blender that allows you to fill shelfs or cupboards with books – fast and easy.
The MochaBlend add-on which integrates the Mocha tracker with Blender is now available! What’s more: you can meet developer Christopher Barrett next week at the North American Broadcasters Show in Las Vegas.
Are you frustrated that you cannot seem to get hold of a Blender developer? This new Blender Add-on by CodemanX will give you a direct line to Ton Roosendaal, chairman of the Blender Foundation and Blender’s Lead developer. Download it here and check how to use it in this useful video by Sebastian König.
What would you like to say to Ton?
With these two new add-ons, you can now listen to your MP3′s or read RSS feeds (including BlenderNation! ;-) from inside Blender!
A new script by Francesco will render out your Freestyle animations to an SVG file. It stores each frame in a layer and will even give you access to all the components in the frame in sub-layers.
After he posted another preview of the modifications to Blender’s user interface in Fluid Designer, developer Andrew Peel received a number of requests for a more in-depth explanation of his work. In this video, he’s giving a good intro into modifying Blender’s UI. In addition, you can now download his scripts from GitHub.
I must say I’m astonished to see this level of flexibility using Python scripts in Blender – I didn’t know you had this kind of control. Did you?