Tired of dealing with non-planar quads? Want to flatten some vertices to an axis that isn’t necessarily one of the 3 boring cardinal ones? Perfectly happy with the surface normals of the polygons you already have?
sIBL GUI is a standalone application for managing a collection of image-based lighting setups in the Smart IBL format. It uses helper scripts to send lighting setups to 3DS Max, Maya, Softimage, and with this new add-on also to Blender!
If you’re familiar with Rhino you probably know Grasshopper, a plugin for parametric object creation. Sverchok (Russian for Cricket) is a new Blender add-on which aims to achieve the same functionality for Blender.
Mixee Labs is a 3D printing startup run by an ex-colleague of mine, Nancy Lyang, and Aaron Barnet. They are creating a platform that makes it easier to design ‘apps’ that allow people to easily create printable products.
With their latest product, all you have to do is create some Shape Keys in Blender and export them to the Mixee Labs website. It’s pretty clever :)