We've had tons of posts on this website, but on a blog the past is easily forgotten. I thought it would be fun to take a look at what happened one year ago on BlenderNation and in the Blender community in general by starting a 'One Year Ago' column that we'll post each week.
- RenderPal 2004 Now Supports Blender
"..RenderPal is a system for distributed rendering for various renderers, including Maya, Mental Ray, XSI, Lightwave and now also Blender. Clients are available for Windows, Linux and MacOSX..."
- Two Great Gimp Texture Plugins
"Here are two great plugins that will help you make textures with the Gimp: Texturize and Resynthesizer."
- Blender XAML exporter for Vista's Windows Presentation Foundation framework
"...WPF will introduce XAML, an XML based descriptive language which enables developers to manipulate the object model to do such things as display a 3D object in a window with a few lines of code."
- Call for Blender Workshops, Libre Graphics Meeting
"...Rui Campos is looking for people to do an Animation / Rigging, Game Engine or Python workshop at the Libre Graphics Meeting in Lyon."
- Essential Blender Resources
"Many of the x64 equipped BlenderHeads running on Linux [..] wondered at least one time which are the advantages in using a 64 bit version of Blender over a 32 bit one; time has come to unfold the truth."
- Blender Movie Project: Plumiferos
"Elephants Dream is not the only movie that is being produced with Blender at the moment. The Argentinean studio Manos Digitales is working on 'Plumi?feros', a commercial 75-minute feature film, completely created in Blender."
- Essential Blender Resources: The Forgotten Links
"No list begs to be incomplete like one entitled "Essential Blender Resources," and the one posted here earlier was no exception. Here are a few more essentials that were not mentioned in the earlier post. Gentlemen, get your bookmarkers ready!"