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More than 5 hours of Blender Conference by FormaCD


5 hours of video from the French Blender Conference in Paris this year are now available for free.

CoyHot writes:

Hi Blender fans !!!On February 4th 2011, we've organised a conference about Blender in Paris.

The conference was done by Francois "CoyHot" Grassard. He made some great demonstrations about actual and upcoming features of Blender !

The conference was entirely recorded and it's now online, splitted in two parts :

Morning (2 hours) :
- Quick overview of the new interface of Blender 2.5
- Sculpting
with more than 30 millions polygons
Rotopology tools and surface generation using the Grease Pencil
- Features related to rendering (PTex integration in development)
- Using Blender to produce stereoscopic images.
- Linking Blender to external renderers
(LuxRender and SmallLuxGPU in Live Mode)

Afternoon (3,5 hours) :
- Using of the compositing tools (essentialy for Green Screen Chroma Keying)
- Rendering with toon shading and compositing nodes
- 3D compositing and 3D MattePainting
- Dynamic Animation (explosion and more)
- Creating a giant wave flowing into a street using Ocean Modifier (and many more)
- Realistic smoke and fire generator
- Volume Rendering
- Combine 2D and 3D elements in the same shot (essentialy using camera mapping)
- Multiple uses of particle systems (including some non-dynamic cases)
- More features currently under development ...


And now ... here is the page containing the links for downloading it :|46,uk

Even if the conference is entierly in French, i think it could be interesting for no French-speaking people. Just turn off the sound of your player and play your favorite music  .... ;o)

Hope you'll Enjoy !


Best Regards

François "CoyHot" Grassard
Website (need a serious update) :
Blog (in French) :
Mail : [email protected]


  1. "Even if the conference is entierly in French, i think it could be interesting for no French-speaking people. Just turn off the sound of your player and play your favorite music …. ;o)"

    Surely the whole point of conferences is to convey information. If you can't understand that information, then there's no point watching....especially when the files are over a gigabyte each.

    Thanks...but this is STRICTLY for french speaking people.

  2. -->David : I understand your point of view. But have you never watch a timelapse ?

    AFAIK, a timelapse has no sound ... ;o) So you just have to put this in VLC et set the shuttle speed to X4. When you find something interesting append on the screen, you just have to go back and play at normal speed to see what kind of parameters are used.

    A friend of mine from Austriala watch it last week. He was really happy and said to me he learned a lot ... and he don't speek french at all. ;o)

  3. Cool, but it would be cool also to make them available on streaming somewhere (youtube or vimeo) because with my 512Kb/s connection it will take a while to download it!

    But it s cool anyway

  4. Hi!
    Thanks for the good news. I speak Spanish and read English. The French language sadly nothing at all. Maybe someone could put French subtitles in srt format for example and later with google translator we could understand in Spanish or English etc,... English subtitles would be too much good to me and thousands others but the worj is hard... Anyway thanks a lot for the conference.

  5. Incredibly, the web server is completly saturated, so if you've got slow download speed, it's normal, there is actually 800 uploading in progress on our server...

  6. >> Incredibly, the web server is completly saturated

    @myke yes, this is why It's probably a good idea to use bit-torrent for files of this size

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