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Call for Content: Blenderart Magazine issue #46

BlenderartWe are ready to start gathering up tutorials, making of articles and images for Issue # 46 of Blenderart Magazine.

The theme for this issue isFANtastic FANart

This is going to be a seriously fun issue for everyone to take part in. We are going to honor and pay homage to our favorite artists by creating an issue full of Fanart.

At some point we all give in to the overwhelming urge to re-create our favorite characters, logos etc. We have no intention of claiming the idea as our own, we are simply practicing our craft, improving our skills and showing our love to those artists whose work inspires our own.

So in this issue we are looking for tutorials or “making of” articles on:

  • Personal Fanart projects that you have done to practice your skills and or for fun
  • A nice short summary of why this project inspired you, what you learned

*warning: lack of submissions could result in an entire issue of strange sculpting experiments, half completed models and a galley filled with random bad sketches by yours truly…. :P …… goes off to start filling sketchbook with hundreds of stick figures, just in case. :P

Articles

Send in your articles to sandra
Subject: “Article submission Issue # 46 [your article name]“

Gallery Images

As usual you can also submit your best renders based on the theme of the issue. The theme of this issue is “FANtastic FANart”. Please note if the entry does not match with the theme it will not be published.

Send in your entries for gallery to gaurav
Subject: “Gallery submission Issue # 46″

Note: Image size should be of 1024x (width) at max.

Last date of submissions October 5, 2014.

Good luck!
Blenderart Team


Packt Publishing: $10 each for 10 days

My how time flies, I actually remember when Packt Publishing started and I am pretty sure somebody pushed fast forward on a global time scale, because they have now been at it for 10 years. And they are so excited, they are throwing a party and you are all invited.

Packt Publishing is celebrating 10 glorious years of publishing books. To celebrate this huge milestone, from June 26th Packt is offering all of its eBooks and Videos at just $10 each for 10 days. This promotion covers every title and customers can stock up on as many copies as they like until July 5th.

 http://bit.ly/1lvE47l

This is a great time to grab as many books as you want.


Blenderart Mag Issue #44 now available

bam_Issue44_MAr_14Welcome to Issue #44, “Mech Mayhem

There is an artistry to a well designed machine that even the most clueless of us can appreciate. Watching all the little moving parts work together in harmony is a sight to behold and a wonder to those of us with no concept of how it all goes to together.

The magic of robots, gears and all manner of mechanical moving parts are to be found in our latest issue of Blenderart Magazine as well as a look at how to realistically texture them. It is an issue full of mechanical goodness waiting for your reading pleasure.

So grab your copy today. Also be sure to check out our gallery of wonderful images submitted by very talented members of our community.

Table of Contents:

  • Tutorial: Mech Bust
  • Tutorial: Mech Textures
  • A Weight Scale
  • Mechanical Systems
  • Retracting Landing Gears
  • Creating Comics Character

And Lot More…

Blenderart Magazine Mirrors, Torrents and Online links can be found at:
www.blenderart.org


Packt Publishing Sale to celebrate their 2000th Title

2000th-Book-Home-Page-BannerPackt Publishing is launching an awesome sale to celebrate with the release of their 2000th title. During this offer Packt is giving us a chance to dive into their comprehensive catalog and Buy One, Get One Free across their entire range of eBooks.

This is a fantastic way to stock up on ebooks and learn some new skills.

The campaign began on 18th-Mar-2014 and will continue up until 26th-Mar-2014. During the sale, readers can:

  • Make Unlimited purchases during the offer period
  • Offer is automatically applied at checkout

from Packt

Packt Publishing celebrates their 2000th title with an exclusive offer – We’ve got IT covered!

Known for their extensive range of pragmatic IT ebooks, Packt Publishing are celebrating their 2000th book title `Learning Dart’– they want their customers to celebrate too.

To mark this milestone Packt Publishing will launch a ‘Buy One Get One Free’ offer across all eBooks on March 18th – for a limited period only.

`Learning Dart’ was selected as a title and published by Packt earlier this year. As a project that aims to revolutionise a language as crucial as JavaScript, Dart is a great example of an emerging technology which aims to support the community and their requirement for constant improvement. The content itself explains how to develop apps using Dart and HTML5 in a model-driven and fast-paced approach, enabling developers to build more complex and high-performing web apps.

David Maclean, Managing Director explains `It’s not by chance that this book is our 2000th title. Our customers and community drive demand and it is our job to ensure that whatever they’re working on, Packt provides practical help and support.

At Packt we understand that sometimes our customers want to learn a new programming language pretty much from scratch, with little knowledge of similar language concepts. Other times our customers know a related language fairly well and therefore want a fast-paced primer that brings them up to a competent professional level quickly.

That’s what makes Packt different: all our books are specifically commissioned by category experts, based on intensive research of the technology and the key tasks.’

Since 2004, Packt Publishing has been providing practical IT-related information that enables everyone to learn and develop their IT knowledge, from novice to expert.

Packt is one of the most prolific and fast-growing tech book publishers in the world. Originally focused on open source software, Packt contributes back into the community paying a royalty on relevant books directly to open source projects. These projects have received over $400,000 as part of Packt’s Open Source Royalty Scheme to date.

Their books focus on practicality, recognising that readers are ultimately concerned with getting the job done. Packt’s digitally-focused business model allows them to quickly publish up-to-date books in very specific areas across a range of key categories – web development, game development, big data, application development, and more. Their commitment to providing a comprehensive range of titles has seen Packt publish 1054% more titles in 2013 than in 2006.

Erol Staveley, Publisher, says `Recent research shows that 88% of our customers are very satisfied with the service knowing that we offer a wide breadth of titles in a timely manner, and owing to the quality of service that they receive 94% of customers are willing to recommend Packt to friends and family. It’s great that we’ve hit such a significant milestone, and we want to continue delivering this fantastic content to our customers.’

Here are some of the best titles across Packt’s main categories – but Buy One, Get One Free will apply across all 2000 titles:

http://bit.ly/1j26nPN


Blender Default Settings – 2014 | blair willems

Seriously nice look at some very useful defaults and setting!

Blender Default Settings – 2014 | blair willems.


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