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Book Review: Digital Painting with Krita 2.9

Book Review: Digital Painting with Krita 2.9

If you are new to digital painting, installing and using Krita is free forever, and the newly published book by Scott Petrovic will get you started in no time.

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The future of Audacity, interview with the team

The future of Audacity, interview with the team

It seems, these days every other major free/libre media production tool is undergoing dramatic changes that promise richer feature set, better usability, and, generally, more power to users. Audacity is one of them.

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MOD Duo, Linux-based multieffect pedal, gets crowdfunded

MOD Duo, Linux-based multieffect pedal, gets crowdfunded

The MOD team has raised $82,781 instead of the requested $65,000 at Kickstarter and is planning to deliver their new Linux-based multieffect pedal to musicians around June 2015.

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Pitivi’s fundraiser: out of the NLE hell on Linux?

Pitivi’s fundraiser: out of the NLE hell on Linux?

Developers of Pitivi are trying to raise 35,000 euro to complete the stable release of this non-linear video editor. What are the benefits of supporting them?

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Crowdfunding for sustainability: how Synfig project did it in 2013

Crowdfunding for sustainability: how Synfig project did it in 2013

Synfig team started working for community’s money this year. But is the community actually ready to sponsor development of a free 2D vector animation tool on a regular basis?

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10 best commercials made with Blender in 2013

10 best commercials made with Blender in 2013

Interested to see how Blender is used commercially to produce ads? Here are 10 best commercials created with Blender this year.

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Open Shading Language for Blender. A practical primer

Open Shading Language for Blender. A practical primer

Michel Anders released a self-published book on creating custom shaders for Blender in Open Shading Language. We reviewed it and found it well worth its price. Here is why.

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Making short animated film on zero budget: Chris Burton on En Passant

Making short animated film on zero budget: Chris Burton on En Passant

Blender community finally got its own first musical. Chris Burton published the short animated film “En Passant” (fr. “in passing”) made with Blender. The project had been for 2 years in works by a dedicated team of over 40 artists, musicians, and actors.

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Commons Machinery: Your Name in the Credits

Commons Machinery: Your Name in the Credits

Creative Commons has brought some order to licensing content for free distribution. But how good is modern software at properly crediting contributors to works of art in music, design, and filmmaking?

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Blender dives into 3D printing industry

Blender dives into 3D printing industry

Blender 2.67 was released last week with a 3D printing toolbox. LGW spoke to Dolf Veenvliet, Bart Veldhuizen (Shapeways, Blendernation), and Rich Borrett (Ponoko) about the new tools and the future of 3D printing.

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