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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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Raving over Adobe Creative Cloud or using free software?

Raving over Adobe Creative Cloud or using free software?

The Internet is buzzing with news from Adobe MAX 2013. How is the switch to subscriptions going to affect the industry and free software? And how does free software stand against upcoming creative cloud apps?

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Jakub Steiner on using Blender for icon design in GNOME

Jakub Steiner on using Blender for icon design in GNOME

If you follow GNOME's designer Jakub Steiner, you couldn't possibly miss his recent posts featuring Blender as icon design tool. Is GNOME team moving away from Inkscape? We asked Jakub for comments.

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Dave Crossland on Crafting Type and making a difference

Dave Crossland on Crafting Type and making a difference

Is there such a thing as a roadshow for free graphic design software? In a way, there is: a “Crafting Type” workshop combines an introduction to type design with basics of using FontForge and Inkscape.

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Pitchi Poy moves to Blender, releases Baldy Heights animation teaser

Pitchi Poy moves to Blender, releases Baldy Heights animation teaser

Sergey Maiorov of blender.org.il sent us an interview he did with Gilad Rosenau, animation studio manager at Pitchi Poy, an Israel animation studio that recently switched to Linux and Blender.

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Best commercials created with Blender in 2012

Best commercials created with Blender in 2012

Some people are wondering, where the finished work with Blender is. Libre Graphics World cooked up a list of 7 best commercials created with Blender in 2012.

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LibreDWG drama: the end or the new beginning?

LibreDWG drama: the end or the new beginning?

There's a can of worms we opened this year: the unfortunate situation with support for DWG files in free CAD software via LibreDWG. We feel, by now it ought to be closed. We have the final answer from FSF.

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Insomnilund, an album composed with OpenOctave and Ardour 3

Insomnilund, an album composed with OpenOctave and Ardour 3

After so many years musicians still face the basic challenge: how much can you squeeze out of just free DAWs, synths and sample libraries on Linux? Insomnilund, a newly released album by Gabriel Nordeborn, is an interesting showcase here.

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Inkscape Beginner’s Guide by Bethany Hiitola

Inkscape Beginner’s Guide by Bethany Hiitola

Most recently LGW got hold of “Inkscape Beginner’s Guide”, Bethany Hiitola’s latest book on the famous free vector graphics editor. The book was kindly provided by the publishing house.

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Freeing FreeHand: the story of grief, revenge and refusal

Freeing FreeHand: the story of grief, revenge and refusal

When a software vendor abandons one of its assets, many users move on. But what do others do? In 2011 a group of passionate FreeHand users filed a lawsuite against Adobe and demanded the release of FreeHand's source code. The controversy is over now.

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