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The complete story of Paris-8 university going for Krita, Blender, Natron

The complete story of Paris-8 university going for Krita, Blender, Natron

It's not so uncommon for an educational institution to adopt free software in its programs. But last month Krita's website was taken down by curious minds of the Internet, hundreds of comments were posted in various forums, crazy theories evolved, and old myths about free software had a new go at curious minds of the Internet in a giant positive feedback loop.

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Elog.io: give credit to creators or die trying

Elog.io: give credit to creators or die trying

The Commons Machinery project is taking the next step towards bringing order into the arcane world of media files metadata on the web. With Elog.io, they aim to unclutter the chaos somewhat and help credit creators. It's an uphill battle, but the good news is: you can help.

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Inkscape 0.91 released

Inkscape 0.91 released

Over 4 years in the making, thousands of commits, dozens of new features: it's all there, neatly packed in the newly released Inkscape 0.91.

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Meet BirdFont 1.0, free type design app

Meet BirdFont 1.0, free type design app

Is FontForge all there is to type design on Linux? Not quite. Johan Mattsson released BirdFont 1.0, a new(er) free type design program for Linux, Windows, and Mac.

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Natron 0.92 released with new roto and keying nodes

Natron 0.92 released with new roto and keying nodes

When it comes to compositing, there are, in fact, more options than Blender, Synfig, and ButtleOFX. Natron 0.92 has just been released with major new features.

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Meet Agata, crowdsourced animated movie being created with Blender

Meet Agata, crowdsourced animated movie being created with Blender

The idea to make an animated film in 365 days, publicly, and in collaboration with community doesn't seem half as crazy as it used to. The Agata project team recently released the first teaser.

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Document Liberation… And justice for all

Document Liberation… And justice for all

Ever been in a situation when no maintained software reads your old files? During Libre Graphics Meeting 2014, Document Foundation announced a new project called Document Liberation

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Playkot reveals: SuperCity game graphics done with Blender, Krita, GIMP

Playkot reveals: SuperCity game graphics done with Blender, Krita, GIMP

Is it feasible to create graphics for a really popular social network game with free software? Two years and 4,000,000 users later the answer seems obvious.

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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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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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