December, 2014
Boudewijn Rempt on the state of affairs with Krita Foundation

Boudewijn Rempt on the state of affairs with Krita Foundation

Earlier today, Boudewijn Rempt, lead developer of Krita, announced leaving KO GmBH, one of major supporters of Krita Foundation. We reached out to him for some more details.

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CGRU render farm manager gets improved Blender plugin

CGRU render farm manager gets improved Blender plugin

Somewhat unnoticed, an update of free CGRU render farm solution was released with a completely rewritten addon for Blender.

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darktable 1.6.0 released with support for X-Trans and obnoxiously large files

darktable 1.6.0 released with support for X-Trans and obnoxiously large files

Just in time for the coming holidays, a new version of darktable is out for those interested in digital photography and shooting to RAW.

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sK1 vector  graphics editor gets maintenance update

sK1 vector graphics editor gets maintenance update

Just when users expected any news about PrintDesign (any!), its predecessor, the seemingly obsolete sK1 vector graphics app, got a maintenance update.

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ProEXR creator comes up with MOX, new open file format for movie production

ProEXR creator comes up with MOX, new open file format for movie production

Brendan Bolles launched an IndieGoGo campaign to sponsor creating MOX — a new open source movie format for video and film production. But the industry seems split over this idea.

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Turn your Android tablet into color fidelity multitool with ArgyllPRO ColorMeter

Turn your Android tablet into color fidelity multitool with ArgyllPRO ColorMeter

Graeme Gill has just announced immediate availability of ArgyllPRO ColorMeter, a commercial Android app that allows using colorimeters and spectrophotometers directly via the USB on-the-go port.

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Weybec and Blender Institute release Monkaa open movie

Weybec and Blender Institute release Monkaa open movie

Weybec studio released a short open movie about a monkey that gains superpowers for no good reason at all.

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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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Artificial intelligence designs websites, uses open technology stack

Artificial intelligence designs websites, uses open technology stack

It's been years since AI was supposed to take over dirty bits of work and let humanity get on with creating amazing art, exploring the universe and generally enjoying life. The Grid, a San Francisco based company, recently made a contribution to the matter. Their AI-based web publishing tool designs and maintains websites, and it's based on a slew of free/libre software projects. But will it actually automate boring work or will it swap creative humans with robot overlords?

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Blender returns to VIEW Conference 2014

Blender returns to VIEW Conference 2014

Next week Blender will be featured again at VIEW Conference in Turin, Italy. On October 13, 16, and 17, Alfonso Annarumma will lead a workshop called "Architectural Previsualization of Interior Design with Blender 3D and Cycles Rendering".

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