CrowdRender, a totally awesome #Blender network rendering add-on (basically the best for the average user) is getting nearly no donation and is now apparently in dire need of support or they may have to start shutting down their activity in a matter of weeks.
I use it on a daily basis in my job and couldn't work nearly as fast without it. The email I received is the image below.
Here's their donation page:
Let's show how awesome of a community we are.
It is done! I no longer have an account on any of the #GAFAM
(or #GAFAMt) or any other centralized web giant ┗(‾-‾;)┛ and boy, these guys do NOT want to let you go (especially Amazon).
I have to thank Wikihow for showing me the masterfully hidden ways to delete my account from these tech giants.
But mostly, I have to thank @nextcloud, @protonmail, @e_mydata, #mastodon and the whole #fediverse for helping me live in line with my values yet have awesome technology at my fingertips.
My favorite highlights of #Mastodon 2.7.0 :
- Multiple hashtags in a single column (I literally asked for that: https://discourse.joinmastodon.org/t/request-follow-hashtags/1293)
- The new Profile directory: https://mastodon.art/explore
- The new public tags page layout https://mastodon.art/tags/krita (do you know what's missing from that? That's right, multiple hashtags in a single page)
- The new notification filters
Check the Release notes, this release is bonkers
Thanks @Curator for the upgrade!
Bike rented and OMG I have no brakes ! JK but it took me a while to find how to brake (pedaling backwards). But holy cow it's not as easy as I expected biking in #Amsterdam.
https://blenderartists.org is becoming its own art station. The Grid gallery view mode just got released and it is delightful 🍦 :
Huge Props to Bart and the developer for making this open source plug-in!
Graswald, one of the 3 best Blender add-ons for nature scene creation ever made got released a few days ago:
There's a new official place for blender folks to chat : blender.chat (that's the actual url)
Happy new year everyone !
I made a little Blender add-on to kick it off :
Backface-Hiding : it hides backfacing or non-visible geometry (useful for retopology with X-Ray mode for example)
Download it on Github and give your feedback :
Tim Barton's space environment maps are the best in the world. No question about it.
@sylvia_ritter made me discover that there is an international monkey day. So I still have 30 minutes to tell you happy monkey day ! And also tell you to make your own monkey face with this free model I made (inspired from Blender's Suzanne):
https://free3d.com/3d-model/suzanne-head-rigged-facial-expressions-58836.html https://mastodon.art/media/QCzdmkCL8vy-uZ-o0Gs https://mastodon.art/media/F0AjBDHoL9IIpKglCRE https://mastodon.art/media/jtV_yA2wt9VE6bEniPQ https://mastodon.art/media/H1s97_jz81dv9Rt9IZI
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