marți, 27 iulie 2010

The new ClanLib 2.2.0 SDK Released

ClanLib is a cross platform C++ toolkit library with very liberal BSD style license.
This release also contains the complete source code.
We can see more on web site .

luni, 19 iulie 2010

A new succes of Blender 3D

It seems that this software does not stop and amazes us once again.
The title is "Project London " and it seems that the effects are done with this software.
Here are some clips:

Project London: Unleashed! from Phil McCoy on Vimeo.

Sunflow rendering on Fedora 13

How to install Sunflow ?
It's pretty simple. Download the zip archive from here.
Unzip and edit the sh script sunflow.sh
from the sunflow folder.
By default the script is :

#/bin/sh

mem=1G

java -Xmx$mem -server -jar sunflow.jar $*

If we run this script will have this error :

$ sh sunflow.sh 
Invalid maximum heap size: -Xmx1G
Could not create the Java virtual machine.

The solution is:

$ whereis java
java: /usr/bin/java ...

Now change the script :

#!/bin/bash
/usr/bin/java -Xmx1024M -server -jar sunflow.jar $*

And run it ...

$ sh sunflow.sh 

The result is :

duminică, 18 iulie 2010

Blender 3D - ISSUE 28: Blender 2.5

As you know the magazine Blender Magazine is a magazine known to those who use Blender 3D software.
The title of this magazine is "Blender 2.5. In this issue we find some interesting articles related to version 2.5.
However I expect some to be more specific. I expected to find some more specific tutorials.
New version 2.5 has new tools and hardware required. For this reason I wanted to see something more complex.
The magazine comes with sample files. However it seems that the magazine is a success.

FEATURED CONTENTS :
Articles/Tutorials on Creating 3D contents using Blender 2.5
I love my Bubble
Up to Speed
Blender 2.49 Scripting (Book Review)
High resolution rendering @ speed of the light
and more ...
The issue and files can be found here.