sâmbătă, 14 octombrie 2017

News: The new released Krita version 3.3.1 .

The Krita development team tell us:

Published    10/11/2017

Today we are releasing Krita 3.3.1, a bugfix release for Krita 3.3.0. This release fixes two important regressions:

Krita would crash if you would restart Krita after closing Krita with the reference images docker set to floating
Krita 3.3.0 could not read .kra backup files or .kra files that were unzipped, then zipped up manually.
Additionally, there are the following fixes and improvements:

Fix a crash when creating a swap file on OSX (Bernhard Liebl).
Merge down does not remove locked layers anymore (Nikita Smirnov)
Various performance improvements, especially for macOS (Bernhard Liebl)
Improve the look and feel of dragging and dropping layers (Bernhard Liebl)
Improve the tooltips in the brush preset selector (Bernhard Liebl)
Fix a memory leak in the color selectors (Boudewijn Rempt)
Fix rotation and tilt when using the Windows Ink api (Alvin Wong)
Don’t allow the fill tool to be used on group layers (Boudewijn Rempt)
Add brightness and contrast sliders for textured brushes (Rad)
Add paste-at-cursor (Dmitry Kazakov)
Improve performance of the cpu canvas (Alvin Wong)
Fix a crash on closing Krita when there is something on the clipboard (Dmitry Kazakov)
Add a button to open a file layer’s image in Krita (Wolthera van Hövell tot Westerflier)

You can read more about this new version of Krita software and download it from here.

luni, 9 octombrie 2017

Blender 3D - simple gold material .

This tutorial show you how to make a simple gold material with Blender 3D - version 2.79 .
The base of this tutorial come from this link.
Open a new scene and add your object. Select the render from Blender Render to Cycles Render from top of the Blender 3D software.
Create a new material click on Use Nodes button from Material tab.
The next step is to chose screen layout to Compositing.
You will see a Node Editor and set this to Shader to edit your material.
In this window you can change the material object from default Diffuse BSDF to new gold material. 
Use Shift A keys to search and add all you need to make the gold material.
This is the result of nodes for this material:

sâmbătă, 7 octombrie 2017

Big prizes in objects .

Here's a contest for lovers around the world with awards prize graphics.
The website team tell us about this contest:

  Once upon a time in a land far, far away, there was a tiny kingdom hidden away in the mountains. And while its people were happy and led good lives, in the back of their minds there was always the worry about what might be at the other side of the mountains… 

Welcome to our new community contest! We’ll be going back to medieval times to explore castles, medieval towns, knights, and perhaps… dragons? Anything is possible in this Medieval Fantasy!

See this link.

miercuri, 4 octombrie 2017

Blender 3D - Open Shading Language tutorial - part 001 .

Using this tutorial about Open Shading Language, you can try a glass shader. The source code show a simple use for Fresnel equations. The backfacing() and raytype() are two functions that provide the shader some information about the state of the renderer and the scene at the time of evaluation. I used just backfacing(), because is a raw example of this Fresnel equations. As you can see the I, N, eta inputs from Fresnel_Dielectric() is used to get a result variable fr. The all result of this shader is bsdf like a equation. See the next code:
#define IOR_THRESHOLD 1.000000001

float Fresnel_Dielectric(vector i, normal n, float eta)
//see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fresnel_equations
    float c = fabs(dot(i, n));
    float g = eta * eta - 1 + c * c;
    float result = 1.0;
    if (g > 0) {
        g = sqrt(g);
        float a = (g - c) / (g + c);
        float b = (c * (g + c) - 1) / (c * (g + c) + 1);
        result = 0.5 * a * a * (1 + b * b);
    return result;

shader glass(
    color diffuse_col = 1.8, 
    float ior = 1.45, 
    output closure color bsdf = 0)
    float real_ior = max(ior, IOR_THRESHOLD);
    float eta = backfacing()? 1.0 / real_ior : real_ior;
    float fr = Fresnel_Dielectric(I, N, eta);
    bsdf = diffuse_col * (fr * reflection(N) + (1.0 - fr) * refraction(N, eta));

luni, 2 octombrie 2017

The Skanect software tool for 3D .

The official website come with this intro:
With Skanect, capturing a full color 3D model of an object, a person or a room has never been so easy and affordable. Skanect transforms your Structure Sensor, Microsoft Kinect or Asus Xtion camera into a low cost 3D scanner able to create 3D meshes out of real scenes in a few minutes. Enter the world of 3D scanning now!
Come with free and paid solution, need a good 3D sensor ( see official features on web) and GPU with CUDA.
I install this software and has a good interface.

duminică, 1 octombrie 2017

The Storyboarder free tool.

The development team tell us about this free tool named Storyboarder:
Storyboarder makes it easy to visualize a story as fast you can draw stick figures. Quickly draw to test if a story idea works. Create and show animatics to others. Express your story idea without making a movie.
Wonder Unit is a studio that makes movies. We spend a lot of time in creative development, building tools, and being smarter about creating the best stories.
This tool come with six simple drawing tools , boards (add a board, draw, duplicate, copy, paste) and metadata for a board (duration, dialogue, action and note).

How can be used this tool? 
You can start with your script or an empty board.
Then just draw each board and add all settings like: duration, dialogue, action and note.
You can export your work to Premiere, Final Cut, Avid, PDF, or Animated GIF.
You can edit your board with Photoshop.
You can improve this software with your source code using github.com - storyboarder.
You can download it from official website.

sâmbătă, 30 septembrie 2017

The EaselJS java script libraries.

The team development teel us:
A suite of modular libraries and tools which work together or independently to enable rich interactive content on open web technologies via HTML5.
  • EASELJS - working with the HTML5 Canvas;
  • TWEENJS - for tweening and animating HTML5 and JavaScript properties;
  • SOUNDJS -  work with audio on the web;
  • PRELOADJS - manage and co-ordinate the loading of assets and data;
These javascript libraries are used and used to create web content for all modern desktop and mobile browsers.
To include the EaselJS libraries in your project by linking to the CreateJS CDN it is necessary to link them with script tag :
The official site offers readers only some modest demo about the capabilities of these libraries for creating web content.

miercuri, 27 septembrie 2017

Blender 3D - Open Shading Language tutorial.

Today, I will show you how to use the Open Shading Language with Blender 3D version 2.79.
Use the Scripting area from Screen layout and Cycles for rendering.
Select from Render tab and check the option:Open Shading Language.
Add your object to test this tool.
For example you can use the default Cube.
Add a material to this object.
The Scripting area from Screen layout come with editor text.
Use Templates - > Open Shading Language -> Empty Shader and add this OSL script:
shader marble (color Col = .5, float freq = 1.0,  
           output color result = 0)  
float sum = 0;  
float freq_value = freq;  

point pixel_shader = transform ("object", P);  
for (int i = 0; i < 6; i++)   
    sum = sum + 1/freq_value * abs(.5 - noise( 4 * freq_value * pixel_shader)) ;  
    freq_value = 2 * freq_value;  
result = Col * sum;  
Save this script into your folder . Add a OSL script interface into Node Editor using : Add -> Script -> Script.
This will come with a open dialog icon to add your OSL script.
Link result to Color from your material Diffuse BSDF. All this steps I tell you is on the next image:

marți, 26 septembrie 2017

The Gimp version 2.9.6 devel .

Today I tested the new devel tool Gimp version 2.9.6 from official website .
For me this graphic tool was stable.
I used version 2.9.6 for windows OS.
I don't test scripts just some of basic features.
Come with a funny install application and a good message for users.
The interface is same but with a dark theme.
The shortcuts keys are the same ( I don't see many changes).
For development option is this GIMP output.
When the application is start show me some errors, so I send all infos to development team.
I used this tool in the past and is great , free , easy to use and with many options.
If you know the interpreting language called Scheme the will love to scripting your Gimp tools.

luni, 25 septembrie 2017

News: Blender 3D - version 2.79

The Blender 3D is an open source software with a great team.
They tell us about this new released version of Blender 3D:
These are the release notes for Blender 2.79, released September 12th, 2017.
  • Denoiser
  • PBR Shader
  • Shadow Catcher
  • Filmic Color Management
  • Faster AMD OpenCL
  • over 700 bugs fixed
  • so much more!
Some features can be found here.
You can also download this 3D software from here.

After you download it, you need to run the install executable for Windows.
If you use a Linux OS then you just run it with: ./blender.
You can the windows of this 3D software tool into the next image:
The next step is to set the Blender 3D from menu: File -> User Preferences ( or use keys Ctr - Alt - U ).
First step:
 - set your CPU or graphic card - GPU into System tab;
 - set your addons to see if works with this version;
 - test all this with a simple example but using all renders: ( Blender, Cycles and Blender Game); 

Some addons I used: ANT Landscape, animation-nodes, blam, blender-light-studio, mira-tools, uvsquares. 
You can find more about this addons blenderartists website.

joi, 21 septembrie 2017

News: Krita 3.3.0 – first release candidate.

This release come with some improvements and features:
  • support for the Windows 8 event API;
  • hardware-accelerated display functionality to optionally use Angle on Windows instead of native OpenGL;
  • some visual glitches when using hi-dpi screens are fixed
  • several new command line options;
  • the performance improvements and selections are fixed;
  • the system information dialog for bug reports is improved
You can read more about this release here.

marți, 19 septembrie 2017

Using processing.js to test ControlP5 .

The ControlP5 is a gui library written by Andreas Schlegel for the programming environment processing.
You can add this library open the processing IDE and under menu select Tools -> Add Tool ... . Use editbox to search the library named ControlP5 .
You can find many examples on official website.
Let's see how is look the Textarea GUI using processing IDE - official website example:

duminică, 17 septembrie 2017

Create 3D text with HTML 5 .

This is the result of this tutorial:

The example is simple and use two ways to draw text.
First use a function how make the text by using index variable to put on canvas same text.
The next use function strokeText to add to canvas the text.
The onload function is used to put on canvas all you need to see.
This is the source code for java script I used into head HTML5 tag :
window.onload = function(){
 var canvas = document.getElementById("3dCanvas");
 var canvasWidth = canvas.width;
 var canvasHeight = canvas.height;
 var ctx = canvas.getContext("2d");
 ctx.font = "20pt Verdana";
 ctx.fillStyle = "black";
 ctx.textAlign = "center";
 // first
 drawTextInCanvas(ctx , "graphic-3d.blogspot.com", canvasWidth/2, canvasHeight/2, 4);
 // the next
 ctx.strokeText('... read this website !', 150, 150);

function drawTextInCanvas(ctx, mytext, wdth, hght, dpth){
 var index;
 for (index = 0; index < dpth; index++) {
  ctx.fillText(mytext, wdth - index, hght - index);

 // shadow casting in bottom layers
 ctx.fillStyle = "#30F30F";
 ctx.shadowColor = "black";
 ctx.shadowBlur = 6;
 ctx.shadowOffsetX = dpth+ 2;
 ctx.shadowOffsetY = dpth+ 2;
 ctx.fillText(mytext, wdth - index, hght - index);

Then add the canvas tag into body tag with this :
id="3dCanvas" width="400" height="200" style="border:1px solid black;"

Website tool for chemical data and infos.

Another website tool for chemical graphics and cheminformatics library.
The development team tell us:
The ChemDoodle Web Components library is a pure Javascript chemical graphics and cheminformatics library derived from the ChemDoodle® application and produced by iChemLabs. ChemDoodle Web Components allow the wielder to present publication quality 2D and 3D graphics and animations for chemical structures, reactions and spectra. Beyond graphics, this tool provides a framework for user interaction to create dynamic applications through web browsers, desktop platforms and mobile devices such as the iPhone, iPad and Android devices. This library also has complete access to the entire ChemDoodle desktop API through AJAX, allowing for quick access to one of the most robust chemical graphics and informatics packages in existence directly through Javascript. The goal of the project is to utilize the next-generation HTML5 technologies to power the scientific and educational applications of the future. iChemLabs is dedicated to funding, developing and hosting this library and has released it for free under the open-source GPL license. By releasing ChemDoodle Web Components open-source, yet continuing to financially support the library, iChemLabs ensures that the next generation of scientific applications is easily achievable by academia, government and industry, and helps to make sure that the cost of education decreases while using the web to further spread science.
This tool can be found on this website.

sâmbătă, 16 septembrie 2017

The Santa Tracker website for kids.

This website will help with the education of the children and more so will prepare you for the winter holidays.
Start in this adventure by clicking on the icon with the upper left lines and you have access to Santa's surprises.

vineri, 15 septembrie 2017

Using processing.js to make a rotating ball effect .

This tutorial show us how to make a rotating ball effect. You can see the background is not black and the reason is the background is set just into setup function. Another part of this effect is the rect function from draw. This rect will clean the ball. The ball is a ecllipse function with a size a 10. The pushMatrix function pushes the current transformation matrix onto the matrix stack.
float angle;
int dist_ball = 100;

void setup() {
  size(800, 600);

void draw() {

  rect(0,0,width, height);

  translate(width/2, height/2);


   ellipse(0, 0, 10, 10);
  angle += 0.1;
The result is this effect:

Chrome - fix WebGL issue.

This error can be show you with Chrome browser.

To fix this you need to try this ways :
First, You need to open into browser settings into new tab: chrome://settings .
See if the Use hardware acceleration when available under Advance is set to True, if not then set this to True .
Take a look at chrome://gpu into new tab and see if is something with red color.
This may be a problem and try to see what is this error. Also check the chrome://flags and wee the WebGL options you have it.
For example: I fix my WebGL by enabling the WebGL Draft Extensions even the webgl CheckerImaging: Disabled is show with the red color on tab chrome://gpu.
This can be enable under chrome://flags.
The WebGL Draft Extensions Mac, Windows, Linux, Chrome OS, Android allow us:
Enabling this option allows web applications to access the WebGL Extensions that are still in draft status.

miercuri, 13 septembrie 2017

Using processing.js to make a clock.

Is a simple way to make and test processing.js online by using this online tool.
First you need to sign in into your account and use button : Create a Sketches .
This will open your open the editor. Now you need to add this source code:
void setup() {
  size(200, 200);
void draw() {
  // Angles for sin() and cos() start at 3 o'clock;
  // subtract HALF_PI to make them start at the top
  ellipse(100, 100, 160, 160);
  float s = map(second(), 0, 60, 0, TWO_PI) - HALF_PI;
  float m = map(minute(), 0, 60, 0, TWO_PI) - HALF_PI;
  float h = map(hour() % 12, 0, 12, 0, TWO_PI) - HALF_PI;
  line(100, 100, cos(s) * 72 + 100, sin(s) * 72 + 100);
  line(100, 100, cos(m) * 60 + 100, sin(m) * 60 + 100);
  line(100, 100, cos(h) * 50 + 100, sin(h) * 50 + 100);
The source code is simple:

  • one first function setup will set size area and some line settings; 
  • the draw function loops continuously to draw your work. 

Into the draw function I create a clock design and the movement is follow by time.
Because this is analog clock , I used sin functions to move the line to show the analog clock hands for time.
Take a look into the right area and will see three vertical dots.
Use mouse and a side panel will show you. In this panel you can set Settings and upload Files.
The Settings will come with the Mode to set the javascript - P5js/Processingjs and Tabs to show/hide your work.
Let's see how is working:

marți, 12 septembrie 2017

The Lithosphere Terrain Generator.

This is a 3D software for terrain generator named lithosphere.
Is simple to use it because use nodes.
You to create and export material textures and heightmaps intended for use in realtime graphics applications.


  • Realtime terrain modification
  • Save/Open of scene.lth files
  • Simplex noise height source
  • Wind and Erosion algorithms
  • Gaussian Filtering
  • Mixing and Adjusting
  • Mathemathical operators
  • Float array and DXF mesh export
  • PNG texture export


Lithosphere requires a fast computer and graphics card to operate. It also requires specific opengl compatibility
  • OpenGL shading language version 1.20
  • GL_ARB_texture_float
  • GL_ARB_pixel_buffer_object
  • GL_ARB_vertex_buffer_object
  • GL_ARB_framebuffer_object

Recommended system specs

  • Intel Quad Core CPU
  • 2gb RAM
  • Nvidia Geforce GTX-285
  • 1gb video ram

Working with

  • Nvidia Geforce GTX-285
  • Nvidia Geforce 8800 GTS
  • Nvidia Quadro FX1700 512mb

sâmbătă, 9 septembrie 2017

Opera : make your animated wallpaper.

In this tutorial I will show you how to make your animated wallpaper for Opera browser.
First you need to create a folder.
In this folder you need to have three files:
  • one video file that is show on browser named: video.webm;
  • one file with a same size like video file named: cover.jpg;
  • one file named : persona.ini;
The image file cover.jpg is the first frame from video file: video.webm.
The file named persona.ini come with this text:
; Licensed under CC-BY 
; Video by cascada internet gif 
[Info] Name = yourwallpaper 
Author = Your name 
Author URL = Your URL website 
Version = 2 
[Start Page] Background = video.webm 
Position = center bottom 
[Web UI Pages] Background = cover.jpg 
Position = center bottom 
I used Blender 3D to make my video and extract the first image for cover.
You can find many tools on web to solve this issue.
Unzip all this three files into one zip named: yourwallpaper.zip.
You can test your animated wallpaper using drag and drop into wallpaper area from your browser.
Also , you can upload it to Opera browser addons.
I used a animated gif of Shiraito Falls (is a waterfall in Fujinomiya, Japan) from internet and Blender 3D to make my own animated wallpaper for Opera browser.

vineri, 8 septembrie 2017

The Magic Actions for YouTube addon .

The Magic Actions for YouTube is an addon that makes a beautiful dynamic lighting effect around the player on YouTube and come with many features for videos:
This addon can be used with Opera , Firefox and Chrome and can be found here .

miercuri, 6 septembrie 2017

Try processing js on Android OS.

If you like to code in processing.js, then this application will fulfill your wish on your phone or tablet with android operating system.
The APDE - Android Processing IDE requires the following permissions:
  • modify and delete the contents of your USB storage - required to save sketches to the external storage 
  • control vibration - required to provide haptic feedback, which can be turned off in Settings 
This includes a quick-run JavaScript - Sandbox and a tutorials that are explained in more details.
The development team from CalsignLabs has just one person.
This tell us about this alpha released application:

APDE (Android Processing Development Environment) is an integrated development environment for creating Processing sketches on your phone/tablet. APDE supports the full edit, compile, and run cycle. You don't need a computer or an SDK to start coding on the go.

The application can be found on google play here.

marți, 5 septembrie 2017

Huge image with earth map .

You can get a huge image with earth from here.
The resolution of this image is 21600x10800 and the size on hard disk is 28.3 MB . See a smaller version of this image:

The photopea - web tool.

Today I will introduce you a new web tool for drawing and graphic processing from photopea website.
This web tool resembles a very familiar program.
Also, this tool comes with some simple filters and keyboard shortcuts.
It can export some types of classic files (PNG, JPG, SVG, WEBP and GIF) as well you can save to PSD type file.
You can take a webcam picture and publish to web.
You can register as a free account or paid account .
You can test and run the java script and come with few simple examples.

luni, 4 septembrie 2017

The SVG editor - web tool .

If you want a SVG editor the you can test this web tool from  here.
The web tool named SVG-edit is a fast, web-based, javascript-driven SVG drawing editor that works in any modern browser.
Is more simple like Inkscape and can be used online.
Also you can download it and test it like stand alone tool .
I try to use Export and Save Image , but seem not work with Opera browser.
I solve this issue with key U - Apply Changes and then with Copy - Paste into new SVG file.

The G'MIC - web tool .

This webtool allow you to test the G'MIC tools for images.
As you know the G'MIC is a set of tools to change image and use effects.
G'MIC is an open-source product developped and hosted at the GREYC research lab.
Let's start with Open file ... and then select the filter to change it.
The tool come with 343 filters and each filter can be change it from parameters.
When you finish it use Render full image button and the Download button .

joi, 31 august 2017

The FotoForensics - web tool.

The FotoForensics is a website offering a free tool to analyze photo manipulation.
Users can see the Error Level Analysis (ELA) algorithm and determine if a picture is real or computer graphics.
With a bit of experience ELA users can also learn to identify image scaling, quality, cropping, and resave transformations.
This website come also with many options to test your picture from computer or URL.
More about this web tool here.

miercuri, 30 august 2017

About Google ARCore SDK .

This is a new feature of Google team and is named ARCore.
They tell us about the ARCore :

Introducing a preview of a new SDK called ARCore. It brings augmented reality capabilities to existing and future Android phones. Developers can start experimenting with it right now. 

This feature work with : Android Studio , Unity and Unreal.
If you want to test it you can find the source code on github .

News: Blender 3D version 2.79 - the new Blender 2.8 Branch.

Today I tested the new Blender 2.8 Branch from version 2.79 of Blender 3D software and is working well.
The new branch come with the new render Eevee and many of old 2.79 features:
  • Cycles: Built-in Denoising, Shadow catcher, Principled shader, AMD OpenCL optimizations.
  • Grease Pencil: New frame interpolation tools, per-layer onion skinning.
  • Alembic: Improvements to compatibility, stability and support.
  • User Interface: Initial support for reusable custom configurations, automatic DPI scaling.
  • Twenty Three new and several updated add-ons.
  • And: 100s of bug fixes and other improvements!
Next is a screenshot of this release:

joi, 17 august 2017

Another game engine: GameSalad .

About this game engine named GameSalad you must know:
  GameSalad is a drag-and-drop coding platform that makes teaching your students the fundamentals of computer science easy and fun! Students learn valuable logic and architecture skills as they progress in computer science achievement.
This game engine come with many features, like:

  • publish to iPad , iPhone , Kindle , Nook , MacBook and many devices;
  • you can tested free and also come with a custom plan built for you;
  • just 4 day free trial;
  • is simple to use it, less code;
  • can be publish to web publish.gamesalad.com/gameproj/... ;
  • The official gameSalad marketplace is gshelper.com ;
You can see video on youtube official channel:

miercuri, 16 august 2017

Ultimate Epic Battle Simulator - to simulate your battles.

This software named Ultimate Epic Battle Simulator can simulate battles with different characters.
The development team tell us about this software:
Here is a sandbox like no other. Create massive battles with absolutely no limits. Want to see 10,000 chickens fight an army of Romans?? Sure, why not. Want to see a company of WW2 U.S soldiers fight 11,000 Medieval soldiers?? There are simply no limits to the carnage you can achieve in UEBS.

  • OS: Windows Vista Or Later
  • Processor: Intel Core i5 4590, AMD FX 8320 or greater
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics:  (DirectX 11) AMD Radeon HD 5770 1024MB | NVIDIA GTS 450 1024MB | Intel HD4000 @720P.
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage:  5 GB available space
  • You can download it from steam store.

duminică, 13 august 2017

Moss - PlayStation VR Gameplay .

The development team tell us about this story:
Meet Quill, a young mouse with dreams of greatness beyond the confines of her quiet settlement. One day while exploring the woods, she finds a mysterious stone and an ancient magic is awakened. Dramatic events quickly unfold as a distant evil extends its reach.
With her uncle now in grave danger, Quill must embark on an epic journey—and she needs you there by her side. 
Together, you'll travel to forgotten realms, solve challenging puzzles, and battle menacing enemies. Alone, no one can conquer what you're up against. But united, you just may defeat even the darkest of villains.
Immerse yourself in the world of Moss to help write the story of a hero in the making.
You can read more about this game here.

sâmbătă, 12 august 2017

New game: Ghost of a Tale.

The game is named Ghost of a Tale.
It's an exciting interactive game with a mouse.
The graphics are gorgeous and the price is € 17.99.
The official website is here.

vineri, 11 august 2017

The phaser.io - web game engine .

If you want to develop a online game then you can try Phaser from official website.
The development team tell us about this game engine: Phaser is free and open-source and always will be. To be better understood, the development team put a lot of examples of source code and online output on the official website. If don't want a github cloning, or setting up a local web server, you can run phaser in the cloud. You can test it with shaders, games created by developers. I did not find a YouTube channel, but the internet is full of tutorials for this javascript game engine.

joi, 10 august 2017

The fonts from google.

This google webpage let you to use and test fonts from google.
Take a look to the screenshot of this webpage:

The vvvv tool environment.

The development team of this tool tell us:
vvvv is a hybrid visual/textual live-programming environment for easy prototyping and development. It is designed to facilitate the handling of large media environments with physical interfaces, real-time motion graphics, audio and video that can interact with many users simultaneously.

I download the archive and install this tool easy.
If something is not found into your computer then will see into setup interface.
The steps to install this tool:

  • download archive from official website;
  • donwload and unarchive the addons into the vvvv folder;
  • use setup executable to fix the instalation;

If you got this error: "the program can't start because d3dx9_43.dll is missing from your computer" the use this download- DirectX End-User Runtime Web Installer from microsoft.
To run examples, demos or games just try girlpower folder.
Let's see installation steps from youtube:

marți, 8 august 2017

Pencil Code - for kids and parents.

Today I come with a fun ideas for kids and parents to do together.
Try this website  , because is a very useful tool for parents and children of all ages.
The development team tell us about this tool:
Dream it. Code it. Learn professional programming languages using an editor that lets you work in either blocks or text. Create art, music, games, and stories. Or invent a program that will change the world.
About Pencil Code, then this is an educational service provided by the David Bau and the Pencil Code Team, at 88 Lincoln Road, Lincoln MA.
It offers a possibility of communication in the field of graphics and sounds by programming them.
You can draw, make music or even encode a fantastic adventure by imagine a scene and introduce it
The web site comes with basic examples and an intuitive and easy to use interface.
You can take a look at this drawing guide.
Also the Code Gym reference library with basic commands can be found here.
Just clik on reference and will se the base example of the reference command.
Another area of example for testing is the page examples.
Let's see one example of David Bau from youtube channel.

duminică, 6 august 2017

The great Rainmeter tool for Windows .

Developers tell us about this open source software:
Rainmeter displays customizable skins, like memory and battery power, RSS feeds and weather forecasts, right on your desktop. Many skins are even functional: they can record your notes and to-do lists, launch your favorite applications, and control your media player - all in a clean, unobtrusive interface that you can rearrange and customize to your liking. Rainmeter is at once an application and a toolkit. You are only limited by your imagination and creativity. 
The last revision was on July 28, 2017.
This software can be found on the official website.
Here's a good example of a 99villages user on his deviantart web page:

sâmbătă, 5 august 2017

BlueStacks - best emulator for android.

This emulator for android will help you play the games on your desktop or laptop without forcing your mobile phone.
I played without a problem with a game that consumes resources and even looks more complete on the emulator than on my mobile phone.
Just download the emulator from official webpage and connect with your google account to play the game from google play.
You have many settings and options to deal with this application.

There is also a premium monthly and annual version.
Here's the youtube channel of this great software.

vineri, 4 august 2017

Last Day on Earth: Survival .

Speaking of graphics, this Kefir studio game managed to make a game with a very good graphics and experience.
The title of the game is Last Day on Earth: Survival and offers you an adventure with survival tasks in a world full of zombies.
The game can be found on google play.
The development team tells us about them:
Kefir! is a game studio famous for its hits Russian Prison Mafia, Metro 2033 and Eastern Front. Its offices are located in Volgograd and Saint Petersburg. 
Kefir! has over one hundred young talented people from different parts of our country in its team. In a friendly and professional climate, the team has developed projects loved by over 30 million players.
Here are the games made by this studio.

The glTF - GL Transmission Format exporter for Blender 3D.

According to KhronosGroup this format:
glTF™ (GL Transmission Format) is a royalty-free specification for the efficient transmission and loading of 3D scenes and models by applications. glTF minimizes both the size of 3D assets, and the runtime processing needed to unpack and use those assets. glTF defines an extensible, common publishing format for 3D content tools and services that streamlines authoring workflows and enables interoperable use of content across the industry.

As you already know:
The Khronos Group, Inc. is an American non-profit member-funded industry consortium based in Beaverton, Oregon, focused on the creation of open standard, royalty-free application programming interfaces (APIs).
The glTF 1.0 specification has been announced since October 19, 2015 and it's in Draft since April 11, 2017.

Now you can test it with a Blender addon exporter from here.

The official exporter for Blender use glTF - version 2.0.

luni, 31 iulie 2017

The playkeepout online game.

This online game is an action-packed WebGL adventure playable for free in your browser.
You need to explore the dungeon, fight monsters and unlock epic weapons .
All this must be collected and completed in the course of 16 rounds online.
The game is fun and keeps you connected.

duminică, 30 iulie 2017

The Spelunky game .

If you liked old games like old Rick Dangerous, then here's another game named SPELUNKY.
The team development come with this intro:
"Legends speak of a Colossal Cave that extends deep underground, so twisted by time that its passages shift like the sand under which it lies... the Cave is said to be filled with fabulous treasures, but also incredible danger!"
The character of the game has a rope and whip that you can use to explore different areas of the game.
The keys Read about this game here.

vineri, 28 iulie 2017

News: 0 A.D. Alpha 22 Venustas.

The game named 0 A.D. is free for Windows, Linux and Mac OS X.
If you area a developer then you can redistribute the game and modify it freely as long as you abide by the GPL or you can even use parts of the art and sound for your own projects as long as you abide by CC BY-SA.

 The new features from development team :
  • Remake of many models, animations and textures, two new music tracks 
  • Configuration-free Multiplayer Hosting 
  • Capture the Relic Gamemode 
  • Aura and Heal Range Visualization 
  • Twelve new maps, including scripted enemies, rising water and a tutorial 
  • Espionage Technology, Team Bonuses and Hero Auras 
  • Petra AI Diplomacy and Attack Strategies 
  • Summary Screen Graphs 
  • Cinema Path Editing 
  • Buddy System

joi, 27 iulie 2017

Tangram - an open-source map renderer.

Tangram is an open-source map renderer designed to animated shaders, 3D buildings, and dynamic filtering can be combined to produce effects normally seen only in science fiction.
The Tangram Play is an interactive text editor for creating maps using Mapzen’s Tangram rendering engine.
 Also, you can write and edit map styles and preview the changes live in the web browser.

Another online editor for three.js projects.

The framework named three.js let you to create cameras, objects, lights, materials and more, and you have a choice of renderer.
The default editor of this framework can be found here.
Today I will introduce you a new editor that allows you to edit html online.
From my point of view, this new editor is a more versatile way of creating content with this framework.

You can load this new editor here, here is a screenshot:

miercuri, 26 iulie 2017

The art of mathematical functions.

If you want to see something special about math and art, then there is such a website.
Here are some funny examples of math functions in the following screenshot:

sâmbătă, 22 iulie 2017

Blender 3D addon with the base muscle system.

The ManuelbastioniLAB is an open source and free addon for Blender.
The goal is to create a scientific and powerful 3D humanoids editor with the result of the research and released as a free and open source advanced addons for Blender 3D software.
The last features is the advanced rigging for the base muscle system.
Let's see this into next video from official youtube channel:

vineri, 14 iulie 2017

New interactive book from Sony.

This demo application of the Concept Prototype T from Sony creates an interactive space on a table or surfaces of real objects.
Users can experiment with manipulating images and information projected onto spaces.
Pretty good for children's.
Hope the price will be low.

The HandBrake for video compression software.

The HandBrake is a tool for converting video from nearly any format to a selection of modern, widely supported codecs.
The good reasons you’ll love HandBrake:

  • convert video from nearly any format 
  • is free and Open Source 
  • used on multi-Platform :Windows, Mac and Linux;
If you take a look to next screenshot with this software will see how many options have it. From selected size for youtube , gmail and size of display devices to filters and subtitles. Is a very good tool for video compression issue.

miercuri, 12 iulie 2017

Godot game engine and python language.

As you know the Godot game engine is an advanced, feature-packed, multi-platform 2D and 3D open source game engine.
The author of this feature named Leblond Emmanuel come with this idea to have python language into Godot game engine.
This feature of Python into Godot game engine come with some advanced ways to solve the problem:
  •  using Micropython interpreter instead of CPython 
  •  using PyBind11 to statically bind to Godot C++ API 
  •  and using CFFI and rely on a 3rd party C API 
You can see the author's speech at the meeting EuroPython 2017:

marți, 11 iulie 2017

The emulator: ZXSpi.

Old games from youth can be retrieved to remind us how we waste our time. With a not very exceptional graphics but fun and fun you can reinvigorate them with the help of the emulators.
Today I will show you two emulators for you.
The emulator named ZXSpi is a Sinclair BASIC interpreter but is now a full emulator with decent accuracy and a good amount of features.
Come also with a debugger and you can try to deal with old programming. I tested the TeenageMutantHeroTurtles the 128K version from here.
To select the 128K just go to Menu - Configuration (F8) and select 128K.
If the game is too fast select 48k+ ( works for me very well). Then use File - Load File (F2) and select the TURTLES.TAP.
The game will be start, press the key 3 and use the protection code to run the game.
See the protection codes into next table:
Protection codes:

   -A-- -B-- -C-- -D-- -E-- -F-- -G-- -H-- -I-- -J-- -K-- -L-- -M-- -N-- -O-- -P--

01-0170 1109 9770 0533 0138 1221 0610 0049 0152 0076 9254 0531 9225 8836 9282 8855

02-8272 1192 8788 1066 0661 8266 0165 0082 1065 0532 0010 9349 9794 0545 1168 1736

03-9828 0690 0217 8428 0118 9275 8733 9230 8839 1091 8865 1104 9895 8788 0170 1237

04-6810 0053 0154 1101 0550 0019 0137 9284 9782 9745 8840 1220 8930 1137 9912 1628

05-9902 1751 9963 8949 0250 8445 1150 0575 1055 9871 0583 0163 1233 0616 9268 9882

06-0589 8358 1235 0617 8244 9370 9805 8742 1171 1797 8804 9394 9945 8812 1206 8923

07-8301 9398 8795 1069 8854 8267 0165 8274 8233 0020 1034 8709 9218 0641 1088 1596

08-9808 0680 0212 1258 0629 9274 0659 0078 1191 0595 9257 0660 9290 8869 9298 1705

09-1620 1706 9941 9962 0757 1274 1789 0638 0191 0223 9327 0567 0027 1165 0582 9251

10-0657 9288 8868 9298 1705 8788 1194 9941 8810 0181 1242 1645 0566 0155 0205 9318 

11-9779 0537 8332 8390 9315 8753 8216 8332 8262 1059 8721 8200 9348 8770 1057 8848

12-1096 9892 1618 0681 8404 0234 9333 8762 0029 1166 1607 0547 9361 0712 9316 8882 

13-0089 8364 1110 9771 8725 9354 8901 1122 1713 1624 0684 9430 0747 9333 8890 9309

14-1710 1623 1707 9941 0746 9461 1786 0637 1214 0735 0111 9399 0603 0045 1174 9803

15-0549 9362 8905 0100 1202 8793 9260 0662 8267 8357 9298 8745 1044 1674 8773 9378

16-0721 1128 1716 9818 0685 9430 1771 0629 8378 9437 0622 1079 1691 9805 0678 9427

17-1769 9844 8890 9437 8942 1143 1723 8797 0174 9431 1643 9781 1690 9933 1766 0755

18-1273 9980 9854 9919 8927 8431 1271 1659 1597 0670 9423 0743 9331 1721 0604 8366

19-9431 9835 8757 1178 8909 1126 0691 1113 9900 9814 9899 8917 8426 8437 1146 1597

20-1566 0655 0199 9443 0625 0056 8348 9294 0551 8211 8329 0068 8226 8209 9224 1540

21-8706 1153 9920 1632 9904 1752 0748 1270 0763 9341 9918 9823 1711 8919 1259 0757

22-1146 9917 0606 0175 1239 9835 0565 0154 8397 0102 0051 1049 9740 9734 9859 8897

23-8416 8432 8312 1084 1566 1551 9863 9923 0737 1264 8952 9340 0702 1119 8879 9303

24-0683 1109 1706 9813 0682 0213 1258 0629 0058 0157 0078 0039 0019 9225 0516 9218

25-8833 9280 1696 8784 1192 0724 1130 0693 9306 0685 0086 1195 0597 9258 9877 0586

26-1189 1746 0617 0180 0218 9525 9782 0539 1165 8902 9315 0689 8280 8364 9302 1579

27-8725 8330 9413 1634 1585 1688 0716 9446 0755 9337 8892 9310 8879 8279 8363 1109

28-1578 8725 0138 0197 1122 0561 0024 0140 9286 0547 9233 8840 9284 8866 1105 8872

29-1108 9895 1621 9898 1749 0746 1269 0762 0125 0190 0095 0047 9239 0523 0005 1154

30-9793 0544 0144 8392 0100 0050 1049 9740 0518 9347 8897 9312 8880 8280 1196 1622

31-1579 9977 9930 9957 1778 1785 1788 0766 9471 9983 9855 1727 1759 1775 0759 0251

32-0253 0126 9279 0543 9231 1671 0679 1185 0720 9320 9908 0602 1197 8918 0107 0181

33-8282 9261 0534 1035 1659 9794 9889 0720 1256 8948 0122 0189 8286 0047 0023 8203

34-0005 0002 8193 0000 0000 8192 0000 0000 1024 0512 0000 0128 0064 0032 0016 0008

35-0004 0002 0001 9216 0512 9216 1664 0576 1184 0720 0104 0180 0090 0045 9238 0523

36-0005 8322 9281 0544 1040 8840 0068 0162 1105 9768 0532 9354 1733 9826 1713 0728

37-1260 9974 0635 9405 8926 9327 1719 8795 1197 0726 8299 0181 9306 8749 0022 1163

38-1605 9762 9873 0712 1252 8948 0121 9404 1630 9775 8855 9419 1765 1650 8889 0220

39-0238 8311 9275 9767 1550 8839 1219 9953 1648 9912 8924 0238 1271 8827 9277 0670

40-8271 1191 9811 1577 0660 8394 9445 9842 1593 1692 1742 9959 9971 9977 1788 8958

This is one screenshot with the game:

I tested this emulator with Intel Graphics 4600 video card.

sâmbătă, 8 iulie 2017

The ShaderPlay Studios company.

About this company we can find out more on the official website:

ShaderPlay Studios is a software development company operating out of Playa Vista, California and founded on January of 2014 by Scott Bean, a veteran graphics engineer with 20 years of experience in the 3D software and gaming industry. The primary focus of ShaderPlay Studios is to give artists and engineers the tools they need to streamline their pipelines, iterate faster and ultimately create more meaningful digital content.
This development company come with tree software:

  • NodeFlex is a very powerful, programmable node-based data generator designed to greatly simplify any tedious, redundant and error-prone data authoring tasks.
  • ShaderFlex is a new breed of stand-alone code-based HLSL shader editors developed to take full advantage of DirectX 11/12.
  • RenderFlex is a real-time viewer for ShaderFlex users to distribute and showcase their shader creations without giving away any of their proprietary source code or assets.
You can see more videos on the youtube official channel:

vineri, 7 iulie 2017

News: New Unity 2017 beta version release.

This new release is beta 2017.2.0b2 version release from Unity development team.
Is full with new features like:

  • learn feature into started application;
  • introducing Unity Package Manager;
  • Services: Performance Reporting Service with support for native crashes on Android;
  • Timeline support for Avatar Masks on Animation Tracks;
  • Video with pixel aspect ratio support for non-square pixel;
  • WebGL come with  linear rendering to WebGL 2.0;
  • OSX: support for Retina in macOS standalone builds;
  • 2D: with Tilemap;
  • Editor: fix scripts editor, script compilation times and  splitting your project's scripts;
  • Graphics: Implemented Display-P3 color gamut support  for iOS and macOS;
  • VR: Updated Oculus to version 1.14;

...and more
 You can read one full page of changes and features from new Unity - here.

miercuri, 5 iulie 2017

The Jocly platform for games.

This web platform for game named Jocly can be found here.
The name is similar with another game platform - Jolt.
The most games are classic board games known by gamers.
All games come into large collection of abstract strategy games, 2D and 3D user interface, artificial intelligence to play against.
You can also deal with Jocly library and set of tools to integrate boards games into Web environments.
Users can play against the computer or other jocly users - includes chat and video chat.
You can use jocly on your own sites by using jquery.jocly plugin.
So the games can be integrated into any web page with minimum effort.
See the next video from official youtube channel of Jocly :

marți, 4 iulie 2017

A-Frame web framework for Virtual Reality.

As originators of WebVR, the Mozilla VR team developed A-Frame as a web framework for building virtual reality (VR) experiences.
The core of framework provides an declarative, extensible, and composable structure to three.js.
You can find some example with this framework here.
The blog of the development team and users come with useful articles.
A-Frame supports most VR headsets:
  • Vive
  • Rift
  • Daydream
  • GearVR
  • Cardboard
  • ... and can even be used for augmented reality
The framework come with aframe inspector the online tool for visual tool for inspecting and tweaking scenes.
The Sonar Systems youtube channel come with some video tutorials about A-Frame VR framework:

duminică, 2 iulie 2017

The Visual Components software.

Is a complex software application with many tools for engineers  and not just for them.
The team development tells us:
There are four main applications for the Visual Components software: an engineering tool, a sales tool, a robot programming tool and a platform for building your own simulation solution.
The parts of this project come with this issues:
  • Layout Configuration 
  • CAD Compatibility 
  • Project Ready Deliverables 
  • Simple Robotics 
  • Component Modeling 
  • Advanced Robotics 
With Python API, which is available in all Visual Components 4.0 products we have a good platform for teaching, automating and post-processing robot programs.
For training , courses are collections of lessons you need to visit this link.
See the video from official youtube channel:
You can download this application from here.

sâmbătă, 17 iunie 2017

The Game Jolt platform for games.

Discover the largest community for indie games and the people who make and play them.
The Game Jolt (GJ) is a hosting service for freeware and commercial video games - most Indie games.
Started in 2002 the goal of Game Jolt has always been to grow indie gaming.
You need to sign in into gamejolt.com.
Then gain experience and level up to achieve trophies and get onto scoreboards!
If you are you a developer then you can add your free or commercial game to the site.

joi, 15 iunie 2017

The new Krita 4.0.0 pre-alpha.

The Krita team comes with unique ways for pre-alpha versions.
The new Krita 4.0.0 is under development , but you can test it.
You can test the krita-4.0.0-prealpha.1-x64 version from official website and read the full article of this pre-alpha version.
This is the only demo video found on the web with version 4.0.0 created by eugening .

sâmbătă, 10 iunie 2017

Principle - the design tool for iOS.

This application is a Macintosh-based UX prototyping tool designed to design animated and interactive user interfaces.
You can choose a device preset or enter a custom Art board size to design for your favorite platform and then with few moves make your interactions and animations design.
You can find many video tutorials on youtube.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Let's see one example from Principle Repo youtube channel:

marți, 6 iunie 2017

Causality - another game for all operating systems.

Causality is a puzzle game about manipulating time, changing the sequence of events and altering the outcome of each level.
You need to help a group of stranded astronauts find a route to safety.
It is logical and not very hard. Can be found  here for Windows, Mac OS X SteamOS and Linux (Ubuntu 12.04+, SteamOS).
With a simple and beautiful graphics it can be played on smaller screen phones.
If you want the Android version then try this link.

duminică, 4 iunie 2017

3D LUT tool for color correction and to create artistic effects.

This tool named 3D LUT Creator let you to make color correction and to create artistic effects.
They tell us:

... is the latest program with unique tools for professional color grading of digital images and video and creating 3DLUT-files that can be imported into many programs such as Adobe Photoshop, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Premiere Pro, DaVinci Resolve, FinalCut Pro.

See the official website for this tool.

The next video is about: What is the LUT?
See also, the Oleg Sharonov youtube channel - the developer of 3D LUT.

vineri, 26 mai 2017

Use fast Equation Editor online.

If you need a fast equation editor for your formula then use this link.
You can set colors and use most of math functions using LaTeX style.
The result can be downloaded like gif image.

miercuri, 24 mai 2017

Testing Mapbox with Unity using unitypackage .

This unitypackage let you to use some maps features like:
Maps and location data optimized for Unity. Written from the ground up in C#, the Mapbox Unity SDK unlocks global data to generate custom 3D worlds, power location lookup, and incorporate traffic-based directions in your next Unity project.
You can download this unitypackage from mapbox.com.
Let's test with Unity ( version 5.6.0f3 Personal ) .
First you need to download it and then you need to import it into your project.
Import package in Unity from the Unity editor menu: Assets - Import package - Custom Package or use double-click on downloaded mapbox-unity-sdk_v0.5.1-beta.unitypackage.
Take an API token is required to access Mapbox services.
Use your token from here into Unity project.
Use click Mapbox - Configure Access from the Unity Editor menu and then paste your token into the Token field. Assuming your token is valid.
This SDK is pretty and complex, but you can find examples with the installation of this packet and so try and modify it until you get used to it.
Here's a screenshot of a few minutes of testing and testing with this SDK.

sâmbătă, 13 mai 2017

The Shdr online tool for GLSL (ESSL) .

The Shdr is an online GLSL (ESSL) shader editor, viewer and validator.
This tool is written in CoffeeScript and WebGL.
The GLSL editor supports many advanced features like syntax highlighting, history, line count and highlighting, error display and bracket matching to name a few.
You can test this tool at shdr online tool.
Using the top menu you can use local storage, raw code download and sharing, switching between vertex and fragment shader editing, insertion of snippets, change the 3D objects.

luni, 8 mai 2017

Your PC’s performance with Razer Cortex.

If you have a Razor device then you can test this soft and get US $10 off to enjoy at RazerStore website.
Razer Cortex brings enhanced gaming performance, recording and streaming gameplay, and the ability to find the best gaming deals to a single screen with all your games just a click away.
This soft improves your PC’s performance by managing and killing processes and apps you don’t need while gaming.
Use this link to download.

joi, 20 aprilie 2017

Naev - Sea of Darkness the game.

This game is running with Windows, Mac OS X, Linux 32-bit, Linux 64-bit.
Naev is a 2D space trading and combat game, taking inspiration from the Escape Velocity series, among others. You pilot a space ship from a top-down perspective, and are more or less free to do what you want. As the genre name implies, you're able to trade and engage in combat at will. Beyond that, there's an ever-growing number of storyline missions, equipment, and ships; Even the galaxy itself grows larger with each release. For the literarily-inclined, there are large amounts of lore accompanying everything from planets to equipment. 
Downloads for many operating systems can be found at the downloads page

vineri, 14 aprilie 2017

The 3D tool for home designer.

The RoomSketcher Home Designer is a powerful and incredibly easy to use floor plan and home design tool.
You can create your floor plan and draw your walls.
Then add windows and doors, furnish and decorate.
Also you can visualize in 3D and take snapshots of your work.
Visualize in 3D using snapshots, What you can get from this website:
  • Create your plan
  • Live 3D
  • Awesome presentations

marți, 28 martie 2017

Valkyrie - one year.

Valkyrie marks its first birthday today.
Let's see this video about the voice of this game Katee Sackhoff 

EVE: Valkyrie is a multiplayer dogfighting shooter game set in the EVE Online universe[3] that is designed to use virtual reality headset technology. Originally launched for Microsoft Windows for use with the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset,[4][5] CCP Games has announced they plan to enable cross-platform play between the three major VR systems: the Oculus Rift, the HTC Vive, and the PlayStation VR.[6] - source: wikipedia.org

In Norse mythology, a valkyrie (from Old Norse valkyrja "chooser of the slain") is one of a host of female figures who choose those who may die in battle and those who may live. Selecting among half of those who die in battle (the other half go to the goddess Freyja's afterlife field Fólkvangr), the valkyries bring their chosen to the afterlife hall of the slain, Valhalla, ruled over by the god Odin. - source: wikipedia.org

duminică, 26 martie 2017

The wonderful Goo Create game engine.

The Goo Create game engine lets you make HTML5/WebGL games and VR experiences quickly and easily.
This game engine is very simple to use and come with online tools and output is wonderful.

The Goo Create Pricing :

Free $0 Forever
Hobby $9 Per User/Month
Pro $49 Per User/Month
Enterprise Custom:
  • Unlimited licensed users
  • One invoice for everything
  • Hands-on help with projects
  • Analytics 
  • and much more...
You can try mane example and demo, this is one example:

marți, 21 februarie 2017

Bucharest - virtual museum of "Grigore Antipa".

Yes. I live in Bucharest city and many other cities of Romania: Falticeni, Brasov, Ploiesti, Constanta.
I also visited: Suceava, Buzau, Cluj, Iasi, Turda, Busteni, Predeal, Rasnov, citys from Romanian seaside ...
I like to see places of recreation, culture and civilization in which mankind people better even in the past of time.
The topic for today is the museum Grigore Antipa who pulled a great virtual website.

miercuri, 25 ianuarie 2017

News: Inkscape version 0.92 .

About the inkscape development team software tells us:

What is Inkscape?

Inkscape is professional quality vector graphics software which runs on Windows, Mac OS X and GNU/Linux. It is used by design professionals and hobbyists worldwide, for creating a wide variety of graphics such as illustrations, icons, logos, diagrams, maps and web graphics. Inkscape uses the W3C open standard SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) as its native format, and is free and open-source software.
Inkscape has sophisticated drawing tools with capabilities comparable to Adobe Illustrator, CorelDRAW and Xara Xtreme. It can import and export various file formats, including SVG, AI, EPS, PDF, PS and PNG. It has a comprehensive feature set, a simple interface, multi-lingual support and is designed to be extensible; users can customize Inkscape's functionality with add-ons.
The Inkscape project has a growing international user community, and many learning materials exist to help get you started with your creations. Help and support is provided by the community, and there are lots of ways for you to get involved if you want to help improve the Inkscape project.
Inkscape is a member of the Software Freedom Conservancy, a US 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Contributions to Inkscape are tax deductible in the United States.

This new released was released at  2017-01-01 with this new features:
  • Mesh Gradients are now supported.
  • Many SVG2 and CSS3 properties are now supported (e.g. paint-order, mix-blend-mode). Not all are available from the GUI.
  • The new Object dialog allows to select, label, hide and lock any object in the drawing from a dialog that lists them all
  • Selection sets make it possible to 'group' objects together regardless of document structure
  • Guides can now be locked to avoid accidental movement
  • Several new path effects have been added, among them Envelope/Perspective, Lattice Deformation, Mirror and Rotate Copies
  • There are several new extensions (e.g. a seamless pattern extension) and a new filter (colorblindness simulation) included in the release, many old extensions have been updated or got new features
  • Spray tool and measure tool received a set of nifty new features
  • Interactive smoothing for lines created with the Pencil tool
  • BSplines (and more) are available for the Pen tool
  • Checkerboard background can be used to more easily see object transparencies

vineri, 20 ianuarie 2017

News: Clara.io 3D and High Fidelity.

The High Fidelity is a free social VR platform open to Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and desktop users.
You can access Clara.io's model library in High Fidelity, you must first download the free program from their website. 
You can use  the Clara.io 3D model library with the High Fidelity Marketplace.

miercuri, 18 ianuarie 2017

Linux Graphics Debugger - version 2.0.

This article come with this new release about the new tool from NVIDIA named Linux Graphics Debugger. The development team tells us:

Linux Graphics Debugger is a 3D graphics development tool that allows developers to debug and profile OpenGL 4.x on Linux. It enables professional graphics developers to get the most out of their NVIDIA GeForce and Quadro GPUs on a variety of Linux distributions. This tool supports desktop class GPUs and inherits from the many man-years of investment in OpenGL development tools from the Tegra Graphics Debugger and NVIDIA® Nsight™ Visual Studio Edition.

System Requirements

Minimum supported Operating Systems for Linux Graphics Debugger:
  • Ubuntu v12.04, v14.04, v16.04
  • Redhat v6.5
  • Centos v6.6
Supported Graphics APIs:
  • OpenGL v4.2 - v4.5 core with over 100 extensions
Display Driver:
  • Version 2.0 requires Linux driver version 370.23 or newer

luni, 16 ianuarie 2017

The online 3D tool - Clara

This website come with a great online tool for development and 3D artists.
The website tells us about the features and tools we can use:
Powerful Modeling Tools
Sub-object editing. A ton of mesh tools.
Subdivision surfaces.
UV editing. Optimized performance.
VRay Cloud Rendering.
Huge photorealistic material library.
Easy advanced materials.
Flexible lighting setups.
Blazing speed.
Import/Export Anything
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For me: I liked the exporter to JSON file.

News: Fast compression for 3D graphics - Draco.

Draco is a library for compressing and decompressing 3D geometric meshes and point clouds.
With this faster using Draco’s JavaScript decoder it is intended to improve the storage and transmission of 3D graphics.
You can found the source code at github. See how fast is it:

duminică, 1 ianuarie 2017

News: Godot's new renderer and JAM Game.

If you remember Godot - game engine, then we have new and exciting news on the official blog.
The open-source game engine Godot has been working to improve its 3D renderer.
The new todo for January 2017 come with this tasks:
  • Implement Particle Shaders, with support for: Sorting, Collision and Soft Particles.
  • Improve Culling: Portals (rewrite as polygon-based) and Rooms.
  • Add Clustered lighting (before this all is forward).
  • Add Layered/Stencil rendering
  • Implement Decals.
 As you can see any changes are great into area of game engines and game programming.
The last released of Godot Engine 2.1.1-stable (2016/11/17) is also available on Steam and come from:
Linux 64-bit and 32-bit , Linux Server 64-bit , OS X (32-bit and 64-bit), Windows 64-bit and 32-bit. The Godot development is open and has many demos projects and tools to make a good game.

NOTE: The Godot Engine team are organizing a new Godot Community Game Jam that will run from 16 December 2016 to 31 January 2017.