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Usually i am not involved into politics. But there are times where even i have to. The European Parliament is going to release new copyright laws that might be the end of the Bforartists forums and the webpage at all. 

The most important arricle in this new law, "Article 13" dictates that websites need to ensure that any uploaded content is free of copyright. This is technically simply not possible. Even not with so called upload filters. They would just be the icing at it, throwing out all smaller pages of the internet that cannot afford such a technical requirement. This new law will most probably lead to a big censorship. It is the reversal of the principle of the presumption of innocence. Now you are guilty until such a filter decides that you are not.

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New Bforartists 2 Manual chapter - 35 Editors - Outliner.pdf

Next little chapter of the Bforartists 2 is finished. 35 Editors - Outliner.pdf

You can find the new chapter in the wiki, in the Bforartists 2 Manual page.

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New Bforartists 2 Manual chapter - 6 Topbar

Development is not only writing code. But also documentation. A minimum as time consuming chapter as the development itself. The old Bforartists 1 manual is not really fitting anymore, too much changes with Bforartists 2. And i was never really happy with the old manual anyways. It was too much based at the former Blender structure and content, and carried too much bad attitudes from it. And so we write the Bforartists 2 manual from ground up new, chapter by chapter.

Today we have added a new chapter to the Bforartists 2 manual. Chapter 6  Topbar. It documents the Topbar, the header area, with its menus and tabs. More will follow.

You can find the new chapter in the wiki, in the Bforartists 2 Manual page.

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Bforartists 2 Alpha 0.2.0 released

Hello everybody,

We have the next version of Bforartists 2 ready. Bforartists 2 Alpha 0.2.0

The binary downloads can as usual also be found in the download section of the official webpage.
The sourcecode can be found at Github.
And the release note is here:

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Bforartists 2 Alpha 0.1.0 released

Hey there, 

It's been a while since our last release. But now we are back at the track. Here comes the first alpha release for Bforartists 2. This Bforartists 2 alpha 0.1.0 release is the first release in the Bforartists 2 development cycle. Many thanks to the team.

The binary downloads can as usual also be found in the download section of the official webpage. Note that there will be no 32 Bit Windows version anymore.
The sourcecode can be found at Github.

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Bforartists 2 manifest

The Beta of Blender 2.8 is close. And i am already back at work and at preparing everything for the new development cycle as you may have noticed. Time to define the development goals for Bforartists 2.

Bforartists 1 was once started to fix the UI issues in the Blender 2.5x series within the given bounds. And we have been very successful with what we did. Bforartists is much more user friendly and accessible than Blender. And we have lots of happy users already. Thanks for your support !

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Old development versions removed from the download page

While preparing everything for the development of Bforartists 2 i have cleaned up our server a bit. And deleted the old development versions of Bforartists 1 at the download page. They were just available for historical reasons. And it makes simply no sense to keep them online anymore. Bforartists 1 is in fact the old version now.

When you are in need of an old development version of Bforartists 1, then you have to compile it by yourself. The sourcecode can be found at Github.

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Rewritten Manual chapter 3.5 Editors - Movie Clip Editor.pdf

We have a new rewritten chapter for the Bforartists 1 manual. 3.5 Editors - Movie Clip Editor.pdf

Yes i know, i said the chapter Bforartists Manual 1 is closed. And that i work at the Bforartists 2 manual now. But this intermediate step here is simply too big. It would have been a shame to dismiss it. And so i have added this chapter to the Bforartists manual 1 now.

This manual part has grown now to 91 pages. It was around 30 or so before the rewrite. And i have removed lots of unnecessary and not belonging parts of the initial Blender manual. A general tutorial what Motion Tracking is, or so called best practice tips does simply not belong into a reference manual.

The manual is here:

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Closing the Bforartists Google + page

Google has announced that they will shut down Google + for private persons after a data leak in spring this year. Not immediately. The closing process is announced to go across the next ten months.

This message about the leak never arrived at us users. As a consequence we have closed our Google+ page immediately. The Bforartists Google + page not longer exists.

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Bforartists 1.0.0 is now a github branch and archived

We have ended the official development at Bforartists 1 now. Well, there wasn't any changes for a pretty while. But Bforartists 1 is now an archived branch in the repository. And not longer the master. The name of this branch is bforartists_100_last.

This ends the Bforartists 1 line. All further code in the master is now to prepare and develop Bforartists 2.

The reason is that for Windows we are dependant at the precompiled Blender libs. And they have long removed the old Libs to compile it with VS 2013. Plus the libs for VS 2017, which worked at least until last week, are not compatible anymore with Bforartists 1 since of now. And so there is no way to compile Bforartists 1 anymore at Windows without to compile the libraries by yourself. A task for a life time ...

For users nothing changes. You can still download the binaries.


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