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Seeking for maintainers for the Mac and Linux version

We have currently unfortunately nobody who could compile the binary versions for Mac an Linux. So when you have the time and the knowledge, every help is welcome Smile

It's not all lost when you use Mac or Linux though. You can still compile it by yourself. The source code can be found at Github:

The tutorials from Blender works the same for Bforartists, And it is not this complicated. The complicated part is to compile the Linux version with static libraries so that it becomes portable. But when you compile it for yourself then you use dynamic libraries, which should work trouble free :

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Manual updated to Bforartists 0.9.6

The manual is now also up to date. The changes for Bforartists 0.9.6 are added and the content is updated. New is the chapter 3.1.2 - 3D View by tools - Header.pdf. It explains all the menus and its tools from the header area. This means that the Bforartists manual for the 3D view editor is now complete. Remains the other editors I-m so happy

In detail the changes are as follow:

Files added:

3.1.2 - 3D View by tools - Header.pdf

Files removed:


Files modified:

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Bforartists 0.9.6 released

It took a while. But now Bforartists 0.9.6 is here. The Windows versions are already up and running. You can find it in the downloads section. Mac and Linux versions will hopelfully follow soon.

The Bforartists 0.9.6 release brings the changes from Blender 2.79a. Which are around 200 fixed bugs. Bforartists adds around 260 resolved tasks on top of it.

The biggest change is that it brings around 450 new Icons. Now nearly every menu item has icons. It brings also updates to the addons. We have removed quite a few double menu entries again. And quite a few properties have moved from the header menus into tool shelf and properties sidebars.

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New download category Developer Build

We usually release a new version when we either have something big finished, or when a new Blender version is ready. But the waiting for the long announced Blender version 2.79a lasts already ways too long. It was once announced for the beginning of december. Then christmas. And the latest date, wednesday, passed also by without a release.

Well, it doesn't make sense to release a new Bforartists version when Blender 2.79a is nearly finished. And so we decided to establish a permanent developer build. To give you as the user a way to have a look at what will come with the next official Bforartists release. To play around with the newest changes. And to have an up to date version for bug hunting and feedback.

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New Video tutorials - UV Mapping Methods

I have started a video tutorial series around UV mapping. The first part is 11 short videos long, and explains the different mapping methods. It also includes a short video that explains how to add a checker texture when you map with Cycles renderer.

The tutorial series can be found here:

Or directly in the Youtube Playlist:

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New Video Tutorial - Loop Selection in Edit Mode

We have a new video tutorial. The Loop Selection in Edit Mode tutorial explains the loop selection methods at a mesh object in Edit mode.

It can be found in the Wiki in the tutorials section in the Modeling sub section. Or directly here:

Have fun with it Smile

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New manual chapter - 3.1.2 - 3D View by tools - Properties Sidebar.pdf

We have a new manual chapter. 3.1.2 - 3D View by tools - Properties Sidebar.pdf explains the tools in the properties sidebar of the 3D view. The full version is also updated.

It can be found in /Support/Wiki in the Manual section.

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Bforartists goes Facebook

Draise was so kind to create a facebook page for Bforartists. Many thanks Draise. And happy liking and sharing Smile

You can find it here:

You will also notice that our page gots a few facelifts here and there. Many thanks goes to Davis here Smile

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Mac Binary of Bforartists 0.9.5 available

The Mac Binary for Bforartists 0.9.5 is now also available. It can be found in the downloads section.

Many thanks Marcel Smile

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Python API Reference removed

We spread too thin to maintain a own Pyhton api reference page too. It was already outdated for a pretty while, and never updated while it was online. And so we have finally removed it again.

Bforartists uses the same API than Blender. So you can savely use the Blender API reference instead.



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