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Downtime because of https ssl certificate trouble

We had some trouble with the automatic ssl certificate renewing for our https connection. It's just valid for three months. Then you have to renew the certificate manually or automatically. Which as told failed. As a result the usual browsers, like Firefox and Chrome, has thrown an fat warning that the page is not secure anymore. And so the page was not to reach anymore. Nobody clicks at the add exception button when ff or chrome says the page is evil.

In fact the page was and is as secure as ever. It's the browser manufacturers that is the problem here. They block secure https pages without a valid third hand ssl certificate, like page owners that run out of a certificate duration for one day would be mafia killers then. Guess who is the mafia here.

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Updated Manual chapter - 3.1.1 - 3D View by tools - Tool Shelf.pdf

I had forgotten a few chapters in the new manual part 3.1.1 - 3D View by tools - Tool Shelf. Which i have added now.

The "few" forgotten chapters, everything else besides Object Mode and Edit Mode,  turned out to be over 100 new pages with a ton of new shots. So no wonder that it took a while to finish it. The chapter has grown from 130 to 230 pages now.

The Bforartists manual is located here:

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New Tutorial Videos in the Quickstart series

I have created three new Youtube videos for the Quickstart series. Quickstart Camera, Quickstart Lights and Quickstart Render Settings Cycles.

They can be found in the tutorials section in the Wiki,
in the Quickstart section of the Manual

Or directly in the Bforartists Youtube channel, in the Quickstart playlist.

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New Manual chapter - 3.1.1 - 3D View by tools - Tool Shelf.pdf

We have a new manual chapter. 3.1.1 - 3D View by tools - Tool Shelf.pdf

This chapter is the first big part of the manual rewrite. It brings more structure into the manual. Now you can search by tool for the Tool Shelf tools. It also adds quite a few things that are simply missing in the Blender manual. The descriptions of the Last Operator. Or how some tools works. And even the description of some tools at all. The Blender manual is incomplete. It misses Make Vertex Parent for example.

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Linux build of Bforartists 0.9.2 available

Fjuhec was so nice to build a Linux  Binary of Bforartists 0.9.2. So we have now also a Linux Build available too. It can be found in the Download section.

Many thanks Francesc Smile

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Google+ Bforartists Community created

I am normally no big friend of social medias. From a developer point of view it is a time eater. I prefer to spend my time with writing code or a tutorial instead. But on the other hand, we need the contact to the users, to you. And so we need social media.

I personally heavily dislike Facebook. And so i have chosen Google+ instead. The account can be found here :

I am still a bit lost with the account settings. So when you have an idea how to improve the Bforartists Community at Google+, then you are very welcome Smile

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Manual updated to Bforartists 0.9.2

The manual is now udpated to Bforartists 0.9.2.

Affected are the chapters 2.1 Bforartists Standard Keymap, 3.1 Editors - 3D View, 3.3 Editors - UV-Image Editor, 3.12 Editors - Python Console, 3.14 Editors - Toolbar Editor and 20 Bforartists History. The bundled file that contains all the manual parts in editable *odt files is also udpated.

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Mac Binary of Bforartists 0.9.2 available

Andre Lauzon was so nice to build a Mac Binary of Bforartists 0.9.2. So we have now also a Mac Build available. It can be found in the Download section.

Many thanks Andre Smile

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Bforartists 0.9.2 released

Bforartists Version 0.9.2 is around cleaning up the menus and connecting some loose ends. It adds some more tools to the toolbar editor. We have over 50 new icons. Again quite a few double menu entries were catched and removed. Some more tools made it into the tool shelf. The Toolbar type View is gone, and replaced by the Toolbar Type Mesh Edit. It also brings a few important fixes. The Mac build now compiles. The Player and quite a few other missing things is now onboard too.

And we have again some vital changes at the keymap to remove some conflicts and inconsistencies. Most important one is that Move and Rotate in the Viewport is now switched to be consistent with the rest of the editors. Now the Middle Mouse button pans the view like in the Image Editor. And Right Mouse rotates the view.

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Bforartists now also compiles at Mac

We received a patch from Steve Streeting that fixes some flaws in the building process of the Mac version. And so Bforartists should compile fine now against Xcode 8.2.1.

Many Thanks Steve Smile


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