vineri, 21 martie 2014
New features include initial support for volumetrics in Cycles, and faster rendering of hair and textures. The motion tracker now supports weighted tracks and has improved planar tracking. For mesh modeling there are new Laplacian deform and wireframe modifiers, along with more control in the bevel tool. The game engine now supports object levels of detail.
The first results from the new user interface project are also in this release, with dozens of changes to make the interface more consistent and powerful. This is also the first release of the multithreaded dependency graph, which makes modifier and constraint evaluation faster in scenes with multiple objects.
CPU rendering performance was improved, particularly for hair, textures and Open Shading Language.
The bevel tool now offers more control over the bevel profile and results, and the knife tool was improved as well.
A new view navigation walk mode has been added, which has a control scheme as typically found in first person shooter games. This can be useful for game developers to navigate levels as if in a game.
Download link: http://www.blender.org/download/
luni, 17 martie 2014
The MakeHuman team is pleased to announce the release of MakeHuman 1.0.0, a free, open source tool for creating 3D virtual avatars, game characters or biologically realistic humans. Users can build 3D characters by simply dragging sliders to modify features (E.g. age, gender, weight, height, muscles, etc.). MakeHuman also provides libraries which allow you to automatically fit hairstyles and clothes to the character. The software aims to be user friendly, intuitive and at the same time provide a professional output.
All the content created with MakeHuman is licensed under one of the most liberal licenses in the world, offering artists unprecedented freedom to use their MakeHuman creations in any way they can imagine (“No Rights Reserved” CC0 license).
Makehuman provides its own exchange format the mhx (MakeHuman eXchange) which allows for importing of a fully rigged model into blender with IK/FK and control bones allowing for easy animation.
Download link: http://www.makehuman.org/content/download_makehuman_100.html
sâmbătă, 15 martie 2014
Download.com giveaway - Cyberlink PhotoDirector 4Cyberlink PhotoDirector 4 comes packed with a complete set of photo editing tools, so you can manually adjust the color, saturation, white balance, and more, but you'll also find that there are Preset options, so you can easily choose a theme, set it and share it - just like many of the mobile photo editing apps. If you are into landscape photography, the HDR effect is a nice feature that helps you create dramatic-looking HDR scenario from a single photo.
- Go to this page
- Enter in your name, email address, and this code - PHD4CNET. This is very important - you must enter this code in.
- Once you enter in the code, your license keys for both Mac and Windows version will be provided to you. Not only do you get a key for your Windows machine, you can install one for your Mac too, or give it to a friend.
- Once you go through the installation process, you will need to enter in the license key. Otherwise, you will not be able to access this software, so make a note of these license keys. You should also receive an email with the info, but just to be safe, I would screenshot it or save it.
joi, 13 martie 2014
Aomei makes hard disk partitioning even easier by offering Partition Assistant Pro for free, exclusively for Download.com users.
Why partition your hard drive?Partitioning tells your computer to treat different portions of your hard disk as separate drives. This makes creating backups faster and easier, as most data backup tools target entire disks. Keep essential files (like the OS) on one partition and back them up regularly while saving dispensable files on another. Create a separate boot partition and load it with diagnostic tools in case your main operating system fails. This can save you the scramble of finding a USB or CD to troubleshoot issues. Older brand-name computers come with recovery images saved in hidden partitions that may be outdated. Update them with your own image to get going faster in case of a meltdown. Lastly, if you're thinking of experimenting with other OSs (like Linux or SteamOS), you can section off portions of your drive without having to back up and format.
Aomei Partition Assistant ProOne of the most highly rated tools among our editors and users, Aomei Partition Assistant Standard Edition is our go-to free disk-managing utility to resize/move, migrate OS, create, delete, format, align partition, and convert between file systems (NTFS to FAT32). Partition Assistant Pro gives you all the same tools as Partition Assistant Standard, plus additional functions such as converting between MBR and GPT, converting dynamic disk to basic, and dynamic disk/volume management.
- Windows to Go Creator installs Windows 8 to a removable Flash drive
- Convert System disk between MBR and GPT styles
- Migrate System to SSD, and support MBR and GPT disk
- Create Windows PE bootable media without having to install AIK/WAIK
- Completely support hard disk with 4096 bytes sector size
- Fully compatible with Windows 8.1
How to get itYou can get Partition Assistant Pro for free (regularly $36) just by visiting this link between March 12, 2014, and March 19, 2014.
Alternatively, you can download the installer and activate with the license code AOPR-L79S3-VJVU6-9WX1H
marți, 11 martie 2014
Collage away! Pick from 60 different templates or customize one, and choose from 16 backgrounds. Upload up to 30 photos to mix and match. Finish off your masterpiece with the border color or pattern that catches your eye.
Fotor's state-of-the-art photo processing engine makes it easy to process high quality photos quickly. Adjust exposure, brightness, contrast, white balance, and saturation, sharpen/blur, vignette, highlights & shadows. "Scenes" offers 13 enhance options preconfigured for various photo capture conditions.
Effects & Borders stretches your creativity further with Fotor's huge palette of effects and borders.
Batch Processing lets you make short work of large numbers of photos. Apply effects and frames with just one click, instead of having to do it to each photo!
What's new in this version:Download link: http://download.cnet.com/Fotor/3000-2192_4-75901678.html
- Powerful Batch Processing - Save your time to quickly edit multiple photos
- New Useful Functions - Highlights, shadow and curves adjustments
- More Better Choices - More filters, special effects, borders, patterns and freestyle collage backgrounds
- Improved Features - Added EXIF information when sharing photo to Flickr
- Better User Interface - Fotor Photo Editor is more fun and much easier to use
More details: http://www.fotor.com/
joi, 6 martie 2014
Krita on Windows
miercuri, 5 martie 2014
It retains the original text, images, format and layout of PDF documents in various output files as much as possible. Also, PDF to X supports converting the password-protected PDF files and specifying page range to convert (for DOC, RTF, JPG, GIF, PNG, BMP, TIF, PCX, TGA files), and supports converting the PDF files that have some restrictions, such as Content Copying, Saving as Text, Page Extraction, Printing are not allowed (for HTML and TXT files).
Download link available for today: http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/pdf-to-x-4-0/
- UniPDF - PDF to Word Converter (doc/rtf), images (JPG/PNG/BMP/TIF/GIF/PCX/TGA), HTML, or plain text files (txt) in batch mode, with all document texts, layouts, images and formatting ideally preserved.
marți, 4 martie 2014
- One-click color correction;
- Solve all common exposure problems;
- Efficient photo editing tools to remove red eyes, blemishes, unwanted distractions and other imperfections;
- Fast Detail improvement with sharpening and noise reduction tools;
- Pro-Quality Color Enhancement, stylize your photos;
- Creative regional editing;
- Convenient image browsing;
- Rawtherapie - photomanager (alternative for Lightroom) | OS - Windows, Linux, MacOS
detailed post: RawTherapee-4.0.12
- Zoner Free - photomanager (free limited edition) | OS - Windows
- Picasa (Google) - | OS - Windows, MacOS
- Ashampoo Photo Commander Free (free limited edition) | OS - Windows
- Fotor - photomanager and editor | OS - all