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  1. Autodesk unveils their new game engine.

    http://stingrayengine.com/

    In short, the node-based editing, state-of-the-art visuals, and ultra-tight interop with their 3D applications is more or less what the BGE wanted to become, but instead...
  2. One of the main points is the inconvenient fact...

    One of the main points is the inconvenient fact (for those who believe in 'punishing' companies by pirating their products) that piracy has been a major issue even before the days of DRM and user...
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    It's too bad we will have to wait a little longer...

    It's too bad we will have to wait a little longer for OpenSubDiv due to the current lack of UV support in version 3, but I guess there's good reason as a number of areas within the library have been...
  4. Multires drawing optimizations by Psy-Fi...

    Multires drawing optimizations by Psy-Fi
    http://lists.blender.org/pipermail/bf-blender-cvs/2015-August/079771.html

    It was apparently found that the code was using a lot more draw calls than it...
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    Two things here. 1). There's already a number...

    Two things here.

    1). There's already a number of rendering services that are available for Blender users, what makes yours stand out?
    2). Why Bitcoin (the choice currency for black market trading...
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    He has a surprisingly formal appearance with the...

    He has a surprisingly formal appearance with the hair being neatly combed.

    Having seen pretty much all but one episode of the show, I don't think he cared that much about professionalism.
  7. Stuff like this is exactly why such EULA's exist...

    Stuff like this is exactly why such EULA's exist today.

    Truth be told, there are large groups of people out there who don't believe in paying for software period, instead they just pirate...
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    You should be able to access it via the window...

    You should be able to access it via the window menu (in the far lower left corner of all created window spaces).
  9. Quite a generalization there. Today's generation...

    Quite a generalization there. Today's generation has a larger share of people who think they are entitled to get a large number of things, but there's still a good chunk who see the value of premium...
  10. They also did not have large-scale services (that...

    They also did not have large-scale services (that cost millions to run) for free either like Facebook and Twitter, and how many of them gave away so much as a few thousand copies of their product for...
  11. If you want to freeload when it comes to...

    If you want to freeload when it comes to software, you will get your software with the usual 'free' strings that come attached.

    I think Microsoft didn't even start the concept of upgrading you at...
  12. A couple points here. 1). If you use a...

    A couple points here.



    1). If you use a tablet or are making use of Facebook, corporations have access to your stuff already. It's simply become the rule nowadays and an OS like Win7 is now...
  13. And speaking of that, this is what you get when...

    And speaking of that, this is what you get when you become part of a generation that expects to receive everything for free. If companies can no longer make money from selling licenses (due to people...
  14. Have you seen this, there's reports of ads and...

    Have you seen this, there's reports of ads and 15-30 second commercials in a game that used to come free with Windows since 3.1....
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    It doesn't act as a sharpening tool, you can use...

    It doesn't act as a sharpening tool, you can use the filter node set to 'sharpen' in the compositor for that.
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    The very fact that Cycles is a pathtracer means...

    The very fact that Cycles is a pathtracer means that you can't readily drive the value of a shader with the value of the light hitting it (implementing such a thing would by no means be trivial...
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    In BI, the full sample option makes use of...

    In BI, the full sample option makes use of created .exr buffers to provide a fully anti-aliased result (even for bright pixels) after going through the compositing stage (it does this by compositing...
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    The results are astoundingly nice, if only we...

    The results are astoundingly nice, if only we could see this hardcoded into the existing boolean modifier with a parameter for the bevel width and an auto-created vertex color channel for material...
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    The lighting is quite nice and the atmosphere is...

    The lighting is quite nice and the atmosphere is good, but you can try to work out how to sharply reduce the amount of repeating detail on the Pyramids.

    Right now, it's very obvious that you...
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    The fur on the cat could be given a somewhat...

    The fur on the cat could be given a somewhat softer look, but the backlighting effect is beautiful.
  21. It could be because the SSS blurs the colors of...

    It could be because the SSS blurs the colors of the texture due to the scattering effect.

    Have you tried reducing the scale or is a scale of 1 needed?
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    It's not enabled though, Sergey is waiting on...

    It's not enabled though, Sergey is waiting on Pixar to do a bugfix release that resolves a couple of serious issues (which will be very soon).

    I'm thinking it will be enabled by default not long...
  23. It's fixed (it was actually an issue with...

    It's fixed (it was actually an issue with transmission paths, as I was starting to suspect).
    http://lists.blender.org/pipermail/bf-blender-cvs/2015-July/079699.html

    It's also in the latest Win64...
  24. Windows 10 performance in apps. compared to 8....

    Windows 10 performance in apps. compared to 8.
    http://www.cnet.com/news/windows-10-performance-numbers-story/

    Operations will take 1 to 2 percent longer in most cases, most people won't care, but...
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    The simplest way is to just use motion actuators...

    The simplest way is to just use motion actuators connected to keyboard sensors (the force and Dloc types for instance are inherently additive in terms of speed and direction).

    Alternatively, you...
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    This might be a dumb question, but have you...

    This might be a dumb question, but have you actually placed a 2D filter actuator in the logic setup for the object (I believe it has a 'custom' option where it can use the script).
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    If you have an ATI card, some filters will not...

    If you have an ATI card, some filters will not work properly because of small differences in the way the drivers interpret shaders.
  28. It's not that, come to think of it, it may be an...

    It's not that, come to think of it, it may be an issue with the way Cycles is now handling transmission paths (because filter glossy still works with producing reflective caustics and it's just the...
  29. Has anyone else noticed that the filter glossy...

    Has anyone else noticed that the filter glossy parameter is broken for low values?

    I tested a scene of mine in 2.75 and I noticed this.
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    What a low-ish filter glossy value looked like...
  30. Thread: Raptor

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    The shading and pose is good, though the...

    The shading and pose is good, though the sculpting on the tongue looks pretty rough (it kind of has an unnatural look with the indentations on the sides and the flat spot behind it).

    The skin...
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    Use the bugtracker for your reports if you want...

    Use the bugtracker for your reports if you want to see them fixed.

    Otherwise, don't blame the devs if it doesn't.
  32. A big 1 GB day 1 patch is out....

    A big 1 GB day 1 patch is out.
    http://www.windowscentral.com/microsoft-finalizes-1gb-day-one-windows-10-patch

    It may be wise to wait a little bit, it may take several more of these to iron...
  33. I think I've heard of the Subsurf UV's option...

    I think I've heard of the Subsurf UV's option only working well for Catmull Clark when said modifier is last in the stack.

    If you have more than one modifier, then move the subsurf one to the...
  34. Based on the information I have read, you at...

    Based on the information I have read, you at least have the ability to choose your update cycle (fast ring and slow ring).

    A typical user might want to choose the slow ring (as the other option...
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    T-splines has been purchased by Autodesk a while...

    T-splines has been purchased by Autodesk a while back and the technology is patented (which means it's not possible for the Blender devs. to simply go ahead and implement it).

    The nice thing about...
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    Is this thread still about realtime rendering...

    Is this thread still about realtime rendering advances?

    Please don't mention the idea of forum discussions being fluid in terms of subject, as I don't think it's endorsed in the General Discussion...
  37. Windows 10; Let the parade of disappointments begin

    And by that, the comments section of this article really is a parade of disappointments (and this is on a Windows-centric site)...
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    The color mix node can do various operations that...

    The color mix node can do various operations that are hard to do or is not possible to do with math nodes (basically using it to 'cheat' at math if you will, not like it will harm the final output...
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    A rather large chunk of users here are only doing...

    A rather large chunk of users here are only doing 3D stuff because Blender made free a hobby that would otherwise cost them thousands. The vast majority here simply do not have that kind of money and...
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    The big risk in the BF turning Blender into a...

    The big risk in the BF turning Blender into a specialist application is that they risk shafting a rather large chunk of their userbase simply because they're not using the program for that single...
  41. Do you have any neighbors? Why not get to know...

    Do you have any neighbors? Why not get to know them and start creating a (real world) network of friends that can lend support. It is not good for a man to try to fend for himself in his personal...
  42. Is it possible to have your daughter use a...

    Is it possible to have your daughter use a chromebook or a tablet instead (if you wish for more time to devote to your PC work)?

    If you got her a tablet at least, the Android ecosystem has...
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    This will be good for Lightwave users and those...

    This will be good for Lightwave users and those who still want to stick with paid applications, but with a lower price (Lightwave is now the only constantly developed full 3D application below the 1K...
  44. Here's hoping this happens for version 2.76 yet,...

    Here's hoping this happens for version 2.76 yet, I could see quite a few people coming in from other apps. once they can edit millions of faces at once while keeping the FPS at an interactive level...
  45. I'm not sure exactly, but it might depend on the...

    I'm not sure exactly, but it might depend on the ratio between tris and quads (though I would think Ngons will also benefit from this).
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    There are some studios out there that make...

    There are some studios out there that make animated productions with Blender. Perhaps the best thing for Blender development (in this case) is for the BF to get into a partnership with one or more...
  47. One thing you should note is this... If you...

    One thing you should note is this...

    If you want your demos of Wrectified to become something that can sell the BGE. Get the graphics and lighting to a nice polished state, get the overall game...
  48. Optimizations for editmode are starting to come...

    Optimizations for editmode are starting to come in
    http://lists.blender.org/pipermail/bf-blender-cvs/2015-July/079636.html

    Again, it looks like the speedup will mainly benefit all-quad meshes...
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    What does it show when running a blank scene? ...

    What does it show when running a blank scene?

    The latency might have a minimum value that it never goes below simply because of the resolution of the screen. If you're not getting 60 FPS on a...
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    If you learn skills like making your own...

    If you learn skills like making your own textures, the costs of doing your own 3D projects go way down (with the only possible costs being that of various software to fill in where FOSS falls short)....
  51. [SOLVED] I know that heavy use of hair particles can eat a...

    I know that heavy use of hair particles can eat a lot of RAM. You can save a lot of memory by replacing their use with object instances for things like grass (though you will want to keep the hair...
  52. Microsoft has released a tool to block some...

    Microsoft has released a tool to block some unwanted updates.
    http://www.windowscentral.com/dont-want-mandatory-windows-10-updates-microsoft-has-tool-block-some

    Apparently this is separate from...
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    The BGE's new team is slowly ironing out the...

    The BGE's new team is slowly ironing out the cruft and the bugs that remain in the engine, but it still has a ways to go.

    If anyone wants an open source engine where the base is already good...
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    The Algorithm of Fun: - There might be times...

    The Algorithm of Fun: - There might be times where one might wonder if he is losing the capacity to actually do a little something that keeps people happy, and that is having fun. He might try to...
  55. Yes, this should be step 1. Get the source code...

    Yes, this should be step 1. Get the source code organized first (an example is making sure all of the logic brick code is together instead of it being divided between the Ketsji and Gamelogic...
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    If you want to make a large game in the BGE, then...

    If you want to make a large game in the BGE, then you will need to note that the scripting API and the graphics engine is slower than the equivalent in many other engines. Because of that, you will...
  57. Vendors are already launching Windows 10 on newly...

    Vendors are already launching Windows 10 on newly built machines (according to sources like Windows Central). Orinoco probably ended up getting one of them.
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    The second point is why the release cycle needs...

    The second point is why the release cycle needs to be longer by default instead of just two months (even after the break for 2.8).

    It's good they're not rushing releases, but how many cycle...
  59. How do you install an operating system on a...

    How do you install an operating system on a completely blank computer anyway?

    At least if a Windows user installs Linux they already have the means to make use of a GUI.
  60. What about a 24bit or 32bit Zbuffer, surely the...

    What about a 24bit or 32bit Zbuffer, surely the hardware companies make that a possibility because some flight simulator games already make use of such precision?
  61. It downloads the file to your system, but you can...

    It downloads the file to your system, but you can choose when to actually install it.
  62. Fortunately, those who have reserved a free copy...

    Fortunately, those who have reserved a free copy of Windows 10 can wait up to a year before before it disappears and they have to buy a retail copy.

    In before the obligatory posts from people...
  63. Software development is seldom as simple as it...

    Software development is seldom as simple as it seems, in almost no case can things be solved by a statement here and a function there.

    This is not BGE python you're dealing with, the development...
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    EDIT; On second thought, this is the wrong thread...

    EDIT; On second thought, this is the wrong thread for this type of discussion.

    Let's keep it on Blender 2.8.
  65. Psy-Fi begins work on creating separate GPU...

    Psy-Fi begins work on creating separate GPU buffers for visible and hidden triangles
    http://lists.blender.org/pipermail/bf-blender-cvs/2015-July/079573.html

    The way this optimizes mesh drawing...
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    When a person decides to not give any thought to...

    When a person decides to not give any thought to any idea or vision for Blender that does not agree with his own, it's difficult to give feedback of any kind when he proposes something.

    In this...
  67. BPR; There's one claim of yours that can be...

    BPR; There's one claim of yours that can be proven or falsified almost immediately, and that is the idea that you can make a full, high quality game in a week (and remember, it has to be high quality...
  68. Well, at least trying to see that he understands...

    Well, at least trying to see that he understands is especially urgent since he is betting his entire reputation as a Blender user and a forum member on the idea that he will be able to 'save' the BGE...
  69. I think right now though, they are still just...

    I think right now though, they are still just scratching the surface and working on what's known as the "low hanging fruit".

    It doesn't change the fact that the GLSL system is far from optimal,...
  70. BPR; to say the least, there's also another clear...

    BPR; to say the least, there's also another clear reason why this may be wasted effort that others have not mentioned.

    That is the fact that your Kickstarter and your own dev. efforts are hinting...
  71. Again, the BGE has already been making use of...

    Again, the BGE has already been making use of things like VBO's and this first phase is mainly about getting rid of immediate mode in favor of a more GPU-optimized solution.

    Immediate mode has...
  72. There's also another thing, and that is no matter...

    There's also another thing, and that is no matter what you do you won't be able to fix the issue that is the restriction of the GPL (so no iOS or console support no matter how much money you throw...
  73. I think the speedup with object particles will...

    I think the speedup with object particles will come when the viewport becomes capable of hardware instancing (which last I checked is not part of this initial phase). It might be a little while yet,...
  74. If you think Yelp is unhelpful in cases, check...

    If you think Yelp is unhelpful in cases, check out the Google Play reviews for games. Some will actually say the game is crap and then give it 5 stars (in fact, if your app. does so much as run...
  75. You need to go into the preferences and turn on...

    You need to go into the preferences and turn on the VBO's checkbox to see the speed improvements. Blender 2.75 also has this, but the difference is that you no longer have a high likelyhood of a...
  76. Edge drawing for subsurfed meshes now make use of...

    Edge drawing for subsurfed meshes now make use of VBO's.
    http://lists.blender.org/pipermail/bf-blender-cvs/2015-July/079505.html

    An error was also fixed so mesh drawing won't request as much VRAM...
  77. Thread: Werewolf

    by Ace Dragon
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    A model this good should lead you to find a less...

    A model this good should lead you to find a less translucent and less bright material for it (if one exists for your printer).

    Is it possible to find a printer that can make it resemble the 3D...
  78. Some people just have impossible standards

    As in, you can show them such attractions as the Louvre and they'll still shake their head in disappointment
    http://www.cnn.com/2015/07/21/travel/yelp-tourists/index.html

    I question what might be...
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    You're not a BGE developer in the literal sense...

    You're not a BGE developer in the literal sense (otherwise that's trying to make others believe you've created new functionality in the source itself). You're the developer of a game made with the...
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    If you want more help, then you should look at...

    If you want more help, then you should look at the channels designed just for that

    BA's own Blender development forum for instance

    And the IRC chat channel where you can get help by Campbell...
  81. The point to take home is that there is no engine...

    The point to take home is that there is no engine out there that will instantly make an awesome image out of whatever textured objects you throw into.

    You need to learn concepts such as modeling,...
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    I believe the reason for Ton's response is...

    I believe the reason for Ton's response is because the bf-committers mailing list is not intended to be a place where all of the volunteers announce their proposals and discuss them (that type of...
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    BPR; I saw your proposal on the mailing list and...

    BPR; I saw your proposal on the mailing list and they didn't treat you like crap at all. The only thing is that they want to have it run by the rest of the BGE team.

    If you're expecting a shower...
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    Closing the source and attaching a pricetag won't...

    Closing the source and attaching a pricetag won't happen because the GPL won't allow it, it will always remain the most affordable solution out there :)
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    Who ever mentioned the idea of using genetics to...

    Who ever mentioned the idea of using genetics to grow computer hardware?

    If you can fix a problem genetically with a gene-carrying virus, then the treatment is no more intrusive than an injection...
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    Or just use genetic engineering, use viruses to...

    Or just use genetic engineering, use viruses to replace malfunctioning genes with a healthy version throughout every cell. It would be much less intrusive and less hassle in the long term since...
  87. I never said you made that claim, but there...

    I never said you made that claim, but there actually has been a member at one point who made the claim of using Blender long enough to be justified in reporting issues on the forum rather than the...
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    Wow, old-school box modeling followed by multires...

    Wow, old-school box modeling followed by multires sculpting?

    Dyntopo could've whipped out the basic form in a jiffy which would then be followed up by retopo and then multires.

    Great work...
  89. In discussion forums, the bug reports are often...

    In discussion forums, the bug reports are often interspersed with noise and do not contain key items like a .blend file and system specs. The bug tracker makes it easy for them because it's nothing...
  90. One issue facing Microsoft is the fact that...

    One issue facing Microsoft is the fact that people don't buy a new PC as often as they used to (due to the slowdown in hardware advances).

    This means there are less licenses of Windows being sold,...
  91. Did you create an enclosing 'domain' mesh with a...

    Did you create an enclosing 'domain' mesh with a volumetric material using the point density node?

    You wouldn't have an actual material for the object emitting the particles if you just want the...
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    Allowing developers to spend upwards of several...

    Allowing developers to spend upwards of several months to replace legacy code and functionality with modern solutions (preferably node-based) sounds like a good plan to me.

    An alternative though...
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    CUDA/OpenCL computing on the GPU can do a lot of...

    CUDA/OpenCL computing on the GPU can do a lot of things now, but it's not yet capable of instructions that even come close to what the CPU can handle (just look at the struggle to get more complex...
  94. Have you change the 'space' parameter from object...

    Have you change the 'space' parameter from object space to world space?
  95. Not like parts of the Linux world are any...

    Not like parts of the Linux world are any different (remember all the comments about Ubuntu's developers changing things for the sake of changing things, like suddenly throwing in a new UI titled...
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    That's why the functionality comes with the...

    That's why the functionality comes with the ability to set a margin so that objects in the immediate area outside of the camera view are still included in the final render (to contribute shadow and...
  97. The camera zoom motion blur patch is now in...

    The camera zoom motion blur patch is now in master.
    http://lists.blender.org/pipermail/bf-blender-cvs/2015-July/079454.html

    A few limitations mentioned at the moment, but this is regarded as a...
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    I asked that because the words are a bit harder...

    I asked that because the words are a bit harder to read on my monitor than the usual forum text (making them easier to accidentally skip over).
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    I would go with 4 months myself, this would...

    I would go with 4 months myself, this would satisfy those would would desire more frequent releases while allowing ample time to finish projects. I really don't think we should emulate Mozilla on the...
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    One thing I also hope could be done, is to...

    One thing I also hope could be done, is to perhaps have regularly scheduled development roundup articles on the progress of 2.8 on code.blender.org. In my opinion that site is still underutilized and...
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