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New Album – CP T Tiles – This is the Place

Hey Friends,

Most of you know me from programming, making art, and game- and software development. And as the crazy guy who develops the Blender fork Bforartists.  Some of you might also know me as a musician. I wrote the music for my games for many years. Well, I had two professional single releases in spring. And now i made the jump to a full album.

I am happy and proud to present my debut album “This is the Place” under the artists name CP T Tiles. The Album is produced by my good friend David Wide. We know us since many years. He has written the soundtracks in complete album length for my video game Arunderan back in 2005. And the label at which it is released is the Danmark Music Group.

The album includes great songs (12) as: Silent – This Is The Place – Truth And Faith – Garden of Eden – Dreamer – The Best Is Yet To Come – Dragon Rider – Stay By My side – And The World Stands Still – Home Sweet Home – Wonderland – Dancing With Angels

Have fun with the music :)
Reiner aka Tiles aka CP T Tiles

Facebook: www.facebook.com/cpttiles
All Download & Streaming Links: frontl.ink/x0bdpyk
Soundcloud: soundcloud.com/user-411637910

The two singles from spring can be found here:

Here comes the morning
Watch on Youtube: www.youtube.com/watch?v=wYHeZYJOQa8
All Download & Streaming Links: frontl.ink/xdknoo1
soundcloud.com/user-411637910/here-comes-the-morning

Darkest Nights
All Download & Streaming links: frontl.ink/1nyd416
Watch on Youtube: www.youtube.com/watch?v=s8J8pPqiw8w
soundcloud.com/user-411637910/darkest-nights-sp-3-13

Server migration and updated links

The page has moved to a new server hardware. And to my surprise it turned out that most of my download links didn’t work anymore.

First i thought it is a setting at the new server. But then i found out that this was caused by Google Chromium. All browsers based at Chromium doesn’t allow downloads from http anymore. But requires now a https download url. And my page used http links everywhere for downloads. It exists since over 20 years now.

There is no warning. The links then simply refuses to do anything. This must have started last year. I usually rarely download content from my own page. So it needed the server move to make me aware of the problem.

So sorry for the broken links. They are now all secure https links and should work just fine again. Please contact me in case there are still some broken links at the page.

And thanks Google for breaking my page.

  • Reiner

Bforartists 2 version 2.9.0

Bforartists 2 version 2.9.0

Hello Friends,

There is a new Blender version available. And so there is also a new version from us. Bforartists Version 2.9.0.

The binary downloads can as usual also be found in the download section of the official webpage. www.bforartists.de/download/
The sourcecode can be found at Github. github.com/Bforartists/Bforartists/releases/tag/v2.9.0
And the release note is here: www.bforartists.de/release-notes/

Bforartists 2.9.0 brings the new features and fixes from Blender 2.93 LTS. Bforartists 2.9.0 is already based at Blender 3.0 Alpha.

The first major project concerns the Tool Shelf. Bforartists 2.9.0 brings back the tool shelf tabs. Most of the content from the header text menus can now also be found in the tool shelf as icon buttons. The tabs are optional. You can deactivate it.

The second big project in this version was the new Geometry Nodes Editor. The content of the Add menu in the Geometry Node Editor is now also available here in the sidebar in panels, if desired as icons. The nodes now each have an icon in the viewport.

Another big ongoing project is to split the tooltips by tool. Blender unfortunately still has a single tooltip and a tool name for up to 6 different tools. And we’ve made the usual little tweaks and changes. New UI content aligned to the left, human-understandable tooltips incorporated, new icons created for the new tools, and so on. All in all, there are over 280 changes in this version.

Bforartists is a fork of the popluar open source 3D software Blender. With the goal to improve the graphical UI and usability.

Many thanks to the team and everybody involved. And a special Thanks goes to IyadAhmed to re-enable the tool shelf code, and to Tymen Muller for this great splash screen image.

Have fun with the new version – Reiner

Bforartists 2 version 2.6.0

Hello Friends,

There is a new Blender version available. And so there is also a new version from us. Bforartists Version 2.6.0

The binary downloads can as usual also be found in the download section of the official webpage. www.bforartists.de/download/
The sourcecode can be found at Github. github.com/Bforartists/Bforartists/releases/tag/v2.6.0
And the release note is here: www.bforartists.de/release-notes/

Bforartists 2.6.0 brings the fixes and changes from Blender 2.91. And it brings the first changes from the current development cycle of Bforartists. As usual it is not one big change. But includes lots of small changes like left aligned props which are now also in the panels that are C code based, better defaults, improved tooltips, panel layouts and organizations, and so on. Properties that shows hidden content have for example now a little triangle button besides. The content of panels is indent to improve readability and organization. Some changes at the keymap. F2 is now search. And some fixes. This release brings all in all over 230 changes.

The windows and linux versions are up. The mac version needs as usual a bit longer. Same goes for the manual. Please be patient.

Bforartists is a fork of the popluar open source 3D software Blender. With the goal to improve the graphical UI and usability.

Many thanks to the team and everybody involved. Have fun with the new version – Reiner

 

Bforartists 2 version 2.5.0

Hello Friends,

There is a new Blender version available. And so there is also a new version from us. Bforartists Version 2.5.0.

The binary downloads can as usual also be found in the download section of the official webpage. www.bforartists.de/download/
The sourcecode can be found at Github. github.com/Bforartists/Bforartists/releases/tag/v2.5.0
And the release note is here: www.bforartists.de/release-notes/

Bforartists 2.5.0 brings the fixes and changes from Blender 2.90. And some minimal corrections and fixes that we have found at our way through the missing manual chapters. Bforartists 2.5.0 is based on Blender 2.91 Alpha.

We have also updated the manual. All chapters are written now, so it is feature complete. And this means this chapter is finally finished, and we can continue to develop the software now.

The download offers for linux are now reduced to two. tar.gz and deb. RPM seems not longer supported by Blender, the script is missing. And i never managed to get SH to work. Linux remains a difficult chapter.

Bforartists is a fork of the popluar open source 3D software Blender. With the goal to improve the graphical UI and usability.

Many thanks to the team and everybody involved. Have fun with the new version – Reiner

(Deutsch) Page broken

I just realized that the page is broken with one of the newest updates.

The mean part is: at the surface everything looks fine. But the links are broken now. I am currently at investigating the cause. Sorry for the inconvenience. I work at it to fix this as fast as possible.

  • Reiner

EDIT –  Fixed. The links should work again.

Bforartists 2 version 2.0.0

Hello Friends,

This is it, we have released the final version of Bforartists 2.

The binary downloads can as usual also be found in the download section of the official webpage. www.bforartists.de/download/
The sourcecode can be found at Github. github.com/Bforartists/Bforartists/releases/tag/v2.0.0
And the release note is here: www.bforartists.de/release-notes/

We have found and fixed a hand full of last minute bugs. And we have readded the align view buttons from Bforartists 1 back into the header. I missed it too much in my workflow. And we have corrected a mistake at the versioning numbers. This is Bforartists 2. And so the version number should be Bforartists 2.0.0. It is now.

This release is a milestone release. It ends the development cycle for Bforartists 2, and continues the success story of the Bforartists project. This doesn’t mean the end of development. Quite the opposite. This just means that we have finally a stable version that can be used in production. A version where we can finally make tutorials for again. The first quickstart videos are popping up at the moment. We will continue to release a new and updated version every time a new Blender version appears. And we will continue to improve Bforartists as good as we can.

But the focus of the next months will be at the manual and the tutorials first. We have lots of gaps here that we need to close. And we need to close them first before we can go on with adding features.

Here you can find a short video note to the release.

Bforartists 2 Beta 0.9.1

Bforartists 2 is now in development for one and a half year. And we reached the beta status now. So time to spread the word here too.

Blender 2.82a is out. And so there is also a new version from us. Bforartists 2 Beta 0.9.1.

The binary downloads can as usual be found in the download section of the official webpage. www.bforartists.de/download/
The source for this version is located at Github: github.com/Bforartists/Bforartists/releases
And the release note is here: www.bforartists.de/release-notes/

This release comes with the latest changes from Blender 2.82a, wich is a small point upgrade to fix some showstoppers. The changes in Bforartists are just minimal therefore. A few new icons, a few checkboxes aligned left again, and some other small changes. And we enter officially the Beta status now. The software is feature complete, the initial development goals are mostly fulfilled. Now comes the polishing. And we work towards a stable version now that can be used in production. The development focus shifts now to the documentation for a while.

A big thanks goes as usual to the team. Have fun with the new version – Reiner

Bforartists 1.0.0

This is it. Version 1.0.0 is gold. This development cylce is finished. Many thanks for all the help and support. Thanks to the team members. Enjoy Bforartists :)

The download can as usual be found in the download section. www.bforartists.de/content/download

We have also as usual first the Windows binaries ready. The Mac version will most probably follow this weekend. We have unfortunately still no good news for Linux. No maintainer anymore. But you can always build it by yourself. The source code is at Github. And the advice how to compile Blender works for Bforartists in the same way.
The release notes are located here: www.bforartists.de/wiki/bforartistsreleasenotev100

The changes between RC1 and the full version aren’t really worth mentioning it. We just catched two last minute things.

I have still to point at Cuda in the 32 bit Windows version. GPU rendering may or may not work for you. Cuda 9 doesn’t support the outdated 32 bit architecture anymore. I have compiled the 32 Bit version with Cuda 8 now. But it throws still an error with my Nvidia 1060. So expect GPU rendering not to work in the 32 Bit version. Please upgrade to a 64 Bit Windows in this case. It is more than time!

Bforartists is a complete 3D suite to create 3D content. It offers you the full 3D art pipeline to create game graphics, prerendered movies and stills. From modeling, sculpting, texturing, rigging, animation, rendering, up to post processing. Have a look at the features page to find out more.

Bforartists stands for Be For Artists. A reminder to develop for the user, not the programmer.

Bforartists is a fork of the popluar open source 3d software Blender. With the goal to improve the UI and usability. Bforartists 1.0.0 is based at Blender version 2.79b.

– Reiner

www.youtube.com/watch?v=gqkLOMEvh2E

 

Bforartists 1.0.0 RC1

We have a new version of the Blender fork Bforartists ready. This version of the 3D software is a release candidate for the upcoming version 1.0.0. It marks the end of the initial development cycle. Nearly three years of work comes to an end. And most of the initial goals are fulfilled.

The download can as usual be found in the download section. We have as usual first the Windows binaries ready. Please be patient. www.bforartists.de/content/download
The release notes are located here: www.bforartists.de/wiki/bforartistsreleasenotev100rc1

There aren’t this much changes in this release. Just around 40, and most of them small ones. The Bforartists 1.0.0 RC1 release is mainly cleanup work and last fixes to prepare the final version. We have catched a few bugs, extended the material library vx by more materials, added some last icons, and did some last changes. There were for example still two “are you really want to delete” dialogs around.

A note to Cuda in the 32 bit Windows version. GPU rendering may or may not work for you. Cuda 9 doesn’t support the outdated 32 bit architecture anymore. I have compiled the 32 Bit version with Cuda 8 now. But it throws still an error with my Nvidia 1060. So expect GPU rendering not to work in the 32 Bit version. Please upgrade to a 64 Bit Windows in this case. It is more than time!

The further road map is to wait until the Blender 2.8 development at the UI is finished. Makes no sense to change something that is under a permanent change anyways. A first incarnation of Blender 2.8 should arrive at the next Siggraph. And then we can have a look at it, and will continue the development. But we don’t run out of work. We need a new homepage since Drupal 7 is now EOL. And at the documentation front there is years of work waiting.

As usual, a big thanks to the team!