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Yes. Thx. It tells me when… I never hovered them. Now I did. But it doesn’t tell me which thread is updated and I still have to go over all those folders to figure it out. (Not bitching here, just talking about UX)
You know. Forums usually show the last active threads in inverse chronological order on the home page. I just realize that when it’s not displayed that way, we are actually missing a lot. Just saying. And I’m pertty sure you know what I mean. But like you said, it’s a wip. So we’ll wait.
@quenting: Of course. Whenever you have time. Your most urgent stuff first. And sleep also 🙂 I you need help, don’t hesitate to ask.
Maybe on the front page, there could be the 5 latest threads mentioned (maybe not all the responses), but just the last active threads. It will mainly depend on the activity of the forum I guess. If there is a lot of activity, 10 posts might be better. You’ll see for yourself I guess.
On the forum side. It’s not really a color problem for me. It’s more that I have to go over all the folders to see what’s up and new. At least, I haven’t found a better way to see what has been posted since my last time I visited.
Nice rework of the site. But as I see it now, the forum is put back, in a kind of second level of the website. And it makes it a little painful to see the new content that has been posted. So here’s a suggestion (I do hope it’s possible).
In the right column of the front page, you listed the different topics covered by the forum. I’m guessing it would be more relevant to have a list of the last 10 posts for example. This would show that there is an activity going on in the forum and encourage front page visitors to click through.
People who just want to access the forum can click in the top menu bar.
ALso, another question: could it be possible to add events in the calendar? Or is that reserved for the admins. I’d like to mention our next workshop there but it doesn’t seem possible. http://blender-brussels.github.io/articles/collaborative-python-scripting/
Of course I am. 🙂 This is why I encourage you to participate in the discussion. There is help needed to turn this page into something that is worth it. Even if I expressed doubts in the discussion. 😉
(Désolé, je passe en français, mais c’est Wikipedia FR 😉 )
Je ne peux pas te dire non plus qui ajouté le BBUG, mais c’est cool 🙂 Par contre, comme indiqué sur la page, son critère d’admissibilité est mis en question. Ce qui veut dire que la page pourrait disparaître. Il y a des raisons à cela, mais on peut y remédier. Le principal problème (indiqué dans la page “discussion”) est que la liste manque de définition. Ça ne peut pas être une liste “fourre-tout”. Il faut pouvoir distinguer ce qu’on a le droit d’y mettre et ce qu’il faudra ne pas accepter ou supprimer. Bref, si vous avez des idées pour trouver une définition précise à cette page, faites le savoir dans la discussion. C’est important. Sans réactions, cette page, à terme, va disparaître.
Hey. I understand that the GameJam is certainly a good competitor to our workshop. And if I were you, I’d have a hard time choosing which one I would attend. If that can help you solve this dilemma, we have an Oculus at F/LAT, so there could be ways to try the Oculus + Blender some other time. Although, it would certainly be different. But I’m being carried away from the purpose of this message.
All I’m asking is due to the nature of the workshop and the location, we do make it mandatory this time to register. We will not be able to accept everyone and so, please, subscribe by mail as indicated in the announcement. It will be the only way to book a seat for this one. I guess we will also favor the ones that can stay the whole day with us. So you know.
So far, I enjoyed these:
Video mapping tricks
Automated Sprite rendering engine
Blender as All in one tool for film production
And Benoît’s talk
But I still have many more I want to watch. Especially, the ones you are posting about.
Hey David. Thanx for the feedback.
I’m using Piwigo to host my photos, with a default template.
What’s awful? The fact that you can’t download the photos in one batch? Or the overall slideshow application?
Thanks all for your participation. Really intensive and full of ideas.
Here’s a short report: http://blender-brussels.github.io/articles/addons-with-benoit-bolsee/#report
And pictures: http://f.xuv.be/index.php?/category/6
See you next time.
My guess is Vincent is right. I was talking about freelancers and (maybe) very small companies. As for the software competitors, they will also switch to a subscription based model. Everybody (in the closed world) is doing it sooner or later.
@vincentg: Yes, the Blender calendar is filling up like crazy in Brussels these days. 😉 I thought about you because, if I remember well, you started something that you wanted to turn into an addon. With the help of Benoît Bolsée, this could be an opportunity to get it up and running. 🙂
I think the Blender Market is a great initiative.
I’ve personally paid (a small amount) for the development of a Blender feature a long time ago, thanks to the initiative of Olivier Meunier. This feature is now part of the core of Blender.
And any person wanting to invest in an open source software and that has a bit of money to put in it should do it. There is bug bounties, crowdfunding, donations, t-shirts, and many ways to give back.
That said, and since all these addons are available under GPL license, there is no reason that people with no money should not access it. The license authorizes this. Which means, for example, that the BBUG members could each put a bit of money in a basket, and then buy all together with that money any addons they want to share with the rest of the community for free. This is totally legal.
Of course, there might be a conflict here. If for example, you can download the addon for free off of BBUG, while you have to pay for it on CGCookie. We might think that in the end, we would kill CGCookie’s business. Maybe. Maybe not. Maybe people who want to support the development of it would go on CGCookie and just sunday amateurs would come to BBUG to test it, but never use it in a commercial context. Or the other way around.
Anyway, this is a choice that has been already made by the use of the license. Anyone wanting to contribute to Blender has to use the GPL, and for that, has to allow their code to be distributed freely.
So it’s not really a question about should CGCookie charge for addons or not, because we can set up quite easily a clone that would distribute all this for free. It’s more about, should the users of Blender invest in the development of their tools. And I guess that’s what CGCookie encourages.
Never heard of FACTS. 🙂
And yes. The only calendar that I check before scheduling a workshop is the BBUG one.
It is strongly encouraged to be there all day, since, as you say it, there is theory in the morning and practice in the afternoon.
@collignon_david Oops. Sorry Made a mistake. Updated the wrong file. Here it is now. Have added the ‘lastmx’ property to the Camera object. Can you check that it works well now in Win7 x64 ?
If you used git to clone it, just do a:
git pull origin master
If not, just download the new version of the impress.blend https://github.com/Blender-Brussels/blender-impress/raw/master/impress.blend
Hello @Nick_Van_den_Broek and others.
We’ve published the code in its own repository here: https://github.com/Blender-Brussels/blender-impress
The script is working well for us. It would certainly benefit from a lot of improvements and we surely have lots of ideas to implement. But it’s there for you to test and give feedback.
Hope you like it
The command-line + python script is the way to go.
Here’s a little example we did during one of the workshops.
It does not do what you want. The script is just a way to extract info from a blend.
But what you are asking for should not be too hard to set up.