#13 Starting Is Easy... If You'Re Already Moving

The first episode of 2015! Hi folks. This week (yes… this is still supposed to be a weekly podcast) I talk about ways to get started and get inspired on creative projects. It’s the start of the year and folks tend to think about what they want to do over the course of the coming year… but sometimes get stuck right out of the starting gate. Maybe, just maybe I give some suggestions that can help thaw out that paralysis and get you moving on your projects.

Originally posted on monsterjavaguns.com.

Show Notes

The first episode of 2015! Hi folks. This week (yes… this is still supposed to be a weekly podcast) I talk about ways to get started and get inspired on creative projects. It’s the start of the year and folks tend to think about what they want to do over the course of the coming year… but sometimes get stuck right out of the starting gate. Maybe, just maybe I give some suggestions that can help thaw out that paralysis and get you moving on your projects.

And… since it’s been so long since the last episode, there’s quite a bit of news. Here’s the quick rundown:

  • Darktable 1.6 is released - Lots of new features. If you’re doing photography, and you’re not using Darktable, you’re missing out.
  • Natron 1.0 is released - The first “stable” release for Natron, a node-based compositing program that tastes quite a bit like Nuke
  • Blender 2.73 is released - The latest and greatest Blender is out. Go get it!
  • Exocortex open sources Crate - Crate is their product suite for managing alembic files… now it’s Free Software. Woohoo!
  • Grease Pencil animation in Blender - Aligorith highlights some cool examples and breakdowns on his blog
  • User Lib breakdown - Urchn shares details (and files) on their promo animation for the FSF
  • Anticipated Blender development for 2015 - Ton Roosendaal outlines what he’s most excited about on Blender’s roadmap for the coming year (also, a little Grey Justice cameo in there)
  • The Pirate Bay got raided - It’ll be back, if it isn’t already
  • The Foundry is for sale - Some folks are worried about who might buy it… we’ll have to just wait and see.

Whew… that was a lot. See you next week!

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