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K-3D Mentoring Students for the Google Summer of Code 2007

K-3D Has been accepted as a mentoring organization
for the Google Summer of Code 2007! If you are a
student interested in receiving a $4500 stipend to
work on K-3D for the summer, see

http://www.k-3d.org/wiki/Google_Summer_of_Code_2007

or contact the K-3D Mailing List:

https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/k3d-development

The deadline for project proposals is March 24.

Posted by Timothy M. Shead 2007-03-17

K-3D 0.6.7.0 Released

K-3D is the free (as in freedom) 3d modeling, animation, and rendering system.

K-3D 0.6 is the third major release of K-3D.
All users are strongly encouraged to upgrade to
K-3D 0.6 for its completely rewritten user
interface, many new features, and significantly
improved stability over 0.4.

K-3D 0.6.7.0 features major changes to the
internal file-handling code to work correctly
with files containing non-ASCII characters.
Due to the sweeping changes needed to make this
possible, K-3D 0.6.7.0 is considered a
"Development" release - users are encouraged to
use this release for testing and feedback only.... read more

Posted by Timothy M. Shead 2007-01-26

K-3D 0.6.6.0 Released

K-3D 0.6 is the third major release of K-3D.
All users are strongly encouraged to upgrade to
K-3D 0.6 for its completely rewritten user
interface, many new features, and significantly
improved stability over 0.4.

K-3D 0.6.6.0 incorporates better error-handling and troubleshooting on Win32, including an in-program window to capture log output and fallback message dialogs for critical startup errors. Denis Leroy contributed fixes for a problem compiling against Python 2.5, and a startup crash on 64-bit GNU/Linux. Also fixed is an error generating RenderMan output with custom options, and a new "Hider" property in the RenderMan engine makes it possible to control the choice of hider at render-time (particularly useful when rendering with Pixie).... read more

Posted by Timothy M. Shead 2007-01-07

K-3D 0.6.5.0 Released

K-3D 0.6 is the third major release of K-3D.
All users are strongly encouraged to upgrade to
K-3D 0.6 for its completely rewritten user
interface, many new features, and significantly
improved stability over 0.4.

K-3D 0.6.5.0 incorporates several important bugfixes, including fixes for a longstanding problem running external render engines on Win32, and a regression in the automatic shader compilation code introduced in K-3D 0.6.4.0. A bug in the loop detection code for the visualization pipeline has been fixed, as well as user interface problems with the File > Revert command. Finally, a "reset" button has been added to the FrozenMesh, K3DMeshInput, and OBJMeshInput plugins, making it easy to update the pipeline when an external file has changed. All users are encouraged to update to K-3D 0.6.5.0 as soon as possible.... read more

Posted by Timothy M. Shead 2006-12-16

K-3D 0.6.4.0 Released

K-3D 0.6 is the third major release of K-3D.
All users are strongly encouraged to upgrade to
K-3D 0.6 for its completely rewritten user
interface, many new features, and significantly
improved stability over 0.4.

K-3D 0.6.4.0 improves render-time performance and significantly decreases disk usage when rendering multiple instances of complex objects. Keyboard mnemonics have been added to most menu items. The "Safe Close" dialog prompt when closing the application / closing a document correctly treats the "escape" key as "cancel".... read more

Posted by Timothy M. Shead 2006-11-21

K-3D 0.6.3.1 Released

K-3D 0.6 is the third major release of K-3D.
All users are strongly encouraged to upgrade to
K-3D 0.6 for its completely rewritten user
interface, many new features, and significantly
improved stability over 0.4.

K-3D 0.6.3.1 corrects a compile-time problem
with the declarations of the k3d::filesystem::generic_path() and k3d::filesystem::native_path() functions.
K-3D 0.6.3.0 users need not upgrade unless they
have problems building from source.... read more

Posted by Timothy M. Shead 2006-10-10

K-3D 0.6.3.0 Released

K-3D 0.6 is the third major release of K-3D.
All users are strongly encouraged to upgrade to
K-3D 0.6 for its completely rewritten user
interface, many new features, and significantly
improved stability over 0.4.

K-3D 0.6.3.0 incorporates two significant
bugfixes for Win32 users, including a crash
rendering on certain systems and (ironically)
k3d-bug-buddy becoming unresponsive after sending
a bug report. K-3D 0.6 users on Win32 are
encouraged to upgrade as soon as possible. ... read more

Posted by Timothy M. Shead 2006-10-09

K-3D 0.6.2.0 Released

K-3D 0.6 is the third major release of K-3D.
All users are strongly encouraged to upgrade to
K-3D 0.6 for its completely rewritten user
interface, many new features, and significantly
improved stability over 0.4.

K-3D 0.6.2.0 incorporates two significant
changes for Win32 users - a bugfix for an
issue saving rendered images, and elimination
of the dependency on external GTK/gtkmm
installers. K-3D 0.6 users on Win32 are
encouraged to upgrade as soon as possible. ... read more

Posted by Timothy M. Shead 2006-09-24

K-3D 0.6.1.0 Released

K-3D 0.6 is the third major release of K-3D.
All users are strongly encouraged to upgrade to
K-3D 0.6 for its completely rewritten user
interface, many new features, and significantly
improved stability over 0.4.

K-3D 0.6.1.0 includes an important bugfix for the BevelPoints modifier, K-3D 0.6 users are encouraged to upgrade as soon as possible.

Developers are invited to contribute to the
K-3D 0.7 development tree, which will lead to
the next release of K-3D.

Posted by Timothy M. Shead 2006-09-04

K-3D 0.6.0.0 Released

K-3D 0.6 is the third major release of K-3D.
All users are strongly encouraged to upgrade
to K-3D 0.6 for its completely rewritten user
interface, many new features, and significantly
improved stability over 0.4.

Developers are invited to contribute to
K-3D 0.7, the development branch that will
lead to the next version of K-3D.

Posted by Timothy M. Shead 2006-08-19