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tools New FeatherTools Pictures Online

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Check out the updated mbFeatherTools gallery. The new pictures demonstrate how to create the effect of soft feathers by adjusting the transparency. The FAQ also has been updated with a few tips on how to work efficiently with the plugin.

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tools Over 2,000 Feather Tool demo downloads

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Wow, the download counter is way past 2,000!
By the way, with the latest patch (2.10 from 06/07/11) there is no more need to edit any files within your python installation. You can now happily use a stock 2.5 or 2.6 python.

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games Necta Collecta has hit the App Store!

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That’s right, my first iPhone/iPad game is finally released.

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Engine used: Powered by Cocos2d
Software used: Softimage XSI 7.01, XCode, Zwoptex, GIMP, Git, Python, FontForge, and many more…

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modding Kickflip Quake goes Museum

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The Computerspielemuseum in Berlin opened its new permanent exhibition and Kickflip Quake is part of it! Last week I had a look myself, and despite all concerns, I didn’t feel any older than before. If you didn’t know, Quake1 is still being modded nowadays, and there are regular modding sessions happening over at Inside3D.

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tools FeatherTools Demo Scenes Are Back

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The demo scenes for the mbFeatherTools plugin are back online. To open them you need Softimage XSI 7.01 or higher. If you don’t have Softimage installed, you can download a trial version from the Autodesk site.

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animation, tools Fable III Intro with mbFeatherTools

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The new¬†Fable III Cinematic Intro shows what can be done with mbFeatherTools. The chicken’s feathers were animated using the mbFeatherTools plugin.

Watch it now!

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tools New ICE/Syflex tutorial online

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Learn how to make deforming feathers: How to combine ICE dynamics and syflex

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tools mbFeatherTools Released!

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I am proud to announce the release of mbFeatherTools!
Check it out at feathertools.michael-buettner.com.

The online documentation is also up now.

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modding Snowreal is Phase 2 Winner!

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Snowreal MSU Phase 2 Winner

My Mod has won in Phase 2 of the $1 Million Intel Make Something Unreal Contest and made an awesome 5th Place!

If you haven’t checked out Snowreal yet, you can go to the Snowreal Site.

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animation ‘Urmel2′ Animation Reel

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Here is my new animation reel! These shots are all from the feature film ‘Urmel voll in Fahrt’ (english title: ‘Impy’s Wonderland’).

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