Adobe has updated video and audio applications from its Creative Cloud suite of tools. Premiere Pro gains titling and motion graphics workflow tools through an Essential Graphics panel, After Effects adds a Camera Shake Deblur effect and Lumetri Scopes for accurate color adjustments, Character Animator now animates multiple puppets and offers full body animation with new Walk Cycles, Audition adds multichannel audio workflows, among other enhancements. Creative Cloud is available through rental-only licensing. More on Adobe's website.
Sprytile is an open source Blender add-on by Jeiel Aranal that helps turn 2D tile sets into 3D scenes. Features include: build your mesh directly with tiles skipping tedious UV mapping, pixel grid tools allow to keep your mesh aligned to the grid with pixel translation and move vertices around with confidence. More on the author's website.
CG Studio Map, the open-data center that gathers and shares information about the computer graphics industry, is launching a fundraising campaign to help keep the project alive. "Save a project, buy a t-shirt." You can find CG Studio Map t-shirts on Bonfire.
New features in the open source Blender add-on for creating rigged 3D human and anime models include: support for motion capture, new shaders, improvements to the mesh topologies, anatomy enhancements, new textures, better expressions and rest poses selector. More on Manuel Bastioni's website.