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Unreal Engine 4.15 Preview 3 is ready to download

February 3, 2017 in Game Engines, News, Unreal Engine by admin

Via Uneal Engine forums:

We have just released Preview 3 for 4.15! Thank you for your continued help in testing the 4.15 build before its official release. As a reminder, the Preview builds are for testing only, and should not be used for the active development of your project.

For a list of known issues affecting this latest preview, please follow the links provided on the first post in this thread.

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Qt Speech (Text to Speech) is here

January 25, 2017 in C++, News, Programming, Programming Languages, Qt by admin

via Qt blog:

“I’m happy that with Qt 5.8.0 we’ll have Qt Speech added as a new tech preview module. It took a while to get it in shape since the poor thing sometimes did not get the attention it deserved. We had trouble with some Android builds before that backend received proper care. Luckily there’s always the great Qt community to help out.

What’s in the package? Text to speech, that’s about it. The module is rather small, it abstracts away different platform backends to let you (or rather your apps) say smart things. In the screen shot you see that speech dispatcher on Linux does not care much about gender, that’s platform dependent and we do our best to give you access to the different voices and information about them.”

For more details, follow this link.

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Unreal Engine sponsors Global Game Jam2017: Development resources released

January 19, 2017 in Game Engines, News, Tips & Tricks, Tutorial, Unreal Engine by admin

From the Unreal Engine blog:

“Running over 48 hours from January 20 – 22, the Global Game Jam will bring developers across the world together to build games. Last year, the event had grown to over 630 sites in 93 countries with over 30,000 jammers, and this year seems set to build on that!

As proud sponsors of the event again this year, we want all of the UE4 developers taking part to be able to get the most out of the engine. In light of this, we asked Mathew Wadstein (well known for his YouTube training videos) to come up with a tips and tricks series. Mathew has created a massive, 27 video, UE4 game jam series to help those participating in the GGJ be more successful with their UE4 games.

This series has many helpful videos including:

  • Quickly building a menu
  • Cooking and packaging
  • Audio tips
  • Materials and HUDs
  • How to use all of our templates
  • Much, much more!”

The entire playlist can be reached here. For more information, follow this link.

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Unreal Engine 4.15 Preview

January 19, 2017 in Game Engines, News, Unreal Engine by admin

Epic Games has published on their forum the list of improvements available for Unreal Engine 1.15. A Preview of the upcoming 4.15 release is available now on the Launcher and Github.

This list provides a brief summary of updates in this Preview which may benefit from additional testing. Full release notes will be made available with the final 4.15 release. We may not be able to provide additional information about updates at this time.

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Unity Connect Open Beta: join the first talent marketplace dedicated to unity creators

November 7, 2016 in Game Engines, News, Unity by admin

unityLogovia unity blog: When Andrew joined the Open Beta of Unity Connect and posted his Task, he wasn’t expecting to get a response within 20 minutes… but that’s exactly what happened.

Tasks, a sort of “micro-job,” are a way for developers to connect with people who have skills to help them overcome roadblocks and keep their project moving toward the finish line. If you need help getting something done, you can post a Task on Unity Connect to broadcast a call for help. On the flip side, you can leverage your strengths to respond to Task posts and earn some extra income by helping others.

Being part of this new community doesn’t just benefit those who are looking for help. It also allows you to showcase your work and highlight your individual skills. You can build your visibility and reputation in the industry, engage with other creators, and even find creative inspiration. And, being present means you can be found by recruiters who are looking for Unity talent to fill their open positions — over 250 companies, ranging from small shops to large companies like Zynga, have already joined Unity Connect and started posting jobs.

If you are a recruiter or hiring manager, you can tap into the Unity Connect talent pool by creating a company page and posting your full-time or part-time jobs. You can also proactively source talent for your open positions using industry- and Unity-specific filters and skill tags. This allows you to zero in on the right people in a focused pool, and saves you the time of searching for needles in the haystacks of general professional networking sites.

Last week, at the Unite LA keynote, we announced the Open Beta of Unity Connect. Before the end of the show, thousands of Unity creators representing the full spectrum of game development skill sets — technical artists, programmers, level designers, VR specialists — had already signed on and started building their presence in the community.

source and more details: here.

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Unreal Engine Marketplace Update – October 2016

November 3, 2016 in Game Engines, News, Unreal Engine by admin

unreal-logo-smallFrom the Unreal Engine blog:

The month of October is officially behind us and with it came more treats than tricks for developers looking to find the right fit for their projects. As we’re quickly becoming accustomed to, last month saw a slew of new arrivals inside the Unreal Engine Marketplace that meet a wide variety of developer needs.  Read the rest of this entry →

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Blender 2.78 is released

October 1, 2016 in News by admin

blender-logoThe Blender Foundation and online developer community are proud to present Blender 2.78, released September 30th 2016! This release aims to be a very stable one, so that developers can focus better on Blender 2.8 work. Here are some of the highlights:

  • Spherical Stereo images rendering support for VR
  • Grease Pencil is now a full 2D drawing & animation tool!
  • Viewport Rendering improvements
  • New Freehand curves drawing over surfaces!
  • Bendy Bones, powerful new options for B-Bones
  • Alembic support: import/export basic operators
  • Cloth Physics: new Dynamic Base Mesh and Simulation Speed option
  • New Add-ons, individual preferences, Python APIs changes, and a lot of new & updated add-ons!
  • Many more features, improvements and the usual huge bug-fixes list.

For the original post and download, go here.

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Cocos2d-x v3.13.1 and Cocos Creator 1.2.2 released

September 30, 2016 in Cocos2d-x, Cocos2d-x, Game Engines, News, Programming by admin

cocos2dx-logoCocos2d-x v3.13.1 is out!

This is a big release and highlights the following:

`Label` color was broken
applications will crash in debug mode if you don’t specify a design resolution
may crash if coming from background by clicking application icon on Android
`AudioEngine`: could not play audio if the audio lies outside APK. Also `AudioEngine::stop()` will trigger finish callback on Android.
applications would crash if using `SimpleAudioEngine` or the new `AudioEngine` if playing audio on Android 2.3.x
`object.setString()` has not effect if passing a number on JavaScript bindings

Read the full release notes.

Cocos Creator 1.2.2 released!

Cocos Creator is a complete environment for game development tools and workflow, including a game engine (based on Cocos2d-x), resource management, scene editing, animation, physics editor, game preview, debug and publish one project to multiple platforms.

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Cocos2d-x v3.12 released!

July 22, 2016 in Cocos2d-x, Cocos2d-x, Game Engines, News by admin

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Cocos2d-x v3.12 is out. This is a big release and highlights the following:

This release brings bug fixes and API maintenance, as well as:
* fixed Android performance issues
* add experimental VR support
* add Tizen support
* Web engine performance improved in WebGL mode
* support obb extension on Android

A detailed list of changes, improvements and fixes can be found here.

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Android-X86 Nightly builds are back

May 18, 2016 in Android, News, Tips & Tricks by admin

android-logoThe nightly builds for Android x86 (Marshmallow) are back for a while now and it seems they’re working as expected.

The bootable ISOs can be downloaded from this link for both 32bit and 64bit architectures. The build is made each night, freshly from the repository and unless the build fails, the ISO-s are updated.

It should boot either from USB or any other media. The page contains information about how to test it.

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