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Posted by Marius Oberholster on Friday, March 15, 2013 Under: General
Hey all!

 - First South African Blender Meetup

So tonight was the first South African Blender meetup and I couldn't attend (didn't know it was happening until tonight, LOL). Anyway, the whole purpose of it, was to discuss what to do for a meetup over here that would make sense for locals (such as workshops, just hang out, creating a movie as a group, etc.). Whatever the outcome, I would really like to know. You can keep an eye on the Blender Nation feed found at for updates on more meetups if you are from South Africa.

 - Progress on the book, specifically particles
And finally, I've been working on (or rather playing with) the particle info node in Blender 2.66. A lot of fun, since the particles can now affect textures as well as texture affecting particles:

In the above example, I used age to affect texture scale on cubes as particles. I briefly cover the Particle Info Node in the book as well, so I think you'll get a kick out of this one, especially for stylized animations. I totally recommend playing around with it and I would also like to extend a huge thank you to the Blender foundation and community for their work in adding the influencers into Cycles for textures on particles. They rock!!!!!!!!

For those of you who have become curious about Blender, you can find out more and download it from the official Blender website:

And for those of you more interested in what is going on in the Blender community, you can check out
 - Blender Nation
 - BlenderArtists

And finally, for those of you, who want to get a quick start on learning the program, check out

Thank YOU!!!!!!!!

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