Thursday, February 27, 2014

Krita 2.8 (Beta3) is now in Krita Lime!

As you may already know for some reasons the release of Calligra 2.8, which should have happened on the last Wednesday, was postponed for at least a week. That is sad but we could do nothing with it :(

But Krita team didn't want to let its users down! So we created our own packages based on the 2.8 release branch and published them on Krita Lime! Now you can not only install 'krita-testing' package, which is based on quite unstable master branch, but also 'krita-2.8' package, which is almost exactly the same thing which is going to be published in a week as Krita 2.8! :)

To install the stable Krita packages for any still supported Ubuntu distro (Precise, Quantal or Saucy) you need to do a couple of steps:
  1. Check that you don't have any original calligra or krita packages provided by your distribution or project-neon (if you have one, the installer will report you about a conflict)
  2. Add the PPA to repositories list:
    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:dimula73/krita
  3. Update the cache:
    sudo apt-get update
  4. Install Krita 2.8:
    sudo sudo apt-get install krita-2.8 krita-2.8-dbg
We've also prepared new packages for Windows users:
For 64-bit: Krita_x64_2.7.9.12
and 32-bit: Krita_x86_2.7.9.12

Thursday, February 6, 2014

"Of Missing Persons" Russian-based open movie project!

365mult is a small open movie project based on the story "Of Missing Persons" by Jack Finney and using only opensource software in its production: Blender for 3D modelling and Gimp+Krita for texturing and concept art!

The project was started in the end of December 2013 and was declared to publish updates every single day. Artur Shamshadinov, the founder of the project, says: "Every day we must do a small piece of work and the same day we must publish a report about it! That way everyone can follow the progress and we have no opportunity to relax and shirk from making out movie rock!"

The main part of the team is located in Kazan (Russia), but they would be glad to accept contributors from all over the world!

Here are their first concepts of the landscape around the barn: 


And the main character (surprise! ;)