[Bf-committers] DTPBlender released

Alexander Ewering blender at instinctive.de
Sun May 21 20:21:22 CEST 2006


some of you might already have heard of it, to others it might look like an
April Fool's joke, but here it is:

DTPBlender - a fork of Blender used (and approved in practice) for Desktop
Publishing (DTP).


I'm posting this here because lots of the codebase are shared, and some of
the features are interesting for 3D work too, so it might also a source of

I can't give real support for this, but I do appreciate getting feedback and
would also be happy about people contributing binaries for other platforms.

I hope it will be useful both as an inspiration for enhancing Blender
itself, and as a creative tool for DTP work.

To get people started, two quite extensive tutorials are available here:


The rest of this mail is a copy/paste from the frontpage.

Thanks and have fun.


dtpblender is a fork of the popular 3D modelling, animation and rendering
software Blender. It has slowly evolved and matured as an in-house solution
for efficient and flexible Desktop Publishing (DTP) at instinctive
mediaworks. Its creator, Alexander Ewering, has decided to release it to the

dtpblender offers a very unusual approach to 2D graphics creation,
particularly suitable for people who are already comfortable with Blender
and its user interface.

dtpblender is currently only available as a Linux binary release, and as
source code. Contributed binaries are always very welcome!

Before trying to do anything, you should read at least the introductory
tutorial found in the Tutorials section!

If you have questions, feel free to mail me at blender at instinctive.de, and I
will put your question along with an answer into the FAQ. A forum might also
be opened, depending on the amount of feedback.


| alexander ewering              instinctive mediaworks
| ae[@]instinctive[.]de   http://www[.]instinctive[.]de

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