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Blender Institute Podcast #021 - Arnold
21 Apr 2016 (updated 21 Apr 2016) | by Pablo Vazquez
<iframe width="100%" height="166" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/260191624&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false"></iframe> Autodesk buys SolidAngle, Cycles is even faster, new characters on the Cloud, BlenderPT Conference, Blender Cloud Services announced and much more! What a week, join us for the Blender Institute Podcast #021! * 00:00 - Intro & Community News * 01:15 - [Webby Awards!](https://pv.webbyawards.com/2016/online-film-video/general-film/animation) * 02:20 - [Cycles Material Vault](http://cyclesmaterialvault.com) * 05:42 - [Realistic Lighting in Blender](http://creativeshrimp.com) * 07:40 - [OpenToonz Freehand drawing](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tAsUGy7XGOA) * 08:28 - [Blender XSI preset](https://developer.blender.org/T48184) * 08:58 - Cycles speedups! * 12:04 - Cycles Microdisplacement * 14:33 - BlenderPT Conference 2016 * 18:55 - Autodesk buys Arnold * 26:40 - How to start our Windows machine in the studio * 27:53 - Studio News * 28:14 - [New Character: Vincent!](https://cloud.blender.org/p/characters/#5718a967c379cf04929a4247) * 34:35 - Sintel updated * 44:35 - New Tutorial: Wiggly Hair * 45:38 - Agent 327: Hjalti on Story Development * 53:10 - [Bryan Mills jumps a fence](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gCKhktcbfQM) * 56:40 - Blender Cloud Services Announcement * 1:02:40 - New doctor in the house: Sybren! ![doctorsybren](https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CgfLR-vXEAA6WFm.jpg) In this podcast: Sergey, Hjalti, Francesco, Andy, Pablo. Music: Blabetté de Metz (Psy-Jazz Mix) - (cc-by-nc) keytronic ### Leave your questions for the next episode in the comments below! See you next week! The Blender Institute team