New Team Talk Naming Scheme
With the recent Team Talk releases, people have asked us if we really wore the same set of cloths for several weeks - as we looked the same in Team Talk 10 and 11. The answer, shockingly, is no! We don't wear the same outfit all the time - we shot these two Team Talk episodes back to back on the same day! To make it easier to see which blocks belong together in the future, we’ve come up with a new naming scheme. From now on, Team Talks shot on the same day will be released under the same volume name (like Volume 12 now), but with a decimal number added to the end, e.g. Volume 12.1. The next release would be Volume 12.2, etc. until we go to the studio on a different day to shoot Volume 13.
Team Talk Survey Feedback Results
Thank you all for taking the time to fill out the survey we posted with Team Talk 10. Your encouraging words and ideas as well as insight into what you like, don't like is really motivating us to keep this series going. We don’t consider our role here to be hosts to an invisible audience. Just releasing videos and counting viewer stats is not doing it for us. Rather, we imagine you all sitting in the studio with us as an audience and want to engage in a dialog. This survey was a great feedback channel for us to hear your voices. We already incorporated your suggestions in the creation of this Team Talk (we scrapped the teleprompter for example) and will continue the changes with the next shooting as well.
Other great suggestions for inclusions to the Team Talks were: "Talk nerdy to me ;)" and "you may mention some other interesting open hardware projects". We’ll definitely consider those... erm... both!
Elmyra Preview Release
Simon joins us for this Team Talk to share the latest development progress: Elmyra, our open source, Blender-based automated CAD model rendering/visualization platform - which is is now ready for you to try out! The preview release for Linux, Mac and Windows can be downloaded from Github. Feedback, test reports and code contributions are very welcome.