Blender add-on BIS (Blender Interplanety Storage) update to v.1.3.5.
- Fixed some issues with nodes from future Blender versions.
Example of tiling the procedural texture with random z-axis rotation with procedural nodes.
All used nodes are available in the Blender material library BIS.
The Blender scene for creating material previews in the BIS style.
Materials which owners granted access to them for all other BIS users are placed in the “Open storage” section.
How to share material for all BIS users
Attention! The shared material becomes available to all BIS users. Sharing your materials you agree to their distribution under a Creative Commons license.
The “Personal storage” section of the BIS is used for saving users own materials. Stored in the personal storage materials are accessible only to there owner and no one else.
Saving materials to the BIS:
Welcome to “BIS” (Blender Interplanety Storage) – a service for downloading, storing, management and sharing materials for the Blender 3D suite.
Introducing to BIS:
Open the BIS website https://bis.interplanety.org/ in your favorite browser:
Press the “Sign up” button.
Fill in the “Login” and “Password” fields. Please specify an active email address. On the checkbox that confirms your acceptance of the User Agreement.
Blender add-on BIS (Blender Interplanety Storage) update to v.1.3.0.
Any material stored in the BIS storage is enabled to share by the owner for other BIS users. Shared materials can be used by all BIS users.
Blender add-on BIS (Blender Interplanety Storage) update to v.1.2.0.
There were some issues with the add-on functionality during the reorganization of the server “BIS” storage engine. Now the add-on is fully functional.
BIS (Blender Interplanety Storage) add-on update to v.1.1.0.
The generated preview looks like this:
The update only applies to the server side of the add-on. You do not need to reinstall or update the installed add-on in Blender.
For the correct preview autogeneration, the saved node group must be fully procedural (without using textures, textures are not stored on the server) and have an output named “Shader” or “BSDF” for shader node groups or “Color” or “Factor” for color node groups. The “Displacement” output, if it is in the node group, is also used. To have proper texture coordinates on the preview, the node group must have a “Vector” input.
I tested the functionality of my add-ons in new Blender 2.79.
Add-ons remains compatible with Blender 2.78.
BIS (Blender Interplanety Storage) add-on release.
Finally, I finished it. It’s release now!
BIS (Blender Interplanety Storage) add-on intermediate update to v.0.0.3
The addon is almost in the prerelease state.
To make a release, it was left to clean up a bit the server (site) side – increase the previews size, add tags and node names editing, make a separate list for saved texts. And also test the add-on with complex materials.Download
Blender Interplanety Storage (BIS) add-on is still under development, but I decided to open early access to it.
This add-on is the first, which I planned to do at least somehow commercially justified. Is it really possible to write a commercial add-on for Blender? In any case, it is necessary to have at least some support for the add-on, because it is not local and without any justification, it makes no sense to keep the web server for it. The first idea of commercialization was about the monthly subscription. I was going to do it after finally finish the addon development (full support of all kinds of nodes and solvation of the most of emerging issues). Only after the completion of all this work I was going to open the add-on for users.
The reason of the early access was the discussion in Blender’s VK group. It was suggested that add-on with a commercial basis is not needed with the presence of Blender Cloud or VX Matlib add-on. Users will not pay for anything that can be obtained another way for free.
So the first, and most important, question – are users need such add-on? In the subscripted version or only for free? Or maybe most of the existing solutions are enough?
Blender Interplanety Storage (BIS) – the online material (shader) storage add-on for Blender 3D creation. With the BIS add-on, you can save materials (groups of nodes) to the online personal library and then convenient search and upload them. Saved materials are available from any computer through the add-on installed in Blender.Download
The add-on is open source. If you want to donate – you can buy the add-on for a convenient price, or set the price to 0 and download it for free.