I saw a few comments recently that made me realize that it’s not clear how you can add a profile picture to your BlenderNation profile. Like many other blogs, we’re using a service called Gravatar to link your email address to your profile image. Just register there (for free, of course) and upload your image. The nice thing about Gravatar is that it makes it easy to change your profile picture everywhere at once. Enjoy :)
Dang, I missed it – BlenderNation had its birthday last week!! What started as an experiment has grown into a serious part of work – for the last seven years I have spent almost every single day sifting through Blender news and posting it here. I’m still enjoying it a lot, but as you can imagine it takes a lot of time to maintain this site.
That’s why I’m asking for a small gesture of support: if you’re ever ordering something from Amazon.com (the US site), please consider going through this affiliate link (you’ll also find it on the homepage). That’ll give me a small percentage of every sale, without disclosing any personal information. The credits are used for gifts for my family ;-) Thanks!
Merry Christmas everyone!! I’ll be celebrating these days with my family and BlenderNation will be back with more Blender news on December 27th.
Hey folks, I want to apologize for the lack of news during the last few days. I was in Paris for Minecon and between user meetups, the two-day event itself, the .party() and traveling back and forth, I didn’t exactly have any time or energy left. I’m all recovered now though, so things should be back to normal. Blend on!
After seeing more and more trolling on the site, I have decided to switch back from Disqus to the regular WordPress commenting system. In addition, you’ll now have to log in if you want to leave a comment. I’m sorry to make things more complicated, but that’s how trolls roll – they screw it up for everybody else.
Update: I’d like to re-design the comment layout and make it more compact. If you can help, please contact me. Thanks!
The Holidays are approaching and it’s time to re-decorate BlenderNation with your X-mas or winter-related art.
Use the new upload form to send us a 1000×288 pixel image, and include your name and a link for the credits. Please don’t add your own text to the image, and keep the file size reasonable – about 150kb should do in most cases. Thanks!
Since I switched to the new layout with the artwork in the header, many people have asked me if I could provide an archive of the images. Well, here it is :) And even better: you can now comment on each image as well. Just click anywhere on the header to go to the comments page. Use the Art > Headers menu at the top of the screen to visit the archive.
And remember: I’ll need new artwork every day! If you think your work is the ‘best of Blender’, then submit a 1000×288 image to ‘bart@ this site’.
Oh yes, and before I forget: it only too me close to 7 years, but now there’s a logo on the site! With thanks to Virgílio Vasconcelos for helping me with this. Here’s some background information on the logo, in case you’re interested. (The font was updated recently, the rest is still accurate).
Note: if the BlenderNation logo is covering the entire header, reload the page to get the new stylesheet.
A quick note to our visitors who like to post ‘first!’ as a comment: I’m getting more and more reactions from people who find this annoying. It was fun for a while, but we’ve seen enough of those. Let’s keep comments on topic – ‘first’ posts will be removed from now on, thanks!