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File Hosting for the Blender Community


uploader_logo.gifChris wrote to us about his service, a free file hosting service for Blender users.

Chris wrote:

Well basically it's a free service I set up for the open source Blender community for the purpose of uploading files up to 200mb at a time. There are many allowed file types and tonnes of space and bandwidth :D Anyone can hotlink to there files as well as just send people to the browse page. there's a vbb code option for images which enables simple copy and pasting of images into a forum. Also, if anyone wishes to upload something Blender related that is over the 200mb limit, I have setup a free mirroring service with for which I would create ftp login information for that person.

With all the shoddy web hosting out there, this sounds like a great asset for our community! Go check it out here.

About the Author

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Bart Veldhuizen

I have a LONG history with Blender - I wrote some of the earliest Blender tutorials, worked for Not a Number and helped run the crowdfunding campaign that open sourced Blender (the first one on the internet!). I founded BlenderNation in 2006 and have been editing it every single day since then ;-) I also run the Blender Artists forum and I'm Head of Community at Sketchfab.


  1. I will use this more often, I had heard of it before but never used it, I used to use I can save up to 200 megabytes here!

  2. This sounds dangerous and subject to some really evil bot meddling in the near future. I hope it becomes more secure and and maybe it could also do some cool stuff like show 'thumbnails' of the last 20 things uploaded.

  3. First, thank you!
    But it is a dangerous thing to do.
    What about using bittorrent, and a site to index and host those blender related torrents?

  4. I doubt this will be up for long... as others pointed out, it's far too dangerous to provide a public upload/download service with no access control or moderation.

    Apart from that, using a non-existant folder with the "in=" parameter gives anyone the full path of the web server directory, opening more security holes. People who run PHP with error_reporting on on production servers should be whipped.

  5. Hey guys, I hear yeah. I'm going to be looking into all the things you've just suggested :D Thumbnails, user moderation and all.. also..I look at all the files and the folder is scanned for viruses everytime something is uploaded. Also Everything is backed up everyday so incase it goes down.

    Thanks. Chris

  6. Polorix: This is the web server administrator's fault. I assume you're not the administrator. So, E-Mail your hoster, and tell them to shut PHP errors off in php.ini, as this is a brutal security hole for *all* sites hosted by them. They will (hopefully) know the details.

  7. Looks very nice, but you could use some images with random distorted text for confirmation so you can get rid of any bots. Also, please make it a little more secure than the BMR was...

  8. Nice, thanks for the heads-up Chris :)

    looks like Polorix has some nice features, but I've been using MediaFire for a little while now and I couldn't be happier. It's got an unlimited file size and no bandwidth restrictions. No account required and it's fast as heck too... take a look at

    Thanks again!

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