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Blender entry wins first prize in clipart contest


ooo_book_002.pngTrevor has won the first prize ($750!) in the 'Clipart and Draw' contest with a clipart library of over 130 images, all made in Blender.

Trevor writes: was holding a clipart design contest in which I was the lucky recipient of the top placing. The reason I am notifying you is that all the images were modeled and rendered in Blender3D.

The clipart 'gallery' seems a little unorganized to me at the moment but here are the links to the winners list and my winning clipart collection:

It would be great if you published this which would in-turn raise awareness of future OOo competitions. I plan to in the future post all the models on a website for free download and use.

His collection is a nicely designed, consistent set of cartoon-rendered images and I'm sure many people can put them to good use. While the images aren't the usual slick, uber-3d graphics, I'm impressed both with the quality and the quantity of his work!

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. Well done! Its dam silly but I would never think of Blender for clip Art, I suppose I have too many years of 'Word' clip art in my head! Bring on the icons!!

  2. Congratulations to Trevor !
    I downloaded your icons and there looking great - Good Job !
    And like my grandma said: .... don´t drop all that money at once out of the window
    , save it for bad times.....Yes, grandma i love you too .... ;-)

  3. Congratulations to Trevor !
    Good Job - I like this stuff.
    And like my grandma said:.... don´t drop that money out of the window, save it for bad times...
    .... yes, Grandma i love you too..... ;-)

  4. Impressive work! Congratulations !

    It's a very nice collection. I have almost never played with cartoon shading... This work shows me that I should give it an eye. The result is amazing.

  5. @Alexander: No.
    Clipart are premade illustratrions or graphic elements that you can use free of charge and royalty.
    Although it's more common to see scalable artwork as cliparts (corel, MS office), it isn't a condition.

  6. Perhaps one day, Trevor might concede to release his clipart library in a .blend file, then you can render them any size you want.

    In the meantime, that's a fantastic job and a well deserved prize.

  7. Hmm, hasn't open office got some brief 3d-tools? Maybe it would be an idea, to make it possible for it to import .obj (or .blend!?), then these wonderful cliparts could be rotated/scaled! Well, we don't know what OOo looks like in some years :)

  8. By then, it would have to integrate Blender into its core or as a plugin so that it will be able to render those files the way Blender does (e.g. with cartoon shading, etc.). You see, with free software like Blender3D and this type of daydreaming is actually possible. ;P Hoooray for freedom!

  9. rgdfhdfhdryerztetz on

    The images could be rendered to a big format (1000x1000).

    And then vectorized with Inkscape's build-in vectorizer.

    A render to svg in render formats options would be nice.

    Blender in OpenOfficeorg?
    Why not integrating it as an overlay window in OOo documents would be pretty efficient.
    (Easier and faster than adding blender in OOo core.)

    ODF (Primary format for OOo) has OLE-objects.
    The .blend file could be handled as an OLE-object.

    When viewing the ODF document with the .blend file.
    OOo would start up (call) blender when opening. And render the space where the .blend is shown in the document.

    To finish it off, when closing leaving an image on that place.
    Thus programs without knowledge of blender could just show that image.

    Interesting possibilities.

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