Here's another handful of items about recent appearance of Blender in the international media: a Blender article in Playboy magazine, a famous Blender user on Digg.com, some videoblogging and the appearance of a short bit of Blender on American national television.
Ed Hubbard wrote:
Did you see your article in Playboy, latest November Issue on Page 205...very well done, and led me to seek out your site.
As of about 10:20PM, Tuesday night, effstop's(Colin Levy) "Suburban Plight" made it to the front page of Digg. His website's been Dugg, need I say more?
Maybe something for your news: Blender on tho Anigen 14 Video-Blog (StudioArtFX).
A friend of mine has been working in blender for a few years now and now it has paid off. He may have only gotten about 3 sec. of Fame but it will be shown on ABC. It is about how blonde hair is hard to make in 3D. Check it out.
blender in playboy? i thought playboy was an american magazine featuring lightly dressed ladies. Blender is sexy of course, but still....
oh come on after real women IMO blender is the sexiest thing in existance >.
Or maybe a blenderhead did make a buxom chick with pixels. LIke the one Maxim did for Final Fantasy ;)
Although you can't exclude the hypothesis that they might have a picture of Ton Roosendal in speedo on the central poster page. Remind me of Guido van Rossum and Python. And he is dutch too :)
Anigen 14 Videoblog (http://www.studioartfx.com/webpage6/ANIGEN/E3017227-D8C7-49EF-AB6C-9F7826DEC448.html)
= Broken Link!
If I click on it, Firefox 2.0 as well as Internet Explorer 7 shhuts down. No Error message, but in both browsers a message, if I want to send the makers of the Browser a message, what is wrong... :(
Plz check this.
@madmike: who is he?
@Kram1032: the link works fine in both browsers for me. The page uses embedded quicktime, maybe there's an issue with the quicktime installation on your system?
Incidently, I'm the guy who MadMike wrote about. It's a silly little animation I did for testing out Blender's hair strand rendering.
The 3 seconds of Blender footage is the swinging blond hair at the very end of the story. You can get the .blend and YouTube rendition at:
not so silly brian, thanks for the blend, i think i will need it soon, blondy hair.
I missed that issue of Playboy. Can someone mail me one?
Well, they always said guys read Playboy just for the articles.. ;D
I read somewhere that blender was used on the History Channel all the time, for Modern Marvels. I think it was the wikipedia blender entry, iirc
What language playboy? American? Dutch? UK? Perhaps from Barts private collection?
(PS: MOTAS has new levels and level 16 features.... Blender ;)
@Logan: the US edition :)
I got a hold of a copy of the November 2006 issue of Playboy in pdf form, in its entirety, ads and all, and it's only got 186 pages and I don't see anything about Blender. What's the deal? This is the US edition. It's the one with a cover feature on Girls of the Hawaiian Tropic.