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Quicklinks - Blender in the Media


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, 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.

Timothy wrote:

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?

RedSharky wrote:

Maybe something for your news: Blender on tho Anigen 14 Video-Blog (StudioArtFX).

MadMike wrote:

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.

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  1. blender in playboy? i thought playboy was an american magazine featuring lightly dressed ladies. Blender is sexy of course, but still....

  2. 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 :)

  3. @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?

  4. 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

  5. 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.

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