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One Year Ago on BlenderNation


  • Linux vs. Windows
    In this corner, weighing in with NTFS, Microsoft's flagship product, Windows XP! And in this corner, weighing in with ext3, staying the course with open source, Linux! Who will be victorious in the battle of the decade, nay, the century! MPAN3 pits them together to see who renders the fastest.

  • Ton Roosendaal Leaves Blender Development, Gets Offer of $2.4M from Autodesk
    Today some rather shocking news came in. I just returned from my vacation and had a phone call with Ton to hear how things went with the Elephants Dream premiere. It didn't quite go as I expected…
  • CG Tutorials
    The founders of 3DKingdom have launched The site has several tutorials for Blender as well as other popular 3D related programs.
  • Kerkythea v1.3.02 is out!
    Since Yafray development seems to be frozen anyone got interested in finding a good external GI renderer to be used as a real alternative; actually there are a few options, most of them are in a early stage of development, only two of them are good for production level: the first is Pov-Ray, which can be used with Blender 2.41 thanks to RCRuiz's custom builds, the second one, which I'm using in my daily workflow, is Kerkythea, a commercial quality renderer which boasts a straightforward standalone GUI and different GI solvers.
  • BlenderCE: alpha version available
    A new version of the Blender PocketPC porting is available on the BlenderCE Blog, now modelling, texturing, lightning, rendering, animating, the raytracer and the radiosity solver are backed in, what's more load/save operations are finally possible.
  • Elephants Dream premiere
    So where's the report on the Elephants Dream premiere you ask? Truth be told none of us could be there; I was in the plane on my way to my vacation and the other BlenderNation editors simply live too far away. Our designated reporter who did go has gone missing off the face of the earth after the event. I guess the afterparty was THAT good :) No worries though; many reports have already appeared on the web. I'll give an overview of them here.

About the Author

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.


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