Last Sunday, Blender developer Nathan Letwory [JesterKing] has become the proud father of a son, Rasmus. He was born on 15:55 in Turku, Finland, weighed 3680g and was 51cm long. Both mother and Rasmus are doing great; Nathan is already growing extra muscles from carrying and comforting the baby.
Welcome, Rasmus! Please *do* leave your father a little time to finish the pyNodes :)
oh man! Congrats!
I have 4 children and I can't wait to have more.
Have fun with your new one :)
Congratulations with your Son!
ooohhhhh, really cute, congrats ^_^
Congratulations Nathan. When the time comes hook him up with Blender. :)\/
Do you have a tutorial on how you "created" this baby?
OH. Congrats. IÂ´m getting married in 66 days, and after that I might add another family member within a few years. Congrats again.
Nathan, All the best. Don't forget to take enough pictures and videos since they change so much (esp. in the first months). My son just turned 4(months) and my world (and time-schedule) changed big time. Again, congrats to you and your little family.
Congratulations again, Nathan! Such a sweet boy!
I with Nam. I want a tutorial on how to make one!
Nah jkin, congrats man!
PS: Do you know the average cost of child for age 0 to 18 is about $250,000(AUD*)... thats â‚¬153,707 in Euro.
O well, you can sleep again in a year or 6 :)
Hmm, a new blender head :)
Congrats to all the family ;)
Hey! I once saw a video tutorial on making these!! (was not Blender related though....)
I didn't knew Jesterking was Sago's daddy 0:)
Congratulations man... Good name as well ;)
All the best for you, the mother and little Rasmus. :-)
Best wishes to you and your family Nathan!!
Health and hapiness are my wishes!
Great use of subsurface scattering!
Hey, congratulations from Hamburg.
Surly a new (future-) blender-user.......
Best wishes to you and your woman.
Congratulations to you and your newly extended family Nathan!
Also congratulations from my side, Nathan!
Congratulations from Berlin, Nathan!
I have two childs and i love them but they are real time killers :)
Best wishes to your wife/girlfriend and Rasmus!
Congratulations!!! welcome Rasmus!
Congrats to you and your wife!
I wish you a lot of fun with him!
So when does he learn to model? ;)
Congratulations! My first child was born to me only 3 months ago, and I have never lost a wink of sleep. Maybe just lucky... Well good luck to you and your wonderful wife, I know you will love it! Just give all your support to your wife, and don't forget to sterilize those darn bottles. Congratulations once again!
Hey congratulation! And welcome to the world Rasmus :D Did you know that Rasmus also is a danish name? :)
Wire, please! Sweet modeling...!
How I envy you!
I'd do that all over again believe me: who needs sleep anyway?
Live that to the fullest, do not cheat yourself of one second of that extraordinary experience.
Conratulations on your new little miracle. Babies are the most wonderful gift you will ever receive. Enjoy it all you can.
Happy birthday Rasmus! :)
Congrats to Nathan and your wife. I wish you many happy times :)
oh, that's a very good cooperative project! better than elephant's dream!
and... thank you for sharing... your joy!
Big congrats Nathan, to you and your family! Knowing the generous care and attention that you put into your work and into Blender, I'm sure he'll turn out just great! Better stock up on some of that strong black Finnish coffee though, for the weary mornings ahead :)
Wish all the best!
congratz!!!! What does it do? o_0
Rock on! Congratulations, kids are a tremendous amount of fun. I have 4 now and number 5 is due in a few weeks.
Buy stock in diaper companies.
Oh great, that's all the world needs is another scons user!
Just kidding, and congratulations!
waay! a new blenderhead :D
Congratulations from sweblend :) please show him all those replys when he is older ;)
sleepless nights await for you 8-)
I have little brother and sister. Fun fun.
Like people have already said, sleepless nights ahead!
Good luck. Home he learns a nice sleep pattern early, for your sake...and for blender's sake XD
I never had sleepless nights with any of my 4 children. They all slept through the night.
Wow!!!Congrats homie!!!!The pynodes can wait.This is your best work yet Nathan:)
I can imagine his first three words:
Congratulations man! :)
Thank you all for your support! I've been the last few days every day with both of them at the hospital - hopefully they will be home soon. The boy is great (and so is his mother!).
Photos and video are shot all the time. For the video I'll be using Blender to edit it (ffmpeg is handy here) so I can burn our own DVD's :)
The SSS was very easy, just make baby, it is integrated. Same for the very nice sculpting, particle effects (hair), cloth and softbody collision is autoenabled when you dress the baby. There is even constraints like copy-to, floor, and some sort of self-learning AI that controls the armature. Muscle bulge is done very well, too, skin seems to deform just like it should. As a nice extra, it comes with a powerful mustard generator.
I made a similair model 4 years ago, it's still giving me sleepless nights!
but can we see a wireframe...amazing render! excellent use of sss
a biiiiig congratulations jesterking!
nice to see a new blenderhead around!
Congratulations Jesterking or can I say, van harte gefeliciteert :P ? Also a really cool name for the baby, did you ever thought about what Rasmus means in Norway?, I thought it was quite funny meaning. :)
Wow!! Nine months to render! Incredible realism!
teach him blender right away!
A BIG *congratulations* from Denmark!
Another successful compile!
Congratulations from Berlin!!!
Congrats, Nathan!:-) Man, I've got to get me one of those..
Name him blender...ok ok... what about Blendy ?
you gotta love those mustard generators...
Congratulations! Having kids is the best thing on earth. PyNodes can wait ^_^
Onneksi olkoon! TerveisiÃ¤ turkuun :)
Congratulations! Greetings to Turku :)
Congrats indeed!(make sure the little guy knows hes code/topology tho ;)
Now that I call photorealistic. But without a wireframe, I think it is a fake :)
Nevermind, big congratulations Nathan. My son turns 8yrs soon, kids grow to fast man. I still can remember how I cut the cord, and not much longer he won't wanna play with daddy anymore. Enjoy every minute you can, even when they are stressfull times.
Best wishes to all of you
Congratulations on the new baby!
Also, thanks for all that you do for the Blender community. We really do appreciate the time you and all of the developers, testers, etc... contribute.
Congratulations for a new blenderhead and a new dad! :)
Congrats. My third came about 6 months ago and there is nothing like fatherhood. It does make me wish blender didn't rely so heavily on two handed operation, however. It's hard to blend when holding a baby.
Congratulations Nathan! Make sure not to rush on the pyNodes pal. But it'd be lovely if they'd finish!
Take care! You, the mother and ofcourse lil' Rasmus!
Congratulations Nathan and your wife as well of course.
About all the people saying, make sure he becomes a blenderhead and such:
sorry I disagree with all of you. Let Rasmus choose for himself, you'll be proud of him regardless.....
There's still another world out there, a green world with real trees and grass and such. If you'd have to "make sure" of something, I'd say make sure he knows about those things and learns to appreciate them.
Computers are to easy to be sucked into.
But when he's a little older, do let him know a whoooole lot of people around here welcomed him into this world.
He's welcome here anytime.
Wow just think. This could be the one who grew up with blender and became better than Andy by age 10!
I agree with the other guy - he will surely become a blender head someday ... so start planning now
... I know ... how about start him with BlendPy scripting .... sounds great uhh ?
Might make a new captain for Montreal's Canadiens xD!!
Your baby looks amazing nathan!
I very happy for you!
Congratulation for your best 3D-model-project with lifetimesupport!!!
looks great!!! good time and health!!!
Â¡Â¡Â¡ congratulations Â¡Â¡Â¡Â¡ your baby is very beautiful
first thing i thought when I see the pic: beautiful SSS :D
I am sure you are super excited!
@Jonn - Considering that jesterPrince turned two on the 15th of April, yes, I was very superexcited, and I still am :)