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Feathers McGraw's Dancing Hair


hair.jpgWe always try to find really cool Blender outwork for you and the other gazillion BlenderNation readers out there. But yesterday, I ran into dodgydavec's 'Feathers McGraw's Dancing Hair'. It's an animation gone very wrong and I couldn't stop laughing out loud when I saw it!

Dave writes:

Playing about with the development version of Blender which has a nice new partical hair system. So, I added some nice new partical hair to my nice new penguin model. And it went, well, a little bit wrong.

I applaud dodgydavec for posting his blooper on YouTube. I'm curious - what's YOUR best/worst Blender blooper?

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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. @Big Fan: not according to his own comment - I added it to the post.

    @Mason, Dread Knight - please read the post, this isn't meant as a sample of shining Blender art but rather a call for bloopers. Remember the Shrek extras with the exploding Donkey hair? That kind of thing.

  2. Oh yeah, it immediately reminded me of the shrek extras, haha!
    Too bad I haven't saved any of those render surprises.
    Displacement maps are my personal favorite so far, I often get landscapes with really sharp spikes or other strange deformations...

  3. :D Always nice to see the struggle of the better animators. Keeps my spirit high in times where i can't just get it right.

    LOTR also has a blooper section where Gollem animations go wrong.

  4. Of all the things to end up on blendernation for! Hahaha. Thanks, Bart :D I hope we get to see lots of bloopers here. Maybe I should have post Feathers with a flipper in a power socket. I could-a gotten away with it too. I it wasn't for those meddling kids.

  5. reminds me of some of the cuts from Shrek - theres some bloopers on how they made the hair for the donkey - nice touch, it doesn't always need to be serious here on BN :)

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