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Weekend Fun: Cube Modeling Challenge


Sterling Roth [mexicoxican]started a challenge over at Blender Artists: what can you make with just 10 cuboid shapes? This very limiting rule is opening up a *lot* of creativity.

The rules are simple:

  • use only cuboid shapes, you can scale them to long sticks, or squash them to flat boards, just keep them rectangular(or square) .
  • use 10 or less cubes.
  • the ground plane is free
  • you can rotate them any way you'd like, but they cannot intersect each other.
  • default grey materials only.
  • keep the lighting generic, AO and soft lights are fine.


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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. ha! I just finished the blender f1 challenge. this sounds interesting!
    too bad my creativity starts at 11 cubes...

    I like the cuboid Suzanne!

  2. Fun stuff, but the Blender developers must be wondering : "Why should we implement NURBS, Subd, F-gons if they are having a world of fun with 10 cubes..."

    :p j/k that is a great exercise...

  3. This is very fun! :-) hope to see more entries.

    Reminds me of old good times when i had a community and someone posted a cube challenge. rule where just one cube + materials xD

  4. RC3 is the last RC (RC4 for Win32 is identical to RC3 for other platforms), so you will NOT get RC5 tomarrow. However, you MIGHT get the final release.

    I made Dalekubes!

  5. I think this challenge is only to make some statistics to see if people is able to understand simple rules...

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