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New Headers Selected, Header Rotator Added

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After last week's call for a new header we received almost 30 submissions! I've picked the 10 best and added them to the site.

All of them? Yes! Several people have suggested rotating through the header images automatically, so I've added this function to the site. Instead of displaying a new image with each pageview though, I've chosen to display a new image every day. That should make browsing faster and I think it's a bit easier on the eyes.

To see the 'winners', see below! (Oh, and adding new images is a breeze, so keep 'em coming!)

Eradicor:

MP:

knekke:

Dion Moult:

Kubeczek77:

ROUBAL:

lile:

tatasoka:

deathblood:

Rigoberto Ortega:

Dalai Felinto:

About 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.

57 Comments

  1. @JSG: yeah, I saw it but found it a little bland with all the blue..

    @Gustav: certainly! I'll do that later, first let's enjoy the new ones.

  2. It's good to know it won't load an image every page load because I get crazy of all those image rotators that display a new image every page load. Not because of the images I have to download but because of the chaos it creates. I've once seen a website with a very confusing image rotator.

  3. I think I fixed it now. All I have to do is wait for it to pop up again.
    It was rated X instead of G.
    (like my 'A' avatar is adult content :P, yeah right)

  4. Nice harvest :D
    Congratulation for the winners and hurray for the BlenderNation staff for the rotatiminator ! (rotator would have been to simple to write)

  5. Sorry for double posting, but another suggestion...

    Suppose a headhunter goes to Blendernation and is wowed by the header...

    Maybe there should be a link with more details... an "about our header" link with contact info or portfolio/personal website (if not kept private) in case someone is looking for people to hire.

    If potential employers just had to click on the header to have the info...

    Don't know if it could or should be done ? :p

  6. Great headers! I especially like Kubeczek77's entry.

    Just remember folks, "alot" is NOT one word. The same goes for "noone." What is that, midday?

  7. ¡Woooooohhhooo! My header is there too, I feel very very happy for this… because I am new in the use of blender. really this is a great incentive for my to continue learning and improving in the use of this huge tool.

    Thanks to all!

  8. I love that MP's submission made it in. One of the best of the blender artists and his simplest work ever for the cube challenge made the cut. Pure awesome. Bunch of great submissions though definitely like Lile's the most. Those eyes are captivating.

  9. @ray: I guess you are right. Seems to be a Datura... I modeled it after a picture a friend gave me, thinking it was some sort of lily.... I didn't mean to do a drug commercial, would have done some fungies instead.... ;)

  10. This is nice. Keeping the quality and also having some variety. Love Deathblood's characters!

    I do have to say that I dig Ecks' lightbulb2.

  11. My header has been picked for a Sunday.. how am i supposed to boast about it in front of my collegues?? At least i took a screenshot *sigh*

  12. @Tynach: indeed! I'm pulling it for now.

    @Eradicador: can you please re-check the background color of your banner and email it to me? (bart @ this site)

  13. Today is my kodak moment :)

    I think this is the first work in BGE to compose a blendernation header, right?
    This is a screen direct from the game, no post-production on it.

    I didn't put my name because there are other people in the team that also have a part in this job.
    Some of then: Mike Pan, Pinuja (modeler), and all the team from the first phase of the project.

  14. @Dalai: yeah, the script is still a work in progress. I had to make a few minor changes to it which caused it to restart. I'm still figuring out how to add new headers to it without screwing up the existing order, so you may see another few hickups :) To answer your question: it's supposed to show only one image per day.

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