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Reaching Out


Awesome artwork by Soenke Maeter from Germany. Soenke writes:

I created this one for the BWC2008. The composition is something i payed special attention to. It's rendered with Blender2.47 internal render and some postpro with Photoshop.

(Click on the thumbnail to enlarge). Original threads on CGSociety and BlenderArtists.

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.


  1. I was hoping it wasn't the ToB to avoid any religious or political debates on the BN site. I don't think it will escalate to that, but what was just my concern. I remember a few weeks back there was a post about Microsoft asking something of the Blender Fnd (and I didn't follow the post too well), but the following day, after hundreds of comments, the BN moderator closed the post because people took it too far. It's like the whole Mac vs. PC thing - WHO CARES! Use whatever platform works for you and move on. Anyway, getting off topic; I think the artwork is good regardless.

  2. Blendin 4 Jesus on

    Awesome image! I followed this one since he started it and yes, it is meant to be the ToB. But not in a religious sense I think.

  3. I don't think an symbolic reference to ancient reflections of historical artifacts would cause any religious or political strife.

  4. I haven't seen anything this detailed in a long time. Sincerely sensational are the descriptive words that come to mind.

    On a different note.... Bart could we please get a Blendernation favicon?

  5. if resembles babel tower, could be more about separation of humans, more than other implications.. maybe the birds wanting to reach out of that situation? Outstanding work.

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